Medical Humiliation (of 1) (Mania.com)
Review Date: Monday, February 26, 2007
Release Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2007
What They Say
Working his way up the chain of command among the female hospital staff, one patient gets down and dirty with some very willing nurses.
For our primary viewing session, we listened to this show in its original language of Japanese. It and the English language track are done in a simple stereo mix that doesn't have much in the way of directionality but does a good job of providing a solid forward soundstage mix. With it being like most adult releases, the dialogue and screams come through clean and clear while the music is straightforward. The English language mix does a good job of not going far off the original script and keeps to a generally reference free script. We didn't have any problems with dropouts or distortions during regular playback.
Originally released in 2005, the transfer for this two part OVA series is presented in its original full frame aspect ratio. The masters for this look to be in good shape as we get unaltered material here with this decent quality production. Without too many corners being cut, the look and feel of the show has a solid presentation to it with clean colors, some very vibrant moments and fluid animation for the most part. Some of the backgrounds showcase a bit of aliasing to them with some busy lines, such as night time building exteriors, but the majority of the show is in good shape. The actual sex scenes are obviously the better animated parts and they have a bright and active look to them that avoids any seriously noticeable noise or blocking.
The front cover is a cute piece of Sarina in her outfit with it coming off around her in places while the background has various charts up against the light. With the bandage and red crosses on it they go for the obvious but the appeal is there in Sarina with her detailed uniform. The back cover showcases some more very detailed artwork along with a few shots from the show. The summary is done up on a piece of scrap paper while the bottom portion has the usual production information and technical grid. No insert is included with this release.
The menu uses a gorgeous looking piece of artwork of Sarina leaning over that's taken from behind. I don't recall on previous releases from Kitty whether they had softened nudity in the menus but they don't here as she's quite perky. And wet. With a bit of soft lilting instrumental music it has a very relaxing but stimulating feeling. Access times are nice and fast and the disc got part of our player presets right. It played Japanese for the audio fine but the subtitles, which are not labeled, defaulted to sign/song and even those didn't turn active.
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
The torrent of medical oriented adult anime shows continues with Medical Humiliation. While the show has the most paper thin of plots " when it remembers to have a plot " it does open up with one of the most laughable scenes in recent memory. Watching one of the women taking a stick of butter and " off camera mind you " lubing herself up with it so her big dog can lick it off is unlike a lot of other shows brought over. That has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the show but it certainly catches your attention at the start.
The show revolves around a hospital where the various women that work inside (male doctors? Heresy!) are just very sexual creatures. Every little nook and crannie that they can find some privacy in, they're there finding new ways to get off on their own. This changes with the arrival of a young man who was wandering around the hospital dazed and confused. He comes up with some crackpot story that gets him admission for a bit as a temporary janitor but he's going to be closely watched. The entire push for him to get this job is done by one of the popular nurses named Sarina.
Once Ryuki gets a private moment with Sarina as she's showing him the janitorial shed, he starts his real mission of dominating all the women on the staff. One by one he works his way through them, sometimes by force such as with Sarina at first. Sometimes it's the women coming to him as they see him having sex and end up getting caught up in all of it. Other times it's just his way of being able to push himself on them. What's most amusing is that apparently, like most other adult shows of this nature, Ryuki is just that good at sex that every woman he has sex with end up becoming his slave. They're so completely satisfied in ways that they never have been before that they'll toss away everything in order to please him.
The plot of the show is basically a bookend to the storyline as we get a bit at the beginning and then the truth at the end. Everything in the middle is Ryuki taking new women down until he gets up to the hospital director. So as an essentially plotless show with a wholly amusing ending, Medical Humiliation is basically a long string of sex scenes with nurses. These scenes are actually quite good for the most part since the character designs are attractive and the animation is good. There isn't a lot in the way of really twisted scenes though these are rough and aggressive so there is generally something enjoyable here but depending on what kind of material you like this may be a bit on the extreme side. It's less than a lot of other shows but still more than some of the lighter more comedy oriented series.
Medical Humiliation doesn't really have a lot going for it in the plot department but it is made up of some fun aggressive sex among attractive characters. There's even some good girl on girl material here though it's more of a three way than anything else. While this isn't a title that's high on my hentai hot list, it was a fun enough way to pass an hour after watching far more story oriented shows dripping with emotion. This one simply had drippings. Though it may be the phrase to use with most adult shows, if you don't go in with any expectations and have a wide range of tastes in the sexual arena, you might find something good here.
Japanese 2.0 Language,English 2.0 Language,English Subtitles
Panasonic PT50LC13 50" LCD RP HDTV, Toshiba HD-A1 Progressive Scan HD DVD player via HDMI -> DVI with upconversion set to 1080i, Sony STR-DE835 DD/DTS receiver, Monster component cable and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.
Mania Grade: B-
Audio Rating: B+
Video Rating: B+
Packaging Rating: B+
Menus Rating: B+
Extras Rating: N/A
Age Rating: 18 & Up
Region: 1 - North America
Released By: Kitty Media
Running time: 60
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
Series: Medical Humiliation