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  • 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
  • MSRP: 29.95
  • Running time: 60
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Milk Money

Milk Money Vol. #1

By Chris Beveridge     October 16, 2005
Release Date: October 25, 2005

Milk Money Vol. #1
© Kitty Media

What They Say
Get ready for some liquid love! To relieve herself to the pain of her unsuckled mother's milk, she takes a job as a wet-nurse. But she is abruptly dismissed when she is found to be too attached to her young charge. . . Years later, Kyoko tells her teenaged daughter Marika that she breast-fed one of her classmates, a boy named Toji. Intrigued, Marika approaches Toji, and brings him home for dinner. Kyoko and Toji's passion for each other is reignited, while Marika can't get her new big brother out of her head. Discovering the truth about Toji and Kyoko, Marika demands that Toji choose between them. Little does she know that her mother has a way of becoming violently jealous. . .

The Review!
What's a woman with big breasts to do? How about a once and future wet nurse?

For our primary viewing session, we listened to this show in its original language of Japanese. The show has a very basic stereo mix where the bulk of the dialogue is very much center channel based and with hardly any noticeable directionality while the stereo channels are pretty much reserved for the music and some ambient effects. The English track is pretty much in the same boat from what we sampled of it. Dialogue is clean and clear throughout and we had no problems with dropouts or distortions during regular playback.

Originally released in 2004, the transfer for this series is presented in its original full frame aspect ratio. The show has a fairly decent look to it but it's not one of the higher quality visual series and the materials do show that. The transfer for the show looks good overall though there is a fair bit of aliasing throughout it which is the only main issue that crops up. Colors look decent if uninspired, shading and lighting is minimal but the colors maintain a mostly solid feel throughout. The shows openings and endings are left in tact with a brief translated scrawl afterwards for the credits. I was amused that English was spelled Englesh however in the copyright section.

If there's ever an award for honest in advertising contest, this title is definitely a contender. With a shot of Kyoko laying on the tiled floor in some of her lingerie, she's holding onto her massive breasts which have wildly flowing rivers of milk coming from them. It's like a couple of gallons exploded and her breasts are most definitely more than a handful. The back cover is split down the middle with the left half showing a more realistic shot of Kyoko in a state of undress while the right side has the summary of the premise and a few choice shots from it. The discs production information is pretty much tossed out the window here but we do get a basic technical summary. No insert is included nor is there a reverse side cover.

The main menu has a close-up shot of Kyoko with her breasts practically exploding milk as she tries to lap it up while the background is just indistinct colored tiles, all of this set to the instrumental end song for almost a minute. The layout is cutely done with the navigation along the bottom hung by chains with arrows pointing to them. Access times are nice and fast and the layout, simple as it is, is very easy to navigate and get around in. The disc correctly read our players' language presets as well.


Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
An entry from the Vanilla Series, Milk Money takes a dip into the genre that the fans of lactation enjoy the most. With large breasts, flowing milk and some serious nanny worship going on here, it's a nurse show without the nurses themselves as it's all about wet-nursing. Oh my poor eyes…

The central character of this two episode OVA series is Kyoko, a woman in her thirties whose had a bit of a rough life and it's really messed her up. Back when she was young and pregnant, she was involved in a car accident that caused her to lose the baby. But instead of making the situation a complete loss, she took on the job of a wet nurse for a baby named Toji and breast fed him. Though she lost her own baby, she was pregnant again soon enough and gave birth to a girl named Marika. Now years later, Marika's a full grown young woman and living with her mother while Toji has left his parents with whom he doesn't get along with and lives in a fairly messy apartment.

His life changes when Marika finds out what her mother did when she was younger and discovers that Toji is in her school. She takes him on as a brother of sorts, a milk brother, and the two become pretty good friends and along the way she falls in love with him. Toji's a decent enough guy, doesn't take advantage of anyone and in general is a good enough guy. He does get that Marika's interested in him but he's not sure about bringing that into his life so he keeps her at a bit of a distance even as close as they get. Marika's finally able to get him to come visit at her house though and bringing him back into the life of his "nanny" at long last.

That's the mistake though and while Marika tries to seduce him properly when he visits, it's Kyoko that manages to bed Toji and he's extremely compliant as he has that sensation of being back where he was when he was little but taking it all the further. Marika eventually manages to seduce him as well once she finds out that her mother has been bedding him but when Kyoko finds out about this she takes things into a strange Reservoir Dogs like realm. In between all the nastiness that happens between mother and daughter there's a fair amount of sex going on as Kyoko has a dungeon in her house where she tries to ensure that Toji is beholden only to her. There's some side plot material about a missing boy that comes into play and the background gets expanded on what Kyoko was like as a younger woman, all of which explains part of what's like now, but in the end it's all just creepy in its own way no matter what.

The character designs for the show are pretty decent but nothing exceptional. Kyoko obviously plays up the needed large breasts which are of course the main focus of things so she gets plenty of goods in that area and about half the time they aren't all that overwhelming. But when they start having appliances hooked up to them and become the main focus they do get pretty big. Marika, though her daughter, doesn't have the same ample features and that's good since she's a pretty good looking character otherwise. Toji's fairly average but his character isn't exactly a stud but he's not a milksop either. The animation for these episodes is pretty decent and there are some obviously good scenes throughout here but otherwise it's a fairly standard show.

In Summary:
Milk Money isn't a title that really appeals since I don't care for the oversized breasts or the entire lactating thing. Things go even a bit further into unwelcome territory with the whole nanny aspect of the characters. The dub plays it even more loose and comical with lots of added dialogue that makes it even less fun in the end. For those that do find it appealing, this release will be right up your alley as it's decently done and problem free. For everyone else, it's probably something easily avoided just based on the cover artwork alone or something you'll want to try if it piques your interest. For me, it's a sizeable pass.

Japanese 2.0 Language,English 2.0 Language,English Subtitles

Review Equipment
Panasonic PT50LC13 50" LCD RP HDTV, Zenith DVB-318 Progressive Scan codefree DVD player via DVI, Sony STR-DE835 DD/DTS receiver, Monster component cable and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.


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