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- Audio Rating: B
- Video Rating: C+
- Packaging Rating: B+
- Menus Rating: B-
- Extras Rating: C
- Age Rating: 18 and Up
- Region: 1 - North America
- Released By: Adult Source Media
- MSRP: 24.95
- Running time: 60
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Disc Resolution: 480i/p
- Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
- Series: My First Time
My First Time
My First Time DVD Review
By Chris Beveridge
May 24, 2010
Release Date: April 20, 2010
My First Time
© Adult Source Media
The first time can happen only once, but with this kind of show you can watch that once over and over across multiple partners.
What They Say
There are some things in life a girl never forgets.
Her first dress....Her first day away at college....Her first love....Oh yea, let's not forget, Her first Fuck!
"I want my first time to be special", is a thought that resonates within every girls mind, but a thought which soon turns to, "Oh my,that feels so good, please sir, may I have another?"
Turn on your voyeuristic side, sit back and get ready to enjoy the hottest animated virgins get their cherries popped and learn the ways and wonders of the human body. Once they let loose,there is no turning back.Featuring 10 Sex Scenes. And for good measure, we've even added a MILF seduction!
The audio presentation for this release is done with a single language mix as we get the English track in stereo encoded at 192kbps. Wit the show focusing more on the actual adult action rather than a whole lot of dialogue, the mix is pretty basic and encoding itself isn't a surprise nor is the end result. It’s certainly not bad or problematic, but it lacks anything other than throwing the material out the center channel and letting it all hang out there. Dialogue is clean and clear, which is good since many scenes are just stills, and it’s free of problems so you can enjoy the aural experience.
The transfer for this show is presented in its original full frame aspect ratio. The sixty minute feature is made up of several different shows so there’s a different look and quality of materials to be had here. There’s a mix of traditionally animated material here and some digital animation material as well so there’s obviously differences between the two. The older material looks decent but it has a rougher feel and the backgrounds tend to be noisier. The newer scenes tend to be a lot cleaner and with few problems overall outside of some mild noise during panning sequences. Some cross coloration creeps in as well but is fairly minimal overall, especially in comparison to the line noise when it comes to the older clips. Colors are generally good and there’s a mostly solid feel to the bulk of it. The disparity in the materials is pretty obvious and a little off-putting at times and some of the older stuff just doesn’t hold up well in general.
Though it’s not one of their juiced up covers with its more attractive style, I really like this cover as it uses one of the more attractive girls from the show as its center piece. With her standing along the left half with lots of big red hearts behind her along the top, it’s very soft and inviting in a very good way. There are a few kisses from within the show used in the background a well which adds to the romantic aspect of it all. The back cover lets you know that as romantic as it might be, it is all about the sex as we see multiple couples going at it with plenty of nudity showing. The summary is a bit more than some other ones recently as it tries to play up the firsts a bit and it’s kind of nicely done. The remainder is given over to the basic technical bits and some logos. The cover is reversible, though it’s only the back cover that’s really any different, as it adds the non-graphic material of one of the girls.
The menu for this release avoids how things have been done across many Adult Source Media releases by not using any of the artwork from the cover as its center piece or setting it off to the side. What we get is a series of pulsing reds in the center and a big pink layered background where along the bottom we have the navigation. There’s a big push on the romantic and matters of the heart here as it’s not your typical title and this works well for setting up the atmosphere for the show. Navigation is straightforward and easy to use and submenus load quickly and without problem. With this being a monolingual release, player presets aren’t a problem at all.
The only extra included in here is a nearly two minute slideshow (animated) of scenes from the feature to some hard rocking music that makes it all go by very fast, though it is a short loop of music.
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
With the latest clip show from Adult Source Media, the theme is all about first times and that’s something that they can manipulate easily enough with clips. With this release, we get several stories that are generally a bit more on the pleasant side, or if you prefer, consensual for the most part. That’s a huge difference in the world of hentai admittedly but having clips of this nature definitely helps after watching some of the less than savory material recently in their release of Bound To Please. Sadly, similar to other clip shows that they’ve been bringing out, Adult Source Media has done this one in dub only form as well so no Japanese voices to go with this, which is certainly the appeal to a number of fans. Who wants to listen to Western women enjoy themselves?
The variety here is pretty good as it works across both older shows and more recent titles, i.e. things out at the beginning of the decade, where we have the mix of traditionally animated material and digitally animated material. Both have their appeal, but similar to other clip show releases, what we’re getting here tends to be of the budget variety to some extent and not all that engaging. The concept of first times is generally nicely done here as we see the men wooing their women and one or two stories actually taking a little bit of time with dialogue and atmosphere before getting down to the bedroom. Some of the material is familiar though as we have the tutor and student clip that we also saw in Sexual Education here. Some of the older clips were very reminiscent of the designs that we saw in Cool Devices years ago with the character designs and the kinds of situations feeling that way.
The various situations are overall very nicely done. There’s nothing that hits an extreme here as we get mostly semi-romantic pieces that avoid any kind of serious drama. Some of it, such as the repeated clip, almost don’t fit into the overall theme of it where it’s trying to be more appealing to a wider audience. There’s no nasty material or angry men running about, though they did see fit to include a first time lesbian scene as well as a threesome for one lucky guy that peeks in on a couple of women at a beach house that they’re staying at. Toys and other things are at a minimum as it’s all about that first time and experience it right. It’s explicit throughout but it doesn’t feel hardcore.
My First Time was much better than I expected for a clip show overall but it’s largely because the material used for it is pretty straightforward. There’s nothing here that stands out as really bad, though some of the animation at times is weak and the older the show the less appealing the character designs and story was. Those are the weak moments here while the newer material definitely handles things better when it comes to first time experiences (whether they were originally scripted that way or not). The release is fairly well done overall but I still dislike the English only aspect and I really do wish we could see some of these entire shows that are being cut up into these clips. But then again, I’m being silly in looking for context and plot in hentai. Overall, this wasn’t bad and probably not a bad way to get more of their stuff out there since you know it’ll end up on adult sites, and that could draw in a few more regular fans. I just wish Adult Source Media was able to do some new releases for the long time fans who want bilingual and no clips.
English 2.0 Language, Photo Gallery
Sony KDS-R70XBR2 70" LCoS 1080P HDTV, Sony PlayStation3 Blu-ray player via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.