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  • Audio Rating: B+
  • Video Rating: A
  • Packaging Rating: B+
  • Menus Rating: B
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 18 and Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: Kitty Media
  • MSRP: 29.99
  • Running time: 30
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Night Shift Nurses

Night Shift Nurse: Yagami Yu

By Chris Beveridge     January 06, 2009
Release Date: December 23, 2008

Night Shift Nurse: Yagami Yu
© Kitty Media

When a young writer ends up in an accident and into a little known hospital, his life is put at risk from one very enthusiastic nurse.

What They Say
A young writer happens to break his leg and is found by a familiar nurse, Yu Yagami. He can't help but be attracted to her feminine charms, and she can't help but please each of his masculine desires. At night however, the proper young "lady of the lamp" transforms into an insatiable sexual force, bathed completely in the debauchery of her equally depraved partners. The darkest parts of human nature are explored, and not everyone will be prepared for the journey.

The Review!
Kitty Media continues to put out dual language releases for the majority of their shows and Swirl has been contracted to work on this one. Each of the language tracks are presented in stereo and are encoded at 192kbps. As with other Night Shift Nurses releases over the years from various companies, there’s nothing here beyond a whole lot of dialogue, moaning and groaning. It’s a very center channel based mix that at times has a good full feel to it, but by and large is kept simple. There’s the occasional bit of placement here and there during an action moment or with some incidental music, but nothing that significantly neither adds to the show nor detracts from it. This release is clean and clear throughout and we had no issues with dropouts or distortions during regular playback.

Originally released in late 200, the transfer for this single episode OVA is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.78:1 and is enhanced for anamorphic playback. Kitty has done a spot on job of authoring this by keeping a high bitrate in the nine’s throughout a lot of it so that the lush and fluid animation comes across cleanly and beautifully. This is a really fantastic looking transfer through and through outside of a couple of the usual source related issues such as some mild banding in a few scenes and a touch of noise during some of the darker areas that may be intentional. Colors are very rich and vibrant and the animation quality almost feels theatrical in nature with how lush and vivid it is in its movements.

While the original Japanese artwork is used here, it’s not without a few changes to it. The artwork is zoomed in a bit more and over Yagami’s crotch they’ve added a bowl with a spoon in it to add a bit more to what she’s doing. Add in the logo along the top and it’s a bit busier than the original, which is saying a lot because the visual of Yagami like this, completely covered, looks very busy. It’s a very detailed cover overall and it looks really good, but it doesn’t try in the slightest to even mute what it’s all about. The back cover is nicely done as a tease as it features a variety of shots from the show but nothing that actually shows any nudity. The character designs really look appealing here and it sells the show very well if you find them appealing in the slightest. The summary runs along the right and covers the basics while the remainder of the bottom is given over to standard production credits and a solid technical grid.

Utilizing the cover art with the patient records kind of approach for the actual layout design, this installment of the franchise looks good since it’s using some of the best artwork. The colors look vivid and appealing and the detail is even more noticeable here. The navigation is naturally simple to use since there’s nothing on the release outside of the trailers for other shows and basic setup and scene selection. Everything loads quickly and access times are nice and fast and the disc even read our players’ presets correctly and launched with Japanese language with subtitles.


Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Part of a spin-off series from SoftOnDemand from the main Night Shift Nurses franchise, this single episode OVA special focuses on a nurse named Yagami and the twisted nature that she has. It’s all about the quick, hard and dirty action with a basic paper thin plot to tie it all together. But what really ties it together is the really gorgeous animation and the intense – if sometimes disturbing – situations that play out as Yagami services her patient as best as she can.

Night Shift Nurse: Yu Yagami focuses initially on a young writer who wants to be a famous novelist named Yotsuya. He’s intending to take the world by storm, but he simply hasn’t found the right thing to write about yet. Through an accident where he’s sideswiped by a truck along the road, he’s discovered by a very attractive young nurse who asks him if he’s hurt before bringing him back to the hospital she works at. And it’s at this hospital where she almost instantly begins working him over in a sexual way to try and please and heal him. Yotsuya doesn’t know what to make of this but he sort of ends up really getting into it as best as he can. When the supposed hospital director gets involved, a sexy purple haired woman, he can’t help but to do whatever she asks him to do.

Though there is a shred of plot in all of this, the episode is by and large all about the sex. Yagami really has it in her head that the way to help Yotsuya is to push him over the edge sexually. She starts off simply with just her feet but she also uses her mouth to almost amusing effect as she looks more like an anteater than a person. When it’s discovered that Yagami is actually a virgin, with all that she’s performed so far, things take a strange twist as the “director” has Yotsuya work her over. When we start to understand Yagami’s past and why she’s as violent as she is, the cruel background helps to make the present events make sense. It’s sort of a back and forth mess that comes about simply to give reason for her being so completely messed up.

In Summary:
But really, the plot doesn’t matter much. What matters is whether the material, the sex itself, is good. And on that score, it’s really a mixed bag. Yagami and the director are certainly very lusciously animated creatures and Yotsuya fills the role of the awkward lucky guy that most could try to identify with. Yagami’s methods here are what one would expect from the Night Shift Nurses franchise and it has a real strong intent to it and it even does move on to the scat level just briefly so it keeps its street cred. What sells the show in these terms is that it doesn’t hold back and it does it with gusto but also with some really beautiful animation. With a full on anamorphic widescreen presentation, it hits just about every note right in this area. It just depends on whether the music is to your liking. For me, there were a lot of good notes but a number that made me cringe as well.

Japanese 2.0 Language, English 2.0 Language, English Subtitles

Review Equipment
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.


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