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  • Audio Rating: B+
  • Video Rating: A-
  • Packaging Rating: B
  • Menus Rating: C+
  • Extras Rating: N/A
  • Age Rating: 18 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: Kitty Media
  • MSRP: 29.98
  • Running time: 60
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Sextra Credit

Sextra Credit

By Chris Beveridge     February 16, 2006
Release Date: January 17, 2006


Sextra Credit
© Kitty Media


What They Say
As the only male professor in his department, Jyotaro is constantly under fire from Kyoko, Miki, Mayumi, Kaori and Rui. These five gorgeous female teachers are known for being untouchable and unreachable. But when one of Jyotaro's students, Marimo, stays late for some extra credit, Jyotaro gains a partner in crime. Together, they hunt each teacher one at a time, digging up each one's dirtiest fantasies and bringing them to life!

The Review!
After plenty of abuse from a department of women in the school, the lone man begins a journey of revenge.

Audio:
For our primary viewing session, we listened to this show in its original language of Japanese. The shows stereo mix is pretty standard with most of the dialogue being done through the center channel and having a full feeling. There are of course a few moments of directionality as characters are off to particular sides of the screen but overall it's not the kind of track you really expect much from. Dialogue is good on both language tracks though and we had no problems with dropouts or distortions during regular playback.

Video:
Originally released in 2004, the transfer for this two part OVA series is presented in its original full frame aspect ratio. The series has some very bright and vibrant looking animation which comes across well here and essentially problem free as not even cross coloration shows up here for the most part. Some of the flesh tones in a few scenes, usually during a brief panning sequences, has a bit of fuzziness around it but it's brief and not all that noticeable. Colors in general are very solid looking and have a good sense of depth to them. The transfer is overall very good looking and captures the animation well.

Packaging:
The cover artwork for this release is rather simple with just a close-up shot of one of the teachers and a student in embrace as they fondle each other with a minimal background. The character designs for it look good and since it has them both blushing it gives off that light air of innocence to it as well that may entice some. The shows logo along the bottom does a cute job of being written in chalk style along a green chalkboard and lightly covering up some of the nudity. The back cover provides a bit more green for the shows summary and then gives over the rest of the cover to shots from the show and some large clips of some of the sex scenes. The summary ids decent and the cover does a good job of showing off the art style while still including a good technical grid and the production info. No insert or reversible cover is included with this release.

Menu:
The menu is a very basic piece that has one of the still images of one of the teachers half undressed with a vibrator inside her along the left side while the right has the logo and menu selections written in chalk as the background is your basic chalkboard green. There's a bit of instrumental music playing along and the navigation is quick and easy to use but it has the feeling of being a very simple job as it looks like there wasn't much high quality artwork around for this title. Access times are nice and fast and the player correctly read our players' language presets for the audio but not for the subtitles as the full subtitle track is the second English listed track.

Extras:
None.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Sextra Credit is a fun little sex revenge title that feels a bit like it's turning the tables on the people who are involved. Often it's a male teacher with numerous female students and a female teacher who may find out but for this show, the male teacher is doing something just a bit different in order to have his revenge.

The show revolves around the only male professor in his department, a fairly good looking young man named Jyotaro. His time in the department has been problematic as every other teacher is a woman and they constantly give him grief about everything. At times he's just so completely emasculated that he can't even formulate a response. Believing that one of the girls in his class is a snitch who is telling them stories, he tracks her down in the park at night while wearing a mask and hides her away to have his way with her, deflowering her bloodily in the process. It turns out though that the girl, Marimo, wasn't actually a snitch and she's rather enamored with Jyotaro even after he rapes her. Knowing what he's going through with the other teacher's she's sympathetic to him and offers to help him get his revenge.

Using Marimo, Jyotaro has her figure out different secrets that each of the teachers have and use them to their advantage to take control of them. One of them for example wants to be a stewardess but failed that class so she teaches instead. She's not a great teacher though and spends a lot of her time in class in the bathroom bringing herself off to thoughts of being fondled by a airline captain. Marimo is able to capture evidence of this and use that to blackmail her into doing Jyotaro's bidding. Another pair of teachers is particularly perverse in that they catch one student with a skin magazine and sentence him to detention. The detention is private though and he's forced to strip down to nothing and watch the two female teachers make out. Jyotaro lucks out and actually films that one with a video camera and he's able to bring the student into play by letting him have revenge on the teachers by actually having sex with them.

Jyotaro and Marimo work their way through the five teachers in different ways and with the help of others at times that works well to keep the show in its two episodes pretty fresh and with a good looking cast of characters. Unlike some shows that keep it down to just a couple of characters and nothing more, Sextra Credit provides some good variety and different situations, most non-consensual, that will surely provide some amount of enjoyment for most anyone that enjoys this kind of material. The character designs are fairly average in that they're good looking and are just a hair or two above standard designs but combined with the color style and the decent animation it looks good throughout and is fairly entertaining at times. The only problem with this release that comes into play is if you're listening to it in the English adaptation. Like many other recent releases from the Kitty label, this one is basically on giant dub outtake as the dialogue wildly differs throughout the majority of the show. The plot remains but so many basic lines not involving sexual situations are completely different. There's even a line that I think almost goes too far by bringing Abu Ghraib into the show.

In Summary:
Though it's a bit nasty in a few areas, but at least avoids the waterworks, Sextra Credit is a fun little title that's self contained in its two episodes. Being more of a teacher versus teacher event with a couple of students being dragged into it, the dynamic feels a bit different than it would otherwise. The designs are good, the animation is solid and the sexual encounters are varied in tone and style. Since it's all non-consensual that will keep a number of folks away but if you don't mind that you might find some good material here to enjoy.

Features
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 set to 480p, 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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