Mania Grade: C+
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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: 29.98
- Running time: 75
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
- Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
- Series: Slave Nurses
By Chris Beveridge
February 08, 2005
Release Date: December 28, 2004
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There is a strange epidemic running rampant at the local inpatient hospital. For some reason every night the nurses are feeling an uncontrollable urge. They have no choice but to satisfy it with the patients, the doctors, and even each other. The new resident doctor has his own itch to scratch, as well as a suspicion that someone is behind this impromptu sex ring.The Review!
Creepy old men back research that makes people hornier than dogs in heat in an interesting hospital of all male patients.Audio:
For our primary viewing session, we listened to this show in its original language of Japanese. The stereo mix for the show is fairly standard adult fare which is that it's mostly center channel based or full sounding outside of a few areas and the music score. It's a decent mix overall but nothing terribly outstanding but serviceable. Dialogue is clean and clear throughout and we had no problems with dropouts or distortions on either language track.Video:
Originally released between 2001 and 2003, the transfer for this three episode OVA series is presented in its original full frame aspect ratio. The materials here look good overall though a lot of the sex scenes seem overly bright but it appears to be the way it was filmed. Other than that area, the transfer is good looking throughout with solid backgrounds, hardly any cross coloration and only a few areas of noticeable dot crawl. The colors look good throughout and maintain a solid feel, particularly in some of the darker grimy backgrounds but also in the bold sections of color in the characters.Packaging:
A decent looking cover, Slave Nurses features one of the girls tied up lightly with just her skit on her while someone is pouring liquid on them from off camera. With a very dark background, the bright colors of the characters skin and hair stand out nicely and the mild look of fear in her face lets you know exactly what kind of title this is, as if the Slave wording didn't. The back cover provides a number of character shots and shots from the show together above the brief couple of sentence summary of the premise. The discs production and technical information rounds out the rest of the cover which is pretty minimal overall. No insert is included in this release.Menu:
Using the character artwork from the front and back cover, the main menu is a simple static piece with a bit of instrumental music playing along in a decent loop. There's not a lot here and it's a pretty basic looking cover that's decent but unmemorable. Access times are nice and fast and the navigation layout is easy to use. The disc correctly read our players' language preset and played it accordingly.Extras:
(please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
If there's a fetish other than maids that's definitely worn itself out in the last couple of years from overexposure it's the nurse category. Slave Nurses thankfully manages to avoid some of the norms of this particular arena but it still falls heavily into others. With three episodes for it however, it's able to provide a number of decent sex scenes, something of an actual plot and good looking animation throughout.
The story follows a young man named Yosuke who is taking a part time job as a male nurse of sorts in a hospital that's located quite out of the way; when they show an aerial shot of the place it's reminiscent of those laboratories that are hidden deep in the mountains and there's no easy access for miles around. The complex is filled with elderly men that are under care there but the staff is entirely female. The manager of the place, an older woman named Saeko, has decided that to help the patients deal with problems that they don't want to discuss with women is to bring in a male nurse that they can talk to. Enter Yosuke for his month long gig there.
Yosuke's arrival goes over fairly well though it doesn't seem like many if any of the men have anything to discuss with him about their problems. Yosuke ends up wandering around the hospital more with the other nurses who work there, which is mostly made up of part timers that are young women but they live on site. He gets along well enough with all of them and at least one of them, Haruka, has a slight crush on him and tries to help him as much as possible. All goes fairly well during the day but come night is when things start to unravel. Though most don't seem to realize it, a special music is pumped into the speakers that go into a lot of the rooms and it's actually causing the people within to react to it.
Yosuke finds himself having very strong erotic dreams while the girls tend to find themselves unable to stop touching themselves. There's one sequence where one of the younger girls, Miruku, is spending the night there instead of going home and sleeps in Haruka's room. The introduction of the music just lets her give up all her inhibitions and she simply starts going down on Haruka and seducing her pretty quickly, not that Haruka isn't willing after some feeble denials. The music continues to wear them down across the line. For his part, Yosuke finds that things are strange in this place even before that as his first night there he's trying to cool off and Saeko shows up and invites him to her room for a drink, wanting the company of a younger man for once. This leads her to having her way with him and from there it all just keeps spiraling down night after night with different people until the secrets start to come out about the music and the plans behind the hospital.
Though the hook that's revealed in the final episode is decent and it gives enough of a reason for things, it doesn't make the fact that I had to watch more naked old bald men going doing on hot looking anime characters any easier. If there's one thing I don't want to see in my adult anime features it's naked old men, particular the bald creepy ones. Or janitors. Or clowns either. The whole thing is just an excuse for a lot of sex scenes anyway and those in general are pretty good, outside of the feeling of their being brighter than they should be. The character designs for the girls are all fairly attractive if stereotypical; Saeko is the attractive older woman, Eri is the shy girl with glasses, Mikuru us the young looking one, Natsuki is the tomboy and Haruka is your standard anime female character. None of them really stand out or are memorable but they're not bad to watch while the show is going on. The animation is mostly consistent throughout the three episodes though a few short cuts can be seen here and there but it's not a really bad looking bit overall.In Summary:
While not the usual entry in either the slave or nurses category, Slave Nurses is a decent if forgettable three episode OVA series that has cute but standard designs and a meager enough plot that it's easy enough to forgive it as it allows for everything to happen without being an eye-rolling type. There's some good sex scenes throughout and only a few that made me cringe though they're all well animated. It's not a bad way to kill seventy-five minutes late at night but not something that has much repeat value unless you really like the designs.
Japanese 2.0 Language,English 2.0 Language,English Subtitles
Panasonic PT50LC13 50" LCD RP HDTV, Zenith DVB-318 Progressive Scan codefree DVD player via DVI with upconversion set to 720p, Sony STR-DE835 DD/DTS receiver, Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.