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  • Audio Rating: B+
  • Video Rating: B
  • Packaging Rating: B
  • Menus Rating: B
  • Extras Rating: C+
  • Age Rating: 18 & Up
  • Region: 1 - North America
  • Released By: Critical Mass Video
  • MSRP: 24.98
  • Running time: 60
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Vanilla Series Collection

Vanilla Series: Private Sessions 2

By Chris Beveridge     April 06, 2005
Release Date: April 26, 2005


Vanilla Series: Private Sessions 2
© Critical Mass Video


What They Say
Welcome to the world of PRIVATE SESSIONS 2...a steamy new stand-alone story from producers Shiyuuta Biwajima and Chikara Nikki (PUNISHMENT, CLASSROOM OF ATONEMENT)! Ace hentai writer BISHOP (PRIVATE SESSIONS) has returned to weave another twisted tale of professors and students so naughty, they’ll all be staying after school!

Only bad girls get to be the Teacher’s Pet...

The College of Sacred Maidens is bubbling over with sexy young ladies perfectly suited for Tomoya’s lusts. So, when he crosses paths with a new student professor for the college, he’s not about to let his chance pass by - he wastes no time drugging the guy, and taking his place. Now this dangerous sex fiend is surrounded by beautiful, buxom women...and he’s already got a lot of "assignments" planned for them.

The innocent cheerleader Yumi...the fiery swim girl Seira...even Asuka, the ravishing actress. One by one, he’ll collect them all as his pets, eager sex slaves who’ll fill his every burning desire. But the girls won’t take it lying down, so to speak. What will it take for Tomoya to twist his way into the deepest parts of their hearts, minds, and luscious, energetic bodies?

The Review!
Ishiguro continues his re-education of the girls on campus as his time there as he finds more and more who deserve his special touch.

Audio:
For our primary viewing session, we listened to this show in its original language of Japanese. Hentai continues to just not seem right in English unless we're looking for some laughs, though I will say that this English track has some rather good moaners and screamers in it. The track is very much dialogue based so outside of some sound effects and the occasional bit of music, it's mostly a center channel based show. We did listen to the entire show in English as well and had no problems there.

Video:
Released to video in 2003, the final two parts to the OVA series is presented here in its original full frame format and with the original opening and ending credit sequences. Each episode is followed by fully translated credits. The transfer for the most part looks good and the aliasing has toned down over what we saw with the first two OVAs last year. Colors are good and solid and maintain a nice feel throughout without being over saturated or showing anything in the way of bleeding and it's free from gradient issues as well.

Packaging:
Continuing with the theme from the first volume of one of the school girls in much undress, she's sprawled out across the cover with a nice blush and a very well place broom handle. Though the cover is pretty dark for the background, I like the way it's laid out and the style used for the logo, never mind the cute character artwork. The back cover provides a small collage of images from the show and some full color character artwork next to a brief summary paragraph about the shows premise. As is standard with Critical Mass titles, no insert was included in this release.

Menu:
The main menu is pretty simple overall with a static image of two of the girls in an embrace and fondling each other set against a darkened background similar to the front cover. The layout is pretty standard though you can only travel up or down in the menu selections. Moving to submenus is nice and fast while being free of transitional animations so it's quick to get there. The disc did not read our players' language presets properly since the full subtitle track is listed as Japanese and is the second track on the disc as well.

Extras:
The only extra included in this release is the video art gallery showcasing various stills from the show.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
After nearly a year since the first volume of the series, the show must go on as the student teacher imposter continues his way of taking over the various girls of the school by dominating them and then acquiring their friends right after them. He's still having fun with it and keeping off the radar of most of the faculty though he does continue to annoy Karishima by not filing his reports on time and acting like someone who's not a student teacher but someone who's been around for quite some time.

With these two episodes, the show delves more into this realm as Ishiguro continues to bring new women into the fold while keeping the existing ones on a tight leash and giving them what they want when it pleases him. From the swim team to the cheerleaders, he's getting one or two interested and then they bring their friends into it against their will and he's able to convert them over to his way. It's amusing watching how easily they fall under his sway and how the ones he's had for a longer time are just so completely into it that they can't think of anything but that.

With the plot really being relegated to just a few small areas here and there and mostly at the end, the most we get is Ishiguro dealing with Saejima as he tries to get Karishima's younger sister while he's doing Karishima herself. By going after Yumi he's able to have something to use over him with Karishima but it's also something that lets him have an angle towards Karishima herself. Otherwise, it's really just sex, sex and more sex. The character designs are essentially the same as what we saw before so if you liked that, you'll more than likely enjoy this. There are some really good sex scenes here, scat free for the most part or at least not as blunt as a lot of other shows, as the girls are really used in different ways to server their Master. One threesome in particular with a converted girl and one who wasn't was really well done as they sort of daisy-chained together. Karishima's own downfall was nicely done as well since it brought her younger sister into play for it as well as showing just how strong Ishiguro's training is on the girls.

In Summary:
The second set of episodes brings the show to a close and it's amusing to think it all took place in just two weeks time, though almost a year in actual release time. The show is relatively the same as what we saw before but with more sex and less plot and setup to it as Ishiguro adds more and more young women to his list. Since it's mostly domination based and a lot of it isn't consensual, it'll turn off a certain segment of fans but this one really worked well I think. With less of the focus on plot and more on the sex, this one turned out to be a bit more fun than the first set of episodes. It's not the best hentai out there but it's certainly not a bad way to pass some time if nothing in it offends you.

Features
Japanese 2.0 Language,English 2.0 Language,English Subtitles,Art Gallery

Review Equipment
Panasonic PT50LC13 50" LCD RP HDTV, Panasonic RP-82 Progressive Scan codefree DVD player, 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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