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Series Premise: R-15 is about a boy, Takuto, who happens to be a genius…at writing porn novels. He is sent off to a private academy that teaches geniuses of every type, where Takuto can let his “talent” blossom — but instead he ends up surrounded by a harem of women and caught up in the most ridiculous, sexually embarrassing situations. Based on a light novel series, a twelve-episode television series aired between July and September 2011. On December 20, 2011, there was a special OVA episode released along with the most recent light novel.
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Spoiler-free Series set-up: Takuto and a couple of girls from his school wake up on the beach of a deserted island after a plane crash, and for some convoluted reason they decide to start to undress. They then explore the island for survival as well as to find more survivors, and runs across a couple more girls caught up in a giant clothes-stripping carnivorous plant. Somehow they end up mostly naked, uncover a treasure chest full of anime-fetish cosplay costumes, find some more girls, end up battling some giant monster…thing… And then it gets weird.
My Impressions: I think I broke my brain trying to watch this. Thesaurus.com was a great in helping me truly express how I feel about this special, because with my broken brain I had difficulty thinking up appropriate synonyms for the word “awful”. Thanks, Thesaurus.com: “…abominable, alarming, appalling, atrocious, deplorable, depressing, dire, disgusting, distressing, dreadful, fearful, frightful, ghastly, grody, gross*, gruesome, grungy, harrowing, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrific, horrifying, nasty, offensive, raunchy, repulsive, shocking, stinking, synthetic, tough, ugly, unpleasant, and unsightly.”
When I watched the first episode of the televised series back in November, I surmised it might possibly be in competition for Worst Show of the Season — ah, but competition was fierce and it fell just short of the prize.
Now, returning months later for another swig from the poisoned jug, and this special only confirms that R-15 is an unredeemable pile of horse-puckey, through and through. What plot? What story? Sure, the string together a semblance of a story but it really doesn’t matter, because it could be *anything* — the only purpose is to provide the flimsiest, unrealistic excuses for our underaged pornster to end up surrounded by nearly-naked or completely-naked girlies at every opportunity.
They end up getting tentacle-raped and stripped by a huge Audrey II clone? Sure, why not! Hey, girlies might be injured in the plane crash — better strip off our clothes to make sure they’re alright! Quick, one of the girls is captured by a huge Kong-like creature! WHAT DO? Why, our hero decides to write up quick sexual fantasies involving all the girls in his class, giving the Kong a giant blue-ball boner that debilitates him! (No, seriously.)
Like I said, forget about any reasoning behind the story, because that’s not the point. R-15 is nothing more than an sexual harem fap-fest for horny otaku, and like pretty much everything that falls within the “genre”, it’s all about trying to fit as many boob shots, panty shots and acres of teenage skin as possible, logic be damned. Maybe I’m turning into a grumpy old man, but I swear I’m getting too old for this shit.
Basically, it’s soft-core porn. Wank away, all you One-Handed Warriors out there!
- Preview of R-15 on Youtube.
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- If you like this, you might also like: Special A or Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou.
Sampling of Online Reviews:
- “No need to explain that the OVA consists almost entirely of a fanservice which in some places nearly crosses the border with actual hentai.” – Sugoi Blog
- “There’s a little bit of everything in this OVA. I know R-15 is a show that is based around someone whose job is to constantly concoct erotic situations, but this is how you should always do an ecchi OVA. Get all the girls naked, get them into sexy situations, focus on the fanservice. Well done, R-15.” – Aisle H
ROUND ONE RESULTS FOR THE FALL 2011 SHOWS:
Thumbs-up for Round One: Un-Go, Chibi Devi, Working Season 2, Bakuman Season 2, Mirai Nikki, Shinryaku Ika Musume Season 2, Ben-To, Chihayafuru, Guilty Crown, Phi-Brain, Last Exile: Fam the Silver Wing, Fate Zero, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Hunter x Hunter, Tamayura Hitotose, Kyousou Giga, Gdgd Fairies, Toradora OVA, Blue Exorcist: Kuro no Iede
Thumbs-down for Round One: Morita-san wa Mukuchi Season 2, Kimi to Boku, C3: CubexCursedxCurious, Mobile Suit Gundam AGE, Horizon in the Middle of Nowhere, Majikoi Oh! Samurai Girls, Shakugan no Shana Final, Mashiro-iro Symphony: The Color of Lovers, Persona 4: The Animation, Maken-ki, Cross Fight B-Daman, Digimon Xros Wars Season 2, High Score, Infinite Stratos OVA, Hidamari Sketch SP, Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai OVA, Queen’s Blade Premium Visual Book, Dragonball Z: Episode of Bardock, Sengoku Paradise Kiwami, R-15 OVA
Coming up next: Sora no Kiseki, Lupin III Movie, Deadman Wonderland OVA, Hoshizora e Kakaru OVA