|Released||Sep 01st, 2006|
|Critical Rating||Not Yet Rated|
Threatening to pop someone's eye out and "skull fuck" them is an old joke in Tarantino-style action movies, but in this envelope-pushing animated series from Japan, that scenario is very nearly enacted. That the bad guys pull up short of this act (just barely, and only after gouging a teenage girl's eye out) is not an indication that punches are being pulled – hentai doesn't get much sicker than this, as torture is the driving theme even more than sex. A fetish for fascist iconography is also clearly present.
Furthermore, one of the victims of this sexual torture is clearly depicted as being under the age of consent, so retailers who want to steer well clear of potential hassles over content may want to avoid stocking this particular episode entirely.
Content issues aside, the animation and artwork in this series is of a very high standard and should be satisfying to devotees of the genre.
Retailing: Japanese hentai with sick torture theme; proceed with caution.