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Sorority Sex Club: Group Sessions Hentai Anime DVD Review

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Why aren’t these official clubs in every school?

What They Say:
Everyone dreams of belonging to a secret society, and what better group to join than the Sorority Sex Club? Admission is on an invitation-basis only, so consider this your ticket to revelry and mayhem!

The Review:
B>Audio:
The audio presentation for this release contains only the English language track for the various clips. The mix is in its original stereo format encoded at 192kbps. Because the clips all come from different shows and different recording sessions, there’s an obvious unevenness about it with some of the volume levels but it’s not an encoding issue with it. The show runs through a variety of dialogue types but for the most part it has that full feeling to it where it’s not terribly distinct where it comes from. The first clip for example has the male character’s lips speaking from the right side of the screen, but it’s all center channel placed. It’s simply the way the show was mixed. Dialogue is clean and clear throughout and we had no problems with dropouts or distortions during regular playback.

Video:
Originally released across too many years, the transfer for this show is presented in its original full frame aspect ratio. The clips come in all different types from different shows and generally they look decent, though as we’ve seen with other clip shows it can be pretty variable. The backgrounds can be relatively solid and then shift to a fair bit of blocking as everything is kept to an average middle ground bitrate. These aren’t the best looking shows to begin with but they’re not outright bad either in terms of the animation. What hampers some of the shows is the digital manipulation that we’ve seen before with sudden split screens and the like. The change in aspect ratio distorts things and it just doesn’t look good.

Packaging:
The front cover here is pretty nicely done with a mixture of a few different scenes that actually ties together relatively well even with the different character design styles. They dominate the cover overall, especially since there’s plenty of outright nudity here as there’s no soft version of the cover. The characters here are all enjoying themselves so it doesn’t come across as a dark and oppressive title, especially with all the white in the background and the mildly kinky looking logo. The back cover goes for a black background with nothing underneath it so it can focus on the multiple hardcore shots from the show itself. The top has a brief rundown of the overall premise, but with it being a clip show it doesn’t matter too awful much. The shots from the show are varied and give a good look at the different designs and scenes to be found within. In addition to that we get a clean and easy to read technical section along the bottom with the meager necessary information. No show inserts are included nor is there a reversible cover.

Menu:
The menu design here uses some of the artwork from the front cover with the threesome that’s going on in the foreground. It has some good colors overall and stands out nicely even with the bold and up front logo that’s on top of it. Behind both of these is a brief series of clips that plays out which is decent, though most of it is covered up so it’s not always easy to see what action is going. Which makes you want to watch the show, am I right? The navigation along the bottom is standard fare that’s easy to access and works well. With it being a monolingual show, there’s no selection there but you can just view all the climax shots here through a selection if that’s what floats your boat.

Extras:
The only extra on here is a two and a half minute series of stills from certain scenes within the show.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
With a title like Sorority Sex Club, I have to admit I went into it with certain expectations. It gives the idea of college based adventures with lots of students and a variety of partners, be it teachers or other female students. The use of colleges of the years in hentai, at least in their Western adaptations and localizations, has always been amusing since it has a real tongue in cheek kind of feel to it. Getting a whole disc related to that kind of silly material when done with the orgy idea and the whole secret society angle should be good. Unfortunately, as good as the opening scene is, we get fifteen minutes worth of a fantasy world kind of orgy. It’s a different kind of sorority there I guess? At least the horns on the girl in the prime position can have multiple meanings.

The second scene here is definitely amusing as it has a classroom of students that are all certainly curious about sex and take advantage of their female teacher’s innocence. A little cajoling gets her to strip down in front of them so they can get an up close and personal look at her and to get some hands on education. It’s not a bad scene overall, but I liked that they actually had a lot of the girls watching on in the class so they could learn something rather than just the obviously creepy and distorted male view of events. That ideal is shown in the third scene in full force when we get a young woman in a maid outfit on a train filled with men wearing sunglasses that carry vibrators in briefcases. It’s a complete molestation issue gone quite far and just paints a dark look at things. Of course, that covers a lot of hentai shows.

Similar to other shows, there’s a good deal of variety in scene, characters and story concepts, though obviously story concepts come up with the short end of the stick here. Some of them are pretty well done and you’d like to get some more of them, such as the first scene with its fantasy angle. There’s another later that’s rather comical for certain aspects of it, but the cute girl in the Chinese style dress feels like it’s better animated than some others. And you have to give credit to the animators that they made it look like fun to use two very active vibrators to make her breasts jiggle like that so much. But with it being a Night Shift Nurses clip, I can’t bring myself to go back to that show again anytime soon.

In Summary:
There’s a lot of group action going on here and a good bit of it seems to be done in public spaces, which certainly adds to the appeal for many. The show isn’t quite the college/school fest that one might think it is from the title and that’s unfortunate since there’s likely enough material to run with just that concept. The non-school stuff has its place as I certainly appreciate the bits that involve the fantasy-esque clips but some of the others left me cold, such as the military dressed ones where it’s all seeming like the end of the world and a bit more violent than I care for. There are some decent scenes, some fun scenes and some less than interesting ones, which makes it a pretty par for the course clip release.

Features:
English 2.0 Language, Photo Gallery

Content Grade: C+
Audio Grade: B
Video Grade: B-
Packaging Grade: B
Menu Grade: B-
Extras Grade: N/A

Released By: Adult Source Media
Release Date: April 24th, 2012
MSRP: $24.99
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Video Encoding: 480i/p MPEG-2
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Review Equipment:
Sony KDS-R70XBR2 70″ LCoS 1080P HDTV, Sony PlayStation3 Blu-ray player via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.

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