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Double Duty Nurses Hentai Anime DVD Review

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Double Duty Nurses CoverThe fun of futanari!

What They Say:
A doctor with a shocking anatomical secret develops a revolutionary sex stimulant drug and uses her staff of sexy nurses to test the erotic effects of the strange red and blue capsules! The doctor’s bizarre plan and the unexpected body-altering results are shocking and trans-sensual in the extreme!

The Review:
Audio:
The audio presentation for this release brings out the original Japanese language track and a newly created English language dub, both of which are encoded in stereo at 256kbps. Like a lot of hentai releases, it’s pretty much all about the dialogue and little more than that, though some of the incidental music does factor in a bit from time to time to help set the mood a bit. The dialogue itself is largely done with a full feeling to it without a lot in the way of directionality, but with the characters often just being center screen it makes sense that it’s done like that. Each language track works well in this regard in that they come through in a clean and clear fashion that doesn’t have any problems during regular playback.

Video:
Originally released in 2007 and 2008, the transfer for this two episode OVA series is presented in its original full frame aspect ratio. Animated by MS Pictures, the show is one that’s along the lower end of the budget when it comes to hentai as you can see some of the shortcuts taken along the way. But it’s also not the kind of really low budget show where it looks like clip art that barely moves. There’s some decent animation along the way and the encoding works well with it as it averages around 7mbps for the first episode and a bit lower on the second episode. Colors are decent though there’s some noise to be had in a few of the backgrounds and a general kind of grain-ish feeling about it from time to time that’s common with a lot of series that deal with hospitals and schools when it comes to the backgrounds.

Packaging:
The packaging for this release comes in a standard sized keepcase that has some appealing cover art that plays to the familiar fetish pieces. With two of the nurses here, we get one the two well endowed characters, one in a state of major undress, while playing up the uniforms, glasses and the little head pieces as well. With some heavy focus on shades of purple here, it’s a good looking cover with some good artwork to it when it comes to the designs and general appeal while tying it together in a fun way with the purple pills for the background. The back cover goes for a solid yellow background with a few shots from the show along the top that makes it clear what some of the situations will be like. We also get one of the other nurses, more endowed here than she is in the show, along the right a she begins to undress. The premise is covered decently considering how minimal it actually is and we get a solid technical grid along the bottom that covers everything cleanly and accurately.

Menu:
The menu design for this release is a pretty decent one as we get the character artwork of Chika from the back cover here done along the left where it has a bit more pop to it with the color vibrancy. The menu background is done with the pills from the front cover background which definitely gives it a pretty good feeling here overall. The menu layout is well done with everything on the top level outside of scene selection so it works well to get things setup quickly and easily while knowing exactly what’s selected.

Extras:
None.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Based on the original work by Bishop, Double Duty Nurses is known as Special Ward, aka Tokubetsu Byoutou, in Japan and is animated by MS Pictures. With it being almost ten years old, it’s one that goes back to when a lot of hentai was still done in full frame mode but it doesn’t impact the show all that much as it plays to a simple and familiar genre and storyline. Hospital/nurse based shows are pretty common since it plays to any number of fetishes and this one certainly does that. I haven’t seen any new hospital based hentai in quite some time since new hentai licenses have been few and far between, but it’s good to see something new again even if it does feel like any other number of shows.

The series revolves around a director of a special ward of a hospital where she’s working towards getting some special medications to accomplish vague goals overall. The director gives us our futanari character as we’re introduced to her talking about the fact that she has both male and female organs but lacks the inability to reproduce, which is seemingly her goal. What she has is a pill that helps to get women excited and more compliant while also having a different pill that generates some intense erections for men. What she intends to do is to use these pills with herself and a select group of four nurses that she’s pulled together into the ward in order to see if she can bring about her dream of creating offspring. Of course, they can’t really know what she’s up to and since there’s a clear position of authority being used here, they’re all easily drawn into her web in the end.

As you can expect, each of the nurses is a different kind of standard fetish character that we’ve seen over the years, which our director plays with in different ways. Her first encounter with Shinohara shows that the drug does work on the nurse as she’s more compliant, though still with some resistance, and has some real side effects along the way as she’s incredibly erect and lactates a lot along the way too. The second nurse doesn’t go full futanari here herself, but Naruse provides an opportunity for some real much enjoyment with the way her body works. As it goes on, the other two nurses provide their own fetishes as well, including giving the audience a little bit of sisterly material as Naruse and Chika are related while Erika is the fiery redhead that wants to confront the director about it all but gets drawn into everything in a hard way, but drawn in nonetheless.

Double Duty Nurses certainly plays to a number of fetishes, which is often expected when it comes to this genre and the nurses side as well. There’s plenty of diverse material along the harder line here, but it avoids going for the brutally cruel material – though there are moments where the nurses start to zone out, which is never appealing. It’s not consensual material so it loses points for that with me, but it also loses major points because of the scatalogical aspects. There’s some peeing material to be had, though that’s kind of minimal overall, but there’s also some really bad pooping/enema material along the way as well. I totally get the appeal for those that enjoy it, but for me it just leaves me retching. It’s not on the level of Night Shift Nurses or anything, but it doesn’t do a thing for me and reduces the scene in general.

The English language adaptation for this show is also a good bit of fun. I haven’t heard too many hentai dubs for a long time, so I was glad to be able to delve into a new one. I had this one playing in the background of my desktop while doing other things and was just listening to it from a aural storytelling perspective since lip flap always bothers the hell out of me and is too distracting. While I don’t think the director has the right voice, especially at first, the show is one that definitely finds its voice as it goes on. It’s a weak start kind of show but once it gets rolling the cast gets into it a bit more and performs “well” as one might hope for something like this. It’s all about going big and being descriptive along the way and it handles it well. I still wish that we’d get some fun “in the booth” sessions for shows like this as when I’ve seen them before, there’s a lot of fun to be had and that can personalize the experience even more for a lot of fans.

In Summary:
Double Duty Nurses is a fairly by the numbers show with what it wants to do and that’s pretty much what I expected. With it going for a series of familiar fetishes and no real story to be had, it’s essentially your standard adult show with some loose trappings to tie it all together along the way. That’s certainly not a bad thing when you get down to it because it achieves what a lot of people are looking for, especially if they liked dubbed hentai. While this show won’t be a memorable one for me, it’s part of what looks to be a growing number of adult releases that are getting picked up and if this one coming out means more with greater variety, then I’m all for it. There’s definitely things people will like here, but parts of it just really cut my enjoyment level of it.

Features:
Japanese 2.0 Language, English 2.0 Language, English Subtitles

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

Released By: Kitty Media
Release Date: July 6th, 2015
MSRP: $29.99
Running Time: 60 Minutes
Video Encoding: 480i/p MPEG-2
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1

Review Equipment:
Sony KDL70R550A 70″ LED 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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