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Stainless Night Hentai Anime DVD Review

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Stainless Night arrived without much information as it reveals itself to be an almost hentai version of a Twilight Zone episode.

Stainless Night arrived without much information as it reveals itself to be an almost hentai version of a Twilight Zone episode.

What They Say
After ten years of dormancy, Linea awakens from a capsule in the countryside of Japan. Without any memories, she wanders into a small research center staffed by three beautiful women. Sayako, one of the researchers, is entranced by the strange woman and falls in love. Leaving Misuzu, her present lover, Sayako takes the stranger to bed, and finds that her abilities are beyond that of any ordinary woman! However, a second capsule opened shortly after Linea’s, and soon all four of the women will be in terrible danger.

The Review:
Audio:
The audio presentation for this release brings us the original Japanese language track in stereo encoded at 192kbps. The loss of the dub is rather saddening since it was an early part of hentai dub history and I hate to see releases have less than previous editions. The Japanese track here is about what you’d expect with a clean and clear if undistinguished mix that doesn’t stand out much. It has a strong center channel design to it with the dialogue coming across well. It doesn’t have a muffled feeling or anything like that but it doesn’t have all that much life to it either. The music isn’t all that noticeable overall but the key moments of action and adult action come across well.

Video:
Originally released in 1995, the transfer for this OVA series is presented in its original full frame aspect ratio. Animated  90�s, the shows basic production values hold up well here since this appears to be one of the better Pink Pineapple productions from that time before they got heavily into computer painted shows. The transfer looks solid overall with hardly any cross coloration and only a few areas of annoying aliasing. Colors are solid, though reds look a little over saturated. It’s not as shiny as a lot of newer shows, but it holds a good hentai OVA production value to it even after all these years in a kind of old-school way.

Packaging: 
You can’t tell much from this cover other than the potential for lesbian action is high, which may be all that some folks need. The front cover has a decent clutching image of the two female leads of the show set against an odd bluish background. The back cover provides a few more pieces of artwork from the show and a brief summary that gives the slightly science fiction feel to it. Production and technical information is all nice and clear here while the insert provides chapter listings for the two episodes.

Menu: 
The main menu is an expanded version of the front cover, a nice simple static piece of animation with menu selections to the left. With little here beyond the show itself, access times are nice and fast and the layout is straightforward and easy to use.

Extras: 
None.


Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
Based on the manga by Kei Amagi, Stainless Night is a two-episode OVA series that landed in the mid-’90s and adapted the two volumes of the yuri manga pretty well. With Pink Pineapple distributing it, OLM produced the animation and Ryunosuke Otonashi directed the work and did the character designs and served as the animation director. While Akira Takano worked n the script, it’s pretty much Otonashi’s show here and it helps since there’s a lot to like and a particular approach taken ala the Twilight Zone surreal aspect.

The two episodes are quite a bit of fun. Taking place in a near future, but one where a lot of things in the world has changed, we follow Misuzu and Sayako as Misuzu takes the two of them on a retreat from the Roboken schooling, a place where Misuzu is rather highly placed. Apparently, the two have drifted apart a bit over the past couple of months, so Misuzu uses this opportunity to get back into Sayako’s panties. This goes over fairly well as the two start fooling around, only to find out that Aki has followed them on the trip, causing Misuzu’s plans to fall apart.

Apparently, the place that Misuzu rented, a very spacious resort area, is completely empty except for these three girls. Sayaka ends up adding to the group as that night, she follows her dog out into the surrounding forest and comes across an unconscious android girl. As we discover, she’s lost her memories, though we see some terrifying fragments of it as we go along. All she retains is her name, Linia. She ends up becoming friends with the girls as they try to discover her origins, as she appears to be a custom made one. But to make things worse, Sayaka ends up falling for this lost lamb, but this results in one of the best couple-friendly hentai scenes I’ve seen in a long time.

Linia’s not going to be left alone though, as there’s another woman out there hunting her down, which brings in the twists and turns to the show that gives it the feel of an Outer Limits episode with full visuals. There’s so much information that’s left out on the way of the world that it actually feels right that it plays out like this, giving only the tiny bits of information where necessary, thereby keeping the focus on the characters themselves. It’s definitely a girls relationship show aimed at guys, but it’s very well done and rather enjoyable. A mix of sex, mystery, discovery and action, Stainless Night provides an hour of good all around entertainment.

Features
Japanese Language, English Language, English Subtitles

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

Released By: Kitty Media
Release Date: November 19th, 2002
MSRP: $29.95
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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