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Hentai Heaven Volume 3: Double Duty Nurses and Paid & Laid Hentai Blu-ray Anime Review

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A little time nursing, a little futanari… and some contract negotiations.

A little time nursing, a little futanari… and some contract negotiations.

What They Say:
Paid & Laid details the dilemma of a hot high school teacher, Kasumi, and her sister, Kaho, who are both in deep financial debt to a local gangster loan shark. Okura, one of Kasumi’s concerned male students, learns of the sisters’ predicament and offers to pay off their debt in exchange for some very special favors! As payment for his charitable gesture, the girls agree serve as Okura’s personal sex slaves and satisfy his every fantasy and desire until the debt is fully reimbursed. (Two Episodes)

Double Duty Nurses exposes the secret experiments of the sexy Doctor Makimura who possesses a shocking anatomical secret and develops a new revolutionary sex stimulant drug. To observe the unpredictable and erotic effects of the strange red and blue pills, Makimura diabolically doses her staff of nubile nurses! When they pop the pills, the night-shift nymphs go on a wild gender-bender! The doctor’s bizarre plan and the unexpected body-altering side effects explode into an extreme trans-sensual experience! (Two Episodes)

The Review:
Audio:
The audio presentation for this series brings us the original Japanese language track in stereo as well as the new English language dub, both of which are PCM produced. The show is fairly standard material for hentai shows in that it’s dialogue/moan driven and works the full feeling without a lot in the way of directionality. Not that it needs it since it tends to be pretty focused. There’s not a lot to it outside of these moments since there’s no “action” in the traditional sense and the focus is mostly just on the two main characters and their interactions through dialogue and copious amounts of sex. These are well played though and achieves the results it wants.

Video:
Originally released in 2007 and 2008, the transfer for the two-part OVA series for Double Duty Nurses and the two OVAs for Paid & Laid are presented in their original full frame aspect ratio. Animated by Bootleg, the show has a pretty good look overall with its designs and animation with some good detail and some very fluid sequences. Most of it is fairly standard in style and quality though, which means it at least avoids the very low rent designs that we get with some hentai from time to time. The transfer captures the look of things well with clean lines, solid colors, and some good pop throughout. The detail where it stands out is pretty good, especially in some of the clothing choices from time to time, and seeing it in high definition definitely gives it a nice boost in terms of color quality and vibrancy.

Packaging:
The packaging for this release comes in a standard sized Blu-ray case where the front cover goes for a nice pairing of the two main characters. It’s one that places them side by side, which is just a touch awkward when you look at it more closely, but a first glance approach has it looking good. There’s a nice collage of subdued shots from the show filtered behind each of them to give it a little more detail as it’s set against the pink and purple coloring. I like the character designs so they’re appealing here, though the font for the collection name doesn’t do much for me. Each is listed with their individual titles on the front cover as well, which is really nice. The back cover does a fifty/fifty split where we get a smaller version of the usual covers. The logos are along the top and we get a decent little summary of the premise, the extras, and even good shots from the show. Production credits are easy to read and the technical grid along the bottom breaks out the disc as a whole with how it’s put together. No show related inserts are included nor is there a reversible cover.

Menu:
The menu design for this release works pretty nicely with how it has to handle two distinct properties with it. The main menu that we get is similar to the idea of the cover where we get the two properties side by side but using different imagery, working from the Japanese cover artwork that’s a bit more erotic and illustrated in style. We get to select which show we want and within that submenu it has the fuller image there and the standard navigation and setup for the shows as well as the extras. It’s done with good colors and an eye for design that works as the artwork and everything complement each other well. The layout does allow for moving to the other OVA easily as well which is a big plus. I definitely like it since it lets us have more artwork and each show get a distinctive menu and section of it.

Extras:
None.

Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
One of the best things about hentai in the last few years is the growing accessibility of it for fans that gets us past the usual hardcore/violent material that had dominated for so long. Getting to see so much more romantic material, comedy material, relationship material, in the manga side of it has certainly reminded that there’s a lot more to what’s out there. The anime side doesn’t produce this kind of show as often as one would like, and getting them brought over is even harder, but having been a fan of hentai since the 80’s, well, getting some fun material that doesn’t involved evil men dominating their partners is welcome. I’ve no problem with that kind of material – we’ve reviewed a metric ton of it over the years – but this kind is what I find more appealing.

Double Duty Nurses:
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 just over 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

Paid & Laid:
Paid and Laid introduces us to the standard school setting that’s familiar to hentai fans where we get a young man named Okura who is a bit of a cad, but comes across decently at first for the most part. He’s a gifted kid at moving money and playing the stock market as we learn, but he’s also protective of those that he cares about. Part of this comes initially from fellow classmate Kaho, who is making him lunches for school after he discovered she had a part time job at a restaurant when she shouldn’t, due to school rules. When Kaho’s sister Kasumi discovered what Kaho was doing, she nixed the whole thing. The reason she worked was to make money to pay off their parents debts, which is something like twenty million yen. This is all made real for Okura when, while at school, a punk comes in to rough up Kasumi while she’s there as part of the school staff. That just sets off Okura to do what he can to fix the situation. Which is to pay off their parents debt.

Of course, while he does do this to help them out, he also does it as part of his larger goal, which is to finally get his hands on Kasumi so he can have carnal knowledge of her. While Kasumi refuses the money at first, and the contract he comes up with to try and get her to realize she’s paying it back in her own way, she eventually gives in and essentially becomes Okura’s sex slave. The two go at it pretty intensely and it’s no surprise that as time goes on we see that Kasumi ends up falling hard for Okura and takes to him being her master. Okura wanted the same of Kaho as well, but that plays out with a little more complication than he had expected. It’s also complicated for Kasumi because she doesn’t want her sister involved, primarily because she doesn’t want the competition. And Kaho certainly isn’t thrilled about the situation and makes a stink about it.

But it’s also a cover for her, as she’s really turned on by the whole thing and is drawn to it, but unable to really voice it. Lucky for her, Okura has set hidden cameras up around his place where Okura and Kaho are spending their time these days, and he realizes that she really wants in on it. Which leads to an “elaborate” plan to bring her in and sign a contract to be his slave as well. Suffice to say, we get a lot of situations involving Okura and the two girls separately throughout, and some decent material towards the end with both of them at the same time. It plays to familiar fetishes that you’d expect, but it also plays lighter with others that you’d think they’d invest in. A lot of is is one on one material when you’d expect more threesome time in order to maximize the effect, visually and psychologically. But they also barely touch the scatalogical and bondage sidee as that only comes up briefly at the end, which makes it easy to ignore.

The show largely plays things safe within the context of how hentai works as there’s no real surprises here and no major deviations that leave you cringing with something so disturbing playing across your screen. But it also has the look of a budget show, so you end up with things like very simple character designs and not a lot of detail where it counts. Though I’m no fan of hyper-realiistic hentai that takes you into every nook and cranny, there’s moments here where you wonder if the animators have any basic knowledge of female anatomy. Okay, it’s not quite that bad, but it’s done in the simple way that keeps you from wholly investing in it because of the basic level quality here. But again, it’s several steps above some of the junk that’s made it over here over the years, so I can appreciate that aspect of it.

In Summary:
The pair of Double Duty Nurses and Paid & Laid is one that works simply because of the productions behind it but they don’t share much in common in terms of story or intent or anything. Both play to familiar tropes that you’d expect with plenty of familiar ideas. Bootleg as a producer tends to be a bit weaker in terms of animation quality and that’s always a bit frustrating since just a bit more quality would make them a lot of better. These two got a lot of attention during their initial DVD releases because little hentai had been brought out for some time. It’s welcome to get them paired together in a nice Blu-ray release giving them a solid uncensored presentation for the discerning hentai fan.

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

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

Released By: Kitty Media
Release Date: May 29th, 2018
MSRP: $39.99
Running Time: 126 Minutes
Video Encoding: 1080p AVC
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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