Wow. That’s the best way to describe Another Lady Innocent and the beauty held within its ample bosom. A succulent feast for the eyes, there isn’t much substance within its single episode, but few will end up caring. It’s not the animation quality that makes Another Lady Innocent the hentai title to see, even though it’s still pretty good, but the pure level of detail and the absolutely striking characters that make it a wonder to behold. This has to be one of the most, if not the most gorgeous hentai title I have yet had the pleasure of watching. I’m only sad it took me so long to finally check it out.
Fey is on her way back to her father’s estate after spending a couple months studying at her aunt’s house. She’s eager to get back and see her two loves, John and Sophia, both of whom are her servants. They’ve all been together since childhood, and even then Fey knew she wanted to be with them for the rest of her life, given her declaration of martial intentions. This is not a love triangle in the traditional sense; Fey loves both Sophia and Big Brother John (whom she calls big brother for no genuine reason, thankfully), whereas Sophia and John both love Fey and are fond of one another as well. This dynamic means there is no fighting between them, no conflict or hurt feelings. When Fey gets home and finds Sophia and John in each other’s arms, she simply joins in on the festivities.
Unfortunately, or fortunately given its one episode, that’s about all they get to do. John and Sophia have sex in anticipation of Fey’s imminent return, she arrives and has sex with them, after which Fey and Sophia spend a special night together. There’s not much time to fit story elements in there, and even when they do it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. At the onset when Fey’s riding home another estate owner is lusting after her, glad she’s back and hoping to claim her for himself. That’s the last bit of story we get until Fey’s father spies Sophia and John having sex (while Fey sits off to the side, seemingly unnoticed by him). He has some sort of incredulous, dismayed look on his face, which I can only assume is meant to show he thinks Sophia is sleeping with John behind Fey’s back. It’s never explained though, and the events which unfold during the credits do their best to bring his actions as a result of this “discovery” to light, as well as destroy what was a beautiful and happy story. If they had given the OVA more time they could have delved into such transgressions as a way to continue the story and give it some conflict, but as it stands it’s truly just a heartbreakingly unnecessary development tacked on the end of an otherwise beautiful piece of work.
As I said before though, it’s not the story that makes Another Lady Innocent a hentai title for the ages; it’s the character designs and the exquisite detail that does. The characters, designed by Satoshi Urushihara who also did the art for Legend of Lemnear and Plastic Little, are some of the best I have seen. He has a very distinct style, and after watching his other titles and subsequently viewing Another Lady Innocent I knew he must have had a hand in it. Richly detailed and rivetingly sexy, few will have complaints when it comes to the girls who grace the screen. By the same token, the sex scenes are exponentially exemplified by how intimately drawn certain areas are. A girl’s nether region is no longer simply a line or pinkish area, but a fully explored Turkish delight. If you’ve seen how well done Bible Black is in terms of detail, think even better. This does make it sort of regrettable that they only delve into the most customary of sex acts, but a threesome and lesbian scene do keep things from growing too stale. The more than competent Japanese language track doesn’t hurt either, though the English dub might, depending on your tolerance level.
If you’re a hentai fan that doesn’t mind a lack of narrative, you’re doing yourself a grave disservice by not having checked out Another Lady Innocent yet. With engrossing character designs, unparalleled detail intricacy, and strong animation for a hentai title, this is the OVA to see for anyone interested in the highest quality and best looking sex scenes available in the hentai universe.