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Destined for Love
Reviewer: Aaron Murphy 12/01/2009

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When Shinya was just a little kid he made a promise to marry Akane and all was right in the world. Now, a decade later, a simple miscommunication about just what his name was has resulted in her getting engaged to his older brother Shogo. Shogo isn’t exactly enthralled with the prospect of marriage, but has his own reasons for wanting to go through with the wedding; in spite of the fact that he knows she is marrying the wrong guy. While Shinya may be slightly dismayed by this turn of events, he already has his hands full with his elder brother’s promiscuous wife and his longtime friend Shizuku who’s secretly in love with him and is looking to be more than just friends. That is, until he has to start having sex with Akane because Shogo is unwilling and his whole little world just starts to go berserk. 
 
And by go berserk I mean bring the drama like no one’s business. Once Shinya starts having sex with everyone it can’t turn out well, and rather than skirt around that fact or give us the always preferable group scenes, they decide to go the route of hurt feelings and all manner of crying. Not only that, but they have one of the girls who, after running away crying, falls down a flight of stairs and suffers a bout of memory loss... This leads to a couple other problems, mainly that the OVA just feels like it drags on and on with only a few sex scenes in each episode to break the monotony. It’s not that the sex scenes are particularly enthralling, but just about anything is preferable to the overabundance of drama we’re exposed to. I suppose the fact that Shinya is sleeping with one brother’s wife and the other’s fiancée is supposed to give us our dose of perversion because the sex scenes themselves certainly don’t. The best we get is cum shooting out of his sister-in-law like she’s got a squirt gun in there.   Well, that and a little pissing, but that’s getting so prevalent nowadays that it’s almost a nonevent. 
 
The whole premise of Destined for Love, if you really think about it for a split second (probably much longer than anyone should), is really sort of stupid. Akane isn’t so much a childhood friend of Shinya’s as she is someone who knew him for an afternoon of playtime. I mean, she didn’t even know his actual name! The fact that somehow, within those couple hours, they decide they are going to marry and she eventually aspires towards that goal is simply astonishing. This does make him shafting his actual childhood friend for this woman he hardly knows all the more hilarious, if a bit sad. She has loved him for most of her life and he really doesn’t seem to care all that much. Well, to be fair, he doesn’t care only after he takes her virginity…
 
The resolution of the OVA is a bit ridiculous if not entirely predictable, but the road there is not only paved with tears and ok sex scenes, but some inconsistent technical aspects as well. Details are where the quality can be seen fluctuating the most, especially during one no panty up skirt shot where I couldn’t even tell what the hell I was supposed to be seeing. The animation has the same sort of shortfalls, bringing the power of looping with 2x speed and all those fancy speed effects that go along with it. It’s not very good, and they’re not fooling anyone with these slight variations to the same damn scenes. Though I will say, Shinya in the English dub could almost save the entire OVA with how unemotional and monotone his voice is. It’s actually fairly hilarious, but unless you are looking for those unintentional laughs (might be the smart way to play it) just stick with the subtitles.
 
Destined for Love is just an ordinary hentai title that’s been filled with too little sex and way too much drama. The quality of the release does shine through, and the few sex scenes they do have are solid enough, but all the drama just makes you want to shove bamboo shoots under your fingernails.      

Miscellaneous:
Destined for Love has been released on two DVDs with one episode on each.

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Review Title:
Destined for Love
Alternative Titles:
Futari no Aniyome
Type:
OVA
Episodes:
2
Duration:
60 Minutes
Aired:
2006
Suitable For:
Adults Only
General Rating:
2.5 out of 5 stars
Hentai Rating:
3 out of 5 stars
Genres:
Drama, School, Normal Sex
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