Ryo and his step-mother, Madoka, live a cat and mouse game, constantly masturbating to one another in secret. She steals his underwear and has some fun while smelling it; he watches her as she does so and masturbates too. This carefree, and very bizarre, life is about to come to a head, as Ryo learns that his mother is deeply in debt to the Yotsuya family. In order to help his beloved mother with her obligation he decides to sell himself to them, but he’s going to get more out if it than he ever expected. Tending to the garden and cleaning the windows won’t be the only tasks, for the mistress of the house Akie and her housekeeper Fumi are both sexually desirous and with a man in the house, things can only get more interesting for him. Especially when Akie’s whip wielding sister Reiko enters the picture, but with bad blood between them, things may not end up as blissful as once hoped.
This should all sound very similar to all the other mansion based hentai titles, because it‘s fundamentally the same. The first episode is exactly what you think will happen. Ryo spies Akie and Fumi having a little tryst, he simply can’t turn away and summarily gets sucked into a sexual situation with the two of them. Sex with different people, his step mother and Reiko for example, ensues as the acts slowly become more and more intense. Including; being blindfolded and forced to have sex with his gagged step-mother, whipping, watersports, and some toys for good measure. Nothing ever gets too extreme though, especially with the way the second episode unfolds. In one fell swoop, Milf Mansion tries to breaks free of the hentai mold and does something different than one would typically expect. Rather than continuing further down the road of debauchery, there’s almost a road to redemption after the second episode gets into full stride. It was quite an unexpected and welcome change of pace. Well, that is, until the end of the episode brought the whole thing back down to the simple reality that this is, in fact, a hentai title.
The end is as much a mixed bag as the OVA turns out. Ryo, in what seems to be an effort to fill animation lulls with something, frequently narrates all the things that are going through his mind and happening to his body. Most animated features have characters musing to themselves about one thing or another, but here we get a play by play on the order of, “As if my hand had another will, it reached down to my crotch. My crotch has expanded to the point of bursting, as every time my heart beats like a fast ringing bell, I can feel my blood being sent to the erectile tissue.” I like to know what going on as much as the next person, but it’s told in such an over-the-top manner that one can’t help but be entertained by the absurdity of it all. As enjoyable as it may be, it’s unfortunately just a guise to keep the frozen, panning, looping, and simply reused scenes from being overly apparent. Being another Vanilla Series title though, I was not fooled by their trickery.
The women of Milf’s Mansion all seem to have large breasts as their defining feature, which is in some way supposed to play into the fact that they are older women, however that works. Ryo humorously proclaims his love for older women and their fuller bodies at one point, though I hate to point out that these women, while attractive, do not have fuller figures. His love is focused squarely on their chests I am afraid. Not being a fan of larger breasts myself I’m glad they didn’t get in the way too much, or become the focal point as they often do when they make them so large. The dub voices don’t get in the way too much either, and I actually listened to about an episodes worth in English, though it certainly isn’t anything great. Just tolerable enough for me to leave it on and not have to keep my eyes glued to the screen. The Japanese dub also has sort of a strange failing, in that Ryo, who’s supposed to be high school age, sounds like he’s 30 or 40 years old. It was strange to hear him with such a deep voice, but I wouldn’t say it detracted much from the Japanese language track.
Milf Mansion is actually pretty good, especially for the Vanilla Series people. The second episode saved it from being more of the same, even if it tried to kill the buzz at the end. On the whole I was pleasantly surprised by Milf Mansion, worth a look if it sounds like a title that would interest you.