Based around the mythology of the Norse Gods and their ruler Odin, Ride of the Valkyrie starts after the fall of Odin’s illustrious battle maidens at the hands of an overwhelming force of rather large, fat, and ugly demons who just love to have sex. The setup is simple, the fall of their great castle has already come and now it’s time for the demons to move out and capture the remaining battle maidens. This is made much easier since the chief battle maiden, Freiya, has become the sex slave of the demons and just wants them to “pleasure her pussy with their big cocks for the rest of her life,” or something to that effect. This also means she is helping them find the other battle maidens when their defenses are down, ridding them of their power, and removing their chastity belts. And since all the battle maidens are virgins, blood will flow… profusely.
The central character is Valkyrie, a marginally strong battle maiden whose capture is actually not shown. One minute she’s bathing in a pond, and the next she’s in chains, about to be violated. Apparently they don’t waste time with specifics here. After some demon training, running the full gambit of orifices, she becomes a sex slave just like Freiya before her; a slave to the pleasure they bring her and hardly able to even think about escaping. In an effort to not have all the sex with these absolutely repugnant demons, they decide to have a little contest to see if the captured men of the castle can impregnate her. A difficult aim indeed, given she was just ravaged for the entire night, constantly telling us about how she is going to get pregnant if they keep cumming inside her. But what the heck, it’s an excuse for her to get quickly sullied by a dozen more men. The second episode continues the sexual entertainment with another battle maiden, Skuld, being lured to the castle to try and save her fallen comrades, but she has already been hit by a demon tentacle from the underworld that has infected her body. Making her very horny and easily stopped whenever they choose. There are two types of evil demon tentacle things, one which feeds on the maiden’s excrement (yup, you heard me right), the other which attaches itself to a woman as a penis with various little feeler looking things on it (it’s actually fairly disturbing looking). So you get a bit more demon sex, a lot of attached penis futanari sex between various women and battle maidens alike, and no real end. Maybe in the second OVA there will be a bit more plot development, but not here.
Even though it has interesting roots which could spell for a more intriguing future, it does not translate in this release. The story is just a backdrop to sex, and unfortunately the sex fails from a number of angles. First of all the demons are absolutely disgusting looking, making the sex scenes with them repulsive. Add to that the fact that numerous scenes involve bleeding, in large amounts from both “areas,” which is something I do not find very appealing. The other problems fall to the animation and character design aspects of the release. The animation is actually not bad, but it’s the direction that’s the problem. In what is a more extreme release, I was surprised at just how many times they kept you from being able to see exactly what was going on. Then there are the character designs and the fact that, while ok looking some of the time, are greatly hindered by their V shaped faces and oft screwed up proportions, especially with regard to breasts. Thankfully the last technical aspect, the Japanese track, doesn’t have any problems and the English dub is pretty much standard hentai fare, with nothing that will make you want to listen to it instead.
As for the sex, well, it’s fully explicit in all its bloody and creepy glory. Since the maidens are all virgins at the start (and numerous little townspeople too) there’s a lot of blood, from both virginities. When the demons aren’t involved the women are either having their poo eaten out of their bodies by poo eating tentacle demons or screwing one another with demon penises. There’s some strange stuff that goes on in this one, let me tell you. This isn’t helped by the girls constant cries that they are going to get pregnant or how good it feels having their poo eaten… That’s about the full extent, except for some short scenes of pissing and an enema, just for good measure.
Ride of the Valkyrie could have been interesting, could have been arousing, but it’s just filled with a few too many problems and far too many turn-offs. There’s too much blood, the women and men both have physical appearance problems, and there is no real story to hold everything together in the face of its sexual shortcomings.
For some reason there’s a common misconception that Ride of the Valkyrie is actually the second OVA in the series made in 2006. It is, however, the first two episode OVA made in 2004 known as Ikusaotome Valkyrie.
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Ride of the Valkyrie
Ikusa Otome Valkyrie Shinsho
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Fantasy, Excessive Fluids, Futanari, Large Insertion, Monsters, Rape, Tentacles