On the way home from school one day Yuuji Kashima is stopped by a strange man, offering to give him a dice game with the special ability to make him closer to whomever he plays it with. And that couldn’t be closer to the truth! Deciding to try the game with his mother Yuri, things are about to go very, very wrong. But it won’t stop there, not when he has his sister Aoi to try the game with too. Things couldn’t get more sordid!
If you didn’t surmise from (or read) the synopsis, Sexual Pursuit is all about incest, and it doesn’t mess around with any sort of “in law” or “half” relative jive talk. So if you’re not one for a mother and son or a sister and brother having “relations,” you should probably just move on now. There is no sex between anyone not directly blood related. For most of us though, we will just try and push those thoughts aside and enjoy the title for its other merits, try being the operative word.
Yuuji is your typical wimpy loser, constantly picked on by his older sister and strangely attracted not only to her but also his mother as well. This leads us down a dangerous path of secret desire and, with the help of a magical dice game, a very physical consequence. The first episode is dedicated to the introduction of the mysterious dice game with the power to bring its players closer together, and Yuuji playing such a game with his mother. Things start out innocently enough, a lingering embrace that lasts just a bit too long, quickly followed by kissing, stripping, and other unscrupulous acts by both parties. If you can get past the whole mother-son aspect the first episode is actually not bad, even though the story is fairly basic and the animation is just average. Sadly the second episode, where one would imagine his sister will get involved in the unsavory incestuous acts, does indeed happen, but it achieves very little. There is nothing in the second episode which involves all three of them together (take that as you will), and everything with his sister is just standard hentai fare. Add to that 5 minutes worth of recap from the first episode and it just fails to titillate, or entertain for that matter.
The centerpiece of Sexual Pursuit, for all intense and purposes, is the dice game, and its inclusion is what actually made the first episode interesting. The tension created by two people being forced to have sex with one another gave the whole thing an exciting sensation. And it wasn’t like most of the others, where they’re being forced by other people to do it. Sadly this aspect is almost completely missing from the second episode, where the dice game is used once in making Aoi masturbate while Yuuji watches. After that they just have sex with one another because they want to. Where’s the fun in that? The real missed opportunity here is how interesting things could have gotten if more people were in on the game, but sadly that doesn’t come to fruition. There is also the unfortunate circumstance in that Aoi is a fair bit hotter than her mother, but is only in the useless second episode, making the whole thing an odd mishmash of success and failure.
No need to worry about the sex itself though, everything is fully explicit. There’s a bit of pissing involved here, used to show orgasms for the women, and Yuuji is often on the receiving end. That’s really the most extreme content here, so if you’re good with that you shouldn’t have problems with the rest, which is pretty much just standard sex acts. As with just about every hentai title, the Japanese language track is the way to go, but I really didn’t find the English dub here to be that objectionable. I actually found it to be pretty good, but for whatever reason the hentai scripts just never sound like they can be taken seriously when said in English. It’s sort of an odd language paradox I will one day figure out…
I can’t really recommend Sexual Pursuit for a couple of reasons. The second episode is nothing special, the technical aspects are nothing special, and yes, it’s all incest all the time. The first episode saves it from being a waste of time, but not enough to make it anything you need to see.
Sexual Pursuit is part of the Vanilla Series, a strange conglomeration of tiles which have nothing to do with one another but that all look incredibly alike. Just by looking at the animation of a hentai title you can just about tell right off the bat whether or not it’s part of the Vanilla Series, and if it is, that’s not a good thing. (The animation is typically pretty poor).