May 01, 2008

Eiken

Alright, guys, don't say I never did anything for you.

Eiken is rather legendary. I don't know of a non-porn title where the girls have bigger, more ridiculous breasts. Not all of the girls in it do, but there are a few who are well beyond belief.

It's an OVA and they only made two episodes of it. It's a bit surprising that they gave up on the OVA so soon.

Well, maybe it's not so surprising. NSFW below the fold. Also a huge number of frame grabs and a big flash, so it'll be slow loading.

The hero is named Densuke and he's the classic-for-this-kind-of-story under-developed wimp of a guy who, for no obvious reason, becomes a babe magnet. (Essentially the same character can be seen currently in Kanokon.) The girl of his dreams is Chiharu:

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The second eyecatch

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There are a hell of a lot of reasons why this series is extremely disturbing, but for me the most important is this: all through the series, Chiharu looks utterly miserable. It isn't until the final scene of the second (and last) episode that she finally smiles and begins to look happy.

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Her kid sister is named Yuriko. According to Wikipedia, she's supposedly an A-cup, and that's a total crock if you ask me. (Especially considering that Japanese bra sizes are inflated (sic) one step. A Japanese "C" is an American "B".)

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Yuriko feels inadequate; she's jealous of her sister's tits, and also of the fact that Densuke is paying attention to Chiharu. So Yuriko has decided to seduce Densuke, or something like that, and she's the most aggressive at molesting him of all the girls in the series. Here's her preferred way to greet him. I suppose this could be considered a kind of glomp.

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And she does it again...

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...and again...

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This particular time she damn near drowned him. Here are most of the other girls in the Eiken club:

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The one on the right, with the pink hair, is in 6th grade and apparently is the youngest in the club. (She's supposedly younger than the one sitting next to her.) Her name is Komoe and she supposedly has a 111 cm bustline. For the metrically challenged, that's 43 inches, and I don't believe that, either. It's a lot bigger. I don't understand how that girl can stand up without a cane, let alone walk -- or run.

As to running, there's a scene where she's in a race, and the... counter-vibrations reach catastrophic levels and she dumps flat on her face because of it. No, I'm not going to show it to you; it's too gross.

The one with purple hair is Kirika. She splits the difference between Chiharu and Komoe. It's obvious that her tits are uncomfortable, because she has a tendency to park them on top of Densuke's head. (Not only is he a wimp, he's also short.)

In a couple of scenes Kirika moves rather abruptly, and her breasts never stop bouncing afterwards. Here's one of them:

I didn't actually watch Eiken. I ripped it and scanned through it. So I have to guess a bit about the story, but it seems there's some sort of all-school sporting event going on, primarily for the girls. Girls seem to be running it, too. Here are some of the announcers:

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You know the most amazing thing about this? It was done by J.C. Staff, the same studio that gave us Potemayo, Azumanga Daioh, and Sugar, a little Snow Fairy. Also Ikki Tousen first season and Daphne in the Brilliant Blue. They're nothing if not inconsistent. They're sure as hell not prudes.

I have to say that the technical production quality is pretty good. The art is clean and J.C. Staff has always been good at fan service, even in shows that weren't supposed to have any fan service in them. (The grade school teacher in Sugar is better looking and rather better built than she probably should have been, for instance, considering that it's a kid's show.)

And so we come back to the mystery: why were only two episodes of this made? OVAs are known for pandering, and it's apparent there must be quite an audience for the Eiken manga, since it eventually ran 18 volumes. Someone must have been reading it. So you'd think there'd be a significant audience for an anime based on the manga. Yet only two episodes (on one DVD) were ever released and then they called it quits.

Did someone at J.C. Staff put their foot down and say, this is too raunchy even for us, or something like that? Again, considering some of what's in the first season of Ikki Tousen their raunch threshold is pretty high, but Eiken goes waaaay beyond that. (I don't think I mentioned the yoghurt, or the chocolate pudding, did I? Or the eels?)

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Was it a commercial failure, even with the manga audience? Damned if I know. I'd be curious. What I can tell you is that Eiken is as raunchy as an anime series can get without being classified as hentai.

...NOT recommended...

Posted by: Steven Den Beste in Cheesecake at 09:33 PM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 The second DOAX game uses the exact same sort of never-ending vertical-only bounce every time the characters turn. It doesn't work there, either.

I never reached the scenes you captured, because I actually tried to watch it, and ran away screaming due to the horror of the voice acting and the sloshing mud-sacks.

I suspect the manga is a success precisely because the beyond-huge breasts look less absurd when they're not animated.

-j

Posted by: J Greely at May 01, 2008 09:49 PM (2XtN5)

2 In addition to the absurd bouncing I was put off when I saw a clip of the ponytail-girl's breasts fluttering in the wind.
I... I don't know what to think about that.

Posted by: TimF at May 01, 2008 09:59 PM (9QRdA)

3 Oh gawd, the pain this post just caused me.  Before Dokuro-chan, this was my "standard" for really, really bad anime.  Now, thanks to you, Steven, I was just forced to relive the hour of torture that was my viewing of Eiken

You are a very bad man.

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 01, 2008 10:08 PM (AW3EJ)

4 Mr. Duck, believe me. It can get much worse than this. When it comes to sheer awfulness, this doesn't hold a candle to Strange Love.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 01, 2008 10:36 PM (+rSRq)

5 Yes, but Strange Love is hentai, which for the most part is expected to blow chunks..  Eiken specifically wasn't hentai...

As is, it all pales next to the horror that was Dokuro-chan.

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 02, 2008 05:48 AM (AW3EJ)

6

...but Strange Love is hentai, which for the most part is expected to blow chunks...

True, true.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 02, 2008 08:26 AM (+rSRq)

7 You really know how to ruin my enjoyment of Kanokon.  As crazy as it is, I'm not sure they'd break out the chocolate.  (Although there was that one scene with toad oil....)

To Love Ru also shied away from that level of tentacle, um, aggressiveness.   Ah, for the good old days of no broadcast standards in Japan..  Judging from the last couple of seasons, it hasn't resulted in a massive outbreak of high quality anime, so what's the point?

Posted by: ubu at May 03, 2008 12:35 PM (NvJlQ)

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