Gokigenyou and welcome to another segment of Yuri Mania, where I focus on the genre of girls loving girls in anime and otaku culture. I found this anime last minute (yesterday on Wednesday, before I went to see Watchmen). I was just browsing mininova.org and saw this title called Shoujo Sect ~Innocent Lovers~. With "innocent" in the title I was sure it would be anything but! So I downloaded the trailer just to take a look and WOW!!! The trailers already had so much explicit scenes I had to stop it because someone behind me would not like what I'm watching, lol.
So what is Shoujo Sect? It's a manga created by Ken Kurogane and was made into OVA series starting last summer. It's a familiar story of an all girls school and the girls who "respect" another girl very dearly... if you know what I mean. Except unlike Maria-sama ga Miteru or Kashimashi ~Girl Meets Girl~ or Sailor Moon's Sailor Neptune and Uranus, this series take it to another step that's not commonly shown in other yuri anime!
The story begins with two young girls, I'd say about 5 years old, meeting for the very first time. One is Shinobu Handa, the main character, and Momoko Naitou, the love interest. After a full day of playing, Momoko had to leave, but not before giving Shinobu a peck on the lips. And thus began Shinobu's hunt for Momoko...
This is Shinobu... you can sorta guess what kind of personality she has. She's quite the seductress with quite a large harem under her belt... All under one roof of the Sparrow's Forest dormitory.The Sparrow's Forest dormitory, which is just one big house pretty much.
This is Momoko. She's quite rigid and very strict on the rules, especially since she's on the disciplinary committee. I guess she's like the tsundere of the show?
Kirin Suwabe poses as a lover and servant to Shinobu. From what I can see here, she looks like she's from India... She can be quite jealous too, especially when Shinobu remembers her first love in that playground dream sequence.
They've covered quite a lot of the characters and their story arcs within the two OVAs, but some of them are cut down into just a couple of H scenes... not like I'm complaining :P
Haruhi? Ah no, she just wears the same yellow ribbon with a ponytail.The Komai sisters, Chizuru and Shigure are the first arc that seemed to be "solved" by admitting they loved each other... Of course Momoko feels kinda guilty because she kinda helped them get together by encouraging Chizuru to confess her love.
And then there's Maya Enjouji, who secretly loves Shinobu, and she expresses that below... and Shinobu reciprocating her feelings.
Later on we will meet Matsuri, who wanted to make love to Kirin so bad that she fakes having the mumps... (How does one fake the mumps?) And because of that Shinobu made all the girls in the dorm to stay home and not infect the school. Which forced Momoko to come to their dorm for an after school visit.
Of course there's always a teacher in these stories... I was sure this teacher, Kyouko Hayato will play a (seductress) role when she first appeared.
And sure enough she gets into Momoko's pants! I won't spoil the story here because it's a pretty decent story in a H anime.
Anther minor character is Oogami-sempai (the one on top), who is not in the first two episodes much, but is implied that she's giving trouble to Shinobu.
It took me a while to take all the screencaps because um... well some scenes are kinda hot and it was hard to concentrate. I noticed the hair animation looks weird in all of them... the drapes and the carpet alike. The hair on their heads seem to be stuck together, but not as distracting as the hair below. They looked kinda bad and may be distracting for some people. Everyone looked like they were just freshly shaven... badly! I like all the voices, except for Matsuri. And right now I'm in the process of downloading the 3rd episode and see how it concludes. If you like your yuri and always hoping they'd go to the next step, then this is for you! I believe this may be the first H anime that actually focused on yuri... I could be wrong though.
It's unfortunate that there are only 3 OVAS being made. I would love to explore more of the story. The manga is available online! Courtesy of 「頂の座」 at DannyChoo.com
And now some screenshots I didn't use for the review above!