© 1996 Naruo Kuzukawa / Akita Shoten / Cente Studio
My Fair Masseuse
Usually, hentai is associated with featuring bizarre, twisted and depraved acts of sex. It's not surprising to see why this is so with anime like La Blue Girl and Urotsukidoji being so infamous. So I guess it's nice to see that there are hentai anime out there that are actually fairly "normal" and even a little cute when it comes to dealing with sex.
If you're looking for taboos like tentacles, bondage, rape, incest, orgies, whatever, you're not going to find them here. My Fair Masseuse strictly features ordinary heterosexual sex, some of it a little kinky, but pretty normal overall. Probably the most extreme factor is the fact that the main character, Moko, works in a massage parlor (which means she's a prostitute). And even this is handled in an upbeat fashion. The place in which she works is fairly classy, and there are no overbearing pimps or dirty alleyways to be found. Not to mention that Moko actually enjoys having sex and takes a lot of pride in what she does. There's even one scene where she attempts to seduce a horny guy, who in turn runs away screaming. How often does *that* happen?
While the sexual content is pretty normal, it is still depicted in graphic detail and fully uncensored. And what it lacks in variety, it makes up for with quantity. There are a lot of sex scenes to be viewed even given the short running time. But despite having so much sex in it, there is also some comedy to balance things out.
On the artistic side, My Fair Masseuse is fairly sound. The art is clean and the animation is about as good as most hentai anime, especially since low frame rates are usually the norm.
My Fair Masseuse is a decent, "normal" hentai anime for those that don't get turned on by tentacles, bondage, or other more extreme acts. It's cute, funny when it needs to be, and on the whole, an enjoyable look into the life of a massage parlor girl.
The Verdict: * * * 1/2 (above average)
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