Grisaia no Rakuen kicked off with a rather lackluster episode 1 in terms of service but did a rather stellar job in episode 2
Now we are beginning to cook with fire.
Both JB and Asako manage to have some very nice shots that will be interesting to see on BD.
First up is a bath scene with Asako.
Not much room for improvement but there is censorship there so Asako titty is in the bank in my eyes.
Next, some /ss/ with Yuuji and JB.
I need to learn how to make stitches. Nevertheless, a glorious scene awaits on BD.
Rest of the episode gets pretty story heavy with Yuuji enlisting in an army of sorts where two new girls are introduced that, according to the CGs, Yuuji will eventually bone. I know there are drug tests in the army but I wonder about STD checks, the dude gets around so I wouldn’t be surprised if he has caught something.
Dude has got some balls, I’ll give him that much.
The Grisaia anime franchise is very…interesting. One thing that is enjoyable about Grisaia no Rakuen is that, since its based on an eroge, it can be very forthright with everything. Like, just this episode, Asako was all like “Yeah, I had sex with Yuuji more than 6 times this past week” which JB more or less responded with “No fair, guess I gotta do him now!”. It’s something which is quite unique to Grisaia that is very hard to find in other anime, even in some eroge adaptations. Obviously, it is something that I enjoy as it is amusing just to see how honest they are with it. In fact, the first line of dialogue this episode was “[Yuuji] isn’t a virgin, you know”. Its not ground breaking, top tier dialogue that should be complimented to heaven and back but it is something that I would love to see more of anyways.
I haven’t played the Grisaia no Rakuen VN, but I have seen CGs from it. Maybe this is just my cynicism coming out but by the looks of things, 8-Bit are just trying to be more story heavy than concentrating on the service. Its kinda like they advertised how erotic and awesome the BD specials are and just implying that “Look, we are going to do the same type of specials with these characters, can we just focus on the plot for once?”. It’s a little annoying but what can you do really, Grisaia no Kajitsu wasn’t exactly service heavy when it needed to be so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised with what I’m seeing. All I would like to see is just more lengthy service scenes with the cast since episode 1 was quite a disappointment.