Silly, random… and kind of soulless. This show delivered on BD though, and that’s all that matters.
Production Company: AIC
Vintage: Summer 2012
Nipple sightings from other AIC produced anime:
Burn-Up Scramble, Ga-Rei-Zero (w/ Asread), Girls Bravo, Strike Witches 2, Tokko, Maken-Ki!, Haganai, Shukufuku no Campanella, A.D. Police, Armitage III, Blue Gender, Asobi ni Iku Yo!, Dragon Pink, G-Taste, Gall Force, Luna Varga, Mayoi Neko Overrun, Masquerade, Maryuu Senki, Megazone 23, Moldiver, Nightwalker, Oni-Tensei, Parasite Dolls, R-15, Nyan Koi, Photon, Rei Rei, Riding Bean, Silent Mobius, Sex Demon Queen, Sol Bianca, Tenchi Muyo, Spaceship Agga Ruter (hentai), Very Private Lesson, Wanna-Be’s, Zoku Gosenzo San’e (hentai)
Other notable / recently relevant mainstream anime from AIC:
Heaven’s Lost Property, El Hazard, Amagami, Ah My Goddess, Appleseed, Nana to Kaoru, Date-A-Live
Mariya Ise as Itsuki Noya
Thoughts on the anime
Very random. This did not feel like an anime that would have nudity packed extras on BD.
Like most ecchi anime from 2010 to 2012, the art quality is very good.
AIC has been around for over 30 years and for most of their history they hadn’t shied from mature content. I mean, just look at that resume above and look at how many times they showed a willingness to draw nipples. In fact, most of their best known anime, including their very best known anime – Megazone 23 – had nudity. And like ARMS and JC Staff, AIC did their fair share of hentai in the 80s and 90s.
Unfortunately, AIC has seemingly disappeared from anime production. They didn’t produce a single anime TV series in 2014, unless you count Ai Tenchi Muyo , a series of shorts that was sponsored by the city of Takahashi as a form of tourism advertising.
This seems pretty strange considering that the company had more than a few hit anime over the years, including some hits in the current decade. Hopefully they make a comeback. They’ve been one of the few companies diehard ecchi fans have been able to count on.
It would be sad, though sort of fitting, if an empty feeling anime like Ebiten was the last anime by AIC to feature gratuitous nudity.
Thoughts on the fanservice video
I’m kinda surprised this video got to 18:31 length, as most episodes only had one or two fanservice moments and the TV episodes themselves only had two nude scenes. And one of those scenes was in the ending credits.
The specials though were very ecchi, almost as if the creators of this anime saved all the good stuff for the extras alone.
None of them really stood out much or were memorable. : /