REVIEWS
Hentai Review Poppers
by David Rasmussen©


Featuring Paper Pleasures month.

Icarus Publishing Blue Eyes V. 1 & V. 2

First Look at Icarus Publishing Blue Eyes V. 3

Last month I started a piece just for printed pleasures, this month it’s featured as we
take a look at my first batch of review material focusing entirely on Icarus Publishing
(thanks to Icarus Publishing for sending me that review packet of stuff which I’m
reviewing now and in the coming months).

And since this is the first review right out of Icarus Publishing’s line-up let’s go straight
to the top.

For months on end I have reviewed, and reviewed, and reviewed… and yet despite all
my reviews I have not yet given ONE perfect storm of a review. Not one title has, to
date, garnered a perfect 5 out of 5... Until now. Icarus Publishing? Give yourselves a
round of applause, because you are the first company to deliver that perfect storm of a
5 out of 5 with our first highly recommended review of… Blue Eyes. (The first of what,
surprisingly, turned out to be a double feature of 5 out of 5s with the second featured in
October!)

(Also, just for the record, to date NONE of Icarus Publishing’s titles I’ve gotten ahold of
through a generous review material package sent from them sometime ago got a
abysmal 1 out of 5! The worst was a 2 out of 5, but more than not Icarus Publishing’s
reads got high marks (4 out of 5’s and the all important 5 out of 5 that I’m talking up
now!)

If I did have a problem with Icarus Publishing titles, besides a few of them ranked at a 2
out of 5, is that the titles are NOT for the casual hentai reader in terms of the price
being asked! Ranking in at $20 a pop for the graphic novels, and $8 a pop for the 80
page anthology manga, this is most certainly not for the reader who uses a limited
budget to purchase hentai manga. Limited budgets can’t withstand dropping $20 a title,
that is not budget saving there… unlike my next 5 out of 5 which comes at a bargain
price from Right Stuf International with about $5 (give or take) shaved off the cover
price!

This (Icarus Publishing’s die hard $20 a pop titles) is for the die hard dedicated reader,
because they are the only ones I can see not afraid to drop a $20 spot on a single
hentai manga, especially since places like Right Stuf International has discounted
hentai manga available at lower prices to check out.

So, then, since every purchase from Icarus has to count (since the titles are abit steep
in price) let’s go right away and tell you all about the title that IS worth the drop of a $20
for purchase per volume… Blue Eyes.

Blue Eyes V. 1

The perfect storm of 5... Out of 5.

First it was Takabe from Sexfriend (and his hot red headed sexfriend), now it’s this guy
and his hit parade of generously endowed female lovers with big breasts… eh?

I know, I know, flashback to my review of Anyone You Can Do… I Can Do Better DVD
and I’m telling you any series that has women with giganto tits is compensating for
something… not this time. For once the title actually can have the best of both worlds.
Intense long lasting lengthy erotic sex (where one sex scene with one pairing can last
up to two or three chapters in length) and intelligent personality design with people who
feel the gamut of emotions from love and lust, to regret and desire, and more.

Years ago our man Tatsuya was separated from his true love Maria. Maria, a beautiful
(even well bountifully breasty for someone her age) English/Asian girl with haunting
blue eyes (hence the title of the series), vowed that she would return… which she did in
college. So then, let the sex begin!

Packed from end to end, the entire first volume has plot, story, and lots and lots of
sex… and not all of it with Maria. Tatsuya, it seems, is abit of a sexfiend (not friend) but
not in a horrible way. It just seems that (learn to hate this in real people) he has an
easy time getting into women’s panties (and beyond that).

Soon after he takes Maria’s virginity in the nurse’s office he hooks up with the woman
who will become his “mistress”, the busty -- ah, let’s just say you shouldn’t question the
bust size of any women I say is coupling with Tatsuya because they’ll all have gigantic
breasts… nuff said. Anyway after peeping on the two doing it, and then going home
and masturbating in a lust driven desire state, soon to be regular cast member (and
bed partner) lovely Lisa gets into Tatsuya’s pants and sex ensues.

After that to round out the story Tatsuya does two equally well endowed female
students who only appear (at present) in this volume, then the story ends with a
promise… a promise that you won’t be seeing any end to this five out of five streak
anytime soon seeing how the back of this book (abit big… please reprint this in a
second printing at the print size used in Blue Eyes V. 2 people from Icarus Publishing!!)
shows the cover to Blue Eyes V. 7!! Oh yeah, we should be seeing quite a few years of
nominations for this one as Best of Hentai Manga for a few years to come (it may be to
Hentai Manga what Azumanga Daioh was for a few years to the Best of Manga award
winning it a few years straight that it was eligible).

Round up time (1 of 2)!

Deep Blue Eyes Breakdown

Hentai Hot?

A well rounded, well developed, well made and comfortable feeling hentai that really is
hentai at a high level… and I’m talking the title and not the -- uh -- never mind (sorry).

A title written well, drawn well, filled with true erotica that services it’s readers well (and
truly worthy of being a five out of five manga), Blue Eyes is a perfect hentai manga that
you should check out if you are in the market for a good solid read.

Hentai Not?

The emphasis is abit on the sex, yes, but I think it’s a good thing. If you do want abit
more plot heavy stuff and don’t mind demon tentacle rape check out next month’s
review for a five out of five there that is also recommended. But still, even if you want
that, don’t forget this title as it is also worthy of reading.

Sexy Bytes?

Hmm?? I think I said it was all good… so it’s all good.

Scary Bytes?

That people like Tatsuya might actually exist… scary… uh… uh? Oh, wait, my mind
wandered, my bad.

Uh… scary… scary… nothing. That’s next month’s bag, the whole scary thing.

Overall?

Hentai that pleases on more than just the sex level (and on a well done level at that). It
is the first worthy title, and earns this praise in spades as I give it the first ever rating of
a 5... Out of 5.

But wait, that’s not all!

Blue Eyes V. 2

Five “Graduate” references out of 5!

After such reviews as Anyone You Can Do… I Can Do Better DVD you’d think I’d never
give a series with women stacked with giganto tits much of a break… until now.

For once I have found a title that can actually have the best of both worlds. Intense long
lasting lengthy erotic sex (where one sex scene with one pairing can last up to two or
three chapters in length) and intelligent personality design with people who feel the
gamut of emotions from love and lust, to regret and desire, and more.

Last time you met Tatsuya, who was separated years ago from his true love Maria.

Maria, a beautiful (even well bountifully breasty for someone her age) English/Asian girl
with haunting blue eyes (hence the title of the series) along with a lot of other good
assets, vowed that she would return… which she did in college. And then we were off to
the sex races!

Packed from end to end, the entire first volume had plot, story, and lots and lots of
sex… and not all of it with Maria. Be it his soon to be mistress Lisa, or two incidental sex
moments, the title began to pack the sex on abit. Well now we’re up to Blue Eyes V. 2
and we’re going ever onwards.

After a couple of rounds with Maria, one with the joy of breast milk and the other with
the fun of playing doctor while in semi public, we go to the next multi chapter sex scene
and this one’s a hottie.

After taking Maria for her virgin spin first volume for a few chapters (accentuated with
Lisa taking over the retelling as she lies breathlessly in bed lusting for Tatsuya while
masturbating), we come to this volume where Tatsuya finds another one of his dreams
coming true as he goes to comfort a recently abandoned Mrs. Maria (Maria’s mom
whose husband left her -- the dumb little bastard he is) only to end up having sex with
her. First she’s drunk, and ends up regretting it… until he comes for her again and she
willingly takes him into her bedroom and herself… basically it’s sheer eroticism and a
high point.

After that it’s back to Lisa as a plan begins to form to permanently make a loving
twosome into a even more loving threesome with Lisa joining in on their romance… but
really, can that actually happen?

That’s for next time as they all go on summer vacation to some resort and the story
ends with Lisa trying to seduce Maria… and an extra tale with Tatsuya nailing his large
breasted teacher in bed… really.

Anyway it‘s not like you have to wait long to see what‘s next, seeing how I already have
a first look at the next volume for you right here! But, for now, this is breakdown time.

Deep Blue Eyes Breakdown the 2nd

Hentai Hot?

Same as Blue Eyes V. 1

Hentai Not?

The emphasis is abit on the sex (again), yes, but I think it’s a good thing. Don’t forget
this title as it is most worthy of reading.

Sexy Bytes?

This time out the long lust filled scene with Maria‘s mother (who is far more woman than
her spineless weak little runaway absentee slash we never see him in this manga and
hope we never see him husband) is the big scene, and the most memorable.

Scary Bytes?

Same as Blue Eyes V. 1

Overall?

Hentai that pleases on more than just the sex level (and on a well done level at that). It
is the first worthy title, and earns this praise in spades as I give it the first ever rating of
a 5... Out of 5.

But wait, that’s not all -- again -- because it‘s now time for…!

First Look at Blue Eyes V. 3

Rating Pending Review (RPR)

(NOTE - Yes, I know, there is NO score on this one. Rating of this title is pending review
so stay tuned for the full review to see it’s final score, thank you.)

So you’ve just picked up Blue Eyes V. 1, then V. 2, now you are wondering what’s next.

How about the continuation as we take our first look at Blue Eyes V. 3 (coming soon).

Originally appearing in the Icarus Publishing anthology manga (the one that cost $8 a
pop for 80 pages of hentai manga), these first chapters outline what should be the
beginning of the third volume of Blue Eyes. We’re still on vacation with Tatsuya and
company, and right off the bat we got our first ever lesbian moment as Tatsuya’s
mistress Lisa seduces Maria which leads to a short yet sweet lesbian sex scene. Too
bad it is not to last (but maybe they‘ll couple again in future chapters for more scenes
like this?)

Since it was Tatsuya’s plan all along to get Lisa accepted by Maria his arrival is
expected, and before you know it another one of the title’s trademark long chapter
spanning sex scenes happens as we go into a “threesome” between Tatsuya and the
ladies (though for the most part it’s one on one with only the occasional ganging up). It’
s hot, it’s erotic, and it ends with them leaving the resort a stronger coupling.

That means we’re due for some very hot action as the title rolls on from there, with
Tatsuya now due some threesome action this volume… and that’s about it. More to
come once the true review is revealed.

Once once again we have ourselves a well rounded, well developed, well made and
comfortable feeling hentai that really is hentai at a high level. A title written well, drawn
well, filled with true erotica that services it’s readers well (and truly worthy of being a five
out of five manga), Blue Eyes is a perfect hentai manga that you should check out if
you are in the market for a good solid read.

Now short of, say, Lisa being gang raped, Maria’s mom committing suicide or being
killed off by a rapist in her bedroom, or something equally horrible the title should hold
solid and tight without flaw. Still, even if I am die hard set on the score I am going to
wait… just in case something does happen to mess up my review when Volume 3 finally
hits. Stay tuned.

Next time…

Three months of holidays are coming! October (Halloween), November (Thanksgiving)
and December (Christmas and New Year)! As this time comes about it’s also time to
think about the Best of 2006 Hentai Awards (specifically geared just to the nomination
and voting for the Best Hentai Anime and Manga slash Eurotica slash Amerotica of
2006!) More information will come soon, so stay tuned.

But for now it’s October next time and that means Halloween. And in the theme of
Halloween let’s take a look at some tricks and treats you possibly check (including the
treat of a second 5 out of 5 title) as October rolls about with reviews of the mangas
Midara (another title from our pals at Icarus Publishing) and La Blue Girl (find out why
this is the second title in two months to earn a coveted 5 out of 5) and the Anime
Sacrilege. That’s that otherwise, so keep on reading and watching new things and I‘ll
see you next month!
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