OP: 「つらぬいて憂鬱」 (Tsuranuite Yuuutsu) by Ninomiya Yui
「ピーター・グリルとオーガの姉妹」 (Piitaa Guriru to Oga no Shimai)
“Peter Grill and the Ogre Sisters”
Ahh anime, romcom, sci-fi, and otherworldly isekai aside, no season is ever complete without the complementary ecchi flick, and here to provide that necessary service is Peter Grill. Technically this one came out earlier in the week and I could’ve been on time like a proper human being and looked at it earlier, but as we all know T&A demands the proper treatment, as censoring takes away from the plot—and a lack of plot is obviously problematic. Particularly when your story is all about the best it can offer.
Right off the bat the important thing to note is that Peter Grill is not going to be Ishuzoku Reviewers 2.0. While free-floating breasts, cleavage shots, and every other lusty curvature will clearly feature in abundance, the show is definitely on a budget as twelve-minute runtime and shoestring animation prove. This leads to the usual compression of plot (not to be confused with plot of course) where all we get is that Peter is the macho-est of macho, the worldwide fighting champion who must now fight off hordes of nymphomaniacal women eager to see their children inherit the best human genes can provide. Why he’d fight off (read: give into) such easy advances is shown by Luvelia, his hopeful bride-to-be who just so happens to be as pure as the angels above—and as knowledgeable in matters of the loin as your pet rock. It’s about as decent and comedic as any purely ecchi storyline you’ll find, which frankly is all you can ask for considering we all know why we’re here in the first place. All that remains to be seen is how much the show is willing to provide on that front.
While unlikely to really retain the crowd Ishuzoku Reviewers managed to attract and equally certain to keep things simple, there’s no denying Peter Grill will more than meet any ecchi desires one may have this season. As long as you’re up to deal with short duration and cheap production, nothing this summer will come close to this little weekly romp through the fantasy sheets.
ED: 「ヨリドコロ」 (Yoridokoro) by Hilcrhyme