The Heat Series
Credits: Kid, Phoenix Entertainment, Digital Works, Kitty
Cover Description: Masato is an aspiring novelist and college
student who moves to a seaside town to be close to the beach the sexy
bikini clad women.
Masato, along with his friend Oka, start working at a restaurant on
the beach, while looking for potential candidates for a summertime fling.
While Oka gets lucky quickly, and finds his romantic partner working
at the same restaurant, Masato it not quite so lucky, and only has his
daydreams to keep him company.
One day, as Masato fantasizes about his high school sweetheart Chisato,
he runs right into her. Not willing to let this chance slip by, he rekindles
their relationship, and his love for her. Unfortunately, she only comes
to town during the summer, and over the course of time, Masato bares
her absence with less and less fortitude. How long will it be before
his hormones get the better of his heart
Reminds me too much of End of Summer
Since Winter Heat and Autumn Heat can't stand on their own as
individual anime titles, I'm combining my reviews for all of the
Heat Series. Each of them elicit the same reaction from me anyway,
so I think it's pretty pointless to discuss them one by one. I
will just sound like a broken record.
The Heat Series is composed of Summer Heat, Autumn Heat, and
Winter Heat. It's a telenovela documenting the lives of college
students in love. Since it isn't your typical hentai fanfare,
I'm looking at it through the eyes of a sane anime fan. Its attempt
at seriousness reminds me too much of End
of Summer, hence the 4-paw rating. Here we see Mr. Jerk Masato
professing his love for one girl, but has no qualms screwing some
cheap-ass female he just met on the subway! Worse, he gets angry
just because his Lady Love was seen kissing someone else! Oh,
ok, it's all right for him to spew his seed over to another woman,
but it's mortal sin for the girl to touch lips with another man?
Sounds like double-standard to me. Seducing other easy conquests
is also a poor excuse of a tactic at getting over a love problem.
Why can't he just admit that he's a sick fool who just wants to
get laid from Summer through Winter?
Did I also mention how disgusting Masato's mouth is during "lovemaking"?
He can't possibly be taken seriously with language like that.
I just told my fiancé that after we get married and he
tries to talk like Masato during the wedding night, I'd slap him
repeatedly till he drops unconscious.
The Heat Series should have concentrated on tentacles or orgies
instead. It would have at least pleased one set of fans that way.
If it aims at targeting the remotely intelligent audience, I don't
think it could hit its mark.
|Art/Animation: 10 Story/Plot:
6 Characters: 6 Sounds: 5 Ecchi Level: 8
Like the namesake, Hot to Cold
Frankly, I'm not as harsh on this series as Neko is =), because
I thought it was a nice little horny romp. Still, the series does
have the annoying habit of moving up in the first tape, and moving
downhill from there.
First off, I wont blow sand up your skirts, the dub sucks. Unfortunately,
I could only get it that way, so I had to deal with it. As for
the show itself, the animation I thought was really well done.
Chisato is drawn very sexily to the point where you wish she was
real. The plot is fairly lame, and the "former crush wants
to get the girl" type deal has been overdone. Still, the
first tape ends satisfyingly enough.
The second tape is where it goes downhill, and I agree with Neko
100 percent. How does a guy who bangs some floozy for no reason
other than to do it, expect to have our sympathies when his "love"
has a fleeting encounter with another man whom she's not interested
in, and he can't hack it? Bah...
Fluid art make this watchable, but trying to figure out what
the main character is smoking will kill it by the end.
|Art/Animation: - Story/Plot:
- Characters: - Sounds: - Ecchi Level: -
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