but still will never be up to par with any of Gonzo's
works, MMG comes up with another digitized animation that
puts the word "parody" in another context. I'm sure
those of you who've come in contact with Sailor
7, Star BallZ,
or Anime Fiction
would know what to expect: Badly drawn fan art and an entire
DVD of dumb jokes. They just improved a little bit with this
There is, after all, a very visible effort in putting an
"original" story into this. You have Mania, who
looks suspiciously like Nadia in The Secret of Blue Waters
(when did Nadia's chest become so...Lara Croft???), and her
bespectacled loser husband John, whom I'm assuming to be a
knock-off of Jean from the same afformentioned anime (too
bad they didn't make his balls as big as Mania's boobies).
Yes, you read rightthey're married, even though the
DVD cover says they're only bf/gf. Mania gets laid quite often,
though rarely with her hubby. The reason? The guy is not only
a pathetic loser, but he calls Mania a pervert for wanting
to practice her marital rights on him! The hell? As a result,
she makes do with mushrooms, sticks, tentacles, amazons, pirates.
She starts her horny escapades in an island that deviously
resembles a woman's naked body, finds herself the sacrificial
non-virgin, escapes to a ship full of lewd uglies, and then
ends up in an island that deviously resembles a man's naked
body. Rinse and repeat. Throw in a load of tentacles and a
whole slew of yuri festivities, headed by none other than
Miss Rei Ayanami herself, and you've got yourself a boner.
Have you ever felt like you were living a bad dream that
makes you go through an endless labyrinth? This is what Mania
feels like. The experience is an ennui-inducing chore armed
with monotonous dubbing, ridiculously corny dialogues, and
repetitive (and lazily done) art and animation. The hentai
scenes don't even appear too
appetizing. If there's another
word I'd use, it might as well be "exhausting".
Well, at least Mania is an improvement from past MMG presentations,
looks-wise, if only for the nice 3D CGs.