Well, I've found where I'm booking a room next vacation
This is a stunning example of what a work of art a show of this genre can be.
Swallowtail Inn is a story of the lovely Yuriko doing everything within her power to keep her Inn in business after the death of her husband. That includes some late night entertainment that the normal guests aren't aware of.
While the plot of this show is pretty much paper thin, it really doesn't keep you from enjoying the show. So one day, one of the guests discovers a man stumbling around in the woods and he has no idea who he is or why he's there in the first place. Being the good hearted women that she is, Yuriko takes him in, feeds him and even names him Kenji. Kenji, in return, decides to earn his keep and start helping out at the Inn by cleaning up, fixing odds and ends and even doing a little yard work.
One night when he gets a peek at Yuriko's special shows and decides to help her by teaching her how to perform much more interesting shows for the guests. The techniques include something very special in relation to exotic cuisine. Seriously, seeing this show really made me want to try sushi in a big way.
Towards the second episode, we're introduced to Yuriko's sister who's heard rumors about the Inn and decides she wants to lend a hand as well. Okay, for my fellow Ai Yori Aoshi fans out there, I highly suggest checking out Swallowtail Inn because Yuriko's sister looks remarkably like a certain blue haired someone which made things all the more enjoyable to watch.
Something I very much enjoyed about this show was that it was presented in widescreen format. It has a really great cinematic feel. The coloring, animation and character designs just look fantastic. Their beauty look effortless, compared to the other titles that use overly shiny coloring to cover up bad character design. The show just has a great feel to it. I don't think I've experienced watching any other hentai titles like this before. You really feel like you're watching a piece of art unfolding before you.
The show does offer some very interesting scenes to behold. They just don't throw sex scenes at you. I could commend on their featuring a very clever use of ropes and a wicked game of chance. I just hope one day, if I ever forget who the hell I am, I'll retain the knowledge Kenji does, and perhaps help some troubled maiden with my unseen talents.