Step Up Love Story - Reviews

Alt titles: Futari Ecchi, Manga Sutra

VioletMadder's avatar
Jan 2, 2011

A mid-20s, sweet, virginal newlywed couple learn, together, how to make love. So vanilla it burns, but quite explicit. Sounds nice and harmless, doesn't it?

A warning: this series depicts one of the most thoughtlessly cruel, vile, codependent and abusive relationships imaginable, and what's more it's presented as if this is normal and healthy. The wife, Yura, doesn't even know what an orgasm IS, much less that she's never had one-- in the manga this goes on for at least a year of marriage, until I finally had to give up on reading it due to nausea. Makoto, the husband, pulls every passive aggressive guilt-tripping tactic in the book, whining and sulking and nagging to get her to have sex with him, even when she is sick with the flu, and she always gives in because that's what it means to be a 'good' wife.

Just find some tentacle rape hentai to watch instead. That would be far more wholesome.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
0.5/10 overall
SoulScopes's avatar
May 30, 2011

Ok so as you see this got a 5 So i was wondering if you have the name Makoto does that mean you will always be a sex adict cuz i school days he was and in this he was. I do think that this Makoto was nice though. He did care for Yura and i think thats great. At the start they seemed like a real newlywed couple but then they went over the top. Anyway all i can say is me and my wife(if i get one) will never be that sex crased. Anyway this is a good seres for those major echhi fans so i guess thats what you guys wanted to hear so see ya


5/10 story
7/10 animation
9/10 sound
6/10 characters
5/10 overall
Komirai's avatar
Aug 6, 2012

Futari Ecchi is an Adult ecchi comedy about people who really love each other. During the course of the series, they are learning to accept each other for the good and bad about themselves. Yes, there is some ecchiness in the 4 OVA's like the title suggests. However, very few animes have ever captured what it is really like to be married in the way that it has done. Off the top of my head, probably only Onegai Teacher did as good of job as Futari Ecchi in portraying the awkwardness of two people coming together in marriage for what ever reason in Anime during the last couple of years. It may not be a title for all anime lovers, but I would recommend it for someone wanting a romantic comedy that you can feel good about after you watch it. Just be sure to watch with someone you love by your side.

10/10 story
8/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
9/10 overall
ashskullz's avatar
Mar 30, 2024

as big fan of this series i love what they done with this arc.
they delete all comedy content from the manga and make minor changes, and what we see now is masterpiece.

the ost in this anime is Fire ,and this arc no doubt is fantastic I LOVE IT.

this anime is always known of wonderful animation back days, this arc is worth the wait
this gorgeous animation is in next level.

at this point we all know all the old characters and how great they are.
for the new enmy so far they only 5 eps we can't talk too much here.
but for what we see is well done characters.

with 4 to 6 chapters adapt per episode and what we see until now make the story phenomenal.

overall 10/10
Reviewer’s Rating: 10

10/10 story
10/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
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MikeSinner's avatar
Jul 5, 2011

I think this is a pretty nice cute little anime and should definitely be seen by those who start out like this couple.

#Starting to rant, not so much related to this anime#
Really, get some proper sex-ed, preferably BEFORE getting married. Some countries are just way to scared to let out anything about love and/or sex.
Then you get the; "hmm, so this thing goes in there" type of sex, because they don't know any better.
Knock it off! Explore, experiment, there's so much fun to be had! No wonder the guy shoots his load almost instantly, all that pent up... No actually, I have no idea what that's about. I was thinking more like, well fine, you're still young, it's your first time, you should be able to go at least 4 times in a row.
But hey, that's just me talking. When I was asked to go steady with a girl 3 days before I turned 15 and 'how did we do that!?' 4 days before she turned 14, I felt like the luckiest guy in the world. 3 weeks later, first real kiss, 5 months later, first sex. In the mean time, LOTS of exploring of our bodies. All of you people in love, go ahead and try some of that before you jump in the bed and go for it. Feel eahc other, talk to each other and discover all the likes (and dislikes) so you can have the best time....
I really really REALLY wish all the best to everyone, so yeah, I get pretty agitated when a girl does have a boyfriend, but he never made her come. You're doing it wrong!!!

Ehm.... Wait.... Review of this anime, not assault on general prudeness of some people/countries....
#end of rant#

Yes, well. There's a simple story, some nice characters that are mostly easy to go allong with. You find the newly weds at their most precious time together and follow their progress. It has some cute moments, nice romance and ofcourse some ecchi moments, not hentai, just highly suggestive ecchi that lets the most censorable parts out of screen.
Beats any stupid sex-ed I've ever seen. Although abviously this isn't meterial to show in schools. But even more, there is an actual story following this couple and not just some lousy excuse for some steamy scenes.
I've learned nothing of it, but I think some inexperienced people really can. They might be watching this in the dark with blush on their cheeks, but hey, at least you should be albe to learn that love and sex are not just about the going in and out and producing offspring. ;-P

7/10 story
6/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall
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