Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid - Reviews

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Fleeny's avatar
Dec 27, 2015

So...definitley not one to watch with the whole family. But let's face it, most of us don't watch anime with the whole family anyway because your mother would weep and your father would never look you in the eye again.

You would crush their hopes and dreams.

Moving on - Yes. There are some rather graphic scenes in the first few episodes. Yes. These are extremely sexualised. Yes. They do tone it down considerably as the series goes on.

If you're put off by lesbian hentai (even if it's integral to the plot) then this one is not for you. However, if you can deal with the graphic nature of the first three episdoes then you will emerge the other other side into a whole less awkward viewing experience.

After around ep 3 the story become more about the plot and the character development than it does about the lebian sex scenes. In fact by the end of the series the only thing needed to achieve 'drive' is a no tongues kiss. 

That being said the plot such as it is, seems reletively weak. Which is a shame because this could have been way more interesting than it was. Still it's a good concept and it is quite well executed. There are some points where I would have liked greater explanantions, however, for what the anime is, it doesn't do too badly.

The animation was very nice, extremely clean the whole way through. The soundtrack, well, there isn't much of one but the OP and ED were adorable. Voice acting was pretty spot on too. 

Some of the characters were better thought out than others, which was a disappointment. The two main characters were a bit of a let down. The support cast seemed to have more distinct personalities than than Mamori and Mirei. There are quite a lot of tropes in evidence here.

Overall, this is good to kill time, but it isn't an amazing watch by any stretch of the imagination. However, if you take it for what it is (and it's quite honest about not being anything more than that) then you should be able to sit through it for the experience. 

Just...remember to lock the door if you house share or live with family...

5/10 story
8/10 animation
8/10 sound
5/10 characters
7/10 overall
Tuckington's avatar
Oct 22, 2015

This is porn. There's mildly more story than "pizza delivery guy has a boner" but even so, this is just porn. 

2/10 story
10/10 animation
2/10 sound
2/10 characters
2/10 overall
Raregold's avatar
Nov 23, 2015

Its actually pretty simple, this anime. 

Pros- 

1. Uncensored version

2. Pretty solid OP and ED 

3. There isnt much to it so it works perfect to have in the background

4. Its stupid and idiotic and probably fun to laugh at how bad it is (or fap)

Cons-

1. Censored version is basically you watching a white screen (the white beam of censorship)

2. This lesbian hentai, er, this anime doesnt require a whole lot of conscious thought and has mostly annoying trope characters. 

3. Its stupid and idiotic and will probably make you mad at some of the characters

4. It tries a bit too hard to go beyond just being lesbian hentai

Anyway if you need a warm-up before you masturbate give this one a go!

1/10 story
5/10 animation
7/10 sound
1/10 characters
3/10 overall
Slovotsky's avatar
Jan 4, 2016

It's really underrated anime! People hate it because there's too much ecchi stuff (for them). But, in fact, story and character design are pretty good! It's interesting, sometimes funny and heroins are really good looking, especially when they are entering the drive, hy hy. Animation is at high level too, and I fell in love with music here, especially with ending! I wish there will be second season of "Valkyrie Drive", it will be real hit!

8/10 story
9/10 animation
10/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall
Triggy's avatar
Mar 18, 2016

As others have said this is nothing more than porn and even then it's not even enjoyable porn with it's god awful story and obnoxious characters.

1/10 story
5/10 animation
5/10 sound
2/10 characters
2/10 overall