The dictionary description of "bedlam" is a place
of noisy uproar and confusion. So this hentai series may be bedlam in terms of
production; with noisy screams from a group of young ladies going "No!",
"Stop!", "Don't", et cetera ad nauseam. The show is a collection
of flashbacks and flash-forwards; but it shouldn't be confusing.
we go: Friends Asuka and Aya fall in love with the popular guy Ryosuke, but he
asks Asuka to go out with him. Aya decides to threaten Asuka with a picture of
her in a compromising position; telling her to stay away from Ryosuke. No real
harm, right? However, Yumiko (Aya's ex-best friend) comes back with a pack of
thugs and is bent on revenge. She switches a letter that Aya was about to give
to Asuka, and pretty soon poor Asuka ends up as the "butt of the joke;"
the less harsh term being used.
Tamami, track star
and friend to Asuka and Aya, is already in a bind when she ends up becoming a
sex toy to (drumroll, please?) a horny gym coach. But Yumiko's wrath of vengeance
manages to include Asuka's kid sister and mother, Aya's big sister, poor Ryosuke,
and the rich girl Reika. Some girls managed to fight back, and the thugs get what
they deserve. But most of the young women's defenselessness, thanks in part to
Yumiko, manages to warp them pretty badly. It's a tale of degradation and humiliation;
not on the scale of Shusaku, but there's still some toilet fetishes. So
Pink Pineapple is at its mightiest
when it comes to their pens used for their art and animation. But hopefully we'll
get to see their productions, which have more cheesecake and less bedlam, reach
the US through NuTech and others. Speaking of which, their voice-actresses
used herein were probably the reason why the company had gotten such a bad reputation.
But it's really just a balance between good and wooden. There's a sequel to this,
so I guess this "blackmail" theme had reached an audience.