Nobuo TobitaKatsuyuki KonishiShinji KawadaYuka Inokuchi
Night Shift Nurses
Also known as: Yakin Byoutou
Medium: OVA, series
Year: 2000
Director: Hisashi Okesawa, Kazunori Mizuno, Nao Okezawa
Writer: Ryo Saga
Actor: Asuka Houjou, Ayaka Kimura, Ayana Sumoto, Chinomi Takema, Hikaru Ikeda, Katsuyuki Konishi, Mai Akizuki, Mari Oda, Mari Tomokawa, Maria Asano, Miya Serizono, Nana Aikawa, Nana Nogami, Nobuo Tobita, Rumi, Runa Sakaki, Sabro Gohno, Shinji Kawada, Takamasa Oohashi, Yuka Inokuchi, Yuki Iwata, Yuu Mikage
Keywords: anime, hentai, boobs, didn't bother finishing it
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Format: 26 episodes
Website category: Anime early 00s
Review date: 23 April 2024
Night Shift Nurses
It's a sinister, horrible hentai that everyone should avoid, but it was also a hit. When Central Park Media released it in the West under their Anime 18 hentai label, they were nervous of the scat. Regarding an uncut release as too risky, they deleted about twenty minutes (i.e. the poo). It was huge. It was one of their hottest sellers in years. Ignoring legal advice, they then released an uncut Volume 2 with the stuff they'd cut last time as bonus material. (No legal issues came of this, although there was much shock and awe online from people who watched it.)
That's the "now-legendary" (I'm quoting) Night Shift Nurses. Personally, I don't care about the perversion, but I hated the rape, humiliation and sex slavery. I ditched it after one episode. The franchise includes:
1. Night Shift Nurses (ten episodes, 2000)
2. Recap episodes 5.5 and 10.5 (two episodes, 2003)
3. Night Shift Nurses 2 (five episodes, 2004)
4. Night Shift Nurses: Kranke (three episodes, 2005)
5. Night Shift Nurses: Experiment (three episodes, 2005)
6. Nanase Ren (one episode, 2005)
7. Night Shift Nurses: Yagami Yu (one episode, 2006)
8. Kazama Mana (one episode, 2006)
Its protagonist is Ryuji Hirasaka, a man so creepy that it's shocking to see him not behind bars. The show knows exactly how revolting he is, e.g. his icky facial expressions when talking to a nice, normal girl. Ten years ago, he kidnapped and raped a woman called Narumi Jinguji. (In his words, he "acquired the best specimen I could for my experiments.") He hasn't practised medicine ever since and I really hope he went to prison, but right now he's at liberty and merely unemployed... and yet he's about to start a new job at at St. Juliana Hospital. The chief medical officer requested him. Yes, he's puzzled too.
His speciality is gynaecology, incidentally. Worst gynaecologist ever.
That chief medical officer is his victim from ten years earlier, Narumi Jinguji. Does she want revenge? No, she wants his help to make money!
"We've been quite successful as an ordinary general hospital, but I'm not the kind of woman to be satisfied with just that. The fact of the matter is that I have a plan to expand this hospital. We'll build a special ward. This ward will only accept male patients of a certain stature and influence. Other hospitals are doing that too, but our nurses' job requirements will be completely different. We'll have very special requirements. They'll be the ideal sex slaves, submitting to every whim and sexual desire of the paying male patients. I'm serious. Think about it. All those educated bitches in heat, waiting with their tails wagging. I'm sure everyone will want to become a patient."
"I understand clearly your reason for searching me out," says Hirasaki. "So, you want me to take your novice nurses, naive and innocent about the world, and make them sex slaves."
"That's right. It's your specialty, isn't it? The reward for your services will be to become the director of this special ward."
Narumi isn't stupid enough to put down her plan in writing, i.e. Hirasaki won't have a contract. Instead, he requests a gesture of trust. This is hentai. I think you know what happens next. The rest of the episode is about entrapping, blackmailing and corrupting a nice girl, Nanase Ren, who's paying gangsters from her own pocket to protect a man she loves. (At the finale, we learn that Hirasaka had this other man gagged and tied to a wheelchair and hidden behind a screen, watching the things he makes Nanase do. The episode ends with Nanase naked and sobbing in front of him.)
Yeah, it's perverted. There's an enema and a poo spray. Technically, it's not non-stop rape, since Hirasaka breaks Nanase so completely that his techniques actually seem to work. He's corrupted her. But it's terrifying. The only good thing here was the flashforward opening, which I think shows Hirasaka being stabbed to death by a manic-looking woman. Blood sprays like a gusher. Excellent. Otherwise, though, this hentai is hell.