Yamibou, Disk 2, is about as good as this series gets.
We learn a little about Jill/Eve/Hatsumi’s backstory, who Gargantua is and his relationship to Jill/Eve/Hatsumi and Hazuki has a few opportunities to be a little more than just a sailor-fukued Heathcliff. And, in doing so, brings humanity to the series, rather than just an unending string of fetishized tropes.
In the episodes with Quill and Fujihime, we get to see a glimpse of Hazuki outside of her burdensome desire for Hatsumi and she seems like a nice person. And, yet again, I find myself desperately wishing I could pluck the nice young lesbian out of the crappy story, take her home, talk to her about life and put in her a better story. ^_^;
Art – 5 It’s still crappy art
Story – 6 “Better” doesn’t mean “good.”
Characters – 7 Such brief glimpses, but you can imagine what it might be like
Yuri – 8
Service – a grillion and one
Thanks so much to Media Blasters for the review copy. It was nice to see the Fujihime episodes still didn’t totally suck.