Konnichiwa, Mikuites! Having seen the infamous Night Shift Nurses hentai twice over, I’ve come to realize that one of my favorite anime has perhaps…soiled over time. A lot has changed in the last 4 years since I last saw it, and besides growing older, I’ve come to realize (and admit) that NSN is hardly any more than shock value.
That’s not to say it’s the only one of its kind––Bible Black also followed in its footsteps––but like a smelly pile of shit, NSN has not aged well. The girls aren’t even that pretty, at least by today’s standards. The premise of NSN sounds like something out of your typical cheesy porno, and it is. The story follows a linear path that only a badly made visual novel could come up with.
Ryuji Hirasaka (above) becomes a gynecologist at St. Juliana Hospital, only to discover that the female president wants him to seduce/recruit the nurses in order to use them in a new department that will pander to patients’ sexual interests. Because, you know, every medical patient is willing to pay a little extra to get special something-something from some hot, young nurses––I know I would; I would pretend to have a fever every day!
Ya, and that’s about the most mild part of this show.
Dr. Hirasaka’s first encounter is with Ren Nanase, who was and still is my favorite of the libidinous ladies…I-I mean nurses. I used to admire the way Dr. Hirasaka used his wits to blackmail the girls into doing anything he wanted, but now it just seems unbelievable. Anyone who has been in a relationship knows that women aren’t that easily coaxed into doing such unorthodox, bowel emptying things (at least when they are not drugged). To see Ren douche herself with the only motivation being, “I’ll do it for Naoya-kun (her boxer boyfriend)!”––not even deprived men are desperate enough to have pain-inducing sex with a complete stranger for the sake of their crush.
Anyway, for those wondering why I’m here today writing about this peculiar hentai, especially when I’ve never written a hentai review before, one of my jobs as the author of this blog is to push your conventional boundaries, and for sure NSN is one of the most unconventional things I’ve witness (psychologically and physically)––even for a hentai. If you weren’t afraid of going to the doctor before, after this you may be.
The only good point I’ll give to this hentai is that, like the Saw movies––which ironically I was much into at the time––it’s interesting to see the different ways Dr. Hirasaka blackmails each nurse and then turns them into sex slaves. Halfway through the series, they end up confessing to the detectives why they never reported him to the police: “Because I love him!” In retrospect, I find it hard to believe that the hospital employed so many nurses with Stockholm syndrome, unless the president knew all along(?).
NSN can be good for fapping, but maybe just for your one favorite episode. If this type of stuff doesn’t interest you, I wouldn’t sit and watch the whole series, unless you skip to the good parts. Even then, I can’t seem to get off on women defecating themselves (which is what 90% of this anime is). After seeing NSN twice and knowing what to expect, there were still 3 times where I had trouble swallowing (maybe I’ve become a softie). If watching this doesn’t cure your constipation, I don’t know what will.
I’m not sure what the moral of NSN is supposed to be: either that all women are covert nymphomaniacs or blackmailing will get the shit stabbed out of you. I believe it is neither of those. The true moral of this story is that all gynecologists are scat-loving, BDSM perverts, all nurses lust for sex due to the stress of continually working late hours, and in the future, all hospitals will take care of more than just your health needs.