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If you're into old-fashioned, hardcore Anime, and don't mind a bit of bondage, then this site is a real steal at its current price-tag.
Site type: Pay site, category: Hentai & Cartoons
Complete review published on 01.25.2013
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The tour pages of Animated Kink are utterly devoid of information. Well, at least when it comes to the written word. There are plenty of dazzling images, hot new drawings in that familiar anime style, featuring scenarios, sometimes creatures, that wouldn't be possible in conventional porn. But when it comes to promises, numbers, and update schedules, we're left in the dark. Luckily for you, though, I can take a look inside and find out what's up. Anyway, wish me luck. I'm going in!
Over 40 videos about 30 minutes each (download and stream)
DRM: No restrictions
+ Full Movies
WMV (1400kb/s, 960x540)
MPEG-4 (1900kb/s, 640x480)
Over 40 galleries about 15 pictures each
Once you login, you're greeted with a rather plain — bordering on crude — membership page. So far as Animated Kink content is concerned, there's really nothing in the way of browse-tools. The only real menus on the page are dedicated to the network as a whole, and serve merely to link to you outside sites or, if you feel the need, to modify your account settings. On the bright side, there's 32 sites on the list, and they seem to be focused on the humiliation and pain end of the spectrum, which is always good, right?
So far as the updates are concerned, we're left with thumbs, titles, and not much else to go by — and not much else. As it turns out, that's not such a big deal. Not yet, anyway. Since there's only 40 updates, I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that this site is still relatively new. That being the case, we really don't need a lot of navigational doohickies complicating things.
Scrolling through the list, you'll find a lot of variety. I saw cos-play, solo, group-sex, and lots of bestiality — though the creatures usually are not of this world: think Cthulhu. Lots and lots of tentacles! In this regard, I suppose the site fits in nicely with the others on the network. I mean, just going by the thumbs, our animated heroines look to be in pain 90% of the time. Hell, I just finished watching one where a girl was suspended in the air by hands after being throughly sodomized. So far as animation style goes, the artwork is pretty traditional. However, they do occasionally venture out into the world of CG. Personally, I prefer the old-fashioned stuff, and, lucky me, they seem to as well.
Another plus is that the scenes usually run around the half hour mark. A lot of similar sites only give you 5-10 minute bite-sized chunks. It's also worth noting that most scenes have great voice-over work, always using English dialogue. The scenes can be streamed or downloaded (at speedy meg-per-second) in your choice of three different resolution sizes/formats However, aside from the H.Q. full download, none of the other links seem to be working any of my browsers.
Again, navigation in general could be a lot better. The lack of information on the outside of sets, for example, isn't fun. It'd be nice if we knew the running time before clicking the thumb, but timestamps are a must. As is, the user has no easy way of finding out how often the site updates. And the fact that Animated Link isn't listed as "New," like a few other sites on the list, doesn't bode well for my earlier theory of this being a minor but temporary oversight.
Getting back to the video, so far as that one option we can download is concerned, the earlier episodes can be downloaded in the Windows Media format, and the more recent ones in MPEG-4. Currently you get a 640 x 480 resolution and nice play-back quality. Not exactly H.D. stats, but I don't think that's a must, anyway.
Sadly, the "pictures" section is also a bust. None of the attached sets hold a single image. So, if you're looking for some erotic art to add to your collection, you won't get it here — at least not any still imagery.
However, it might come as some small consolation to know that you'll get 32 bonus sites with your membership, courtesy of the Kink Network. The sites are mostly fetish and BDSM oriented. Lots of pleasure and pain stuff. My personal favorites are Foot Worship and Public Disgrace.
Animated Kink certainly has its share of kinky, tentacle filled anime. However, the lack of a clear update schedule and the bare-bones navigation set the site back pretty far. Perhaps those 32 quality bonus sites are enough to save it, though. It'd be a real steal for any anime fan who also has a side interest in the dark world of B.D.S.M, as I suspect many do. At $19.99 a month, it's worth a shot.
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