Ebiten’s individual Blu-ray releases come with scantily yet elegant artwork of the series’ assorted females – on the other hand, Sofmap is offering a special, and rather sultry, box for its own customers of the BD.
Acquiring all the Blu-rays of Ebiten at Sofmap will indeed allow one to receive a box fanciful with the indecent illustration seen above. In terms of what this art piece shows, it’s blatantly quite raunchy – and significantly demeaning in general, as well as in comparison to the standard Blu-ray covers. Contributing to the obscenity, the girls look fairly synthetic – and combining that facet with their outfits and poses, this is left resembling a flier for a venue of the red light district.
Perhaps the most likable element of the entire art piece is the pattern seen sprawling across the legs of the bishoujo to the right – easily the most refined aspect of the illustration. Continuing on with the subject of fashion, the articles these girls adorn are outright grotesque – it’s a mess of various inconsistent fabrics, which fail to properly articulate the form of the body. The BD cover art of the separate volumes actually features a splendid selection of intimacies – so this is somewhat of a surprise.
To be fair however, such a style is actually quite fitting of Ebiten.
Being a series concentrated around endeavors of underwear exposure and the likes, marketing abuse of this kind isn’t exactly abnormal so much as it is inevitable.