Ebiten’s third Blu-ray volume sustains the trend of salacious image on the front cover – this artwork being much less appealing than any of the past few, lacking their elegance, and looking plainly uninteresting.
Everything that could go wrong with this illustration has essentially done so – all the way down to the core basic elements such as the posing of the subject matter. This arrangement is dull not only for the fact that it is frequently seen, the pose of two girls touching one another in such a manner, although it also fails to liven, emphasize, or highlight any worthwhile focal point.
The fashion in which each female’s visage is aimed towards us leaves them both looking quite less than captivating – subsequently tarnishing any efforts at a focal point. Their faces require a more powerful accent – something which would have come alongside a superior pose and angling.
Neither female sports an ensemble particularly tasteful or cultivated, which already does splendor in degrading the aesthetic, yet it gets more vile as the hues hardly even reciprocate with one another. Aside from the orange of the brassiere on the marketing tool to the left, and the gentle sky color on the ribbon of the device to the right, both of which make a subtle complement, the remainder of the colors present seem nearly selected at random as they do not correlate to any greater purpose or benefit.
For instance, the subject matter and focal points are already poorly defined as is – thus the light colors which precede the similarly lightly colored clothing of the girls practically sinks them into the canvas. They look as if little more than designs on a rather risqué wallpaper.
Disappoting as it may be however, this is Ebiten after all – the expectation was nothing less.