Title: sweet pool Drama CD -everblue- (29/06/2009)
Makoto x Youji (Kisho Daisuke x Hatano Wataru 岸尾だいすけ x 羽多野渉)
Zenya x Youji (Midorikawa Hikaru x Hatano Wataru 緑川光 x 羽多野渉)
Tetsuo x Youji (Kawahara Yoshihisa x Hatano Wataru 川原慶久 x 羽多野渉)
崎山蓉司 Sakiyama Youji: 春野風 Hatano Wataru 羽多野涉
城沼哲雄 Shironuma Tetsuo： 鳩マン軍曹 Kawahara Yoshihisa 川原慶久
三田 睦 Mita Makoto： 空乃太陽 Kishio Daisuke 岸尾だいすけ
翁長善弥 Okinaga Zenya： Midorikawa Hikaru 緑川光,
姫谷浩平 Kitani Kouhei: 秋月秀行 Umezu Hideyuki 梅津秀行
Rating: Highly recommended (Warnings: violence and non-con)
Based on Nitro+Chiral’s BL game Sweet Pool. This 2-disk drama CD dives deeper into the inner emotions of each character based on their respective episodes in the game.
Makoto’s 「‐regret‐」, Zenya’s 「-absolute-」 and Tetsuo’s 「-a moment-」
The three boys’ stories are presented in Omibus format in Disk 1 while Disk 2 gives us a rare scenario where Youji and the other boys go to a karaoke box together!? A comedic outing in 「-after school-」. Also includes a new song 「how」 by Pale Green, music artist for the game.
Comments will contain SPOILERS to the sweet pool game but I’ll try to keep them to a minimum ^^
The dramatisation of Sweet Pool is excellent! If you’ve not played the game, this disk is a major spoiler but for those of us who have… gosh… it is awesome. I have -VERY- high expectations of this drama and it definitely didn’t disappoint. The drama shorts give us further insights to the inner thoughts of these boys. As I’m typing this entry, I’ve just finished listening to Makoto x Youji arc… Kisho Daisuke (Makoto) displayed an astonishing range of emotions, slipping seamlessly in and out of his usual cheerful disposition and growing darkness and torment as his obsession with Youji mounted… A true gem of a performance.
Stories of Makoto and Zenya in Sweet Pool are all about twisted love taken to the extreme…
“Why can’t it be me?”
This short drama has one of the most heart-wrenching sex-scenes I’ve ever heard for love gone seriously wrong.
Makoto started off wanting to be friends with Youji who had missed a year of school due to his weak health. Makoto is a bright and outgoing boy who eats a lot (lol~ he -is- a growing teenage boy indeed.) Youji, on the other hand seems like a loner and is quiet and subdued. As they spend more time together, Makoto becomes more and more attracted to him. “He smells so good… unlike the scent of perfume, it is something lighter and sweet.” Makoto thought and his heart begins to race whenever he sees Youji. As he struggles with his confused feelings for his friend, he also begins to develop an obsession for him. He just can’t get the boy out of his mind. When Makoto notices that Youji does not reject schoolmate, Tetsuo’s attention, his uncontrollable jealousy and possessiveness threaten to consume both Youji and himself…
You’ll probably be speechless by the time the ending theme for Makoto x Youji comes up.
[game spoiler start] Unbeknownst to Makoto, Youji’s body is “special”. He has the female reproductive ability of a mysterious organism and gives off phermones to attract the male counterpart. Prolonged exposure to that same phermone makes normal males go crazy (literally).[game spoiler end]
Zenya kidnaps Youji and confines him in a secret room at his home. Although Zenya rapes Youji everyday, Youji realises that Zenya is a tortured soul within. He tries to reach out to Zenya but unfortunately, he is unable to get through to him…
Well… the sex was very good. It was rape ^^;;; but… otsukare Hatano-san~ hehe…
[game spoiler start] Zenya mentioned about wanting to make lots of babies with Youji… well in the game, Zenya is raised to become the male counterpart of a mysterious organism and his purpose is to procreate with the female counterpart. However, he is “artifically” nurtured by his father against his will and he suffers physically from his body’s rejection of the organism. If Youji had not met Tetsuo who is the natural male counterpart, perhaps the instinct of the organism within Youji would’ve accepted Zenya. [game spoiler end]
Tetsuo’s 「-a moment-」
“I’ve found you…”
Tetsuo x Youji is the only mutual love relationship in the game. The interaction between the two in the short drama is sweet but also oozing with sexy. Youji confesses to Tetsuo about feeling very happy to have met him as the guy finishes sewing a missing button onto his shirt for him. Rabu-rabu ne~ *whispers* but it seems that Tetsuo is the culprit as he is the one who ripped Youji’s shirt off lol~
Although this drama chooses to feature the “Best Ending” for Tetsuo x Youji arc which made me cry while playing the game, the impact isn’t as great here. Probably because it is too short. Please play the game! It is just too good to miss.
The sweet pool boys visit a karaoke box after school. It turns out that both Youji and Zenya have never been to one before. Makoto leads the pack by singing and dedicating a song to Youji to amusing effect. One after another, each boy takes his turn to sing. How will the outing turn out? And who is the surprisingly best singer among the four?
Makoto really shines in this short drama lol~ his personality pretty much dominates the whole story and he has the best lines in here. I’m very glad that Nitro+ wrote this story ^^ I really enjoyed listening to it. Maybe they took into account the complaints by fans regarding Lamento dramas and put in extra effort to add value to this one.
Top-notch voice acting and nose-bleeding H-scenes. Highly recommended :) I think listeners who have not played the game would enjoy it too.
Btw, ordering the CD from ComiComi will also bag you a lovely Sweet Pool postcard featuring the four boys.
It was revealed in this CD that a new drama 「sweet pool ~駒波学園 学園祭」 will be coming our way soon. It is probably the same one that was delayed previously. According to the short summary, it’ll be a comedy set during the school’s festival. Really looking forward to it ^^
Catalog: HBDC-071 (HOBiRECORDS)