Now comes a 20 minute OVA which fills one of the few niches still not covered by anime: Isshoni Training / Training with Hinako is an animated fitness video. As is the case with most fitness videos, it is less about actually giving exercising instructions but more about giving an excuse to ogle a sparsely clothed, bouncy, sweaty girl.
Despite its very cheap production (countless repeats of the same sequences) it was quite a hit in Japan. All copies of the DVD were sold out immediately at release day.
A sequel, Sleeping With Hinako, was released in February 2010. "Sleeping" alters the formula, and is meant to "simulate" a sleepover with Hinako. It acts as sleep ambiance and an alarm clock. The ambient footage is a repeating loop of Hinako sleeping in sexy poses from various camera angles, giving the viewer something pretty to look at and listen to when falling asleep and waking up.
Has examples of:
- Animated Actors
- Author Appeal
- Fanservice — As if the rest wasn't enough, Hinako flirts directly with the viewer and says sweet nothings. Service doesn't get much more direct than that.
- Gainaxing — Sometimes even with sound effect
- Male Gaze
- Ms. Fanservice — Hinako, of course.
- No Fourth Wall — Hinako is frequently interacting directly with the viewer.
- Panty Shot
- Stock Footage — Countless repeats after repeats of the same animation cycles until you are paying more attention to the background than the character and become grateful for your fast-forward button.
- Trapped in TV Land — Hinako used to be a real girl but got sucked into the anime world.
- Widget Series — depends on the person.
- Workout Fanservice — The specific draw of Training.