MoMoKo is a fantastic little love story, but I’m not sure if it’s sufficiently erotic. There’s a sort of music video and Hollywood film sexuality and lust to it, but that leads it away from showing the disgusting and lewd side of fucking–never a cock or a clit to be seen. It’s the same problem I had with Tenkousei, and I just as conflict here as I was there.
The difference between live action porn and “artistic” renditions of sex in Hollywood films is the vague nature. Hentai combines the two so perfectly and erotically–it’s one of it’s true and distinct strengths. MoMoKo is stuck in the Hollywood film version of sex. It uses really pointed and sensual imagery, the vivid light of entry is much more tasteful and subtle than the x-ray of anatomy of current hentai, and a very “music video” imaginary of a rushing waterfall for cumming, but I can’t shake the feeling that it lacks the needed filth of pornography.
Other than that, it’s fun and sexy, that sort of a lighthearted fantasy seduction that one would call love-making unironically, although it does have a rather out of place “rape as comedy” bit for a side character. It’s the story of a sweet aspiring actress who has no qualms about her sexuality, and thinks of herself as the Japanese Marilyn Monroe, as she attaches herself to and ends up falling in love with a salaryman. The animation and art design are pleasant and competent, but it’s age is definitely visible.
For me, it works as a romance with sex, but I’m not sure if it works as porn. I do highly recommend it though.