A Fetishist’s Wet Dream
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Ecchi, School
- Airing Date : April 2019 - July 2019
- Producers : Yomu, TRUSS
Miru Tights Introduction and Story (Spoilers)
It’s the start of the new school semester and the students of Yaegasumi High School hurriedly enter the gates to avoid the rain and find their new classrooms. The story is centered around best friends Aikawa Ren, Moegi Homi, and Nakabeni Yua who all still end up in the new class together. These girls are your typical high school students who go about their lives in and out of school, but there is one thing the girls have in common: they love their tights. Aikawa Ren is your straight-man character and spends her time after school working part-time in a small cafe. Moegi Homi is your token goofball character who is very carefree in nature and rarely thinks before leaping, resulting in her flashing her panties in front of everyone. Nakabeni Yua is the mature one of the three friends and she has a hobby of posting pictures of herself in various costumes (usually of the sexy kind) in social media and loves to tease Ren.
But the theme of three best friends having fun and goofing off is simply a backdrop for Miru Tight’s main appeal: the leg, feet, and legwear fetishes. The story of Miru Tights starts out with Ren and Homi complaining about their wet tights due to the sudden rain. Homi, being a carefree person, decides to take off the wet tights in front of everyone in class but Ren and Yua stop her. In the second episode, we have Yua posting pictures of herself in various outfits in social media. Of course, her costumes aren’t complete without her favorite leg garments. In episode 3, Homi wakes up late for her swimming class and ends up wearing the swimsuit tucked in her tights. In episode 4, we get a glimpse of Ren working part-time and, as always, her work uniform also includes tights.
1. A Fetishist’s Wet Dream
As mentioned before, the focus of Miru Tights is its collection of leg, feet, and legwear fetishes, and you’ll notice this right away when the camera pans towards the girls’ lower bodies, showing off the highly detailed shading of the fabric, down to individual strands of cotton, nylon, and polyester. Apart from the ridiculously beautifully sculpted thighs, fat and feet, there are also your pantyshots, crotch shots, and butt shots. In the latter half of the series, the fanservice shifts from crotch and leg shots to an implied footjob featuring Homi’s little brother and her homeroom teacher Okuzumi Yuiko. A foot massage turned erotic with sweating, moaning, yuri subtext and sexual innuendos between Ren and Yua and an ear cleaning scene with incestuous implications involving Homi and her little brother, just to name a few.
2. Miru Tights Looks Great with Great Voice Acting by Talented Voice Actors
Miru Tights is an audiovisual treat with tasteful character designs and animation (especially when wearing the all-important tights). There are moments in Miru Tights with no movement, but when the characters do move, they look great with tons of animation frames. Voice acting is equally great with main characters and even the supporting characters voiced by some of the industry’s best like Ren’s VA, Haruka Tomatsu, known for her iconic roles as Lala Satalin Deviluke from the To Love-Ru series and as Asuna from Sword Art Online. Homi’s VA Suzaki Aya, who voiced the eccentric and crazy Mankanshoku Mako from Kill la Kill, and Yua’s VA Hikasa Youko for her iconic role as Akiyama Mio from K-ON!. And let’s not forget voice actor veteran Ootsuka Houchuu who voiced everyone’s lovable perverted hermit, Jiraiya from Naruto.
3. Miru Tights Is a Great Intermission Anime
A dedicated fan can marathon Miru Tights in under an hour, but considering each episode is a self-contained story, there’s no rush to watch everything. Each episode is four minutes long (around 3 minutes if you take out the ending theme), so it’ll be over before you know it. While it’s a bummer that your favorite manga or novel got turned into an anime series with only 4-12 minutes per episode, these short-length anime are usually the best shows to watch in between marathons like catching up with Senki Zesshou Symphogear for Senki Zesshou Symphogear XV, or the Toaru Majutsu no Index series and its spin-offs of Toaru Kagaku no Accelerator.
1. Apart from the Fanservice, There’s Nothing Much Else to Care About
Miru Tights is centered mainly around the three main girls wearing extremely detailed tights, and while there is a slice of life story to be found, the lack of character development makes the main cast of characters into walking stereotypes instead of getting to know them as living, breathing human beings. Fanservice and story can both coexist, but sadly the anime decided to focus more on its selling point of delivering leg and feet fetishes with a dab of yuri.
2. Miru Tights is Criminally Short
Four minutes of runtime is a huge dealbreaker. Yes, we mentioned short-length anime are great for intermission in between marathons, but four minutes isn’t at all satisfying. There are many short-length anime series out there that are more than 4 minutes to choose from like Nande Koko ni Sensei ga!? and Sounan Desu ka? with a runtime of 12 minutes per episode. They’re still short, sure, but they’re more satisfying with more content to experience and enjoy than Miru Tights.
Miru Tights is a little series that did everything it had set out to do—delivering great visuals, great voice acting and showing off its brand of fanservice in spades. But Miru Tights caters to a very specific niche of fans and it isn’t for everyone looking for a decent slice of life experience with a good helping of fanservice. If you have a foot fetish and want everything related to cute girls doing cute things, then Miru Tights is something you will enjoy.