They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of School Days: Magical Heart Kokoro-chan, Kandagawa Jet Girls OVA, Cosplay Complex: Extra Identification, and more!
13: School Days: Magical Heart Kokoro-chan
Japanese: School Days ～マジカルハート☆こころちゃん～
MAL Score: 5.59
Originally an April’s Fool in 2007, this one episode OVA is a spin-off of the School Days game by 0verflow, and shows Kokoro Katsura, the little sister of one of the main characters, from her other side. A mahou shoujo out to save the world, or something like that.
Magical Heart Kokoro-chan was nothing like this. While using the same characters as School days, this OVA is nothing like its parent show. It is infact the story of a team of superheroes sent to fight against an evil super villain hell bent on turning the entire population of the town in to perverted lecherous zombies.
This is one anime that is so bad is is actually good.. If you have watched the original School Days then it is worth watching this as you will be already familiar with the characters and their traits which is what makes this anime worth it.
This thing may seem the mediocre mahou-shojo story. In fact it is, but in parody form, for the everything: mahou-shoujo itself, School Days original plot, deadly seriousness, even the broadcasting issues. Not necessarily you would laugh at it, but the worldly-wise smile will constantly be on your face for sure. It’s great way to take a new look on your favourite title.
And what else is needed?
However, I was met with exactly those expectations. It seemed they aged up Kokoro to make it appropriate for the animators to draw her in sexy clothes and sexy gear and to show off the panty shots. This OVA is very unapologetic about their panty shots and enlarged breasts (especially when you consider Kotonoha’s aversion to sex in the series).
This is an alternate universe where magical girls are real and so are villains. It’s clear who is fulfilling each role. If there’s any plot twists, it’s that Kokoro actually has a double set of secret identities and Makoto Itou is actually a good guy. We finally see Sekai’s mother, even if it’s brief.
The animation is standard but the art is still pretty cute despite the dark themes. There’s nothing really to say much else to say about it. Everything is in place and, because it’s not my humor, it’s not that funny to me. I never liked Makoto or Sekai but it was funny seeing her get some comeuppance, even if it’s not as extreme as it was in the original anime or game.
Clearly, this OVA was aimed towards the fans of the type of sexualized jokes and not someone like me whose only enjoyment was seeing the Nice Boat meme come up randomly.
Would I recommend this OVA to others? Sure, if they “School Days” fans. I wouldn’t really recommend this as a magical series or to magical girl fans, especially if they’re not familiar with “School Days”. At least, Magical Heart’s outfit is really cute. Too bad it’s wasted.
(Part of Project Magic!!)
12: Kandagawa Jet Girls OVA
Japanese: 神田川JET GIRLS
MAL Score: 5.59
OVA which was released as a tie-in to the Kandagawa Jet Girls video game for PlayStation 4.
After watching this I had to check the PS4Pro game and, mates, the intro of the game puts this OVA and the original anime in the shade, I’m talking Violet Evergarden or Makoto Shinkai’s standard, it is that good, so couldn’t they put an extra effort on the OVA too? Also, it seems like the game has new characters, couldn’t they use the OVA to introduce them, I’m sure it would bring more people’s attention to both the game and the OVA, than that poorly fan-service that was delivered.
Overall, we get some cute interactions like the anime, so it isn’t that bad, but that isn’t enough to support the great failure this OVA was, totally uncalled for.
The OVA did a good job at giving all the main characters, including the rivals, a chance to interact with each other casually. I liked the casual side of the series, and it meant I could relax while watching it. The yuri was pretty nice, and the humour I found good. I think it was a pretty good OVA.
Kandagawa Jet Girls OVA plot centers around Kaguya employing the rest of the Jet Girls to make a PV that the Jet Association won’t refuse, what we get is a fanservicey hijinks with the cast.
For the most part, this OVA does give alot of screentime to the main cast and their hijnks and their typical traits and results of some of their attempts at a PV, though in saying that, besides Kaguya, only Hell’s Kitchen and Yuzu and Manatsu are the only ones to actually make a PV, the rest just get thrown into the fanservice.
And man the fanservice is EXACTLY what you expect BEFORE it shows up sometimes, while the fanservice has no nudity, it’s more or less the implied fanservice with the cast, you know wet T-shirts, swimsuits and what have you….is the fanservice so take that like you will.
Production value is the same typical quality from TNK and even from TNK and even for an OVA….they still somehow derp at times. As for the voice cast, well at least the voice cast are back soooo LA won’t say much about this, well maybe besides Azusa Tadokoro playing around with Kaguya’s character in this OVA.
All in all…it’s a Kandagawa Jet Girls OVA…what DID you expect?.
As for LA…it’s was…alright, nothing more, nothing less.
11: Cosplay Complex: Extra Identification
MAL Score: 5.72
The Extra Identification episode will allow you to match the different costumes in the series to the anime series they are from.
The animation is very simple, it’s done with a Picture Drama approach, they show text on the screen for what anime and character the cosplay is from, as they have the Ending credits theme loop in the background. This episode is nothing more than to quench your curiosity.
The shows they cosplayed in chronological order of the video:
You’re Under Arrest
Dead or Alive (Twice)
Hand Maid May (Twice)
Omishi Magical Theater Risky Safety
Ushio and Tora
Kiki’s Delivery Service
Magical User’s Club
King of Fighters
Magical Nyan Nyan
Steel Angel Kurumi
Star Trek: Next Generation
Nurse Angel Ririka SOS
Galaxy Express 999
Card Captor Sakura
Revolutionary Girl Utena
Tiny Snow Fairy Sugar
Final Fantasy X
Full Metal Panic!
Nadesco – TV and Movie
Sorcerer Hunters OVA
Sailor Moon (Twice)
If you Google “Cosplay Complex Identification 101” you can see the video on YouTube.
10: Cosplay Complex
MAL Score: 5.81
Meet Chako and her friends from the Cosplay Association at East Oizuki Academy! They’re the hottest new cosplay team in Japan…fresh from a winning streak of local battles, they’re set to sweep the Cosplay World Series!
In reality, Chako and her friends are barely able to keep their club alive at all. Feeble club membership and a lack of sponsorship might be the end of their cosplay dreams before they can even start. But don’t you dare underestimate this group of spunky girls! They’ll survive a barrage of pervy newcomers, cosplay rivalries, costume disasters and dating mishaps in order to reach their ultimate goal of competing in the World Series. The clothing flies as the girls suit up (and strip down) for Cosplay Complex!
(Source: DVD Back Cover)
Save your brain cells and don’t watch this.
Story: Cosplay Complex, in a nutshell, is about a cosplay club in a high school. (Can’t really say anymore because one little thing can spoil 1/3 of the episode ==)
The story kinda highlights a few main events in a sport anime and doesn’t really follow have a logical plot but since this anime is an individual OVA, it does not have to make sense.
Art: What can I say here? This is made in 2002, so you just have to lower your expectation a bit. For that time period, the animation is not too shabby. While it’s not your kyo-ani style, it should satisfy your basic visual stanards.
Sound: There is not much good background music in Cosplay complex. The OP or the ED are nothing speical too. But if you happen to like Mahou Shoujo OPs (gauken alice, cardcaptor), I would say it’s not bad.
Characters: This is pretty much the charm of this anime. Cosplay Complex has a good set of characters. Made simply for comedy, these characters are pretty stereotypical of a group of high school girls, an "eccentric" guy and various randies for comical relief. While the characters has no background whatsoever, one should just forget about all the troubles you have with drama-based anime and just laugh away. Also, due to the fact that this has cosplay, get your anime checklist ready to spot the parody (got quite a few every episode)
Enjoyment: All I have to say is "don’t think too much about this anime, you’re not going to be pondering about character development or plot twists and stuff. Just watch it with an empty mind and you’ll probably enjoy this."
This is probably for more hard-core anime watchers. I don’t think normal people and new anime-watchers can really grasp it’s humor
But it is important to watch Cosplay complex as a story rather than a parody as it fails miserably at being one.
It is an great anime, but it leaves you wanting more. Reccomended.
Have a nice Chako-day.
9: School Days: Valentine Days
Japanese: School Days 「Valentine Days」
MAL Score: 5.87
OVA that came with the PlayStation 2 game “School Days L×H”
Makoto, Sekai, Kotonoha, and many other classmates all go to a hot springs hotel to relax, where they discuss what their plans are for the upcoming Valentine’s Day. When the day actually comes, half a dozen girls fight over who gets to give chocolate to Makoto.
the story is pretty much about girls giving chocolates to mokoto for valentines day.
if you liked the series you should watch this.
However, the fact remains is that I am still not symapthetic towards all the characters in School Days. Nice try but no win. 2/10
The bottom line — Valentine Days is filler episode outside a series. It’s not clear what this been done for, but if you’ve been so attached to the characters that any parting makes you suffer, this would fit as another dose… But how long can you stand it?
8: Itsudatte My Santa!
English: Itsudatte My Santa!
MAL Score: 5.94
Mai, a Santa in training, appears in front of an unlucky boy named Santa on Christmas Eve, promising him that she will make him happy for one night.
The Art, stellar, the sound phenomenal, the music should hang in a museum, the characters have perfect designs and the voice acting well it’s okay… Just kidding it ties it all together perfectly.
10/10 Watch this ever Christmas and you will have a CHRISTMAS TIME!
Also the beach episode is pretty nice to.
This show in the number one reason I stay on this world.
I had thought that Kanokon ~Manatsu no Daishunikusai~ would be the most lackluster anime that I’d see during 2009. Given that Kouta and Chizuru graced our screens in November, that assertion seemed likely to hold. Oh, how wrong I was. After the delicious melancholy of Blue Drop, I fired up Itsudatte My Santa! looking for something short and funny with a slight zest of holiday cheer. Unfortunately, however, it proved too long on stupid and too short on functioning humor for my needs. Good thing it was a mere two episodes, as otherwise I might have set fire to my monitor in disgust.
Much like Mai, Itsudatte My Santa!’s overenthusiastic protagonist, the OVA tries too hard to please. Straight from a melodramatic voice-over wherein Santa (yes, you heard that right) muses on how children come to stop believing in Santa Claus, the story jumps right into a trainee-Santa Claus attempting to cram happiness down the poor boy’s throat. At this moment, any sense of pacing flies out the window, and the “story” careens from gag to gag without pausing to reflect on whether or not anything works. The rest of the uninspired episode consists of an off-brand imitation of A Christmas Carol cheaply bolted onto a half-formed love story. The second portion jumps forward into summertime to provide one of the worst beach sequences in the history of anime: little or no fan-service, a weak riff on Mai’s “I can only create things with ‘san’ in their names” power, and jerky animations of the gang eating watermelon, and finishing off with a montage of Shirley trying to orchestrate some alone time for the two hopeless lovers. That this segment derives most of its humor from Maimai biting Shirley’s backside demonstrates the series’ puerile wit at its finest.
Of course the OVA wraps up nice-and-neat in the finale, but the fact that the narrative never goes to any length to introduce significant tension or conflict makes the whole thing seem frivolous. However, since Itsudatte My Santa! isn’t strange enough to elicit a massive “WTH?” (think Puni Puni Poemy). I–like most viewers I imagine–have to ask, “Ken Akamatsu took time off writing manga for THIS?”
Itsudatte My Santa! has to be one of the most cursorily animated OVAs out there. For most of the two episodes, viewers can feast their eyes on boring pans, nearly-still shots of people talking in front of static backgrounds, and action scenes that play out like flip-books written in the corner of high school texts. In 54 minutes of video, only one scene has any kind of visual flair and the director uses it TO END BOTH EPISODES. Famed moe champion Ken Akamatsu CLEARLY intended these two scenes to be identical. The repeated actions and events serve to reinforce the unchanging and therefore nonthreatening nature of Santa and Mai’s relationshi… No. Reusing footage is just plain lazy, and placing it at the end of the boring second episode feels more like a slap in the face than an inspiring end to the story.
No, this OVA doesn’t ear-rape you, but it sure-as-hell tries. While Santa, Shirley, and Maimai all have bland, reasonable voicing, Mai bounces immediately into the high-obnoxious register and stays there so long as she’s not in Santa Claus mode. Whiny, shrill, and always shouting, her voice actor, the talented Aya Hirano, should be ashamed of this performance, deeply ashamed. Luckily, Mai’s magical girl transformation into a holiday avatar lowers the pitch of her voice, and this, coupled with the spare minutes when the character keeps her mouth shut offer some respite.
Underneath all the action, an innocuous score wends its way through the anime. A standard synth affair blends in bells and faux-choral themes to enhance the anime’s “Christmas” feel, but the music’s low volume means it serves more as layer of frost atop the more offensive aural elements than an active participant in any scene; this is unfortunate, as louder music might have drowned out Mai’s grating exhortations.
A foursome of cardboard cut-outs forms the main cast of the anime. Santa himself starts out interesting, but the OVA wastes no time in reducing him to a shallow romantic stand-in by the second episode. But of course, this is a Ken Akamatsu anime, so it’s the girls that are interesting, right? Nope. Mai shows less depth of character than your grandmother’s silver and nowhere near as much history. She flits between mopey, bubbly, and confrontational with no apparent motivation, which further damages the already frayed plot. Add to the mix her loli sister imaginatively named Maimai and a non-descript rival in the form of Shirley and you get… Well, I’ve seen mad-libs with more personality.
I know what you’re going to say. “DeSwitch! You scored less than the sum of its parts!” to which I have to reply that this anime is the single most insulting thing I have EVER watched. The short OVA tries far too hard to make the most of its meager content and comes across as scattershot, insincere, and rushed. This drivel wears its three jokes thin within the first ten minutes and then follows up with a tired attempt at romance in its second installment–should you care to stick around that long. The fact that Ken Akamatsu believes you’ll watch this or that this is what you’re WAITING to see it is tantamount to violence against his fan-base in my mind. Do yourself a favor and skip this one. Also, consider burning your Negima collection in revenge.
7: Papa to Kiss in the Dark
English: Papa to Kiss in the Dark
Japanese: パパとKISS IN THE DARK
MAL Score: 5.96
Munakata Mira is in love with his father, the famous Hollywood actor Munakata Kyousuke. Unknown to the public, both of them are father and son as well as lovers. When Mira turns 15 and enters high school, he faces trouble with his childhood friend falling in love with him. Also, finding out he is adopted only distresses him further. Then there’s the problem of Kyousuke probably marrying a famous actress, whose son seems to have an interest in Mira.
And the answer is- sanity.
So what’s first- the story? Well a son and a father constantly engage in ‘activities’ but outside of that- things are just peachy. This until the son, Mira, finds out that actually his ‘father’ may not actually be related to him at all. So finally- you’d think that someone has poked back the incest issue with a stick. But instead of being glad that they aren’t related- the son is horrified that they aren’t and figures that his father may be cheating on him.
The characters are as packaged as they come. You’ve got the baby-faced shota who for some reason guys are attracted to, despite the fact that a flannel has more personality. The father- who fills in the role of the great and powerful seme – and probably needs to be arrested. And then you’ve got the side characters who are only there to further put the main character into more turmoil and cause further misunderstandings.
Although the art is somewhat decent and the voice acting wasn’t bad- the story falls flat on it’s face and the characters don’t give much support to the plot whatsoever.
If you can look past the incest thing- accept a really awkward plot and can come away actually enjoying it- then I’d applaud you.
However if you go in knowing what you’d find but expecting more- then trust me you won’t be getting it here.
Even if you disapprove of incest or find that you just do not really see that as something you could handle, I highly suggest watching this anime. It has an interesting twist at the end. Not to mention it is a timid yaoi. Very cute, and very enjoyable. It is actually a good one for people to test the waters and see if they would like yaoi series.
I rate it low simply because it’s predictable and unrealistic. The realationship between Kyosuke and Mira switches from parent and child to lovers so fast at times it will give the veiwer wip-lash and the side relationships with his best friend and his upperclasmen seem to take up space more than anything… not to mention the story takes place in an unreasonably short amount of time. I believe the whole story could’ve been greatly improved if they took more time to make it longer and space out the events a bit more.
The art, also, is rather average, and typical of shonen-ai anime, giving all the male characters the same eyes except the main uke. There are also periods of super-deformity that seem kind of out of place at first; The animation style is very similer to that of Gravitation (if you’re a fan I recomend you see this, if not to just compare notes).
The point is, though I don’t believe this is the greatest OVA on the planet, I hate people rating it low because of its shota and incestuous content. Just to drill it in again, this story is about a BOY who is IN LOVE with HIS FATHER, and if SHOTA and INCEST disturbs you, I don’t recomend this (gtfo). If, though, you are like me and don’t mind that kind of stuff in your Yaoi, the story has a sweet and happy ending, albeit is a bit open-ended, that will leave those veiwers that have managed to stomach it throughout with a content feeling of completeness and is recomended just so you can chalk up another yaoi to your list.
6: Lovedol: Lovely Idol OVA
English: Lovedol ~Lovely Idol~
Japanese: らぶドル 温泉ですか？
MAL Score: 6.09
This is a special episode of Lovedol. It’s also called episode 13 of the series.
Lovedol, or Lovely Idol, is a girl group consisting of two generations of idols. The 3rd Generation is about to make its debut, but to their surprise, they have been delayed! The vague reason is only that “they lack something.” The manager, and the 3rd Gen. girls too, must find the answer.
5: UFO Princess Valkyrie 4: Toki to Yume to Ginga no Utage
English: UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie 4: Banquet of Time, Dreams, and Galaxies
Japanese: 円盤皇女ワるきゅーレ 時と夢と銀河の宴
MAL Score: 6.83
The strange and magical events of the last season have left Kazuto with two Valkyries. He now finds himself living with and looking after both a teenaged-princess Valkyrie, as well as the child-princess Valkyrie! And they still have not yet gotten married…
As we all know, the two previous weddings between Kazuto and Valkyrie got canceled. I was hoping this issue would be resolved in the 4th season, but nothing ended up happening; AGAIN.
Overall, this ending simply killed almost all the previous enjoyment I got out of watching this series. I wanted a simple wedding; I was given a horrible and nonsense ending to this series. Tons of unanswered questions and no “happy ending”. Just a really lame way to end such a cute series…
4: UFO Princess Valkyrie 3: Seiresetsu no Hanayome
English: UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie 3: Bride of Celestial Souls’ Day
Japanese: 円盤皇女ワるきゅーレ 星霊節の花嫁
MAL Score: 6.95
The third season doesn`t have a particular story behind everything (like “Valkyrie Ghost” in the second season). It just tells 6 stories about the life of Kazuto & Co. with some additions: Raine and Chorus get a house on earth, the last three Valhalla princesses each get an episode, and in the last episode Kazuto and Valkyrie, who in the same episode managed to stay adult, >try< to marry again. (Source: ANN)
3: High School DxD New: Oppai, Tsutsumimasu!
Japanese: ハイスクールD×D NEW OVA おっぱい、包みます！
MAL Score: 7.28
Unaired anime episode bundled with the limited edition of High School DxD DX.1.
While the OVA stays true to the show we know, I found myself chuckling at Issei’s remarks and the girls reactions to his “pervertness”.
If you are a fan of the show and cannot wait for the new season coming around the corner, this is a must watch OVA for fans of the series.
S E N S A T I O N A L.
8/10 Story: The plot was well developed as the OVA already had it planned out from the beginning. It’s uniqueness and subtle ecchi scenes truly grabs the viewer’s attention while fully grasping onto all the important aspects of Highschool DxD – oppai.
9/10 Art: sensational, wonderful, pink, and soft oppai. No matter what the size is, they will be always cherished.
8/10 Sound: sensational music that fitted the action scenes.
10/10 Character: Issei has truly developed from the previous seasons of Highschool DxD. I feel that he learned how to take a bigger initiative in becoming the Ero hentai god.
10/10 overall enjoyment.
s e n s a t i o n a l.
– Story (4.0/10):
Once again, a short animation with no important plot progression, very stereotypical, a bad guy appears and starts stealing women panties, that’s where the club’s members have to intervene and save the day, but of course not before every woman ever gets violated and Issei has a yet wonderful view.
Like many other Highschool DxD OVAs, the villain is just as perverted as Issei, and thus, Issei sympathizes with them, saving the day with a yet legendary quote, a mighty pervert has never spoken of before.
– Art (7.5/10):
With nothing fantastic about it, the same old art style and animation quality spanning this OVA. But at least, you have got to appreciate the physics that only seem to get funky the closer you get to one’s chest, oddly enough, works only on female characters.
– Sound (7.0/10):
Nothing that makes you go “Wow”, I love the outro, the same one from the parent story, however, the second opening theme song hadn’t aged quite healthy in my memory.
– Character (5.0/10):
I would have given this a 4/10, but you gotta have some extra points for the minimalistic screen time for the great Azazel.
All the characters didn’t have anything to add to this episode, aside from getting violated.
– Enjoyment (7.5/10):
Not the best highschool DxD OVA out there, probably because of the focus on underwear? and like Issei said, it’s about what’s under the underwear, not specifically them, they are nothing but a support for the magnificent support they provide for.
– Overall (6.2/10):
I had higher expectations for this OVA, but while not being too terrible, I managed to get some giggles with sometimes spacing out because nothing too interesting was happening. I would recommend watching this, because it’s more like a 13th episode for the second season, if you’re in for the fanservice, then you’re differently going to love this, but if you’re like me, a man of culture but also has interest in the plot, you could skip this as it has no ties to the main plot, but skipping an episode might end up in you having some regrets, because one day, you’ll finish seeing all of the episodes, and probably want more, but there are no episodes left, so take this chance if you’re comfortable, and have fun.
2: High School DxD OVA
Japanese: ハイスクールD×D OVA
MAL Score: 7.29
#1: Oppai, Minorimasu! (Episode 13)
A rumor is going about the school about how girls are disappearing and coming back ill and with their breast size decreased.
#2: Oppai, Motomemasu! (Episode 14)
While observing how the others do their jobs so they can do theirs better, Issei and Asia go with Rias to see if a coffin is cursed. During the investigation Issei is possessed by an Egyptian magician named Unas, It just so happens that Unas is just as perverted as Issei. Unas will only leave Issei’s body if they can release Unas from the curse placed on him by a devil that Unas tried to make his bride.
(The Devil’s Advertisement)
Are you a woman feeling dissatisfied with having a flat chest?
Are you unable to afford those expensive surgical breast implants?
Are you unable to charm the man of your dreams because of your insecurity?
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1) What is the ‘D-Plant’?
– The ‘D-Plant’ is a crossbreed between a dragon and an insectivorous plant, it’s 100% organic and contains no chemical preservatives. Unlike most plants, this plant grows a unique fruit shaped like a breast, this breast fruit, if eaten, enhances and increases the bust size of any woman, regardless of how small they were before.
2) Who discovered this plant?
– That is an excellent question. This plant was first created by a crazy devil scientist named Maverick. But, then he got arrested and let the creature go free. Then, a boob-loving man named Issei and his group of sexy demon woman (with another guy), encounter this ‘horrible’ plant. Issei sympathizes with the plant because it wants the world fulled with large-breast women and wants to save it, but the girl don’t really like perverted animals or objects and destroy it. But, we, at the devil’s factory, managed to recreate it. So, please enjoy this excellent plant.
3) What does it eat? And how do I feed it?
– This plant doesn’t require any water or sunlight. In fact, you don’t need to feed it. It feeds on you! Now, don’t be discouraged, it doesn’t eat you, but rather it sucks on one’s breast, draining the spiritual energy from your body. At first, you may feel tired, but after a few weeks, you will regain your strength and much more. Furthermore, you may ‘feel’ a tingly pleasure from having your breast stimulated. This is intended to put the owner in a euphoric state, while feeding the plant. Overall, it’s a win-win for both you and the plant.
4) Are there any risks to owning this plant?
– Risks include: dangerous vines when being provoked, white liquid that dissolves one’s clothes (no skin damage), feeling of tiredness, being in a hypnosis state, and increased heaviness around the chest area.
If you aren’t convinced, here are the words of some previous customers:
Customer A – “I used to be a size ‘AA’, but after eating the fruit, my bust size increased to a ‘D’!”
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Oh High School DxD, you crack me up. And I don’t say that about many ecchi shows, either. 😉
(Side note: If you didn’t watch the main show and/or didn’t like the series, then this is pretty much the same as the above and you’ll either be lost or won’t like it.)
Story (7/10): Really, nothing important goes on here, save for two antagonists that like to use the ‘tentacle vines/bandages’ technique and seeing what the other 3 members of the Occult Club do when summoned. But I still love all the jokes and we get the barest glimpse of 2 characters that will appear in the second season.
Art (9/10): Looks as good as the show, if not a little better. Granted, they need to chill out on the bounce to the ounce (boobs SERIOUSLY don’t work that way show. Cause that would hurt. >
Story 8/10 :
There’s no story in any of them, although they are labeled as episode 13 and 14 there’s no actual plot developtment or anything of the sort, it is, as you’d expect, pure fanservice. In episode 13 it’s just as the synopsis states, there’s girls with big breasts disapearing and that leads our protagonist to find more breasts which turns into a fight where we can see all the female leads’ breasts, pretty generic. Same thing goes on episode 14, Issei and Aria are checking how the other demons work and suddenly they come across a pervert who will of course cause the inevitable which is ripping all the clothes off our beloved female leads. There’s no adding to the original series storyline, these OVAs are really just to get you back into Highschool DxD for the upcoming 2nd season, they’ll have all the ecchi that you love that is for sure so you won’t regret that part, as far as anything else there’s not much to say, let’s be honest, this is just for the breasts.
Art 8/10 :
Same as in the previous series, nothing new to add to this
Same opening and ending theme so nothing to add to this as well
Characters 7/10 :
There’s no additional characters aside from the “perverted villian” but that one’s too generic to even judge so i’ll just consider the characters all the same because honestly none of them has chaned, yes not even Issei.
Enjoyment 10/10 :
Well when i first watched this series i was very into the fanservice so i must say i appreciated these OVAs but if you’re looking for something related to the original story, you won’t enjoy this as much.
Overall 8/10 :
You should watch these before getting into season 2 just so you get all fired up to see our dear protagonists’ breasts and panties. If you’re a true ecchi fan, this won’t let you down, if not then you should look somewhere else or wait for the 2nd season.
1: High School DxD BorN: Yomigaeranai Fushichou
Japanese: ハイスクールD×D BorN OVA 蘇らない不死鳥
MAL Score: 7.43
Unaired anime episode bundled with the limited edition of High School DxD DX.2.
This review contains minor spoilers of the three previous seasons. Read at your own risk to avoid getting spoiled.
Ah, Highschool DxD. The classical story of boobs, butts, and an actually decent plot. Not one of the first, but definitely one of the best. Yes, just like the previous installments in this series, if you don’t like uncensored breasts and excessive fanservice, please go watch something else because this is without a doubt, not for you.
The story in this one is simple, but not terrible in the slightest. It reintroduces a character who have never been seen since season one, Riser Phenex. If you remember, Riser was the main antagonist of Season 1, who wanted to marry Rias, but was stopped by Issei. Now Riser’s personality has completely changed, from being a badass villain to a man who’s scared of even his own shadw. His younger sister Ravel wants help from the Occult Research Club to revert him back to his old self again because she can’t stand him looking like this anymore.
Art and Sound: 9
The art is the same since season one. The characters are drawn quite well as they usually are, getting special focus on.. ahem.. That place. It’s the same as all of the other seasons of High School DxD, so expect nothing different here. The sound is also quite good. The voice acting, sounds of fire, and other sounds were fun to listen to. The OP and ED were both great as well.
This is where this episode and the whole anime really stands out: The characters. They’re the same as before, albeit one. Riser is completely different, but that doesn’t make him worse. His level of cowardliness compared to his previous badassery really makes me laugh when I think of him in the past.
Let’s face it. I’m a pervert. I mostly enjoyed it from the sheer amount of fansservice it had.
This OVA was really fun to watch, letting you know that Riser isn’t just a regular antagonistic character who only mattered for season 1. It was also nothing short of High School DxD’s usual amount of fanservice, which gets a plus from me. The characters are very funny and can be serious when they want to. (Which is mostly Issei, albeit mostly about Rias’s breasts, which just adds to the comedy factor.) I enjoyed this episode and will most likely enjoy all episodes after this one.
This OVA is an animated adaptation of a Light-Novel Side story and it is 100% CANON. Now, onto the review!
I’m also rating this in relation to other OVAs of the same genre.
Story: 10 – THERE’S ACTUALLY STORY (MAL: Outstanding)
YES! THERE IS ACTUALLY STORRRY!! AN ACTUAL TANGIBLE STORY THAT HAS LITTLE TO NOTHING TO DO ABOUT BOOBS! HOLY CRAP!! YES!!!
That is my first reaction upon watching this. It adapts the Light Novel side-story very well. We are missing another half to this story, but the part where the episode ends is perfect. It’s well paced, funny and a good watch. Compared to other OVAs of course. Even then, this would be about a 7 or an 8 if I were to compare it to actual series’ ratings since we do have a tangible story.
Art: 8 – DxD Standard (MAL: Very Good)
The animation is the DxD Standard though I did get ticked off at how the frame rate sometimes drops. It usually runs at 15-20FPS and this is starting to sound like a gaming review.
The animation is standard when comparing to the anime. It’s not as fluid as I would have liked it to be which is disappointing. The background drops are great though, as expected of DxD. We also get some variation in character clothing…for only Issei, Riser and his sister Ravel.
Sound: 10 DxD Standard (MAL: Outstanding)
Not many comments. It’s good. Good voice acting, good sound effects, good music, etc. I don’t have any complaints and I shouldn’t have any. DxD usually aces this topic.
Character: 10 OMFG CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT??? (MAL: Outstanding)
Yes! We get character development! It also destroys Riser’s/Raiser’s character and rebuilds it which I had somewhat of a problem with even in the Light Novel. We get to see Riser and Ravel grow as characters and Issei is…well he’s Issei. We get to see how insightful he can be if he really wants to be. It is surprising when you compare this Issei to DxD Main-Story Issei. This one is actually…”nicer”.
Enjoyment: 10 Season 4 when? (MAL: Outstanding)
I really liked this, as seen in my ratings. I may be a little biased but I really did enjoy this. Now, surprisingly, there is ONE thing this does better than ALL THE DXD Seasons: IT DOESN’T SHOVE FAN SERVICE INTO YOUR FACE EVERY 5 SECONDS! HOLY SHIT WE DON’T SEE BOOBS EVERY 5 SECONDS! We still do see Issei monologue about them, but that happens several times and even then it’s not in your face and obnoxious as it usually is. Most of the time, we usually see them interact and see one… “DxD” Fight Scene. Overall, I really enjoyed this OVA. It is much better than all the other “plot” OVAs that DxD usually sells us.
Overall: 10 SEASON 4 WHENNN? (MAL: Outstanding)
Suffice to say, this is one of the best DxD animations and OVAs to date. It’s not nearly as obnoxious as it is in the anime and it has plenty of character development, enjoyable character interaction and a decent fight scene. Overall, it’s very good and I really just want another season, please just give me another season.
– Story (7.0/10):
For once, a solid one-shot story, one very deserving to its standalone release. Bundled with the limited edition of High School DxD DX.2. It tells the story of Issei helping out Phenex, a past villain into getting over his fear of dragons. With the help of Tannin, they go on a journey to the mountains with Ravel accompanying them.
– Art (7.0/10):
Not the proudest production in the franchise but still watchable. The weather particles blend nicely with the night sky backgrounds. The animation, for the most part, was decent and not distracting at all.
– Sound (8.0/10):
Again, props the production team for reusing the old great soundtrack, also leaving out the opening and ending theme songs was just what I wanted, great songs by the way.
The voice acting was okay, and ridiculous too how the can keep screaming perverted non-sense at either other, while probably maintaining a straight face, glorious.
– Character (8.0/10):
I put a score as high as I can without having to break my unbiased reviewing this, we get to see the return of a probably one of the mùost hated characters in the series, Phenex from the first season who challenged Rias to a rating game to decide whether they get married or not.
This time around, we got to see a side of Phenex we never had the pleasure to see, really cool and funny guy, dependable and powerful as well, and oddly enough, sharing the same affection as our protagonist. If anything, he could make for a great big brother to Issei.
– Enjoyment (7.5/10):
Quite a fun watch, I never thought I would like Phenex, I never bothered with him from the get-go, he was just another character that was destined to fade away, but not really, he proved to be a solid well-written character that has more to offer in the future.
– Overall (7.5/10):
I would definitely recommend this over other OVAs and specials for what it offers of comedy and character development for Phenex. and before you ask, yes, there’s immense fanservice as well, so warm up your seat and start the episode.
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