They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Eureka Seven AO: Jungfrau no Hanabana-tachi, RahXephon: Kansoukyoku/Kanojo to Kanojo Jishin to – Thatness and Thereness, Hitsugi no Chaika OVA, and more!
14: Eureka Seven AO: Jungfrau no Hanabana-tachi
Japanese: エウレカセブンAO -ユングフラウの花々たち-
MAL Score: 6.28
An original video anime, released on Blu-ray in a combined Hybrid Disc that also hold an Eureka Seven AO game for the PlayStation 3.
The OVA is set between episodes eight and nine of the series.
First of all info states that this 30 min special is actually set between the 8th and 9th episode of its parent anime. I quite disgusting that studio Bones have to waste it’s time making some OVA that should have been included a part of the parent anime’s episode, it is also a waste of time for us audience that we’re made to wait for a little bit longer for the parent anime’s last 2 episode and this stupid studio wants us to watch an OVA which should have been shown along with the parent anime’s episode. Wtf was going on within the mind of Tomoki Kyoda’s the director of Eureka 7 Ao? Frankly to make such a meaningful review of this thing would be useless, since it would be nothing more that being in a forum, and this review ain’t a review but more of a rant against studio Bones and the director Tomoki Kyoda.
Story: Mediocre 5.
Since this OVA is more like a filler episode to compensate for the much awaited last 2 episode of its parent anime.
Art: Mediocre 5.
Isn’t obvious, btw, I hate the idea that Ao was made to dress up like a girl and the swimsuit fanservice sucks.
Sound: Mediocre 5.
No comment here.
Character: Mediocre 5.
Since most of the characters are still there prior to Ao’s used of the quartz gun.
Enjoyment: Fair 6.
Ok, so this OVA as a filler was a bit funny after seeing Ao, Fleur and Elena on a trip to attend some cosplay festival in Switzerland, but have dodge a pesky reported, and that’s as good as it gets.
Overall: Pathetic 1.
The introduction of this OVA is simply a case of too little, too late…….unless of course one would wanna buy a blu ray disc of this anime. The studio should have just proceeded with the parent anime’s last 2 episode instead of making us audience wait till November, studio Bones really sucks.
13: RahXephon: Kansoukyoku/Kanojo to Kanojo Jishin to – Thatness and Thereness
Japanese: ラーゼフォン 間奏曲 / 彼女と彼女自身と 「Thatness And Thereness」
MAL Score: 6.32
Quon Kisaragi was surprised when she saw an illusion of herself floating in midair. This other “self” of her claimed that she is a fragment of Quon. Thus an existentialistic dialogue began between the two.
12: Hitsugi no Chaika OVA
Japanese: 棺姫のチャイカ OAD
MAL Score: 7.01
Unaired anime-original OVA bundled with 12th volume of the Hitsugi no Chaika novel.
Story (7.00/10): OVA stories are never really quite fleshed out or developed, more or less existing as an extra side story for fans of the series to watch. In this case, the OVA for Hitsugi no Chaika more or less follows a plotline of two minisodes, each of which taking up about half of the runtime in a single episode. Within each minisode lies pretty much the same sort of plot that the original series has been running through throughout its two seasons which involves our main characters Tooru, Akari, and Chaika running away from the Gilette squad in order to resist arrest and capture, before ending in a nice fiery explosion. (In addition, the OVA is set sometime during the first season.)
Literally, the entire OVA is about our main characters attempting to escape capture, before destroying some historical monument in a fiery explosion. While the OVA was really more fluff for the series’ fans more than anything, with an oddly entertaining flair to it, there really wasn’t much in terms of the story. However, as a fan of the series, I definitely did thoroughly enjoy this extra 20 minutes, and while it wasn’t exceptional story-wise, it definitely was entertaining.
+ Entertaining OVA
+ Interesting comedic flair added in
Characters (7.33/10): The characters don’t really differ all that much for the most part. Since there are no changes to cast or development, as this is an OVA that comes off as a little side adventure, there really isn’t much to say.
Art and Sound (7.44/10 and 7.79/10): The art quality for Chaika has always been relatively fantastic and of great quality since the series was produced by studio bones. However, some parts of this OVA do dip a little bit in quality. Some character faces look slightly off, and for some reason, the overall quality looks less than what it was originally. That’s not to say it’s bad, but it certainly is a sad change.
Sound for the OVA recycles the songs from the second season, Avenging battle. Both using the kickass OP and the awesome ED as its two tracks.
+ Good soundtrack
– Art quality dipped a bit
Personal Enjoyment (8.00/10): Chaika was a series that I felt exceeded what I had expected from it originally. After the series was over, I had pondered what this OVA would have as its plotline. I originally thought that it was going to feature something post Avenging Battle, but sadly, I was disappointed. Regardless, this is a fun OVA that brings a little light-hearted nature to the series, making odd things like seeing Tooru cross-dress and seeing the characters destroy random buildings a lot more interesting than they should’ve been. If you’re a fan of the Chaika series, watch this. It’ll definitely be worth your time.
Overall Score: 7.21/10
This OVA is two mini episodes combined, both taking place during season one. In the first segment the Gillette Squad chases Chaika and company into a theater where they all become a part of a play (unwillingly of course). Some mildly amusing comedy comes out of this but it’s nothing more than an excuse for Tohru to be dressed in drag and Vivi to wear a bunny costume.
The second segment finds the gang being chased down not only by Gillette, but also Red Chaika. The three factions fight their way through a ruin as they search out a piece of Gaz’s corpse.
I liked this half of the episode more; it had a little relevance while also getting all my favorite characters together. It includes plentiful action for those who have a mud fetish and Chaika’s underwear because why not? While the ending is funny but disappointing, the entire ten or so minutes is a lot of fun, even if it is useless and just an excuse for fan service.
If you’re a fan of Chaika you’ll relish a reunion with some of the more memorable fantasy characters of recent years. If you were only mildly amused with the series or watch this to get a feel for the overall product, you’ll be disappointed.
It was a fairly nice OVA to end this whole story with, managing to rinse out at least a little bit of the bad taste from season 2. You can watch this after season 1 or season 2 as there’s nothing going on here and it has no relevance or connection to the main plot whatsoever. I personally assumed it was meant to be watched after season two because it was aired later than season 2, but the truth of the matter is that it’s more fit to be watched after season 1 because it’s in the same spirit as season 1 and if you watch it after season 2, you go a long while back in time to when they were still running around with the previous teams and it just feels out of sync. If I had to guess when this OVA actually transpires, it’d be somewhere in season 1, somewhere around the middle of that season, at least before the last battle in season 1 because characters are present that wouldn’t be there otherwise.
11: Kekkai Sensen & Beyond: Zapp Renfro Ingaouhouchuu!!/Baccardio no Shizuku
Japanese: 血界戦線 & BEYOND ザップ レンフロ因果応報中!! / バッカーディオの雫
MAL Score: 7.18
Bundled with the 5th volume of the Kekkai Sensen: Back 2 Back manga.
As it is not linked to the main plot it is comedy oriented, and did a great job making me laugh as I Always do watching Kekkai Sensen.. The characters and art are the same, so you can just enjoy it like any other episode
In no way does this OVA make the characters look like “clowns”, they are not put in overly Dangerous situations so the OVA just shows their comedy gimmick as we already know them, they are funny as they are.
Nothing outstanding, just another good episode of Kekkai Sensen
In the first, Zapp gets assaulted and then publicly shamed by his love interested who further summons and army of weirdos to kill him. Our other mains save the day with their trademark moves and we concude that most women are assholes. The pinnacle of this story being cenzored, pixelated middle fingers, shown by the evil women, of course. Great.
In the second, we witness the goddess herself – Sumeragi Chain – drink more alcohol than ever before, having amazing drinking battles with men 3 times her size. Apparently, she saves the world once again with her abyss of a stomach because Godzilla’s frozen brother is on rampage. This story is amazing because her opponent has to pee during the competition so he just takes out his dick and pees with such pressure on the spot that he could work as a tank truck for the local volunteer fire department. Our main characters won’t stay hopeless against this cornering situation. There is the saying “fight fire with fire”, just guess the rest.
This… thing or special or whatever, was supposed to be a comedy (my best guess), but all it really did was make all our characters look like clowns or side characters from Gintama – which is pretty much the same thing. Am not pleased.
thats exactly what this OVA is.
it consists of two plots, the first half is Zapp fending off hoards of monsters because of a dispute with his love interest. The second half involves an extreme drinking contest between a monster and Chain.
because its an OVA, nothing is really supposed to be taken seriously so the plot is very linear/predictable with little depth to them. its just supposed to be an opportunity for the audience to see their favorite characters be “wacky” and “zany” without messing with the main plotline. while that might not be everyone’s cup of tea, its not necessarily a bad thing if its done well, and i think it was done will. it was funny (more like goofy with the overexaggerated facial expressions etc.) and it was light hearted. the quality of the OVA is solid too so its not like there was no thought put into it.
id say its a good change of pace if youre trying to break up any longterm animes youre watching.
10: Boku no Hero Academia: Sukue! Kyuujo Kunren!
MAL Score: 7.28
UA High School must regain the public’s confidence after the surprise villain attack during class 1-A’s training session. Although some of the teachers were gravely injured in the attack, Izuku “Deku” Midoriya and his classmates must continue to learn and train, and utilize their quirks in varying environments and circumstances.
Boku no Hero Academia: Sukue! Kyuujo Kunren! follows class 1-A as they attempt to finally complete their training. However, there’s a masked figure roaming around the training center. Have the villains responsible for the previous incident returned to finish the job? If so, are the students ready to fight back?
The story consists of nothing, but special training. It was kind of fun, but all it is watching the heroes take turns being the victims and saviors. It’s mildly entertaining, but it’s not that entertaining. 5/10
The art isn’t that great. The art in the actual show looks better. 5/10. I’ll admit that the version I watched wasn’t the best quality, but the art still seemed quite inferior.
The sound is no where near the quality of the usual stuff and it’s a let down all around. Another 5/10.
It’s an ova so don’t expect the characters to be as good. They’re still fun to watch, but a lot of their personality seems to be missing and the different personalities that are usually enjoyable to watch, just are not up to par. 5/10.
I did kind of enjoy this ova, but not all that much, compared to how I enjoyed the series. In the end, it’s basically just a side story that didn’t necessarily need to be animated. It’s not bad, but it’s not quite ok or good either; it’s rather meh. 5/10. It’s probably still worth the watch for big My Hero Academia fans.
When I finished the first season I thought “oh no, they never got to actually learn how to rescue civilians because these villains showed up!” and this OVA delivers that. It’s funny, it’s light, but then a new villain shows up and the kids are like “oh NOT THIS SHIT AGAIN!!”
The fight scene is intense, the way we’re used to, and even if you know what’s coming, it will amaze you.
I wasn’t expecting the ending and to be honest that reveal just made everything even sweeter.
I recommend every Boku no Hero fan to watch this, it’s definitely worth it 😉
A brief synopsis: The story basically takes place a couple weeks after the end of the first season. The students go back to the USJ to complete their training with Hero Thirteen, and find out that it isn’t as safe and secure as they’d thought it would be the second time around.
The art seems to be the same as the first season, although it did feel a bit choppy in some places and during the battle scenes.
The sound was average and mostly uses the tracks heard during the first season of the anime. Nothing special or outstanding really.
We see the characters just as they are during the anime. The difference is, they seemed ‘dumbed’ down this time and not as lively as they were in the first season.
Fans of BnHA will enjoy it due to the fact that we are getting just a little bit more of BnHA while waiting for the second season to air.
Despite its flaws, it was fun to see the characters return again and to also witness their quirks in action. If you watched the first season of the anime and enjoyed it for what its worth, there’s no harm in checking out this OVA.
9: Boku no Hero Academia: Training of the Dead
Japanese: 僕のヒーローアカデミア トレーニング オブ ザ デッド
MAL Score: 7.28
OVA bundled with the 14th manga volume.
Story about a joint practice session between Izuku’s class and Isami High students at Yuuei Academy, takes place after the field training arc in the second season.
First of all, I would like to start my review by complementing the Production House. Frankly speaking, I loved the job that the production house have done. Previous year, they released season 1 and this year season 2 with double the episodes of 1st season along with this OVA too, unlike attack on titan.
FYI at this point we know in the animated series, UA Sports Festival has just ended and all the UA students have gone to complete their internships under different agencies.
The name of the OVA and the trailer gives us the glimpse about what’s going to happen. It’s very normal but different in way. Zombie Apocalypse/Attack on Heros (You will know why in just starting 5 minutes of the episode – Not a Spoiler, don’t worry).
Story : For an OVA, it’s a fine and a crisp story. Comic timings are just great. There are few things in story which will feel unnecessary, but bearable.
Art : Art is just like the ongoing anime. No extra blends just like Funimation do in their most of the movies. Make sure you try to watch it in 720p or better.
Sound/Character : Just like the ongoing series, just few characters added, which is mainstream, as they always do add some extras in every episodes.
FINAL VERDICT : I would recommend you should watch this OVA after the internship is completed in the ongoing series as I think after watching this OVA, there are some elements which would have a better explanation(just a few) if you watch this OVA after the internship part. High chances that production house may add this OVA in the end of their anime OR anime would be over after the HERO INTERNSHIP. So, i repeat, overall OVA is good, but i would recommend you should put this anime in ON HOLD section and watch it later.
So first of all, currently the anime is up to episode 13 of season 2. This OVA contains minor spoilers for something that will happen later in season 2. I still recommend watching this though because it is very enjoyable.
The art and sound are both pretty good (8), but nothing to major (EXCEPT the part where Izuku uses full cowl, I loved the animation for that part)
The story is interesting(9) since it shows more tough training that the students of class A have to undergo, in order to become better heroes. The training is also very good foreshadowing for later arcs.
The character development is exceptional(10), since it dives deeper into the character of Asui (sorry Tsu-chan), as well as showcase how well class A knows each other.
I very much enjoyed the OVA(10): it’s funny, it introduces new quirks and characters and overall it was just great to watch.
If you want to watch your favorite U.A. kids in trouble (in a fun way) then watch this! The characters did stay in characters and didn’t go OOC which I’ve seen happen in few OVAs – so that was a good surprise.
Had a fun little plot twist concerning one of the student’s quirk which, at least to me, opened the world of quirks a lot more.
8: Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium Collection
English: Fullmetal Alchemist: Premium OVA Collection
Japanese: 鋼の錬金術師 PREMIUM COLLECTION
MAL Score: 7.33
1. State Alchemists vs Seven Homunculi
A 10 minute film featuring: Ed, Al, Mustang and many other members of the State doing battle with the deadly Homonculi in an alternate reality Amestris.
2. Chibi Party (Enkai-hen)
Short 6 minute Skit drawn in Super Deformed style where every character in the series (including bad guys) are celebrating an “After Party” of the Conqueror of Shambala movie.
3. Kids (Kodomo-hen)
Short 3 minute story which features Edward and his grandkids in present day 2005.
1. Chibi Wrap Party (Score: 8 out of 10)
Chibi Wrap Party takes place after the world premiere of FMA The Movie: Conqueror Of Shamballa, as all your favorite characters (in chibi form BTW) celebrate their asses off in their drink party after the success of their first film. Hilarity will ensure, every comedic timing is just great and Ed and Al’s reaction to Gluttony’s new form is priceless. The animation style in chibi is surprisingly more clean and colorful than previous chibi OVAS and the English dub voice cast are having a lot of damn fun in their roles. Only negative for this is that it felt too short, but overall, it’s a fun OVA and worth re-watching it a thousand more times.
2. Kids (Score: 9 out of 10)
Wow.. *sniff* *sniff*, this is a really beautiful OVA. It’s basically a bunch of kids, that look like Edward, Al and Wenry, that get lost in the city, while trying to find their grandfather, but the ending is so heartfelt and sad as hell and it’s a nice REAL ending to the FMA Movie Conqueror Of Shamballa (Yes, this was supposed to be an extra ending for the first FMA Movie, but it was cut away for some reason). The animation is nice, music is great and again, a nice OVA addition to the FMA franchise. Check it out.
Well those are all the OVAS on the FMA Premium OVA Collection DVD and there’s only a live-action OVA and an interactive FMA feature, but there just OK, but the OVAS are better.
I suppose I would only reccomend this to FMA fans.
7: Kekkai Sensen: Ousama no Restaurant no Ousama
Japanese: 血界戦線 王様のレストランの王様
MAL Score: 7.39
For a rare occasion, the members of Libra have come out of the shadows to dine with an important guest: a royal next in line for the crown of his country. To show their visitor the finest that Hellsalem’s Lot has to offer, the group decides to dine at Molzzogazza, the cream of the crop as far as restaurants go in the city.
As the success of this dinner may prove to be beneficial to Libra, Steven A. Starphase mounts the pressure on the team to be on its best behavior and avoid screw-ups. However, Steven has made one oversight. Molzzogazza, famous for its cuisine’s indescribable and transcendent flavors, serves food so good that most people lose their minds eating it. Though the ragtag team may do their best to be cordial, the food is sure to unwind their composure, threatening the success of the dinner and leaving them unaware of an oncoming threat to the restaurant.
this is NOT the case here. this special was priceless
Steven and Klaus are trying to impress a foreign middle east Sultan to that they can create a partnership that would end up earning them 3 million dollar a year. to impress the Sultan, Klaus and Steve take Leonardo, KK, Zed, Chain, and Zapp to help represent their team and entertain the Sultan at a very fancy high end restaurant. it is imperative that the team not screw up and be rude in front of the Sultan because that could jeopardize everything. the wackiness comes from the fact that the team is going absolutely nuts over the quality of food. meanwhile, Femt appears to reck havoc but timelines become tangled when the restaurant also changes dimensions to one where Femt doesnt recognize Leonardo (who got lost on the way to the bathroom) and Leonardo and Femt team up to find their way through the restaurant.
story (8/10): it was hysterical and captivating. during the dinner Zapp and the Sultan get drunk and start messing around while all of the rest continue to absolutely flip out over the food to the point of hallucinating (apparently the food was so good it puts people into trances) the dinner portion was genuinely funny and it was so ridiculous i couldnt look away. the dinner scenes then lead into Leonardo needing to go to the bathroom but got lost in another dimension and ends up meeting Femt. this part was so interesting, even though this part was like only 10 minutes of the whole episode. Femt and Leonardo end up searching through the mansion looking for the dining hall again and come across a large room with monsters eating humans(?) and this one off antagonist from the very beginning. it was just so weird but it flowed so well. the best word to describe it is fascinating
art (7/10): as far as characters and scenery go, it was all pretty standard. i do give it some brownie points off the top because usually specials dont look nearly as good as the anime and they seemed to not let standards slip. what was really amazing was the food!!! how they drew and plated the food was so pretty, it all looked so delicious
sound (9/10): the voice acting is top notch per usual. i LOVE Akira Ishida and Daisuke Sakaguchi so much, they have such talent and make anything they are in just that much better. but what i really am gushing over it the soundtrack. they really went the extra mile to take every staple classical piece out there and fit it in so well. everything from “Pictures of an Exhibition” to a piece from the Romeo and Juliet ballet (the name is escaping me at the moment) were so beautiful and appropriately placed within the scenes. the sound category is so important because it can really make or break a scene, or a whole series for that matter
characters (7/10): they were all standard. the weird antagonist in the beginning was really there so that there could be monsters in the mansion later down the line, he really was a non-factor. all of the other characters from the series were standard. the Sultan was pretty funny but they didnt really do anything more with him than have him eat during the dinner scene
overall (8/10): Kekkai Sensen is such a good series that i expected the special to be around the sample quality, however i was still pleasantly surprised at how much effort was put in (especially since i have just recently seen some other specials for other animes and they were pretty trash). it was really enjoyable and its a good thing to watch if you wanna break up the longer animes you might be marathoning at the moment
6: Mob Psycho 100: Dai Ikkai Rei toka Soudansho Ian Ryokou – Kokoro Mitasu Iyashi no Tabi
Japanese: モブサイコ100 第一回霊とか相談所慰安旅行~ココロ満たす癒やしの旅
MAL Score: 7.62
The staff of the Spirits and Such Consultation Office—Arataka Reigen, Shigeo “Mob” Kageyama, Ritsu Kageyama, Katsuya Serizawa, and the spirit Ekubo—head to the Zebra Prefecture for a relaxing hot spring vacation. Their all-expenses-paid trip is sponsored by the owner of the Ibogami Hot Springs, who has asked Reigen to investigate claims of paranormal activity in the area.
On the train ride to the inn, the exhausted Reigen and Serizawa quickly fall asleep, only to wake up and discover that they have been transported to a ghostly parallel world! Bewildered about how they got there, Reigen and Serizawa must find a way to escape in time to enjoy their day off.
Honestly man, after doing a project the whole day, I’m so glad I made the decision to go onto a site that every anime fan knows about (💏 anime) and the dub/sub versions of this just popped up like dang, happy days!
There has been a lot of things happening in this 24 minute short so I’m not gonna spoil it for you ONE fans out there. The only clue I will give you is that Reigan has someone well known as one of his phone contacts at the beginning but that’s all I’m gonna say.
So glad to see the Mob Psycho crew back together for this special, it’s definitely well needed at this time if you’re sick of unoriginal Isekai anime being newly advertised every season!
Well, the story even though it was only for this one episode – was really interesting! Spirits and such consultation office members, along with Teru and Ritsu went to Hot Springs together to solve a mystery about a possible parallel world existing in the Zebra Prefecture, especially in the Ibogami tunnel.
Well, Bones did again, a great job on showing the emotions of characters. Nothing lacked, the anatomy was always on point and oh god the expressions – they were so original and sometimes so pure to look at.
We got to hear again the classics of Mob Psycho OST’s and ending sound was really nice! Every seiyuu did a great job dubbing their character!
Well, this is a special to a really great anime with great created characters, so i can’t really say if they lack something – they were as cool as usual.
While watching it, i didn’t got bored – the amazing Tachikawa Yuzuru and Bones gave us another masterpiece.
This special is really sweet. It showed well, how great you can tell a story in such short time. It also made fun of isekai animes and their usual tropes so definitly this is a good special!
“Mob Psycho 100: Dai Ikkai Rei toka Soudansho Ian Ryokou – Kokoro Mitasu Iyashi no Tabi” is a self-contained story, set some time after the evens of the second season of the parent show “Mob Psycho 100”, following Shigeo, Reigen, Ritsu, Teruki, Ekubo, and Katsuya as they head expecting a relaxing hot spring vacation only to be involved into yet another odd Job of Reigen’s expertise.
What sells the OVA is how modular it is, it could easily be bundled with the second season as a sequential episode with none noticing a drop of pacing, animation, voice acting or quality, it has been clearly given the same amount of love and care the parent series got. It was truly an enjoyable watch that had the same lovable characters, used the same familiar landmark humor, welcomed back the fans, and opens its arms to the strange. All in short. Watch it!
5: Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu
English: Bungo Stray Dogs 2 Episode 25 – Walking Alone
Japanese: 文豪ストレイドッグス 第25話 『独り歩む』
MAL Score: 7.66
Armed Detective Agency members discuss the most suitable candidate for the second-in-command. Doppo Kunikida is carrying out official errands as planned in his diary as usual. Unexpectedly, a bomb-related incident occurs, challenging the ideals he has always upheld. When weighing one life over hundreds, how will he proceed?
As for how it went? It was solid, like how the rest of the anime has been so far. I’d highly recommend giving this a watch! It almost feels like any other episode than a OVA. Really fits into the show completely. I hope you continue enjoying Stray Dogs!
and a withered desert I still fulfill my ideal”
Back in the days where Kunikida can’t comprehend the last thing he can’t complex about in the manga which is connected to the light novel about Dazai’s first exam by hunting the true identity of Azure king, Neither everything He writes on that book itself are nothing but delusional ideals.
The OVA much more focuses in the latest chapter 40 when Kunikida fulfill his worth duty to become the next to Fukuzawa as the New director of The Armed Detective Agency. Once the disaster remained in the middle street there was girl named Aya will be introduced and be leading in this chapter only. Due to characterization about his “Ideals” he tells to Aya, He desires that it was born when he supposed to realized a world where people died by livin in front of him was not actually his ideal world. Apart by meeting his own friend before was also known as a bomber, when he gets caught by the culprit, After Kunikida get hijacked about Aya’s be one that holds a bomb He has the sign to contains his true motives by becoming a role model that can handle affairs calmy, is unwavering, and who understand his own weakness. It his own path to who can instill their beliefs on others.
A special episode dedicated to a “Leading member of the Armed Detective Agency” as he values human lives, as he strives to save all innocent people during dangerous events in Yokohama. He sticks to this belief after seeing incidents of youth injured or killed in front of him. Due to his dedicated compassion to try to protect the city and its people.
4: Akagami no Shirayuki-hime: Nandemonai Takaramono, Kono Page
Japanese: 赤髪の白雪姫 ～なんでもない宝物、この頁～
MAL Score: 7.71
Bundled with the limited edition 15th volume of the manga.
1. Volume 10, Chapter 41: Shirayuki to Zen, Hajimete no Joukamachi Date (白雪とゼン、はじめての城下町デート)
2. Volume 7, Special Chapter: Raji Ouji Youshou no Migiri (ラジ王子幼少のみぎり)
3. Volume 11, Special Chapter: Hajimari no Zen & Mitsuhide & Kiki (始まりのゼン＆ミツヒデ＆木々)
Obviously, the OVA only really makes sense if you’ve seen the show proper. You needn’t have seen the whole show, though, and even if you hadn’t seen the show I could still imagine piecing together the characters and such from context. However, without the show as context, it would be a shallow, if sweet, OVA.
For this OVA and the show in general, the art isn’t outstanding or anything. If I had to describe it, it was as if someone took generic fantasy design and mixed them with anime, then added like 10% original artistic flair. Just enough to be easily distinguished from its visual ilk, but not enough to stand out in general. Likewise, the sound design was fine, but nothing really stands out about it at all. Just very competent.
The OVA gets by on the strength of its characters. They are all generally good natured people with amiable relationships that just feel good and real. The characters all have faults, but the OVA and show never linger on them. This OVA does a good job of pointing that out–the prince character, for instance, has his weaknesses and faults shown lightheartedly in a flashback and at the end of the episode.
Generally speaking, if you liked the show, you will like this. It feels a little rushed compared to the series proper, maybe because it is trying to highlight *everything* that makes the show enjoyable in a single OVA where the show proper kinda takes its time establishing its lovable cast and lively premise. I liked the series more, naturally, but this was a lovely throwback to one of my favorite shows. *The* fantasy romance anime, undisputed.
This ova adapted 3 volumes that hadn’t been animated and to be honest while it’s great, I had to give it a 7/10 jut because of the length. It is pretty much flawless and worth watching if you want the complete akagami no shirayuki-hime experience. In reality, I would have given this a 7.7 or something like that, because of the length and the already unoriginal story I decided to give it a 7.
Just like the 2 seasons of the anime, it features a really wholesome love story of a herbalist and the king, in this title they just go on a date and talk a bit. Not much more but I found it cute and pretty well done.
3: Noragami OVA
Japanese: ノラガミ OAD
MAL Score: 7.74
Hiyori Iki is excited to start high school alongside her two middle school friends, but “Delivery God” Yato seems to have other plans for the day. Will Hiyori be able to make a good impression on her first day? Or will Yato cost her a happy high school life?
On another day, Hiyori decides to take advantage of the beautiful weather and invites a number of people to gaze at the cherry blossoms, including the fearsome combat god, Bishamon. But how long will their blissful day last when Yato and his old rival Bishamon start to drink together?
Additionally you won’t be able to understand the deep meaning behind these scenes under the cherry tree.
As many over OVAs, this one, too, is aimed at the manga readers and not the anime audience.
It is a very precise adaption from the manga. This goes for both OVAs. They both take place between two arcs in the manga, thus there is no thick plot but instead they show hilarious scenes from the everyday lifes of the characters which sometimes have a deeper meaning if put into the correct context.
The art is as good in the OVAs as it is in the anime series.
No complaints here.
Opening and Ending are great, the voices fit the characters. The OST is used throughout the OVAs in a fitting way.
Well, I absolutely adore most of Noragami’s characters. They are very unique – which is shown best by Yato in these two twenty minute OVAs. Every action is just such a typical thing for him to do.
I’ve loved it in the manga and I still love these scenes in the OVAs. The Second OVA was hilarious but sad at the same time, considering the previous events.
It’s nearly perfect, but – as expected of an OVA – it does not have any real plot.
So, enjoy watching the Noragami OVAs, guys~
– Story (7.5/10):
Pretty decent side stories for fun, no particular big plot surprise or anything aside from containing spoilers of the first 6 episodes of Noragami Aragato.
The first OVA resolves around Yato taking over Hyori’s body while he goes into a carefree spree around her school doing all sort of stuff in her name, with the rest of the folks trying to stop him.
The second OVA contains some major spoilers, but let’s say the crew in its entirety goes on in a picnic, and have some actual fun until Yato pulls off a surprising highly-wished-for stunt.
– Art (8.0/10):
The same slick and smooth art style and animation from the first season, really, nothing too spectacular and beyond decent I’d say.
– Sound (8.0/10):
I’m more happy to hear the first season’s opening and ending theme songs, these OVA focused on a more comedic light hearted stuff, so there was no inclusion of the fantastic dark soundtrack, but the comedy makes up for that.
– Character (8.5/10):
I love the cast of these OVA, all lovable characters. and Hyori isn’t as annoying as people see here so often. Everybody was easy going and invested in the comedy, good days to remember.
– Enjoyment (9.0/10):
Ahh, the time went by like a fly, and that only happens when you’re having fun. I really liked these side stories and hopefully, I get to see more of these soon because nothing can make up for the sad fact of you ending a spectacular show like this than having to see some extras.
– Overall (8.2/10):
I could actually highly recommend watching these, not like most OVAs who provide dead content, these ones had a lot to offer, and I’m specifically talking about a certain moment on the second OVA, god bless.
The first episode just fucks up the series royally and after having watched the series it is hard to see that as canon.
The second episode is a bit better but in the end still feels off-canon and weird. Also, it includes spoilers since it skips quite a few volumes.
If you like Noragami, do yourself a favour and don’t watch this till you’ve watched everything else.
Since this review was supposedly still not long enough, I’ll have to write some more.
I really don’t understand for who the second episode of the OVA was meant for since it was in the middle of some situation which the viewer who came straight from the series wouldn’t know.
2: Noragami Aragoto OVA
Japanese: ノラガミ OAD
MAL Score: 7.88
Hiyori Iki goes on a skiing trip with her parents and happens to bump into Yato and Yukine. After a short while, they find the other gods who are there for a company vacation. But amidst all the fun, someone is plotting a heinous crime, and Yato is the primary target.
On a different day, Yato’s been able to make a small fortune from his last job and decides to take Hiyori and Yukine to Capyper Land. Although she agrees without knowing the destination, will Hiyori actually enjoy the day considering what happened on her last visit?
The first OVA is all of them going on a ski trip thing, and the second is all of them going to Capypa Land~
I would have to say the second OVA in this is the best out of all four of them in total~
But both of these are really funny and amazing.
And both have adorable Yato moments >w< Although these are mostly just comedy, it's adorable and makes me really happy~ especially the second one - all my ships in one place <3 Yato, Hiyori, Yukine, Bishamon, Kazuma, Kofuku, Daikoku . . . even Ebisu is here! Having all of them together feels so special >///< I loved these OVAs so much and they are a must watch~ [/collapse] [collapse title=“Reviews2:”]The second OVA is amazing! One of my favorite aspects of Noragami is the humor and this OVA is full of it. I also just think Capypa land is a hilarious concept so the characters finally going there was perfect. Plus some romance thrown in there... I was dead. I have watched this specific OVA back several times now whenever I need that "Noragami feel" again. The first OVA is great too. While it doesn't really contribute anything to the main plot line or anything like that, it's a fun side story that brings all the main characters we see in the series together. It was fun to see how they all interacted with each other together since usually we just see yato, yuki and hiyori interacting with all those characters individually. 10/10 would recommend. Love it [/collapse] [collapse title=“Reviews3:”]Sometimes, you just can't help but order an extra dose of sauce to compliment your fries, some people would say fries are not eatable without any sauce, but others while thinking it's okay, a little sauce won't hurt. replacing the fries with Noragami Aragato, you can't really deny to not want any extra content to seal off your hunger for more screentime. but Noragami Aragoto OVA was a hell of a quality dipping sauce indeed! - Story (7.0/10): The plot of these two OVA episodes are very much a variation of a slice of life with the comedy switch turned on. There is really no heavy plot whirlpools or anything of that depth, just our characters going through some fun. With the first episode having the whole crew go on a skiing vacation where some mysterious fella tries to kill Yato, while the latter spends time trying to capture his killer. The second OVA episode focuses on the crew going to Capypa, while Hiyori is still having nightmares from what happened there the last time she went, with Yato trying to cheer her up. - Art (8.0/10): I can at least thus far say, the viewers can rest assured, and not worry about the quality of the animation, because it remains consistent throughout the 23 minutes couple of episodes, nothing to bash or drag way too much here, here's an above average work of animation, just enjoy the plot. - Sound (8.5/10): Aside from the fabulous opening and ending theme songs nothing stands out in a very memorable manner. Again, it was really great having to see those work of arts once another time. The voice acting was really well done for a comedic atmosphere. - Character (8.5/10): As I said before, the whole gang had the focus of this OVA, all of your lovable characters, I like how nobody was by any chance annoying. Everybody had some sort of screentime, they had the chance to speak some words and just be there for the sake of having a good time. - Enjoyment (9.0/10): The last season's OVA was fantastic, but this one was way more fun to keep up with, both episodes are very wholesome and engaging, I really need a third season and a good complimentary OVA too. - Overall (8.2/10): I would differently recommend this OVA for the parent's show's fans, especial the people into comedy, I've had some great giggles every here and there. [/collapse]
1: Wolf’s Rain OVA
English: Wolf’s Rain OVA
Japanese: ウルフズ レイン
MAL Score: 8.02
As the world accelerates toward its own destruction, Kiba and Cheza—with the help of Tsume, Hige, Toboe, and Blue—race to reach true paradise before the entire world is rendered uninhabitable. Now reunited, Cher and Hubb decide to accompany the wolves in hopes of seeing the journey through to its end, while a distraught and confused Quent wanders aimlessly into the wasteland with his mind fixated on revenge.
Meanwhile, Lord Darcia the Third has finally put his plot into motion and pursues Cheza, pitting him against the pack. As everything falls apart yet simultaneously falls into place, the wolves struggle to survive in an increasingly dangerous environment. Though the end draws near, paradise seems further away than ever before.
[collapse title=“Reviews1:”]Better known as episodes 27-30, the Wolf’s Rain OVAs are like the natural four last episodes of the series. If you’ve read my review of the 26 episodes of the anime, I had a few gripes. Combined with the OVA, on the other hand?
It becomes STUNNING!
Intense, emotional, and gripping, the OVAs are the climax of Wolf’s Rain. This is where Nobumoto really shined… a good shounen series, but with a seinen-class masterpiece of an ending. The story is given proper closure and the action is at its flashiest, but the characters are beyond what I can describe. It brings them alive and pulls you in, and I found myself near tears for people I hadn’t even cared about before.
Make sure you set aside time to really watch this. Prior to watching this, I thought Wolf’s Rain was overhyped. That notion has now disappeared.
In order to “finish” the series in just four more episodes, the pace is fast and to the point. The constant attention to detail and new developments is enough to make people watch.
Granted, this ending is better than what people got with episode 26, but it is still open-ended makes you feel that they didn’t accomplish much. It gives the sense that Wolf’s Rain is a never-ending series, though this is implied.
Anyway, if you love Wolf’s Rain, you’ll most likely love this OVA as well. There really is nothing to bad here unless you really hate endings that are not as solid as a concrete wall.
Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!
1. Wolf’s Rain OVA
2. Noragami Aragoto OVA
3. Noragami OVA
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11. Kekkai Sensen & Beyond: Zapp Renfro Ingaouhouchuu!!/Baccardio no Shizuku
12. Hitsugi no Chaika OVA
13. RahXephon: Kansoukyoku/Kanojo to Kanojo Jishin to – Thatness and Thereness
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