They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Sakura Capusule, Fate/Prototype, Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou OVA, and more!
8: Sakura Capusule
MAL Score: 6.06
On a small hill in a neighbourhood in the outskirts of Tokyo, there was a little park. There were six close girls who always used to play there together since they were small.
But when they were fourth-graders, they had to change schools. The six of them made a “promise to bury a time capsule”, but in the end they were not able to keep this promise and separated eventually. Four years later and grown up, they now live their own lives.
While all of them have their own troubles and worries, the days pass and one day, a miracle happens to them.
MAL Score: 6.69
Fate/Prototype is a digest version of Kinoko Nasu’s original version of Fate/stay night.
First of all, the animation is absolutely fantastic, and the soundtrack isn’t bad either.
In this version of the Holy Grail War, the main character is instead a girl called Ayaka, whose family was involved in the previous war. She doesn’t want to get involved in the present war (apparently they take place every 8 years now). However, she gets attacked by Lancer, and ends up summoning Saber. Who is male.
The rest of the OVA is composed of really quick flashes of scenes and battles. It’s confusing to watch, and I had to go search online for more info about the characters and such in order to fully understand the OVA. There are many battle scenes in the OVA, and they all seem to be really epic. Special mention goes to Gilgamesh’s new powers.
The characters are similar to Fate/staynight, given that this was the prototype for Staynight. The Servants have been slightly redesigned, including making Saber male. The protagonist Ayaka seems to be the generic scared & shy girl type, but then again the OVA didn’t really give much time to develop anything. During the quick flashes, we get a glimpse at the villlains, all of which seem to be very interesting.
The character who stood out to me blonde girl at the very end who seems to be yandere for male!Saber. Later online searches tell me she is named Manaka, and she’s actually Ayaka’s sister and a main villan. She feels kind of like Illya to me.
Overall, I think this was a really cool concept. I really wish the OVA was longer, as a few searches online gave me some really interesting information that I didn’t catch during the quick flashes.
Art (10/10): There is nothing bad to say about the art. It is simply outstanding. The characters and their surrounding are drawn amazingly.
Sound (9/10): The sound is very exciting and goes with the whole OVA. The background magic is amazingly composed. The voice actors also do an amazing job.
Character (8/10): There are good characters, but once again the main character is sort of lacking in a real distinguished personality. Overwise, the characters are amazing.
Enjoyment (9/10): Very fast-paced and lovely combat. I’m not sure what was, but maybe I wanted this to be a whole series instead of an OVA.
Overall (9/10): Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this OVA and it makes me curious about the world of Fate/Prototype. It has amazing art, an amazingly executed story and great voice acting and background music.
6: Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou OVA
English: Everyday Life with Monster Girls OVA
Japanese: モンスター娘のいる日常 OVA
MAL Score: 7.15
During a physical exam, Miia, Centorea, and Mero discover that they have gained too much weight due to Kimihito Kurusu’s delicious cooking. To remedy this, Polt offers them first use of her new pool and gym facility before its grand opening. However, it’s not all fun and games, as the three girls’ competitive spirits start to flare up!
Meanwhile, when Rachnera Arachnera receives a letter from her previous host family, she finds out that they would like to meet with her and apologize for the events that caused her transfer. But, as it turns out, not only do they want to apologize, they want her back as well! When the family’s daughter, Ren Kunanzuki, shows up at the front door, the gang must convince her to let Rachnera stay at Kimihito’s house.
The story is still the same simple plot from the series with the monster girls living with people due to a new law to see if they can live together on harmony in humans. This part of it isn’t mentioned, but the cohabitation is still going on. The first episode focuses on watching the girls exercise at a new inter-species gym since 3 of them have gained a little too much weight recently. The second episode focuses on the girl from the family that sold Rachnera coming around to try and convince the other monster girls and Kurusu to allow her family to take her back. Both episodes are just simple funny stories that give the series a reason to show more of its fan service at appropriate times. I may love ecchi altogether, but I do have to admit that Monster Musume doesn’t really have any of the out of place type of fan service, and that along with its cast of characters do make an impression. The ecchi moments and some other stuff is not as funny as it is in the series though. 6/10
The art is still really good just like it is in the series. 8/10.
The sound is the same too. 7/10.
The character also remain unchanged, but the first episode adds Polt into the mix a little, as the owner/ manager or whatever of the inter-species gym. She is quit energetic and over the top with her expressions and is just so fun to watch as she expresses her lively personality. 7/10
I enjoyed these a little less than the series, but I like still like them. Another 7/10.
I’d say go ahead and watch these if you like the original show. You’ll get some quick good laughs of the experience.
You get a little heartfelt awwwe at the way the relationship with the gang develops, you get some more of the MON squad, and and you get some nice short pieces.
The voice acting, art and music are all up to the same high standards as the rest of the series. The voice acting is still a gem and really does help to carry the comedy.
It’s perfect stuff if you are on a train or plane and want to kill some time, or laugh a bit on a boring afternoon.
Story: OVA 1: i personally don’t really remember much of the first OVA but if i remember correctly it was basically a gym and swimming episode pretty much nothing really 2 say about it that is what you get out of also 2 compete for darling-kun’s love in a swimming contest.
OVA 2: this one does have a kinda good story too it so basically the person who had Rachnera is coming back 2 take her away and wants her back no matter what this one ill say was easily better than the first one well maybe not the easily better one but yeah it was good for sure but i personally dont wanna spoil anything but that
Art: art was the same pretty much nothing wrong with it
Sound: easily OP and ED are my fav like probably in all of anime like no kidding otherwise sound was good
Character: this might be a laundry list because of me not making a review of when the anime was done. Miia is Lamia and the first person 2 ever meet darling-kun from the series she is pretty much the main until the others come along but she is a pretty bright and cheerful one. papi is a harpy and the second one he meets so is honestly a dopey and usually forgets stuff so there you go. Centorea is a centaur and well she values her self and well her heritage and what not pretty cool but also pretty cool chick. Meroune is a mermaid and is the person who want a tragic love story to happen to her and darling-kun she pretty up and front about it aswell. Polt is actually never in this anime series but shes is apparently a “Main Character” cause of her being in the first OVA honestly but whatever she is a wolf person (dont know on how 2 honestly define her) but nice and cool person (i dont remember the OVA when i first saw it so sorry lol). Suu is a slime girl and is pretty well lewd mostly or starts it she is a kinda person (honestly that’s all i can say) Lala is Dullahan and is a kinda cold and pretty out there person she the oddest (to me) of them all. Rachnera is a spider girl (too put it bluntly) and is the maybe more lewder she is pretty brash on (honestly only real thing i can think of her like no kidding) Kimihito Kurusu also known as darling-kun is the main male and the person who runs the house (per say) he is easily the kindest and also the most heart warming guy in the anime and kiss ass aswell.
Enjoyment: i easily enjoyed both OVA’s but i preferred the second maybe just a litte bit more but i thought the first was just as good otherwise well there ecchi so you will get your tits and ass out of these episodes all the comedy is pretty good aswell easily loved this series hopefully it gets a season 2 down the line.
Overall: will give both OVA’s a 8 they were both easily good definitely worth the watch nothing else i can say here my enjoyment basically covered it well i guess ill say the ecchi and comedy were good so yeah
5: Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaimono
Japanese: スーパーダンガンロンパ2.5 狛枝凪斗と世界の破壊者
MAL Score: 7.17
At Hope’s Peak Academy, a school full of extraordinarily talented individuals, Nagito Komaeda is an ordinary boy with no special traits or interesting skills to speak of—except for his incredible unluckiness. Just walking to school in the morning leads to a number of unfortunate accidents, which only escalate as the day goes on. Despite this, Komaeda leads a relatively normal life and is satisfied with his modest slice of happiness.
But everything changes when a mysterious boy who declares himself the “Destroyer of the World” arrives to shatter this hopeless paradise.
A lot of Danganronpa fans will be pissed, I can tell you this much already.
This short OVA presents one of the events that took place after Super Danganronpa 2, most likely during the events of Danganronpa 3- Mirai-hen. More specifically it showcases exactly how did the rest of the 77th class got out of the Neo World Program. Without spoiling anything, it’s a pretty reasonable explanation of both what happened with the people eliminated from the game and how did they get out, but it does have its own share of plot holes, which was unavoidable. I’m glad that they did this, rather than leave the fans creating theories forever, but, from what we’ve seen in Danganronpa 3, we already know they don’t care all that much about believability.
The art style is the same as in the anime that it’s a part of (Danganronpa 3), and the music consists of tracks from the second game, such as “DIVE DRIVE” and “CROSS SWORD”, that weren’t used in the previous anime installments. It’s nice to hear them being brought here, even if they’re just pretty short, fan service cameos.
With all that being said, any Danganronpa fan should watch this, just for the sake of it. If you want to know how did the author explain himself from the massive plothole, this is it. It’s always good to have more Danganronpa, especially when Nagito is the main character. Be sure to give it a shot.
As a big Danganronpa fan, I was highly interested in the events that happened after Hinata Hajime and the others woke up from the Neo World Program and what happened to the others that were still asleep. I’ve read with all honestly, many fanfictions that had the ‘What happened when they were still sleeping and what did the others do to help them wake up’- topic. And I swear, all of them were overall better written and more logical than this OVA, that we even have to accept as cannon.
But with no further adue, I will get to the category ratings that MAL wants me to do.
I wouldn’t even call this a story. It shouldn’t even be called a script. It is just a half-done script made into an anime. This shouldn’t even be called an anime. It is just moving art. With voices.
It is just a premise that was executed. Poorly to that.
Danganronpa 3 didn’t have bad art. It actually had decent art, and animated it actually looked pretty cool. I am also used to better work from Lerche. The art doesn’t look bad on its own, but at some points, I was just baffled at how different a character suddenly looked from a time difference of mere seconds. The Danganronpa characters already looked very different from their ingame ego, but here they look especially different. In a bad way.
Danganronpa, especially Danganronpa 2 is very well liked for its OST. While listening to this OVA I identified many of the well-known and also well liked OST of the games. But it is distracting. At some point I even thought the background sound was too loud and overplayed the by the way terrible voice acting. If that was on purpose may or may be not the case.
For the voice acting they at least managed to get all the voice actors of the characters of the game. Too bad that the lip sync isn’t in sync with the voice acting most of the time. The voice acting felt also very soulless. It just felt the actors wanted to get done with it. Megumi Ogata can do better, I know this.
This is not a category MAL wants to be rated but I have to talk about it. Directing is the choice where to put the camera and how it moves. In this OVA we get the typical mediocre Directing. Characters faces are seen up close 90% of the time, while the camera just swipes to left and right. Sometimes there are still shots. This is all in favor of keeping the budget/work as low as possible. And it feels like it.
Too bad the art looks bad so when there is a still shot it all just looks ‘meh’.
The characters featured in this OVA are Komaeda, Sonia, Souda, Kuzuryuu and a little bit of Pekoyama. We also get a little comedy act at the beginning of the OVA for OOC Naegi and Maizono. To this OVAs luck, Sonia and Kuzuryuu are my favourite characters from the game, and at least their Komaedas dream persona is not too OOC and actually acceptable. The only characters who act OOC are Komaeda – which is in favor of the ‘plot’ – and Naegi and Maizono. We get to see other characters from the Danganronpa game Another Episode and the Novel Danganronpa Zero too. But these are just very few seconds of screen time, without them doing anything significant. In a still shot.
Enjoyment and Overall Opinion
This OVA is as significant as Danganronpa 3 Despair Arcs Kamukura Izuru. He existed. He did something. But it was overall worthless, boring, terribly executed and nothing we couldn’t have written a better fanfiction of. It is just a little fanservice for the fans. Is this something bad? Not really, but it is baffling to the fans who actually wanted something out of the little bit of story left, that wasn’t ruined by the letdown that was Danganronpa 3 – The anime, yet.
Overall my Enjoyment was a 4/10.
But on a critical level this OVA is worthless and skip able – therefore a 2/10.
Hope is a concept that can’t be defined in a few words, or articles, or even books, it’s something than changes depending on the person who posess it. Nothing can match hope when it comes to the feelings that can influence someone’s life and change the person’s perspective on it , but did you ever imagine what hope would look like if it was a person ? Probably not, because neither did I , But if you ever felt like it , well watch Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaimono, because Nagito is the person whom you’re looking for.
-Story : 7/10
The plot set of Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaimono doesn’t matter that much, unless you played danganronpa 1 & 2 , or you love hope , you can’t understand what’s going on . But if that’s the case , you should know that hope is more of a lifestyle than a state of mind because it contorls your actions , your likes and your dislikes . Altough I bet you didn’t ever read the title of the anime because it’s very long , oh wait ; you don’t understand japanese ; neither do I .
-Art : 7/10
Pretty much like the story , the art is not the strongest thing in Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaimono , so if you only watch anime because you consider it as work of art , you should rather go and watch ghibli movies or something .
-Sound : 10/10
The soundtrack of the danganronpa series , composed by Masafumi Takada is lit , and they used some of it here , so it’s good obviously.
Or should I say character , Nagito is objectively the best character in the danganronpa universe full of great characters , let alone an anime where he’s the only character (I’m talking of course about Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaimono)
Like I said earlier , If you like Hope and Nagito , you will like Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaimono , Because hope is a purpose of life whether you like it or not , and there’s hajime too .
Hope can also be considered a double edged sword , so if you obsess over it , you might become like Nagito , and I’m not talking about his homeless hair, but your beliefs and thoughts will all be related to hope , not only yours but also the hope of the people around you . Roses are red , violets are blue , hope is amazing , and this anime is too .
4: Carnival Phantasm EX Season
Japanese: カーニバル ファンタズム EX Season
MAL Score: 7.48
A DVD-only episode bundled with the special edition Take Moon volume.
Caren Ortensia attempts to control the world using money with varying degrees of success, Phantas-Moon receives a movie adaption of her T.V. show, and Shiki is involved in a love plot that spans years.
Cons: Some of the fanservice can be sort of cringe-worthy.
Bottom line: Watch this if you are already a fan of the Carnival Phantasm series.
This is essentially just another episode of Carnival Phantasm, only slightly longer. If you like that series (which I do) then by all means check this out.
The animation quality is on par with the main Carnival Phantasm scene. I did find it interesting that they opted for scenes with God Rays but that aside you’ll find a typical mix of amusing situations mixed with some light action. Rin Tousaka makes an unexpected appearance as well.
This is identical to the main Carnival Phantasm series.
This OVA, as with the main series, isn’t particularly uniform so just expect an assortment of events; some of these events are comical while others imply the director had a bit too much to drink. Overall it’s a fairly entertaining mix.
Other than some surprising, though questionably authentic, history of Shiki, don’t expect any real development here.
A fun addition if you’ve watched Carnival Phantasm and still want more.
Another great addition to Carnival Phantasm.
This time not only do we get Caren who is adorable and some nice other characters we get the Ren Cat team which was amazing to see. I love them all just let me have them. Len/Ren remains the best girl through my opinion.
The art is the same as the main show but that is a good thing since it has aged so well.
The OP is still amazing to hear and we have many great noises.
The characters just develop different ones but it was nice to see more Ren/Len screen time.
I would say I enjoyed this OVA especially well since it was a delight to watch.
3: Asobi Asobase OVA
Japanese: あそびあそばせ (OAD)
MAL Score: 7.53
Included with seventh volume of the Asobi Asobase manga.
The OVA is split into two parts, and in total clocks in at around 13 minutes, which is a bit less than usual, but the content there is pretty quality. It isn’t as crazy as some of the insane things from the vanilla series, but there is enough here to leave you satisfied. Be sure to watch this after finishing the series though, since a lot of characters will be returning here. Particularly, there’s a section with the Sensei which was just fantastic.
Overall, a “REFERENCES GALORE” out of 10
OVA for the show essentially a half episode. The first part is for the school festival and the second part is of a time jump scenario which was very interesting.
This with the specials would make up another full episode of content.
The art is the same in its full hilarity that is wonderful.
The sound is excellent and the tracks are still mind-bogglingly amazing.
Characters develop as much as they did previously.
The first part has a great Evangelion reference and the second part is pretty cool with the inclusion of the teachers and such events, which was very much an ohhhh moment.
Overall this is another equally enjoyable moments from the show.
+ Short comedy sketches for plenty variety and laughter, slice of life, middle school, very accessible comedy subjects so everyone will snort/giggle/spit out no matter their background or culture.
– No real story progression, sketches weren’t as funny as the original series either unfortunately, but still fun enough, just not gut-wrenchingly hilarious.
+ If the artwork itself doesn’t convince you, it also uses nice textures and unique rough style for extra comedy relief. The drawing style changes at the perfect timing and is carefully selected and developed for the anime format, truly clever work and excellently worked out.
– Bit more slacked off in comparison to the original series.
+ the voice acting is truly super, such a wide variety of sounds which usually would never make it into an anime which make for a, nice contrast in opening and ending theme song even though both aren’t really my style it’s a smart move and fits the series to a T.
– Hanako’s voice actress: please take care of your voice, you’re brilliant so I wouldn’t want you to suffer any consequences, even though I bow to your brilliant talent.
+ A somehow loveable and hilarious trio of oddballs, new characters don’t just vanish after the subplot has been concluded and show up again during segments in other short stories
– No real deep dive or character development, whereas I did become a bit too curious for Aozora’s development, though I will definitely check out the manga for that.
+ This anime had me laughing. out. loud. in public the first time I watched it and even after the third rewatch I’m still snorting, crying and spitting out loud in amusement. A true masterpiece on all fronts.
– Even though rewatching is still plenty enjoyable, I wish I could have the experience of watching this series for the first time again.
Overall of 9.6 and I don’t know what else to say but to just watch this series as it’s way too hilarious and good to pass up on. Everything (yes all weird aspects of it) work perfectly together which just shows how carefully it’s been put together. Please make more of these types of series, it’s even better than (dare I say it?) Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou or Lucky Star!
2: Carnival Phantasm
Japanese: カーニバル ファンタズム
MAL Score: 7.88
How do you resolve a conflict between powerful spirits of famous heroes for a prize capable of granting any wish? Wage a war that will cost your blood, sweat, and tears? Too much work—how about a game-show competition instead?
Carnival Phantasm takes a number of characters from Type-Moon’s original works, and puts them in a variety of light-hearted scenarios which parody their respective series. Watch Lancer suffering due to his low luck stat, or watch the egotistical King of Heroes gladly kneel to a dominatrix King of Knights. Just remember to leave your sanity at the door.
Make a spin-off? Okay… Give it to a freshman company that could ruin it all? Alright…
TAKE MY MONEY!
Carnival Phantasm is an OVA Comedy Sketch Anime based on the Manga called Take-MOON which was written by Type-MOON’s Eri Takenashi to celebrate Type-MOON’s 10th Anniversary.
I originally heard about this anime back in 2010 but I never had the chance to watch it. So I decided to watch it last year; and this has became my number one favourite of all time.
There really isn’t a major story and I’m A-OK with that! The anime follows the many plots the Manga has and revolves around the cast from Melty Blood, Fate/stay night and Tsukihime. Each one having a comedic plot; and the hosts of this anime being the Neco-Arcs from the Melty Blood franchise. There really isn’t much to say as there are multiple plots hanging, but they are pulled off so well I cannot help but laugh.
The art is great but it can be very noticeable that some things were missing or re-drawn. One example of an error is during the OP; one of the schoolgirls on the far right will vanish just before she leaves the screen. While these are a few errors, I still like the art direction, it feels very close to the original artwork of the VN and Fighting Games. The OP always brings a smile to my face whenever I see it; the ED is great to see too. This anime is very pretty to look at if you ignore some of the errors.
The sound in this anime is just… how can I put it?… SO HAPPY!
The OP Super Affection by Minami Kuribayashi, Miyuki Hashimoto, Faylan, Aki Misato, yozuca* and rino always puts a huge smile on my face with how upbeat it sounds. The ED Fellows by Masaaki Endoh is a huge treat to listen to as well. The rest of the sound effects are very nice to hear to aswell.
The characters we know and love from Fate/stay, Melty Blood and Tsukihime have all kept their original personalities but upped the ante with a sprinkle of humour added into their personality. There are alot of characters so I will only go through a few. One of the most popular characters in this anime being Lancer (voiced by Nobutoshi Canna) is the biggest bit of Slapstick Humour in this anime and recurring gag. As he is always dying. Satsuki Yumizuka (voiced by Omi Minami) is a member of a stand up group called “Back-Alley Alliance” as she tries to do unfunny stand up comedy.
All the other characters are a treat to see. Even those with minor appearances are a great enjoyment to watch.
If this rating system could go any higher. I’d give it a twelve; but the enjoyment here is absolutely great. The humour in these episodes is hilarious and will always bring a smile to your face, the jokes are great, the recurring gags are hilarious; characters are so memorable and great to see. The OP is just so cheery too. It feels like the right recipe that can be watched again and again, with the comedy never running dry.
This anime to me is just amazing. I had my doubts about it at first, but I’m glad I got to see it; its my favourite of all time and I enjoyed it. Fans of Type-MOON’s Visual Novels, Fighting Games and Fate/stay night anime franchises will love this.
SEA-SON FOUR! SEA-SON FOUR!
As I understand, this anime is based off the Take-Moon manga created by Eri Takanashi, whom you may know best as the creator of the relatively popular series Kannagi. If you’ve been introduced to Kannagi and its offbeat brand of humor, then you might know what to expect…or do you? The fact is, Carnival Phantasm’s humor is way more polished and wacky than Kannagi, and that’s coming from someone who considers himself a fan of both. It’s clear just by viewing one episode that Takanashi is passionate about the Nasuverse, bringing in even the most obscure relics and fan favorites such as Neco-Arc Chaos, Sion, and Caren. Even the denizens of Melty Blood are present!
Going into all the individual segments, easter eggs, and recurring gags would make this a very, very long review, so I’ll just leave all those for you to watch for yourself. But some of my personal favorite segments are the Grail-kun, Afterschool Alleyway Alliance, The 5th Seihai Grand Prix, Berserker’s First Errand, and of course the omnipresent Seihai-kun. The Badump! Date Plan segment gets an honorable mention simply for being exactly what it sounds like: the protagonists of Fate and Tsukihime trying to create their own respective harems. If you know why that might pose many, many problems and you can realize how absolutely, ridiculously absurd that would be, then this series is definitely for you. Things even get serious in typical Nasu fashion with the episode “Final Dead Lancer”. At its core, it is nothing more than a love letter to the Type-Moon universe, and I wouldn’t ask for anything more.
Carnival Phantasm is beautifully animated and has one of the catchiest OPs in recent memory. The ED pales in comparison, but still serves as a nice dramatis personae to the Nasuverse. The Tiger Dojo segments are the stuff of legend–you won’t believe how good they are till you see them.
You won’t find any mollusks or postmodern, unconventional, often maddening writing styles in this series, but this is without a doubt the best and most hilarious take on the Nasuverse since “Platonic Magician H” or “Kaleido Prism Illya”. I highly recommend it to anyone.
SEA-SON FOUR! SEA-SON FOUR!
Story- This don’t need no story, its basically a whole bunch of comedic skits, so the presence of story is neither needed nor wanted
Art – It is an ONA so art isn’t really gonna be that good considering the budget ONA’s get, but the use of simplistic art favors the humor, in fact it wouldn’t have been as good if the art was high budget.
Sound – Best Opening ever made, in all of creation.
Characters – All the Type Moon Characters, made brilliantly hilarious. Best Type Moon Fan service ever
Enjoyment – This represents that maximum amount of enjoyment a human being can ever have.
Overall – You need to have watched and be familiar with the other Type Moon Anime: Fate, Tsukihime. But if you liked those…. this will be a better present then anything anyone has given you…… Even a car.
If you haven’t watched it, and you’ve seen other type moon anime, watch it now. It is pretty much the best comedy you can get.
1: Fate/Grand Carnival
English: Fate/Grand Carnival
Japanese: Fate/Grand Carnival 第一特異宴 英霊限界大祭オリンピア
MAL Score: 8.11
The first episode of “season” one was pre-aired on the Fate Project New Year’s Eve TV Special 2020 program.
Storywise, it’s a jumble of mess, but who really cares about that? You get your funny shorts, your favorite servants — and most importantly — you get a whole season’s worth of memes to take out of context.
The art isn’t ufotable, but it stylistically works with the content given.
SUPER AFFECTION WITH THE GRAND ORDER SEIYUUS, WHAT MORE CAN YOU ASK FOR????
The show doesn’t need to give you character development. You’ve gotten that by playing FGO anyways.
I’m enjoying this OVA so far. I can definitely see there being more scenes that can be taken out of context for the general public to use and milk for another decade. I’m excited to see if it’ll be all the lancers that need to avoid death, or if it is just our boy Cu.
F/GO, with each character designed and often written by a different writer, horribly fails at this premise and that’s projected to Fate/Grand Carnival too.
Comedy here peaks at killing off all Cú Chulainn servant variants or Orion assaulting Mashu and it’s pathetic. Most of the content of the episode 1 is just fanservice for gacha addicts who want to see their favourite servants animated, but it doesn’t provide much else besides that.
Although they used Super Affection as ending, they didn’t even manage to animate it at all, which could’ve been the one redeeming quality of this shitshow.
EDIT: Super Affection OP has been released. It’s also basically just more fanservice for the F/GO fans, but doesn’t really bring anything new if you want more than that.
As anyone who watched it knows, CP is a peak example of parody, taking the characters from series stories such as Fate/stay night and Tsukihime and pitting them into a world that runs on rule of funny and where being Lancer equals dying. Almost exactly the same can be said about Grand Carnival, with the difference being that there’s already been FGO parodies before (Learning with Manga being the most notable), so this series had the adventage of knowing where to take these group of characters into the memeland.
Ritsuka is female here, just like in LwM, to contrast her with her male version who appears on serious adaptations such as the Babylonia anime. Unlike LwM, Ritsuka isn’t a complete sociopath whose meaner aspects are played for comedy, but while being more caring of her Servants (such as protecting Red Hare from all rules that would kill him), this Ritsuka has abolutely no issue with killing off all Servants who are 3* or below, not even forgiving the 5* Cú Alter simply because Lancer = die. Mash does play the “only sane man” role she already played in LwM, so not much to say in her front.
Since FGO has more characters than basically the rest of the Nasuverse combined, the series wastes no time in stablishing their jokes, with Bradamante appearing for 1 second for the sake of giving us the ass shot she’s become famous for in the game. Artoria and Cú carry their jokes from Carnival Phantasm, while others like Gawain and Nero are giving a running gag that anyone who’ve seen their characters will crack about on laughter. Of course, Red Hare is there, too.
Plot isn’t a priority, and it doesn’t need to be. Just like in Carnival Phantasm, watching these characters who have gone throught all kinds of harships and painful experiences serving as the basis for a gag series is in itself a gag, and everything I’ve said here definitely isn’t even the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this (looking at you, battle royale filled with freeze frame bonus gags). So overall, if you’re a fan of the Nasuverse and loved Carnival Phantasm, you’ll love this anime.
Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!
1. Fate/Grand Carnival
2. Carnival Phantasm
3. Asobi Asobase OVA
4. Carnival Phantasm EX Season
5. Super Danganronpa 2.5: Komaeda Nagito to Sekai no Hakaimono
6. Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou OVA
8. Sakura Capusule