OP: 「魔･カ･セ･テ Tonight」 (Ma-ka-se-te Tonight) by 野水いおり (Nomizu Iori)
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「はい、アンコールありがとうございます」 (Hai, Ankōru Arigatō Gozaimasu)
“Yes, Thank You for the Encore”
Isn’t it weird what changes a few days will bring? Just a the other day I was talking about how I was itching for some plot, and then this OVA comes around with nothing of the sort, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Of course, that’s an unfair comparison to make, because – release dates aside – this is an OVA and takes place before the rest of Season 2, so there’s no way we could reasonably expect any plot. Which is fine by me, because we can set aside the plot one more time (hopefully!) and enjoy the silly fun. And enjoy it I did!
Let’s get something out of the way first. This is the swimsuit episode, so whatever I write here is largely unimportant. Please stop, scroll to the top of the page, and click on all the pictures of beautiful girls in swimsuits. I think we can all agree that’s the most important thing, right? But shameless fanservice aside, I really enjoyed the message of the first half of this episode. After spending so much time writing about other shows where any female friendship is ruthlessly shipped as yuri (which I am certainly guilty of!), I liked seeing a fledgling friendship with none of that. Haruna’s desire to be Yuu’s friend was really sweet, as were the attempts by the rest of the cast to keep Ayumu from accidentally interfering. That, plus I could always do with more blushing Haruna.
As for the second half of the episode, it was quite enjoyable as well. This is “filler” at its best, because while it doesn’t advance the plot, it does give us further insight into the characters and makes us care for them more deeply. Seeing our resident ageless necromancer worry about whether she should have been born due to the overwhelming power with which she is cursed…wow. I can see why Ayumu gets all brotherly around her, because things like that make me want to hug her and protect her from the world as well.
I could go on, but since the plot was light and most of the fun was in smaller things, I’m going to slack off and shove the rest in the Random Thoughts section below. Go check those out, and look forward to more korezon next week!
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – Thigh highs + school swimsuit + cat ears + tail + twintails = #korezon 00 OVA. *dies from fanservice-related blood loss*
- I enjoyed Anderson-kun’s random english. It reminded me of TK. Always a good thing.
- Swimming in thigh highs, school swimsuit, twintails, cat ears and tail, and armor? Marry me, Yuu. Marry me right now!
- Whatcha looking at there, Yukinori?
- Anyone else get Shinji Ikari flashbacks when Ayumu was trying to resist siren call of Taeko? Luckily, he didn’t listen to himself. Totally worth getting shriveled up in the sun, Ayumu. Totally. Worth it.
- Speaking of which, I have to admit to a shameless Yukinori and Taeko bias in the screen shot selection. They’re just too cute not to feature whenever humanly possible.
- Haruna was really acting like a playful little kitten throughout the first half of the episode…though really, she’s always like that. I guess I just noticed it more.
- Yes, this is definitely pre-season 2, because Saras wasn’t all frighteningly deredere for Ayumu yet. I miss that already.
- Ayumu. He…has…AWAKENED!!
- Way to go, Orito. Haruna asks a perfectly innocent question, and you immediately suggest nopan. Clearly, you’re a giant among men. I’ll make sure your funeral is as tasteful as you are.
- Oh Yuu, you troll you…Yuu! I guess she wants a sexy body as well. Don’t worry Yuu, you’re already there :3
- Yuu is an insomniac’s wet dream. One quick phrase and you’re out like a light. Now if we could only figure out how to bottle that, we’d make a fortune.
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ED: 「気づいてゾンビさま、私はクラスメイトです」 (Kizuite Zombie-sama, Watashi wa Classmate Desu) by 山口理恵 with manzo (Yamaguchi Rie with manzo)
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When was this released? I didn’t even know it existed. Another thing to add to my watch-list, I guess…XP
One of the reasons I wanted to blog it, my friend! And it was released April 25th, the day before episode 04 aired. I only got a hold of it this last Thursday, though.
Want to watch this so bad but the only release so far has been Hadena, and I don’t feel like bleaching my eyeballs again even for a beach episode.
Recently Hadena has taken some strides; this episode is not as horrible as you would expect. It’s not great by any stretch, but it is decent. Well…you won’t need bleach…
O..O wait a minute first we get the ep 13 ova which was the pool episode now we get this.. god the y do know ow to treat their audience well.
So… how old is Yuu again?
Was that a Cube shout-out?
The fairy who came out of the river…. I mean the masou shojou behind the dimensional box says “which one do you choose, the gold, silver, or bronze rope?”
“I am an honest zombie, so I choose bronze rope,” says Ayumu in his half awakened…. uhm…. shredded zombie state.
Congratulations Ayumu, your reward, one step closer to bishounen awakening.
We get an OVA for a show that is currently airing?? WTF?
Swimsuit episode done completely perfectly! Nekomimi, wardrobe malfunctions, applying sunscreen, school swimsuits, boobsboobsboobsboobs, wait where was I…
I did wonder how Ayumu was enjoying the indoor sun though. I guess he was not directly exposed until he was under a skylight.
How can I missed this… ~_~ Thank goodness its hasn’t been released for too long or I’ll cries a bloody river. Plot FTW 😀
It may have been an extra, but definitely one of the best episodes so far. They went from the absolutely hilarious first half to the still-funny-but-much-more-heartwarming second half flawlessly. All of it was built up perfectly, making the moment the moment Eu held up her favorite present one of the funniest scenes so far.
And AyumuEu is practically canon. I don’t think those are completely brotherly feelings, Stilts………
As long as Eu comes out on top in the end, I’ll be happy. Her and Ayumu have incredible chemistry as characters.
ツインテール、スク水ユー！(Twin tail school swimsuit Yu!) Does it get any better? Yes, yes it does.
Clearly the writers have it in for Ayumu in the OVAs. He keeps getting stabbed where the sun don’t shine.
SERA SERA SERA!! :3
Large 16, 17, and 18: best waifu evah!
This was such a treat. DAT…those…swimsuits, brrrreastssszzz.
Sarasvati, you tease. Gotta love that hime-cut hairstyle. Haha. Sadly, this came before she got interested in Ayumu’s posterior, I think.
“Horetazo, kuso darling!” – Can’t wait for her to finally molest Ayumu. Haha.
If Haruna doing this to Ayumu, i cannot imagine what would Saras do to his butt. Even if she do something to Ayumu can she make Ayumu more sparkling than this.
If the series wanted just simply hilarious insanity that will entertain well, it should take some lessons from this episode. I actually laughed out loud at several points during this episode as oppose to the last three episodes of the series. The OVA didn’t run a joke to the ground or rely on silly, predictably annoying, elementary school grade, bathroom humor to keep my attention. It’s actually funny and enjoyable! The fanservice/eye candy has a role to play in the overall scheme of the episode, as oppose to just being thrown in randomly so that fanboys can freeze the scene and fap to it.
THIS is how a the series should’ve been, as oppose to the crap we’ve gotten in since episode 1.
I think Show Spoiler ▼
was worth a huge mention. caught me way off guard, i was nearly floored.
Unless I forgot that it has happened before, in which case i dunno
Last episode of Season 1. And in the ep 13 OVA of Season 1 she Show Spoiler ▼
And in the Season 2 previews, even though that’s not exactly “canon.” So yeah, not exactly common, but it has happened before.
This episode will make your nose bleeding… lol
Damn those carefully placed hands and hair!
CUBE Horror Movie refernce
Power word – sleep (ss #47) (for those who dont know/remember oldschool D&D, it was a spell that put critters to sleep WITHOUT ANY SAVING THROWS)
Sadly when I first saw it I was reminded of the clockwork mansion in valkyrie profile (you couldn’t tell up from down on most of the rooms and they ROTATE too) *shudders* man was that place CONFUSING to navigate or what?!
The swimming pool day must be Ayumu’s happiest day in his zombie life.
I’m sure that he needs to stop the bleeding from his buttocks. It gets injured a lot if I recall. Awakened Ayumu is so funny to watch.
All the characters in this anime are so likable it’s hard to pick a favorite.