Posted by psgels on 21 February 2008 with categories: Arusu The Adventure, Mahou Shoujotai


Finally! After more than TWO YEARS of waiting, with numerous delays, Arusu the Adventure is finally here. I originally intended to wait for the subs, but I’ve gotten so impatient that I couldn’t wait to check it out. In the end, this OVA consists out of six episodes, all about 20 minutes long. I’ve got all of them on my PC, and I’ll be blogging them whenever I have the time. After watching the first episode, my initial verdict of Arusu the Adventure is simple: it’s awesome, but totally not what I expected from it.

It turns out that there isn’t going to be an overall storyline, and instead this OVA will feature random adventures of Alice, Shiela and Eva. Ah well, the story of the original Mahou Shoujotai may have been one of the best I’ve seen, but that wasn’t the only thing that originally made me fall in love with this series. The art-style was amazing, the character-designs were excellent, the setting was really imaginative. In short, it was outstanding in every single way.

I’m not going to say what happens in this episode. It’s really one of these things that you just need to see for yourself, otherwise it’ll ruin everything. Seriously, I really hope that this gets subbed fast, because I laughed really hard at times. I admit that I didn’t like waiting so long for this OVA to come, but it was SO WORTH THE WAIT. It’s the perfect chance to showcase a few of the ideas that the creators couldn’t use for the original series.

4 Responses

  1. Nai says:

    I’ve waited for this since they announced in 2005… to the point I even forgot they were going to do this Advanture OVA. Glad to see it’s finally released. Even if it’s full 24 minutes OVA, they can still keep the 8 minutes pace perfectly.

  2. yoshi927 says:

    Huh. I started thinking that this wasn’t going to happen. Well, I’ll be on the lookout, then.

  3. Ialda says:

    Now I really hope Media Blasters will release the OAV with the TV series !

  4. Hinode says:

    Wow .. this has already started? was gonna ask (eerrr, post a comment) for updates on this post http://psgels.net/2007/06/13/omg/ . Anyway, I’m glad for this good news .. :D .. Thanks very much. :).

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  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 11:01 AM)
    @K-off: true but among the scientific disciplines that’s one that I remember him putting down the most. It is so prominent that it has crossed over to pretty much all the adaptations that I’ve seen.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:59 AM)
    @Bam He had a disdain for many things, really.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:57 AM)
    @Bam Holmes speaks of taking in meaningful information. Same way how I can’t be bothered to memorize anthropological terms because then I’d be neglecting my own field. That’s what Holmes is saying (or Conan Doyle is saying)
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:57 AM)
    @K-off: and his disdain for astronomy was primarily a character trait used mostly for comic relief, but also to show that he is particular with what he deems important.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:55 AM)
    @K-off: an organisational development, it is very unlikely for us to forget things that we have learned as in understood, not memorized.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:55 AM)
    @Bam To be fair to Holmes, he lived in the days when flight was in development, and space was something they couldn’t even touch.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:54 AM)
    @K-off: That’s the beauty of the bootstrap: if we assume a 5th dimensional perspective we might be able to rectify the paradox.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:52 AM)
    @Bam Okay, then explain that with one’s memories of seeing the details of a particular wooden fence post on a random day in September of 2004. It doesn’t remember. It pushes out many things in exchange for those we repeat over and over again.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:52 AM)
    Also Holmes must’ve characteristically underestimated the worth of astronomy. To know the world is to know one’s place within it. People who are filled with wonderment at the world are often those who are likely to create and inspire and less likely to go about cutting oneself.
  • k-off
    (Sunday, Nov 23. 2014 10:49 AM)
    @Bam Humans can’t figure paradoxes out. So why bother.

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