Posted by psgels on 27 December 2012 with categories: OVA Impressions

I’m currently writing up my list of favorite OVAs and movies this year, but while compiling that list I noticed that I still needd to watch a few big ones. Here are some quick impressions of them. I’m sorry for this chaos on this site about covering OVAs, but I just can’t find one format about covering them that I really like: sometimes I like to dedicate an entire post about them, sometimes, these compilation posts are better.

Arata Naru Sekai

Arata Naru Sekai is a project across multiple mediums: an anime a manga and a novel. I know that I’m not going to read the novel, and the manga doesn’t seem to be out yet, but it’s definitely interesting to see all of the works combined: a group of time travellers who goes to save the future (anime), past (manga) and present (novel). Ideally, they should do more with this, though. This episode of the anime was very down to earth, but it didn’t get much chances to really explore this premise. Everything boiled down a bit too much on high school girls. The pacing was slow that made them quite relatabe, but the setting here is so interesting and I feel that that got a bit underdeveloped (but who knows: perhaps will get mor explored in the manga and novel). The thing mostly is that they’re supposewd to be saving the world, yet end up looking for a time capsule among others. That makes it quite personal, but also a bit pointless. Really though: make a full fledged TV-series out of this.

Kyosogiga 05

What an incredibly charming way to close off Kyousogiga’s second installment: a romantic music video featuring the lead female’s parents. For a while I was really wondering what the creators were up to, but once it became clear where they were going, I was completely sold. Again the animation is not as over the top as in some of the previous installments, but it all just fitted. And it still was incredibly stylish. Together the five OVA episodes were incredibly different and sometimes silly, but they all had something unique to them in fleshing out the main cast of this series. The style was just amazing. The end of this episode hinted at more. PLEASE, MAKE MORE OF THIS.

Inferno Cop – 01

What the hell was that? Inferno Cop is the first ful production from Studio Trigger, which was founded by Hiroyuki Imaishi, the director of Panty and Stocking and Gurren Lagann. But really: don’t bother with it. It was just a project for the creator to goof off a bit. The animation is total crap, the voice acting sounds like one guy did every single voice and the humour is incredibly banal. Only go for this if you like your humour to be of the gutter level.

9 Responses

  1. Juno says:

    Everyone is complaining about how Inferno Cop was hyped up and is a huge let down. No one realizes that when a new studio is set up, it doesn’t matter who is directing–they are an independent studio with a veeeeeeery low budget. Most of these studios start out with small, affordable shows they can post on the internet to evaluate how many people are giving them any attention. Then, depending on the results, they may or may not be given funds for a full-fledged 25-minutes-or-so, one-cour anime series. This is Studio Trigger’s status and this show was announced for the AnimeBancho lineup, a lineup meant for 5-minute flash animation and 3D animated shorts. To me, it wasn’t going to be anything spectacular in the first place. :/

    See what misconceptions and hype do to productions like these? At least enjoy them for what they are before you complain about what they’re not.

    • HunterWulf says:

      It has nothing to do with hype or misconceptions, i never heard anything about Trigger studio or Inferno Cop and when i saw it i was appalled by how crappy it is, heck .. one or two animation students can do something far far better than that pile of crap in their free time (one visit to Deviant Art animation section is proof enough).. it pains me to even call that crap called “Inferno Cop” animation.

  2. some guy says:

    I actually sort of like Inferno Cop despite how horrible it is. That said my favorite film is “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes”.

  3. starry says:

    Actually I kind of liked it too in a so bad its good way and having a touch of Panty&Stocking type humor. It was obviously done just for the lols anyway

  4. someloser says:

    I though inferno cop was more of a trololo sideproject if anything. Isn’t trigger’s main project still the one with the pink haired chick and the giant revolver robot? If this was american adult animation, i could call the humor banal, though for anime, I not sure.

  5. Cytl says:

    Everything from Kyousogiga so far seems like a prologue. There’s still some questions to be answered and I would like to see what happens after the first OVA.

  6. Anna says:

    Okay, that episode of arata naru sekai had such a confusing ending. I am not quite sure what happened x.x

  7. Blue Bomber says:

    Inferno Cop: my interest is now piqued! :3

  8. Entrav says:

    Interesting… gotta watch some of these now.

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  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Friday, Aug 28. 2015 07:27 AM)
    *In the sense he is a fan of gar anime
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Friday, Aug 28. 2015 07:24 AM)
    He did manage to enjoy kill la kill though. And he loved the hell out of Eva.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Friday, Aug 28. 2015 07:22 AM)
    Though I can see why he’d have a hard time enjoying persona 4. He’s into things such as perfect blue, Akira, ghost in the shell, legend of the galactic heroes, wants to watch monster along with Gar stuff, he has no time for anime comedies, most shounens bar jojo and full metal or anything girly, romcomish or melodramatic or anything with a lick of moe.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Friday, Aug 28. 2015 07:17 AM)
    But then again, he tends to dislike “forced anime archetypal voice acting”
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Friday, Aug 28. 2015 07:15 AM)
    @;(: I believe my brother also disliked the English voice acting for the game…and he probably hated Rise in Japanese especially, particularly because she was voiced by Rie Kugimiya.
  • jerkocaust
    (Friday, Aug 28. 2015 06:27 AM)
    None-sense? Is that what the kids are saying nowadays?
  • ;(
    (Friday, Aug 28. 2015 06:14 AM)
    @Jerkoff: can you please tell us when you’re done trying to look hardcore because no one in your real life cares to hear about your moronic none-sense? Thanks.
  • ;(
    (Friday, Aug 28. 2015 06:10 AM)
    @Emma: most of the games aren’t looked poorly upon (though for all my love for the series, it does have flaws), but the whole concept of the series and especially the original two go against Christianity and has a lot of stuff that bother censors. You don’t get much more touchy with judeo-Christian religions than fighting all angels and god. Like our god.
  • ;(
    (Friday, Aug 28. 2015 06:05 AM)
    @Emma: I actually really disliked persona 4 for the same reasons. It’s got great gameplay, voice work, art…. But the story is very very flawed… Many people love the story because or the cliches and holes in character consistency, it supposedly has a lot of “high emotional points”.
    It’s a case of love it or hate it, and because the focus of that game is the story, that really decides most of it.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Friday, Aug 28. 2015 06:05 AM)
    Y’know I can barely remember much of Urasawa’s Pluto manga but the part with old musician, which is sidestory is the part I seem to always keep in my mind, never forget. There was so much else probably more of a highlight in the manga than that.

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