Posted on 20 February 2008 with categories: OVA Reviews

Since the summer of 2010, I’ve had a different method of reviewing OVAs. I found that simply reviewing them did not fit together with Movies and TV-series, and the standards were just too different, especially with those OVAs that just released one incomplete episode of which it wasn’t even certain whether or not it would get any more episodes. That’s why I decided to simply review every OVA episode individually with a different rating system than what I usually use.

Alphabetical
.Hack//Quantum – 01 – 8,25/10
.Hack//Quantum – 02 – 8,25/10
Angel Densetsu – 7,25/10
Appleseed XIII – 03 – 8/10
Armored Trooper Votoms – Phantom Arc – 03 – 8,75/10
Armored Trooper Votoms – Phantom Arc – 04 – 8,5/10
Armored Trooper Votoms – Phantom Arc – 05 – 8,75/10
Armored Trooper Votoms – Phantom Arc – 06 – 8,5/10
Bannou Yasai Ninninman – 7,5/10
Black Jack Final – 01 – 9/10
Black Jack Final – 02 – 8,75/10
Black Lagoon – Roberta’s Blood Trail – 02 – 8,25/10
Black Lagoon – Roberta’s Blood Trail – 03 – 8,5/10
Black Lagoon – Roberta’s Blood Trail – 04 – 8,5/10
Black Lagoon – Roberta’s Blood Trail – 05 – 8.5/10
Black Rock Shooter – 7,5/10
Buta – 7,5/10
The Epic of Zektbach – 6/10
Goulart Knights – 3,5/10
Gyo
Hen Zemi – 01 – 8/10
Hen Zemi – 02 – 8/10
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira – 01 – 5/10
Hiyokoi – 01 – 6,5/10
Houkago no Pleiades – 7,25/10
Kara no Kyoukai Epilogue – 8,5/10
Kizuna Ichigeki – 7,5/10
Koi Sento – 8/10
Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu – 02 – 7,75/10
Licca-chan – Fushigi na Fushigi na Yunia Monogatari – 8/10
Mars of Destruction – 4/10
Mazinkaiser SKL – 02 – 6/10
Megane na Kanojo – 6,5/10
Mirai Nikki – 7,75/10
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn – 02 – 7,75/10
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn – 04 – 7.75/10
Nichijou – 7,5/10
Norageki – 8,25/10
Ojii-San no Lamp – 8/10
Roujin Z – 8,25/10
Seikai no Danshou – 8,25
Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi – 7,5/10
Tales of Symphonia – 07 – 8,75/10
Tales of Symphonia – 08 – 8,5/10
Tales of Symphonia – 09 – 8.25/10
Tamayura – 01 – 6,75/10
Tamayura – 02 – 8/10
Tamayura – 03 – 7,75/10
Tamayura – 04 – 8/10
Tansuwarashi – 8/10
Toriko – 6/10
Trava – Fist Planet – 7,75/10
Votoms Finder – 7,25/10
Wasuregumono – 8,25/10
xxxHolic Rou – Adayume – 8,75/10
Yondemasuyo! Azazel-san – 8,25/10
Yozakura Quartet – Hoshi no Umi – 01 – 8,75/10
Yozakura Quartet – Hoshi no Umi – 02 – 8,75/10
Yozakura Quartet – Hoshi no Umi – 03 – 9/10

Rating
Black Jack Final – 01 – 9/10
Yozakura Quartet – Hoshi no Umi – 03 – 9/10
Armored Trooper Votoms – Phantom Arc – 03 – 8,75/10
Armored Trooper Votoms – Phantom Arc – 05 – 8,75/10
Black Jack Final – 02 – 8,75/10
Tales of Symphonia – 07 – 8,75/10
xxxHolic Rou – Adayume – 8,75/10
Yozakura Quartet – Hoshi no Umi – 01 – 8,75/10
Yozakura Quartet – Hoshi no Umi – 8,75/10
Armored Trooper Votoms – Phantom Arc – 04 – 8,5/10
Armored Trooper Votoms – Phantom Arc – 06 – 8,5/10
Black Lagoon – Roberta’s Blood Trail – 03 – 8,5/10
Black Lagoon – Roberta’s Blood Trail – 04 – 8,5/10
Black Lagoon – Roberta’s Blood Trail – 05 – 8.5/10
Kara no Kyoukai Epilogue – 8,5/10
Tales of Symphonia – 08 – 8,5/10
.Hack//Quantum – 01 – 8,25/10
.Hack//Quantum – 02 – 8,25/10
Black Lagoon – Roberta’s Blood Trail – 02 – 8,25/10
Norageki – 8,25/10
Roujin Z – 8,25/10
Seikai no Danshou – 8,25
Tales of Symphonia – 09 – 8.25/10
Wasuregumono – 8,25/10
Yondemasuyo! Azazel-san – 8,25/10
Appleseed XIII – 03 – 8/10
Hen Zemi – 01 – 8/10
Hen Zemi – 02 – 8/10
Koi Sento – 8/10
Licca-chan – Fushigi na Fushigi na Yunia Monogatari – 8/10
Ojii-San no Lamp – 8/10
Tamayura – 02 – 8/10
Tamayura – 04 – 8/10
Tansuwarashi – 8/10
Kyou, Koi wo Hajimemasu – 02 – 7,75/10
Mirai Nikki – 7,75/10
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn – 02 – 7,75/10
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn – 04 – 7.75/10
Tamayura – 03 – 7,75/10
Trava – Fist Planet – 7,75/10
Bannou Yasai Ninninman – 7,5/10
Black Rock Shooter – 7,5/10
Buta – 7,5/10
Kizuna Ichigeki – 7,5/10
Kung Fu Cooking Girls – 7,5/10
Nichijou – 7,5/10
Sekai-ichi Hatsukoi – 7,5/10
Angel Densetsu – 7,25/10
Houkago no Pleiades – 7,25/10
Votoms Finder – 7,25/10
Tamayura – 01 – 6,75/10
Hiyokoi – 01 – 6,5/10
Megane na Kanojo – 6,5/10
The Epic of Zektbach – 6/10
Mazinkaiser SKL – 02 – 6/10
Toriko – 6/10
Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Kira – 01 – 5/10
Mars of Destruction – 4/10
Goulart Knights – 3,5/10

For an indication of what the ratings mean:
9+: Fantastic, really well executed, and a roller coaster ride to watch.
8-9: Not good enough to really be a masterpiece, but still really enjoayble and wholeheartedly recommended.
7-8: A p retty decent way to spend a bit of time. Nothing special and often quite flawed (especially the lower score ones), but still quite enjoyable, and it kept me busy.
6-7: Usual some gimmicky OVAs that simply fail to tell a good story, though do one or two things right.
5-6: Poorly executed and a chore to watch.
5-: this is the point where the creators just didn’t care.

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  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 05:29 AM)
    Although it looks like Liden Films is working with a decent budget, the 3d models weren’t really that impressive. They’re actually pretty lucky to have Studio Millepensee on board as well; since their still frames and 2D in-betweens were actually really good.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 05:13 AM)
    The song from Gut’s nightmare sequence in the wagon was good tho. That might be the Harasawa insert track.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 05:11 AM)
    @Aidan: I already favorited their page. That’s incredibly. It’s like Kotaku hired a bunch of bronies to write reviews.
  • AidanAK47
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 05:05 AM)
    @Bam, don’t think it’s a parody. After all it’s the same site that posted this comedy gem of an article.
    http://kotaku.com/sword-art-online-is-the-smartest-anime-i-ve-seen-in-yea-5947171
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 04:59 AM)
    I really do hope that I’m wrong about all of this.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 04:57 AM)
    I’m starting to question Miura, and wondering how much of the genius of it was the 97 series director Naohito Takahashi, I mean I did watch the series before reading the manga. His choices are starting to make sense: leaving Puck out, ending the show right at the eclipse. He knew Miura will never finish it, and that is the high point of the whole story.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 04:52 AM)
    @Aidan: this article has to be a parody. I refuse to believe otherwise.
    The original’s pilot was disjointed and messy, but it kept the dark atmosphere and the somber tone. It still captured your attention and got you to watch the second episode, which was the real hook. This upbeatness … it’s just wrong.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 04:51 AM)
    @Bam: Ah, I’m am slightly high at the moment and it makes me giddy/shit post.
  • Bam
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 04:48 AM)
    @Kaiser: might be a “bab” but I am far from innocent.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Saturday, Jul 2. 2016 04:46 AM)
    And hearing the characters voiced in Japanese, it reminds me just how the dub for Berserk sat much better for me.

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