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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  • Friend
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 07:48 PM)
    Is anyone going to review the YuruYuri OVA?
  • Zo
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 07:40 PM)
    Man all your writers are lazy as horseshit. This blog sucks.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 03:44 PM)
    @Emma, Can’t. Ninja said he wanted to review it.
  • Bam
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 09:55 AM)
    Or as we Persians call it “Yalda’s Night”.
  • Bam
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 09:55 AM)
    Happy winter solstice y’all!
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:47 AM)
    Though Aidan this is your chance to throw up a full review as a blog post that isn’t for an ongoing series.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:37 AM)
    Wait, ha I’ve figured it out, most of his work I couldn’t give a toss enough to get immersed in the plots either. Though yes I got immersed in Saya, which really goes to show that if a story is good enough to me I should be able to be fairer and not be too hard on the characterization.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:32 AM)
    Even though his works alienate me with their poor characterization, still still I was able to not care about that issue in Kikokugai and Saya no uta.
  • Emma
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:24 AM)
    I forgot to say also a few pages back it needed more action scenes also. I could honestly see myself getting distracted from the thinness of it if there were more.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Dec 22. 2014 06:24 AM)
    I wasn’t tying Gargania and Aldnoah. Hell Gargania was a step in the right direction for characters. Problem was that Gen only gave an outline. It Gen can’t write characters then he should leave them to other people and just handle story structure and the plot. It worked pretty damn well for Fate/zero.

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