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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  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Thursday, May 5. 2016 06:32 AM)
    @Mario: This made me laugh far more than it should have: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kno3xDw27bY
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 5. 2016 06:30 AM)
    Anybody else seen Jungle Book yet?
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 5. 2016 06:25 AM)
    @Kaiser: I see. Look retro, so I might actually enjoy.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 5. 2016 06:24 AM)
    I don’t wanna hyperbolize, so I admit that some of the Disney/Marvel stuff has ingenuity to it. Guardians and even Antman had their moments of disarming charm, and genuine sentiment from the cast and crew, that made it special and not just another superhero flick.
  • Bam
    (Thursday, May 5. 2016 06:22 AM)
    @Aidan: Marvel movies feel like a very nice amusement park ride- they are always fun, but the return diminishes after successive exposure. Everything in the movies, from the fights, to the dialogue, and plot is incredibly formulatic. You just don’t get the same effect when you know what’s coming.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, May 4. 2016 06:05 PM)
    @Bam: Actually let me rephrase
    I meant that you will like: http://letterboxd.com/film/the-company-of-wolves/
    Because it is fairyrale inspired
    Because you liked brotherhood of the wolf and tale of tales.
  • Kaiser Eoghan
    (Wednesday, May 4. 2016 06:02 PM)
    @Bam: I meant tale of tales =)
    @Mario: My usual ratings are ***/***1/2 rating and ****
    Generally that indicates a film is kind good/good or great.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, May 4. 2016 04:17 PM)
    The one liner Dialogue is getting on my nerves, the lack of a great villain characterisation(Zemo is a step in the right direction but still not enough) and most of all that each movie is setup to a another movie.
    Deadpool was a step in the right direction(Yep I knew it was fox and not disney) and was as good as it was because it shook things up. At the moment marvel movies are just too…safe.
  • AidanAK47
    (Wednesday, May 4. 2016 04:13 PM)
    @Bam, I am very much in agreement. I like what the marvel cinematic universe has done but things are getting out of hand. They have prefected the superhero formula too well and it’s causing the flims to be popcorn fodder. I am walking out of their movies admiting that I enjoyed them but I don’t really think I will remember them highly. Plus the thrends of the movies are really starting to bug me.
  • Bam
    (Wednesday, May 4. 2016 02:27 PM)
    Deadpool belongs to Fox, not Disney, but there are rumors circling of the two studios opening up to negotiation. The success of Spiderman Homecoming will greatly precipitate another such lucrative cooperation.

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