Let’s look past why a crappy series like My-Otome got an OVA, instead of the superior My-Hime, and instead look at why Zwei manages to redeem Otome somewhat so far.
Were gonna throw our Gae Bolg’s at it!
Plot armor is shiny.
Despite thinking Otome was terrible, I’ve still managed to enjoy this OVA so far. My personal theory is Hime=good characters+good plot=good show, while Otome=good character+shitty plot=pretty bad show. Since Sunrise hasn’t screwed up the plot yet, I can still enjoy the characters and the show.
Arika in stockings is incredibly moe.
I found Arika a lot less annoying this time, and actually a bit cute. Meister Arika is a lot better than schoolgirl Arika. She just seems more mature, even though she’s still clumsy and idealistic. It helps that the Meister uniforms are really hot. Those maid/school uniforms were fugly. Also, Arinko grew breasts! Anyone else notice the subtle breast jiggle when she attacked? Or was that just me? Oh, and Mashiro’s not as annoying and *gasp* responsible without being whiny! Her and Arinko fighting between practicality and idealism seems to be a major point of the plot. Oh goody, more Sunrise force fed politik.
Love that ” come hither ” look.
You could poke some eyes out with those things.
The old duo of Mai and Natsuki are still the same. Natsuki’s still useless. How many times has she lost her robe? Just how did she manage to become a meister? It’s a good thing she has Shizuru to protect her all the time. It’s also a good thing Shizuru has such a great swimsuit ;).Mai’s apparently given up any romantic interests, and his content with running a ramen shop and her loli/yuri/slave relationship with Mikoto. It was nice to finally see her robe transformation, and more of her fighting abilities. I still expect her to yell ” Kagutsuchi ! ” though. Ah, if only.
All the other characters get minor appearences. I love Gal-sensei (the small Swcharz robot), who says the most random engrish, though not as bad as Revy. Him(her?) and Irina make a great pair. Irina’s new outfit is definately a big win ;). Glad we get to see more of Miss Maria’s young self, but it’s too bad she get’s turned to stone too quickly. Just like poor Miyu. And for the two seconds we see Nina, I’m glad her hair’s grown out. Short hair didn’t work at all. I wonder what kind of relationship she and Sergei has now?
Great. Our villian looks like a Kingdom Hearts 2 reject.
That one light seems oddly placed…
Remember how I said Otome had a crappy plot? Well so far Zwei’s is alright. Were not quite sure who the villian is, beyond some alien from space, though I hope it’s connected to the Obsidian Lord from Hime. I still contend that Hime and Otome exist in the same universe. Sunrise would get a lot of praise from me if the alien takes the form of Raito from Hime, cause that guy was an absolute badass villian. Part of what hurt Otome was that Nagi was in no way the equal of sword-weilding, sister controlling Raito. But Sunrise never really seems to answer my wishes orz. At least make the final battle climatic, ok?
Help out with what? Catering?
Posing can win any battle!
The animation was very good I think. If the series had this kind of animation it would of been so much better. I still have to point out all the breast jiggling on the girls though. Sunrise sure knows what fans like. So now we all got to wait till next month for the next episode. Oh well, it’s better than three+ months for Diebuster I guess. This is gonna be good, as long as sunrise keeps the plot simple. No more father/daughter incest, ok?