Yuji and Shana's class go on a trip to see various temples and shrines, followed by a trip to a hot springs resort. During the trip, Matake Ogata tries to tell Eita Tanaka her feelings for him, but various complications and hijinks occur that prevent her from doing so.
This is set more like an actual episode or a special. On its own this doesn't have much of a story, but fit it in the series and it works just fine.
It focused almost entirely on Ogata and Tamaka's relationship, while dealing with all of the typical anime hot spring moments we love. Really this was purely comedic and exaggerated a lot of the characters roles in a hilarious way. Even Marjory makes an appearance (drinking of course).
If you are looking for an ova that has an indepth storyline, this isn't it. However it is something good, if you are looking for a field trip, fan-service, fun episode. :D
It's very good, but it doesn't seem to be as good as the animation in the TV series. A bit of a disappointment. As for the fanservice/ecchi that this was supposed to be about, is kinda disappointing as well. It wasn't up to the standard that it should have been at.
Both the OP and ED are the same as in the series, so can't complain about anything here since they were both very good songs. Background music was average, and seiyuu's did a good job on this OVA.
Is there even a story to this? Not really. It doesn't even revolve around Shana, but about some new girl that I've never seen before called "Oga" and her classmates. This is a disappointment, but you can't expect too much from an OVA aimed at fanservice-lovers. I guess it's the comedy that counts a bit. However it wasn't anything spectacular, but it made me laugh a few times.
Some characters appear in this OVA that I've never seen before in the series and the specials. They are just Shana's classmates from school. The only characters that I recognised from the series were Shana, Yuuji, Kazumi. All three of them got a fairly decent airing time considering the fact that the plot wasn't even about them. Margery, Alastor and Wilhelmina got very little airing time. A few seconds, maybe with the exception of Margery who got like a whole minute (lol). And some had absolutely nothing to do there, like Wilhelmina.
Overall this is a disappointment. To tell you the truth I wasn't expecting anything special, but this was just below what I was expecting. If at least the fanservice/ecchi and comedy was any good, but neither one of those factors was good enough to improve my overall impression on this. I guess it's the "Shana" trademark that doesn't allow me to give this an even lower rating...read more