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When I began reading this oneshot I thought I saw a Rose look-a-like character working in a restaurant in Krowatol with her father. Then I was surprised that it was indeed Rose! That was when I learned that this really is an alternative version and I should not take into account all the events that happened in Liore. So, Rose is also present in this alternate version, but this time she is not the same as in the Liore one. Every character in Liore version except Rose is not part of this alternative version. There is also a Father Cornello alternative character but instead of being a priest (or a fake priest, if you like) he is a military major heading the town of Krowatol. He also has a philosopher's stone but it seems that he doesn't know alchemy since he asked Ed's help to make him immortal by using the stone.
Since this is an alternative retelling of the first chapter, there are some scenes that are somewhat alike in the version in Liore and Krowatol, like the broken vase (like the broken radio in Liore version), people thinking that Alphonse is the Fullmetal Alchemist, Alphonse retelling their committing of human transmutation to Rose. I must say, I was a little bored reading the same events happening again, but that just makes it more of an alternative thing.
To be honest I only read this just to kill time, but really, I'm glad that I stumbled to this oneshot while browsing some of Hiromu Arakawa's published works. So yeah, I enjoyed this, and of course I still prefer the original version, but it's still a good read. So, if you're looking for a good oneshot to read, then read this one. And yes, new to FMA can still read this since it is only an alternative to chapter 1.
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The story is pretty much a spoof of K-ON! which I liked since I'm also a fan of it. The girls also struggle in forming a light music club. Keima only had a short appearance in this OVA. Because I never really able to read the manga version of this, at first I thought Keima wouldn't appear at all. Don't get me wrong, Keima still has a big role in this OVA. There's this moment where Keima believes that the girls he already had conquered still have some remnants of their memories with him in the past.
The art is for me is just pretty just like the TV anime. The chibi art is still really fun to see especially Elsie's chibi version.
I really like the Kanon's Opening theme of this one. The pinkish theme really makes it obvious that it's a Kanon theme. It features Kanon in her swimsuit and her concert. Great art and effects which Kanon fans will really love to see. The Ending theme on the other hand features Elsie's band playing, which is really good way of ending the OVA.
It is really great to see all the past characters again in one episode. You get to see how they have progressed after Keima captured their loose soul. Fans of even one of these characters will really love it. I guess loosing their memories is really the best way to make them appear again on an episode without any trouble if ever they meet or see Keima again.
All in all I really enjoyed this OVA since I've been really waiting for this. It's really worth waiting it. I still wish that there will be a season 3 soon! :)
This is my very first review, so apologies for some grammatical errors and if I give a little bit of spoilers. read more