This is my first review and my grammar is usually pretty poor so sorry if this is bad. I'm writing this view mainly on the assumption you are a fan of either Rave or Fairy Tail.
*Fairy Tail x Rave takes place sometime after the Oración Seis arc in Fairy Tail and the Blue Guardians arc in Rave Master.
*If you've watched the Fairy Tail x Rave trailer then this should be spoiler free.
Story- As this is a crossover don't expect much story. The way the chain of events played out was decent but its not really the focus of this OVA anyway. Both Dark Bring
and Magic are referenced throughout the show.
Art- No different than the usual Fairy Tail animation. There wasn't enough time to cover lots of moves typical of both Fairy Tail & Rave but what was there was done well. I especially enjoyed the animation on Haru's abilities.
Sound- The scores and VAs from both the Fairy Tail and Rave return and mix really well. There is an emphasis on FT's soundtrack but scores from Rave still do appear and are paced very well. I've always thought FTs sound track was excellent and FTxRave is no exception.
Characters- Even though it's not in a logical setting its an enjoyable experience to see some of my favorite characters mix together. With it being 25 minutes long there isn't enough time to cover each character thoroughly but regardless what is there is enjoyable. Nastu/Haru, Gray/Musica and Lucy/Ellie to an extent share characteristics so naturally mix together well. For Let, Julia and Wendy they all share Dragon-like abilities and its nice to see the brief companionship between them.
Enjoyment- Being a fan of both Rave and Fairy Tail I really enjoyed this. I was more excited to see the Rave characters animated with modern animation than anything else and it doesn't disappoint.
We all know that episodes devoted to crossovers of similar anime are always lots of fun, and Fairy Tail x Rave is no exception.
It might just be the feeling you get from watching crossovers, but seeing how your favorite characters interact with each-other, in an otherwise impossible situation is something thoroughly enjoyable. Natsu and Haru are very similar in characteristics and several other members of Fairy tail and Rave get along with their similar characteristics.
As this is only a single episode, I can't really give much info. But I can safely say, that whether or not you're a Rave or Fairy tail fan
(or Both) you will definitely enjoy this episode.
Before writing this, I usually have a different set up for my reviews, telling you how I rate each specific thing on a scale to 10, I have to tell you, everything is a 10. EVERYTHING.
Secondly, it seems silly just to write a review for 1 episode, or OVA, but this is an amazing episode you can't miss.
STORY: 1 episode can't really have a story, but it was funny as heck!!! Wendy, Carle, Happy, Natsu, Lucy, Gray, and Juvia all trying to find a girl who has been destroying casinos, but they meet the people of Rave Master! Ellie, Haru, Musica, Julia, Let,
Griff, and Plue!!!! ^w^ It's great, and you'll laugh your butt off!!!
ART: The art is amazing, but still the same as regular Fairy Tail
SOUND: Has the amazing Fairy Tail opening and the best Fairy Tail closing. The music is amazing.
CHARACTER: It has all the loveable, amazing characters of Fairy Tail, along with the even more loveable, even more amazing characters of Rave!!! ^w^
ENJOYMENT: I enjoyed it so much!!! I watch it quite often!!! It is an amazing OVA the best one!!!!
OVERALL: I rate everything a 10!!!! I loved everything!!! I love RAve Master, it is my favorite manga, and I'm so glad they incorporated a good anime episode to my fifth favorite anime. ^w^
Guys lets start up with the basics. What is Fairy Tail X Rave all about. The OVA is basically a typical Fairy tailish episode. The collaboration is especially good as the characters seem to match very nicely. Yes like all collaborations this one too has the power adjustments showing that main characters of both anime are equally strong.
Story: 7/10 For an OVA the story is quite good. Its an action packed experiece and at times funny too.
Art: 8/10 The art is especially attractive. Well Fairy Tail art was good to begin with. And good art is one thing that makes a shounen anime worth the
Sound: 9/10 The battle music is charming. Also the voice actors and actresses are in perfect sync with the characters. All the all the sound quality is something you can praise the anime for.
Enjoyment: 8/10 well yeah. Enjoyment is a 100%. You don't feel like leaving the screen even for a moment. Personally I am a great fan of Fairy Tail so I may be biased but I tried to be as much liberal as possible.
Overall: 8/10. For action and fanservice lovers a must watch :)
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