"The Cruel and Merciless shadow that is reality forms the limits of an ideal. that's just how the world works. But even if the things that lie ahead are pain
and a withered desert I still fulfill my ideal"
Back in the days where Kunikida can't comprehend the last thing he can't complex about in the manga which is connected to the light novel about Dazai's first exam by hunting the true identity of Azure king, Neither everything He writes on that book itself are nothing but delusional ideals.
The OVA much more focuses in the latest chapter 40 when Kunikida fulfill his worth duty to
become the next to Fukuzawa as the New director of The Armed Detective Agency. Once the disaster remained in the middle street there was girl named Aya will be introduced and be leading in this chapter only. Due to characterization about his "Ideals" he tells to Aya, He desires that it was born when he supposed to realized a world where people died by livin in front of him was not actually his ideal world. Apart by meeting his own friend before was also known as a bomber, when he gets caught by the culprit, After Kunikida get hijacked about Aya's be one that holds a bomb He has the sign to contains his true motives by becoming a role model that can handle affairs calmy, is unwavering, and who understand his own weakness. It his own path to who can instill their beliefs on others.
A special episode dedicated to a "Leading member of the Armed Detective Agency" as he values human lives, as he strives to save all innocent people during dangerous events in Yokohama. He sticks to this belief after seeing incidents of youth injured or killed in front of him. Due to his dedicated compassion to try to protect the city and its people.
This OVA basically extends on the story, and is about who is going to be the next chief. The episode starts off with the crew at the Detective Agency, and we see that Kunikida has a BUSY schedule, and it turns out while he's doing his schedule, a problem appears. It's basically a regular Bungou episode, but with so much more likability, in the sense the whole episode is dedicated to Kunikida, as in it's about him. We are also introduced to a side character named Aya, since she's part of the problem. Now we also get the first OP and ED back,
so NOSTALGIA. The art is same as always, and overall this OVA just really stands out, and is also one of the best OVA's I've seen in a while.
This is one of my favorite anime's and not just because of the weretiger, but this was a cute little quick OVA. We see Kunikida with his plans for the day and how they get messed up, I really enjoyed it. The planning that he does, his goals and ideas. Makes me want to see the movie apparently coming up soon more, and the next season.
I enjoyed it a lot, not much to say without spoilers, but this is genuinely why I like this series.
Story: Very simple, with a small case, but fit everything perfectly.
A few minor things, but for a insert OVA I loved it, reminded me why I love this series.
Characters: mostly focused around Kunikida, though we also get some of dozzai's antics as usual.
Enjoyment and overall: It was just the right size and enough animation and plot to make me happy, and long for more.
This was a great OVA to really dive into a character more than we had seen previously, but hadn't focused an entire episode around them. Which is nice to see. It's always great for anime to give something like that. General care and focus on a character(s) so you can dig deeper into them in general.
As for how it went? It was solid, like how the rest of the anime has been so far. I'd highly recommend giving this a watch! It almost feels like any other episode than a OVA. Really fits into the show completely. I hope you continue enjoying Stray Dogs!