Basically, this OVA is divided into 3 different side stories revolving around different characters and it shall be perceived as a comedic nostalgic effect on fans of the series.
The first part revolves around Masamune's family and introduces his cousin and his cousin's daughter. The main plot point is that these two can look exactly like Masamune's mother which causes for Masamune confusion and for the viewers, or at least it should cause fun.
The second part revolves around our girls + trap cast going to a sea vacation together.
Sea? Yeah, that's right, your girls will be in swimsuits, enjoy.
The third part revolves around Yoshino.
Yoshino's older sister makes an appearance as she dresses Yoshino in her clothes, which cause little fanservice scenes. The third part has Yoshino's character developing a little when she reminded of past's memories.
The first part is a totally comedic episode.
The second has fanservice and romance.
The third has a focus on one character.
The character designs are the same, aren't made for animation but for pretty art.
Don't expect good storyboard or character acting.
The soundtrack is barely noticeable, the opening and the ending recite on this episode which was a bit nostalgic.
I recommend it only for the fans of the series. If you weren't a fan of the 12 episodes tv series then you should stay away from this side stories, they don't have a change from the original series.
Only does who read the manga of the anime would be able to follow this OVA. In the anime, they end at development between Masamune and Aki, but the OVA jumps over what happened after the anime ended. Many would be confused after watching the OVA. The OVA was interesting in its own sense to see more character developments. I don't want to spoil what happens in the manga for those who wants to go read it, but in order to understand what is going on in the OVA, reading the manga is highly recommanded.
- I rate the story 8, the plot and the setting
was very interesting to me.
- Art would be rated 9. I was not disappointed, beautiful as always.
- Sound, I gave it my average rating for I do not give much attention to the sound unless it is about voice acting or music.
- I rate the Character 9 for the development was far more in-depth.
Over all, I would rate this 7 or 8, for it lacks backstory and would make people who didnt read manga just confused.
Oh look, it's that show where the fat guy works himself up to get revenge on that one girl who rejected him on his child-days, feels old yet?
Masamune-kun no Revenge OVA, as obvious as it sounds is an OVA for the parent series with the same name minus the last 3 (or 4 including the space character) characters is yet another peek at the daily lives of the portrayed cast. This is not a sequel or a prequel but rather just extra content that you may insert at some point from watching the series, so the order doesn't really matter that much, at least watch
this after the beach episodes. Masamune-kun no Revenge was a series that hasn't aged well in my memory aside from its plot idea of revenge, I couldn't recall any character names or chronological order to keep up along, but it didn't stop me from enjoying this short.
- Story (6.0/10):
The OVA follows three different stories with different contexts resolving around friends and family.
The first was looking at Masamune meeting his Aunt that looks exactly like his loli mother, and that has a daughter that's just as prominent as her. The trio goes as far as annoying the heck out of the protagonist giving him a hard time telling them apart.
Then came the second snapshot that focused on his female classmates going on a beach vacation without him, having fun at the beach, trying swimsuits (there is always room for fanservice) and doing some girly stuff.
The third and the last was, in my opinion, the most deserving out of the bunch, it follows Yoshino probably for the first time dressing and having a princess makeup, she goes through a monologue for the most part on why she feels so empty and lonely most of the time.
Those where some pretty basic side stories to get to know the characters more, probably setting up for a near sequel.
- Art (8.3/10):
I've never had problems with the art in this franchise, the girls look cute, the anatomy isn't dragged on and the movements feel normal.
I like the details the put on the characters' eyes, they give way more personality to them and even back up the statement “The eyes are mirrors of the soul” pretty well. The use of vibrant colors is never disappointing if used right.
- Sound (7.0/10):
I never lose it when talking about sound acting in shows like this, the more pitches a loli voice gets the more transparent it becomes to me to take seriously. The only thing I really feel nostalgic about is the opening theme song, I don't know why the ending one never clicked to me though.
- Character (7.0/10):
It was nice to see a buildup for characters, especially Yushino, they all feel like they went through a massive change from what I can remember, it's stories like these that level up characters, giving us their motives really helps. But then again, the cast is not a small one, and not everybody is having the same treatment, I'd say at most it's always Masamune, Aki, and Yoshino.
- Enjoyment (6.0/10):
The ride was all... Meh. I didn't expect more to be honest, but it was enough to stop me from sighing from boredom. I don't consider myself as a hardcore fan of the series, or even the genre, but I still had a catch from watching this, and I only expect people that like this sort of stuff to love this, but still it's not mandatory to see. The shorts do not contribute to the main plot so it all feels like a select of fillers disguised under a 23 minutes OVA.
- Overall (6.9/10):
I don't see this aging any better than the main franchise, I feel like the trend has toned down quite a bit so this might not be as prominent as it may have been a year ago. I nonetheless had my share of swimsuit sighting for the day, so I beg your pardon.