The story takes place in Tokyo Butei High School, a special school where armed detectives—"Butei"—are trained to use weapons. Kinji Tooyama is a second-year-student who has a special ability, but he keeps it a secret to maintain an ordinary, peaceful life; however, when he gets caught in a bombing on the way to school, he encounters H. Aria Kanzaki, the most powerful S-Rank Butei student in Assault Studies.
I dislike Hiden no Aria, not to a large extent, but it was certainly not a crowing achievement of the staff working for it.
That was the TV-Series.
This however. This is gold.
Okay admittedly, I only give this a 10 because of the nature of the story in the series, but because of the rest of this franchise this just so damn surprising and sets the mood for this little gem just perfectly.
This is an ordinary onsen-episode, the main cast goes off to bathe in a hot spring. Fun was had, skin was shown, noses were bleeding. Atleast that's what you'd expect, and that is the way it goes for the first few minutes, but through the first half a few cuts are thrown in that just don't fit right and the whole thing just blows up in the second half.
Something is wrong with that onsen and not even trained marksmen can fuck with whatever is out for them in this particular Inn.
While the art is mostly consistent of what you would expect of a moe show, the cuts mentioned that don't fit into the picture really play with the lighting and colouring quite well. Not oustanding, but it works quite well.
The sound is mostly what sells this, while the performances are what you'd expect, it's really the score and the ambiance pieces for the darker scenes that make this such a surprising divergence from the TV-show.
Oh look, we are all descendants of historical figures and we portray their heritage inaccurately.
There is really not much else to this despite the moe overtones.
Although the girl with the wolf is quite cute...
It gets better by the minute, although a few minor gripes are to be had, but sadly they are spoilerish, but trust me: The didn't pull a complete 180, just almost.
If you watched the show and enjoyed it you will find this to be interesting, but not particularly special.
If you did not watch the show you might still enjoy this, regardless if moe is your thing or not, because that is certainly not the focus of this special.
And if you watched the show and did not like it:
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the OVA episode is about the butei school's students with teacher going on a training. the characters are the same as in anime. we have ecchi scenes too... but there aren't any romantic scenes... let's say there's some horror. but it's like another episode of hidan no aria.
it's about our characters going on hot springs for training, but they end up meeting some horror that at first they thought was training XD and what??? it was all just a ........ watch it and you'll understand.. XP
art & sound 9.
it's the same as in anime, it has great art and sounds
they all have their own personality even here. they continue with their true selves....
i say: yes it was great. but this OVA episode is just like another episode of anime it should have been a little more exiting and what i didn't like the most was that there wasn't any activation of "hysteria mode".yes i said there was some ecchi things but between girls in onsen XD.
it was good but aas i said a little disappointing. but for them who liked anime "hidan no aria" it's another episode of anime so it's worth watching,, X))read more