On a hot day of summer vacation, Charlotte's plan to spend time alone with Ichika at his house is somewhat ruined when Cecilia gets the same idea, later followed by Houki, Lingyin and Laura. The next day, Houki helps out at a summer festival being held at her family's shrine and is surprised when Ichika shows up.
The story takes place after the events of the original series. It's pretty much a slice of life, romance, episode, completely separate from the Academy. Ichika is home alone and his lady friends decide to take this chance to stop by at his house. Just when you think it's over when you hear Super Stream begin to play in the back ground, it picks right back up for a few minutes of Ichika and Houki spending time together at a festival. It wraps up very nicely and the part I hated most was when I realized that I had finished the whole damn
Art - 8
I've said many times before, the art in IS is above average. If there's anything important about a harem anime it's the art, and making sure you are visually attracted by a character before you're even further ensnared by their stereotypical but irresistibly moe qualities.They have done this outstandingly well, which other cheap animes fail to do, besmirching the reputation of good Harem animes everywhere. Everything was up to shape, nothing to complain and plenty to nod in approval at.
The female characters, their clothing, movement, bodies, absolutely delicious to say the least.
Sound - 8
The fact that I have something to say automatically calls for a high rating. I finally got to hear Kana (voice for Char) do that shy, nervous, moe voice I always wanted.
That in itself was a treat. Voice acting was faultless.
Character - 8
Awesome. A harem done right. I've seen it before, but that only makes it better by the fact that I've seen it fail countless times before. I just want Ichika to decide on someone already.
Enjoyment - 9
The highlight was towards the second part of the OVA when Houki takes a bath and you get to ignore the subs and stare at her nipple for a few heavenly seconds. GODDAMN THAT WAS AWESOME.
Overall - 9
Obviously I'm someone who knows how to enjoy a well done Harem anime without letting the unoriginality get to me.
If you loved or liked the anime, you'll sure as well like or love this OVA.
Ok, so the OVA of the original Infinite Stratos anime has now been shown which is titled "IS: Infinite Stratos Encore: Koi ni Kogareru Sextet," I'd say that this extended OVA is generally good, however just like any OVAs from its original anime most of the genres don't apply anymore, in this case it only the shounen and harem genre applys. There is of course a romance genre added into the mix even though it is the chiquita (referring to Houki) who initiates it and there is also a one off ecchi for Houki that is. So for the story I'll give it a
"Good" number 7, since I like that the OVA is divided into 2 parts, one part is all about Ichka and his harem's never ending competition for his affection and the 2nd part is all about Houki finally having Ichika all to herself, but not without some competition from another party. But, I was kinda hoping that Houki and Ichka should have gone forth with the kiss since in the last episode, the 2 (Ichka and Houki) were about to kiss when other parties intervene. Art, well since it is still the same art being use in creating both the original and the OVA, I'd say that a "Mediocre" number 5 will do and for the sound, I would have given it a 5 but since there is a 2nd ending theme in the OVA I'd decide that a "Fair" number 6 is ok.
Characters: Good 7.
Well, most of the characters from the previous anime were still there, even though that this OVA is more on Ichika and Houki they still deserve such rating. By the way about Ichka's eldest sister Chifuyu, I kinda wonder if she also has some brother complex with Ichka or is she lesbian, eh, who cares?
Enjoyment and Overall : Good 7.
All, I can say is that this 1 off OVA is "ALL GOOD," whether there will be a season 2 or not, it is nice that Houki was able to have Ichika in the end, by the way I no longer bother to go through the manga, co'z for me I'm only interested to see the 2 together even if Ichka is a moron about Houki's feelings for him and that's the reason for my rating.
PREVIEW: I love Infinite Stratos ever since the first episode which aired awhile back. All throughout the show we see Ichika's relationship evolve with the girls specifically Houki. At the end of the IS we see Ichika and Houki about to kiss but then they are interrupted by the group. Overall as viewers we are pretty confident that he would choose Houki as is implied. In the OVA IS: encore our hypotheses are backed up by the fact that he gives Houki special attention.
Please enjoy the review.
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Story - 7
The story takes place after the events of the original
series. It's pretty much a chill slice of life episode taking place just outside the perimeter of the school.Nothing too terrific happens in it tho. Ichika is at home by himself when one by one each of the girls arrive at his place hooping to get a chance to talk to him all alone.He is given a hance to develop his relationship with Houki. My main criticism for the episode is that it feels as if it ends too quickly.
Art - 8
As for the art in IS is it is definitely above average. The art is exactly the same as from the previous IS.It is crisp and clean which in turn leads to visually attractive characters. Their is nothing to really complain about everything is done very well. Specifically movement,dubbing of words, and backrounds ( Trees, mountains, and water) Just to name a few.
Sound - 7
The music was good but not outstanding. We were finally able to hear Kana sing which was a treat. Her voice is different than the previous artist that did the op and end of IS.The voice acting was top notch which is to be expected from a fairly high budget anime. But it was still a treat to hear.
Character - 7
Most of the characters don’t change much with the exception of Houki. She finally was able to overcome her fears of telling Ichika her feelings. Which was definitely a plus. But again the characters did not develop much which is to be expected from a single episode OVA.
Enjoyment - 8
The enjoyment was definetly their. You are presented a slice of life style episode were the characters lay back and enjoy life. The cooking scenes added burts of excitment into the episde.It was enjoyable to see everyone just living, the girls doing what girls do and Ichika being his usual lively self.
Overall - 7
All in all I consider this to be a well done harem anime although their are some unoriginal ideas the series took those ideas and refreshed them and made them better. The best part of this series would have to be the art and story. Which are shown here in the OVA. Lastly it was nice and refreshing to see Ichika and the girls chasing him and having a good time competing for Ichika's attention.
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If you enjoyed the first IS or you are a fan of Houki be sure to toon in to the OVA IS: Infinite Stratos Encore: Koi ni Kogareru Sextet. You can watch here http://www.animeshippuuden.com/infinite-stratos-ova-1/
This OVA is very kawaii and brings a smile to your face after the original series, "Infinite Stratos".
This episode goes off with a bang for the Charl fans, as Charl starts off at Ichika's house. Afterwards Cecilia, and then the rest of the girls show up. Some slice of life with a small amount of comedy stirs up in the house with all the girls involved. The second half of this OVA ends up with some happy moments involving Ichika and one particular girl out of the five (watch to find out) at a festival. I highly recommend watching this straight after season 1 and
not skip to season 2.