Aiming to become a modeling artist, Itsuki, a childhood friend of Ichitaka who went to America has come back to Japan. Iori who refused the idol path and started to pursue her ambition to become an actress instead. Ichitaka, wandering on his bicycle alone, tries to decide his choice between the two persons.
For those who have seen the 6 series I"s Pure and or have read the Manga, this OVA departs dramatically from the story; leaving much wanting. It feels more like a saturday morning special than a representation of the I"s story.
The art quality is actually pretty good. As a stand alone way to spend an hour you may find some enjoyment in it.
That's all I could think as the story progressed. There was an event that got it started, and then as it closed... Let's just put it this way...
This OVA contains elements never present before in this series, and it strays from the idea of the series horribly.
As many have stated before, the art was very nice, though sometimes the character's looks kind of weird. Iori in particular.
On a side note, I almost felt like this was some sort of cross over. The supporting characters that were not apart of the main cast had this "I feel like I should know who these
people are, like they are from another series" feel to them.
My last complaint, was that the big bad "coincidence" monster reared it's ugly head a surprising amount of times in a single, two episode story. Coincidences within coincidences... it was an enigma of coincidence monsters... Maybe the monster was pregnant.
For starters, I wouldn't suggest anyone watch 'I"s' without first having read the manga or watched "I"s Pure." I"s is a great OVA because it takes our normal characters (Ichitaka, Iori, Itsuki, ect.) and places them in a rather bizarre, epic, and totally tense situation. It'd say a little more but it'd totally ruin the shock vaule of the OVA. However, I will tell the audience to be ready for anything, and I mean anything.
Art wise, everything is done pretty well. It's very fluent rather than being flashy like other shoujo anime. The colors are very pale and natural looking and it reallt sets you
at ease. I feel it really fits the tone of the story. The soundtrack is descent, not bad but nothing that really grabs you from the start either.
I haven't read the manga, which I guess you are supposed to do if you are gonna get anything out of this OVA. In my book, this was a waste of an hour.
Pretty good looking, this OVA. Nicely drawn surroundings and water. The characters look dull, empty and stupid however.
No music at all. Mediocre voice acting. Nothing horrible, but far from good.
The story is supposed to be cute with three friends meeting up to keep a promise they made ten years ago. The cuteness is easily overshadowed by total dumbness, however. The chances of all characters ending up at the same place at the same
time without knowing the other ones were there feels slim to me, but yet it happens.
Irrational behaviour was another dumb thing... "yeah, I'm gonna leave my girl here on this island to row (yeah row) a kilometer or two to save a girl from being raped by gangstas and I probably will make it in time, besides my friends who have no idea of where I am will probably arrive to help. Oh hey, it worked!"
There are lots of other dumb things in this OVA, and I wont mention them all. Except for the rain. That alley is several kilometers wide, yet the water level rises like ten metres in half an hour tops.
There were quite a lot of characters to keep track of during this short time, and I for one mixed them up all the time. Partly because they looked pretty similar, sounded pretty similar and had the same amount of personality (that is, zero). They were all about the same IQ, too (which should be somewhere around the same value as the personality).
Worthless. If you know the characters from the manga, you might wanna see this, but stay away if you are a I''S n00b.