This episode-sized special doesn't really bring anything new to the table and theres no more backstory info on Kuro which I was expecting given the whole episode was foucused on him. Though, the short but sweet appearences from the many charcters in the main story and the simple plot makes this special very enjoyable (in special/OVA standards).
The best part of Kuro no Iede is that it has the same amount of comedy and drama which Ao no Exorcist had until the last 4-5 episodes where it became an over-the-top overdramatic mess (just saying).
The voice acting and the OP and ED were great as usual and the animation was up to typical 2011 standard (btw is a good thing).
To sum it up, this short but sweet special is quite enjoyable and a treat for all Ao no Exorcist/Blue Exorcist fans. read more
Ok, so this one off special is all about Kuro running away co'z he can't stand Rin who is just teasing him because he's unable to eat his share of food co'z it's too hot for him to eat it and so begins his misadventures to search of someone who would be his new master and have a bite to eat at the same time. Well, at least in the first few moments he's just in search for a bite, later on, in search for a new master and then going to Shiro's grave and talking to his soul and finally, you've guess it- going back to Rin. This special doesn't follow the same genre as it's parent anime " Ao No Exorcist" anymore co'z it's all comedy with a bit of drama in the end, the thing about this special, is that it should have been integrated as one of the episodes of its parent anime instead of being a one off special of its own, so how do I rate it? I'll keep it short;
Story- fair number 6.
Co'z it is a spin off with it's own comedy genre, with a bit of drama.
Art- mediocre number 5.
You know why.
Sound- good number 7.
Since I like the first opening and ending theme being used.
I loved the anime! And this feels like just another episode. Seeing as i loved the cat, the fact that he is the main character of this special made me very happy. I watched it after the anime but i think anywhere in the second half of season 1 would be good.
You have to admit that Kuro's reactions definitely add something to the show. Having a whole ova centered around him is even better. After watching this, I also realized how similar Kuro is to Rin. They both get mad over little things, while most characters in Blue Exorcist do not; I think everyone has moments like that in real life though.
If you're a Blue Exorcist fan, give this a shot, especially, if you like Kuro. I was laughing quite a bit while watching this and it make a really good comic relief episode. It was good to see Kuro visit Shirou as well; the characters don't visit him often.
The opening is same as it was for the first 13 episodes. The art and animation is the same too.read more