The OVA adaptation Moe Can Change! is created by Frontier Works, based on a free-to-play game developed by Ambition for mobile phones. The original "playful bishoujo Miroid-raising / clothes-changing moe game" has the player joining a beta test program for androids, who the player must raise and dress up as girls.
As the synopsis says, this is an OVA adaptation of a popular mobile app in which you create your own moe characters. How did they manage to adapt an anime story to reflect this? I'll tell you. A company on the cutting-edge of technology is preparing to release their latest service: a mobile app that can literally, physically recommend and change your outfit. Sound fun? Each purchase of the app will provide the user with their own personal mairoid (a moe-android). I suppose the consumers would then use the app to change the clothing of their mairoids?
The OVA follows two girls, hired as idols
by the same company for their moe-affinity. One is your typical 'genki-girl' the other is your typical tsundere. As they go about their day, they inadvertently undergo a series of tests involving the new clothes-changing app.
Moe Can Change! is a short, but fun little episode with cute characters wearing many cute outfits. The characters are pretty and the animation is on par. The story is bare bones, but supported well enough in the allotted time frame. If you're looking for a deep, intellectual watch, look elsewhere. Otherwise, know what you're getting into: a short, fun slice of moe blob. For a 20 minute game adaptation, I thought the project was excellently executed. [7/10]
TLDR: It's a show about moe. Watch it if you like moe.
The premise of the story is okay enough. An app that changes people's outfits. I think that the story could have been pretty funny and interesting, especially is this was a full fledged TV anime and not just an OVA.
The art was pretty good. That was what initially interested me in the show; that and the fact that it would be a short, easy watch.
The sound: also fine. I don't really have much to say about that.
I thought that the characters were the lowest part in this OVA. There was no character I liked and no character I disliked. I think, for me at
least, that the characters are what really makes something good. If I don't enjoy the characters, I probably won't enjoy the show.
Overall, I gave this OVA a 6.
So, I guess I wouldn't exactly say I enjoyed 'Ai Mai! Moe Can Change!' all that well. But I can't really say I didn't enjoy it, either. If that makes any sense.
It's not something I'm particularly glad I watched, but it would be a good thing to watch if you just want something to pass the time or something quick and easy to add to your list.