In an old world clash between light and darkness (as always), the evil Lord Uongadis is sealed away under a gigantic monument called the Earth Blade. 20 years have passed since the wars, and now the threat of evil being brought back is greater than ever as demons try to revive their lord.
The story for this OVA is pretty good. But personally I think that it's a little disjointed. I think there are many things I wouldn't have understood if I hadn't already seen Ryu Knight, plus generally knowing how stories work. Maybe that was just me though. Maybe I wouldn't have had trouble understanding it if I hadn't seen Ryu Knight the original first. Maybe I read into it too much. Either way, I was still a bit lost, which doesn't generally happen to me. Also this story just isn't as good as I think it could have been, even by comparison to its accompanying shows.
So a 6 on story.
The art is different from the original show, and not as attractive I think. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and in some ways the animation for this is better than the original show's. But it just isn't as easy to look at. I guess I'm saying that's colors and angles are distracting.
A 6 on art from me.
The sound effects are fine. They do what they should. Something I will say for this OVA however is that the music is great! "They" wrote a new score for this OVA, a different one from the originals. And it's really good. I like it as much as the original's.
A 7 on sound/music from me.
I really like the characters from the original, so it's hard for me to like the parallel universe versions of them that are in this as much as the original's. But I can't say the characters are bad, just different. More serious in some ways I guess, less in others. Kinda of like the OVA itself.
The new characters I generally like. Some more than others. But they're solid characters that are believable.
a 7 on character.
I enjoyed watching this a lot at the time. If only because it was more of my favorite show. Looking back I'm not sure that it was really worthy of how much I enjoyed it. But it's really a good OVA, don't get me wrong.
A 7 on enjoyment.
I would say that this OVa makes for a good watch. It has everything thing it needs. I'm not sure it's for everyone, I really think you'll like it better if you already like Ryu Knight the original to begin with. But for those who did this is a must see.
A 7 overall. read more