May 5, 2019
Well look at that another OVA without a review. So let's do one.
Growlanser is not something to called magnificent but it is videogame adaptation that at least is enjoyable and really well done to promote the videogame.
Story = 6
Since MAL hasn't typed the story about this OVA here it is.
So the story talks about this commander of an army called Dianna that after a war happened in her continet she decides that there should be a peace treaty among the nations of the continent, but some people of the high hierachy decide that there should be a revolt and like that make another conflict.
is not that great but does the job. The message of making peace and not have more war is cliche but it doesn't drag too long and you can have some entertainment value out of this. It is not perfect but hey at least is not an Idea Factory OVA.
Characters = 5
The only some sort of development in this OVA is about Dianna, she is a commander but after experimenting the war and seeing that people have suffered enough. Her character is ok. She is the one giving the speech about the peace treaty but she is good at sword fighting against others and just that.
The other characters are tropes, but do the job. The character development is not existent though.
Animation = 8
The character designs for me are simply beautiful. They have this 90s feel and for being a simple promotion of a videogame that nobody knows, they really show they did care. There aren't any weird frames or some weird 3D animation like many of this videogame promotions tend to do. The only problem is that there aren't many scenes where they show how this continent is. That would have added a big plus to at least get the feel of the setting they are in. Good job from Feels and Zexcs.
Sound = 8
The music is great. The instumental pieces they chose are fantastic. Honestly is an OST worth to check out. It is very medieval but also melancholic sometimes and it is used at their fullest because for being 30 minutes they used it for all this animation and the ending song is nice too.
The voice actors are ok. They do the job. Nothing feels forced or souless and they gave some life to the characters on the show.
Enjoyment and Overall.
Check it out if you have time. It is an okish OVA and something to watch if you have a half hour.
This is everything. Take care in whatever you do and see ya around.
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