Well, considering no one has written a review of this, I might as well. The Love Live! School Idol Project OVA is a 15 minute descent into madness that was bundled with the sixth single of the anime's μ's idol group and aired on November 27, 2013. Why do I call it a descent into madness? Because the story of this OVA is complete nonsense. There's something about being in a dream, Maki's piano not working, tiny Maki scaring normal Maki for no real reason which is never brought up again, Ayase forgetting a textbook and then chasing after a shadow, it suddenly being nighttime, Maki being a child for....some reason, and a fireworks show. Oh, and apparently the entire thing is a dream. Whose dream? I don't know! The show never tells us. I'm assuming it's Maki's, but it's never really explained. Maki as a child tells us that they are indeed inside of a dream, and that it is a "never-ending party", whatever that means. After that, Maki abruptly turns back into her usual teenage self via some sort of alien abduction or divine act of god, and then tells the other girls that she has always liked them.
That is roughly the first 10 minutes. The remaining 5 minutes is devoted to a musical number, a song called "Music S.T.A.R.T!!." If you liked the music in Love Live, it would probably be worth it to you to watch this OVA just for the song. I don't particularly enjoy Idol music, but the same quality of music and animation in the show is clearly present here (for better or worse), so if you're into that go ahead and give it a watch.
Also worth noting: I don't grade OVAs or specials; MAL forces you to pick an overall score to attach to your review. The score I gave this does not mean anything.read more
I recently, watched the Love Live OVA, and I thought I would write a review about it, since it only has one review at the moment.
Anyway, without further ado let's get started!
It was enjoyable for me, mainly because of the song at the end, which was pretty catchy. But at times in the OVA, I was lost completely without knowing what was going on, or even what the OVA was about.
I'll have to say that if you prefer anime/OVAs with a decent story, or at least a driving plot this OVA is not for you. There was literally no story at all, except if you count that its about “ Maki's dream ”, which didn't make any sense at all in my opinion.
But, if your a huge fan of anime/OVAs with little to no story or plot then this is probably the OVA for you.
The art, and character development was okay. Character development in my opinion was really rushed, but then again its a 15 minute OVA, and you can't fit perfect character development in 15 minutes or less.
The art as usual was pretty average.
Sound was great! I really liked the song at the end ( for some reason it really fits Maki to me ).
The background music was okay. Nothing special, but not bad in any way.
Overall I think it deserves a 6.
I will not be rating the other scores, since I don't rate anime that are 15 minutes or less, and that only have 1 episode.