So, first of all let me say one thing: If you have not yet read the manga, watching the second OVA is not recommendable as it takes place immediately after the next big arc in the manga. It thus contains major spoilers for this arc.
Additionally you won't be able to understand the deep meaning behind these scenes under the cherry tree.
As many over OVAs, this one, too, is aimed at the manga readers and not the anime audience.
It is a very precise adaption from the manga. This goes for both OVAs. They both take place between two arcs in the manga, thus there is no thick plot but instead they show hilarious scenes from the everyday lifes of the characters which sometimes have a deeper meaning if put into the correct context.
The art is as good in the OVAs as it is in the anime series.
No complaints here.
Opening and Ending are great, the voices fit the characters. The OST is used throughout the OVAs in a fitting way.
Well, I absolutely adore most of Noragami's characters. They are very unique - which is shown best by Yato in these two twenty minute OVAs. Every action is just such a typical thing for him to do.
I've loved it in the manga and I still love these scenes in the OVAs. The Second OVA was hilarious but sad at the same time, considering the previous events.
It's nearly perfect, but - as expected of an OVA - it does not have any real plot.
So, enjoy watching the Noragami OVAs, guys~read more
Noragami, as I really liked the anime series, I really couldn't wait to see how the story continued, so I read the manga. Then I discovered there was an OVA. I didn't expect much, as most OVAs are kind of like a filler episode, without much of a story.
This OVA was absolutely great! One of the best OVAs really, and that must be because the OVA follows the continuation of the manga. The story itself isn't much, I think it was kind of like a small filler arc in the manga. Yet it's really enjoyable, it's funny to see how Yato possesses Hiyori, and to see how he enjoys the ordinary high school life of a human, as a God ofcourse. Given Yato's funny and outgoing personality you wont be disappointed by the humour of the OVA.
The sounds and art is the same as with the series, same amazing opening, and very good animation.
There isn't much to tell about the OVA, since it's just one episode yet, but if you liked Noragami you'll like this extra episode for sure, for if you can't wait for a second season, like me.
There will be 2 OVAs of Noragami, yet there has only been released one. The second OVA will also follow the story of the manga, so I can't wait.
In short, it's just really a refreshing, good episode, with the humour it should have. If you like Noragami, it's a given you'll like the OVA as well. read more
This was a little different from what I was expecting after watching the Noragami TV series.
Exactly the same characters show up, but the tone of this story was entirely of the character driven comedy that punctuates the TV series instead of the "serious" tone of the battles and phantom/god issues tackled there.
But the story feels like fluffy filler instead of something that was written to push the plot forward. It does not introduce a new sub plot in the background for a at-this-point-theoretical season 2. Nor does it address any of the hinted future subplots that were introduced in the last episode of season 1.
This OAV, or OAD as they call it, actually gives me hope for the series: The writer(s) are willing to go outside of the standard battle manga formula that dominated much of the series.
Wow, way to shit on a series. The OVA that should not have been.
The first episode just fucks up the series royally and after having watched the series it is hard to see that as canon.
The second episode is a bit better but in the end still feels off-canon and weird. Also, it includes spoilers since it skips quite a few volumes.
If you like Noragami, do yourself a favour and don't watch this till you've watched everything else.
Since this review was supposedly still not long enough, I'll have to write some more.
I really don't understand for who the second episode of the OVA was meant for since it was in the middle of some situation which the viewer who came straight from the series wouldn't know.read more