This will be a really quick review since these are just recap episodes. What I don't understand is why they didn't add th recaps to the series instead of putting them as stand alones. I also don't understand why it's rated so highly and being added as favorites.
This was kinda a waste of my time, but I guess if you forgot what happened and don't have time to re-watch the whole series, then you can re-watch these 2 episode recaps.
I hard a really hard time finding these, but luckily I found a source eventually. Surprisingly there are sites that stream this, to my knowledge. Anyhow, I'm just going to get into the brief review.
The story is messy even for recap episodes. The first episode starts with a scene from after episode 8, of when the Black Knights were first declared as a main group (I believe that happened after episode 8, at least). It was kind of stupid to set up the episode as a flashback rather than just a simple recap of the events. It re-caped the main
events decently, but it left out some details that should've been included to improve the summary of the story. Luckily, the second episode starts with giving providing some details for events that were re-capped in the first episode, so it filled in some gaps. Unfortunately, the second recap seemed a bit more messy than the first and it doesn't fulfill the re-cap job as well. The story of the caps is ok, but the episodes leave out some important information that people looking for a recap to remind them of main events, would likely have forgotten. 6/10 for the story.
The art is about the same as in the show, but the pictures are displayed a bit randomly and it takes away from the visual affect. The presentation of the summary kind of ruins the art a little, so I'll give a 7/10.
The sound is the same as well, but it doesn't shine nearly as much, again, due to the presentation of the story, but also due to the summary of 17 episodes, only being about 45 minutes. 6/10.
The characters just are not presented as good, just like other aspects. Enough of their motives are left out that the summary makes them feel like less developed characters. At least they are still a lot of fun to watch and see on screen again.6/10.
I didn't enjoy this as much as the series, but I did kind of enjoy it. I didn't get a take it or leave it feeling from watching these recaps, so that's a plus. 6/10 for enjoyment, and 6.2, overall.