Review of IS: Infinite Stratos 2 - World Purge-hen
This OVA is at least 50mins long and it is about 1.87 GB to download to watch with HD quality.
First of all, you should realize OVAs can do anything 'crazy' off topic from the original Infinite Stratos story. ( Crazy I mean well, obviously ecchi stuff and unbelievable things.) To me, IS: Purge hen is more for enternainment AND no connection whatsoever with IS since the second season of IS.
Story: 5 - I give it a five because there's no focus in the story, keeps changing stories due to the number of heroines
in the IS.
Art: 10 - If this OVA deserves an outstanding ten, that means it had the same art as the last IS series. No problems at all! Enjoyable and no need to squint your eyes because such as "man this scene's art is done poorly" situation won't ever show up!
Sound: 9 - Yeah, it's similar to the last series of the IS. Nothing was bothersome.
Character: 8 - Some characters were well made and some characters weren't so good.
Enjoyment: 7 - I know that this is a 'Harem and ecchi' genre anime, but as an entertainment, it reveals too much ecchi and unnecessary scenes. Unnecessary scenes such as showing underwears of a girl casually like it's so natural. For some people, they enjoy those pantyshots and fan service scenes.
Overall: 8 - OVERALL, this OVA still deserves an 8 for being made just for an entertainment purpose of others. If it's an OVA, making people who watch feels comfortable comes in first. This review is my opinion of the OVA, no need to say "No, you are wrong or right". Take your time watching the OVA.
Ichika is the most lucky guy in IS, well the only male exist in IS series.
IS series comeback with the new OVA World Purge-hen which caught my eyes and try to enjoy the show.
IS series never failed to deliver the harem theme with bit of action here and there.
Story Score: 4
The story is predictably enough. A hero comes to save the princess in danger and then finish all the enemies. There is significant root of the story but very unclear unless you watch it for the 2nd time. Some part of the story was not evenly distributed and a bit rush. IS Purge Hen revealed
what was all the heroins true desire and their dreams( all about the main protagonist, Ichika). Well I'm fine with that but houki scene was too short and not fair. I'm not a fan of any female character of IS series but but im looking forward for Tatenashi words in the end of the show. There is none off screen plot so far, but the ecchi theme seems on and off. Some part of the fanservice does censor and some are not (you can clearly see it). Few unecessary scene such as the interval between Ichika going to rescue all the girls. The fan service and this scene was absolutely uncessary.
In addition, few new things you will gain from watching this one, the story will open new plot and build my curiosity (maybe) of Orimura Chifuyu and Laura Bodewig. Well at least there is something to look forward.
Characters Score: 6
Most of the characters is the same except Chronicle Chloe, which the only recognizable enemy in this show.For an OVA, its too much uncessary scene and consider to reveal who is the enemy is at least a little. There is few characters development but very little such as Tatenashi, Laura and Orimura Chifuyu.
Art Score: 7
The artworks of IS Purge Hen is almost similar to previous TV series. I have no problem with that.
Enjoyment Score: 6
Enjoyment of watching IS Purge Hen is just moderate. Most of the fun coming from the Orimuras battle and Ichika's battle with the villians was very funny. Not to mention, the mediocre fanservice, ecchi is the best selling point of the series and the enjoyment sources.
Overall Score : 5
As an OVA, I will give 5 . Im sure you will enjoy the ecchi theme and fanservice but not much on the story I guess.
What I really got from this is that it just felt like a need to really show off how sexy the girls in Ichika's harem can be and how it does that is by literally going into their minds.
When a program called World Purge affects the academy the girls have to go into a machine to shut it down however this requires the girls to conquer their ultimate desire.
For something that was only 44 minutes I thought it provided some entertainment even though it's mainly fanservice entertainment it was fine nonetheless.
I thought it was fun seeing how the girls imagined Ichika in their
own way and I thought it was funny how Ichika spoke in the native language of each of the girls like with Laura he was German or with Cecillia he was British.
Despite the fanservice parts there was another battle going on outside and even though we don't get to see the reason behind the attack on the Academy we do get to see pretty good action.
The ending too gave me chills too since it was setting up for a season 3 that may never happen, but if it does it'll definitely be interesting.
There isn't really any character development between the character's other than what their ultimate desires are, however I have to give Josh Grelle credit for trying to make the girls version's of Ichika sound like he's from their country, we also get to see Chifuyu kick some ass for once which just increased her badass level for me althought other than that there really wasn't much difference with the characters overall.
When it comes to the artstyle I did like Chifuyu's suit even though it wasn't an IS unit it was still pretty badass and the settings where the girls illusions were despite looking like sexy encounter places they looked pretty detailed.
The fanservice was off the scale this time and is pretty much the reason why this exists, but I didn't hate it in fact it was pretty good it definitely made some of the girls more sexy or cute like Laura in nothing but an apron or Cecillia getting washed in a bath, it was certainly a good site to see.
Overall this was alright for an OVA, the only thing that really peeked for me was the ending that may have shown a possibility of a season 3 which I hope will happen cause considering what happened at the end it's got me pretty interested for the next chapter in this story.