This OVA is divided into two parts. First one is about Torii Shoutarou following his younger sister on a date. Second one is about Christmas Eve, which Mitsuki, Yuuya and their friends spend at Kanzaki's house.
Bundled with the limited-edition volume 7 of the manga.
*I'm not going to review the whole series, just this one OVA because I am very mad about how they handled the release of this episode. I will assume you have watched the original series.*
""An "exclusive, prohibited" episode that cannot be aired on TV""
Bullshit. Plain and simple bullshit. They basically made it sound like this was going to be a very ecchi episode with maybe even slight nudity(as most ecchi's like to do), when in reality this is much less ecchi than most of the original series. It feels sort of like when you purchase EA DLC, they made it seperate for no real reason
but for making more cash. There are some scenes that show fanservice...but nothing as hardcore as the original series had. What it did have, however, was 2 decently good stories that had a nice touch of slight comedy and a dash of drama, which is actually a lot better than other episodes in the series. If you watch this series for the borderline fanservice, I suggest you don't even bother with this OVA(maybe watch just the small fanservice scenes if you REALLY want to).
6/10 for the OVA because of basically the comedy elements and some of the fanservice in the episode, so it's a score based on mostly enjoyment. After all, I had to give it some score to write this.
Saikin, Imouto no Yousu ga Chotto Okashiinda ga, or, Saikin as I like to refer to as, was a story that I felt was quite...interesting and somewhat different from the normal branch of incest anime in its sense of story idea and use of fanservice whilst also having a difficult time standing out as something that people would even want to watch because of its, story idea and fanservice. And now, we have an OVA on this series.
Story (7.10/10): What I liked about this OVA is the fact that it differed itself from the main series in a good amount of ways.
First off, the structure of the episode. In the standard 30 minutes of a normal anime episode, the OVA created two separate stories, each dealing with the two male characters in the series, and pertaining to how they care for each of their perspective little sisters. While the actual content of it wasn't anything to write home about as it wasn't particularly spectacular in terms of the content really getting into your head, it was a nice little shift from the norm and tone of the series, and was almost kind of heartwarming, actually.
+ Somewhat heartwarming plot
+ Good shift from parent story's focus
Characters (6.42/10): If you've seen the characters from the parent story, then you'll know who they are. There's not really any particular shift from their original character traits and "development" from the show's parent story, but, since they remain the same, and you liked the show, then you'll be happy to get them back.
Note: There is a little bit of character knowledge that you get with some of the side cast. Just not any actual character development. (More or less general knowledge)
+/- The same characters more or less
Art and Sound (7.89/10 and 6.68/10): The artstyle of the series hasn't really changed all that much and still retains its crisp and rather nice looking artstyle. Nothing seems out of place, as everything is just as good quality as the parent story was.
On the topic of art, we have the show's fanservice, which, by my surprise wasn't actually a lot. Yes, there are some "questionable" scenes that the OVA had, (2 in particular), but in a given episode of the series compared to this OVA, there's actually not that much which is rather surprising. (This deduction is due to the fact that I've seen quite a few OVA's with fanservice galore since the writers seemed to be holding back in the original series'.)
For music, well, it's the same old same old. The songs are the same as the original series, and for me, just aren't memorable enough.
+ Consistent art
+ Less fanservice than expected. (This IS a good thing.)
+/- Same unmemorable music
Personal Enjoyment (7.41/10): When I saw this OVA, I expected the worst more or less. With Saikin's reputation for being #1, an incest series, #2, a fanservice series, and #3, a show that left quite a few gaping plot holes and somewhat bland characters, I more or less expected this OVA to be just pure fanservice with every one of its female characters at least stripped to their underwear. Surprisingly enough, I didn't get that. (THANK GOD)
Instead though, I got an OVA that focused a little more on family, than on fanservice. (Though, seeing a few scenes in this was still to be expected.) It was a nice turn for the series and I felt actually relieved watching it because it sort of blew my expectations on what the series would be able to achieve. I just wish we got a little more of this concept in the actual series. Is the OVA good? Well, yeah, it has its ups, but it's still an OVA, so things will fall as they may.