Kagami's View Review #2: Ahhh, hotsprings. A location that shows off the richness of the human body of all parties involved. While the hotsprings episode is overdone in anime and will continue to be, it was still fun seeing the Nyaruko crew again and ecchi fans will likely enjoy the fanservice handed to them. Now, let me be completely honest here. I'm indifferent with ecchi, sometimes I love it and sometimes I wish certain anime would remove it. Nyaruko-san is NOT the latter.
This OVA is roughly fifteen minutes long and brings the crew of Haiyore! Nyaruko-San W (2nd season) back for an encore and delivers
with the usual comedic goodness that Nyaruko-San offers. I must warn people who truly hate ecchi that there are butt shots, and a few of them at that. I personally enjoyed it, but it is completely understandable that some will not. I really suggest watching both seasons of Nyaruko-San before watching this because it was animated after the two seasons and takes place after them. I'll admit, there is no real story to this OVA and was likely created for the fanservice, but fans of Nyaruko-San will most likely enjoy this episode.
I'm pretty confident most-all of the important characters are shown at least once, so if you like a certain character you'll be really glad seeing them again.
Overall, I am fan of the anime so I award this a 7/10. I enjoyed it completely and believe some others will as well.
I decided against writing a long review for this Ova due to how short it really is and wanted to get straight to the point.
Obviously, this is a sorta sequel to the first two seasons of Nyaruko San and watching it without watching the first two seasons would be pointless and just good for a completion which isn't worth it (your better off watching Shitcom if you really want a completion). The episode continued off the humor the first two seasons produced with a fabulous Hot Springs episode that offered ecchi and mini Kuukos! If you weren't a fan of the humor Nyaruko San
offered nor really were a fan in the first place, watching this Ova will most likely not changed your mind at all about the series and probably will still leave you disliking it completely.
Though, if you were a fan. What isn't there to love?
I suggest watching this if you've seen both seasons and enjoyed it to at least a Six out of Ten. Thanks for reading!
Hot springs! Girls! Nyaruko-san! Excitement! This is the Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W OVA review special!
Story (6.45/10): For plot, the story of the OVA is really nothing special. More or less it's your average hot springs OVA where the characters go to a hot springs and the only thing that makes it different than other OVA of the same category is with the show's unique charm and comical gags. Safe to say, this OVA more or less fulfilled what it wanted to achieve.
The OVA like its parent story do what it planned on doing from the get go,
become a very entertaining time killer. Safe to say, the OVA fully completed said goal and overall became a nice recap of the style of the series by making everything (literally everything) as comical as it possibly can, which for this OVA, worked towards its benefit.
+ Original flair to the show kept
- Rather bland base plot idea
Characters (7.01/10): If you've seen either one of this show's two seasons, than you should at least be somewhat familiar with its characters. (To some extent I hope.)
Practically everyone from the original series shows up again. Our main protagonist Mahiro, the show's mascot and my personal favorite of the show, Nyaruko, Kuko, Hastua, and a host of other side characters that more or less pop in and out of importance.
What I think the OVA did well was keeping the original personalities of these characters correct, thus making them as memorable as they were before, and therefore as enjoyable as they were before. Though, mind you, these characters have no deep drama or character development within them, so more or less they're one-sided people that just have outrageous and quite hilarious character to them.
+ Original character personalities kept
+ Character gags persisted
+ Memorable people
- Rather one-sided overall
- Less than extraordinary supporting cast.
Art and Sound (7.57/10 and 6.46/10): For art the series has kept its original flair with its artstyle. All of the characters look just as good as they did when they were first introduced, and there was really no jarring animation at all to look at.
There was still the quite comical side to the show with overly exaggerated whatever and chibis, which was still quite well done I feel. Note though, there is fanservice in this OVA as it's a hot springs episode; but, if you've seen the series before, fanservice should not come as a surprise at all due to the fact that many times in the series, Nyaruko well, pulls things out of her lady parts because, reasons. (Plus she tries to seduce Mahiro, I don't know.)
In terms of music, the show retains its original tracks from the second season of the show. In my opnion, the music sounds rather cheerful and as pointless and exaggerated as the series it plays for, but it's not memorable. While the beginning part is actually scarringly catchy, everything else is sort of meh.
+ Pretty well detailed art
- Somewhat forgettable music. (I can't get that beginning part out of my head!)
Personal Enjoyment (7.35/10): Haiyore! Nyaruko-san has always been a rather favorable series of mine. It has this wacky atmosphere that it doesn't even need to try in because everything about it feels so natural. Even in a generic feeling OVA, the absurdity of the series still came true and persisted throughout the 23 minutes I watched this.
The show's personal flair existed throughout the whole thing, and it was nice to get a good laugh out of a series that meant to be extremely pointless. All in all, this OVA managed to recapture the flair of the original series and was quite enjoyable to watch. The series is not a masterpiece mind you, but it's a good time killer if you really wish to watch one.
Haiyore! Nyaruko-san W OVA. For the original series being in the title. Surprisingly it fits just right the spirit of the anime, that I did not watch for some long time. Instead I went on and started reading that novel or novella with that special tentacled hentai-like beast, The Call of Cthulhu.
Story (6) :
Plotwise, just some trip over your average anime bathhouse, with our beloved perverted Nyaruko, the yuriscene bringer redheaded (like I recall her name) and the other nameless staff. Can't really say it's much, don't criticize for such.
We'll pass this on because it does the job for being an otaku money-racker on obnixious
blue-ray, with ecchi and comedy tags.
Art (7) :
Can it be more generic? But I don't consider this as generic for the least. Instead, I feel as if it sets a basic. Colourful, united, refreshing. The character design is all the necessary, little mention for Nyaruko being character of the series with her awesomely grown-long ahoge.
It respects pretty well the ecchi-theme with brio, checking both big chests and attracting posteriors. All hail glowy skinny glimpsy lights !
Sound (5) :
I just looked up the OVA, yet I don't recall the sound. Not even a memory for water splashing, but I know it was present for the replicas and subtitles. Extremely average, I understand it's not the point on which they were to focus on.
Character (7) :
As half the cast was presented in the three first episodes, I knew who they were. And it's some really good cast there is here. First we have our Nyaruko, perverted and otaku, greyhaired and greeneyed, which makes it for four of my turn-on.
Then redhaired yuri love-interest, who has the role of rival and lover of Nyaruko in this OVA. Also, there was the trap who had little appearance so he should be passed on.
The male main character also is special, his only unique trait is being the spoon protagonist in the whole anime world.
Enjoyment (6) :
Welp, it was surely sexy, I pretty much wasn't expecting to end up watching this OVA and reviewing it half an hour after. It was worthwhile for various reasons, but it deserves the merits of showing me some more Nyaruko screentime.
Overall (6) :
By the time you readers must be informed I really loved Nyaruko as character, and that the reviewing of this anime implies rating it slightly under what I would normally. Of course, because any human being who hold critic judgement will try and be impartial at his best.
So, solid cash-racker OVA and in the massive average for every anime similar this decade, based on sales ; but I'm kinda interested by this aspect of animation, world in which I may be a little new.