The plot essentially starts with them getting stranded on an island after a plane wrecks the ship they were on when going on a field trip. The way they animate this is so comical that at this point you understand the purpose of the OVA. It does not want to deliver a compelling story whatsoever. It's just here for pure comedy and fan service.
The rest of the special focuses on a game where if one of the girls has to try and obtain the special red badge that Haru has, and if they do they get their wish granted. All the
other girls have yellow badges, and if their badge is stolen they're out of the game. Now it's up to Azuma to help Haru keep her badge.
One thing I like is how the OVA knows that this is a stupid premise. Haru even mentions many times the major fault with it. No thought at all was put onto the premise of this OVA.
Now onto the fan service. The fan service was used to full effect here. The fan service was used purely for comedic purposes. We mostly see characters stripping each other for no good reason, and while it's happening I was just wondering "What the fuck?" It was great.
Overall this was a fantastic OVA. It made a ridiculous premise and took it in unexpected directions that were sure to satisfy the audience.
Well this was your typical fan-service OVA. Personally bummed on how Hanabusa was treated here, but then again, if you watched the main series, you would know just how damn strong she was, so I guess they had to make her not as strong as before. Aside from the fanservice, there is really nothing much else to point out except for the ending song being good, the animation quality being good as before. Oh, and as for plot, the plot is basically the girls are fighting over these pin/badges. Thats it. Nothing else.
Anime Review Special N0.5
The special is the episode 13 of Akuma no Riddle that is added for the DVD release of the series. Expect the series to give the most typical fan service most anime special introduce. The setting is in an island setting so expect what kind of fan service the special holds. The plot still stick with the same gimmick as the anime series did. Another unfair battle royal game where poor Haru going to be targeted again and Azuma is going to protect her again. Another 2 vs 11 scenario same plot mechanics but more fewer stake because the characters are
not going try and kill her but instead take the ribbon wrap around her and boom! The winner get her wish granted it’s the same boring format as before but now the anime is acting what it really is. And that’s all about it. I have nothing to say about the music, art, plot and characters nothing really changes.
Subjective Review about the series as a whole: (This may contain Major Spoilers)
I already tackle in details why I dislike Akuma No Riddle in my previous review about the series so I will give a short paragraph on what will you see when you watch the anime series first before this special. Akuma No Riddle is a Battle Royale game that is pure train wreck it didn’t explain how the rules work in the game. Another factor is that the assassin girls seem like they are not taking their role seriously and are they really are assassins to begin with? And they are just generic characters from different anime series. We have an air head heroine named Haru and protected by another assassin that was met to kill her Azuma for no sensual reason just protected her just to have a yuri couple excuse for the fan boys fetishes and to extend the story. Azuma is Haru roommate so she has the better chance to kill amongst the other girls. In the end Haru became the victor because of Azuma help and all the girls was “Alive” wow so much for a death tournament it is like the girls just have excuse to throw and hurt each other. Well what you would expect in a “Shoujo-Ai” genre. The life and death situation doesn’t matter anymore once you watch the ending. This anime is just complete time waster. Believe me.
If you want to read more feel free to find my previous review about Anime review No.8 for more detail why I dislike the series.
I hope my entire review about Akuma no Riddle can help guys. Thank You for reading :)