I believed the idea for the DRAMAtical Murder anime was not really to give an accurate adaptation to the source material, but rather to try and milk a successful game series by putting a SFW-not-really-gay version of it on TV. With that said, I'm really confused as to why this OVA exists the way it does.
The story of the OVA adapts all of the bad ends from the first game (mixed with some elements of the second game). The TV anime took every route from the games and mashed them together in a rushed, impersonal, poorly pieced together story, and the same can pretty much
be said for this OVA, but this time they actually kept in the horror and gay porn?
Like, if you're going to cut out a lot of what the fans of the game like for the anime, fine. I can understand wanting to try and attract a new audience. But then after doing that they make this OVA, which is obviously something made for fans of the games. I usually see OVAs as being something like "You liked the anime, so if you want even more here's a little bonus for you!" but this OVA brings back exactly what they cut out of the anime when they tried to draw in a new audience, so do they think that the new audience really wants this? Was it really made just to try and milk the fans of the games?? I really don't understand..
It may sound like I have nothing good to say about this OVA, but I actually thought it was interesting, the way they pulled off showing all of the bad ends together in a way that made sense in terms of what they did with the anime. But while it was interesting, it wasn't exactly well done.
The animation was poor. There was limited movement in general, and whenever a character did move a lot, it looked a awkward and unnatural. The art itself was fine for the most part, but when it came to actual animation, it was a bit hard to watch. This was all made worse by the fact there were sex scenes happening. Everything looked jerky and weird, it wasn't good.
There were also a lot of times when the mouth movements didn't match up well with words and sounds, again, made worse and more obvious by the fact there were sex scenes.
After ragging on it that bad, it's worth saying that I did actually enjoy it, but I am entirely biased as I was a big fan of how the bad ends were done in the game. Even if this OVA was objectively a mess, there are still bits that take after the game pretty well and it made me happy to see them.
Should you watch this?
If you really enjoyed the bad ends from the games and REALLY want to see your favs animated (cough Shiroba cough) then sure, but don't go into it expecting it to be as great as you remember.
If you liked the TV anime and like yaoi, then sure, but again, don't expect it to be anything great.
If you just generally like horror and yaoi mixed together, sure, that's pretty much all this is.
If any of those don't apply to you, then don't waste your time, you more than likely won't enjoy this at all.
THIS OVA INCLUDES GAY SEX, RAPE, NUDITY AND BLOOD - if want to avoid those, don't watch it. The anime doesn't have these, so you can just watch the anime without watching the OVA.
This OVA shows what would happen to Aoba if things had gone wrong on episode 11 of the anime. It has good quality animation because it came on DVD and there isn't much of a plot to insert here. The voice acting is really good on it and it's a great adaptation of the bad ends. Excluding how short each part was (but I understand why it is like that), I have
So, nothing I wrote on the first sentence bothers you - go watch it.
I haven't seen the anime this OVA is coming after, but if you have played the game and you want to see animations of the bad endings, this is the place to come to. If you like horror and yaoi mixed together, come here.
If you watched the anime hoping for it to be BL like the game, but you were sorely disappointed and wondering where all the L went, it's here, so come here.
If you like yaoi come here, unless you hate blood (then don't come).
I was very dissapointed with this, It wasn't too bad considering the game. However I was unpleased to find it was only the bad endings and that it did not include all of them. I feel as if instead of a short episode with ONLY the bad endings they should have animated a second season with both the good and the bad endings. Instead of this video. If you do want the full experience I would get the game or watch it on youtube. I would watch the full anime 1st season first however so you understand what is going on through most
of the game. The game is much more in deapth and fun to play. A little warning though before you play; if you do not wish to see some content invoving sex, rape, blood, and people being very gay, do not play. I would Highly suggest the first season, because it does not involve any adult content for those who would not wish to see that.