Sep 29, 2021
The Locodol Specials, 2 episodes that continue the adventures of Nanako and Yukari as they become Nagarekawa's local idol group in order to promote the town's attractions and increase its popularity, are something that fans of the main series should not miss.
This review will be light and simple as these specials are just that, but what they came to do, they did very well.
If you've watched the main 12 episodes of this series, we know that the story is quite a straightforward slice of life based around a couple girls that were chosen to represent their town in order to increase its overall popularity. What
better way than to take a few cute girls and have them spotlight the town with oozing charm?
The first episode focuses around Christmas time, while the second takes place a bit later and focuses on making a promotional video for Nagarekawa using our main girls.
I felt that the first episode of this OVA was spectacular in the warmth that it brought to the coldest season of the year. The bond between Nanako and Yukari grew even more, and it was nice to see. Fans of "yuri-bait" [raises hand] should enjoy it, even if it's very subtle. It didn't feel out of place and I thought it worked well within the context of this series.
The second episode puts a bit more highlight on Nat-chan, the extremely shy girl, and does it ever so gently as if the script itself was being careful not to make her feel too uncomfortable.
There weren't any other reviews on these specials at the time of this writing, as there really isn't much to say about this series in general. The plot is simple, wholesome and positive, kawaii girls helping their town survive financially via promotion gigs. These OVA eps simply continue that, and do it slightly even better. If you enjoyed the main series, be sure to give these a go.
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