For an OVA in an anime series with it's generic by the numbers plot we've seen in the past few years (as LA write this review anyways)....this OVA is just ok.
Ok, LA utterly hated Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan when it was released giving that an a 3. LA was kinda expecting the same with this OVA with added fanservice...LA got the fanservice, but an actually ok plot, now mind you LA won't give this OVA a high regard...it's just "ok". No overstating.
That out of the way, Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan OVA is a completely isolated episode in the series and a new threat
of a magic-gobbling Garuda.
The main focus to this OVA goes to Lecty Eisenach voiced by Nao Touyama and she by far was LA's favourite character in the series, Lecty being somewhat chosen by default to take care of some chickens for class, she soon connects with a lone chick and well this side-plot and the one LA above mentioned...you can see where this is going, so LA won't spoil it, but nonetheless, this OVA diverting focus from the OP main male protagonist Kanata Age voiced by Yoshitsugu Matsuoka and brings it to one of the harem members is one of the best things this OVA did.
With the fanservice, if you like swimsuits, the main harem gets into them and that's it for fanservice.
The ending to this OVA actually does get smart and LA will mention that Kanata does NOT resolve everything, LECTY DOES!!!!!!!!...sort of, nonetheless this ending was ok.
Phoenixes are something like contemporary representations of Garuda...so if you thought like LA did...well yeah...this OVA kinda did it's homework.
Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan as an anime series was horrible, Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan OVA on the other hand is just "ok", maybe had less fanservice than expected from an OVA but too moe with the threat being blatantly obvious and *cough* not a threat *cough*...LA will say it again. Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan OVA's is just ok, but it won't get any higher praise than that, if only the rest of the series was like this OVA -sigh-.
The ova is slightly worse than the show, but not by a whole lot.
The story is about a mutating creature that feeds on and absorbs magic in order in order to grow. Fireteam e601 has have to have someone care for the animals and plants around campus and Lecty is chosen for the job after the other 2 refuse. She gets friendly with a newborn of this species and her attachment to it drives the episode. It's not a bad story for an ova, but it's not at all impressive either. 5/10 here.
The art and animation quality is pretty much the
same as in the series. 5/10
The sound is the same. 5/10
The characters are pretty much the same too, or at least they act the way you probably expect they would in an ova. This time around, Kanata does not have a lot of time to show off his skills and be a more fun character though. 5/10
I didn't enjoy it too much, even though I enjoyed the series. 5/10 for enjoyment. This ova is extremely unnecessary and doesn't even add any cool footage besides for the new dragon like, in appearance, creature.