I really love this picture drama. Maybe because I'm a gamer as well, and I like the Haikyuu!! characters in RPG style. This is an extra, the whole 3 episodes are about 12 minutes, so don't think, that it adds anything to the original story. I think the implementig is amazing. Five Haikyuu!! characters: Hinata Shouyou, Kageyama Tobio, Iwaizumi Hajime, Takanobu Aone and Kozume Kenma are join forces to fight against the evil and tyrant king: Oiwaka Tooru. The DVD was originally bundled to the Limited Edition of the Nintendo 3DS game: Haikyuu!! Tsunage! Itadaki no Keshiki!! so the story also gives a kind of
game-feeling. The characters are like in a Fire Emblem or The Legend of Zelda game, the milieu is like in a NES game, the music is also 8-bit, so, it's like in an 80s game with the anime characters on the side of the screen. The music is like in the best NES games, which gives great feeling to the OVA. So, I like it very much, as a Haikyuu!! fan as a Nintendo gamer.
This OVA is absolutely ridiculous to find online, i eventually managed to find it in a Reddit post (where you can find all 3 episodes) i had to download all 3 of them and VLC so that i could play them along with the subtitle file they came with.
Was it worth the effort? Absolutely not. I'm going to include a link at the bottom to the Reddit post so you can download them for yourself and save yourself the trouble of searching too far for them.
Story - 2
The story is boring, its basically an RPG scenario with Haikyuu characters slapped into it, other than the
characters being there it has nothing to do with Haikyuu.
Art - 3
The Artwork is pretty lacklustre to say the least, though i didn't really expect much from 4 minute episodes based on a 3DS game so, what can you do?
Sound - 4
I am a big fan of RPG style sounds so it is decent, it just doesn't fit the image of Haikyuu, at least not the one i hold in my mind.
Character - 3
Boring, the characters just do not mesh together in this as well as they do in the main series. Maybe its just me, but that's what i feel when i watch it.
Enjoyment - 1
Mostly clouded by the fuck about i had trying to find the episodes, having to download them, having to download a new video player just to use the subtitle text file, and then the let down of the 1st episode just being absolute sleeper.
Overall - 2
I'd give it a pass if i were you. although it has an overall rating of around 6.6/10 at the time of me writing this, i think most of those are just fans of the show who want it to be good so they rate it high, just my opinion though, i got no facts to back that up