THIS REVIEW CONTAINS *SLIGHT SPOILERS* FOR THIS SHOW AS WELL AS DIMENSION W!
It's a bad idea to bring high expectations to a 3-minute specials series. But sometimes you watch a great show, you know a show like Dimension W for instance, and you might think to yourself "oh, I should check out the specials as well, maybe they're good".
Turns out they aren't. Let me tell you why:
STORY -- 1/10
Having any sort of plot while working with a 3-minute runtime is difficult, and I certainly wouldn't fault the show for failing in this respect if it weren't for the simple fact that they're not even trying.
The only thing close to a story are recycled dialogue points that we've already seen in the series and the OVA.
As an example, one episode is dedicated to Mira stating her discontent about Kyouma's refusal to call her by name. Which we already know about, because that's been a theme throughout the entire series.
By the end of that episode nothing is resolved, nothing has been expanded upon and roughly 3 minutes have passed.
ART -- 1/10
It's chibi 3D renditions of 2 characters against a white background. There's really nothing else to say about it. To their credit they are at least animated, if somewhat awkwardly.
SOUND -- 4/10
Probably the best part of the experience. There is indeed sound, and it is unremarkable. There is an ED, and even though it's been less than 6 hours since I heard it I have no memory of it. At least it wasn't excessively bad.
CHARACTER -- 3/10
Mira returns, voiced by the wonderful Ueda Reina, whose talents are wasted on this special. The only other character is Rose, who wasn't in the original show (I think). Her purpose is to dump exposition on the audience. There is nothing noteworthy about the interactions between Rose and Mira, despite the fact that the entire special is built on the back-and-forth between them.
ENJOYMENT -- 2/10
I like Mira and there was like 1 funny scene. For the most part it felt like a chore to watch though. Not a difficult chore, and not a long one either, but a chore nonetheless.
OVERALL -- 2/10
This special is worse than most of its kind. Even if you enjoyed Dimension W, or perhaps ESPECIALLY if you enjoyed Dimension W: avoid this.
Rewatch the series or go watch the OVA if you feel like watching more of Dimension W. Do not put yourself through this.