Well...what should I say...I don't really understand this OVA...it seems it is a Prelude of the second season...But for me I think this is a prelude to first season trying to introduce us with Kaoru's personality...Overall...this is a good OVA...not that great...but is a decent OVA...I liked much more the First and Second season ...
In this strange OVA where Ai is now a Santa. They start out as though Kaoru and Ai have never met before and yet, this ‘Ai’ is only known as Santa. During Christmas, Ai drops a pendent and then comes by Kaoru’s house to get it. She gives him a sweet dream but she ends up staying with him for the night and day. This has almost the same feeling as Itsudatte My Santa in a small way but a lot more gentle and cute. Even though the storyline isn’t one I like, it still has a sense of love and sweetness that makes me
want to watch it.
The artwork is much like the main story, though the change they have to some of the characters looks a little bothersome to me. You would think an OVA would have better looking characters but it’s like some of the main characters in the main series have been downgraded here except Ai and Kaoru.
The English voices again are pretty much the same, and that means that the annoying voices are also there. At least it’s the same voice I guess.
I personally thought this was a really good prequel special. The story i thought was really touching and the background music really fitted the special well.
The plot is basically about Kaoru, who had just left his family background and is living life on his own, but one day he finds a pendant, which later turns out to be Santa's Claus's pendant. One day, Santa pays him a visit and Kaoru gives Santa her pendant back. In honor of returning her pendant, Santa grants Kaoru a wish.
It's a really good prequel that focuses on Kaoru's point of view (at least when it comes to Christmas),
and you'll notice on how Kaoru still misses and thinks about his mom as well as his beloved Aoi chan, who he hasn't seen in a long time (although Santa reminds him of Aoi in a lot of ways if you know what i mean). You'll also get to see some of the main cast members,but with different personalities as some of them, with the exception of Tina, doesn't know Kaoru well, though i was kinda surprised with Mayu, since she met Kaoru when she was little but oh well.
The art was really good, especially when it came to the part where Kaoru and Santa go ice skating together, and the music was really good.
all in all, it's a really good prequel, and i definitely recommend watching this if you've seen the show and read the manga or did both. Really worth watching. ^_^