OK,This my first review ever,I think I'm more of a reader than a writer (or maybe I'm just lazy :D).
what encouraged me to write about this series that it's actually an "Anime Short" ,as each episode is only 5 minutes long, also that it's a spin-off of the main series,as written in the description it supposed to be an "original story".
it's still airing while writing this,and I watched till Episode 3,but I don't think my opinion will differ anyway,as I waited till now so I can figure out how this is going to be, and in what direction they are planning to take this new adaptation,No spoilers don't worry :D
as basically it has noting to do with the Manga nor the Visual novel, the only thing that related to that title is the characters, which actually were displayed in a Chibi form (like a cute small person) and not in their original appearance.
*What I like about this series :
- The first episode was hilarious and I really loved it :D , (the comedic situations between the characters which followed that were OK and decent to watch and enjoy too).
-The Art \ animation is cute and colourful.
-The sound : great job as always from the voice actors,giving the life to their characters,also the ending monologues are a pleasant thing to hear (even if it gives me the Otome Games vibes xD )
-Also the Ending theme is just brilliant, as they change it it every episode,introducing us (or me at least) to a really awesome band "Article One ",and I'm really grateful to them for that :D , also the scenes of the ending are also beautiful.
- it’s a laid-back anime which I don’t mind watching every week,for 5 minutes.
**What I didn't like about this series :
that they just throw the characters at us without any introduction or backstory or even any useful info regarding their traits and personalities,as they were expecting us to know about them before from the Manga maybe or something,and those episodes being so short and with separated and unattached situations every episode doesn't really help as well.
I haven’t been attached to any of the characters yet, and they didn’t grow in me at all,I barely remember their names or can tell them apart *sigh*
so in summary,I felt that this series is for the already Ozmafia! fans,to have more releases from their favourite series with their favourite characters,something like specials or OVAs for them to keep the fandom alive,and not for fandom newbies \ new viewers like me :D
so if you're a fan of this series \ Visual novels \ Manga go for it,this is definitely for you.
if you like separate short episodes, with no specific story or progress,and would like to spend 5 min of your time every week watching something cute and light hearted go for it
but don't expect much ^^
The anime for Ozmafia!! is...alright. It's not the best as it doesn't really have a story that's going somewhere but if you've played the game I think it becomes more enjoyable.
I really liked the game so the anime is a nice icing on the cake but if it were a stand alone thing, it wouldn't really be that good and the ratings for everything but the story would probably be lower. As I already have background on the characters and general story I really enjoyed seeing them in this way and hearing the music that I loved from the game.