I haven't watched the TV anime series "New Game!" in like a year now but this OVA just further proves to me why I fell in love with this series. Characters are still great and the character dynamics are as great as ever. This OVA should be enough while I'm impatiently waiting for the 2nd Season (Why can't July come soon enough?? X0)
Anyways, the cover should give you an idea of what this OVA episode is going to be about. After finishing their project, they hold a company vacation and decide to go to a ski resort. Just like the series, I love this episode
because of its hilarious moments (Aoba scared to skii is one of the highlights for me) and the undertone yuri moments which remains strong as ever.
Seriously, seeing Kou and Rin together is too pure, innocent and sweet for me. I might need an insulin or some shit.
There's also a bunch of fanservice scenes, which should have been expected when looking at the cover. Like I said in my previous New Game review, I am completely fine with New Game's fanservice scenes because this is one of those rare series that does fanservice right and they're all over 18 anyways so FBI-san can't arrest me if I'm caught watching Hifumi's naked body :P.
The OVA is pretty much the same case. Basically, you get to see them all naked in the hot spring. Like damn, Hifumi's body is a gift I never knew I needed.
If you're like me who loved the 1st Season of New Game then this is definitely a must watch. If you can't wait for Season 2 then what are you waiting for? Go watch this right now and embrace Hifumi's hot body.
The original series has a through line of completing a game so a lot of its unique aspects where it being a lighthearted workplace moe thing. They decide to throw that all away for a company ski trip where instead of skiing they all take baths together and eat stylishly animated food. The characters don't click if theyre not working towards some goal. At the very least they decided to ditch Nenechi and use her as they did for the first few episodes of New Game!
The opening scene is a dream Aoba has of failing to ski during her ski trip so you might
think itll be a story of her overcoming her fears and learning to do something new. The actual skiing scenes only add up to about a minute while the shots of Hifumis bountiful cleavage and eggs being split with chopsticks were the real focus of the OVA but then why a ski trip? I guess then the bath scenes make a bit more sense than they did in the show but there was just so much of it I felt it forgot the shows original selling point: Cute girls in a workplace.
The great Slice of Life moe show with a great story and a bunch of cute girls from gaming company comes back for a single episode ova. Surprisingly, the ova is almost as good as the show.
It's about the gang going on a ski trip and Aoba is afraid to ski because she had a bad memory of it from her childhood. After everyone is done skiing they go to the bathes. They're actually done skiing really quickly,, which is surprising, bu it still allows for some of the usual antics to occur. Basically, the ova
is about Aoba celebrating the completion of Fairies Story 3 with her co-workers/friends instead of focusing on her dream of being a game designer. By now, the stuff that takes place should be what you like and or love. 9/10 for me.
The art is still simple, but great. 9/10
The sound is slightly not as good. I know I gave the first season a 10/10 for music mainly based on the opening and ending theme songs, but I don't think I can honestly do that here. I always loved the background music in addition to Sakura Skip and Now Loading, but it doesn't shine as much in only a one episode ova. I can still give a 9.5/10 for the category though without feeling like I'm forcing my score to be higher.
The character consist of the same great cast that you know and like/love by now. You even get to see a new side of at least one of them. 9/10
I always enjoy New Game to the fullest. Not giving a 10/10 for enjoyment would be equivalent to lying to myself. Definitely watch this if your a fan of New Game!