“As hard as we may try, we’ll never know the right answer”
If you were expecting me to shit on this OVA, then haha! The joke’s on you, because I’m not gonna do that.. I quite enjoyed the OVA, and it was quite fascinating to see how Shindo behaves when he isn’t acting as a negotiator on behalf of an alien that’s billions of years old. I see that MAL has no rewrite of it, so here’s what the OVA is about: We get to see most Kado characters in their environment, going about their lives and pretty much being regular folks. A majority
of the focus is, of course, focused on Shino and quite honestly, I liked this side of his. This OVA also ties in nicely that metal plate he’s holding in the first few scenes of episode 1 (when he’s inside the airplane) as well as explaining the story behind the picture he’d taken with the owner and employees of that metal plating factory, and why its owner trusted AND helped Shindo when literally nobody else would have.
What I found most interesting was, despite Shindo explaining towards the end why he decided to ‘help’ the employees and owners of the factory, the fact that this reasoning a little too pragmatic of him. Why did he really help those people? Was it altruism? Was it because he’s always looking for a ‘bigger job’ (as pointed out by his colleague)? Or was it because it fit in with his philosophy of finding a solution that’s desirable to both parties involved? I don’t know, and that fascinates me. Of course, I might be over-thinking and I welcome any thoughts on this topic!
Oh, and interestingly, this OVA is animated via old-school hand drawing, which switches to CGI during the last few minutes of the OVA, which also happens to be the opening scenes of episode 1. All in all, as you’ve guessed by my rating and review, I enjoyed this OVA. I genuinely do not understand the low score that it’s received – it's truly beyond me.
TL;DR: If you enjoyed the anime, watch the OVA. If you didn’t, skip it.
This OVA started out pretty chill, like a normal slice of life type. You know, the normal, 'just going through life' feel. Even so, it was pretty interesting, and the characters are very likable. Things started to change towards the end of the OVA though... The animation changed to a 3D-esk animation, like you see in video games. It was such a subtle change, it through me for a loop - I had to do a double take and started questioning if the entire OVA had been like that, which no, it had not. Holy crap that cliffhanger at the end though! This is meant
to be episode 0 of the actual series, and they did a good job of catching your attention and then leaving you hanging, dying to know what happens next. The creators must be fishermen, because they know how to hook the watcher! I definitely have to watch the series now.