*** REVIEW FOR ANIME , NO MANGA CONTENT OR SPOILER INCLUDED ***
First of all, I would like to start my review by complementing the Production House. Frankly speaking, I loved the job that the production house have done. Previous year, they released season 1 and this year season 2 with double the episodes of 1st season along with this OVA too, unlike attack on titan.
FYI at this point we know in the animated series, UA Sports Festival has just ended and all the UA students have gone to complete their internships under different agencies.
The name of the OVA and the trailer gives us the glimpse
about what's going to happen. It's very normal but different in way. Zombie Apocalypse/Attack on Heros (You will know why in just starting 5 minutes of the episode - Not a Spoiler, don't worry).
Story : For an OVA, it's a fine and a crisp story. Comic timings are just great. There are few things in story which will feel unnecessary, but bearable.
Art : Art is just like the ongoing anime. No extra blends just like Funimation do in their most of the movies. Make sure you try to watch it in 720p or better.
Sound/Character : Just like the ongoing series, just few characters added, which is mainstream, as they always do add some extras in every episodes.
FINAL VERDICT : I would recommend you should watch this OVA after the internship is completed in the ongoing series as I think after watching this OVA, there are some elements which would have a better explanation(just a few) if you watch this OVA after the internship part. High chances that production house may add this OVA in the end of their anime OR anime would be over after the HERO INTERNSHIP. So, i repeat, overall OVA is good, but i would recommend you should put this anime in ON HOLD section and watch it later.
*********This review contains minor spoilers of the OVA*********
So first of all, currently the anime is up to episode 13 of season 2. This OVA contains minor spoilers for something that will happen later in season 2. I still recommend watching this though because it is very enjoyable.
The art and sound are both pretty good (8), but nothing to major (EXCEPT the part where Izuku uses full cowl, I loved the animation for that part)
The story is interesting(9) since it shows more tough training that the students of class A have to undergo, in order to become better heroes. The training is also very good foreshadowing
for later arcs.
The character development is exceptional(10), since it dives deeper into the character of Asui (sorry Tsu-chan), as well as showcase how well class A knows each other.
I very much enjoyed the OVA(10): it's funny, it introduces new quirks and characters and overall it was just great to watch.
http://www.nerdent.net/2017/06/30/boku-no-hero-academia-training-of-the-dead-review/ for full review
The parts with Bakugo were probably the best parts of the OVA considering those were the only real action scenes. Not saying the rest of the episode was bad, it’s just aside from that the remaining characters were just running away from the Zombies trying not to get captured. I was a little disappointed with the role of the Isamu High students. It was very underwhelming, sure Romero’s powers accidentally went off too much but I was still expecting more. For example, maybe Romero could’ve been able to control the people he zombified. However, that doesn’t happen, instead zombified Bakugo bites
Romero turning him into a zombie as well. I believe the first OVA completely outclassed this one in terms of the use of characters and potential they had. No to mention they were up against arguably a bigger threat. That being said, I still thought this was an enjoyable watch and recommend fans of Boku no Hero Academia to give this OVA a watch.
It does give some back story to Froppy(Tsuyu), just like the manga but then it delved even further into a new story line that never appeared in the manga.
Pros: Still good new/fresh story, new quirks.
Cons: Tsuyu isn't the most interesting of characters' to get some background in.
Only the very beginning of the episode about her parents and siblings are from the manga. Everything else is brand new a very cool quirk(zombie virus) that "acts exactly like in the movies," to quote Deku. Worth a minimum of one watch.
How can i write a longer review when this episode is only 21 min long and how long
must it be.(5)