I really loved the first season of demi-chan, unexpectedly more so than what most people seemed to have. So imagine my surprise when I heard (about an hour ago from the time of writing and submitting this) that they just made another episode.
I'm glad to say that the episode was a lot of fun. I wasn't expecting any serious character development or plot progression, instead I got exactly what I wanted. Lighthearted and silly demi-chan shenanigans. Instead of focusing on a particular character like most episodes of the initial season did, the screen time is mostly spread throughout most of the recurring characters of
the show in a way that ties the ending of the episode with them together enjoying the summer festival.
There's not much to say since it's not particularly dense. I enjoyed it cause I love these characters, and find them interacting with each other (this time mostly in a non-school setting) pretty entertaining. If you remember enjoying the show as much as I did then give this a watch.
As much as I loved the tv series and how they presented the inner struggles of the characters and their lifestyle in the society this ONA had nothing special to offer for its audience.
It's just a simple and funny episode about going to a summer festival , where our characters experience different specific customs ( Courage test, eating takoyaki, watching the fireworks together etc.).
If you want to have a good laugh after a awful day this is the perfect choice and i gladly reccomend it. If you are looking for some depth and psychological aspects from the characters
like in the tv series don't bother watching it , it's a waste of time.
this review might be short cause of the fact its a ONA but yeah
Story: no real story to this that the 3 girls and some of the others go to a festival explore and get sacred and also watch some fireworks also at the end was kinda neat with tetso ends up talking to a invisible girl in the end which is kinda neat.
Art: art is basically as the anime so nothing new really the fireworks were cool though
Sound: OP and ED are the same from the anime so nothing new here otherwise sound was good
Characters: Hikari is the vampire of the show of course
a demi-human shes basically the trouble maker and also the fun going girl (not just her lol) but shes really cool and nice aswell. Sakie is the succubus of the anime she is always nervous about guys just guys cause well shes a succubus so she tries not too not so off so much skin but also has feeling for Takahashi. Yuki is the snow woman of the anime in the beginning she is more distant about herself and what not but that is before Hikari confronts some bullies and stand up to her but that's also because Takahashi helped aswell. Kyouko is the dullahan of the anime also like Sakie she likes Takahashi aswell also she pretty joyfull and nice and charming nothing else really too say about her. Tetsuo is the bio teacher and the main male of the anime he is the one who teaches the demi's of there nature and what not a pretty cool dude where the if the girls need help hes always there to lend a hand. (just copied this from my review of the anime also they dont list the characters so was hard to find the mains and what not).
Enjoyment: this ONA was pretty funny also glad that the Op and Ed were still her i dont mind and the art is that bad at all.
Overall: ill give this a 7 no idea if this picks after the anime or if this is just a random episode but this ONA will give yeah a good few laugh
A lovely, quaint and charming episode that we didn't need but I am certainly happy we got.
The plot this time around isn't anything remarkable, little more than an extension of what the show was already doing with the backdrop of the summer festival in order for all our characters to get together. Other than that it's fairly standard fair, demi antics combined with some discussions on demi physiology and psychology, mostly this time in the form of Sakie Senpai hopelessly trying to announce her feelings to Takahashi Sensei, and being near him in the form of a bear suit, which is shown to suppress
The main things that stood out to me include the animation, due to it's status as an ONA it seems like they could get away with a lot more, specifically a lot of the key frames were animated in ones, giving the whole thing a generally smoother feel to it, plus the stellar directing remains the same, I presume Andou san had returned to direct this episode as well as the same quality the show received was apparent here as well.
Not only that but all of the cast get a chance to at least appear, even that kid who sounds EXACTLY like Subaru. His bloated ego resembling him so, he takes a group of girls including Himaru into an uninviting looking forest, where the demis are also there exploring, due to a series of circumstances the demis get separated or cause trouble, allowing the show to again try it's hand at visual comedy that it does so well. Even Kuratsu and Ugaki get to appear in some limited capacity, the former demonstrating how irritating he is, while the latter mumbles to himself over it, I do wish these characters would get their own thing going on soon, much more Kuratsu, but their brief cameos are charming, and any major development would be out of place here.
The main thing everyone freaked out over was the 'Invisible demi' shown at the end, to my knowledge this girl is a one off and not really canon, which makes sense as I can't see her existence going beyond a novelty, but regardless, it contained another somewhat charming/creepy scene of Takahashi sensei overstepping his boundaries as a teacher, for the sake of knowledge, fairly funny and contains an interesting idea of how we'd learn what an invisible person looked like.
Overall, if you liked the show there's something here for you, it might be a bit lighter on the interview aspects of the title, but at this point we're invested enough in the characters to just enjoy seeing them doing their thing.