I agree with my concept and reaffirm that Eromanga sensei is a very normal show. However, I want to quote my review of the series "If we let Sagiri's relationship leave the spectrum, we can appreciate some characters like the promiscuous and introverted personality of Elf Yamada and the shy, educated nature of Muramasa, but unfortunately if we add Sagiri into the equation, Masamune's relations are unbalanced and, in some cases, forced."
As you can see, the real OVA explains that phrase. The OVA is beautiful and enjoyable. We can laugh at the ideas and reactions of Yamada Elf. I most enjoy the song, the lies,
her attitude, and all the actions during the OVA. I wonder why I enjoy the OVA ... Ohh yes, Sagiri wasn't there. It is similar to episode 9 from the main series.
On the other hand, we can see the contrast in the second episode. I do not consider the second episode as an OVA; it is a surplus of the main series, and the opening gives me the reason. None wanted to transmit it, so let's add it as an OVA, none will notice that is a residue. Yes sure, we noticed and the score for that episode is 3 - 4 and I am being generous.
That extra episode is very dull. Seeing how Sagiri tries to take care of her ill brother is nonsense. Do not get me wrong, but the statement "I cannot watch over you if you're not in my room" and then she leaves the room several times is ridiculous and without any intelligent argument. Now I understand why that useless episode was removed from the main series because it's garbage.
The score I am giving is based on the original OVA, who resorts in the secondary characters creating a more pleasant outcome, we can see something different from the main series and in which Yamada Elf once again shine.
Eromanga Sensei is art. When spring 2017 brought us this, we thought we had seen everything anime had to offer. We thought. Eromanga Sensei launched into the anime fandom with a clear message: Anime is trash and it will only get worse.
Now there are a few OVA's of them and I gonna tell you if they are worth watching.
The first OVA has Elf celebrating a party because one of her novels got an anime adaptation. However, her mother wants to bring Elf with her because Elf hasn't find a husband yet. Elf doesn't want that and wants to stay. Pretty okay episode. I liked the
musical piece, but it did not blow my mind in any way and just was kinda there. Overall, okay episode.
The second OVA has Sagiri caring for her brother because he is sick. This is, In my opinion, a far better episode then the first OVA. The biggest reason for this is because of the incredibly simple premise. The first OVA has a set story and there is very little room for creativity. This OVA has tons of room for creativity and jokes and it makes good use of it. I chuckled multiple times throughout the episode.
Overall, I think the first OVA is okay but can be skipped and the second OVA is a must watch if you liked Eromanga Sensei.
Now I need to finish the review, the lights are going out at 7 PM and if I keep going like this the prison guards will punish me.
The two OVA episodes are unrelated, i.e. each one has its own story and no need to watch them in sequence, therefore I'll have to review each one separately.
The first episode is about Elf and a party made for her first anime adaptation (or whatever) and her mother, who's not too keen about her life. Frankly I think it's pretty boring. Proper disclosure - I watched this show when it aired back in 2017 and didn't bother watching it again just for the OVA, and I didn't really remember Elf and it took me a while to even understand who she is. Also, it refers
a bit to past episodes, again could be an issue if it's been a while since you last watch the show. Even assuming that you do remember the characters I still don't see much of a plot here. I'll give it a 5 and that's being generous.
The second episode is about Masamune being sick and Sagiri tending to him while he's in bed. Sagiri is then forced to face her fears when someone actually depends on her. I don't really want to go into further details in order to avoid spoilers but I will say that it doesn't require you to remember any details from the show besides the fact that Sagiri is virtually always locked in her room. Overall a way better episode and I give it an 8.
Since I can't give a score of 6.5 I'm giving this one a 7. If you're short on time you don't have to bother with the first episode, but do watch the second.
Some honcho says that " None can match the quality this show brings, episode after episode of just riveting story" I totally disagree, cu'z this was just another one of those incest themed anime , thought the siblings weren't related, it was just the same as a imouto having a brocon with hr onochan, and the setting was the usual thing were them siblings were in the lite novel business and the harem that come along with it. Frankly , this should've been included with the parent anime from 2017, IMAO this was more like done to boost up the Novel sales, but then again
watching this was pretty much ok, especially when we have the Ymada Ef arce where we see Yamada's relationship with her mom as she finally get her own way, but whether or not she kissed Masamune was debatable, thought I'd wish she did. Characterwise nothing has changed since we still see the same character around here, but there were some developments with Yamada elf as she tries to further her relationship with Mansamune and Sagiri as she tries to break her chains of isolation by caring for her onichan. Soundwise , well we did get to know about Yamada Elf's song that was substituted for "adrenaline!!!" by TrySail that was played on the 2nd ep of the OVA...Btw as you watch this there will only be one fanservice around here and that's with Yamada Elf, but don't expect it to be a good one , So how I rate this anime is:
Story-mediocre 5: The OVA still rides with the parent anime.
Art-Mediocre 5: No changes whatsoever, even Yamada's fanservice wasn't that good.
Sound- Good 7: For Yamada's song in ep 1.
Character- Fair 6: The same character , but there were some developments with Yamada elf's to Masamune and Sagiris coming out of her room kind of thing.
Enjoyment- good 7: Since it was still as funny as ever especially when Muramasa tries in vain to see the sick Masamune.
Overall- fair 6: Welp it was just very usual for original creator, Fushimi, Tsukasa to focus on sibling relationships like he did with OreImo, so basically for him to make such as this OVA was just him who can't get enough of that BroCon kind of thing, in fact his 13- Banme alice , Neko-sis and Meitantei Shikkaku na Kanojo weren't much of a success.