Jan 8, 2009
There's a decent story in this OVA, at least, for Air Gear, it's just about another battle for territory and the things related to it, like gaining a rank.
But .. it really doesn't develop, they get there, make an appointment, and do the battle. This happens in 3 parts in the OVA, in the beginning, middle and end, which takes up to barely 5 minutes al together. The art's pretty fair, it's not as good as it should be, and there are a lot of flaws, both in the art and animation section.
Saying that, the animation isn't that much, there's some stop-motion, a lot op
looping and cheap technique's to make some scene's, which could be better, since the series itself contain some good animated scene's, the characters are pretty much like they need to be, so that's good.
The voice-acting, and other sounds probably had some quality-loss, in both english and japanese dub (saw both), in the english one, the voice-actors just did a terrible job, while in the japanese one, they didn't do much better. The background music has some issues too.
The overall enjoyment isn't high either, you'll either have to be an amazing fan of Air Gear, or like LQ anime. For manga readers which want to see the anime, they could skip this, since it's not that intresting (tho', they deal with manga issues), and for the anime watchers.. just watch is for completion's sake.
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