"It" was believed to be traveling in space, but, "I'm back, guys!" Due to popular demand, we decided to bring Jashin-chan back for an extra episode! What will she face when she returns to Earth? Yurine, Medusa, Pekola, Minos, Yusa, Koji and Peru-chan are all in for the "swimsuit edition"! Then appears Kraken for what seemed like the last battle of the season, but the real battle continues...
Overall, the finale of the Jashin-chan Dropkick series was well-made and produced. The story is impeccable, the art is fantastic, the soundtrack is unique, and the characters are enjoyable.
Although it's a bit different from the main series, episode 12 of Jashin-chan Dropkick still gives a satisfying conclusion to the series. The characters of the show all come together for one last fun day together on the beach after Jashin-chan comes back and Yurine wins the trip.
Although the episode had some flaws, I still was able to find it enjoyable. I particularly enjoyed the references to other anime that appeared, as well as the well-animated fight
scene that comes up halfway through the episode.
The soundtrack was pretty standard, being mostly the same with the canon series. However, the addition of tell you, tell me by Yasuko Sasaki gave a new image to the final episode. The drastic difference in song during the fight scene really breathed new light onto the finale and made the experience more enjoyable.
At the end of the day, Jashin-chan Dropkick was able to provide an entertaining series, with this final episode excelling in the ability to wrap-up a perfect series for everyone to enjoy.
Ah yes, the token beach episode for when there's some budget left and you want to maximize the potential revenue (see: influence due to fanservice) you can make off the show.
The art and character interactions are the same as the main show - but with even less of a plot line. I will give kudos to the authors for adding in tentacles but not sexualizing them. This episode had a surprisingly good piece of background music during one fight scene, although there was plenty of absurdities and cliche jokes throughout.
Overall, I wouldn't say that this ONA/episode is worth watching unless you really liked the main
series and/or wanted to see the characters in swimsuits.
It's an OVA episode released after the end of the main series. We have seen it countless times already. Highschool of the Dead, Kore Wa Zombie Desu Ka, Deadman Wonderland, Nazo no Kanojo X and a few other OVAs that are completely bullshit and fucking useless to the story. On top of that, Episode 12 of Jashin-chan Dropkick is a fucking beach episode.
The most peculiar thing about it is, unlike the series I already used for comparison, this one is surprisingly good. It's probably better than any episode of the main anime by itself. You know, in opposition to the first eleven episodes with fucking
nothing and dumb gags that makes you feel guilty for finding them funny, I'm pretty found of the storyline of this one.
Heck, the thing is: we get some conflict here. And it's more than we already saw before in this anime. It's surprisingly nice to watch. You obviously won't like it if you already don't like the main series, but it's worth a try if you find it at least entertaining.
I don't even need to tell you what Jashin-chan Dropkick is, because if you are reading this review then you probably have already seen Jashin-chan Dropkick. However, is watching the OVA worth your time?
The OVA take place right were Jashin-chan Dropkick ended. Yurine won a trip to a tropical island, so you know what that means? BEACH EPISODE! It's fanservice all the way and the anime in typical Jashin-chan style shows everyone, but then I mean everyone in swimsuits. It is shameless and really for an OVA I won't mind it at all.
What is surprising are the fight scenes in the end. It looked
like Nomad had some money left and thought ''Ah fuck it let's make some fight scenes''. It ended up looking pretty good and really showed that Nomad is capable of making great fight scenes.
Other then that, it is your typical Jashin-chan Dropkick episode: the whole comedy spectrum again gets explored and they don't beat one joke until it is dead. So in short: If you liked Jashin-chan Dropkick, then this is just more of it. Nothing more and nothing less.