A very good Special. It captures the magic of the chemistry between Sakuta and Mai. Even though it is just an audio, you can see the scene perfectly. I develops the characters a bit more and creates more hype for the upcoming movie.
The sound was very clear and the VA are excellent as always. I wish there had been an actual animation, but it was still very fun to listen to it.
It is a good special overall, but animation would have even made it better. For those of you who were sad because Season 1 ended, listen to this, it will calm you
for a few minutes, then make you even more impatient for the movie.
(spoiler free review)
In this short episode, there's no animation and a barely passable plot.
The dialogue, however, is what made the episode so enjoyable. It's witty, refreshingly unconventional, and should be familiar to any fans. We don't really learn anything new about the characters from this dialogue but their personalities and relationships are reinforced. As for the sound, the voice acting was on point and the music was average: well-timed but not memorable and obviously nothing new. Interestingly though, since there wasn't really anything to look at, I found it easier to focus on voice actors' performances. Finally, as expected, nothing really happens this episode.
The story is mediocre at best. The pacing is decent, sure, and not entirely predictable due our eccentric characters; however, based purely on its plot, this episode was boring.
Like most specials, and especially one that's audio only, you don't really watch them because they're good per se. It's more for those fans of the series who are craving for more.
I went into the picture dramas honestly expecting nothing. And I came out once again craving for more Seishun Buta Yarou.
There's not much of a story; in fact, it feels like I'm listening to slices of Sakuta's life, with Mai, Koga, and Futaba (not quite to the fourth one yet). It almost feels like it's expanding on some of the previous scenes I saw in the anime.
As usual, the voice acting was on point, and I am once again reminded of why every girl is best gir.l (And if you would like to think otherwise, try to imagine each girl in a different anime. They'll
definitely end up best girl.) The soundtrack was the same as from the anime, but it brings that feel of nostalgia despite it only been three months since the final episode.
Overall, I really enjoyed just putting it in the background while listening to my favourite characters banter about daily life.
And now I can't wait for the movie.