22/7: 8＋3 =?
Obviously the answer is 11 right? BUT there is much more behind that than just a natural number.
22/7 is back and more beautiful than ever before! This time there are finally eleven of our idols (2+2+7)!
As a big fan of the main series 22/7, I was more than happy to finally see this OVA. For people who have never heard of 22/7, I definitely recommend watching the main part first.
In the very last episode of the main part 22/7, the "wall" gave the order to accept three new members. The three missing members of 22/7 are finally introduced now, they have the
will to become great idols as well.
Since after their last appearance on the stage was just before Christmas, it is like a little Christmas present for our 8 girls. Meeting new friends and having fun together. A small Christmas party can of course not be missed and the new three members are invited to take part as well. There is skepticism at the beginning for sure: How will the three new members do? Will it change the wonderful harmony of the other eight? But after the initial skepticism, it can be realized that the three belong perfectly. They harmonize perfectly.
A new 22/7 has been born!
The main focus is on the three new members: Mikami, Yuuki and Tsubomi. They are the "hidden gems" (did not debut with the other eight members). All three are highly motivated to become idols and did their best to get accepted in 22/7. They were already good friends before joining 22/7. Their dream came true.
Mikami is a soft, "my pace", yet a polite and elegant girl. She masters the Japanese dance since she came for a dancing family.
Yuuki our energetic and sporty girl who loves playing football. Just being around her means so much fun already. There is surely no boring time with her around.
Tsubomi is carefree, fun-loving and always up for anything. She loves taking pictures, eat everything and can sleep anywhere. Always a happy girl.
Unfortunately, the OVA is a little too short to know more about them. There are so many things unknown about three idols but hopefully one day we will learn more about them!
The art style is the same as the main part. The girls are portrayed sweetly and cute, as it is often the case in idol anime. Watching their great perfomance is just beautiful.
Listening to the OP "Muzui" after such a long time is just great. The lyrics are very deep and it makes you thinking about it.
Wow, wow wow. What a wonderful, lovely, beautiful new ED song. Definitely my new favorite 22/7 song. The three new members made it perfectly and with the stage performance it was just astonishing!
Idol music in general should spread a good mood and joy among its fans, 22/7 songs certainly succeeded in that way.
As mentioned at the beginning, I was really longing for this OVA. I was not disappointed. It was nice to see our 22/7 girls again and the three new members also gave me a very positive feeling. Without any (ridiculous) messages from the "wall", it is even more enjoyable in my opinion. I really suggest everyone who has already watched 22/7, to watch this little OVA. You will enjoy it for sure!
In summary I can only say:
The OVA is definitely too short.
Let's hope for a second season!