Meet Galan, a Russian spastic geek who`d do anything to be a real, live samurai. But that`s just an impossible dream... or is it? When his friend Natsu, who is a successor of Japanese emigrants family, gives him the gift of an ancient sword, strange events unfold, and even stranger people drop out of the sky to attack. Now Galan must overcome his ineptitude and join a bunch of beautiful women in a wacky romp through a kingdom that time forgot. Hey, what could be better?
You completely miss the point of this anime. COMPLETELY.
It's not just another parody OVA with bunch of fanservice.
It's a USSR and Russian culture parody. So, for haters it does not count as worthy, but we Russians (and I think Russian culture lovers) like it very much. Not all, but most of us, who is not an ill hooray-patriot and can laugh upon its birthplace.
I am not a patriot (who said wapanese?..), but I still like Russia, so thematical jokes I found sometimes funny. For example, this anime.
It is good. It is really good.
Story: 9. An ordinary tale about neophyte-samurai turns to become a crazy and action story. Imagine that.
Art: 8. Maybe it's because I like old-fashioned drawing style.
Who said about boobs? Go to hell with your boobs, if you can't see anything more.
Sound: 8. It's not so special, but Kalinka-malinka in ending - that's a very interesting move.
Character: 10. Wapanese-samurai - you won't see somebody like him in lots of anime, right? Of course, there are some anime and video-game characters which wants to be Japanese, but without such deep color.
Another characters are not so original, but samurai sweeps them all.
Enjoyment: 10. I liked it. Really.
Very good "cranberry". I laughed out loud.
We want more like this.
This would have to be one of the most random anime that I have ever seen in my entire life, even more random than Paranoia Agent. But I have to admit that this was a pretty funny show and it made me laugh at several scenes throughout both episodes and I really enjoyed it. So I am going to give this OVA a 10 for being so funny and for being so random.
Honoo no Labyrinth is what I consider a very decent anime. It's a short 2 episode OVA. For the 1 hour run time I would say it was enjoyable, yet simple.
Overall I enjoyed it's art style, very 90s which I enjoy, and for an OVA the animation quality itself isn't too shabby. I also thought the humor wasn't too bad, it was kind of hit, and miss with more hits for me than misses for me personally. I felt the characters were nice, and decently written.
The Bad: The humor I felt while enjoyable was very obvious with it's punchline. I felt the over abundance of panty shots were too much, but it's an ecchi anime, what am I to expect?
Would I recommend it?: Short answer, yes. It's an hour long, it's goofy, and filled with OVA cheese. It's not perfect, but it's a fun time.read more