THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILER FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN'T FINISHED WATCHING NEEDLESS. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED =)
"And what would your name be?"
"Cruz... Cruz Schild"
"All right, I'll shorten it to Yamada!"
For those who already finished watching Needless, you definitely remember this scene. The reason why I brought this up here is because in this short 2 minutes, 12 episodes Needless Special, a new main character appeared, "her" name is Yamada (sounds familiar?) & believe it or not, "she's" actually Cruz who cross-dressing as a girl *grin*.
This special is taken from one of the arc in the manga as the manga did not end after Blade's & Arclight's battle as the anime version did. There is an arc in the manga version called "St. Rose Academy Arc" but compared to the manga version, this special is more like "what if" or commonly known as "alternate universe version".
For those who are wondering, Needless Special is nothing like Needless. Needless is:
60% action + 20% comedy + 20% ecchi;
but Needless Special is:
0% action + 30 % comedy + 70% ecchi
In this special, Yamada/Cruz entered St. Lily Academy (in manga it was called St. Rose Academy) in order to investigate a certain case, which is only explained later in the series. During “her” stay here, “she” faces many problems & met some female cast of the original Needless series like Eve, Disk, Simeon's Pretty Girl Squad (you just can't drop the 'Pretty" part), etc... There are also some male characters in this special, but they have no roles at all (well, there is ONE role they do…)
It only take you about 30 minutes to finish all 12 episodes so if you have extra 30 minutes in you schedule & you like short school-ecchi-comedy themed anime, you might want to watch this one. read more