Feb 3, 2022
"This is a brick made by a bricklayer." -My friend Cynthia
It is nothing more than a brick. It was meant to be a brick and it accomplished that goal.
This is the anime that they have playing on a TV screen *within* another anime. This is the game that the characters play in a 10 second scene. This is the paper cutout filler for the background.
In other words, if you were to describe the cheesy high-school romance anime tropes that we know and love, this is it, in it's most watered-down forms.
They set out to create a highschool romance OVA and did just that.
nothing more to say about it, because although it's not entirely offensive to the senses, there's just nothing special to say about it. That said, I do have a few points to make.
I actually really like the art-style, but that's because I am a sucker for low-budget 80s anime in general. There are a few shots that look really nice to me, but most of them are awful in that signature low-budget 80s way.
The music is the cheesiest part. Cheap Casio synth sounds straight out of an RPG maker game or an unknown 80s pop album that never sold a copy.
The camera is the one thing that was absolutely dreadful, but I could only find one upload in my searching; There's a YouTube upload from 2014 with about 3,000 views. The camera seemed to be moving in an abnormal, even nauseating way. It's hard to truly describe what I mean, but if you watch that particular upload, you'll understand. I'm unaware if this is a quirk with the upload or if it was as such within the original copies of the OVA.
That's about it. It's not necessarily worth watching unless you'd like to say you have.
What did you think of this review?