As an OVA to Yumeiro Patissiere, which I think takes place sometime during the first season, I found it to be quite enjoyable, showcasing a different side of Yumeiro Patissiere.
The OVA is only about 7 minutes long, which doesn't leave much room for an intensely complicated plot. Simply, Team Ichigo (Ichigo, Kashino, Andou, and Hanabusa) and their sweet spirits are stranded on a deserted island. The OVA is simply full of comedy, fluff, with a smidge of romance. Perfect for a lighthearted OVA, in my opinion. Thus, giving it a score of 8 for the enjoy-ability and simplicity.
The art of the OVA is
similar to that of Yumeiro Patissiere. Fairly basic, nothing special. Nothing particular that stands out immensely. The colours and use of tropics was a fresh change though, I must admit. The sunny atmosphere set up by the artwork was quite nice. The one thing I have a problem with is the fact that Ichigo and Vanilla go snorkeling in the coral reefs and can breathe while being completely submerged in water. That doesn't make any sense! Just a simple mistake such of that in the art design of the scene bugs me.
The OVA again, uses tracks from Yumeiro Patissiere, except for some of the more tropical sounding themes that aren't including in the anime. Then again, I could be mistaken. However, as usual, Yumeiro Patissiere brings forth happy, bouncy music that can help boost the atmosphere so much more.
The characters are very similar to how they are in the anime. In fact, they are showcased just that little bit more. Andou seems to have a sort of 'moment' with Ichigo that can only show that at that point there is some feelings contained inside his otherwise calm personality. Hanabusa seems to shine with his narcissism; while Kashino displays some streaks of bashfulness and some of his "angel" like qualities often seen in him. Ichigo is clueless as usual.
Despite how short the OVA is it really had me laughing; which was the whole point, which makes it that much more enjoyable. While the whole thing doesn't have a particular striking story and is very similar to the essence of the actual anime; it is quite enjoyable as a quick watch or maybe even just a rewatch to brighten up your day. If you love Yumeiro Patissiere, it'll definitely bring a smile to your face!
All in all, there's not much to say about the OVA, considering this review is quite short compared to the ones I've written for both Yumeiro Patissiere and Yumeiro Patissiere SP Professional. However, is totally worth the 7 little minutes it takes up. Perfect for anyone looking for a quick shot of cute fluff or a fanatic of Yumeiro Patissiere :)