Nov 23, 2021
This is honestly one of the more obscure things I've watched inside of this medium, and one I find rather difficult to rate.
Story/Plot - 7 - There are 4 stories inside of this 40 minute OVA. Each one has a different girl that the main character, Bukida falls in love with, kind of like a multi-heroine romance anime, although it doesn't really do so well in that respect. The plots for all of these are fairly similar, each one using the same formula. Bukida falls in love with a random girl he encounters, he basically stalks them and becomes obsessed with them, he does some
weird magic thing, and then the girls try to set themselves free from it. It is repetitive, but each story offers something unique, especially the 4th story, where the girl falls in love with Bukida instead of the opposite happening. Simple, but interesting and pretty good execution overall.
Characters - 5 - You won't get much out of any of them except for Bukida, but even then his character isn't explored very deeply. Bukida is a supernatural forever alone kid that no one likes, because of his looks and strange demeanor. Aside from knowing that he's infatuated with the idea of being eternal partners with and being loved, we also know his motivation for doing so: To fill the void in his empty heart, literally. The time frame of this OVA is very limited so there's no chance for any character development or time to take an in depth look at them and figure out their personalities.
Visuals - 8 - The art helps this anime out a lot. It has a distinct style and sets its creepy tone and strange atmosphere fairly well. The art also allows for the characters to be very expressive, making it easier for their feelings to be conveyed to the audience. The animation isn't anything to really take note of, it's your standard anime animation quality.
Audio - 6.6 - Nothing really memorable in the soundtrack, although the ending theme stood out to me as very nice. The sounds were pretty eerie and the voice acting was pretty good, especially Bukida's, whose voice sounds like Usopp's from One Piece (might be the same VA). Nothing really special though.
Overall: This ended up being a lot more enjoyable than I thought it would be. It has a special level of quality to it and does its job decently well at being a horror anime. If you're a fan of classic Japanese horror, then give this OVA a try, you might enjoy it!
O score: 6.65/10 | S score: 8/10 | Final score: 7.325/10, rounded to 7/10 for MAL score.
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