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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
Okay, sorry to bore you at the start here, but I just want to make sure that
everybody knows what we are talking about here. This is the third "picture
drama". It was included on the Blu-ray/DVD of Volume 4 which went on sale
on March 26th, 2015. Its title is:
but I do not know how to translate that into English. Volume 4 includes
Episodes 7 and 8 from the series. Yup, makes sense.
[ Note: "all-new original picture drama" = 新作オリジナルピクチャードラマ ]
I checked their official website and their official Twitter account just to make
sure that I am getting all of the details right here.
So... we see a third "picture drama". I have no recollection of seeing picture
dramas for any other series. I know that some of you have, such as "Code
Geass". But this is something new and interesting to me.
On the good side, this did not suffer from the excessive fanservice that we
saw in the first two picture dramas.
On the bad side, I felt that much less effort went into this one. Most of the
time, there was very little happening on the screen to look at. So it seems
like it was an afterthought taken care of by a few people.
I did like seeing references to those old traditional Japanese stories. But that
didn't keep me entertained too long.
From looking at their official website, it is not clear to me whether or not
they plan to produce additional picture dramas. Is it a good idea to produce
picture dramas? After seeing three of them, now I am leaning to the point of
view that I would prefer to see them make OVAs, even if fewer of them.