THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
Really wonderful special of this more than amazing series, those 30 minutes seemed to pass in an instant just because this series brilliant pacing! Really loved this series and I would really love to see a movie or sequel to it! Really was worth the way and I got to say that I really loved it!
“I love heroes, but I don't want to be one. Do you even know what a hero is!? For example, you have some meat. Pirates will feast on the meat, but the hero will distribute it among the people! I want to eat the meat!” - Monkey D. Luffy
I thought this was going to expand on what was the reason for the cliffhanger of the last episode of the parent series, but I guess not, probably they are saving that for the upcoming movie.
I don't know if there were some bigger hints on this in the parent series, I did catch up on that in the last episode, but this just confirms it way more.
Erica is having a cute crush on Benedict it seems, you know yours truly ships it.
That old postman is like the Santa Clause of that world, he occasionally drops some hints around Violet and helps her solves a lot of problems indirectly. Pretty solid episode.
Not a sequel in the form of a 30 mins OVA, but it's still an amazing OVA!
As always it's focused on the character development of Violet by writing letters of love from someone to someone, only that this time, the letter will be a lyric for a song in an opera. In the end, it's a heartwarming and touching song that will reach those that have been affected by the war. On the other side, the animations and visual quality are of course top notch!
Very good OVA, I wanted to know more about Violet's past interactions with the Major and the current condition of the Major, but I guess that'll be what the movie is for.
Not a bad episode but I ultimately didn't like the fact that it was set to the middle of the series, disregarding subsequent Violet developement. Also, the song while being touchingly sunged with great voice had somehow disappointing and rather average lyrics. My anticipation was higher as it was constantly promoted throughout whole episode yet the result was far from being something capable to resonate with the crowd. Yes, that scene with abondoned post warehouse was great but all that sentiment simply wasn't translated well into those lyrics. And no, merely saying ''this is it, this is perfect'' by another character doesn't create those words alone awesome.
I liked the episode so it's a shame the ending song didn't quite work well (again, the melody and voice itself was awesome). So much for overhyping their actual ability to write something meaningful and touching in the end.