Oct 9, 2011
INaNBillington (All reviews)
This one-episode OVA is a fantastic example on why watching something without knowing the source material can still be good.

Asobi ni Iku yo! Asobi ni Oide is an OVA with a lot going on. It's all centered around a game. This game happens to be of the Earthly variety, and is played by the humans and an unknown alien race called the Catians, which are freaking epic neko girls. They all play the Earth-based game for prizes such as embarrassing DVD's of the girls, figurines, and so on. The plot is very great, and I was never confused one bit.

The art style in this was great, but was a bit lacking. I wish the game was a little better drawn, and the girls' breasts had better detailing done on them. Other than that, character design and just about everything else look good.

The sound was awesome! The voice acting was top-notch, and each character sounded realistic. Music and sound effects were killer, with smooth, easy listening music, and silly sound effects when the characters do something so wacky.

I had a hard time following the characters, but I think that's because I never saw the original show. I won't reduce too many points, as that's my fault. However, from what I can gather, the humans are normal and the Catians want to play the Earth-style game to see the differences between their games and Earth's games. On top of that, since the Catians are epic catgirls, I think that everything is fine.

I enjoyed this a lot. It had a great plot, a good moral, and a feeling of inspiration that can only be matched by Gurren Lagann.