Saturday, December 27, 2008

(OVA) Kimi ga Nozomu Eien ~ Next Season ~ (Ended): Why Bother

The original Kimi ga Nozomu Eien anime always has a special place in my heart because that was the first anime that touched my heart. I've been paying close attentions to every follow-ups they are producing. This "Next Season", I have to say is nothing but disappointment. One, there was really no progress made what so ever in this four episode OVA. Some may say there are some definite changes in their relationship, but I think even those are mostly cosmetic. Deep down, everything is still pretty much the same. On top of that, they utilized the Haruka ending instead of the original Mitsuki ending. Among all the characters, I like Mitsuki the best and believe she got the worst end of the deal, even in the original story. So out of disgruntle, I really didn't care much about what happens to Haruka.

Overall, I think this OVA follow-up is mostly unnecessary. It's more about making money than wrap up the story.

Final scoreboard (out of 5):

Drama: 2.5 (If you can call that drama)
Comedy: N/A
Action: N/A
Art/Animation: 3 (Not nearly as good as the original)
Sound/Music: 3 (Not much impression)
Character: 2 (No real development)
Plot: 2 (Mostly unnecessary)
Ending: 1 (Where it started)

Re-watch value: 1 (Why)

Overall (not average): 2 ~ Terrible follow-up

Recommendation: Don't. If you like the original series, then stay away like a pleague. It is just terrible.

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