I thought I was going to make a progress check, but even though I’ve finished 20 anime in the past five weeks, I’m still “watching” roughly the same number on MAL. So it really doesn’t make sense. This week I watched 21 episodes, including 13 shorts. I got some (four) one-episode OVAs out of the way…
Non Non Biyori OVA: We’re Going to Okinawa
I loved Non Non Biyori. It’s a very easy-going cute-girls-doing-cute-things from the lazy countryside. The whole two seasons pretty much nothing happens. The OVA is similar. Spoilers: It’s all about their preparations and ends at lift-off.
Non Non Biyori Repeat OVA: Hotaru Had Fun
Hotaru has fun four seasons in a year. Playing in the snow in winter, baking cookies in spring, playing with everyone instead of doing homework in summer, gathering wild berries in autumn.
Under the Dog
From a complete different basket, an OVA about Flowers, teenage assassins with special abilities. The animation is pretty nice. The story is concise and simple enough for 30 minutes. And I cried.
Under the Dog: Anthea-chan
I thought this would be a nice short (3 minutes) that would develop the beautiful and competent Anathea, who has very little screen time in the OVA. What a mistake that was. It’s a poorly drawn animation, that should probably be funny. It’s not.
Koitabi: True Tours Nanto
Koitabi has six episodes — three two-part love stories. Each episode is five minutes + ED, so one story is ten minutes long. They’re very nicely made. Again, they’re concise, so there are no loose ends.
In reality though, it’s an advertisement for Nanto, a city in Toyama prefecture, and the surrounding area. (It took me four years to finish this, even though it’s only 30 minutes in all.)
I’m close to finishing Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu (last episode!) and some shorts, so I might be talking about those next time.