こどものじかん やすみじかん 「～あなたがわたしにくれたもの～」
OP: 「れっつ！おひめさまだっこ」 (Rettsu! Ohime-sama Dakko) by 喜多村英梨, 真堂圭, 門脇舞以 (Eri Kitamura, Kei Shindou, and Mai Kadowaki)
Very upbeat; sets the the mood of the series just fine — along with visuals filled with all sorts of loli-ecchiness and eye candy. No complaints whatsoever…
So the OVA finally shows what Rin, Kuro, and Mimi would look and sound like animated. First off let me say that the voice cast was picked just right for these characters. From someone who has been keeping up with the original manga series, I’d say that “yes,” that’s exactly how they should sound like — so no real disappointment there obviously. Animation from Studio Barcelona was done rather well, although this is an OVA so I’d like to see how the quality will be for the TV series which airs next month.
Rin maintains that mischievous nature she has from the manga. Kuro, who’s just so adorable, did have an amusing daydream sequence of her unrequited love. Mimi, who appeared to have more screentime — or maybe it was just my imagination, was also really cute, especially during her “love at first sight” moment with Rin’s guardian Reiji (her mother’s cousin). Tomokazu Sugita, as you know from watching it, is voicing that role — yes, hearing Kyon’s voice was a bit of a surprise. And knowing more about the Reiji character already, it will be hilarious to hear that voice coming from that person later on — このロリコンどもめ!
So moving on, a lot of the ecchi risque moments originated from chapter 10 — which I guess the producers needed to get over with for this OVA release as they most likely would have to heavily censor it for TV broadcast. Aside from Mimi’s wet shirt and the girls’ bath scene, I’d say it was the otona joke that they would be most concerned about — still cute but whatever.
Well overall it was a nice adaptation of the manga — of course little things were shifted around here and there to make one continuous 30-minute story. Either way fans who’ve been following Kaworu Watashiya’s work won’t be too disappointed by this sneak preview of what’s to come. Now the actual TV series is a whole different matter of its own. We’ll just have to wait and see how that one turns out.
ED: 「ハナマル☆センセイション」 (Hanamaru☆Sensation) by Little Non
Song is alright for the most part, but the visuals using original artwork illustrated by Watashiya definitely made it more exciting to watch and hear.