Mar 7, 2012

Posted by in Anime OVA, Maken-Ki! | 2 Comments

Maken-Ki! OVA 01

Not bad, not bad at all. Maken-Ki ended somewhere in the end of December, and yet we get rewarded with an OVA this soon. It’s quite surprising that the OVA actually followed the manga’s story line. It was like I was watching the thirteenth episode of Maken-Ki!

To some who don’t already know this; I started reading the manga after watching the third episode of Maken-Ki. I could help it, these type of anime are my favourite. I simply got curious and I wanted to know what happened next. Keep in mind that I always try not to read the manga before the anime adaption finishes airing. That was another one of those rare occurrences.

The story takes place on the beach during break time. It seemed like fun and games at first, but we all know that it usually ends up in some sort of training program. This OVA was no exception. Takeru was set up to train by using wristbands with a lot of weight to them. He was supposed to wear them at all times whilst doing his exorcizes. He never once complained due to the type of guy he is. He has quite the admirable mentality, but also rather foolish.

Things took a turn for the worse when this perverted squid and whatnot came into the picture. Seriously, it was just like in the manga. This squid or whatever it was, took a hold of all the girls, touching them in all sorts of places. Needless to say that both Takeru and Kengo were enjoying every second of it. How many times do teenage boys get to see something like that?

Anyway, the problem soon got solved when Takeru finally used his Maken to dispel the perverted squid’s powers. Takeru saved them all this time, so it was only natural that he got saved later on by them. An eye for an eye as some would say.

I enjoyed this OVA, but I would enjoy it a lot more if we were blessed with yet another season of Maken-Ki! It’s not just the “fan service” that does it, oh no. It’s also the storyline where these unique powers are everything. It’s simply a good combination that makes the story interesting and fun to watch. We’ll just have to wait and see how the DVD and Blu-Ray sales go, because that will determine whether or not we will see a second Maken-Ki season.

Maken-Ki! OVA 01 screencaps

  1. do u think there will be a second season?

  2. Lol, a lot of OVAs are sooooo weird(not that it’s a bad thing) like this, it’s kinda awkward to say the least, although this series was pretty darn good as well I enjoyed it a lot.

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