And to start this end, here is a nice wallpaper I found a short while ago and immediately made the newest member of my background list:
More stuff after the break.
In the end they didn’t even bother to explain anything about the threat the Otomes had to face this time, which is of course a bit disappointing. But then again, the plot was in the end only a mere vehicle to let the beloved characters of the series shine once again as much as they can and this task they surely accomplished. Each previous episode had at least one Otome nuking it out with the enemy to their utmost in splendid animated fighting scenes and the last episode did not stand back either with Mai, Arika and (finally) Nina taking the last stand together. Humor-wise the OVA was also satisfying, only the fanservice in the third episode was a bit over the top for my taste. A nice bonus was the fight between Mai and her former familiar, but I’m rather puzzled why it transformed into a white kitten afterwards. Well, with Ribbon-chans decision to become an Otome and Nina’s foreshadowing dream it’s most likely that the story isn’t finished yet and maybe the future will hold some explanation for the things that happened here. So, until the previewed prequel Mai-Otome S.ifl (possible another OVA, three episodes this time) airs it’s
for the story told about the Otomeverse.
And so this little series ends. Sadly Cecilia happens to be just another mad powermonger without any slightly decent motivation to do what she did except for the fun of it. I don’t know which other reason she could have had to wish to kill every living being on the planet because she didn’t seem to be a friend of peace and tranquillity. Well, in the end it doesn’t really matter because this anime main interesting feature surely isn’t its story, but watching a sword-whirling princess slashing her way through her enemies, favorably wearing a blood-stained and ripped dress. I think this was quite nicely delivered and as a bonus there was some interesting interaction between the two female leads. Of course it could have been better in many ways, but it entertained me none the less and I even liked the end of the last episode (yes, I even was slightly moved), which isn’t that common as one should expect for anime series.
So, altogether a nice series I don’t regret having watched to
Due to my work I’ll be on a
vacation congress meeting for the next week, so definitely no posts for that span of time. Especially nothing about the Evangelion 1.0 movie opening and its preview for the second movie or about this pretty neat prototype model of a Nausicaä “Möwe” glider.