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.