Ichigo Mashimaro Anime OVA 3

September 3rd, 2007

See, here’s the thing.

We all know that, in Ichigo Mashimaro. Miu has a crush on Nobue. It’s also obvious that it’ll never happen. (And not just ’cause Nobue is more interested in Ana and Matsuri. It just isn’t ever going to happen. Nobue and Miu are way too similar to work as a couple, even if everything else managed to work out.)

But recently, I have become convinced that – should everything else work out – Miu and Chika might, possibly work as a couple. But that really has nothing at all to do with Ichigo Mashmaro OVA 3. I just thought I’d mention it.

It’s spring. It’s an extended holiday and Chika really, really wants to go somewhere or do something special. Despite her protests, Nobue has just the thing – a free trip to a B&B in Izu. She’s not willing to help Chika or Miu, but when Ana and Matsuri say that they would go, off they go.

Of course, it’s not that easy. They get lost, they arrive, they take a bath, Nobue pervs, they forget ingredients with which to make dinner, they pillow fight and they stave off Miu’s particular brand of insanity throughout. The above picture takes place when, in the middle of the night, in a fight over Nobue’s favoritism towards Matsuri, Miu steals a kiss from Chika and attempts to take one from Ana to prove some kind of point to Nobue that no one really cares about.

In the end, the five girls have a nice holiday in Izu, and in a moment of unusual sensitivity, Nobue waxes nostalgic and a little poetic; which sends little sister Chika into hysterics, of course.

Then they get lost on the way home.

And we would watch this kind of nothing for hours if they let us.

Ratings:

Art – 8
Story – 7
Characters – 8
Yuri – 4
Service – 4 (bath, kissing….)

Overall – 8

Sean, you owe me a Miu x Chika story. I am fully prepared to follow you in the afterlife whining about it for all eternity if you do not finish it.

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4 Responses

  1. Jarlath says:

    It’s a few months late, but yes – this was one of the better of the OVA’s – not as crazed as the first one (with the whole ‘FUNGAAAAA!’ bit), and with a change of scenery which wasn’t ALL that much of a change (as the room at the inn looks almost identical to the rooms they live in at home).

    The best part would indeed be the way Miu tries to draw Nobue’s attention to herself, which resulted in first the accusation of an impropriety with Matsuri, then the aforementioned kiss, which Chika seemed way too embarrassed by. :D

  2. punistation says:

    Add in a bit of tATu, and things get… loopzy. ^__^

    http://www.loopzy.com/view/149

  3. Watchman says:

    Quoth ep 50, vol 5 of the manga:
    “Chi-chan, Chi-chan…”
    “Huh? What?”
    “Guess what? We’re lesbians.”
    What are you-” *violence ensues*

    Miu officially rocks.

  4. I read that slightly differently, since the context of the conversation was “what is a friend?”

    I didn’t see it as a statement as much as a question. “Are we lesbians?” Same reaction – one that was assumably anticipated, since it’s the same reaction elicited by much of what comes out of Miu’s mouth. :-)

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