Burst Angel Infinity OAV Anime (English)

June 10th, 2008

Much thanks to Daniel today for providing another Sunday afternoon’s worth of great entertainment and incidentally sponsoring today’s review!

As I wrote, in my initial review of Burst Angel Infinity OAV, screencaps make up for a LOT of nothing. ^_^

The story follows Jo and Meg post them meeting, and pre them hooking up with Amy and Sei-who-is-not-named-Beth. (And really, the ONLY reason I’m reviewing this OAV again, is to be able to type that once more. ^_^ And now that Tokyopop is cutting back, who knows if they’ll ever get the BA manga out, so this may be my last chance.)

The adventure itself is much of a muchness. Jo and Meg come back to visit one of the street urchins that Meg ran with previously – as we know from the episode where we learn how they met. It’s Shirley’s birthday, Meg wants to get her a present, so they need money. Of course the whole thing spirals out of control immediately and Jo is forced to do something she just hates – beat the crap out of people and shoot them.

The final credits run alongside a recap of Jo and Meg’s meeting and initial adventure and at the veeerry end, there’s a supershort clip of Meg full of awesomeness she absorbed from Jo’s scarf. (which was her scarf originally, but obviously it picked up awesome from proximity to Jo, so when she got it back at the end of the series, it confirmed awesome upon her. I’m sorry that they didn’t make a whole story with awesome Meg – the short looks way better than anything with Shirley. But that’s just me.

Of course we’re also watching the miniscule moments of tenderness between Meg and Jo, which completely confirms the obviousness of their relationship. lol Don’t get me wrong, I think they are a couple. I just also think that this anime makes us work harder at it than necessary. ^_^

Extras were kind of dull for me, not being a mecha fiend, but if you like them, there’s a retrospective of all the exciting robot designs in the series.

Ratings:

Art – 8
Story – 7
Characters – 7
Yuri – 3
Service- 4

Overall – 7

As I said the first time, if you like the series, this OVA is at least as good as some of the better episodes.

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2 Responses

  1. bystrouska says:

    there’s a supershort clip of Meg full of awesomeness she absorbed from Jo’s scarf. (which was her scarf originally, but obviously it picked up awesome from proximity to Jo, so when she got it back at the end of the series, it confirmed awesome upon her.

    OK, I totally rolled on the floor laughing reading this paragraph. :) Thank you so much for making me laugh my brains out a few hours before defending my graduate thesis, I was in dire need of entertainment amidst all the stress!

    Regarding the OVA itself – damn! you make it sound so much better than I remember it, I think I’ll have to watch it again. If anything for the awesome scarf full of awesomeness. I guess the bitter realisation that Awesomed-Up Badass Meg would not be the main feature of this OAV just made me so much more ill-disposed towards this rather dull side story…

    And indeed BA writers are a bitch for having us adjusting the Yuri goggles when, really, there’s no need for goggles at all (actually it’s so obvious we’d rather need Yuri sunglasses). XD

  2. Frea says:

    I truly hope that this isn’t the last we’ve seen of the March sis-… er… of Burst Angel. It’ll be a sad day when Sei-who-is-not-named-Beth finally dies, especially now that Meg has inherited the Scarf of Awesomeness ™. Come on, the original had two sequels, and we’re left with a measly teaser? Badass Meg looking for Jo? So rife with possibilities. Scarlet fever upon them all, I say.

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