Season 4 of UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie is comprised of 2 OVAs, both of which are, well, kind of sweet.
In the first OVA, through a stupid plot complication, Kazuto’s family bathhouse is the location for Valkyrie’s class reunion. This allows us to see a million new Princess character designs and then see them bathing. It also allows us a little Yuri in the form of classmate crushiness on Pharm, Hydra and Valkyrie.
The second OVA was positively…funny and nice? WTH? Through the next stupid plot complication Akina is named the priestess who will do a super important festival dance on behalf of the royal family of Valhalla. Akina, Kazuto and Valkyrie are required to make super-secret wishes as part of the festival and then Akina does the dance – beautifully. Had this been the only episode ever made of this series, one would have cause to not believe that the series was a Kaishaku creation at all.
I’m very vexed at the fourth season. For a series that existed entirely to pander to the Lowest Common Denominator to end with grace and beauty is just…wrong. It’s like giving the most obnoxious kid in the class an ice cream cone for just sitting down and shutting up. It’s. Just. So. Annoying.
Art – 7
Story – 5
Characters – 7
Yuri – 4 for classmate crushiness
Service – a shockingly low 8
Overall – A very vexing 6
All I can say is, I hope it annoyed the heck out of Kaishaku too, since by the end it had no resemblance at all to their vision.