In my endless quest to add as many things to the AniRec, I picked up Angel's Feather. Not only is it a short OVA, but it's also shounen-ai - a genre which usually means no one will add it unless I do it myself. I guess there's one silver lining on the cloud: at least it was only two episodes.
See, the title "Angel's Feather" is actually incorrect. I have good authority to say that the real title is actually "BOS Feather" (bag of shit feather), as nothing that is good and pure would have such a putrid stench to it. Folks, this is about as generic as it gets. It's like the creators were brainstorming one day and had a conversation something like this:
Sound familiar? If you've seen Angel Sanctuary, X TV or a number of other series you've seen this. The only difference is, like many shounen-ai titles, this one is fairly relentless as far as proving the adage that if you are at an all-boys school, every single guy will be attracted to each other...right?!
Angel's Feather fails on basically every level as far as the plot goes. Not only are the ideas completely laughable (characters suddenly discovering they are a bad guy, and then of course, two friends end up fighting each other for no reason EXCEPT THEY HAVE TO!) but the execution and pacing is utter garbage. In addition, once the last half of the second episode rolls around, so many random characters are introduced that you really lose any idea of what's going on. At that point, a frontal lobotomy seemed like a fantastic escape from reality, to say the least.
In hilarious shounen-ai-gone-too-far style, random upwards panning shots of shirtless characters were the norm. Besides the cheesy goodness, the character designs were quite pretty and bishounen, and the angels were well done. Though, Angel's Feather suffers from the same scenario as many bishounen series: many of the characters look identical, and it's difficult to determine who is who.
But hey, if you were really wanting to watch Angel's Feather specifically for the cheesy-ass gene bonanza transformation scenes, then you are in for a treat.
Utterly forgettable in every way, Angel's Feather is filled mostly with random piano tracks. Most of the time, however, no songs accompany the OVA. The outro song is incredibly silly.
Angel's Feather has a varied cast of characters who all look the same, and all are worthless and uninspiring. The only time that any relationships seemed to matter is when someone would die, and their lover would get upset. The only semblance of character development, in my opinion, was of Shou and his brother Kai - BARELY. Otherwise, no one has enough stage time to be considered important. Thrown in a billion random characters in episode 2, and you have a confusing and awkward ride.
HELLO TERRIBLE. There is essentially nothing redeeming about Angel's Feather, except the pretty characters and the occasional blood. The plot is terrible, the character personalities are terrible, character development is terrible, and if you choose to watch this OVA, you are terrible for not having any common sense. Stay. Away.
Hamura Shou is a young man who has been searching for his long lost younger brother named Kai since childhood. After transferring to an all-boys school, he manages to find him – but Kai denies it, and him in the process. Meanwhile, in the magical world of Winfield, the white-winged beings of the royal family have been killed and exiled, leaving the throne to its enemies. Through a series of events, the link between Earth and Winfield will be revealed – a link which will turn friends against each other, and cause tragedies to occur.
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My fav genres include sci fi and horror, but you'll find a lot of obscure reviews from me too, given I watch a ton to add to the database. My new reviews are written a lot better than my old ones, so when in doubt, sort by date! ^_^ Enjoy, and I welcome any and all feedback.