Story: You know, I enjoy plots as much as the next guy and when I say plots, I mean panties. Usually it'd be boobs but Ichigo concerns itself with panties more. But it also concerns itself with them by having them in the plot, and I don't just mean it as a basis for the original series but as part of one of the OVA episodes because strawberry panties are very important. Specifically strawberry.
But important in the final OVA episode, and I'll get to it in due time, specifically. As a whole, they're random chapters taken from the manga. Random chapters and it introduces new characters, not pulled from the ass for the sake of more tits and ass, but from the manga itself, and kudos to it, even if the two introduced aren't as good as Nishino and you can bet your ass I'll be praising her throughout.
The episodes remind me of the original series, from the way things pan out and shit reaches completely new levels of dumbfuckery, how it gets so fuckballs stupid that I stare at my screen at disbelief as women who are screaming in terror hug the sexual predator that is Junpei with their cleavage, nearly sufficating the lucky bastard and the sheer urge to bitch slap Junpei constantly rises at every stupid thing he does. And the timing, the ludicrous timing that some of the characters have. The supposed culture festival episode in particular, that was borderline painful at times despite some moments of ball-crunching funny.
I don't mind ecchi, as my appreciation and enjoyment for it randomly increases and decreases, but some of the shit that went down was terrible, almost laughably bad. It cranks up the sleaze and reaches a climax in the third episode, so over-the-top that it's a wonder their balls stayed intact.
The most important one, was the fourth episode, which started off pretty crazy and bizarro and then it begins to dawn on you. You finally pick up what was happening and then the double-header appears like a kick in the balls. That one moment, the moment I so desperately want to spoil but can't, that moment broke me. It was the most horrible moment in the series. If I continue with this, it'll degrade into a profane rant.
Animation: It actually looks better, kinda bad but better. Animation wise, character designing thingamabob, Nishino who looks absolutely lovely and everybody looks good, except for Sausage Lips. He's always ugly. And plenty of panties, because when you watch Ichigo 100%, you watch it for Nishino and strawberry panties. Aaaand... fanservice. Might as well give it points for that. Also the EP, excellent animation there with the OP combo of more fanservice and joyriding spinning strawberries. That shit's fly.
But... I also have to deduct it points for whores and... episode 4 moments. The first one was in episode 4 but you know, whores = bitches and harem and shit. You know? And that episode 4 moment? You'll know it when your eyes scream.
Sound: I have no idea what the OP or EP sounded like. I can't remember them but I'm sure, almost positive that they had that Chuu-chu-wa~ and Da-da-de-da~ bits and those are always hilarious moment ruiners. Voices were the same but I think my brain purged what it could.
Characters: This is an OVA about a panty series about panties. Strawberry panties. It's not suppose to "develop" or "deepen" unless either word refers to cleavage, ass or some sort of innuendo. The two new girls aren't particularly good, annoying even, shoehorned in (In particular Mozoe- Mozue- Shy girl who wants Manaka's nuts) and quite frankly, do shit for whatever the plot of the OVA is. I'm just giving it a three because I gave characters last time a 3.
Overall: My enjoyment for this varied wildly. It was funny at parts, painful at most, soul-breakingly bad at the end and Episode 4 weigh's heavily, and I mean HEAVY. It's 1/4 of the thing after all and this is terrible overall. As much as I generally hated it, I have to give credit where it's due:
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