Swimsuits; perhaps you’ve heard someone mention these, or maybe you’ve seen one yourself. Whatever the case, you’ll certainly know everything about them after watching this special. Most commonly found in the summer, they’re the hottest of the hot when it comes to summer attire. You may be wondering, “Well, how does this pertain to the One Room special?” and to some degree you would be correct in your assessment. However, this special is all about exactly that; swimsuits. You’ve got your classic school swimsuit, your extremely revealing swimsuit and your regular swimsuit, all tied together by the presence of our three female “protagonists”.
Logically speaking, you wouldn’t expect a special like this to have a lot of content, however One Room takes this one step further by just rehashing the exact same scenes from the main series, but this time the girls are wearing swimsuits! Ecchi fans rejoice, what a truly great improvement that is. This is especially the case with the third girl, who in the original episode was embarrassed by her underwear hanging out to dry, which is fine I guess. Makes sense, seeing as First-person-kun was in the room with her. In the special, she’s still embarrassed by her underwear hanging out, but she is completely fine with First-person-kun seeing her in a swimsuit like it’s no big deal. If logic is something you follow, you’d better find someplace else to look, there’s not a lot of it here.
I will give credit where credit is due, the art is decent for a special like this. That’s as far as I’ll go with the praise though, since it’s one if not the only redeemable qualities of this special. Everything else is bare-bones at best, leaving you with the feeling of, “Wait, did that just happen?”
With that I bid you farewell, leaving you with just one final quote to end this madness.
“One Room was a mistake.” - Hayao Miyazaki