I had always been a huge fan of Asagao to Kase-san manga ever since I discovered it last year. It’s one of my favorite yuri manga out there (haven’t read all but still). When it was announced that there’s going to be an anime adaptation of it, I was really happy and excited. Though it is only an OVA, atleast people would get acquianted to this series through the anime.
Asagao to Kase-san OVA was really good. It didn’t disappoint. I could really tell that they adapted the source material really well. I’m so happy!
The OVA starts off around the time when Yamada & Kase were just started dating. You get to see their really really cute innocent & awkward moments together. But it’s not only happiness and rainbows, we get to see the struggles of the couple, especially on Yamada’s part, as Kase is quite popular in their school. If we compare this to the manga, they sure skipped alot of scenes and chapters. Still, the OVA feels compact and complete, like the scriptwriter took the right moments to story tell and make it flow fluidly.
I especially love the build-up and the climax of the series. It’s was well delivered in the manga, but dang the OVA made it alot better. Graduation is usually one of the most important moments in alot of highschool series. It’s that moment when the lead characters think of their future and their current state, Yamada & Kase are not exempted to this. Their struggles were quite realistic and relatable. Though, I am abit disappointed that the OVA ended just there. It would have been nice if they added the aftermath but I am still satisfied by how the OVA ended.
For the characters, I can’t really say much cuz I might cross over the spoilers line but I’ll still try. Kase is the typical popular sporty girl who befriends everyone, while Yamada is the shy one. Even though both of them are on the opposite sides of a spectrum, they were able to connect and fall in love with each other. It’s not shown in the OVA, but their development from friends to couple was featured in detailed in the manga so please do read it to know more. As for the OVA, their development looks subtle but its there. It wasn’t really apparent, as the anime only got an hour to tell their story. So if you guys liked the OVA, please do check the manga. 😀
The art and animation is soooo soooo GOOD. Oh my ghad!! I love it. I just love it. They pretty much followed the character designs from the manga, and the animation is so smooth. Everything was done really well. I’m so happy cuz this anime deserves this quality.
I think its already clear that I really really like this anime adaptation even though its only an OVA. I would definitely recommend this OVA to everyone, especially to the yuri fans. At last, they actually made a Yuri anime without any sexual harassment and just plain old love story. So please please check this OVA out.
That is all for now.
Thanks for reading!!