First Kiss Monogatari

Title:First Kiss Monogatari
First Kiss Story (OAV)
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High school senior Kana is depressed because her older boyfriend is away at university and her grades are falling. When Shogo, a new teacher, arrives at her school she becomes interested in him because he looks like her late father. It turns out that he is a cousin of her father's and will be staying at her house.

[OVA, 2000, 1 episode, 29 min; based on the bishoujo dating game "Kaitou First Kiss Monogatari" by Broccoli]
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Watch 4 4 5 3 3 3 Xenoknight [series:1578#2967]
A nice little drama of a first kiss and fading feelings. A way to kill 30 minutes really.

Never forget Xenosaga.

Last updated Thursday, October 09 2008. Created Sunday, August 31 2008.
Watch 7 6 6 6 5 Ggultra2764 [series:1578#1552]
This is probably the worst dating sim-based anime I've seen to date, though it could be worst. The visuals are decent enough, but events looked rushed and the characters seemed quite cliched in personality. Having a brief scene of breast-fondling doesn't do much to raise my opinion of this title either. It's a bad idea most of the time to compress the plot of a manga or dating-sim into a single OAV and First Kiss Story is an example of that.

Last updated Saturday, June 28 2008. Created Saturday, June 28 2008.
Watch 8 5 6 6 5 7 Devil Doll [series:1578#752]
[Score: 60% = Watch]
  • Drama: Low/Med (school girl's depression & jealousy)
  • Comedy: None (no time)
  • Action: None (no time)
  • SciFi: None (plain old earth, normal people)
  • Ecchi: Low/Med (one girl breast-fondling her classmate)
Usually I'm easy to please given these categories, but this one wasn't a great success for me.
One episode is awfully short for a drama... given this restriction the Story isn't that bad (for example, the "first kiss" isn't the climax, it's the very first scene of this OVA, the story starts from there), it's just too condensed and predictable at times. And the development of the Characters appears rushed as well.
I especially disliked the Animation that looked like a low budget production (and more so for an OVA), with stills, odd walking and visible loops for certain movements. The Art is decent (actually the best part of the OVA); I don't remember anything about the Music. Minor fanservice elements didn't improve the ratings either.
All in all it's okay for a one-time watch - but nothing more.

Last updated Saturday, June 14 2008. Created Monday, April 09 2007.

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