Wind: A Breath of Heart - Omake OVA

Title:Wind: A Breath of Heart - Omake OVA
Soyokaze no Okurimono -Wind Pleasurable Box-
Wind: A Breath of Heart - Christmas Special
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It's Christmas time, several months after the events of Wind: A Breath of Heart TV. Tsutomu organized a Christmas party with everyone at the One Day restaurant, and Minamo promised to bake a special cake for that occasion (sending shivers down the spines of Makoto and Hinata...).
But suddenly our friends see that Zeppelin floating in the sky above the town once again, and strange things begin to happen...

[OVA, 2002, 1 episode, 16 min. Supplied as part of an omake box for the 2002 Bishoujo game Soyokaze no Okurimono (The Gentle Wind's Gift) by minori; Music by Tenmon. Produced two years prior to the Wind: A Breath of Heart TV series but a sequel storywise.]
2:08min OVA Opening - YouTube Video
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent 8 7 8 7 8 9 Devil Doll [series:1869#752]
[Score: 78% = "Rent"]

This one was produced for the fans of the game, two years prior to the TV series.

Art, Animation and Music are nothing special (old-style 2D anime without the 3D camera orgy of the series, and as such much closer to what I expected) but that's already better than the series was.

Given the limited amount of time it's difficult to have a self-contained story or character development. But to my surprise this special manages to provide both (look at Tsutomu's reaction during the closing scene).

While the story is clearly light-hearted it manages to credibly include a darker tone at a certain point, recalling the events of the series that these friends through to be over forever. And the final scene even provides a message, not unlike Ai Yori Aoshi ~Enishi~ Miyuki.

All in all a nice Christmas Omake episode, giving the term "fan service" a good name for once.

Last updated Sunday, July 13 2008. Created Sunday, July 13 2008.

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