Shin Koihime†Musou OVA
Taken on a cruise to southern islands by Enshou, the new student council president of Saint Francesca academy, the girls all have an excellent time on the luxurious ship. Especially Bachou, Chouhi and Chou’un are in heaven at the culinary delights of the offered cuisine.
Having a great time, Kan’u and Chouhi nonetheless think of what have might become their treasured sister Ryuubi, who disappeared when her airplane went down.
Welcomed by white sandy beaches, crystal clear water, blue skies, palm trees and refreshing drinks at the tropical island, the girls quickly don their bikinis for fun under the sun.
Wandering into the nearby jungle, Kan’u, Chouhi, Chou’un, Bachou and Koumei meet Shibaki, who’s on the island searching for the native people that are rumored to inhabit it. Deciding to lend a hand, Kan’u and her friends join Shibaki’s quest.
Stowaways on the ship, Enjutsu and Choukun make their way to the island, but as they wander into the jungle, they walk right into a trap set by Mike, Tora and Shamu.
Taking their rather unusual catch to Moukaku, Choukun spots the jewel encrusted rings on Moukaku’s pet octopus. Through a ruse, Enjutsu’s sly adviser makes off with the pet octopus to the beach resort.
Taking the three rings from Moukaku’s pet octopus, Enjutsu and Coukun anger the creature’s evil spirit, which sees the minute cephalopod mollusk grow into a gigantic monster. Unleashing its wrath onto all the girls, the octopus snatches away their bikini tops, save for Kousonsan, who is spared much to her own chagrin.
Surprising everyone by appearing from the jungle and translating the monster’s mutterings into normal language, Ryuubi is subsequently re-united with Kan’u and Chouhi. Thrilled to finally see their treasured sister again, Kan’u and Chouhi are unsure what to think when Ryuubi says she washed up on the island and just started living with the natives.
Intent on saving her friends, Chou’un dons her mask and becomes the gigantic ultra hentai mask! But alas for Chou’un, she’s no match for the octopus’ tentacles that quickly envelop and squeeze her in parts she cannot resist.
When Shibaki suggests three sisters don the three rings to gain the powers needed to defeat the monster, Sonken and Sonshouko see themselves as the chosen ones for this task, but soon realize it is for naught as their oldest sister Sonsaku didn’t join the cruise but rather stayed behind to play mmorpg’s all day long.
Although not related by blood, the only candidates left are sworn sisters Kan’u, Chouhi and Ryuubi. Donning the magic rings, the three girls defeat the octopus and return peace to the besieged island after which all the girls celebrate together.
Thoughts on this OVA episode~
Continuing on the modern day high school setting of the earlier “Koihime†Musou” OVA, this “Shin Koihime†Musou” OVA includes characters that appeared the latest series “Shin Koihime†Musou ~Otome Tairan~” such as Ryuubi and Moukaku.
However, other characters like Gien, Batai and Ryomou which one could expect to at least have a cameo, didn’t appear at all, which is a shame.
Personally didn’t enjoy the first “Koihime†Musou” OVA which was of rather poor quality overall and built far to much on being able to use cheap explicit fanservice due to its OVA nature.
While this OVA also includes plenty of explicit fanservice, mostly in the rather unnecessarily bikini top snatching by the evil octopus, it remained tolerable. Although would have preferred more to see the type of fanservice we were treated to in the series itself instead. Somehow in the context of the show’s original premise, that fanservice and humor seemed to work better.
The obvious otaku joke of Sonsaku being addicted to computer games, shown playing some mmorpg in “Shin Koihime†Musou” style and having an oppai mouse pad was funny enough.
For fans of “Shin Koihime†Musou” this OVA may be a worthwhile watch, but as it doesn’t take place in the story’s usual universe, I will not recommend it since it doesn’t even reach the same level as the regular series itself. Then again, is seeing cute maidens like Kan’u in bikini not always worth it?