Finished Otome 0~S.ifr (god, that’s so annoying to type), it’s a pretty good OVA, IMHO.
Story centers on Sifr, Nina’s mother, targetted by Schwartz for some unknown reason. She’s saved by the Otome group of Lena Sayers, Raquel Mayol, Eliott Chandler and their masters, Bruce Windbloom and Sister Hermana Shion, remaining under their guard until Schwartz launches another attack on them. Lena is forced to use her Otome Robe finally, facing off an android Otome, MIYU-9, but she overloads her Meister Gem, while Sifr gets kidnapped away.
First things first, Lena is crazily overpowered. I think she’s the only Otome so far that has so much power to actually overload a Meister-level GEM! Not to mention she’s got tons of abilities, from vibration attacks, super-speed and that Bolt From the Blue-esque attack. Her faceoff with MIYU-9 is definitely one of the better fights of the Otome series.
Also, I find that meido-fuku she wears in this episode really awesome, not to mention it looks like the one my Arin in Alba 18 wears :D. Thankfully, her personality is totally the opposite of her daughter…. which actually makes me wonder if Arika is really hers.
One other thing that I really must mention is how much Raquel Mayol sounds just like Hamaji. Minorin’s high-pitch voice scarily sounds exactly like Yuinyan’s to the point I had to double check the credits, ANN and Wikipedia to make sure that my eyes weren’t damaged. Even Raquel’s mannerisms resemble Hamaji quite a bit… (O.O).
Overall, quite a good addition to the Otome franchise. Thank god for no Arinko!
Shion and Raquel
It’s not a Mai * series w/o the aggresive lesbian character.
Lena can get pretty scary when she’s mad.
It’s not a Mai * series w/o customary bath scenes.
Lena’s original Meister robe, the Lofty Crimson Jade.