D.C.if ~Da Capo if~ 01


Whoa, this OVA was so not what I expected. I thought it’d be a lighthearted romp through the Da Capo world again, but it turns out to be something like D.C.II.S.S. instead.

For starters, yes, this is a Kotori End OVA, but guess how they’re making it happen?


..they killed off Nemu. Yeah. She’s dead. For about a year too in the OVA’s time frame. That’s…. really unexpected.

But it does give a good enough reason for the writers to go down the Kotori path, since their relationship got closer after Nemu’s death with Kotori basically taking over Nemu’s role (and doing a better job at it too) of taking care of Junichi.

Also, Nemu’s death seems to have made Junichi a much more adult person now, since his attitude’s a lot more like Yoshiyuki rather than the one in the original anime series. Frankly speaking I didn’t even watch past episode 10 of it, but I think this version of Junichi is much more palatable than the old one. It also kinda makes Junichi x Kotori a lot more justified.

That said, the drama levels are really high in this OVA. The latter half of the episode has Junichi finally trying to move on from Nemu’s loss by cleaning up her room and her stuff, with the other girls all helping out. Somehow, Kotori doesn’t like that idea, even if it means Junichi has decided to move on to her from Nemu. In fact, he almost confesses his love for her properly, but Kotori just can’t accept it being done that way. Personally, I think it’s really stupid of Kotori to do that to herself, since she’s practically thinking that she’s not being fair towards Nemu, or she’s just plain insecure, but one year is a long, long period to move on, especially for a teenager. Seriously, it’s like D.C.II S.S’s drama, complete with “walking around in the rain” and “crying at the sakura tree” scenes.

Pretty much gonna watch the next one now, to see how things are resolved.

P.S. Somehow I am not used to Yui Horie in this role anymore. Probably she’s had too much crazy roles lately, like Toradora’s Minorin.


  1. Imadori Said,

    January 5, 2009 @ 8:11 pm

    damn it. Nemu is the best. How can they make this ep? Nemu’s fans are going to start a crusade.

  2. Setsukyie Said,

    January 5, 2009 @ 9:24 pm

    Might even consider watching this..
    Dropped D.C.II.S.S. at ep 11..

  3. manga Said,

    January 5, 2009 @ 9:42 pm

    As a vivid Nemu follower I wonder WTF just happened?

    Some part of me doesn´t understand it at all. Why not go way back and focus on the Kotori route instead of killing of Nemu?

    They are trying to piss of as many fans as possible right? Oh well. Will continue to watch this I hope. Dropped Da Capo 2 SS after like one or two eps, hope this is better.

  4. FlameStrike Said,

    January 6, 2009 @ 9:27 am

    NEUMA DIED?! YEAAAAAAAAAAAH!! K gotta watch this as soon as possible!

  5. chad001 Said,

    January 6, 2009 @ 10:10 am

    …I think this whole series is a war of the fans… original: every fan that like another character (other than Nemu) is MOSTLY mad… now… every Nemu fan is pissed off…and it was too, melodramatic… I mean, a fight between Nemu and Kotori, maybe… but getting her killed for no adequately explained reason?… a little too much…

  6. perkele Said,

    January 6, 2009 @ 11:04 am

    Oh god, i think i need to rewatch dc and dc s.s :s

    Btw, i guess kotori has something to do with nemu’s death, she has wished for it or some one she knows has wished for it :p

  7. susiria Said,

    January 6, 2009 @ 5:31 pm

    this is not related with da capo II SS?

  8. Stripey Said,

    January 6, 2009 @ 11:26 pm

    Can’t one be a Nemu AND a Kotori fan? I enjoyed the OVA as one :)

  9. Zadus Said,

    January 7, 2009 @ 2:53 am

    Ummm it’s Da Capo “If” so I don’t think you guys have to start a war since this one is totally separated from D.C.S.S. main story…. got what I mean right ?

  10. FlameStrike Said,

    January 8, 2009 @ 6:03 am

    Eh well to tell you the truth I’m not really opposed to Nemu x Junichi since Otome and Yume are sooo effing awesome. Still, this is a nice change of pace.

  11. Yuun Said,

    January 15, 2009 @ 6:12 pm

    Kotori BANZAI~!!!! When I first watch this ep for few minutes I was like “FInally~!!” and Immediatelly ring my fellow anime freaks and sat together to watch it. We bare no grudge against you Nemu but yahari~!! Kotori FTW~!! Kotori FOR LIFE~!!

  12. Raisingheart Said,

    January 18, 2009 @ 2:44 am

    WTF is this ??? Nemu cant be dead … was her name even there on her grave ??? n’ WTH was about the whole marriage thing … “the ring on kotori’s finger?” kotori’s getting married ???

  13. SnooSnoo Said,

    January 26, 2009 @ 11:12 pm


  14. Dvine_Axel Said,

    March 1, 2009 @ 9:34 am

    I don’t see what the fuss is about, it is called Imaginary Future for a reason. It also details itself as a “what-if” OVA. This what-if I believe is What if Nemu died and what effects would this have on Junichi and Kotori’s relationship with each other.
    Also, I was slightly sickened with D.C and its S.S to begin with, I was hoping it wasn’t another Nemu/Junichi relationship with Yoshiyuki and Yume because I wanted change.

    Nemu fans, QQ. Kotori deserves this.

  15. i agree Said,

    September 16, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    i agree to and i am a Nemu fan lol even tho i am used to stuff like this cuz of clannad

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