Angel's Feather anime review

Angel
Chou, winner of the national kendo championship, is transferred to an only boys private school. He there thinks he meets his lost young brother Kai, who strongly denies this. Strange things happen at the school somehow referring to a magical world called Winfield. After re-encountering his best friend Naoto and while meeting many new friends, which each have specific abilities, he soon discovers his own inheritance and the difficult tasks ahead.

In my endless quest to add as many things to the AniRec, I picked up Angel's Feather. Not only is it a short OVA, but it's also shounen-ai - a genre which usually means no one will add it unless I do it myself. I guess there's one silver lining on the cloud: at least it was only two episodes.

See, the title "Angel's Feather" is actually incorrect. I have good authority to say that the real title is actually "BOS Feather" (bag of shit feather), as nothing that is good and pure would have such a putrid stench to it. Folks, this is about as generic as it gets. It's like the creators were brainstorming one day and had a conversation something like this:

•"So we need something shounen-ai, and I'm afraid the usual "all-boys high school" idea just won't cut it on its own."
•"OH HAY GUYZ I HAVE AN IDEA LOL!!1! Let's throw in light and dark angels, and have them fight each other!"
•"Whoa, awesome idea! But let's make sure to also have a magical world somewhere around there so we can pull out an easy explanation about where the hell the angels came from."
Sound familiar? If you've seen Angel Sanctuary, X TV or a number of other series you've seen this. The only difference is, like many shounen-ai titles, this one is fairly relentless as far as proving the adage that if you are at an all-boys school, every single guy will be attracted to each other...right?!

Angel's Feather fails on basically every level as far as the plot goes. Not only are the ideas completely laughable (characters suddenly discovering they are a bad guy, and then of course, two friends end up fighting each other for no reason EXCEPT THEY HAVE TO!) but the execution and pacing is utter garbage. In addition, once the last half of the second episode rolls around, so many random characters are introduced that you really lose any idea of what's going on. At that point, a frontal lobotomy seemed like a fantastic escape from reality, to say the least.

Better than review, is a Trailer video of: Angel's Feather. Watch it now:
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