Lena Sayers, Lena Sayers, Lena Sayers: My-Otome 0 ~S.ifr~ OVA 2

Sifr Fran, future mother of Nina Wáng, is still kidnapped. Lena, future mother of Arika Yumemiya, is iinjured in the last battle with Miyu-9, has been picked up by an unassuming researcher named Shirou. Her Otome gem has been shattered leaving her powerless, and much of the episode focuses on Lena and Shirou getting to know each other, though it all starts off with exactly the kind of misunderstanding one would expect out of the Otome series. Meanwhile, we’re treated to the appearance of a young Maria Graceburt, and the original Miyu who apparently has been around for a very long time.

Oh yeah, and Shirou is totally Not Arika’s Future Dad. You know, despite looking like her, having similar overall personalities, and becoming enamored with Lena very shortly after meeting her.


Hot women, fun characters, good fight scenes, implied lesbianism, the second OVA prequel of My-Otome has pretty much everything the Otome series is known for, only because it focuses on Otome character designer Hisayuki Hirokazu’s beloved mascot Lena Sayers, the entire production just screams effort.

Because we know Lena’s inevitable fate, S.ifr really isn’t about watching what happens. It’s about being in the moment, and that moment consists of enjoying and savoring every moment Lena Sayers is on-screen. I won’t deny that much of the appeal of this OVA is Lena Sayers, and not in completely noble ways. She is hot, downright hot, hot in that she’s a mix of caring woman, powerful fighter, confident yet kind (see also: Vega from Dendoh), and hot because Hisayuki has put so much love and attention into the character that this could have only been the possible end result.

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