Original video animation

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As original video animation , short OVA ( Jap. オリジナル·ビデオ·アニメーション orijinaru Bideo animēshon ) are anime called, as opposed to feature films and television series are from the outset produced exclusively for publication on the video market.

The first OVA was Mamoru Oshiis and Hisayuki Toriumis Dallos from 1983.

OVAs are in many cases series with a small number of episodes or individual films and can be the continuation of a television production, but they can also be independent projects. One of the few exceptions is Ginga Eiyū Densetsu , a 110-episode series that was first released on video and is therefore considered an OVA. This format had its heyday in the 1990s, but became less common with the advent of television series with 12 to 13 episodes.

The abbreviation OAV (from Original Animation Video ) was also used in the past . However, this was not used because AV ( Adult Video ) refers to pornographic films. DVDs that are published as supplements to manga volumes are called OAD ( Original Animation DVD ).

OVA production studios (selection)

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Individual evidence

  1. Gilles Poitras: Contemporary Anime in Japanese Pop Culture . In: Mark W. MacWilliams (Ed.): Japanese Visual Culture. Explorations in the World of Manga and Anime . ME Sharpe, Armonk 2008, ISBN 978-0-7656-1602-9 , pp. 54 ( limited preview in Google Book search).
  2. Anime News Network Lexicon