Ranked #4190


Alternative Titles

Japanese: インタールード


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 2004 to Aug 27, 2004
Duration: 40 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #41902
Popularity: #2844
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The unnamed main character has been having strange dreams, seeing strange things, and meeting strange people. He investigates these events and finds a strange girl named Aya. With her help, he discovers that his world may not in fact be real and many of the people he thinks he knows may not exist anymore.

(Source: Funimation)


Episodes  0 / 3
Aired  Mar 25, 2004 to Aug 27, 2004
Status  Finished Airing
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Characters & Voice Actors

Morita, Masakazu
Morita, Masakazu
Fuyuki, Ikuo
Fuyuki, Ikuo
Gouda, Hozumi
Gouda, Hozumi
Saegusa, Mutsuki
Saegusa, Mutsuki
Ootani, Ikue
Ootani, Ikue
Tamaki, Maiko
Tamaki, Maiko
Tamura, Yukari
Tamura, Yukari


Shibata, Hiroaki
Nagamine, Tatsuya
Omode, Akemi
Sawada, Takao
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Feb 19, 2009
This anime does a number of things really well ... and then flops in a number of other areas. The very first thing to understand about this anime is that you aren't going to understand this.

The entire anime plays out similarly to the end of Evangelion where absolutely nothing makes any sense. This is an area that could have used significantly more polish. Done properly, this could have been a mind-twister that really made you think about some important questions in life. In stead what we have is a Half-life/Evangelion hybrid that just doesn't feel right about half of read more
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Nov 27, 2011
My first review on an OVA so here it goes!

Interlude, by Merriam-Webster's definition, is an intervening or interruptive period, space, or event. How this can be applied to this OVA is moot. We can conclude that the most likely meaning of the Interlude in this anime is the world of memory, in which all of our characters live their lives in this "intervening pause" of the apocalypse. The tautology of the word can clearly be seen in every intro where one of the heroines gives a monologue (or even a soliloquy) about an abstract idea concerning despair in regard to personal ambition, the point of read more
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Feb 20, 2012
Look at the poster again - can you see 3 large women? Good. One of them, the long red-haired one is a question mark. While she does vaguely resemble one useless character in the plot, whether it is she on the poster or not, either way both in the anime and on its poster the viewer is left thinking who and what the heck is she even doing in there?

In many respects this summarises the feelings you get after watching Interlude, whose plot doesn't fail to get you worked up with expectations but at the same time gives you a headach for the most read more
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Oct 13, 2011
Interlude couldn’t have a more fitting name. It is indeed an interlude between better anime. At the same time its premise is not bad at all as it combines both romantic comedy, then mysticism, superpowers, and eventually bending of reality through technology. Unfortunately, they crammed all that in just 3 measly OVAs, while at the same time wasting a big portion of the duration in running around with rather dried up presentation. So to put it simply, it should last a lot longer and should feel a lot more exciting.

The core story is by far the best thing in this short anime yet even read more
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similar plot and characters 
They're similar in their post apocalyptical settings, and their way of kind of salvaging the human race; although zegapain has a much more drawn out story line but both equally entertaining. However, zegapain also has a better transition than interlude does in terms of realizing what is actually happen.  
Shifting realities, trying to save someone you care about . . . Interlude is a 3 ep ova. Too bad because it could have been something quite good given time to evolve. As roriconfan said in his review of Interlude, it was original in its day but has been eclipsed by better titles. Still, if you are hungry for this type of theme, it is an o.k. watch. 
A harem like anime where the male lead goes back and forth between parallel worlds.  
Interlude and SSY are pretty close on main theme, but SSY makes more sense and much better overall. 
The worlds are similar 

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