Ranked #4850

One Off

Alternative Titles

Japanese: わんおふ -one off-


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 5, 2012 to Oct 7, 2012
Producers: Dentsu, TYO Animations
Source: Unknown
Genres: Slice of Life
Duration: 15 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #48502
Popularity: #2791
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A slice of life of high school girls in the early summer. Shiozaki Haruno is a 17-year-old girl who loves her motor cycle, HONDA's Giorno. She lives in remote highlands and longs for a vivid life in a city.

Encounters with people staying at Haruno's parents' boardinghouse encourage her to step forward to her dream.


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Characters & Voice Actors

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Kobayashi, Yuu
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Maezono, Rie
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Kitamura, Eri
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Shiozaki, Haruno
Shiozaki, Haruno
Gotou, Saori
Gotou, Saori
Bessho, Anri
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Yahagi, Sayuri
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Sato, Junichi
Sato, Junichi
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator
Kimiya, Shigeru
Kimiya, Shigeru
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Haraguchi, Noboru
Haraguchi, Noboru
Sound Director

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Opening Theme

"Yakusoku no Basho" (約束の場所; Promised Place) by ROUND TABLE featuring Nino

Ending Theme

"Memories" (メモリーズ) by ROUND TABLE featuring Nino

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Aug 17, 2012
One Off was subbed yesterday and I already watched it 3 times. You may think that this anime must be pure awesome because I watched it 3 times in a day, but not exactly that. I just enjoyed it a lot.

That said, One Off is still pretty amazing anime for such a short series. The story is about these 5 girls, which names I don't know doing slice of life stuff, and they like motorbikes. The blue-haired girl is funny as hell. She has cutelittlefangs and she is master of the trope, google it if you don't know. Surpasses Tsuru-chan from Suzumiya Haruhi series, read more
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Oct 12, 2012
I realize that this anime is sponsored by Honda Motors. However, I could have really done without the bashing of bicycles and their riders as being childish and immature; yet that's how this Anime opened. It was really hard for me to get through the rest of the story after the opening scene as it left me in such a dreadful state.

Much later, I made myself watch through the rest of the anime. I discovered that it was merely an advert for Honda's motorcycles and scooters.

To compare this anime to "art" you'll see that this only comes off as an ad.
As an advertisement, read more
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Feb 21, 2013
"One Off" is a very simple story. It's all about overcoming the obstacle of negative thinking, things that you may think are impossible can actually be more easily attainable when you are working towards that goal and thinking positively. If anything, you will feel better.
Nothing good comes from negative thinking except for just that, more negative thinking.

This is your basic slice of life story with mopeds, motorcycles, the eagerness to travel, and Honda (yes, the vehicle company) as the main subjects. With one of the best directors when it comes to slice of life works, Junichi Sato.

It's not original, but does anyone really expect read more
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Nov 14, 2012
I love Junichi Sato. I really do, despite the fact that I've only been exposed to a few of his works, and Tamayura happens to be my favorite. However...I can't believe I watched this piece of trash! It's a good thing it's only four fifteen-minute long episodes like the original Tamayura OVAs were, and whaddaya know! This is supposed to be a car advertisement, like how Hokago no Pleiades is! Ugh, I can't believe I wasted my time on this dumb OVA. It's such a shame, as this could have been a lot better, and the issues it tackled could have been handled more appropriately. read more
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Anime: Tamayura
This is pretty much the same as One Off, and it also happens to be an OVA.
You get 4 girls, all friends, each one with their own dreams and things they're good at. It also takes place in a small town, and the main character also happens to meet an older someone that inspires them.
The only notable difference is that, in One Off, the main character actually dislikes the town where the series takes place, but in Tamayura the MC loves it.  
reportRecommended by BalloonShorts
Anime: Rolling☆Girls
"Rolling☆Girls" and "One Off" incorporate motorcycles in a slice-of-life setting with a main cast of all girls.

The characters from both anime learn and discover new things as they travel to different places with their beloved vehicles. 
reportRecommended by StevenHu
Anime: Yama no Susume
Moe girls doing niche outdoor activities and discovering themselves in the process. 
reportRecommended by lanblade
Anime: Natsu-iro Kiseki
Both series involves a group of cute girls doing cute things in a slice of life style mixed in with comedy and drama.

Both series has a variety of characters of different personalities as they live life in a somewhat realistic approach.

Both series has similar feeling and style. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
Anime: Aiura
I can't say that they are very similar, but the two of them focus on moe characters who like to spend their time talking and having fun with their friends. Both series episode duration is 3-4 min too. 
reportRecommended by Beta-123
Anime: Gin no Saji
Similar MCs in regard to their effort in finding "themselves" or at least their personal conflict over what they want in their lives. Also, chickens!!!  
reportRecommended by tired

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Sato Junichi's OVA 'One Off' Announced

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