Mizuiro (2003)

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Synonyms: Mizuiro OVA 2
Japanese: みずいろ (2003)


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 25, 2003 to Oct 10, 2003
Producers: NEC Avenue
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: OLM
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.311 (scored by 19891,989 users)
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Ranked: #78512
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Popularity: #8958
Members: 4,391
Favorites: 2

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Brother and younger sister-in-law live in the house which parents are often away from. Yuki who is the younger sister is secretly yearning for Kenji who is the elder brother. However, one girl came to show up from the closet in Kenji's room after a certain night. Moreover, her body is transparent, and she looks like the ghost. Her name is Hiyori. She is a friend in their childhood. They are pleased with reunion though Kenji and Yuki are perplexed with the way of Hiyori's strange appearance. However, Yuki gets the mind shaken as Kenji and Hiyori become intimate, and the pain in her mind in the childhood is recalled.

At the childhood, Yuki was going to pass the light blue toy ring which Kenji had had to Hiyori in exchange for Hiyori's yoyo. However, because Hiyori became sick, and had moved, the promise was not an accomplishment. Their events in the childhood seem to be related to Hiyori's showing up in front of them.
A painful love story of Kenji and two girls progresses.

(Source: AniDB)

Characters & Voice Actors


Nakamura, Makoto
Producer, Script
Matsunaga, Takayuki
Isako, Kiyotaka
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Sora no Tsuzuki (空のつづき)" by Hiromi Sato

Ending Theme

"Yasashisa no Hajimaru Basho (やさしさの始まる場所)" by Hiromi Sato


Mar 14, 2008
Mizuiro (2003) started with a flashback with the 3 main characters as children. The animation and music did an exceptional job making a warm, nostalgic feel, with its muted colors and especially fitting music. Also, the warm and nostalgic feel is pretty constant through the ova not just in the beginning. The animation in the ova isn't really that special. Its pretty standard for an ova. The music however, was fitting and well done through out. The BMG (background music) consisted of primarily instrumental pieces that bring out the mood of the given situation. As for the OP/ED, ...
Dec 2, 2008
Despite it's simple and cliché plot (a promise between friends, [probably] a love triangle, etc) it's really well done.
It gave me a sweet, fuzzy feeling when I watched it. The soundtrack is really great and fits the atmosphere of the OVA very well.
The OVA itself isn't appealing and outstanding, but does a good job when it comes to entertainment and enjoyment.
Don't expect something deep full of drama and development of story/characters. It's short, simple and very enjoyable.
Jun 20, 2023
This is quite a bizarre OVA and I'm surprised that it isn't more well-known, I'd definitely say that it is thoroughly underrated. Alot of people might be thrown off by the start which makes it feel like a generic slice-of-life VN adaptation but it really (really) picks up quickly and by the second episode things are tending more toward a Makoto Shinkai-esque story with a really nice, satisfying ending.

The animation style isn't anything extravagant, but it's perfectly alright. It's very, very '2003' and if you like that sort of visual style then you'll enjoy it, but if you don't then it'll probably just be ...

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