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Japanese: インタールード
English: Interlude
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 25, 2004 to Aug 27, 2004
Producers: Happinet Pictures
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Visual novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery
Duration: 40 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.371 (scored by 50025,002 users)
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Ranked: #73582
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Popularity: #5417
Members: 14,024
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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)


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"Ookinakoede" by Young Fresh


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 ...
Apr 22, 2020
An underrated piece.

Well built atmosphere, possibly more emotionally invasive than you realize.

Impressive story with deep topic, and good pace.

Occasionally ridiculous moment which unexpectedly enhanced contrast.

Seemingly childish music, but again, enhanced the bizarre feeling, mixed with depression yet hope.

Nov 27, 2011
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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