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Japanese: インタールード


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: 6.441 (scored by 44704,470 users)
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Ranked: #63532
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Popularity: #4777
Members: 12,237
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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.

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"Ookinakoede" by Young Fresh

Feb 19, 2009
lillockey (All reviews)
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
Nov 27, 2011
LightningHound (All reviews)
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
Feb 20, 2012
meneope (All reviews)
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
Apr 22, 2020
Hellother (All reviews)
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.

I watched this several years ago, with no expectation. Then I realized this is a despariring yet encouraging story, with unexpected psychological mark left in my brain. The feeling simply came back to me from time to time, but I couldn't remember where it came from. I couldn't even remember if I watched it, or if it was just a dream.

Yes, maybe it's just read more

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