Sankarea OVA

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Synonyms: Sankarea Episodes 00 & 14
Japanese: さんかれあ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 8, 2012 to Nov 9, 2012
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, HorrorHorror, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural, EcchiEcchi
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.211 (scored by 5695556,955 users)
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Ranked: #29352
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Popularity: #1731
Members: 102,918
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Two OVA episodes are bundled as DVDs with each of volumes 6 and 7 of the manga.

The first OVA is a prequel story written by the manga's author. Before the beginning of the main story, Rea and Chihiro have already met at a certain place: an outdoor hot-spring bath.

The second OVA takes place after the series (effectively episode 14). The Furuya family finds a mysterious young girl hiding under the household temple.


Episode 13 is bundled with the final blu-ray release.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors

Sanka, Rea

Uchida, Maaya

Furuya, Chihiro

Kimura, Ryouhei



Furuya, Mero

Iguchi, Yuka

Saouji, Ranko

Yahagi, Sayuri

Furuya, Jogorou

Saitou, Shirou

Sanka, Aria

Asano, Mayumi

Furuya, Doon

Ogino, Seirou


Kanemitsu, Nobuaki


Kuwashima, Houko


Omata, Shinichi
Director, Storyboard
Namura, Hidetoshi
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Esoragoto (絵空事)" by nano.RIPE

Ending Theme

"Above your hand" by Annabel

Nov 11, 2012
zahodnik_miensk (All reviews)
So, I watched both OVA's and now can write a review on it.
In short: the first is about Chihiro and how he had found a book about resurrection; the second is about Aria and her strange dream (I can't write what was this dream about because it will be a great spoiler for you; for same reason I'm not writing who is Chihiro&Aria).

First OVA is like a prequel for the TV series. If you didn't watched "Sankarea" yet, I strongly recommend you to start with this OVA -- you'll free from several question and won't say "WTF?!" after the first TV ep. 10/10.
Second is so read more
Oct 31, 2016
Mikame- (All reviews)
If you haven't watched Sankarea yet, definitely watch the first OVA, (Episode 00), before you do. Being the prequel, it'll answer some questions you have.

Episode 00 is about 17 months earlier. Chihiro is telling a story, about memories, mostly in his perspective but also some is in Rea's. You see some more about Rea's odd relationship with her father and her mother. Chihiro goes on a holiday with his family and Ranko tags along. So you learn more about their history, too.

The second OVA, Episode 14, is best to watch after the series, as that's it's proper place. A weird girl appears under the read more
Mar 21, 2018
Aheesh (All reviews)
I’m writing this pretty late, so probably no1 bothers, but maybe for 1 person, it’ll help. There have been many people suggesting to watch 1st OVA (episode 00) before the ‘Sankarea’ anime, but I’d advise against that, because you might have some questions regarding the series but honestly why would you wanna have your questions answered before you even started ur anime. Just watch the 1st 12 episodes (the anime), then watch the OVA and special. Because the 1st ova tells the back story of main characters, so you will not have the ‘Beginning of an anime’ feeling anymore as you already know the main read more
Jan 23, 2019
BabyGirl06301 (All reviews)
Phew, apparently I didn't like the main series so much that it took me months to actually finish the series by watching these OVAs.

Let's start with the prequel, a.k.a, the first episode. It's basically a backstory that takes place immediately before the events of the main series happen. It'll show you how the main character got the book he used to resurrect Rea. The vibe of it was interesting, so that's probably what kept me interested. It felt like one of those haunted house's haunted history novels. That being said, I don't really think it was a necessary episode. It didn't really add anything to read more


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