Oedo wa Nemurenai!

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Sleepless Oedo, Edo Never Sleeps
Japanese: お江戸はねむれない!


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 23, 1993
Producers: Shueisha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: FantasyFantasy, HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama, ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 30 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.571 (scored by 302302 users)
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Ranked: #99522
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Popularity: #11387
Members: 822
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We are now in the early 18th century, the Kyouhou era, when the merchant culture was flourishing. In Yoshiwara, the red light district of Edo, there is a popular courtesan with good looks and character, called Usugumo. She in fact is a daughter of a Christianized prostitute and Tokugawa Yoshimune (who was a real historical character and the 8th Shogun of Japan), but the power struggle in these times doesn't allow her to be with her father. Her fate is about to change when she meets the blond haired thief, Kikunosuke. With Kikunosuke, a doctor named Aoto Touichirou, who uses the yet unfamiliar Western medicine, and her pet cat, Kotetsu, Usugumo forms a thief group, the Kikugumi. In the meanwhile, a member of a mysterious group appears, aiming for Usugumo...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Komiyama, Kiyoshi


Hashi, Takaya

Townsman A

Tomita, Kousuke


Tobita, Nobuo

Touichirou, Aoto

Tanaka, Hideyuki


Takeda, Yuusuke
Background Art
Itou, Hidetsugu
In-Between Animation
Katou, Hiroshi
Art Director, Background Art
Fujikawa, Futoshi
Assistant Animation Director


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Ending Theme

"Tokyo Ondo (Heisei Mix) (東京音頭 (平成ミックス))" by Akiko Kanazawa, Souichi Terada

Jul 1, 2020
Tsubakiaka (All reviews)
Edo never sleeps, but your brain might during this.
Going in blind to the manga I’ll be objective to the OVA only. Exceptionally average, Oedo wa Nemurenai! Offers a historical setting in 1700s yoshiwara. The famous pleasure district. Our main character is quite a young woman and Oiran and is for some reason important you’ll find out. (also pay attention to that cat!!! What happened there)

Production quality is at most times quite poor, out of sync voice acting, many still/panning shots, and very low movement. This is all to be expected for something low budget. For anyone who has not read the source material the read more

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