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Japanese: みツわの


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 12, 2014
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Zexcs
Source: Light novel
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 28 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.991 (scored by 22402,240 users)
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Ranked: #93162
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Popularity: #8258
Members: 4,962
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In Kyoto, apprentices known as maiko are skilled performers of traditional dance and song. It is said their elegance and grace leaves any audience entranced.

Mai Ichinose, Riko Kikuzuki, and Midori Aikawa are young girls who aspire to become maiko. They reside together in a geisha house to polish and perfect their skills, developing bonds of trust and supporting each other. However, their shared dream may prove disastrous for their friendship...

When they learn about an upcoming festival, they cannot help but get excited. But soon they realize only two maiko can represent each house. It is then that the three close friends become distant, seeking to prove who is most deserving of the role. Ultimately, they must choose between fulfilling their own dream—finally within reach—or keeping their treasured friendship alive.

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Ohara, Sayaka


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Igari, Takashi
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Kameyama, Toshiki
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Takahashi, Natsuko
Horie, Yui
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Oct 25, 2015
TL;DR The anime is too short to make any real impact

Mitsuwano is a story of three young Geisha apprentices (called Maiko), Riko, Midori and Mai, partaking in an upcoming festival. Being only one episode long (about 30 minutes), it is really a condensed version of something that could easily run a full season.

Opting for a one episode OVA, the pacing is rather fast. It unfortunately skips a lot of character development. How did the three meet? How did they become such close friends? What was their back stories? Too bad none of these were explored in any details. ...
Aug 3, 2014
A random watch of mine that felt like a waste of time but to be honest better then expected.

This is a 1 episode short story that follows 3 girls as they practice and strive to become Maikos. The show covers what the girls do to practice and do while they are getting ready for an upcoming festival.

The charcters are a nice bunch of teenage girls, there superior Maikos, and elderly teachers. They are all well designed and easy to like.

The music consists mostly of a piano that plays calmly during the show to set a perfect mood.

Art is nice and average. It is nothing spectacular ...
Aug 4, 2014
Mixed Feelings
A Maiko is a culturally rich art and connoisseurship of Japan, and as the anime suggests, especially of Kyoto. Then honestly, why not focus on what it entails to actually be one?
Pfft.. That was the failure of this OVA. It only mentioned in a passing glance that Maikos are culturally rich assets, but never bothered showing a Maiko's life.

Story 4/10
This show is about 3 girls who want to become Maikos. And it's just about their friendship.

Art 7/10
Still crowds and subtle movements, but pretty and detailed backgrounds. The setting is good. There's a show at the end, but I'd have preferred more, esp. ...

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