Genmu Senki Leda


Fantastic Adventure Of Yohko: Leda

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Leda the War of the Dreams
Japanese: 幻夢戦記レダ
English: Fantastic Adventure Of Yohko: Leda
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Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 1, 1985
Producers: Toho
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 1 hr. 10 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.241 (scored by 23232,323 users)
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Ranked: #78552
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Popularity: #6978
Members: 6,117
Favorites: 13

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Synopsis

For a year and a half, Youko Asagiri has fostered an unrequited love for one of her classmates. To express her affection, she composes a piano solo that she plans to show him when she confesses. When the moment of truth comes, however, Youko is not brave enough to speak to her classmate, and the ground suddenly swallows her up!

In an instant, Youko finds herself in the mysterious realm of "Ashanti." She quickly makes friends with a talking dog named Lingam, who explains that Ashanti is a sister realm of "Noa," the realm that Youko came from. The two worlds were once connected, but they were separated long ago by the warrior Leda in order to protect the people of Noa. Now, Youko's arrival has temporarily opened a path between the realms, which the evil forces of Zell intend to make permanent.

The forces of Zell steal Youko's cassette player under the belief that it is the mythical "Heart of Leda," a necessary artifact for their nefarious plans. However, Youko manages to evade their capture by transforming into Leda's warrior. With these new powers, will she be able to protect the people of Noa and return to her own world?

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Background

Genmu Senki Leda was released on VHS format in North America in May 1997 by The Right Stuf International. The film was re-released in 4K alongside a special edition bundle in Japan on June 19, 2019.

Characters & Voice Actors

Lingam

Main
Tomiyama, Kei
Japanese

Zell

Supporting
Ikeda, Shuuichi
Japanese

Staff

Yuyama, Kunihiko
Director, Script
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director


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"Yukue-fumei no Heart tachi (行方不明のハートたち)" by Rio Akimoto
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Ending Theme

"Kaze to Bouquet no Serenade (風とブーケのセレナーデ)" by Rio Akimoto



Feb 13, 2015
The first impression I had about this particular anime is it didn’t strike me as a magical girl OVA and just more of medieval/fantasy story. Since this particular OVA was released during the 1980s, I wondered if it’s going to have any of the ridiculousness and cheese that American movies had in their own media that was present at this time. Although, looking at the promotional art and some screencaps, the art is extremely gorgeous and it’s something that definitely appeals to me. The only thing, though, I didn’t expect to like it as much as I actually do.

Since this is only one OVA, I’m ...
Jan 25, 2018
Action, adventure, fan service. This very underrated OVA does a great job on delivering this combination. A charming fantasy world with awesome wizard and mecha stuff going on that manages to be depicted with clarity in it's short running time. Slap on an absolute babe with a sword and a skimpy outfit and you're set. This is the kind of OVA that people who like cute girls doing cool things will find exceptional, and even if that's not so much your thing the setting is still really fun.

It was clear that the people who made this cared very much about the quality of their work. ...
Mar 25, 2014
Mixed Feelings
This was a strange bit of 80s nostalgia for me.

As another review noted, this feels like it was intended as a pilot movie for a magical girl series that was never made. The main character, animal companion, and sidekick are all introduced. The setting is established, and then they have a short adventure. Afterwards the main girl returns to Earth, but they make a point of saying that she can come back. An open ending that was never followed up on.

That said, while the characters, music, and plot are all bog standard 80s OVA anime, the art itself is very distinctive. This is a trippy ...

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Guys, watch this, this is really great old school isekai anime.
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