Genmu Senki Leda

Fantastic Adventure Of Yohko: Leda

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


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: G - All Ages


Score: 6.221 (scored by 19991,999 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #75182
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Popularity: #6791
Members: 5,291
Favorites: 11

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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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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


Tomiyama, Kei


Ikeda, Shuuichi


Yuyama, Kunihiko
Director, Script
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

Feb 13, 2015
chubar (All reviews)
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 read more
Aug 26, 2019
zimonov (All reviews)
I rarely write reviews but this movie is quite special to me, thus i feel it deserves more reviews.
Genmu Senki Leda is a strange little beast of an OVA movie. It has the feel of a serialized show but is only over an hour long. Managing to do this, have a focused story and characters that would work in such a format is no easy feat to accomplish but they did it with adequate sucess.

Story: 6
The story is fairly barebones but it ties together nicely in the end and manages to carry a few in depth metaphors for the internal struggle that Yohko, the main read more
Mar 25, 2014
brashieel (All reviews)
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 read more
May 25, 2014
Fel_Temp (All reviews)
I feel like I liked this more than I should. I mean the plot is pretty bare bones and kind of dumb, but there's something weirdly charming about the package as a whole. The world is distinctive and well designed, and after watching n a whole bunch of 80s OVAs lately, it's really nice to see mechs that aren't just designed to look like they came out of Gundam or Macross. That said, what really elevates this into something decent is the direction. Yuyama kept this whole thing surprisingly atmospheric, and he gave us some pretty good action setpieces. read more

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