Nineteen 19

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: NINETEEN 19


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 27, 1990
Producers: Shueisha
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 42 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.101 (scored by 19851,985 users)
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Ranked: #89232
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Popularity: #8605
Members: 5,037
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19-year-old Kubota is ready to find a girlfriend. The perfect chance arises when he meets Masana Fujisaka, his first love, in a club. She's just broken up with her longtime boyfriend and is surprised to run into Kubota, who sees that the perfect opportunity has just arisen.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kadomatsu, Toshiki
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Inserted Song Performance
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Key Animation


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"I Must Change My Life & Love For Me" by Toshiki Kadomatsu

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Sep 3, 2016
So to start, the plot is mostly an excuse to string a series of amazing music vidoes together. The musical selection in this OVA is the best thing about the whole production so the decision to go all out on the music video sections is the correct one. Now, seemingly the plot is mediocre and the character's motivations lacking but this is only because they represent something much bigger. I am going to somewhat spoil the plot here but honestly this is an art project not a to the book story. Everything means something and honestly watching the OVA through a lens is much more ...
Oct 14, 2022
Mixed Feelings
“NINETEEN 19” is a 1-episode OVA about the trials and tribulations of young love that’s half music video and half story. Featuring a nostalgic citypop soundtrack, aesthetic visuals and some innovative montages and scene transitions, this OVA has a lot going for it, but it’s bogged down by the uninteresting characters and plot. The sexually explicit scenes and dialogue also make it an uncomfortable watch.

The story revolves around a 19 (hence the title)-year-old guy named Kubota, who spends his days blithely hitting on girls on the street with his friends, and working at a cake shop under a boss who enjoys grabbing his butt. One ...
Dec 21, 2018
If you're going to do a show where Style trumps Substance, then you better make sure that the style you choose is actually interesting.

Instead, it looks like the creators of this one-shot story must have spent a day flipping through books of Patrick Nagel paintings, while listening to a few albums of Spandau Ballet, followed off by a nightcap marathon of Miami Vice.

About half of this OVA is 'story', which explores the much-trodden and uninteresting path of teenage angst and yearning, first loves and heartbreak. Pure-Pure Boy searches for first love, and comes across ...

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