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Japanese: KIRARA


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 21, 2000
Producers: TOHO, Toho Music
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Ashi Productions
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, SupernaturalSupernatural, EcchiEcchi
Duration: 39 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.051 (scored by 20562,056 users)
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Ranked: #90092
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Popularity: #8002
Members: 5,266
Favorites: 9


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Twenty-four-year-old Kirara is on her way to her wedding when she is killed in a car accident. However her love for her fiance is so strong that she is permitted to return to earth as a ghost to see him. But she is sent back 8 years in time, to when she and her fiancé first met. However her own meddling in the past may make her 16 year-old-self turn away from her would-be fiance.


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Characters & Voice Actors


Murayama, Kiyoshi
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director
Oosawa, Chiaki
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Power of Love" by Chiaki Oosawa

Ending Theme

"Smile Again" by Elika


Mar 8, 2023
A pleasant hidden gem in an era where the OVA was on its way out. "Kirara" is a bitter sweet 40-minute film about a young woman, named Kirara, who tragically passes away on the day of her wedding. However, her pleas to God grants her the ability to travel 8 years into the past as a ghost and revisit the early days with her beloved, nicknamed Konpei. Teenage angst and romantic awkwardness ensues as Kirara confronts her 16-year-old self. Considering its length, I don't want to go too much into detail as the story is quite delightful to experience for oneself despite the opening segment's ...
Dec 6, 2014
There aren't too many solid, anime romances out there. The ones that do exist are usually taken up by the short-run relationship, lacking any sight into the long-run. The sequel to the anime series "Clannad", being "Clannad: After Story", is one of the few that decides to try and see relationships in a more mature light. Now, Kirara isn't particularly the same in how it goes about itself, but Kirara is a 40-minute long OVA that manages to create a story able to fit in emotions and development from both the short-run and long-run of a relationship. The difference is the time constraint, which leads ...

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