Fire Emblem

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English: Fire Emblem
Japanese: ファイアーエムブレム


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 26, 1996 to Apr 26, 1996
Producers: KSS
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Studio Fantasia
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, MagicMagic, ShounenShounen
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #96002
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Popularity: #4874
Members: 11,279
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The Kingdoms of Dolhr, Grust, and Gra band together to wage war on the rest of the continent Archanea and defeat the Kingdom of Altea. King Cornelius is slain in battle but his son Prince Marth is able to escape the invasion thanks to the sacrifice of his older sister Elice. He and a small group of retainers find refuge on the island nation of Talys, where they spend the next three years in hiding under the royal family's protection.

Marth lives a peaceful life in Talys, enjoying the beauty of the island and the friendship of its pegasus-riding princess, Caeda. But he is uneasy, knowing soon the day will come that he must take up arms. That day arrives when Caeda comes to Marth and his retainers in a panic, telling him that the castle town has been attacked. After some close calls, they manage to defeat the assailants and save the city.

Realizing that his presence may bring further danger to his new home, Marth decides that now is the time to set off. He journeys to raise an army with which to reclaim his kingdom.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Midorikawa, Hikaru


Tange, Sakura


Ishida, Akira


Neya, Michiko




Ootsuka, Akio


Hiyama, Nobuyuki


Kawazu, Yasuhiko


Koyasu, Takehito




Misawa, Shin
Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Kuroda, Yousuke
Greenfield, Matt
ADR Director


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Feb 22, 2009
Anomalous (All reviews)
With the recent release of Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon in English, this OVA is perhaps more relevant than it has been in over a decade. Some quick backstory: in 1990, the first Fire Emblem game was released for the Famicom (and was remade for the Super Famicom in 1994). Since games back then had simpler stories and characters, extra care was taken by Fire Emblem’s creators to make supplemental media to flesh out the game. This OVA wasn’t meant to stand alone or take the place of the game, but to help players understand a little more about what was going on. I’m sure it read more
Aug 27, 2014
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Fire Emblem was a game franchise virtually unknown outside of Japan until Super Smash Brothers Melee came out. That game featured two Fire Emblem characters, Marth and Roy, as playable fighters. Creating an interest in the franchise that was great enough to get the seventh title, Blazing Sword, and most subsequent titles released internationally.

So, why was the franchise only released outside of Japan at that point? My theory is that the games were simply considered too difficult. Yes, Nintendo had a lot of really hard games, some unfairly so. But Fire Emblem is the most difficult franchise developed by Nintendo itself. The games feature read more
Dec 10, 2009
sylvanelite (All reviews)
This OVA tells the story of the very first Fire Emblem game, and features Marth (Mars in the OVA) as the main character. From Super Smash Bros. fame, Marth's game was not released outside of Japan, that was until 2008/9, where a remake was made for DS, which saw international release. This OVA, strangely, was dubbed into English before Math made his maiden appearance in Super Smash Bros. Melee. Ironically, his name was translated as "Mars" in this release. The final thing to note, before I start fully reviewing the OVA, is that it only lasts 2 episodes. It was cancelled before any additional episodes read more
May 25, 2015
Little_Red_Rogue (All reviews)
I'm a big fan of the Fire Emblem games, so when I heard that there was an anime about Marth, I dropped everything and went to watch it.
I then noticed it was a two episode OVA and I was pretty disappointed, but I'd still watch it for my love of the series.
The anime even tells things that Shadow Dragon, (The DS remake of FE1,) didn't. Like the possibly non-canon fact that Marth's hairband is his sister's crown.

The OVA follows Marth, the prince of Altea, as he tries to retake his home from the forces of Dolhr.
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