Fire Emblem

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Synonyms: Fire Emblem: Monshou no Nazo, Fire Emblem: Mystery of the Emblem
Japanese: ファイアーエムブレム 紋章の謎
English: Fire Emblem
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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
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #103682
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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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Midorikawa, Hikaru


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Ishida, Akira




Kawazu, Yasuhiko


Ootsuka, Akio


Katou, Seizou




Neya, Michiko


Yamaguchi, Kappei


Misawa, Shin
Director, Storyboard
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Sakata, Junichi
Episode Director
Kuroda, Yousuke


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Feb 22, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Aug 27, 2014
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 ...
Dec 10, 2009
Mixed Feelings
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 ...

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Is this based off of a Fire Emblem game?
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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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