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Fire Emblem


Alternative Titles

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

Information

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
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 5.931 (scored by 2,466 users)
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Ranked: #67642
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Popularity: #3865
Members: 5,361
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Synopsis

Prince Marth, heir to the throne of Aritia, has fled his homeland and the invaders bent on conquering the entire continent. Together with the Aritian Knights he hides and bides his time in the friendly island kingdom of Talus. Though criticized for constantly daydreaming or being in a bad mood, he has found a friend in Caeda, the princess of Talus. Together they indulge in hayrides and shopping trips, or just standing upon the parapet and looking out over the land. However, despite how pleasant life is, he cannot forget the circumstances that separated him from his land and forced his beloved sister to sacrifice herself for him.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Marth
Marth
Main
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Japanese
Midorikawa, Hikaru
Sheeda
Sheeda
Main
Tange, Sakura
Japanese
Tange, Sakura
Abel
Abel
Supporting
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Japanese
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Lena
Lena
Supporting
Neya, Michiko
Japanese
Neya, Michiko

Staff

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


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Anomalous
Feb 22, 2009
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
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ktulu007
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 read more
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Little_Red_Rogue
May 25, 2015
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 Marth.
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. Neat, eh?

Fanboy facts aside, The OVA follows Marth, the prince of Altea, as he tries to retake his home from the forces of Dolhr.
Just like in the games, read more
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sylvanelite
Dec 10, 2009
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
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