OZ

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Japanese: オズ


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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 28, 1992 to Sep 25, 1992
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 35 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 5.391 (scored by 468468 users)
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Ranked: #117582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #10453
Members: 1,871
Favorites: 1

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Synopsis

Loosely based on L.F. Baum's novel, The Wizard of Oz. Original manga done by Itsuki Natsumi.

A nuclear war has killed most of humanity and split the USA into six warring states. By 2021, a legend has grown up about the fabled city of OZ where everything still works. Scientist Felicia sets out in search of it with the mercenary Muto and android 1019. At the end of the quest they only discover a military base and a madman.

A mercenary was hired by a girl to bring her to the mythical Oz (a paradise) where her missing brother supposedly lived. Accompanying them was a cyborg sent by her brother. But Oz was not the paradise it seemed and her brother was not as sane as he was smart.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Yamada, Katsuhisa
Director
Honda, Yasunori
Sound Director
Yoshikawa, Youichirou
Theme Song Composition, Music
Tsurumaki, Kazuya
Key Animation


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Ending Theme

"Ikusen no Mugi no Yume (幾千の麦の夢~Harvest Of Gold (instrumental version))" by Youichirou Yoshikawa



Sep 30, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Only watch this show if you're bored or yearning for a 90's anime. The characters are lacking, the story seems forced, and on top of that it's average 90's looking. The only plus side is that it's only an hour short.

The story throws you into mid-scene of apocalyptic earth with 60% of the population dead from nuclear war, but you don't know why. The relationship between each character has no reasoning behind it. Just from these facts alone, the show already sucks.

I had to continuously scroll through the second episode to get to the end because that's how bad it was. Do not ...
Jun 15, 2016
I'm really glad these early Madhouse OVAs are finally getting subbed. Last summer it was Download, and now it's OZ.

OZ is a two-episode OVA purportedly based off of The Wizard of Oz. I say purportedly because the connection is pretty flimsy. Instead, we've got a sci-fi thriller set in a post-apocalyptic North America. A young girl and her bodyguard set out on an adventure to find her brother, who supposedly rules over the mythical land of Oz. Except Oz is actually a weaponized fortress and the wizard is an absolute madman.

Along their way, they come across an android who aims to acquire humanity. And ...
May 6, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Despite having nothing at all to do with Oz and having the production values of, well, a 1992 anime OVA, there's some pretty funky stuff in this movie that makes it interesting to the point that if trashy late 80s/early 90s sci-fi is your thing, it's worth checking out. The second episode is much more interesting than the first, even if the ending isn't exactly gonna blow your mind or anything.

For some reason there's an actual transgender character in the story and a frank discussion about it, even going far enough to use the word dysphoria and everything. I mean, it's handled about as well ...

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Poll: OZ Episode 1 Discussion
Kuruwin - Jun 3, 2016
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Poll: OZ Episode 2 Discussion
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Jun 3, 2016 9:54 AM
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jyagan0 - Oct 10, 2015
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Dec 2, 2015 6:07 PM
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mdude009 - Mar 30, 2013
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