Fushigi Yuugi OVA

Mysterious Play OVA

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Alternative Titles

English: Mysterious Play OVA
Synonyms: Fushigi Yugi OVA 1
Japanese: ふしぎ遊戯


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 25, 1996 to Feb 25, 1997
Producers: Bandai Visual, Movic
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, ComedyComedy, HistoricalHistorical, ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.161 (scored by 1085910,859 users)
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Ranked: #29632
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Popularity: #3765
Members: 20,333
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A year after the events of Fushigi Yuugi, Tamahome is pulled back into the book and is sent on a complicated ride through illusion, confusion, and betrayal. Meanwhile, Yui is acting oddly and Miaka is heartbroken over the loss of Tamahome, while Keisuke and Tetsuya try to discover what is going on with the book.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Shimizu, Katsunori
Sound Director
Yamanaka, Norimasa
Theme Song Arrangement


Opening Theme

"Yogaakeru Mae ni (夜が明ける前に)" by Satou Akemi

Ending Theme

#1: "Ashita no Watashi wo Shinjitai (明日の私を信じたい)" by Saori Ishizuka
#2: "Ashita wa Ii Hi ni Naru (あしたはいい日になる) by Akemi Satou

Jun 19, 2007
jet2r0cks (All reviews)
The concensus was that this OAV was way too confusing. I found it to be that way too - in fact I had to look up a synopsis for this to understand it.

What confused me the most is the time frame - I am not aware of how much time has passed since the last episode of the TV series. Furthermore, how can Hotohori's great grandchild exist when it's obvious that Chichiri and Tasuki has not aged at all? Well at least that's what I understood from Wikipedia. If it is what it is, then it doesn't make much sense. Yui's hair length is something read more
Feb 24, 2007
Cinnamingirl (All reviews)
While I was glad to see the gang all back in action, it was a lil too emo for me... the whole "we still can't be together" and "what was it all for" thing kinda bothered me. Seemed like there was a lot of build-up that was resolved within the space of 5 mins. the omake were hilarious. perhaps the minor characters were given more attention in the manga, and so it made sense to bring them back.

hopefully they will continue this line in the next one... seems like so much dragging out tho...
Oct 16, 2008
Darkeiko (All reviews)
Well, let's see how I can put this. At the beginning I was a bit confused but after seeing the whole entire OVA through I managed to understand what was happening.

Storyline: Basically Tamahome is thrust back into the "Universe of the Four Gods." And while he's in there he's mistaken as Nakago which leads to his eventual mental breakdown. Like I said, at first the storyline is a bit confusing and at parts you don't entirely know what's going on. However as the story progressed I eventually understood what was happening.

The story really had a very realistic feel with Tamahome wondering, "Am I read more
Sep 3, 2010
Symphonica (All reviews)
Although I was happy that most of the cast came back, it was far too confusing, even for a fan of the series like me.

First of all, I'd like to say that it takes a little bit of reasoning and patience to deal with the storytelling as it switches back and forth between two different settings. It could have gone over well, given that aspect but sometimes the sudden change even left me wondering what just happened. It takes a while to realise what's really going on. Moreover, it's a decent concept but lacks depth.

The same art style that was used for the original 52 read more

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