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Fushigi Yuugi OVA

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
Duration: 28 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 9,346 users)
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Ranked: #26092
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Members: 16,915
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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

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

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#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

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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 20, 2018
LunaUri (All reviews)
Fushigi Yuugi is like if The Neverending Story was a melodramatic soap opera. It literally has the same precurser to The Neverending Story: two girls go to an antiquated library and then get rabbit holed into a magical storybook, but in this variation, it isn’t a high fantasy world, but a mystical version of ancient China. This series would have been much stronger if Yu Watase could write a story without leaning on the same old, tired reverse harem tropes.

• As far as the characters are concerned, there are a multitudinous amount in this series. There are seven Celestial Warriors to protecting the priestesses of fate read more


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