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 1037210,372 users)
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Ranked: #28942
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Popularity: #3546
Members: 19,317
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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 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
Jun 28, 2020
orpheusbreeze (All reviews)
If you thought the original show was fast-paced, then you're in for a ride for this OVA LOL

The OVA episodes were really fast paced, most notably the 3rd episode. I found myself having to replay the scenes to catch what was going on. If not, it can get really confusing fast!

The 3rd episode was probably the one I didn't like as much as the others. It was weird buildup for the last few minutes, and the reason why all of this happened was because something her friend did, who was actually not repentant about it.

I liked the new music. Something different.

Just really wished they made read more
May 24, 2020
SinCrow11 (All reviews)
English Version

Having for any unsuspecting or lack of compression in the industry went on to explain what I understand about the situation of "Fushigi Shuugi OVA". This adaptation is without more or less than the intention of wanting to continue a work that was no longer enough, clearly ran out of budget or decided not to give him another opportunity to continue the story in a proper way, which was in that sense the format of "Series" and not about 3 OVAs summarized with scenes cut in between. Let's add that apparently there has been a change within the production since we have a certain read more
Feb 27, 2017
Maggie95 (All reviews)
When the prequel finished you stay like how was that possible?
He was on the book and a million question were on my mind without and answer..

But It's here! In this sequel you have the answers that you needed!

Even if the begging of this OVA you stay really confused with everything that is happening.. In the end every peace of the puzzle start to match.

And one more time, when you see this you start to think in everything in your life.. "Why did I give up in so many things on my life?" , "I should have fight!"

I think this story can be another one with read more