Explorer Woman Ray

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Japanese: EXPLORER WOMAN RAY (エクスプローラーウーマン・レイ)


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 26, 1989 to Jun 23, 1989
Producers: Toshiba EMI
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: AIC, animate Film
Source: Unknown
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.251 (scored by 620620 users)
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Ranked: #120952
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Popularity: #11338
Members: 1,754
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She's an archeologist AND a black belt and Ray Kazuki will need her brains and her brawn as she plunges into a thrill-filled adventure. Ray's examining an exciting new archeological discovery: a legendary temple located in an isolated area of the world.

As always, she has with her a strange mirror that belonged to her father; a mirror that may provide access to a vanished civilization. On the excavation, Ray meets Mai and Mami Tachibana, freewheeling pubescent girls who heedlessly court danger. And danger they find, in the form of Rig Veda.

Veda's after a big prize: Ray's mirror. But she will have to stop him at all costs, because if Veda gets his hands on the powerful object, he will possess secrets that could lead to disaster.


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Hayashi, Hiroki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Layout
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Yamanaka, Norimasa
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Music
Saiki, Kaori
Theme Song Lyrics


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"Lights of Love" by Tamaki Satou (佐藤環)


Aug 29, 2023
If you're a fan of Indiana Jones like I am, you will absolutely love this weird little OVA.

The plot is essentially the same as Raiders of the Lost Ark and alot of the sequences and music are copyright-infringingly similar, Ray goes around chasing an conspicuously evil German and treasure while being followed by 2 twins. There's a good amount of action scenes, but the start is definitely the highlight. Ray sortof takes a back-seat at first but we start to get there later on. Both episodes of the OVA take place in different places and feel a bit more serialised, but the plot does ...
Apr 15, 2015
Mixed Feelings
Explorer Woman Ray is an OVA from AIC, the same studio behind Bubblegum Crisis, Vampire Princess Miyu, Battle Athletes, Blue Gender, Sasameki Koto and the terrible OreImo. just to name a few I've reviewed. Based on a manga by Okazaki Takeshi. Although this one is far less known than any of those, but being a “hipster” I just have to dreg up obscure titles just so that I can say I've seen them and you haven't. Actually, the truth is that I picked twenty super short anime that looked kind of interesting, assigned them numerical values and rolled a d20 to determine which one to ...

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