Utsunomiko: Heaven Chapter

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Synonyms: Utsunomiko OAV, Utsu no Miko 2
Japanese: 宇宙皇子 天上篇


Type: OVA
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 24, 1990 to Feb 19, 1992
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Light novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MythologyMythology
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


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Delving into the humans' spiritual journey to the Celestial Realm of Buddha, UTSU NO MIKO follows five friends on their quest to bring peace to a corrupt and chaotic Earth.

Born with a horn, Utsu no Miko found refuge on Mt. Kongo where he studies to become a God. But when the ruling imperial government seems to bring only devastation to the people, Miko and his friends venture on a 33-year quest to reach the Celestial Realm and meet the almighty Father of the North Star. Yet, the way is filled with danger, for the five humans intrude upon the world of immortals where the gods reign supreme. And, in order to reach their goal, Miko must first challenge them to battle.

However, they soon realize that the gods too are not without flaws and earthly desires. And for Miko, the hope of rescuing his love (Kagami) leads to the realization that the world cannot exist without the balance of gods' tumultuous soul, and the humans' will to survive and to love. For, as one life ceases, another takes its place. And only when there is true peace can people finally see the face of God.

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Characters & Voice Actors




Imazawa, Tetsuo
Director, Episode Director
Fujikawa, Keisuke
Theme Song Lyrics, Original Creator
Ikuhara, Kunihiko
Assistant Director
Igarashi, Takuya
Assistant Director


Opening Theme

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"Mirai e no Shinwa (未来への神話)" by Yoshimi Hamada (浜田良美)

Ending Theme

"Aoi Hitomi no Naka ni" (蒼い瞳の中に)" by Yoshimi Hamada (浜田良美)


Jun 3, 2019
Among the prolific lineage of Light Novel Adaptations, there is a before and after "Shakugan no Shana". This title dramatically modeled the modern scenery of this medium, from 2005 to onwards... But what about its lesser known debuts? The most cultured elements of the community would answer that there is "Slayers" in the 90s, but they would be only half right. Although it is true that this light-hearted 'sword and sorcery' is the first of its kind to be popular in the West, a long running Light Novel was already well established in Japan: that, is Utsunomiko.
Spanning to 52 volumes under the pen of the ...
Nov 9, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Talk about inconsistence...

I really don't know what's the dynamics behind the creation of these OVA oldies, I partly like them though regardless of the mishaps and low quality, it's remarkable how different they feel and look compared to the stuff we have nowadays. Unfortunately, projects like Utsunomiko are usually better in their original form, the adaptations are always lacking, I might check the light novel one day. Back to my earlier point, I'm assuming this inconsistency is the result of different unsynced minds working on a single project, along possible economic pressures.

Utsunomiko is supposed to be a historical fantasy, but it's far from it. The ...


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