One: Kagayaku Kisetsu e

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Synonyms: One: To a Shining Season
Japanese: ONE ~輝く季節へ~


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 10, 2001 to May 24, 2002
Producers: KSS
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Arms
Source: Visual novel
Genres: DramaDrama, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.051 (scored by 16531,653 users)
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Ranked: #126382
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Popularity: #8934
Members: 4,445
Favorites: 6


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Orihara Kouhei returns to his town after a long disappearance to fullfil the promises he made to several girls in his childhood. He suffered from memory loss, and carries a tragic past. An strange ambience surrounds the OVA...It's almost like a dream, like memories from the past trying to come together in one piece but without being able to...

(Source: ANN)

Characters & Voice Actors


Kageyama, Shigenori
Director, Script, Storyboard, Screenplay
Kawasumi, Ayako
Theme Song Performance
Nanao, Haruhi
Theme Song Performance
Toyoshima, Machiko
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Eternity" by millio

Ending Theme

1: "Rose" by Sayuri Yoshida (eps 1)
2: "impurity" by Haruhi Terada (eps 2)
3: "Kaze no Mieru Hi (風の見える日)" by Machiko Toyoshima (eps 3)
4: "Kono Mama ga Ii yo (このままがいいよ)" by Ayako Kawasumi (eps 4)


Aug 20, 2010
Mixed Feelings
I will put this plain and simple. This is an OVA intended for those who have played the game(One Kagayagku Kisetsu e). For those who don't know the game was a pivitol piece which started the whole so-called Nakige genre and lead to the creation of Key.

Putting aside introduction, overall the OVA is average, nothing stands out about it, but it does what an OVA is suppose to do, animate a bits of the game for the fans of the game. In this case, the OVA covers essentially the ends of the different scenarios, which is probably why everyone finds ...
Jan 25, 2008
Mixed Feelings
It was pretty confusing all the way through though. There wasn't much of a plot that was easy to discern, it was like watching a muddled dream. It kind of told separate stories for the characters (much like in other Key animes), but it skipped around a lot, and the tales for each character were very rushed and confusing. It did pretty much show how the main character Kouhei was trying to make up his promises to each other girls though. (Even if it was kind of vague, like the rest of the story.)

Anyone can see from watching just the opening that it doesn't have ...
Sep 11, 2012
When Winston Smith was brought into Room 101 in 1984, he was forced to face his greatest fear, rats, and in doing so, he betrayed his love and solidified Big Brother's grip on him. He loved Big Brother because that was all his crushed spirit could possibly see.

One is my Room 101 anime. O'Brien would strap me into that chair, fit the wire cage on my head and I'd have blind girls, pretentious ghosts and a fountain of tears struggling to form. But unlike Winston, I would not give in. My spirit would not be crushed. Onii-sama would not have me in his mad clutches. ...

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