Osakana wa Ami no Naka


Fish in the Trap

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Japanese: おさかなはあみの中
English: Fish in the Trap
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 21, 1994
Producers: Echo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: Boys LoveBoys Love, DramaDrama
Duration: 27 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 4.881 (scored by 41314,131 users)
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Ranked: #122692
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Popularity: #6214
Members: 7,803
Favorites: 2

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Synopsis

Osakana wa Ami no Naka is a story based on manga by Nekokichi Ranma about Tsukamoto Yuuji, a young businessman and great swimmer, and Matsui Takahiro, who is still attending school and is also a beginner in swimming.

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Staff

Miyamae, Mitsuharu
Art Director
Nakayama, Yumi
Key Animation
Ranma, Nekokichi
Original Creator
Saitou, Kazuya
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Dec 7, 2008
TrenchKamen (All reviews)
So, this is what I gather happened during that half hour:

Our hero, Matsui, is a doe-eyed, innocent uke who looks just like a brunette Shirou Kamui from X. While waiting for his friend Yoshino to get them sodas after watching this guy who looks like Tamahome from Fushigi Yuugi swim, said guy, henceforth Yuuji, accosts Matsui on the bench and takes him to a bar where some guys throw money in after betting on a high school swim match. Matsui is stupid enough to drink and smoke what they give him, and he eventually leaves. Good for him. Whatever. The typical long-haired tech and this read more
Jun 24, 2010
SecretDolly (All reviews)
I absolutely love yaois! but this, this was pathetic, terrible and thats pretty much it! The beginning I was bored, and I was bored throughout, even at the end!!!!! It's like WTF? this is not a good anime, I would not recommend it to many except those people who have watched evry other anime and wanna watch sumtin they havent watched yet!
May 3, 2013
yukified (All reviews)
I am not so so sure as to why people give this anime ova a pathetic 2 marks? I think it deserve a little better consider when this is being produced... Also, I have read up that this is a prequel to a manga..

So yes, after watching all this, I do get hype up to watch the manga, but that aside, I wished, there could be another ova, just to explain how yuuji suddenly has that interest in that guy and how did that 'rape' occur? I mean all these explanations are missing which makes absolute no SENSE.

Overall, I will still give it read more
Feb 3, 2022
tenchimuyo1990 (All reviews)
I made it about 17 minutes in and asked "why are people rating this so low?" And then I understood.

The story is bad. It's terribly paced and the story isnt really that interesting and it's triggering.

So the art was actually my favorite part. The cityscapes and arcade shots, a lot of the backgrounds, are just really good. Too bad the animation is so bad. Lots of slow panning shots that hurt the pacing mentioned before. The character art wasn't bad, but not enough to save this.

The sound had some good piano and then terrible sound effects that were out of place.

I don't know if i'm read more

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