Osakana wa Ami no Naka

Fish in the Trap

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English: Fish in the Trap
Japanese: おさかなはあみの中


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


Score: 4.921 (scored by 39793,979 users)
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Ranked: #115032
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Popularity: #5922
Members: 7,563
Favorites: 4

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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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Miyamae, Mitsuharu
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Nakayama, Yumi
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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
Dec 12, 2017
Landonime (All reviews)
I watched this out of curiosity. It was pretty easy to find in decent quality on YouTube. I don't know if I'm just dumb and wasn't paying attention. But the scene that comes after the swimming tournament didn't make sense to me at first. They just shoe horned in a random scene of the swimmer being catered to at a night club. He was being served alcohol and smoking cigarettes. They don't make it clear until later that he is in highschool still. Though that is what it makes us assume.

Their were some inconsistent and bad animations to the characters in this as well. It read more

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