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Osakana wa Ami no Naka

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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: Drama, Shounen Ai
Duration: 27 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.091 (scored by 3,292 users)
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Ranked: #84392
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4240
Members: 5,872
Favorites: 3
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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
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More reviewsReviews

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
PlatinumTiger (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!
Aug 6, 2017
snapler (All reviews)
Rate a 4
English Subtitled

Story line is simple. Some plot questions remain unanswered. Was it consensual or persuaded or rape? Did the main character learn the mistakes of his way? Character's choices were double sided which led to improper rooting. Normally when a scene gets bad the audience tends to favor the depicted good person. Now regardless or reason if a person is capable of assisting with an evil act such as rape are they still a guy? I find the answer easy with a no but i will let you think about it.

no complaints. I appreciate given the semi evil underlying nature the movie showed read more
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


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