Best 10 Fantasy OVA Anime Of 2008 You Have to Watch at Least Once in Your Life

They’re the best Anime that 2008 has to offer! We counts down the best anime to come out this year, including the likes of Inyouchuu Shoku: Ryoushokutou Taimaroku, Mushrambo (2008), Ikusa Otome Valkyrie 2, and more!

10: Inyouchuu Shoku: Ryoushokutou Taimaroku

Japanese: 淫妖蟲 蝕 ~凌触島退魔録~
MAL Score: 6.32
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

The demon hunters are back! Mikoto, Sui, and Takeru are sent to investigate a mysterious island where people have been disappearing repeatedly and dark yoma are rumored to be the cause. When the team first arrives it almost feels like a vacation to them, but it doesn’t take them long to the feel the presence of something dark and evil…

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9: Mushrambo (2008)

Japanese: マシュランボー (2008)
MAL Score: 6.43
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Kokoro wo Chikara ni: The story follows the human girl Yakumo, who awakens from cryogenic sleep in a devastated world destroyed by genetically engineered lifeforms, Enterrans. With the help of a few friendly Enterrans, she goes on a journey to find more human survivors and bring peace between the two factions.

Owaranai Chikyuu: After restoring the world to order, one threat remains for Yakumo and her friends. The cause of the war itself, hidden deep inside a meteorite that crashed at the start of the war, a cause that’s about to resurface.

8: Ikusa Otome Valkyrie 2

Japanese: 戦乙女ヴァルキリー2
MAL Score: 6.47
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Leia is a valkyrie. She is captured by Duke, a boss of a monster group, and just when she is about to get executed, Aaliyah, an another valkyrie, appears and beats up all monsters. She tells Duke to free Leia and he does so. But Leia suddenly robs Aaliyah of a silver ring, which gives Aaliyah power, and runs to Duke…. Aaliyah loses her power and finally gets captured…. Like this, Leia and Aaliyah become their sex slaves….

(Source: ErogeShop edit)

7: Shion

English: Sion
Japanese: シオン
MAL Score: 6.49
Type: OVA
Episodes: 4

Synopsis

Based on the game by Lilith Mist.

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6: Strait Jacket

Japanese: ストレイト ジャケット
MAL Score: 6.83
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

It is the world where magic and science coexist. Rayotte Steinberg, a lone wolf “tactical sorcerist”, fights against monsters. They used to be human beings, but they had overused forbidden power, “magic”, to turn into monsters. What he wears is “mold”, the straight jacket that keeps him being a human. What he holds on his hand is “staff”, a magical wand that explodes everything. If he casts magic, he moves one step to be a monster. If he doesn’t, he will be killed. Among the harsh battles, he will face a sin he had committed in the past.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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5: One Piece: Romance Dawn Story

English: One Piece: Romance Dawn Story
Japanese: ワンピース ロマンスドーンストーリー
MAL Score: 7.37
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The Straw Hat Pirates, searching for the great passage “Grand Line”, are in trouble when their food runs out! Luffy, searching for food on his own, finds a ship belonging to the pirate, Gary, and takes it over!! He lands at a nearby town…

Luffy was attacked by a young girl, Silk, who mistook him for a member of the other pirate gang. As the two eat a meal, they tell their stories. Meanwhile, Gary and his band are burning with anger at Luffy, demanding payment from the town’s defenseless citizens…!!

(Source: jumpland.com/animetour/op/index_en.html)

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4: Kyou kara Maou! R

Japanese: 今日からマ王!R
MAL Score: 7.45
Type: OVA
Episodes: 5

Synopsis

Life has returned to some form of normalcy after the end of the series, and so His Majesty Yuuri Shibuya travels to oversee how things are going. While doing so, he runs into the king of Small Shimeron–Sararegi. But it seems there may be something more to him than the friendly king he presents himself as. Yuuri go back to Shimaron to relax and meet some friends, when the “king” of Little Shimaron suddenly joins the group and wants the Maou to come to his country. The Original king sends a message to Yuuri’s brother and his friend that Yuuri is in trouble.

(Source: ANN)

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3: Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Elysion-hen

English: Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter – Elysion
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 冥王ハーデス エリシオン編
MAL Score: 7.58
Type: OVA
Episodes: 6

Synopsis

After the 12 Gold Saints sacrifice their lives to destroy the Wailing Wall, The Bronze Saints enter the deepest realm of the Underworld, Elysion, where they face off against Hades’s two most powerful servants: The Twin Gods, Hypnos and Thanatos, before they can reach Hades for the final battle.

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2: Saiyuuki Reload: Burial

Japanese: 最遊記RELOAD -burial-
MAL Score: 7.81
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Taking place in the past it offers a view at the Saiyuuki quartet before their formation and their journey to the west. First OVA starts with Sanzo and his master, also with Ukoku (known as a later Ni Jianyi). Second OVA shows first meeting of Goku and Sanzo. Third OVA considers the events after Hakkai’s sins and his trial (that we know from first season of “Saiyuuki”) and his decision to live in Gojyo’s house.

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1: Tsubasa: Tokyo Revelations

English: Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE: Tokyo Revelations
Japanese: ツバサ TOKYO REVELATIONS
MAL Score: 8.30
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Continuing their journey from Record Country (the place that held the book of memories), Syaoran and company land into Tokyo Country, a blood-filled country under war from opposing factions for natural resources and survival. While reluctantly involved in the race to live, the group faces their own problems as certain revelations are made, changing their journey forever.

A shocking betrayal and a battle that risks all of their lives. After this revelation, they will never be the same again.

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Did YOUR favorite anime make the cut? Let us know in the comments below!

1. Tsubasa: Tokyo Revelations
2. Saiyuuki Reload: Burial
3. Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Elysion-hen
4. Kyou kara Maou! R
5. One Piece: Romance Dawn Story
6. Strait Jacket
7. Shion
8. Ikusa Otome Valkyrie 2
9. Mushrambo (2008)
10. Inyouchuu Shoku: Ryoushokutou Taimaroku

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