Best 25 Military OVA Anime You Need to Watch

They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Generation of Chaos Next: Chikai no Pendant, Dog Soldier, Ice, and more!

25: Generation of Chaos Next: Chikai no Pendant

Japanese: ジェネレーション オブ カオス ネクスト~誓いのペンダント~
MAL Score: 3.57
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Prologue to the second game in the Generation of Chaos RPG series. Ellile is a knight-in-training in the Kingdom of Fredbarn in the Neverland World. He and Princess Roji are secretly in love, and plan to marry. Lifile, the head of the knights, finds out, and tells Ellile that he’s not strong enough to protect Roji, let alone the Kingdom. Ellile becomes frustrated, and comtemplates what to do… During the OVA, there are a few animated shorts dealing with a fourth character, Poro, her robot friend, and the GOC Next cast.

(Source: ANN)

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24: Dog Soldier

Japanese: ドッグソルジャー
MAL Score: 3.93
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

When an American scientist carrying a cure for the AIDS virus is kidnapped by an arms merchant, John Kyosuke is forced back from retirement. He accepts the challenge to regain possession of the anti-serum. He finds out that some of the people he is after are closely related, which gives his conquest a whole new meaning.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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23: Ice

Japanese: ICE – アイス –
MAL Score: 5.32
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

By A.D. 2010, all men have died off quickly due to a dramatic change in the environment and an unknown contaminant. The population decreased to the lowest number ever seen…until only the women were left alive.

They live huddled in small corners of a world mostly reclaimed by nature.
There are those who accept their inevitable extinction and live a carefree life…
There are those who try to continue on the race with the help of science…
It is a society of constant conflict over their differences of principles and policies.

The story takes place in the center of Tokyo. It is one of the places left for them. The conflict over the specimen of “ICE” and the chance it may provide to save humanity begins.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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22: Wolf Guy

Japanese: ウルフガイ
MAL Score: 5.32
Type: OVA
Episodes: 6

Synopsis

Akira lnugami is infected with a terrible poison. The only known antidote has an unfortunate side effect-it turns him into a werewolf. He opts for survival but then has to cope with his new desires and with the attention of the military, which is in terested in using his affliction for its own purposes.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

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21: Phantom Yuusha Densetsu

Japanese: ファントム勇者伝説
MAL Score: 5.35
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Yazawa, a Japanese pilot, suffers a crash in his Phantom jetfighter. After a six month recovery, his old friend from an airplane magazine wants him to investigate the appearance of a Phantom in an armed conflict in El Salvador. Yazawa’s investigations makes him wind up in an international arms conspiracy. Based on a series of military fiction novels.

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20: High School Agent

Japanese: ハイスクールAGENT, (ハイスクールAGENT II Uボートを追え!)
MAL Score: 5.43
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Based on a manga by Tanimura Hitoshi, serialized in Comic Burger.

Teenager Kanemori Kousuke is a secret agent for the international VN spy network. Using his computer hacking skills, he tracks international criminals. Later he goes after Neo-Nazis to the Arctic were they try to raise a U-boat with a sinister secret.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

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19: OZ

Japanese: オズ
MAL Score: 5.47
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Loosely based on L.F. Baum’s novel, The Wizard of Oz. Original manga done by Itsuki Natsumi.

A nuclear war has killed most of humanity and split the USA into six warring states. By 2021, a legend has grown up about the fabled city of OZ where everything still works. Scientist Felicia sets out in search of it with the mercenary Muto and android 1019. At the end of the quest they only discover a military base and a madman.

A mercenary was hired by a girl to bring her to the mythical Oz (a paradise) where her missing brother supposedly lived. Accompanying them was a cyborg sent by her brother. But Oz was not the paradise it seemed and her brother was not as sane as he was smart.

(Source: AniDB)

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18: Ryoujoku no Machi: Kyouen no Ceremony

English: City of Sin
Japanese: 凌辱の都市 ~狂宴のセレモニー~
MAL Score: 5.50
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

There goes the neighborhood! A barbaric warrior king seizes the beautiful Queen Beatrice. As his soldiers ravage her kingdom, they introduce the city wenches to a variety of exotic sexual acts. Soon, the haughty queen and her handmaids are begging for more, and the city becomes a carnal capital of debauchery and lust!

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17: Shinkai no Kantai: Submarine 707

Japanese: 深海の艦隊 サブマリン707
MAL Score: 5.62
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A mysterious object attacks and destroys any ship or submarine. Submarine 707 has the mission to search for that mysterious object, when summoned by a whale to follow it. The whale leads them to the world of Mu. But on their way they meet the mysterious object. They find out , it is Commander Red Silver, who had attacked the world of Mu to get Mu’s magma sources. Submarine takes up the battle to defeat Red Silver and save Mu, and the world for that matter.

(Source: ANN)

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16: Megami Kyouju

English: Legend of the Wolf Woman
Japanese: 女狼狂濡
MAL Score: 5.63
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

After a strange hostage-taking case, SWAT officer Linda and her friend Mary, who works at the CSI division, discover that the perpetrator has contracted a mutated rabies virus from the hostage’s dog, which is now on the loose. Soon, the city is flooded with people turned to freaks by the decease, and to their horror, Linda and Mary’s mutual friend Kata, a stripper at the local night club, appears to have been bitten by the stray dog, too…

(Source: ANN)

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15: Yamato 2520

Japanese: YAMATO2520 [ヤマトニーゴーニーゼロ]
MAL Score: 5.77
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Set hundreds of years after the original, Yamato 2520 chronicles the adventures of the eighteenth starship to bear the name, and its battle against the Seiren Federation.

On a planet harshly ruled by the Serien Federation, a group of earth teenagers discover the ancient hulk of the Earth Federation Battleship Yamato. By stealing it’s data disk the teens are able to use the Serien’s own automated ship yards to construct a new Yamato.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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14: Dark Shell: Ori no Naka no Namameki

English: Dark Shell: Lust in the Cage
Japanese: ダーク シェル 檻の中の艶
MAL Score: 6.09
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

A gang of soldiers have their way with a women who is under their protection. The women and the soldiers are trapped in enemy territory, and they must find a way to rejoin their main force if they are to survive the war.

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13: Nana Toshi Monogatari: Hokkyokukai Sensen

Japanese: 七都市物語 ~北極海戦線~
MAL Score: 6.24
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

In 2099, Earth has shifted off its axis and begins to rotate at an angle of 90% to the 20th-century equator. Three years of natural disasters follows, and when things settle down, Earth’s ten billion population has died and only two million moon colonists remain.

Some return to begin the repopulation of the world in seven new cities and the remaining colonists of the moon fear that their former neighbors might pose a threat and construct a ring of defensive satellites to trap them on the newly repopulated homeworld.

(Source: AniDB)

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12: Submarine 707R

English: Submarine 707R
Japanese: サブマリン707R
MAL Score: 6.27
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

In order to keep ocean peace, PKN was organized. It consisted of the state-of-the-art battle ships of various countries. However, they were raided during the foundation ceremony by the unidentified organization, USR, which plotted to conquer the world. They couldn’t be much for the submarine UX which was operated by Admiral Red of USR. But an old Japanese submarine, the 707 saved them, which was operated Captain Hayami at the risk of his life.

One year later, succeeding to the 707, which had been ruined during the former fight, newly developed submarine, the 707 II, went for a sail. Among the crews, there were boys, such as Kenji, Goro, and Senta, who had been trainees. PKN formed a fleet led by the Great Guardian, which was the latest battle ship of the United States. However, the attacks of Submarine U were very server, and the fleet was defeated. Then, the 707 arrived. As soon as Red noticed the 707, he was glad to reunion with his rival and began to fight.

Escaping from the submarine attack, they hid the 707 in the valley. But Red tried to destroy the valley in order to put the 707 into the torrents of mud. The 707 nearly escaped from it and got in the crater. However it was the pure water layer where the submarine couldn’t float up. At the moment, numerous torpedoes launched to the 707.

(Source: AnimeNfo)

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11: Strike Witches OVA

Japanese: ストライクウィッチーズ
MAL Score: 6.29
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

In 1939, after the world has been devastated by an invasion of the “Neuroi”—alien war machines of unknown origin—humanity continues to struggle in an uneven fight. With no conventional arms able to pierce through the aliens’ hardy armor, resistance forces spare no expense in their search for a way to level the playing field.

Eventually, the so-called “Striker Unit” is designed—a state-of-the-art device utilizing the innate magical powers of young girls and turning them into deadly weapons. The women who are now gathering from all around the world to fight for the survival of the human race are known as “Witches,” with the 501st Joint Fighter Wing—the “Strike Witches”—standing at the forefront of the deadly conflict.

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10: Chinmoku no Kantai

English: Silent Service
Japanese: 沈黙の艦隊
MAL Score: 6.32
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

During the cold war, the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force jointly developed a nuclear submarine with the United States Navy. On its maiden voyage, the captain of the submarine declares the submarine to be an independent state, “Yamato.”

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9: Aozora Shoujo-tai

English: 801 T.T.S. Airbats
Japanese: 青空少女隊
MAL Score: 6.49
Type: OVA
Episodes: 7

Synopsis

When aviation mechanic (and anime fanboy) Takuya Isurugi is transferred to the 801st Tactical Training Squadron, he gets more than he bargained for. Moderated by hard-headed veteran ace Mitsuru Konishi, the “Airbats” are an all-female aerial acrobatic team consisting of loose cannons Miyuki Haneda and Arisa Mitaka, karaoke freak and gambling genius Sakura Saginomiya, and junk food lover Yoko Shimorenjaku. Both Haneda and Mitaka do not get along with each other, and their rivalry worsens when they both fall for Isurugi. But with the entire JASDF having doubts about the team, the Airbats must work as a team or face total disbandment.

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8: Golgo 13: Queen Bee

English: Golgo 13: Queen Bee
Japanese: ゴルゴ13 QUEEN BEE
MAL Score: 6.59
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Master assassin Golgo 13 is hired by the advisor of presidential candidate Robert Hardy to assassinate “Queen Bee,” the beautiful and deadly leader of a South American guerilla army. Golgo, however, finds this job too easy and digs further information to find out the true connection between Hardy and Queen Bee.

(Source: ANN)

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7: Stratos 4 OVA

Japanese: ストラトス フォー OVA
MAL Score: 6.73
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

After successfully returning to Earth on the renovated Stratos 4, the four main characters are visited by the Comet Blasters Chizuru Kubo and Annette Kerry, who bring them a shocking video. Meanwhile, Orbital Station 7 is in serious trouble…

This two-episode OVA comes between the first and second seasons.

(Source: ANN, edited by Glenn Magus Harvey)

6: Stratos 4 Advance

Japanese: ストラトス フォー アドヴァンス
MAL Score: 6.85
Type: OVA
Episodes: 6

Synopsis

Having failed the Comet Blaster exams mysteriously, Mikaze and her friends are sent back to the Shimoji Island base, where, with three new Meteor Sweeper trainees around, they have been promoted to instructor positions.

Meanwhile, more comets are on their way to Earth, and the mysteries behind the rift in the Cosmic Emergency Management Agency—as well as the alien parasites—begins to unravel.

5: Stratos 4 Advance Kanketsu-hen

Japanese: ストラトス フォー アドヴァンス 完結編
MAL Score: 6.92
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Crisis befalls the main characters and the Earth as well! How do they deal with the conspiracies that they have uncovered, while protecting the Earth too? (And what happens to the cliffhanger at the end of the previous episode?)

In these final two episodes of Stratos 4 Advance are the exciting conclusion to the whole Stratos 4 series. The main characters will have to draw on all the resources they have, their friends and allies and their own sheer force of will, to “bring tomorrow to Earth,” as one of the characters puts it.

4: Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino OVA

English: Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino OVA
Japanese: ガンスリンガー ガール -IL TEATRINO- OVA
MAL Score: 7.00
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Episodes 14 and 15 of Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino.

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3: Senjou no Valkyria 3: Tagatame no Juusou

Japanese: 戦場のヴァルキュリア3 誰がための銃瘡
MAL Score: 7.30
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

The Second Europa War is being fought between Gallia and the East Europan Imperial Alliance, and a penal military unit known as the Nameless is on the run from both superpowers. Deemed rebels by Gallia and also a priority target of the Empire, the Nameless struggle to find their place in the raging war. To make matters worse, the company’s tank driver, Gusurg, abandons them to fight for the Empire.

After liberating a small town from the Empire, the Nameless come across Isara Welkin, an injured tank driver from Gallia’s Squad 7. Isara explains to the Nameless’ leader, Kurt Irving, that her squad is retreating from a failed raid and pleads for the Nameless to save them. They now face a difficult decision: remain in hiding, or redeem themselves only to aid the nation that marked them as traitors.

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2: Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow

Japanese: ストライクウィッチーズ Operation Victory Arrow
MAL Score: 7.35
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Operation Victory Arrow is set in the period between the end of Operation Mars in the second television series and the 2012 Strike Witches movie. The three 30-minute short stories depict the lives of the members who returned to their respective homes.

(Source: ANN)

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1: Area 88

Japanese: エリア88
MAL Score: 7.52
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Shin Kazama, tricked and forced into flying for the remote country of Aslan, can only escape the hell of war by earning money for shooting down enemy planes or die trying. Through the course of the series, Shin must deal with the consequences of killing and friends dying around him as tries to keep his mind on freeing himself from this nightmare.

(Source: ANN)

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

1. Area 88
2. Strike Witches: Operation Victory Arrow
3. Senjou no Valkyria 3: Tagatame no Juusou
4. Gunslinger Girl: Il Teatrino OVA
5. Stratos 4 Advance Kanketsu-hen
6. Stratos 4 Advance
7. Stratos 4 OVA
8. Golgo 13: Queen Bee
9. Aozora Shoujo-tai
10. Chinmoku no Kantai
11. Strike Witches OVA
12. Submarine 707R
13. Nana Toshi Monogatari: Hokkyokukai Sensen
14. Dark Shell: Ori no Naka no Namameki
15. Yamato 2520
16. Megami Kyouju
17. Shinkai no Kantai: Submarine 707
18. Ryoujoku no Machi: Kyouen no Ceremony
19. OZ
20. High School Agent
21. Phantom Yuusha Densetsu
22. Ice
23. Wolf Guy
24. Dog Soldier
25. Generation of Chaos Next: Chikai no Pendant

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