Best 50 Historical OVA Anime Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Manga Edo Erobanashi, Mozu no Nie, Harenchi Koumon Manyuuki, and more!

50: Manga Edo Erobanashi

Japanese: 漫画江戸艶(えろ)ばなし
MAL Score: 5.25
Type: OVA
Episodes: 5

Synopsis

Several tales of old-time Tokyo from well known directors, mainly concentrating on the courtesans of the Yoshiwara and prostitutes in pre-modern Shinjuku but also on the merchants and the impoverished samurai class of the period, with star-crossed lovers, chirpy artisans, and human-interest stories.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

49: Mozu no Nie

English: House of 100 Tongues
Japanese: 百舌鳥の贄
MAL Score: 5.26
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The Takashiro family… a traceable Daimyo that leads back to a historical lineage of nobility, has recently been on a shameful course, ruining the image they have had since the old days.

Nanako is the Takashio family’s only daughter. She is in a weak condition, living most of her life sleeping and passing the day hiding her lustful thoughts for Yujiro.

All the while the presence of a dark plot draws near. A rival family has their sights set on taking away the family’s assets, especially the sweet young snatch of the beautiful Nanako. But Nanako isn’t the only female member of the Takashiro’s willing to pay back the family’s debt – her mother is also getting in on the action in a jaw dropping display of eroticism that has the Takashiro women surrendering their bodies to a gang of carpet munching marauders.

(Source: AniDB)

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48: Harenchi Koumon Manyuuki

Japanese: ハレンチ紅門マン遊記
MAL Score: 5.26
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Based on Nagai Gou’s manga.

The life of a young heiress is endangered by the will and ambition of Tokugawa Tsunai and his henchmen. The young woman, who calls herself Kurenai Mitanosuke, loves to dress as a samurai. She certainly should be more wary of her two obsessed bodyguards (Kaki and Suki) than of the danger that threatens her because, without her knowledge, her life is protected by a mysterious one-eyed shinobi…

(Source: AniDB)

47: Nakoruru: Ano Hito kara no Okurimono

Japanese: ナコルル ~あのひとからのおくりもの~
MAL Score: 5.49
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Nakoruru, finally returned to her home Kamuikotan after a long, fierce battle, receives a warm welcome from dear friends and the village children. Her spirit is uplifted by her reunion with companions Manari and Yantamuu. But as the trauma of battle falls away, Rela appears and challenges Nakoruru and the shadow of misfortune creeps closer… Nakoruru is a popular Ainu girl from SNK’s Samurai Spirits fighting game (PC and Dreamcast), now she has her very own OVA series.

(Source: AniDB)

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46: Oedo wa Nemurenai!

Japanese: お江戸はねむれない!
MAL Score: 5.54
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

We are now in the early 18th century, the Kyouhou era, when the merchant culture was flourishing. In Yoshiwara, the red light district of Edo, there is a popular courtesan with good looks and character, called Usugumo. She in fact is a daughter of a Christianized prostitute and Tokugawa Yoshimune (who was a real historical character and the 8th Shogun of Japan), but the power struggle in these times doesn’t allow her to be with her father. Her fate is about to change when she meets the blond haired thief, Kikunosuke. With Kikunosuke, a doctor named Aoto Touichirou, who uses the yet unfamiliar Western medicine, and her pet cat, Kotetsu, Usugumo forms a thief group, the Kikugumi. In the meanwhile, a member of a mysterious group appears, aiming for Usugumo…

(Source: AniDB)

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45: Kai Doh Maru

Japanese: 怪童丸
MAL Score: 5.60
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

This story takes place during the Heian Period of Japan`s history, when evil spirits still resided in the forests, mountains and rivers. A girl, accompanied by her loved one, battles against these evil spirits, while she is disguised as man. This brave woman, aka “Kaidomaru”, with a Chinese character “Flame” tatooed on her upper arm, was one of the “Four Devas”. Kaidomaru fights for the honor of her lost love, Raikou Minamotono, who had sacrified his life in order to protect the capital Kyoto, from the evils deeds of a “princess” cursed by a malicious ogre. The princess, whom Kaidomaru used to play with as a child, has now become her ultimate enemy.

(Source: Production I.G.)

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44: Jigen Sengokushi: Kuro no Shishi – Jinnai-hen

English: Black Lion
Japanese: 時元戦国史 黒の獅士 陣内篇
MAL Score: 5.61
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The year is 1580. Using an army of soldiers equipped with sophisticated weaponry, Nobunaga Oda is on the verge of ruling Japan with an iron fist. One of his enforcers is Ginnai Doma – a fallen samurai reborn into an indestructible killing machine. As Ginnai continues his killing spree on ninjas and those who oppose Nobunaga’s rule, Shishimaru of the Iga Ninja – going against the Koga Ninja’s plans – pursues a one-man vendetta to avenge the deaths of his comrades and kill the immortal warrior.

(Source: ANN)

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43: Yukiyo Ichiya Monogatari

English: Snow Night Stories
Japanese: 雪夜一夜物語
MAL Score: 5.63
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

This three episode hentai centers around three love stories. Thief: A young woman wed to a much older man, he couldn’t unsatisf her because he finished too fast, one day he leaves to sell some goods, and a Theif enters.

Female Pervert Warrior: During the feudal war era, one small country collapsed. While most of the royal family and relatives were killed, the princess and Shingo, her vassal, escaped. But a harsh fate was waiting for the princess.

Disgraced Bride: Once upon a time, a clan lord was betrothed to and fell in love with a princess. Her beauty made him speechless, and she always looked so happy. However, the lord’s ”affection” for princess Chiho became stronger every day, and she lives like a bird in a cage, constantly receiving the lord’s hard love.

(Source: ANN)

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42: Ooedo Forty Eight

Japanese: 大江戸四十八手[ふぉうてぃえいと]
MAL Score: 5.72
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

The action takes place in Ooedo Japan, when geishas and public houses appeared. Back then, girls raised in poor provincial families had little chances to get married successfully. The only opportunity to improve financial and social status for them was to move to Ooedo, the city of wealthy clans, and to become a servant or a geisha – and, perhaps, a lover of a rich feudal. Young and poor Ushizu has chosen this very path.

Alongside, this hentai is a sort of Japanese Kama Sutra. The end of each part contains the description of sexual positions.

41: Kidou Shinsengumi Moeyo Ken

English: Moeyo Ken
Japanese: 機動新撰組 萌えよ剣
MAL Score: 5.73
Type: OVA
Episodes: 4

Synopsis

Set in the Meiji era, Kidou Shinsengumi Moeyo Ken tells the story of Kondou Yuuko, Hijikata Toshie and Okita Kaoru. These three are the daughters of former Shinsengumi members and, in the same fashion as their fathers were, they get called upon to protect Japan from its current problems. Much of their work deals with vanquishing the mysterious paranormal phenomena springing up ever more frequently in the Kyoto area and defending the city from any other dangers that may arise.

40: Juuza Engi: Engetsu Sangokuden – Gaiden Youzhou Genya

Japanese: 十三支演義~偃月三国伝~ 外伝 幽州幻夜
MAL Score: 5.73
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The Juuza. That is the name given to those of the 13th Zodiac: the cat people. Seen as a vulgar and contemptuous race, they live a life of seclusion away from human eyes. However, as the end of the Han Dynasty draws near, the rise of the Yellow Scarves has thrown the land of the Three Kingdoms into turmoil. As armies converge, a young Juuza woman named Kan’u and her village are forced out of their peaceful lives as Sousou and his punitive force press their way into the village.

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39: Karasu Tengu Kabuto: Ougon no Me no Kemono

Japanese: 鴉天狗カブト 黄金の目のケモノ
MAL Score: 5.74
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Kabuto is a tengu who has to save a princess from fortress which is full of monster-mecha hybrids in an alternate reality of feudal Japan.

(Source: ANN)

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38: Izumo

Japanese: IZUMO [イズモ]
MAL Score: 5.77
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

A historical fantasy set in third century (i.e., mythical) Japan. It tells the story of Izumo, the young prince of Nakatsukuni. He’s not very interested in studying, unlike his cousin Dekiru; instead, he wants to see the wider world. One day, a mysterious girl named Sanae shows up as a stowaway on an airship. Although nominally from Yamataikoku, she is actually from the Naga, a shadowy people possessing magical powers. Sanae is kidnapped by Takeru, a warrior from the rival kingdom of Akusa, and placed at the mercy of the evil witch Yomihime. Izumo, helped by an orphaned glider pilot named Navi, must now take up the sacred sword of his country, master its powers, and rescue Sanae. However, before that, he must defeat the reawakened eight-headed snake of legend, Yamata-no-Orochi.

(Source: Orphan Fansubs)

37: Alexandros no Ketsudan

English: Alexander’s Decision
Japanese: アレクサンドロスの決断
MAL Score: 5.79
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

King Alexander of Macedonia and his troops are at war with the armies of Persia. When he suddenly falls ill, Alexander is faced with a decision: to trust his life-long Persian friend Philip and accept his help or treat him as an enemy because he is Persian.

36: Shounen to Sakura

English: The Cherry Tree
Japanese: 少年とさくら
MAL Score: 5.79
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

In postwar Tokyo, while his mum works, Taichi spends his days alone and misses his dad who was killed in the war. Through his friendship with an old man who tends a seemingly dead cherry tree, Taichi learns about the tree and gradually becomes more positive.

(Source: Treasures of the Heart)

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35: Otome Nadeshiko Koi Techou

Japanese: 乙女なでしこ恋手帖
MAL Score: 5.91
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The story follows a 16-year-old girl who is experiencing her first love during Japan’s Taishou period (1912-1926).
Bundled with special versions of Otome Nadeshiko Love Diary 2 light novel.

(Source: ANN)

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34: Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki: Heianmuyo! Picture Drama

Japanese: 天地無用! 魎皇鬼 謹製びでお絵本 平安無用!
MAL Score: 5.95
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A standalone Tenchi Muyou Ryououki picture drama released as a part of PAC on VHS and seemingly around the same time on laser disc.

The premise of Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki: Heian Muyo! has Aeka, Yosho (in his Katsuhito form), Tenchi, Mihoshi, Ryou-Ouki, and Ryouko in the Heian era (794 AD to 1185) of Japan. Tenchi and Mihoshi are samurai partners on their way to slay a demon, while Aeka longs for Tenchi’s return.

(Source: anime.astronerdboy.com, edited)

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33: Teito Monogatari

English: Doomed Megalopolis
Japanese: 帝都物語
MAL Score: 5.96
Type: OVA
Episodes: 4

Synopsis

When an evil sorcerer bent on crushing the “greatest city on earth” uses dark powers to awaken the destructive spirit of Tokyo’s historic “guardian,” Taira no Masakado, occultists, children, and scientists become embroiled in a ruinous struggle spanning two decades.

(Source: ANN)

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32: Hiroshima e no Tabi

English: A Journey to Hiroshima
Japanese: ヒロシマへの旅
MAL Score: 5.96
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

To spend the summer vacation, junior high school student, Kazuki rides a bullet train to Hiroshima to stay with his aunt. Arriving in Hiroshima, his aunt narrates the tragic past of what happened the day the atomic bomb fell. From the aunt who had to overcome a lot of hardships, he learns the value of peace and to have the courage to lose.

31: Kashou no Tsuki: Aki Kyougen

Japanese: 火宵の月 ~秋狂言~
MAL Score: 5.98
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

When he was young, Arimasa Tsuchimikado rescued an injured cat and wished for it to become human. The cat, Kagetsu, is actually a member of the shape-shifting Kouga tribe and comes to live with Arimasa.

Years later, Arimasa is an uneasy presence in his village. The villagers despise him for being half-fox, but he is also the only one able to protect the village against supernatural invasion. Meanwhile, Kagetsu is going through a difficult period where he must choose which sex he will live the rest of his life as, a process he can only complete through sexual intercourse.

As pressure from other members of the Kouga clan opposes the wishes in Kagetsu’s heart, Arimasa’s village is struck by a large-scale supernatural attack. With his peaceful life threatened, Arimasa will be forced to make undesirable decisions.

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30: Osomatsu-kun: Iyami wa Hitori Kaze no Naka

Japanese: おそ松くん イヤミはひとり風の中
MAL Score: 6.07
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

VHS released by Nippon Columbia.

29: Yakumotatsu

English: Eight Clouds Rising
Japanese: 八雲立つ
MAL Score: 6.09
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Fuzuchi Kuraki is a quiet young high school student blessed with immense psychic powers and an ancient sword. He is searching for other magical artifacts with the help of Nanachi Takeo, a college student with latent powers of his own. They delve deep into the dark magic of Izumo, only to discover the secrets buried within the birthplace of all Japanese mythology.

(Source: ANN)

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28: Honoo no Alpenrose

Japanese: ドラマチックメモリー 炎のアルペンローゼ
MAL Score: 6.10
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Two-part OVA that summarises the entire Honoo no Alpenrose TV series featuring a new dubbing and reworked scenes.

(Source: AniDB)

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27: Zakuro Yashiki

Japanese: ざくろ屋敷
MAL Score: 6.12
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The Japanese painter FUKAZAWA Takeshi expresses in pictures the novel written by Honoré de BALZAC “La grenadière”. Over 70 tempera paintings are beautifully brought to life and put together by FUKADA Koji for this Ga-nime that tells us the story of a mother and child in the 19th century, coated in a music that punctuates the whole experience. FUKAZAWA and FUKADA thus succeed in reproducing the ambiance of this mansion so dear to BALZAC, as the artistic pictures call to the imagination and the emotions of the viewer that only be so aroused by a Ga-nime.

(Source: Toei)

26: Detective Conan: Let’s Experience the Jomon Period!

Japanese: 名探偵コナン 縄文体験やってみよう!
MAL Score: 6.13
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

An educational Meitantei Conan OVA where the Shounen Tantei-dan (Detective Boys/The Junior Detective League) go on a field trip with Ran to learn about the Jomon Period of Japan, which is the earliest historical era of Japan. This OVA was released as a bundle with Shogakukan’s Nijuuisseiki Kodomo Hyakka Rekishi-kan (21st Century Children’s Encyclopedia History Museum). It uses animated characters on top of live-action backgrounds.

25: Eiyuu Banka Koushi-den

Japanese: 英雄挽歌 孔子傳
MAL Score: 6.14
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Born in the Chinese state of Lu in 551 B.C., Confucius is raised by his mother after his father dies when he is only three. He marries at 19 and enters the service of the local nobility. At 32, he becomes tutor to the Prince of Lu’s children, eventually becoming a politician at 51. His career peaks are the roles of Lu’s justice minister and eventually prime minister. The land prospers for four years, but Confucius grows disenchanted with court intrigues. For the following 12 years, he wanders the neighboring states, offering advice to their rulers.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

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24: Kakumei no Wakaki Sora

Japanese: 革命の若き空
MAL Score: 6.30
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The life of the French poet André Marie Chénier during the period of radical social and political upheaval in France.

23: Tsuki ga Noboru made ni

Japanese: 月がのぼるまでに
MAL Score: 6.32
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A father and daughter in Japan climb to the top of a ridge to watch the moonrise. As they wail, an old man tells them his story. An adaptation of Tetsuya Takeda’s story about the relationship between a Japanese child and an American soldier.

(Source: The Anime Encyclopedia)

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22: Onihei: Sono Otoko, Heizou Hasegawa

Japanese: 鬼平~その男, 長谷川平蔵~
MAL Score: 6.39
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The OVA will center on Heizou’s character, otherwise known as “Oni no Heizou” (Heizou the Demon); the man feared among the thieves and rogues during the Edo Period. A young man traces the stories surrounding Heizou’s early days and their “dogs (spies)” from his admirers Kumehachi, Hikujou and Omasa. After hearing from them, the young man heads for Heizou’s private residence in Mejirodai and also learns from his wife Hisae. What is the connection between the young man’s motive and Heizou?

(Source: MAL News)

21: Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku: Kinetograph

Japanese: 華ヤカ哉, 我ガ一族 キネトグラフ
MAL Score: 6.40
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

During the Taishou period of early 20th-century Japan, Haru Asagi is sent to work as a maid to support her struggling family. The Miyanomori family, which she serves, is highly influential across Japan and consists of one of the nation’s top magnates and his six sons—but power and money have brought out the cruelest in these brothers.

When the head of the family announces his retirement, the six Miyanomori brothers are left to vie for his position. With 18 years of experience separating the oldest and youngest brothers, frustration and competition are rife. As a result, Haru is left to deal with each of the vastly different siblings and explore the depths of their true selves. All the while, a greater conflict lies in wait with the potential to destroy everything their father has built for them.

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20: Takarajima Memorial: Yuunagi to Yobareta Otoko

Japanese: 宝島メモリアル「夕凪と呼ばれた男」
MAL Score: 6.54
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A short story during Jim’s adventure at sea. He encounters a man at a bar who told a tail about a one-legged man. Thinking it’s Silver who the man is referring too, Jim later asked him for details. The man told Jim that, near the coast Maratoran, Silver left the ship they were on went to the island on a small boat. Jim, who couldn’t go at the time, left for Maratoran six years later. He met Silver’s wife and son there.

19: Kasei Yakyoku

English: Nightsong of Splendor
Japanese: 華星夜曲
MAL Score: 6.67
Type: OVA
Episodes: 4

Synopsis

The story takes place in old Tokyo, the Tokyo of August-September 1923 (Showa 12). At this moment in time, the city is a mixture of extremes… past and present, rich and poor, good and bad. This is a city where we see both horsecarts and motorcars, swords and pistols, lords and businessmen.

A wealthy woman from an upper-class family finds herself attracted to a handsome young man, Taka. He and his younger brother seem to be allied, perhaps not entirely willingly, with some of the city’s criminal underground (Yakuza). The lady’s lovely young maidservant, Sara, meets him too, and a conflict ensues which can only lead to tragedy, passion, and dishonor. But, as events move on, and the days pass, the viewer sees a terrible date coming closer… that unforgettable day of September 1, 1923, at 11:58, when the Great Kanto Earthquake and tidal wave struck Tokyo, causing the death of almost 100,000 people, one of the greatest disasters in human history.

(Source: The Technogirls)

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18: Koutetsu Tenshi Kurumi Encore

English: Steel Angel Kurumi Encore
Japanese: 鋼鉄天使くるみ 25-28話
MAL Score: 6.68
Type: OVA
Episodes: 4

Synopsis

Four additional short stories of the Steel Angels: Saki becomes a film actress, Karinka goes on a blind date with Kamihito, Kurumi practices the art of becoming a traditional Japanese woman, and the rest of the Steel Angels engage in a contest to win Nakahito’s heart.

(Source: ANN)

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17: Maihime

Japanese: 舞姫
MAL Score: 6.75
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A lonely exchange student meets and falls in passionate love with a dancer. A girl who falls into madness when she learns her lover is going home to make his life.

The wanderings of youth on the stage of 19th century Berlin. The legendary novel of Meiji writer Mori Ogai, “Maihime (dancing girl),” adapted by Ga-nime “School Girl” producer Oku Shutaro who shows us his illustration talent and appoints Ms FURUYA Akisa for the booklets, slide shows, and animation of this Ga-nime. Over the background of a foreign country, we discover all the pathetic, poetic feelings of this elegant story as the wind of fresh artistic images brings it to life.

(Source: Toei-Anim.co.jp)

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16: Hi no Tori: Yamato-hen

English: The Phoenix: Chapter of Yamato
Japanese: 火の鳥 ヤマト編
MAL Score: 6.76
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

At his father’s command, Oguna, the youngest prince of Yamato, sets out to kill Takeru Kawakami, the leader of Kumaso. However, upon arriving in Kumaso territory, he is injured by the stray arrow of a young local woman named Kajika who is hunting game. Eager to compensate for the terrible mistake, she escorts Oguna to her village to treat his wound. But as the two rapidly fall in love, the prince makes a disturbing discovery: Kajika is Takeru’s younger sister!

Conflicted between his newfound love and family duty, Oguna seeks advice from the Phoenix, a legendary immortal bird that serves as Kumaso’s guardian. Compelled to make a decision, will the Yamato prince betray his own for the woman he loves, or will he murder Kajika’s brother as commissioned?

Inspired by the Yamato Takeru Japanese legend, Hi no Tori: Yamato-hen chronicles the tragic story of an ill-fated couple, showing how true love can conquer hate and adversity even among the greatest of uncertainties.

15: Honoo no Mirage: Minagiwa no Hangyakusha

English: Mirage of Blaze: Rebels of the River Edge
Japanese: 炎の蜃気楼~みなぎわの反逆者~
MAL Score: 6.85
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Takaya was sent to Kyoto to investigate the re-awakening of Ikko sect and Araki Murashige, a member of the Ikko sect who deserted the clan.With the help of his vassal Haruie, Takaya is finally successful in tracing Araki who hunts down a 400-years-old mandala (Buddhist artifact for meditating) that was made of the hair of the deceased Araki clansmen. Unfortunately, by the time they meet, Haruie recognizes Araki as Shintarou, her lover in her past-life. Takaya orders her to eliminate Araki, who is a threat, but will she be able to do it. Furthermore Takaya finally meets Naoe…

(Source: ANN)

14: Kaze to Ki no Uta Sanctus: Sei Naru Kana

English: The Poem of Wind and Trees
Japanese: 風と木の詩 SANCTUS-聖なるかな-
MAL Score: 6.87
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

1887, at a remote, elite boarding school in France: Serge Battour returns after his graduation, and remembers the days of his youth…

1880, at the same school: Son of a viscount and a Roma prostitute (both deceased), Serge is intelligent, sweet, talented, and alienated by his family due to his heritage. Upon being sent to his new school, he rooms with Gilbert Cocteau, a gorgeous loner of a boy who sells his body for reasons unknown. Serge’s attempts to reach out to Gilbert fail spectacularly, and yet there is something in both of them that attracts them to each other.

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13: Front Innocent: Mou Hitotsu no Lady Innocent

English: Another Lady Innocent
Japanese: フロントイノセント ~もうひとつのレディイノセント~
MAL Score: 6.87
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

During the Civil War, the powerful landowner Carson had a beautiful daughter with an innocent heart. As Faye enjoys an intense sexual relationship with her friend John and her servant girl Sophia, the end of her innocent days draws near. The mysterious Lord Mark has set his eyes on her and will stop at nothing to get her.

(Source: Anime-Legion)

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12: Arslan Senki

English: The Heroic Legend of Arslan
Japanese: アルスラーン戦記
MAL Score: 6.91
Type: OVA
Episodes: 6

Synopsis

In the medieval kingdom of Pars, young Prince Arslan confronts the hostility of his father and the disinterest of his mother, and yearns to learn more about the world. Despite being surrounded by poverty and slavery, Arslan persists in seeing the possibility of a nobler world. Everything changes when the neighboring nation of Lusitania invades Pars, and Arslan is forced to grow up in an instant.

Arslan Senki follows Prince Arslan to war, where he struggles to save his nation and family with the help of a small but devoted circle of advisers. Along the way the young prince finds secrets around every corner and faces enemies who hate him because of what he is, but also finds friends where he least expects them. The story of nations at war, Arslan Senki is also the story of one boy’s quest to stay himself in the most trying of circumstances.

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11: Hinamatsuri

Japanese: ひなまつり
MAL Score: 6.97
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

An educational anime about the history and founding of the Hinamatsuri holiday in Japan.

10: Arslan Senki (TV) Gaiden

Japanese: アルスラーン戦記 外伝
MAL Score: 7.01
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

It has been announced that Hiromu Arakawa’s Arslan Senki manga will bundle OVAs in the fifth and sixth volumes, to be released on May 9 and November 9 respectively. The first OVA will include an original story supervised by Hiromu Arakawa, while the content of the second OVA has not been announced yet.

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9: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun: Tonari no Gokudou-kun

Japanese: となりの怪物くん
MAL Score: 7.12
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The characters of Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun return for an anime original story in a parallel universe.

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8: Fushigi Yuugi OVA

English: Mysterious Play OVA
Japanese: ふしぎ遊戯
MAL Score: 7.16
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

A year after the events of Fushigi Yuugi, Tamahome is pulled back into the book and is sent on a complicated ride through illusion, confusion, and betrayal. Meanwhile, Yui is acting oddly and Miaka is heartbroken over the loss of Tamahome, while Keisuke and Tetsuya try to discover what is going on with the book.

(Source: ANN)

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7: Dantalian no Shoka: Ibarahime

English: The Mystic Archives of Dantalian: Ibarahime
Japanese: ダンタリアンの書架 荊姫
MAL Score: 7.17
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

A DVD containing an all new, original anime episode bundled with the fifth volume of Chako Abeno’s Dantalian no Shoka manga adaptation.

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6: Golden Kamuy OVA

Japanese: ゴールデンカムイ OAD
MAL Score: 7.21
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

The 7th Division’s Private Hyakunosuke Ogata and former Shinsengumi Vice Commander Toshizou Hijikata find themselves on opposite sides of a gang war in Barato after hearing rumors of the Hidoro gang possessing an escaped prisoner’s tattooed skin. With a lead to the hidden Ainu gold close at hand, the two gladly take up arms but a betrayal will force both sides to think twice before carelessly jumping the gun.

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5: Golden Kamuy 2nd Season OVA

Japanese: ゴールデンカムイ OAD
MAL Score: 7.50
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

OVAs bundled with the 17th, 19th, and 23rd tankoubon volumes of the Golden Kamuy manga.

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4: Hybrid Child

Japanese: ハイブリッド チャイルド
MAL Score: 7.62
Type: OVA
Episodes: 4

Synopsis

The skilled craftsman Kuroda created artificial humans called Hybrid Child—creatures who are neither machines nor dolls, but rather a reflection of the love shown to them. While they can feel human emotions and have their own consciousness, they are not real humans and require love to grow.

Kotarou Izumi is the young heir to the noble Izumi family, so it is frowned upon when he brings an abandoned Hybrid Child he found in the garbage into their household. His family even attempts to throw away Hazuki—Kotarou’s name for the Hybrid Child—multiple times when he is not paying attention. But through overcoming these obstacles, their love and the bond connecting them grow stronger. However, ten years pass before a horrifying realization dawns on them: a Hybrid Child might not have an endless life span.

Hybrid Child is a collection of three short love stories, depicting the relationship between the artificial humans and their owners.

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3: R.O.D: Read or Die

English: R.O.D – Read or Die
Japanese: R.O.D リード オア ダイ
MAL Score: 7.65
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Yomiko Readman is a lovable, near-sighted bibliomaniac working as a substitute teacher at a Japanese high school. Her real identity, however, is that of a secret agent for the British Library Special Operations Division. Her codename: “The Paper.” The moniker denotes her supernatural ability to freely manipulate paper into any object she can imagine, including tools and weapons in her fight against the powerful and self-serving IJIN (Great Historical Figure) Army! Along with her partner, the enigmatic “Ms. Deep,” Yomiko travels across the world in attempt to solve the mystery behind the reincarnation of historical figures and their attempt to control the world.

(Source: RightStuf)

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2: Master Keaton OVA

Japanese: マスターキートン
MAL Score: 7.75
Type: OVA
Episodes: 15

Synopsis

Taichi Keaton is a man of many talents: father, historian, frequent traveler, negotiator, archaeologist, former survival instructor, and all while working as an insurance investigator for Lloyd’s of London. While his methods may seem a bit unorthodox, he gets the job done when needed, but not without a little something to learn or teach in the process. Through all of his adventures, some people call him a quack. Those who know him well call him a master of life…

(Source: ANN)

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1: Ookami to Koushinryou II: Ookami to Kohakuiro no Yuuutsu

Japanese: 狼と香辛料II 狼と琥珀色の憂鬱
MAL Score: 7.89
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Traveling merchant Kraft Lawrence and wolf deity Holo sit down to have dinner with Norah Arendt, a young shepherdess who helped them smuggle gold. Holo’s dislike of Norah—due to both the latter’s profession and her closeness with Lawrence—prevents her from enjoying her meal.

When Holo falls ill from fatigue, she is cared for by Lawrence, who frets over the health of his dear companion. As she regains her strength, Holo reminisces about the adventures they had together.

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

1. Ookami to Koushinryou II: Ookami to Kohakuiro no Yuuutsu
2. Master Keaton OVA
3. R.O.D: Read or Die
4. Hybrid Child
5. Golden Kamuy 2nd Season OVA
6. Golden Kamuy OVA
7. Dantalian no Shoka: Ibarahime
8. Fushigi Yuugi OVA
9. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun: Tonari no Gokudou-kun
10. Arslan Senki (TV) Gaiden
11. Hinamatsuri
12. Arslan Senki
13. Kaze to Ki no Uta Sanctus: Sei Naru Kana
14. Front Innocent: Mou Hitotsu no Lady Innocent
15. Honoo no Mirage: Minagiwa no Hangyakusha
16. Hi no Tori: Yamato-hen
17. Maihime
18. Koutetsu Tenshi Kurumi Encore
19. Kasei Yakyoku
20. Takarajima Memorial: Yuunagi to Yobareta Otoko
21. Hanayaka Nari, Waga Ichizoku: Kinetograph
22. Onihei: Sono Otoko, Heizou Hasegawa
23. Tsuki ga Noboru made ni
24. Kakumei no Wakaki Sora
25. Eiyuu Banka Koushi-den
26. Detective Conan: Let’s Experience the Jomon Period!
27. Zakuro Yashiki
28. Honoo no Alpenrose
29. Yakumotatsu
30. Osomatsu-kun: Iyami wa Hitori Kaze no Naka
31. Kashou no Tsuki: Aki Kyougen
32. Teito Monogatari
33. Hiroshima e no Tabi
34. Tenchi Muyou! Ryououki: Heianmuyo! Picture Drama
35. Otome Nadeshiko Koi Techou
36. Alexandros no Ketsudan
37. Shounen to Sakura
38. Izumo
39. Karasu Tengu Kabuto: Ougon no Me no Kemono
40. Kidou Shinsengumi Moeyo Ken
41. Juuza Engi: Engetsu Sangokuden – Gaiden Youzhou Genya
42. Ooedo Forty Eight
43. Yukiyo Ichiya Monogatari
44. Jigen Sengokushi: Kuro no Shishi – Jinnai-hen
45. Kai Doh Maru
46. Oedo wa Nemurenai!
47. Nakoruru: Ano Hito kara no Okurimono
48. Mozu no Nie
49. Harenchi Koumon Manyuuki
50. Manga Edo Erobanashi

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