Best 50 Shounen OVA Anime You Can Watch Right Now

They are by far the best anime! We counts down the best anime to come out all the time, including the likes of Tennis no Ouji-sama: Another Story – Kako to Mirai no Message, Ranma ? Super, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: Moments, and more!

50: Tennis no Ouji-sama: Another Story – Kako to Mirai no Message

Japanese: テニスの王子様 OVA ANOTHER STORY ~過去と未来のメッセージ
MAL Score: 7.65
Type: OVA
Episodes: 4

Synopsis

Naniwa no Ouji-sama: Zenpen (The Prince of Naniwa: First Act)
Following Nationals, the Seishun Academy Boys’ Tennis Team are invited to Osaka by Shitenhouji Middle School to play practice games against each other. However, the two teams end up fooling around more than playing tennis with a surprise encounter from Higa Middle School’s tennis team, who have been left stranded in Osaka by their coach. When asked about the reason for accepting the invitation, Seishun’s captain, Kunimitsu Tezuka, hints that there is an ulterior motive behind the meeting of the two schools.

Fuun Shounen Atobe (Turbulence: The Young Atobe)
On the first day of school at Hyoutei Academy, the freshman class representative, Keigo Atobe, declares himself “King” of the school and donates his family’s wealth to fund new facilities. Setting his sights on the school’s tennis club, he plans to make himself the captain after overthrowing its current hierarchy by defeating all of the team’s regulars. Atobe’s arrogant personality rubs Ryou Shishido and Gakuto Mukahi the wrong way and the two decide to challenge him, refusing to accept him as the team’s new leader. But the two quickly learn that the kid who is all talk also happens to have the skills to back it up.

Naniwa no Ouji-sama: Kouhen (The Prince of Naniwa: Second Act)
Tezuka places the second years, Kaoru Kaidou and Takeshi Momoshiro, in charge of creating a lineup for the Shitenhouji practice matches. Struggling to pick worthy club members, Kaidou and Momoshiro begin to lash out against their fellow teammates. After being told to cool off, the two begin to search for the meaning behind Tezuka asking them to take on such an important responsibility.

Rikkai Retsuden: Ouja ni Idomu Hangyakuji (The Trials of Rikkai: A Rebel Who Challenges an Emperor)
In his first year at Rikkai University-Affiliated Middle School, Akaya Kirihara boldly proclaims that he will join the tennis team that won last year’s national tournament and become Japan’s #1 tennis player. When he single-handedly defeats the team’s third years, he mistakenly believes that the group is weaker than they were reported to be. Kirihara soon learns that the reason Rikkai won last year’s national championship was due to the “Big Three” and quickly finds himself losing without them breaking a sweat. Angered and humiliated by his loss, he begins to train hard by himself in order to challenge them again.

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49: Ranma Super

Japanese: らんま1/2 SUPER
MAL Score: 7.66
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Super OVA 1: Based on a story from vol. 27 of the manga, Shampoo and Ukyo arrange to travel to a cave that is legendary for breaking up couples. They hope they will cause Ranma and Akane to break-up and Shampoo hopes to ditch Mousse the same way.

Super OVA 2: “Jaaku no Oni” (lit. “The Wicked Demon”) was released in 1995. Based on a story from vol. 29 of the manga, an Oni (that wears a tiger-striped diaper just like the Oni of Urusei Yatsura) escapes it`s sealed box and begins to possess people in the neighborhood.

Super OVA 3: This is a story from vol. 31. Ranma disturbs a doll that takes revenge on anyone that shows it disrespect. In order to teach Ranma a lesson, the doll possesses Akane and tries on many occasions to attack him.

(Source: AniDB)

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48: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: Moments

Japanese: 四月は君の嘘 MOMENTS
MAL Score: 7.69
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

OVA bundled with the 11th Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso manga volume.

The OVA will focus on Kousei, Emi, and Takeshi when they were younger, showing their troubles during their competitions and the beginning of their rivalry.

(Source: Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso Wikia)

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47: Change!! Getter Robo: Sekai Saigo no Hi

English: Getter Robo: Armageddon
Japanese: 真(チェンジ!!)ゲッターロボ 世界最後の日
MAL Score: 7.70
Type: OVA
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Dr. Saotome returns from the dead after being seemingly murdered by Getter pilot Nagare Ryoma and threatens the world with his ultimate creation: the Shin Dragon. Ryoma reluctantly teams up with his former co-pilots Jin Hayato and Tomoe Mushashi to combat Dr. Saotome. The pilots must also deal with the mysterious Invaders, aliens that have the ability to possess humans and warp their flesh to form hideous creatures.

(Source: Nihon Review)

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46: Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Tenri-hen

English: The World God Only Knows: Tenri Arc
Japanese: 神のみぞ知るセカイ 天理篇
MAL Score: 7.70
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

It is summer break and Keima intends to spend all his time on video games. An old acquaintance, the timid girl Tenri, comes back into the neighborhood—and apparently has a lost soul inside her. It is up to Keima and Elysia to unravel the secrets of her heart.

(Source: ANN)

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45: Nurarihyon no Mago OVA

Japanese: ぬらりひょんの孫
MAL Score: 7.71
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

The story begins at about 100 years after the disappearance of Otome Yamabuki, Rihan Nura’s first wife. Rihan has finally pulled himself together and his life returns to normal. As the head of the Nura Clan, he’s busy working on building a harmonious world for humans and youkais. One day, he sees Setsura being upset so he decides to cheer her up by taking the clan to go enjoy the hot spring where Setsura makes up her mind to tell Rihan that she met Otome once after she left him about 100 years ago. She tells him the message that Otome left for him and the truth is…?

(Source: Mangahere.com)

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43: School Rumble: Ichi Gakki Hoshuu

Japanese: スクールランブル一学期補習
MAL Score: 7.74
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

This two-part OVA is a series of shorts in relation to the School Rumble series. This OVA fills in gaps with new content between episodes from beginning to nearly the end.

(Source: ANN)

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42: Ranma OVA

English: Ranma OVA
Japanese: らんま1/2 OVA
MAL Score: 7.74
Type: OVA
Episodes: 6

Synopsis

Ranma Saotome continues his search for a way to become a normal teenage boy again. He gets into many hilarious situations involving the many girls in his life. One of the biggest challenges is overcoming the proposals from others who have found a suitable bride for Ranma. But he has his own worries and must muster up the best of his wits and martial arts to keep his sanity. It’s not easy being desired by so many women (and men) and not breaking hearts of a few along the way. He just might be able to find it in his heart to confess to Akane or simply find another excuse that he can’t marry such a tomboy girl.

(Source: ANN)

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41: Noragami OVA

Japanese: ノラガミ OAD
MAL Score: 7.74
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Hiyori Iki is excited to start high school alongside her two middle school friends, but “Delivery God” Yato seems to have other plans for the day. Will Hiyori be able to make a good impression on her first day? Or will Yato cost her a happy high school life?

On another day, Hiyori decides to take advantage of the beautiful weather and invites a number of people to gaze at the cherry blossoms, including the fearsome combat god, Bishamon. But how long will their blissful day last when Yato and his old rival Bishamon start to drink together?

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40: Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Meikai-hen

English: Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter – Inferno
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 冥王ハーデス冥界編
MAL Score: 7.75
Type: OVA
Episodes: 12

Synopsis

Seiya and the rest of the Bronze and Gold Saints who have survived the Sanctuary battle have entered the world of the Dead. They are fighting to get to Hades and defeat him.

(Source: ANN)

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39: Haikyuu!!: vs. “Akaten”

Japanese: ハイキュー!! VS”赤点”
MAL Score: 7.76
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

In Haikyuu!!: vs. Akaten, which takes place in the second season, Hinata and Kageyama fail a test and find that the make-up exam conflicts with their training camp.

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38: Detective Conan OVA 10: Kid in Trap Island

Japanese: 名探偵コナン ~KID in TRAP ISLAND~
MAL Score: 7.77
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

In this entirely new story produced specifically for the DVD, Conan leads a group of young detectives against the phantom thief Kaitou Kid, who has his eyes set on a jewel at a hotel on an isolated island.

(Source: ANN)

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37: Seitokai Yakuindomo OVA

Japanese: 生徒会役員共 OAD
MAL Score: 7.78
Type: OVA
Episodes: 8

Synopsis

It is the start of Takatoshi Tsuda’s second year as the put-upon vice president of the student council and his sister Kotomi is entering school as a first year. New friends and double entendres are made.

(Source: ANN)

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36: Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Bangaichi

Japanese: 懺さよなら絶望先生 番外地
MAL Score: 7.79
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

A new Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei OVA.

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35: Haikyuu!! (OVA)

Japanese: ハイキュー!!
MAL Score: 7.81
Type: OVA
Episodes: 10

Synopsis

A stop-motion anime that will bundle with the 42nd compiled book volume of Haruichi Furudate’s Haikyu!! manga. Anime will have 10 short episodes featuring the Karasuno team as puppets.

(Source: ANN)

34: Giant Robo the Animation: Chikyuu ga Seishi Suru Hi

English: Giant Robo the Animation: The Day the Earth Stood Still
Japanese: ジャイアントロボ THE ANIMATION 地球が静止する日
MAL Score: 7.82
Type: OVA
Episodes: 7

Synopsis

In a future to come humanity enjoys a new age of prosperity thanks to Dr. Shizuma’s invention of a revolutionary renewable energy source: the Shizuma Drive. But this peace is threatened by Big Fire, a cabal seeking world domination. Against Big Fire the International Police Organisation dispatches a collection of superpowered warriors and martial artists, together with Daisaku Kusama, inheritor and master of Earth’s most powerful robot, Giant Robo.

By capturing an abnormal Shizuma Drive which is essential to Big Fire’s plans the IPO ignites a desperate conflict between the two groups. The coming battle will test Daisaku’s resolve to the utmost, reveal the ghastly truth behind the creation of the Shizuma Drive, and bring human civilization to its knees!

Giant Robo is a character-driven adventure in a retro-futuristic setting, drawing on influences from opera, kung-fu cinema, wuxia stories and classic mecha anime. It incorporates characters from the works of the manga author Mitsuteru Yokoyama but it is designed to be a stand-alone story.

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33: Magi: Sinbad no Bouken

Japanese: マギ シンドバッドの冒険
MAL Score: 7.82
Type: OVA
Episodes: 5

Synopsis

Not so long ago, mysterious structures called Dungeons began appearing all over the world. No one knows what they are or how they came to be, but adventurers and armies around the world instantly took interest in them. Thousands set out to explore the Dungeons, but so far, not a single person has returned.

In a Parthevian port, a young boy is about to make a name for himself. Sinbad is good-natured, strong, and craving adventure. A kind deed leads to his meeting with Yunan, an enigmatic traveler who is far more powerful than his frivolous personality lets on. Yunan instructs Sinbad to attain the “power of the king” and change the world—by conquering a Dungeon. The eager boy readily accepts, setting out on the grand adventure he so craved.

Taking place 15 years before the events of the original series, Magi: Sinbad no Bouken chronicles Sinbad’s youth as a Dungeon conqueror. Along the way, the budding adventurer and merchant will have to face many obstacles, but anything is possible with the power of a king.

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32: Haikyuu!!: Riku vs. Kuu

Japanese: ハイキュー!! 陸VS空
MAL Score: 7.82
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

An intense battle rages on at the Tokyo Qualifiers for the three remaining spots in the national volleyball competition. Nekoma High School, Fukurodani High School, Nohebi Academy, and Itachiyama Academy all passionately strive to participate in the tournament. Despite various issues on the court, Nekoma especially wishes to prove they are worthy of moving on to the national level.

As the teams aim to secure their place by overcoming both their opponents and their own weaknesses, the Tokyo Qualifiers determine which teams will reign victorious and join the national competition.

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31: Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

English: Goodbye Mr. Despair OAD
Japanese: 獄 さよなら絶望先生
MAL Score: 7.84
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei OVA.

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30: Shingeki no Kyojin OVA

Japanese: 進撃の巨人OAD
MAL Score: 7.85
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

Ilse no Techou: Aru Chousa Heidanin no Shuki
During the Survey Corps’ 49th recon mission, Hange Zo? is determined to capture a titan specimen. Despite not receiving clearance from Commander Erwin Smith, when a titan is spotted in nearby forestland, Hange rides out alone to meet it. Recklessly luring it out, she asks the titan numerous questions and puts her life on the line for the sake of her research. However, the behavior of this particular titan is far from normal. It quickly turns back and enters the wood once again, leading Hange to somewhere specific. What Hange finds is the legacy of former scout Ilse Langnar. In spite of her death, she provides a valuable piece of information that may serve to turn the tide for titan research—a diary documenting her last moments.

Totsuzen no Raihousha: Sainamareru Seishun no Noroi
Jean Kirstein would do anything to escape his boring home life and overbearing mother. After enlisting in the military, it became his ultimate goal to join the Military Police regiment and live out in peace and luxury. However, during his time with the 104th Training Corps, things never really go the way Jean wants them to. Eventually, the stolen glory and condescending banter of his comrades become too much—and Jean challenges fellow cadet Sasha Blouse to a battle, in order to determine which of them is strongest—but who will come out on top?

Konnan
The 104th Training Corps’ most recent mission is a trek on horseback into the forest. Although a test of their ability to stay alert even in non-threatening situations, the task is boring and can lead to in-fighting. This is especially true for one of the groups, lead by Marco Bott. Some want to stay true to the mission they have been tasked with, and the rest would rather slack off, occupying themselves with more exciting activities. But when trouble strikes, they are completely unprepared.

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29: Seto no Hanayome OVA

English: Seto no Hanayome OVA
Japanese: 瀬戸の花嫁 OVA
MAL Score: 7.86
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

The Seto no Hanayome OVAs are new stand alone shorts with characters from the series and also two new ones. It is now the third year of school, San and Luna’s dads are still being over protective. All the while Nagasumi has his hands full trying to keep everyone around him under control and rescuing damsels in distress.

(Source: ANN)

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28: Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster

English: Gunbuster
Japanese: トップをねらえ! GunBuster
MAL Score: 7.88
Type: OVA
Episodes: 6

Synopsis

In the near future, humanity has taken its first steps towards journeying into the far reaches of the galaxy. Upon doing so they discover a huge race of insectoid aliens known as “Space Monsters.” These aliens seem dedicated to the eradication of mankind as they near closer and closer to discovering Earth. In response, humanity develops giant fighting robots piloted by hand-picked youth from around the world.

Shortly after the discovery of the aliens, Noriko Takaya, the daughter of a famous deceased space captain, enters a training school despite her questionable talents as a pilot. There, she meets her polar opposite, the beautiful and talented Kazumi Amano, and is unexpectedly made to work together with her as they attempt to overcome the trauma of war as well as their own emotions.

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27: Seitokai Yakuindomo* OVA

Japanese: 生徒会役員共* OAD
MAL Score: 7.88
Type: OVA
Episodes: 10

Synopsis

OVAs of Seitokai Yakuindomo* which were either bundled with the limited editions of the manga volumes or as standalone OVAs.

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26: Noragami Aragoto OVA

Japanese: ノラガミ OAD
MAL Score: 7.88
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Hiyori Iki goes on a skiing trip with her parents and happens to bump into Yato and Yukine. After a short while, they find the other gods who are there for a company vacation. But amidst all the fun, someone is plotting a heinous crime, and Yato is the primary target.

On a different day, Yato’s been able to make a small fortune from his last job and decides to take Hiyori and Yukine to Capyper Land. Although she agrees without knowing the destination, will Hiyori actually enjoy the day considering what happened on her last visit?

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24: Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen

English: Prince of Tennis: National Championship Chapter
Japanese: テニスの王子様 Original Video Animation 全国大会編
MAL Score: 7.92
Type: OVA
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Freshman tennis prodigy Ryouma Echizen and the Seishun Academy Boys’ Tennis Team have finally reached the National Tournament, eager to fight for the championship title and claim it as their own.

Seishun’s first match is against Higa Middle School, the Okinawa-based team labeled as the “dark horse” of the tournament. After watching Higa defeat their first round of opponents using dirty tactics, the Seishun team is determined to show them the value of a fair, hard-earned victory.

Awaiting the winners of the matchup in the quarterfinals is one of Seishun’s old rivals: Hyoutei Academy, who are determined to restore their pride after the events at the Kanto Regionals. Hyoutei seeks to prove to everyone that they deserve to be at the Nationals despite only qualifying through a special invitation.

Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen covers the beginning of the long-awaited National Tournament as Ryouma and the Seishun team meet foes of past and present, each with their own unique ideals on how tennis should be played!

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23: Detective Conan OVA 09: The Stranger in 10 Years…

Japanese: 名探偵コナン~10年後の異邦人[ストレンジャー]~
MAL Score: 7.93
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

This OVA takes place ten years in the future and chronicles the possible events if Conan Edogawa and Ai Haibara do not take the antidote to APTX 4869 and grow up alongside their friends Genta, Mitsuhiko, and Ayumi, while still maintaining their detective endeavors.

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22: SKET Dance: Imouto no Nayami ni Nayamu Ani ni Nayamu Imouto to Sono Nakama-tachi

Japanese: スケットダンス 妹の悩みに悩む兄に悩む妹とその仲間達
MAL Score: 7.94
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

An OVA of SKET Dance bundled with the 29th volume of the manga, covering chapters 198, 199, and 200.

This is a conclusion of some of the events shown in the last episode of the anime series.

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21: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Meiou Shinwa

English: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 THE LOST CANVAS 冥王神話
MAL Score: 7.98
Type: OVA
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

A Holy War, from ancient mythology, where the Goddess Athena and Hades have fought against each other while defending the earth repeatedly over the span of 200 years. The story takes place in 18th century Europe, 243 years prior to the original “Saint Seiya” Three small children, Tenma, Alone, and Sasha have all shared a very happy childhood together. Tenma who is quite aggressive but upstanding has moved to Sanctuary to become a saint. It is there that he is reunited with Sasha who is the sister of Alone and learns that she is the reincarnation of Goddess Athena. Alone, who is kind, gentle and loves painting was chosen for the body of enemy King Hades. Tenma eventually becomes a saint of Pegasus and engages in a fierce battle with his best friend Alone, the King of Hades. Pegasus Tenma, King Hades, and the Goddess Athena and through the twist of their 3 fates merge together which unfolds a prologue to the original Saint Seiya.

(Source: TMS Entertaiment)

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20: One Piece Film: Strong World Episode 0

Japanese: ワンピース フィルム ストロングワールド エピソードゼロ
MAL Score: 7.98
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Set over 20 years prior to the main One Piece story, this limited release OVA chronicles the confrontation between Gold Lion Shiki and Gold Roger as well as other events around the world around the time of the Pirate King’s execution.

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19: Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan – Seisou-hen

English: Samurai X: Reflection
Japanese: るろうに剣心 -明治剣客浪漫譚- 星霜編
MAL Score: 7.99
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Kaoru goes to the harbor every day to see if Kenshin has returned. After a while, she starts looking back at her life with Kenshin and all the things that have happened.

(Source: ANN)

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18: Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen – Final

Japanese: テニスの王子様 Original Video Animation 全国大会編 Final
MAL Score: 7.99
Type: OVA
Episodes: 7

Synopsis

After their victory over Shitenhouji Middle School in the semifinals, Ryouma Echizen and the Seishun Academy Boys Tennis Team must now face off against the two-time defending champions of Rikkai University-Affiliated Middle School in order to claim the national title. Rikkai is not only seeking revenge for its team’s previous loss to Seishun at the Kanto Regional Tournament, but they also are aiming to win the national title for a third consecutive year.

In the conclusion of Tennis no Ouji-sama, the titular “Prince of Tennis” is pitted against the “Child of God” in a head-to-head battle for the national championship title. Along the way, Ryouma must teach his opponents and teammates that there is more to tennis than winning.

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17: Aria the OVA: Arietta

English: Aria the OVA: Arietta
Japanese: ARIA The OVA ~ARIETTA~ (アリア ジ オーブイエー ~アリエッタ~)
MAL Score: 8.02
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Akari Mizunashi dreams of life after attaining her goal of becoming a Prima Undine, but upon waking realizes that she might not actually have the confidence to run Aria Company on her own. Wary of the future, she seeks advice from her mentor Alicia Florence—one of the three great “Water Fairies” of Neo-Venezia.

Much to Akari’s surprise, Alicia reveals her own struggles of the past, but also shares the steps she took in overcoming her self-doubt of running the company and taking on an apprentice. Finding solace in her teacher’s words, Akari prepares to embrace whatever trials she must overcome on her path toward achieving her dreams.

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16: Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Juuni Kyuu-hen

English: Saint Seiya: The Hades Chapter – Sanctuary
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 冥王ハーデス十二宮編
MAL Score: 8.05
Type: OVA
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

Hades is planning to take over the world, to achieve that goal, he sends out deceased Gold Saints to take Athena’s head. Seiya and the other Bronze Saints come to help but their help isn’t appreciated by the remaining Gold Saints that are still alive.

(Source: ANN)

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15: Kyou kara Ore wa!!

Japanese: 今日から俺は!!
MAL Score: 8.06
Type: OVA
Episodes: 10

Synopsis

Two transfer students, Mitsuhashi Takashi and Itou Shinji, tired of their boring normal life and unpopularity decide to take their arrival at a new school as an opportunity to reinvent their image, and become delinquents! Itou’s justice clashing with Mitsuhashi’s mischievous ways, they initially antagonize one another but soon become fast friends. The delinquent duo set out on various misadventures to become the greatest delinquents in all Japan!

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14: Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar Final

English: GaoGaiGar Final
Japanese: 勇者王ガオガイガーFINAL
MAL Score: 8.08
Type: OVA
Episodes: 8

Synopsis

Following Gutsy Galaxy Guard`s victory over the Zonder Empire and the 31 Primevals, a new threat makes their appearance on Earth. GGG – with Guy Shishio and the newly-constructed GaoFighGar – team up with their French counterpart Chasseur to battle the evil organization BioNet. Among Chasseur`s ranks is Renais Cardiff Shishioh – a former BioNet cyborg with the relentless pursuit of destroying those who took away her humanity. But as GGG and Chasseur fight the BioNet, GGG`s bases around the world are suddenly attacked, and the recently-discovered “Q-Parts” and the original Gao Machines are stolen by Mamoru Amami, who has been abducted and cloned by an even greater threat known as the “Eleven Kings of Sol.” Evicted from Earth by the United Nations, GGG must now travel to the far reaches of the galaxy to battle the Eleven Kings of Sol and save Mamoru before it`s too late.

(Source: ANN)

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13: Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder

English: Black Butler: Book of Murder
Japanese: 黒執事 Book of Murder
MAL Score: 8.08
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

At the behest of the Queen, Earl Ciel Phantomhive hosts a lavish dinner party attended by several of the finest members of polite society—as well as struggling author, Arthur. But as the party reaches its high, a terrible murder takes place and none other than the Earl himself is suspected of the crime.

As a violent storm rages on outside, the death count continues to climb. The Phantomhive household and their eminent guests find they must cooperate in order to solve this mystery before they too fall prey to the mysterious murderer. However, it seems that not even the perfect butler, Sebastian Michaelis, is safe from this horror.

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12: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Meiou Shinwa 2

English: Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas 2
Japanese: 聖闘士星矢 THE LOST CANVAS 冥王神話 2
MAL Score: 8.10
Type: OVA
Episodes: 13

Synopsis

The sequel to Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Meiou Shinwa.

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11: Tsubasa: Shunraiki

English: Tsubasa RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE: Spring Thunder Chronicle
Japanese: ツバサ 春雷記
MAL Score: 8.12
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Tsubasa/xxxHOLiC Project

A 4 part OVA released with the limited editions of the Tsubasa and xxxHOLiC volumes.
There are two OVAs for each series, with plots linked together.

They cover the Nihon Country Arc and scarcely some of the Celes Country Arc.

(Source: Official Project Website)

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10: Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito

English: The Ancient Magus’ Bride: Those Awaiting a Star
Japanese: 魔法使いの嫁 星待つひと
MAL Score: 8.13
Type: OVA
Episodes: 3

Synopsis

After many hardships in her life, Chise Hatori ended up at an auction, where she was purchased and then freed by the renowned Thorn Sorcerer, Elias Ainsworth, only to stay and become his apprentice. Though her life is wonderful now, the arrival of a picture book, “The Lonely Little Star,” brings back memories of those trying times and the loneliness she endured.

As a child, Chise experienced a great tragedy: her mother’s death. Shunned and unwanted by peers and relatives alike, she has lived a detached and pitiful life. However, the unexpected discovery of a mysterious library in the forest provides her with a temporary place of solace. Through reading countless books and spending time with the kindhearted librarian, Chise slowly begins to feel less alone in the world. But could this peculiar library have a darker side?

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9: Tonikaku Kawaii: SNS

Japanese: トニカクカワイイ SNS
MAL Score: 8.14
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

When Nasa is called in to work suddenly, Tsukasa faces her first night alone since they married. Struck with loneliness, she takes ahold of the smartphone that Nasa gave her as a gift. Even when apart, they remain connected at the heart.

(Source: Crunchyroll)

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8: Major: Message

Japanese: メジャー メッセージ
MAL Score: 8.18
Type: OVA
Episodes: 1

Synopsis

Thirteen years after achieving major success with the Indiana Hornets, Gorou Honda’s career as a pitcher ended abruptly after sustaining a horrible injury. Inspired by his father, who continued playing baseball despite major setbacks, Gorou plans to restart his baseball career and play in a new position. However, his strong dedication to train has puzzled his family, especially his young daughter Izumi, who is frustrated with the absence of her father from her lives. Faced by another tough obstacle, Gorou once again decides to prove his resolve through his beloved sport.

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7: Hunter x Hunter: Greed Island

Japanese: HUNTER×HUNTER Greed Island
MAL Score: 8.19
Type: OVA
Episodes: 8

Synopsis

After the battle with the Spiders, the search for Ging continues as Gon and Killua decided to once again attempt to purchase the rare game “Greed Island”. However, Gon came up with a better plan, which was to volunteer to complete the game for the billionaire who owned it. But some training must be done, as Gon and Killua’s abilities are still at a developing stage and “Greed Island” is no simple game for anyone to play with. It is the infamous game that could easily lead to one’s death. Based on the manga by Togashi Yoshihiro.

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6: Hunter x Hunter: Greed Island Final

Japanese: HUNTER×HUNTER G I Final
MAL Score: 8.27
Type: OVA
Episodes: 14

Synopsis

Continuing with their adventure at Greed Island, Gon and Killua train furiously under the guidance of Biscuit for better preparation at attempting the game. With their abilities vastly improving and the threat of player killers menacing Greed Island, Gon and company continue the game despite the dangers that they will face with the game activities and encounters with other players. Based on the manga by Togashi Yoshihiro.

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5: 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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4: Hunter x Hunter: Original Video Animation

Japanese: HUNTER×HUNTER Original Video Animation
MAL Score: 8.32
Type: OVA
Episodes: 8

Synopsis

After reuniting with Gon and his friends, Kurapika explained to them the risks he bears because of his abilities. Believing that his target of revenge is no longer alive and the search for his fallen comrade’s eyes could truly begin, Kurapika soon after receives a message informing him that all the Spiders still lived. After much discussion between his friends, Gon, Kurapika and company decided to hunt after the one Spider member who’s ability could ultimately result in Kurapika’s defeat and death. Based on the manga by Togashi Yoshihiro.

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3: Major: World Series

Japanese: メジャー ワールドシリーズ編
MAL Score: 8.32
Type: OVA
Episodes: 2

Synopsis

Gorou Shigeno’s journey with the Indiana Hornets continues as they seek to win the prestigious World Series. However, after an unexpected accident during the match with his fated rival, his quest in becoming the world’s best becomes more challenging. Undaunted, Gorou continues to put the weight of his dreams into every pitch he makes, and forges a path towards his desired future through high-speed pitching.

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2: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin

English: Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
Japanese: 機動戦士ガンダムTHE ORIGIN
MAL Score: 8.34
Type: OVA
Episodes: 6

Synopsis

In the year 0068 of the Universal Century, Casval Rem Deikun’s life is thrown into chaotic disarray after the assassination of his father, a prolific figure in the crusade towards civil rights for people who live away from the Earth’s surface. Casval and his sister Artesia receive aid from soldiers who were loyal to their father, and the siblings are whisked away from their home, separated, and thrown into a twisted fate that sees them come into their own as soldiers and adults.

Years before stealing the name Char Aznable or his “Red Comet” moniker, Casval must contend with the rise of a militarized version of his father’s ideology and his own vengeful nature as intergalactic war molds him into a legendary mobile suit pilot.

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1: Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan – Tsuioku-hen

English: Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal
Japanese: るろうに剣心―明治剣客浪漫譚―追憶編
MAL Score: 8.72
Type: OVA
Episodes: 4

Synopsis

When mankind’s savagery surpasses his fear of death, there is little hope for those who wish to live honest lives. Beneath a full moon, a young boy witnesses the murder of the bandits who had enslaved him, and is then christened with a new name by the man who rescued him. This boy is Shinta, now known as Kenshin Himura, and he is destined to become a swordsman. The softness of his heart does not befit the occupation, but his desire to protect the innocent is absolute.

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan – Tsuioku-hen details the origins of the man who would bear the name of Hitokiri Battousai long before he swore his oath not to kill and before he earned his reputation as an assassin. The young man’s heart is divided between justice and corruption, while the fate of a nation rests on his actions.

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

1. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan – Tsuioku-hen
2. Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
3. Hunter x Hunter: Original Video Animation
4. Major: World Series
5. Tsubasa: Tokyo Revelations
6. Hunter x Hunter: Greed Island Final
7. Hunter x Hunter: Greed Island
8. Major: Message
9. Tonikaku Kawaii: SNS
10. Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
11. Tsubasa: Shunraiki
12. Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Meiou Shinwa 2
13. Yuusha-Ou GaoGaiGar Final
14. Kuroshitsuji: Book of Murder
15. Kyou kara Ore wa!!
16. Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Juuni Kyuu-hen
17. Aria the OVA: Arietta
18. Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan – Seisou-hen
19. Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen – Final
20. Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas – Meiou Shinwa
21. One Piece Film: Strong World Episode 0
22. SKET Dance: Imouto no Nayami ni Nayamu Ani ni Nayamu Imouto to Sono Nakama-tachi
23. Detective Conan OVA 09: The Stranger in 10 Years…
24. Tennis no Ouji-sama: Zenkoku Taikai-hen
25. Shijou Saikyou no Deshi Kenichi OVA
26. Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
27. Seitokai Yakuindomo* OVA
28. Noragami Aragoto OVA
29. Seto no Hanayome OVA
30. Shingeki no Kyojin OVA
31. Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei
32. Giant Robo the Animation: Chikyuu ga Seishi Suru Hi
33. Magi: Sinbad no Bouken
34. Haikyuu!!: Riku vs. Kuu
35. Haikyuu!! (OVA)
36. Zan Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei Bangaichi
37. Seitokai Yakuindomo OVA
38. Detective Conan OVA 10: Kid in Trap Island
39. Haikyuu!!: vs. “Akaten”
40. Saint Seiya: Meiou Hades Meikai-hen
41. School Rumble: Ichi Gakki Hoshuu
42. Ranma OVA
43. Noragami OVA
44. Haikyuu!!: Lev Genzan!
45. Nurarihyon no Mago OVA
46. Change!! Getter Robo: Sekai Saigo no Hi
47. Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai: Tenri-hen
48. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: Moments
49. Ranma Super
50. Tennis no Ouji-sama: Another Story – Kako to Mirai no Message

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