Recently, I've been going through this 80's/90's OVA phase and I think we should have a thread about them.
Pic related is Boku no Marie, it's pretty fun and cute, I recommend it.
Watched Dragon's Heaven recently.
Whole thing's on youtube actually. Now I really want en entire anime done with plastic models.
YKK is great, honestly the visual direction is 10/10
>Bobby ni Kubittake
Now THIS is obscure. That wasn't even available in Japan until recently.
How about Gosenzosama Banbanzai OP, seen that yet?
I'm biased because I'm a Mamoru Oshii fanboy, but it's a pretty neat little OVA if you like experimental things (it's practically a cross between anime and theatre, pretty nifty).
Has anyone seen Starship Girl Yamamoto Yohko? Is it worth watching?
I watched the first episode last week. It's pretty okay so far.
I don't think California Crisis is obscure but it's one of my favorite lesser known OVAs. I wish it had a better quality rip or bd release. Good ost also
Natsuki Crisis - over the top karate action with cute girls, it's only two short OVAs so you might as well watch it.
Regrettably yes I have seen this. I have no idea why they bothered animating that OVA, it was dull and uninspired.
You come to be regularly disappointed?
Spirit of Wonder - a fun OVA with a steampunk element, not sure if it's obscure but I've certainly never seen it mentioned on /a/
Video Girl Ai - Dunno why but I really like the design of the hair in this one. Short little romcom OVA
This is 2001, but I think the Alien 9 OVAs deserve some attention, I really enjoyed them.
Area 88 - Shin gets to fly super sick jets but is still depressed.
The OVAs are great, but the manga is really quite beautiful. I wouldn't call it obscure though.
Cool Cool Bye - imagine Xabungle sped up about 20 times, it's fun
80s style was so, so much better than what we have today.
I loved Madox-01. It's short and it's fun.
I love this particular scene. The mech (power armor?) looks like it has so much weight to it.
And it's got tonnes of SHADING, which is great if you're a sucker for that.
Iria Zeiram the Animation is a good one, and a strong female lead.
Gunsmith Cats is also really good, but not as obscure.
I just watched this Koko wa Green Wood.
It was pretty lame, but what can you expect from shoujo? At least it has the nice aesthetic.
It's super interesting.
Someone posted Marie. that means I get to post Marie butt
FYI Boku no Marie is based on a much longer manga. The OVA was only 3 episodes, of which the 3rd one was original and loosely based on 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'
Trivia tidbit: The VA for Marie also voiced Asuka from Evangelion. One of her very few voice roles other than Eva.
Idol Project is a fun wacky 4 episode OVA. Imagine an idol show like Love Live crossed with Battle Athletes Victory and you're in the ballpark of what Idol Project is like.
I randomly got this on dvd back in high school. Pretty fun aside from the abrupt ending and the last ep is pure boner fuel.
Good taste. That show was fucking great.
I haven't watched the ova but I read the manga some years ago, when I went on a retro-romantic-manga spree.
I expected an easygoing story about a hikkikomori and his ideal videgoame girl or something similar.
Goddamn if I was wrong. I don't know why mangakas enjoyed doing dramatic-as-fuck stories back in the 80's.
This and I''s could very well be fucking soap operas.
I got Combustible Campus Guardress in the same fansub shipment as Idol Project (see above) and I think most of the last season of Sailor Moon (not subbed). I barely remember it, except it's a four-part OAV, there's a really unflattering depiction of a gay Scotsman, there's some exploding titties, and the dude who did Bastard!! did the character designs. I think I watched it every day for a month. It probably doesn't hold up very well today other than the animation quality, if you can even find it. Makes me wish I still had my old VCR.
I would say Call Me Tonight but it had a DVD release so it's probably not all that obscure. Still, the premise is hilarious even if the execution leaves a lot to be desired.
STREETS ARE HOT
I still hold that the second OVA was a major shift in tone from the first, especially with the "Natsuki Special" and the entire thing turning into a high stakes battle. Enjoyed both OVAs but it was unexpected after how grounded the first was.
If you're into minor OVAs you should definitely watch the two Midnight Eye Goku OVAs, it's one of the late Dezaki works too with Kawajiri's direction.
Bretty gud short works with tons of /m/, Dezaki's gorgeuos visuals and really nice action, full of cliches from the time of course but that's great for the nostalgia value.
Still have my SVHS deck under my bed, actually. Been rotting down there for the better part of a decade though. All my purple barney tapes are in my parents basement though. Kodocha Anime, man.
YKK's manga is pretty popular, but no one talks about it. Its one of those things that is on a reading list, people read it, but don't care to bring it up anywhere but 3x3 threads
It takes the cliches and plays them up really well. It was a fun ride, especially the second OVA with his pimped out ride.
Don't forget the ED. FIGHTING IN THE DANGER is amazing.
Battle Athletes Victory was pretty entertaining, although Akari does cry way too much. Akari House™ will live on forever though. Must watch if you love 80s/90s athletic clothes and swimsuits.
Also features insane 'sporting events' such as this bike race—
I wasn't unaware it was meant to be a TV series originally. The quality of the OVA was superb, the premise and execution was great fun and it did a good job of capturing the essence of the culture at the time. While I like the idea, it's one of those cases where I'm uncertain how well it would work in an episodic format rather than the way it was presented in the OVA.
>Don't forget the ED. FIGHTING IN THE DANGER is amazing.
Oh yeah, the second OVA while not as good as the first on a narrative point of view was probably better on pure mecha porn too.
The part where Goku hacks into the factory and creates his batmobile is one of the most gorgeous mechanical animated sequences I've ever seen, the sheen on his car when it slowly comes out of the factory is pure Dezaki porn, should have been censored really.
That scene had me in stitches when I originally watched it because of the sheer absurdity. I mean, even while appreciating the work that went into the scene and creating an impression of how technologically advanced it was, the end result with him firing the inter-dimensional missile was too much.
The true sadness is how much of a beating that car took. Even if he can replace it easily.
I think Majutsushi Orphen was one of the first even anime I ever watched. Other than that it might have been Akira on late night TV (sub) but Orphen was the first I hired out.
This, fuck anyone who says it's bad.
M.D. Geist II is total shit though besides the fights being okay. They tried to give it a plot.
Maybe less obscure because of the connection to Jojo, but BAOH is pretty good.
I suppose Dream Hunter Rem isn't obscure nowadays thanks to its surge of popularity on the waves of SHC and finally getting subs, but it's a shame not to mention it at all. It was the ultimate combination of absolutely everything there ever was to 80s OVAs, after all.
Also, Exper Zenon is a fun little thing from what I remember, weird lewd superpower Accel World-like whatever it was.
>it's a "Natsumi hits her head and gets transported to the Edo period" episode
I'm loving the cast actually, granted I'm only 20 stages in so far (bought it day one but struggled with moon back then so only picked it up again recently). It's probably the best we could do given the very limited amount of participating companies. They're doing a decent job with character interactions, too. I've been only worried about Higurashi and they are in fact completely irrelevant most of the time, but their initial arc with Aria was absolutely brilliant.
Also, everyone keeps saying Hibiki's like the MC of this, but I feel that in fact Rem and Aria are taking the lead more often than not.
Odd how I have almost the same screencap saved, except mirrored.
There's a few people itt that seem to have trouble finding links for older shows like this.
bakatbt.me is a semi private tracker, you need to make an account to use the search function on the site and your account is tied to your IP and if you get a bad ratio they kick you. However You don't need an account to use the site or download the torrents, so you can use googles site search feature to do it without a login.
bakabt is all about completed shows too and has just about every older show you can think of, even poorly seeded shows can be quick downloads because of autists who contribute to private trackers and muh ratios. idiots.
Dancouga and it's OVAs are pretty great. Shame the third one has never been subbed.
On second thought I dunno how obscure it is though. I get the feeling people only remember it exists because Wakamoto was in it, and because it pops up in SRW pretty often
>super cute girls, lots of extremely detailed cels. overall aesthtic for the entire decade was fantastic
>fucking hideous girls with jaw deformities
I just watch kimagure orange road and the character designs for girls in that was perfect.
Well, they take place at different parts in the manga, the first episode is arguably better in almost every sense. That's mainly because different teams worked on them at the same time. The manga is supposed to be quite good, never been translated though.
Speaking of magic users... Magic Users Club (Mahou Tsukai Tai) was another one of my favorite OVAs from the 90s. Never did get around to watching most of the TV series, but I heard its not as good.
>I get the feeling people only remember it exists because Wakamoto was in it, and because it pops up in SRW pretty often
>who is O'Barry?
cream lemon anyone?
literally the best
hentaiI've ever seen and there's like 30 episodes or something.
As if that many people outside of /a/ and /m/ even know who he is in the first place
Obari didn't do a ton of animation on it until the OVAs though since it was one of the first shows he worked on
Hell at some points in the TV series it's a struggle to call it animated. You can definitely spot his work in the transformation and combination sequences though. For some reason they had multiple versions of those for the same transformations, I guess they couldn't settle on one they liked best.
OVA1 onwards goes full Obari though.
I think people don't abuse Koto enough because she's a complete HP monster with high attack, but yeah, Hibiki's attack boost skill makes her a real killer. Diva is likely stronger, but she's a DLC character so that probably doesn't really count.
Speaking of Obari, he did some work in the earlier episodes of Dream Hunter Rem, too.
Seen Geist already, loved it.
I'll check out Rem though, seems wacky.
Fun fact. The man who did the soundtrack for Geist completely forgot he did the soundtrack for Geist.
Still amazing though.
It's sad to see what Ohata does now.
Directing shit like Maken-Ki.
I hope he directs another show at some point. Gravion was fun and he did a hell of a lot better job with the second SRW anime than whoever was in charge of the first show and the OVA.
Maybe we'll get an OG Gaiden anime at some point, Obari already did the redesign and choreography for Compatible Kaiser in that game.
They tend not to have stuff licensed by Funimation. Which isn't a problem since that stuff is always well seeded on Nyaa specifically because it's not on BakaBT.
The only time I've ever needed to use Animebytes was for some bluray raws no other site had up yet and some obscure manga scans.
Not exactly obscure, Aniki.
>New Egawa OVA never
Out of all the unfinished 90s OVAs, this one makes me feel the saddest.
>You come to be regularly disappointed?
And most mangafags if they haven't read it, they almost certainly have heard of it.
>Alien 9 OVAs
If it makes you feel any better. There was a thread with four people earlier this week.
What about anime that's not an OVA but nobody talks about? I don't think even Japan has many conversations about Zenki anymore.
It's sad that /a/ doesn't have more old anime threads, it's kind of the perfect place for that sort of thing too. Just like /mu/ talks about some pretty obscure stuff, why is /a/ unable to?
trava is quite obscure/atsy, I dunno when it's from though
Kind of funny when you think about it, he made Eva when he was depressed, and right after he directed Kare Kano, which apparently was too heavy on the comedy i.e. the reason he was kicked off the anime.
Money can make a depression go away!
I liked the style of 90 animes drawings i don't know why
Goofy martial arts like Shadow Skill and Baki the Grappler were always fun.
Armitage 3, though I do see it mentioned every once in a while, usually when they's a cyberpun thread going.
I also loved Riding Bean, dunno how obsucre is that.
Also Teenamonya Voyagera.
I'm not sure that's really obscure.
I liked it a lot anyway though.
The premise was funny but things got far too convoluted later on for what it was. The climax/conclusion felt very rushed.
Great OVAs, a lot of fun. Though the end turned into YOU STILL HAVE OXYGEN IN YOUR MUSCLES PUNCH HARDER IPP- AYANE
I'm surprised there isn't more like this and Natsuki Crisis. I'm hesitant to put works like Wanna-Be's and Variable Geo (ESPECIALLY with consideration to Variable Geo Neo) in the same genre but there should be more series revolving around girls straight up fighting. Maybe I'm just unaware of similar works if they exist.
I remember seeing a trailer for this in pretty much every single pirated ADV VHS tape I had, but I could never find the actual tape for Marie, which is a shame, because I'm sure my 12yo self would have enjoyed it a lot, I had a thing for robo-waifus (I was obsessed with Nuku Nuku). I'm so jaded now that if I were to watch it I'm sure I would find it ok at best.
The first episode of the OVA was released on VHS by AnimEigo. It was one of those experimental releases that didn't do well enough to justify getting the rest of it, though.
I found a Marie VHS in a record store back when I was probably around 10. Good times, way too short but good times. I had a thing for the mad scientist type so it worked in my favor. The manga is still ongoing but it's not nearly as fun as the OVA, but maybe that's the nostalgia talking.
>better than modern equivalents like Maria Holic or Himegoto
>DVD raws available
>Only first episode got subbed
Such is life.
I want another series or at the very least, the manga to be available to buy in English. Something I'd buy in a heartbeat if it got a translation.
If it got remade which studio would you say would be best for it? I can see Trigger doing it justice. I really saw the influences of it in Kill la Kill.
It is slightly better than nothing at all, but not by much.
Most delinquent anime were released as OVAs during the 90s. Unfortunately, all the western VHS market really cared about was marketing gory science fiction pieces.
Yes, I'm surprised none of the manga Shinamoto is available to buy in English considering how popular Aoi Honno was. I figured at least the manga Aoi Honno was based on would be licensed.
Eh, fictional Japanese delinquents are pretty far removed from the kind of people that decided to fuck my shit up in school.
I just think it was a case of something being a little too Japanese.
I might be drunk or very confused here, but I very much remember hearing about how one of the very first things Tomino did in his career was an idol anime. I don't believe it has been subbed yet but if Saizen somehow manage to do it then I'd be thrilled.
>but I very much remember hearing about how one of the very first things Tomino did in his career was an idol anime
It's not La Seine no Hoshi is it? Because that really doesn't look at all like an idol anime.
It's not 80's, it's not an OVA and may not be that obscure, but a lot of anons would like pic related.
I'm not so sure but I might be getting it confused with something, I remember hearing about how Tomino directed an anime that's very different from his usual current themes of depressing things happening to people but nobody has bothered to pick up the DVD to sub.
It's actually based on a Tsuruta Kenji manga, and you might see people mentioning it in manga threads where people have read Bouken Erekitou, Forget-me-not, or Omoide Emma.
So is there a reason why Gainax doesn't list it on their official website? They animated the OVA, didn't they? Why do they refuse to put it on their projects history?
Popular in west though? I don't think there's much of an interest over in America. Seems more like niche interest, from what I've seen on /a/.
JUDGE is a horror adaptation where the MC gives ironic punishments to assholes and kills them. It has a pretty cheeky b-movie plot, feels like a paranormal slasher flick with tits&violence that you would see in late night tv.
It really isn't nothing to write home about, but the general idea and final showdown
(judge of hell and a prosecutor/priest start having a trial regarding the last victim's life)got me hooked,
What the heck, time to rewatch.
If you want to nostalgia, fuck no. I rewatched the series a couple of years ago (50 eps + ova ?) and got sick from so much rehashed scenes. Zenki's transformation is cool, but once you watch it 100 times in a row, it gets annoying. Don't expect any good plot or crazy revelation.
You might at best watch the ova (a kind of remake with more adult content, it's a standalone story) or read the manga.
I've seen this gif posted before and I always assumed it was some random Tenchi OAV I didn't know about. Didn't seem that impossible seeing how the later ones have completely different art styles and designs.
Dead manga translation and no subs for the OVA, comin' through.
Gakusaver was some good stuff
Both these look good too, what a bummer.
Are sub groups around that only do older releases? or Is it a mnatter of a random group getting toegether just to sub one thing they want and then disband?
Be-Bop High School has been getting subbed slowly, but surely, which is pretty fun (though getting a bit repetitive). It's pretty much the closest thing we'll ever get to a Kunio-kun anime.
>Not on AB
Where to download Bursting Campus Guardless? BakaBT and Nyaa both don't have it.
That's milkyway though
Does AB have Samurai Giants? Because if yes then I'll make today the day I finally go beg for an account.
Only uploaded several manga and music
My buffer is big enough so I don't really care for ratio or even freelech
Sorry couldn't find it anon
Only unseeded torrents from nyaa
Thanks for looking anyway.
I downloaded two episodes years ago but forgot to finish.
>without fail something gets added to my backlog whenever these threads appear
hope y'all are happy
The QUALITY was just as bad, or worse.
Sure, stills may look pretty, but in motion it's worse than shaft slideshows
I think it just has most extremes. When they have scenes where they obviously focus on the best animation it is incredible, the detail and shading is ridiculous. That webm of the mecha guy moving his hand around is a really good example.
Digital drawings tend to not have as many quality scenes though, but I don't think you often see digitally drawn anime that looks amazing, the bright CGI effects are never impressive.
Do you want them to be 24/7 recommendation threads of the same shit, getting more tripfags, more "dank ass memes".
I enjoy checking in the maybe weekly Pre-2000's threads, provided it's not the same shit being posted and recommended each time.
>watched this for the first time last year with a friend
>fucking loved it
MD Geist is such a weird thing. It really is not good, but it kind of tickles the senses in a way.
Iria is my waifu
>It's pretty much the closest thing we'll ever get to a Kunio-kun anime
They did have some anime style commercials for a few of the games, but other than that nothing.
Frankly, it pains my butt that they made a fucking live-action TV show but not an anime.
Not sure if obscure enough
I know, man. I know.
There's a couple that do primarily older stuff, but a lot of them seem to split a lot of resources and do some shows jointly.
Ah, dumb me. I haven’t opened bakabt for so long that I thought that it’s another unworthy nyaa clone for some reason.
It's kind of annoying to search through, but it is also nice for having a lot of older anime on it. If you want to bypass making an account for it, just google search a title with "bakabt" added.