Talk:Original video animation

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Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment[edit]

This article was the subject of a Wiki Education Foundation-supported course assignment, between 1 September 2020 and 14 December 2020. Further details are available on the course page. Student editor(s): Gold Chappy.

Above undated message substituted from assignment by PrimeBOT (talk) 05:51, 17 January 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Original Adult Video?[edit]

Regarding recent changes:

Considering the page above, is what we're currently doing to the article wise? Shinobu 21:33, 22 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

You have a source, so go ahead and edit as you see fit. - mako 22:01, 23 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Roger that. I will put the link in the article for reference. Shinobu 14:44, 26 September 2005 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of OVAs[edit]

We need a list of OVAs —This unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) .

Try Category: Anime OVAs --Squilibob 06:01, 11 September 2006 (UTC)Reply[reply]


This article is almost entirely unreferenced, except for a single source concerning the OVA/OAV difference. The Format section in particular makes a lot of claims about the excellent quality of OVAs, but they are too general. Just like every format, OVAs are a mix of spectacular shows, mediocre shows, and terrible shows (in all aspects, animation, characters, story, etc.). TV series and movies share the same range of quality. I'll try to find some good sources and clean up the original research. Leebo86 16:48, 8 January 2007 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Unexplained edit by CharlotteWebb[edit]

This edit goes against what I said here. I don't know how to be any clearer on this: there is simply not enough for any reflist yet. Read WP:FN#Resizing references. The rule of thumb is "at least ten". Lord Sesshomaru (talkedits) 13:46, 26 October 2008 (UTC)Reply[reply]

OVAs in the USA[edit]

Aren't there any OVAs for the US audience? Unfree (talk) 00:37, 9 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The US equivalent would be direct-to-video. --Farix (Talk) 11:46, 10 June 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
From this and the article as it stands, I'm confused about why there should be a dedicated article for this. All I get from the article is that '"OVA" is a term for direct-to-video releases that applies only to anime'. Is there more to it? If so, that should be added. (talk) 03:33, 25 February 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
That's pretty much it. The only real difference is that the term "direct-to-video" carries connotations of low-quality work not good enough for broadcast or theatrical release. --Khajidha (talk) 16:25, 2 February 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Sorry about not noticing the submit link. I saw a few anime now using the OAD wording, like this one (on the upper left hand corner), this one (lower right) and this one (title). Also, ann got the word. Is the last one reliable enough to source an inclusion of OAD? —Preceding signed comment added by MythSearchertalk 14:47, 9 August 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Move to Direct-to-video[edit]

Looking at the history of the article, it seems the problems have been persisting since the mid-2000s. With all the problems this article has and the few sources provided, I think this entire article should rewritten and moved to a section in Direct-to-video. -- Primium (talk) 20:03, 12 February 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Please see the discussion on Direct-to-video's talk page. -- Primium (talk) 20:32, 17 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Notability not an issue[edit]

Even if the article is bad, per WP:NEXIST, "notability is based on the existence of sourcing, not the sourcing present in the article." Many reliable websites, like Anime News Network, have written countless articles on this subject. Just search it on their website and see all the results, even some dedicated almost entirely to it, like this one. I could send more, but just search OVA on there and see for yourself. Even other websites like the Fandom Post have also written articles on OVAs (here).Link20XX (talk) 20:54, 17 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Clements, Jonathan (2013). Anime: A History. London: British Film Institute. ISBN 9781844573905. has some useful content for expansion.
Here's a quote from a section on original video animations on p. 160: "Nevertheless, [Dallos] heralded a transformation in the structure of the anime industry, wrenching distribution from the hands of studios and broadcasters, and delivering it into the hands of cornerstores, rental libraries and mail-order firms." It goes on about how the "video boom" caused the "number of new anime released straight to video [to double] the number of titles in the anime market by the year 1986." There's more on p. 167 about OVA's as well. — Goszei (talk) 00:06, 18 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
This is from a whole chapter on video anime (Chapter 8: The Third Medium), where he cites liberally from anime historian Tokugi Yoshiharu's 'OVA no Jūgonen' ['Fifteen Years of Original Video Animation'], in Misono Makoto (ed.), Zusetsu Terebi Anime Zensho [Complete Book of TV Animation: Illustrated] (Tokyo: Hara Shobō, 1999), pp. 305–30. That one might be more hard to obtain than Clements' book, though. — Goszei (talk) 00:20, 18 April 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Could Betamax have influenced run times?[edit]

In Japan the Betamax format was more successful than the West, and this may explain why many OVAs clocked in at just under 1 hour, which was as much as a full speed L-500 Betamax tape could hold. (talk) 19:48, 29 March 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Possibly. If you can find reliable sources that discuss this topic, it could be included. -- Primium (talk) 19:03, 23 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]