Let me guess, you’re wondering:


What OVA’s (Original Video Animations) are being released this year and next year?


Keep reading!


I’ve made a list of some of the most interesting OVA’s hitting Japan throughout 2021-2022.


The list has been ordered by release date, from nearest to furthest out, for your convenience!


All release dates are for Japan. Don’t miss out on these when you get a chance to see them yourself!


Let’s get started:


Fate/Grand Carnival



Fate Series is back!


There are actually 2 OVA’s here being marketed as “seasons”


Season one will release June 2 2021 and the second will release September 29th, 2021


Season one follows Jeane d’Arc who needs a lot of money for an unspecified reason, The setting is in Kabukicho in Tokyo, a place known for it’s nightlife!


What hijinks will ensue?


My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom!



“Hamehura” manga volume 7 will have a special edition with an OVA this year.


The OVA will cover the main characters’ childhood from the first volume of the original novel series.


Release Date: September 30, 2021



Moriarty the Patriot


Moriarty the Patriot


“Yuukoku no Moriarty” is receiving an OVA with 2 episodes.


The OVA will be pre-screened at a special event in Japan next year, no other release information announced at this time.


Release date: March 5, 2022



Totsukuni no Shoujo



This feature-length OVA will be a continuation of the wit studio short ova released in 2019.


A Kickstarter was launched on March 10th to raise money for improving the production value and expand its promotion.


So be sure to check it out if you want to support the creators!


It will be bundled with the special edition of the Mangas side story


Release Date: March 10th, 2022




Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Kan (Oregairu)




The service club holds its first official office hours after being reinstated in season 3.


This OVA is bundled with the latest game in the series. To date, no release date has been announced


Release Date: TBA



Top wo Nerae 3!


Very little is known about this project as of now. I know that Gania (previously Gainax Fukushima) has taken over production.


But I do not know whether it is related to the anime or a completely new story!


More information will be added as it becomes available!


Release Date: TBA





Most OVA’s are released bundled with either a video game, special edition Manga or Blu-ray of the respective series.


As such most do not see cinema releases.


However, there are exceptions, for example, the Re: Zero OVA saw a cinema release in 2018 where it made $1,725,339 (USD). Today this would be roughly ¥191,064,040.86


What upcoming OVA are you excited about? Any of them looking good?



Let me know right now in the comments below!




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