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:



Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S OVA



“Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid S” will have an unaired episode released on a special Blu-ray & DVD volume.


Release Date: January 19, 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 10, 2022



Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation OVA



An unaired special episode will be included in the 4th Blu-ray volume.


The episode will center around Eris and takes place during the 5th episode of Part 2.


Release Date: March 16, 2022



Non Non Biyori




An unaired thirteenth episode of “Non Non Biyori: Nonstop” that is bundled in a compiled volume with the special edition of the  “Non Non Biyori Remember”


Release Date: March 23, 2022



Moriarty the Patriot OVAs



The “Yuukoku no Moriarty” two-episode anime-original OVA releases on Blu-ray & DVD in Japan on April 27.


The first OVA episode will be pre-screened at a special event in Japan on March 5.


Release date: April 27, 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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