My Top 20 OVAs of the Decade 2000-2009

My Top 20 OVAs of the Decade 2000-2009

The first installment of my decades list are the ovas of 2000-2009. I went through my watched list and basically wrote down everything that I thought was good and took into consideration the rating I gave them as well. When I first listed everything it came up to 17. So I decided to search through again to make it an even 20 as I think that sounds better to say "Look at my top 20 list!" than to say "Look at my top 17 list!" XD

Lots of other bloggers have already put up their lists and you can find them all listed over on Kitsune's page. Check them out! There's a lot of great lists to be had for all those list crazy people!

Putting this list together was pretty easy but putting them in an order took a lot of thought. It's always difficult to pick a favourite out of favourites. I also noticed I have some pretty quirky tastes going on with some of these ovas.  So without further delay here is the list!

Bath time can be so much fun with family!

Bath time can be so much fun with family!

A tender father son moment.

A tender father son moment.










20. ) Papa to Kiss in the Dark (2005) - Yes I hear you all screaming already... "oh great another yaoi crazed fan girl" but I can't help that part of me. Maybe it comes with being female maybe it just comes from enjoying a completely silly story about boy boy love! I'm going with the latter on this one as I know plenty of women that don't give a crap about yaoi titles. This ova takes a thrilling  leap into 2 different taboo's that a lot of people would consider very risky!

19.) Early Reins (2003) - Now this one is nothing special at all but it holds a special place in my heart as I love westerns. This took that and gave it an amazing spin that only anime could do. Strong and mighty female hero's battling it out against foes.

The girls of the wild west.

The girls of the wild west.

18.) Bleach: The Sealed Sword Frenzy (2005) - This ova is by far the best spin off from Bleach that there is. It was exciting and engaging all the way through and I got a lot of enjoyment out of it. I can't imagine any Bleach fan not liking this amazing ova.

17.) Iriya no Sora, UFO no Natsu (2005) - Military, war, and love generally do not mix very well. Let alone with children. But I found myself gripped by the tragic story of these two young lovers and the animation was very lovely to look at.

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16.) URDA (2003) - I've always enjoyed weird tales of WW2 involving time travel. Especially ones that take women as the lead rolls. This short ova does not disappoint with the drama and thrilling action!

15.) TANK S.W.A.T. 01 (2006) - Tanks, action, twins, and general kick ass! This quick ova was a great addition to a old beloved series Dominion Tank Police that I grew up with.

Walking along with her chicken sidekick.

Walking along with her chicken sidekick.

14. Ghost Talker's Daydream (2004) - Following the story of a S&M dominatrix that can see and talk to ghosts. This alone was a seller for me! Hilarious situations and characters. My only regret from this show was it should have had more episodes. Endless stories could have been created with this amazing idea.

13.) Ryofuko-chan (2007, 2008) - Me being a huge fan of almost anything that has to do with the stories of Romance of the Three Kingdoms I found myself laughing so much my sides hurt. Seeing beloved characters put into perverted loli bodies was more than enough to make me love this short but entertaining show.

Brave warriors turned into lolis.

Brave warriors turned into lolis.

Looking for his friend in this modern world.

Looking for his friend in this modern world.









12.) Spirit of Wonder: Scientific Boys Club (2001) - Now science and anime never seem to sound like a good combination but this ova pulled it off. Being able to take its self seriously and having a strong suit for drama and character development I found myself enjoying every moment and urge people not to overlook it because of its scientific feel as you'll be missing out on a terrific story.

11.) Read or Die (2001) - It's been a really long time since I watched this show and it's one of my first anime DVD's I bought. I always find myself saying that when I see the title and it always makes me wonder why I haven't watched the Read Or Die TV series but then I always ask myself "What if it doesn't live up to my expectations?" I have such fond memories of the characters, action, and drama that went on in this ova that I'm too chicken to potentially ruin that memory.

Dvd cover

Dvd cover

10.) Animatrix (2003) - A compilation of 9 amazing shorts to go along with the blockbuster movie The Matrix. The Wachowski brothers were greatly inspired by anime and thought it would be fun to collaborate with famous anime creators to make this amazing collection of work. I for one enjoyed the outcome of this partnership.

9.) First Squad: The Moment Of Truth (2009) - Studio 4C does it again. This ova took me by surprise at how much I enjoyed it. It takes place during WW2 but gets twisted in such a strange way to tell an amazing fictional story in such a way it makes you think it really happened. Real life Soviet and German war veterans are shown telling stories about the real war throughout the ova but made to look like they are talking about the events occurring in the show. It's a great confusing watch!

Bright colours.

Bright colours.

Real life.

Real life.

Crazy horsemen.

Crazy horsemen.






8.) Hotori: Tada Saiwai o Koinegau (2005) - This touching story is about a girl who suffers from a disease where her memory rapidly deteriorates. One day she meets an android that is being trained to take on the memories of a boy who has died. It's really hard to say what is so amazing about this series without giving anything away so if you haven't watched this wonderful ova I suggest you do so.

7.) Karas (2005 - 2007) - This ova is mixed with thrilling characters, great action, and an amazing story to go along with it. It has a very unique animation style that I found to be very eye pleasing. It took a very dark tone but added amazingly bright colours to contrast that feel.

6.) Voices of a Distant Star (2002) - This short space + romance + time travel ova took me away. I'm generally not one for romance in general but this was well done and gorgeous to look at. If it would have been any longer than 30 minutes I think it would have been ruined.

5.) Alien Nine (2001) - Elementary school children generally don't do it for me when it comes to anime but wait... They have to wear alien's as hats to fight off the bad alien's that crashed on Earth. Wow ok you got me there. This show starts off simple and pleasant enough then dives into a messed up world of confusion.

The alien "hats"

The alien "hats"

Such a bonding experience!

Such a bonding experience!










4.) Isekai no Seikishi Monogatari (2009) - A new interesting take from the Tenchi franchise. This one has got to be my favourite yet. Stunning animation, beautiful music, and a huge cast of characters. It holds true to keeping things on the funny side while maintaining that serious feel. I'm aware that this ova is still airing but it is just too good not to put into my list.

3.) Detroit Metal City (2008) - For a show about music that I generally do not listen to (Metal) I found myself falling in love with this short series. Laughter was created throughout all 12 of these 10 minute episodes. I even went as far as making friends of mine that do not normally watch anime to watch this. Music is a big part of my circle of friends and I knew it would be appreciated greatly. All characters were very well developed, especially the oh so confused main character Negishi Souichi. It was a delight to watch this show and I look forward to another series to appear someday.

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2.) Hunter X Hunter OVA (2002) - This ova took what I loved about the later half of the HxH series and completed it. The story was stunning and always kept me pushing the next button on my player to see how the story would wrap up.

1.) Puni Puni Poemy (2001) - A hilarious parody anime that doesn't shy away from making fun of everything and anything! Taking Excel Saga much much further with its energetic, eccentric, and exotic feel. It takes you on a ride that you don't know if you want to stay on over and over again or get off.

Look forward to the next in line for the decades list! My Top 20 Movies of 2000-2009.

My Top 20 OVAs of the Decade 2000-2009, 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating

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20 Responses to “My Top 20 OVAs of the Decade 2000-2009”
  1. kyonkun says:

    No Furi Curi (FLCL) 🙁
    Detroit Metal City is hilarious, seen the live action too
    See some OVAs I might look at later

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  2. chii says:

    I was never a fan of FLCL… maybe I’m just one of those people that “don’t get it”
    I also watched the Live action of DMC. Pretty hilarious stuff! 😀

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  3. Patches says:

    I’m glad ROD made the list, I absolutely love that OVA. I’ll have to check out some from this list most definitely, as your predilection for historical anime intrigues me. Your list is ordered for personal preference, but what would you offer first to an outsider?

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  4. chii says:

    Patches I’d suggest: Alien Nine, Karas, DMC, Voices of a Distant Star. They are must sees for every anime fan IMO

    Just for fun I’d also suggest Ghost Talker’s Daydream XD

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  5. Pale Cocoon! Now that’s an OVA worthy of attention because it brings out the idea of a future that isn’t all too unbelievable. The themes are readily understandable and the world the director sculpts is quite beautiful in a sad way.

    Otherwise, good list. I can definitely get behind any list that includes Detroit Metal City.

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  6. karry says:

    Where’s Hellsing, Yukikaze, MS IgLoo, Re:Cutie Honey, Yurumates, Jojo ?
    Even something like Hajime no Ippo OVAs are thousandfold more worthy of mentioning than things like Ryofuko-chan.

    Also, why Animatrix and no Batman ?

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  7. chii says:

    @ zzeroparticle yeah for sure Pale Cocoon is a great one but I didn’t enjoy it as much as i though i would. I think it was hyped up too much for me and it lost it’s charm

    @karry Hellsing is far from being complete imo and just doesn’t hold enough for me to actually put it on this list. Maybe once it is finished and I watch it all at once again. You list lots of stuff I haven’t even seen so that is why they aren’t on the list 😉 Interesting that you would list Yurumates on a top anything list??? O.o as for no batman it was either or and i choose the one i liked more 😛

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  8. tamerax says:

    The batman ova didn’t impress me at all.

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  9. Canne says:

    Nice list! Though I’ve watch probably only half of them (there, I confess ;)). I still think that ROD and Hoshi no Koe deserve higher spot, though.

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  10. Stripey says:

    Glad to see Iriya snagging a spot. The series really needs more love/publicity.

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  11. Glo says:

    DMC should have been number one (although I personally do love Puni Puni Poemi). This is a pretty good list though. Karas was great….ANIIMATRIX? Yes please.

    Idk if Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan was an OVA or not, but it was hilarious. Idk if you’ve seen it, but if you liked Puni Puni Poemi, than it might be right up your alley (you’ve most likely seen it, because it’s awesome).

    End.

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  12. chii says:

    I actually haven’t seen Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan yet. I’m too lazy to dig it out of whatever binder it happens to be in hahaha I do want to see it though! 😀

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  13. No, no, no. Bokusatsu is funny but a total crap… Interesting. This list is soooo different from mine. Except for DMC (Go to DMC! XD) I hate the other titles or didn’t watched yet… I have to say that my favorite of this decade is Tsubasa Tokyo Revelations (the series sucks but this is an authentic jewel)

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  14. Kitsune says:

    This is an interesting list that contains some of the shows I have not even heard of 😛 Thank you for mentioning them 🙂

    It seems like you enjoy shows about military 🙂

    I like Puni Puni Poemy OP song 😀

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  15. Piroca de Fantasma é Geladinha says:

    Read or Die TV is sooo much better than Read or Die OVA.
    You should try it.

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