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OVA: The Anime Role-Playing Game


A New Edition of the Acclaimed Anime RPG!

OVA: The Anime Role-Playing Game lets you and your friends become your favorite characters from the diverse worlds of Japanese animation. All you need are pencils, paper, dice, and your imagination! Save the princess (or prince!) from a fire-breathing dragon, tackle invading squadrons of giant robots, or find true love amid campus hijinks. It’s all up to you!

Create Your Perfect Character
With OVA, there’s no need to worry about rows of numbers and statistics. Creating characters takes just minutes—it’s as simple as describing them!

Entertaining and Lavishly Illustrated
Detailed examples and over 65 illustrations featuring OVA’s colorful, recurring characters are presented throughout the book.

Easy Yet Versatile
The rules are only as complicated as you want them to be. Whether you keep it simple or fine-tune every detail, OVA is perfect for gamers old and new.

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Robert H December 04, 2018 8:06 am UTC
Does this have races or classes?
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daniel B September 12, 2018 4:01 am UTC
So I picked this up a while ago and have played it a few times to simulate action anime, to pretty positive results. But I recently had a friend ask me to run a game for her and her friends more in the vein of show's like After the Rain, or Orange. I was wondering if anyone had tried this for recreating nonviolent drama type anime and if they have had good results?
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Zachary R April 01, 2016 9:35 pm UTC
Is this the latest version of the rules?
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Clay G April 02, 2016 1:06 am UTC
Yes, this is the revised version of the game. The original is no longer available for sale on DriveThruRPG.
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Emmanuel P October 21, 2016 3:46 pm UTC
Clay, there's no supplement being announced since the kickstarter three years ago (appart from Golden Sky). But OVA is still continued, right? I decided against BESM 3rd in favour of OVA because BESM is discontinued and I hoped OVA would be a kind of successor still alive. I really like the OVA system and it would be great to know if there will still be developement for OVA.
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Emmanuel P October 22, 2016 6:53 pm UTC
Already answered by Clay in the Wise Turtle forums, supplements are planned. =)
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RENAUD R January 23, 2016 3:30 pm UTC
I love this game ! Too bad there isn't a printed hardcover version...
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Clay G September 25, 2015 2:06 am UTC
Because OVA was printed using traditional methods, it will not be available as “Print-On-Demand” through DriveThruRPG. However, if you would like a print copy, you can get one from
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January 07, 2016 7:26 pm UTC

I'm interested in this book (print version) do you have international shipping if i bought it on Thanks.
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Clay G January 07, 2016 10:17 pm UTC
Yes, I do! Just click the appropriate button on the products page.
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January 07, 2016 11:41 pm UTC
Thanks you very much, bought it from the website and eagerly awaiting now for the arrival he he.

Thanks again.
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Steven M March 03, 2015 3:42 am UTC
I would absolutely buy this as a book, if I could.
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Chris W December 07, 2014 11:01 pm UTC
I just purchased this a few days ago after months and months of fence sitting. To say I'm impressed really does it poor justice. I'm very pleased with how the game is written as well as the somewhat ease of character creation [as of this review I'm still slowly getting that part down] but above all it looks FUN, and that alone is worth everything.
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Resh W October 21, 2014 7:44 am UTC
I also really wanted a hard copy :( those wonderful artwork if I print out it is going to be black and white
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September 29, 2014 2:11 pm UTC
Similar to Wayne W, I'm really interested in having a copy of this game but I really don't want a PDF only version.
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September 18, 2014 9:46 pm UTC
Curious if there will be a POD offering of this. I am curious about this and am not a big fan of pdf's releases. Something about having a book in hand that feels more right and comfortable for me.
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Jeffrey F September 20, 2014 4:13 am UTC
I doubt there will be a POD offered through DriveThru for a while. Wise Turtle is still working on getting physical copies to their kickstarters. Dead tree versions will be through them.
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Scott N December 11, 2014 5:41 pm UTC
It would be easier doing a pod, wise turtle is more like slow turtle, look how long it took to put out a pdf.....
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Wise Turtle Publishing
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