Noob Question

I hate to start a new thread for this, but I just have a quick question.

What are OVAs? IWhere do they stand chronologically? Are they a sequel? Or Parallel bonus stories? Just a sort of fan-service thing with no canon plot?

I've been reading VNs for a few years, and my VNDB played list is around 150. Kind'a running out of stuff, so thought I'd try anime. Just want to make sure I'm getting my plot straight.

I know to love ru isn't exactly 'plot-driven', but noticed in the 1st episode of the 2010 OVA that the ghost girl had a human body and that was never mentioned in the original 2008 TV series.

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They are chapters from the original source that wasn't adapted in the TV series.

But that doesn't limit to that, for example, Hentai shows are called OVAs.

lurk for 2 years before posting. or google ova you lazy fuck

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lurk 2 years before posting

This isn't the request board.

Lurk for two years before posting.

Her ass is literally at a right angle

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back to the other newfags

>does not know what an ova is
>"back to the other newfags"
2 years, retard.

>>>/global/rules/16

Boku no google

Fuck off, newfag.

So I guess this is now a Rules thread?

Original Video Animation. Think of it as "Direct to video". Originally they where Movies, Series, Bonus episodes released only on VHS, Laserdisc, DVD, Etc... These days OVAs tend to be bonus episodes included in the DVD/BD release of shows.

user, sometimes it's better to not double down like a retard when people already know you don't know shit.

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There are actually a decent number of one-off OVAs that still get made, but no one cares.

Good morning user.

OVA means "Original Vanilla Action", which means that these kind of episodes aren't biased by the pressure of the capitalist TV chains.
Because of this I would recommend you to stick with the content of these 'OVAs', because they come directly from the Director's heart.

>Where do they stand chronologically? Are they a sequel? Or Parallel bonus stories? Just a sort of fan-service thing with no canon plot?
The term OVA doesnt really say anything about this and the answers might be different depending on the source material and the intention of the ova release

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AYO this the dubs thread?

Bullshit, this is the real one

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>everyone shitposts it anyways to keep it up

This is the real thread, the other one's a fake.

Wow, user, I didn't know it was physically possible to be that much of a faggot.

Good stay here. You obviously don't want to contribute to rare opportunity to change Cred Forums for the better. It's not oft You'll get just desserts.

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If only there was something called "search engine" which retards like you could use in order to answer simple questions like those.

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I only wrote one of those posts though.

Pathetic. Kill yourself.

Spam doesn't have to come all from one person, it just usually does.

Lurk for two years before posting.

>lets just delete Cred Forums, since you can google anything anyway

Going on 9, sorry. Keep up the shitposting though, you're doing a great job keeping the quality of the board down at the level of Cred Forums.

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>"search engine"
>google ova you lazy fuck

If any of you knew what the definition of OVA was, you'd know that googling the definition is impossible. "OVA" is defined differently for pretty much every OVA in existence. To find out what it is, you'd have to google the specific anime OVA you had in mind. Broad definitions fail completely.

OVA literally means direct-to-video animation. There is no further meaning in any sense.
Sometimes TV series get an OVA episode, sometimes you'll get a short OVA adaptation like Corpse Party/Jojo, and sometimes you get original works that are straight-to-video for higher production values like FLCL. All that is extraneous from the definition if OVA, which is literally a self-explanatory name.

>"OVA" is defined differently for pretty much every OVA in existence.
What the fuck hahahaha

Yes, yes, yes, wikipedia says so, and you're not wrong. But that doesn't answer the question of what the OVA means to the series, which is 95% of the definition of OVA that can't be broadly defined.

Everyone knows what cut content and direct to video stuff is, but when they don't specifically tell you where in the chronology the OVA fits, and whether or not it's canon, then you have problems. And most don't. You have to look up the specific OVA to see where it stands and whether or not there's a order you need to watch them in.

For example, this is the to-love-ru OVA watch order apparently -> To LOVE Ru -> OVAS -> Motto To LOVE Ru -> To LOVE RU Darkness OVA - first episode only -> To LOVE Ru Darkness Season One -> To LOVE Ru Darkness OVAs -> To LOVE Ru Darknes Season 2.

If you asked what an OVA was in relation to to-love-ru, and you're told "OVA means direct-to-video animation." ... yeah, that doesn't tell you anything. You can't broadly define OVAs because they're all different. You can only say they were broadcast material.

exactly that was the point. you cant simply google the implications of it

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Go back where? I'm already on Cred Forums

>But that doesn't answer the question of what the OVA means to the series, which is 95% of the definition of OVA that can't be broadly defined.
No, it's not. That's like saying you can't briadly define manga because "some are original, some are spin-offs, and some are based on anime". Again, it's totally extraneous from an actual definition.
>Everyone knows what cut content and direct to video stuff is, but when they don't specifically tell you where in the chronology the OVA fits, and whether or not it's canon, then you have problems. And most don't. You have to look up the specific OVA to see where it stands and whether or not there's a order you need to watch them in.
In that case, asking for a "definition" is literally impossible.

Here you go newfag answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090616091500AADBb1C

>If you asked what an OVA was in relation to to-love-ru,
You're asking the wrong question. That's not "what is an OVA", that's "where does the OVA fit in" and has nothing to do with the definition. You're a fucking idiot.

That's a poor explanation. Actual direct to vid movies ARE OVAs. OVA only implies the release and that it's animated, not the content.

>and has nothing to do with the definition
thats the fucking point tho
people should stop saying "hurr, le google it" then

Is English your first language?