(A Complete Guide)
What is OVA? Is it worth watching? Why is OVA different from regular anime? Is OVA related to the main story? We’ll clear everything for you today.
OVA or Original Video Animation is the animation made for a particular series, but these animations don’t get aired on Television. Instead, they come on DVDs and VHS tapes. OVAs are mostly aired when an anime completes its season and the following season has still time to air.
The main motive behind releasing an OVA is to maintain the audience’s interest in the anime.
The major difference between an OVA episode and a Regular Anime episode is that the OVA neither gets aired on television nor in anime episodes which are released on a daily or weekly basis for the audience.
Many people think that an OVA is a part of the manga, but no this is not true. A regular anime episode will be a part of manga provided if it’s not a filler episode.
There is not so much difference between an OVA and a Special Episode as both of these are not part of the manga, they have a whole different story which is meant for the fan service.
An OVA can be canon or it can’t be a canon. If the creator wanted he could make an OVA episode which can be an important part of the anime.
The best example of this can be Attack on Titan OVA episodes. In Attack on Titan OVA episodes, there are a lot of hints about what is going to happen next that’s why no one considers skipping Attack on Titan OVAs.
But most of the time OVAs are only meant for entertainment purposes and they are not part of the main storyline.
Here comes the main question, Is OVA really worth watching?
The answer is Yes, OVAs are definitely worth watching. Many people don’t watch OVA episodes because they think there is no point in watching an episode that is not related to the main storyline.
Skipping OVA is not good because some of the OVA is connected to the main storyline and they give hints about what is going to happen next in the main story.