Ogy Anime Reviews: The Girl from Phantasia (Fantasia) OVA

Ogy Anime Reviews: The Girl from Phantasia (Fantasia) OVA

The Girl from Phantasia VHS Rental Box

Show Index:

Date Released: November 26, 1993

Genre: Supernatural, Fantasy, Comedy

Age Range: 13+

Runtime:  Episode 1 is 28 minutes and 17 seconds. The special episode (shows off production art work) is 7 minutes and 5 seconds.

Director: Jun Kamiya

– Other works from Jun Kamiya:

  • Blue Seed (Series) Director
  • Neo Ranga (T.V. Series) Director
  • The Third: The Girl with the Blue Eye (T.V. Series) Director
  • Y’s Legacy (OAV) Director

Original Creator: Akane Nagano

– Other work from Akane Nagano:

  • Paapeki! Onee-san 4-Koma (Manga)

Music: Toshiyuki Watanabe

– Other musical works from Toshiyuki Watanabe:

  • Devil Lady (T.V. Series)
  • The Irresponsible Captain Tylor (OAV)
  • Space Brothers (T.V. Series)

Production: Tatsunoko Production, Production I.G., & Starchild Records

Other Media Chronology:

  • Manga: Written by: Akane Nagano. Illustrated by Akane Nagano. Published by: Takeshobo. Magazine: Comic Gamma.  1993 – ????  5 volumes

Previously licensed by ADV Films, Ooo it came from VHS.

 

Beginning Story:

The Girl from Phantasia Title Screen

-Story Insight:

In a void we an energetic girl praise how far humans have advanced, become considerate, and loving.

Carpet

After school Akihiro Ohstuki is walking home and trips over an oriental rug. After he realizes what he tripped over, Akihiro begins to day dream of what romantic endeavors might happen with his potential girl friend, Miyuki, who is coming over to his house for the first time this evening. Once home, Akihiro cleans his new found rug while cleaning a girl about his age raises from the rug. Her name is Malon. Once the two exchange smiles, they both realize that Akihiro is accidentally groping Malon’s chest. Ooo, naughty-naughty. Malon gets mad calls him a prev and performs the girly slap to knock him off of her lap.

Phantasia

Oh no, his mom is coming into his room!

Oh no, Miyuki might get furiously jealous at the “Big Bad Wolf” for being with a girl who has pink hair!!

Oh no, Roll is in search of the rug, which is a magical world, to destroy it due to his ancestral rage!!!

Oh yeah, I’m finally reviewing another Magical Girl friend show!!!!

 

Hmm does Malon like chocolate

Hmm, does Malon like Chocolates?

 

Characters:

NOTE: Magic in this description contains flight, energy blasts, and basic item conjuring.

 

A.)

Malon

Name: Malon
Age: High school
Gender: Female
Personality: Naïve, sweet, and energetic.
Role: Protagonist, main character, The Knight of Sentry, half-human, and interested in Akihiro.
Arsenal: Magic and girly slap.
Malon's Girly Slap
VA:
Mitsuki Yayoi (Japanese)

Other Roles:

**Characters:

  • Blue Seed (Series) as Kaede Fujimiya
  • Eat-Man (T.V. Series) as Jessica
  • Green Legend Ran (OAV) as Aira
  • Legend of Crystania (Series) as Adelishia
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Char’s Counterattack (Movie) as Chan Agi
  • Ranma ½ (T.V. Series) as Tsukasa
  • Ronin Warriors (OAV) as Suzunagi
  • Shamanic Princess (OAV) as Lena
  • Urusei Yatsura (T.V. Series) as Nagisa

 

B.)

Akihiro Ohstuki

Name: Akihiro Ohstuki
Age: High School
Gender: Male
Personality: Lusty, tries to get the girl, and a day dreamer
Role: Protagonist, main character, the guy who ends up with the magical girlfriend
Arsenal: Heart breaker and maker
VA:
Shinnosuke Furumoto (Japanese)

Other Roles:

**Theme Songs:

  • Sorcerer Hunters (T.V. Series) OP with Megumi Hayashibara

**Characters:

  • Arcade Gamer Fubuki (T.V. Series) as Arashi
  • Haunted Junction (T.V. Series) as Kazumi “Kazuo” Ryudo
  • Junkers Come Here (Movie) as Junkers
  • Ranma ½ (TV) as Heita and Taro Pansuto (Pantyhose Taro)
  • Sorcerer Hunters (Series) as Carrot Glasse
  • Urusei Yatsura (T.V. Series) as Rio

 

C.)

Miyuki

Name: Miyuki
Age: High School
Gender: Female
Personality: A caring high school girl who can rightfully be jealous, but can become cold
Role: Protagonist, supporting, and initial girlfriend
Arsenal: Cake
VA:
Mako Hyoudou (Japanese)

Other Roles:

**Theme Songs:

  • Mini Pato (Movie) Theme Song Performance
  • Twilight Q (OAV) Theme Song Performance

**Characters:

  • The Adventures of Kotetsu (OAV) as Kagari
  • Aquarion (Series) as Otoha
  • Birdy the Mighty (OAV) as Repi
  • Birdy the Mighty: Decode (Series) as Christella Revi
  • Jungle de Ikou! (OAV) as Natsume’s Mother
  • Macross Plus (Movie) as Sharon Apple
  • Madlax (T.V. Series) as Kuanjitta Maris
  • Mars Daybreak (T.V. Series) as Clara Do Sirene
  • Maze (Series) as Female Creator
  • Ranma ½ (T.V. Series) as Kogane
  • Sakura Diaries (OAV) as Koumi Natsuki
  • Wedding Peach (T.V. Series) as Aphrodite

 

D.)

Roll

Name: Roll
Age: High School
Gender: Male
Personality: Vengeful, chaotic, and one minded with his goal (He reminds me of Ryoga from Ranma ½ )
Role: Antagonist, main character, Descendent of The Great Éclair, and blasts city
Arsenal: Magic
VA:
Keiichi Naniwa (Japanese)

Other Roles:

**Theme Songs:

  • Touch (T.V. Series) Insert Song Performance

**Characters:

  • Bite Me! – Chameleon (OAV) as Eisaku Yazawa
  • Blue Seed (Series) as Shun’ichi Sugishita
  • Brain Powered (T.V. Series) as Egar Brancan
  • Cleopatra D.C. (OAV) as Nacky
  • DNA² (Series) as Junta Momonari
  • Junk Boy (OAV) as Tsugunobu Shiroyama
  • Kimagure Orange Road (Series) as Seiji Komatsu
  • Little Nemo – Adventures in Slumberland (Movie) as Oomp
  • Locke the Superman (Movie) as Locke
  • Luna Varga (OAV) as Miru Yude
  • Madonna (OAV) as Obayashi
  • Ranma ½ (Series) as Picolette Chardin II
  • Sailor Moon (Series) as Alan, Gurio Umino, & Zoisite
  • Toriko (T.V. Series) as Joie
  • Touch (Series) as Kazuya Uesugi
  • Ultimate Teacher (OAV) as Kansuke Matsuri
  • Violence Jack (OAV) as Kenichi
  • Zenki (T.V. Series) as Glen

 

Monbran and Short

 

E.)

Short

Name: Short
Age: High School
Gender: Female
Personality: Protagonist, supporting, good friend to Malon, and a Punk (I assume her name is Short for the short skirt)
Role: Malon’s classmate at Brownie who watches out for her
Arsenal:  Magic, Whips/flog, and Pro-Wrestling moves.
VA:
Kikuko Inoue (Japanese)

Other Roles:

**Theme Songs:

  • Golden Boy (OAV) ED
  • Happy Lesson (OAV) ED
  • Okusama wa Maho Shojo (T.V. Series) ED

**Characters:

  • The Adventures of Kotetsu (OAV) as Kuon Miho
  • Alice in Cyberland (OAV) as Rucia
  • Angelic Layer (T.V. Series) as Shuko Suzuhara
  • Baka and Test – Summon the Beasts (Series) as Akira Yoshii
  • Battle Skipper (OAV) as Reika Ayanokouji
  • Cat Planet Cuties (Series) as Kuune
  • Chobits (Series) as Chitose Hibiya
  • Cosplay Complex (OAV) as Ranko Takara
  • D4 Princess (T.V. Series) as Ruridou Doria
  • DearS (T.V. Series) as Mitsuka Yoshimine-sensei
  • Dragon Half (OAV) as Mana
  • Gonna be the Twin-Tail!! (T.V. Series) as Emu Shindō
  • Good Luck Girl! (T.V. Series) as Yamabuki
  • Green Legend Ran (OAV) as Ran’s mother
  • Happy Lesson (Series) as Yayoi Sanzein
  • Love, Chunibyo & Other Delusions! (Series) as Nanase Tsukumo
  • Lucky Star (Series) as Miki Hiiragi
  • Luna Varga (OAV) as Zena
  • Maria the Virgin Witch (T.V. Series) as Michael
  • Ranma ½ (Series) as Kasumi Tendo
  • Yumeria (T.V. Series) as Nanase Senjyou/Silk

 

F.)

Monbran

Name: Monbran (a fancy type of Japanese cupcake)
Age: High school
Gender: Female
Personality: Protagonist, supporting, good friend to Malon, and looks like the main character from Magical Angel Sweet Mint
Role: Malon’s classmate at Brownie who watches out for her
Arsenal: Magic and Clairvoyance
Monbran's Clairvoyance
VA:
Junko Ohtsubo (Japanese)

Other Roles:

**Characters:

  • Cooking Papa (T.V. Series) as Michi
  • Lil’ Red Riding Hood Cha-Cha (T.V. Series) as Dorothy and Elizabeth
  • Super Zugan (T.V. Series) as Akina Hayami

 

Malon's a Pink Fruitcake

She’s not Fruity if she wants manhood.

 

Production quality:

-Animation:

The animation is not bad for the early nineties. It could use a re-mastering and does remind me of the Birdy the Mighty OVAs.

Animation Rating: 3.5/5 (B)

Malon No Problem

-Sound:

During most of the background music I keep hearing the Wedding Peach opening melody. Since it was made before the show no harm is really done when pointing out who copied who, but hearing that melody keeps reminding me of that show.

I like the Boom-Boom effects.

Malon drops the bomb on me

“More Than Anybody; Forever,” Sung by Masami Okui is like totally 90’s to the max with the calypso beat and lyrics about a young girls readiness for love is like a far out and interstellar groove. This would be so boss to recorder on to a mix tape.

Sound Rating: 3.5/5(B) Far out.

The Girl from Phantasia can you feel the Hi-Fi tonightTime to blast us some Hi-fi quality.

Overall Production Rating = 3.5/5 (B)

 

I love you mr carpet

Get off the Carpet!!!

 

Pros, Cons, and Other Thoughts:

-Pros:

  • It’s short and to the point
  • Does leave me to ask for more
  • The character interactions are very Ranma ½ influenced

-Cons:

  • It needs another episode or a movie
  • Slightly rushed at a part or two, but it might be angst confusion or something else left unexplained
  • Needs a remastering in video and audio quality comparable to Project A-KO as to how minor this is but still noticeable.

-Other Thoughts:

Not much can be said for this OVA.

Malon Dong

To start off with this being a single OVA a lot of the voice actors would later on get many roles in other shows including many lead roles.

As for a better explanation of the highlights: nothing is left unanswered which move the plot at a decent pace, the ending makes me want more either by more OVAs or a T.V. series or a movie about the series, and the goofy characters interactions are humorous with light prev slap-stick and silly misunderstandings while being conflicting enough to make that bite to lure the audience in.

Two scenes that recall the same topic is when Malon admits to Akihiro that she is half human and his recollection of it. While he is still mad for loosing what he worked so hard for, Malon cries that she is still a human Akihiro looks like he just killed a man. I can get her using magic and makes light of his lost situation is frustrating as it seems that Malon is mocking him which is a misunderstanding. If it showed him being pick on by his classmates or shunned by his peers his reaction would mean more and make sense.

I would recommend this show to those who like Magical Girl Friend shows or for those who would like to try this genre out.

*Pro’s, Con’s, and Other Thoughts Rating: 3.5/5 (B)

Malon does like chocolateWhy yes. Malon does like chocolate.

 

 

Overall ratings:

  • Plot: 3.75/5 (B) Not bad and to the point.
  • Performance: 3.5/5 (B) Found it enjoyable.
  • Pace: 3.5/5 (B) Move to point A to point B in an instant.
  • Characters: 3.5/5 (B) Likeable.
  • Production Quality: 3.5/5 (B) Animation: 90’s. Sound: Wedding Peach, Boom-Boom, and far out.
  • Pro’s, Con’s, and other thoughts: 3.5/5 (B) It’s fun like 1993 to a tee.
  • Overall total: 3.54/5 (B) It’s not the greatest thing since packaged crackers, but well worth a watch especially if you want to dip your toe into the Magical Girl Friend genre.

Note: Due to my own belief and further defining anime as a pop art, no rating will ever receive a 0, 1, or 5 (a Z, F, or A in my book). For this reason is that times will change as opinions. Anything can be far greater or worse than before. That’s just human triumph and error.

 Malon's not badSee she’s better than Mr. Carpet.

What was needed?

  • A release onto DVD with remastering to give it a shine this OVA deserves
  • A release of the Manga into the U.S.
  • A longer series either by episodes or run time length
  • Selling copies of that rug
  • More screen time for characters

 

Demographic:

+13 Shōnen

Watch out this show contains minor panty shots, and yes they are white.

A wonderful Malon panty shot

 

Similars:

  • Ranma ½
  • Urusei Yatsura (LUM)
  • Birdy the Mighty (Same fun level)
  • Cat Girl Nuku Nuku
  • Wedding Peach (Only by melody)

The Girl from Phantasia Credit Screens


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