OV

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Definition[edit]

An abbreviation for "Original Video" which is the Japanese term for "straight to video".

Implications[edit]

These videos are usually created with a very specific core consumer base in mind since it's not for broadcast TV or theaters.

Example[edit]

Sentai has a few examples of this. Like the Versus series was originally an OV before they started showing the movies in theaters. The Inazuma Spark one offs were also OV's.

More Japanese[edit]

List of Japanese Words

Page of Japanese terms that appear in the shows