- Sonic the Hedgehog OVA
- Digimon OVA
- Super Mario Bros Movie
- Pokémon the First Movie (duh)
- Pokémon 2000 (duh)
Yes I am a 90’s kid I got slimed at nick studios Orlando on my 8th birthday for real I got pictures
There are a lot of lesser known OVAs too, and stuff like Fire Emblem. But those are my favorites off top. And OVAs might be cheating. In which case the SMB Movie is all I ever cared about. I saw it at age 7 after having only played SM64 and barely touching SMB NES and All Stars SNES at daycare and moms boyfriends house respectively where I wasn’t even allowed to play.
So the SMB movie absolutely drove a koopa car through my imagination, I pretended to be Bob Hoskins on the playground and made my friend Phillip be John Leggy. It blended my imaginative fascination with retro Mario (old Mario, as I called it) and the modern stuff I knew from SM64 like Bob ombs, which, along with the brief bullet bill cameo, was always my favorite part of the film.
People trashing it online was one of my earliest lessons that I hate groupthink and just because it was a box office failure doesn’t mean it’s a bad film. It’s so charming, how can you not love it?? It also seems like people are finally coming around to appreciate it. (especially here??)
The Sonic OVA is the best though, holy shit. I also saw it around the same time, or, I saw the badass advertisements for it on my Pokémon VHS tapes. They had it at blockbuster but when I finally got to rent it apparently it had been stolen, understandably.
Finally got to see it later on.
Pokémon the First still makes me cry. 2000 I haven’t seen as much but it’s cool and Slowking is my spirit animal.👑