"SHOUJO ROMANCE TAPE ONE"
...a tape containing two shoujo romance OAV's...
Another magazine which produces some excellent special animation features is "Wings". This progressive shoujo manga monthly produced the classic time-travel romance, "Sequence" in 1992. The author is Ken Mizuki (if my reading of the kanji name is correct; apparently, a male author, which is unusual!).
Little is known about the original work (gensaku). The viewer may actually have to watch the feature twice to answer their many questions, since the portion of the story which is actually presented in the OAV appears to be only a tiny part of a larger scenario stretching forward into the future and back into the past. It's impossible to say whether this is an original short story with an exceptionally well developed scenario, or just a key segment of a longer series. Either way, the story is a surprisingly powerful one. The OAV begins with the appearence of Kara, a girl from the 23rd century, who has gained illegal access to a time machine to travel back to 1990 in order to search for her lover who was lost in a time machine accident. In typical shoujo fashion, little time is wasted explaining the technological details in this science fiction fantasy, but a lot of time is spent examining the unique relationships of the personalities in the story.
Kara is played by Masako Katsuki, an actress known for playing Maya in the original "The Glass Mask" anime series, and Sailor Neptune in "Sailor Moon." Another well known voice is Yuri Amano, who was Alcyone in "Magic Knight Rayearth" and Moemi in "Video Girl Ai."
We are very grateful that work on Sequence was commissioned by Elijah Van der Giessen. The script was based on a translation by Choberigu Translations, with additional translation in parts by Barbara Chambers. The show was timed and edited by Barbara's son, Austin Chambers.