Sol Bianca

Sol Bianca

1990 VHS tape cover
Genre Science fiction, Adventure
Original video animation
Directed by Katsuhito Akiyama (ep. 1)
Hiroki Hayashi (ep. 2)
Studio AIC
Licensed by
Released March 21, 1990 May 17, 1991
Runtime 60 minutes (ep. 1)
40 minutes (ep. 2)
Episodes 2

Sol Bianca (ソルビアンカ Sorubianka) is a two-volume original video animation (OVA) anime series released in 1990 and 1991 by director Katsuhito Akiyama in association with AIC. Sol Bianca: The Legacy is a remake of this series.

The name of the OVA is also the name of the ship that serves as both the home and the interstellar headquarters for an all-female band of notorious pirates. Thanks to a stowaway who hides himself aboard their ship following one of their raids, they learn of the ultimate treasure: the Gnosis (pronounced "G'Nohsis" in dialogue), an artifact reputedly from old Earth itself.

Unfortunately for them, the Gnosis happens to be in the hands of Emperor Batros, the brutal ruler of the planet Tres (pronounced "trez" in dialogue) who is executing great numbers of enemies, real or speculated, as a result of his military occupation of the neighboring planet Uno. Armed with a little luck, a sniper gun that can shoot from orbit, and a technologically advanced ship, the crew of the Sol Bianca are about to make a run for the greatest prize of all.


The Crew

Note: In the English Dub it's "Jenny".

Sol Bianca / OVA 1

He uses the guise of the Gnosis, to convince the Sol Bianca crew to take him there, where he plans to rescue his mother.

Sol Bianca 2 / OVA 2

Turbo CD game

A single game was released based on the movie for the Turbo CD on June 29, 1990[1] by NCS. As the movie was only initially released in Japan, and due to the failings of the TurboGrafx-16 in America, the title was never released in North American markets. The format is a role-playing game. It featured the ship's crew from Sol Bianca and offered seven episodes.[2]



Feb Fall - Gabrielle Union

April Bikirk - Maggie Q


April Bikirk - Rei Sakuma
Janny Mann - Minami Takayama
May Jessica - Miki Ito
Feb Fall - Yoko Matsuoka
June Ashel - Yuriko Fuchizaki
Rim Delapaz - Daisuke Namikawa
Melanion Delapaz - Tesshō Genda
Batros - Takeshi Aono
Lind - Tomomichi Nishimura
Rammy - Jūrōta Kosugi


VHS release

Sol Bianca and Sol Bianca 2 were released on VHS in 1990 and 1991 respectively.

A.D. Vision released a subtitled VHS of the first volume in April 1993.[3]

LD release

The laserdiscs included an additional floppy disc with data files that officially came with them.

DVD release

Sol Bianca is one of the rare cases where the first episode of the show had an English language dub made, but none was made for the second episode. This has been a reason stated by Matt Greenfield at numerous anime convention industry panels as to why a DVD release has never occurred.


Sol Bianca 3 was supposedly canceled due to low popularity in Japan.


It was voted best OVA at the 1993 Anime Expo.[4]


  1. Sol Bianca Info - Sol Bianca Information - Sol Bianca Release Date
  2. "Turbo CD game contend". February 26, 2004. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  3. "Animerica". 1 (2). Viz Media. April 1993: 18. ISSN 1067-0831.
  4. "Anime Expo 1993 summary". 1993. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
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