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Keita Amemiya (story)
Tetsurô Amino (screenplay) (episodes 1 and 3)
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  (in credits order)

Aya Hisakawa ... Iria (voice)
Katsue Miwa ... Kei (Japanese version) (voice)

Rica Matsumoto ... Komanisa (Japanese version) (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jason Harris ... Komimasa (voice)
Al Muscari ... Puttubayh (voice)
Terri Muuss ... Kei (voice) (as Terry Muus)
Stacie Lynn Renna ... Iria (voice)
Dave Seigel ... Zeiram (voice)

Apollo Smile ... Additional voices (voice)
Gary Suson ... Bob (voice)
Andrew Thorson ... Fugikuro (voice)
Oliver Wyman ... Dr. Touka (voice) (as Pete Zarustica)
Chris Yates ... Gren (voice)

Directed by
Tetsurô Amino  (as Tetsuro Amino)
Yoshimi Katsumata (segment director) (segments 3-6)
Naoyoshi Kusaka (segment director) (segment 2)
Naohito Takahashi (segment director) (segment 1)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Keita Amemiya  story
Tetsurô Amino  screenplay (episodes 1 and 3) (as Tetsuro Amino)
Toshihisa Arakawa  screenplay (episodes 2 and 6)

Produced by
Yasuhiro Hibi .... producer
Hiroshi Katô .... producer
John O'Donnell .... executive producer (english version)
Masato Terada .... producer
Masaru Umehara .... executive producer
Original Music by
Yôichiro Yoshikawa 
Cinematography by
Kazunori Hashimoto 
Art Direction by
Yoshimi Umino 
Art Department
Keita Amemiya .... visual designer
Tetsurô Amino .... storyboard artist (segments 1, 3 and 6) (as Tetsuro Amino)
Yoshimi Katsumata .... storyboard artist (segment 5)
Masakazu Katsura .... original character designs
Naoyoshi Kusaka .... storyboard artist (segments 4 and 5) (as Gen Dojaga)
Naohito Takahashi .... storyboard artist (segment 3)
Sound Department
Hideyuki Tanaka .... recording director
Special Effects by
Yutaka Hoshiba .... special effects: Malix
Animation Department
Shin'etsu Andô .... animation director (segments 3, 4, 5)
Kôji Fukasawa .... animation director (segment 2) (segments 4, 5)
Kôji Fukasawa .... character designer
Takeshi Itô .... animation director (segments 1, 3, 4, 5) (as Kôichirô Niwa)
Takeshi Itô .... character designer (as Kôichirô Niwa)
Tetsuo Kadoya .... animation coordinator (as Tetsuo Kakutani)
Yoshimi Katsumata .... character designer
Fumitomo Kizaki .... character designer
Naoyoshi Kusaka .... animation coordinator
Rin Nakano .... color designer: CCR
Kazumi Satô .... animation director (segments 4, 5)
Kazumi Satô .... character designer
Tadashi Shida .... animation director (segment 2) (as Masashi Hirota)
Tadashi Shida .... character designer (as Masashi Hirota)
Naohito Takahashi .... animation director (segment 6) (as Ryûnosuke Otonashi)
Naohito Takahashi .... character designer (as Ryûnosuke Otonashi)
Naohito Takahashi .... supervising animation director (as Ryûnosuke Otonashi)
Other crew
Kazusuke Katô .... planner: Cloud
Shigeru Watanabe .... planner: Cloud
Anna Yamamoto .... translation manager (english version) (Media Blasters release)

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USA:151 min (edited version) | USA:162 min (6 episodes)
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Did You Know?

The prequel to the Japanese live-action sci-fi thriller Zeiramu (1991)See more »
Gren:Bob, the hijacker is that immortal hat-headed bastard and he's just as weird as the rumors said he was.
[shoots Zeiram with no effect]
Gren:And as nerve-dead too.
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1 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Great prequel to the live-action movie!, 14 February 1999
Author: Jenova Synthesis from Black Crater

I, a die-hard Keita Amemiya fan here,enjoyed this Anime!

This is perhaps the best Anime based on a live-action movie (eiga).But what strikes me is that Iria looks so different from the Amemiya drawings, but then again,she's a lot younger in this one. Still,we see the charisma of Amemiya's artistry.

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