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23 December 1998 (France) See more »
And he stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was stayed. See more »
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  (in credits order)
Kaneto Shiozawa ... Marô
Hiromi Tsuru ... Aya #1
Minako Arakawa ... Ito (segment 1)
Motomu Kiyokawa ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Arnsburger ... Higezura, Kazami (voice: English version) (as David Arnsberger)
Jon Geiger ... Marou (voice: English version)

Catherine Glynn ... Aya (voice: English version) (as Catheryn Glynn)
Ken'yû Horiuchi ... Hikage
Eiji Maruyama ... Old Bronze
Christopher Pryce ... Hikage (voice: English version)

Jessica Robertson ... Aya 2 (voice)
Hideyuki Tanaka ... Kazami
Lane West ... (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ... Higezura
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Directed by
Takashi Anno 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kei Kusunoki 

Produced by
Matt Greenfield .... producer
Nagateru Kato .... producer
John Ledford .... executive producer
Sharon Papa .... executive producer
Haruo Sai .... executive producer
Masaki Sawanobori .... executive producer
Original Music by
Horinari Watanabe 
Cinematography by
Takeshio Azuhata 
Film Editing by
David Grundy (English version)
Art Direction by
Katsuyoshi Kanemura 
Youko Komiya 
Sound Department
Katsumi Itô .... sound effects
Jun Watanabe .... assistant sound director
Animation Department
Matsuri Okuda .... character designer

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Yôma" - Japan (original title)
"Blood Reign Curse of the Yoma" - Canada (English title)
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77 min (2 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Based on a manga by Kei Kusunoki. The manga was published in 1985 by Shueisha and serialized in Ribon Original. It was 2 volumes long.See more »
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
An under-rated anime, 11 June 2002
Author: Anyachan from US

Curse of the Yoma is an excellant anime, and deserves more recognition than it's given. The animation is very nicely done, and the quality of the artwork on each individual frame stays consistantly pleasant for the duration. Also, the "Yoma Counting Song" is one of the loveliest, and most haunting, pieces of music I've encountered in a movie, animated or non. It seems there was more story to be told than could be fit into the short (two segment) run, nevertheless, I feel that through a good use of imagery and psuedo-poetic elements, the story manages to unfold in lucid fashion. The film loses points for what I perceived as being gratuitous action sequences, which are well done, but seem to fill too much of the running time. Also, the ending theme is just plain bad. Still, with its solid production, atmospheric imagery, and thought-provoking theme, Yoma is anime worthy of the 'classic' status.

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