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Director:
Writers:
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama (screenplay)
Haruka Takachiho (novel)
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Release Date:
14 March 1987 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
WWWA Trouble Consultants Kei and Yuri team up with a petty thief to stop a mad scientist and his legions of mutated creatures. | Add synopsis »
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DIRTY PAIR: PROJECT EDEN: Anime mix of action, comedy, romance and sci-fi See more (2 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Wendee Lee ... Yuri (voice: English version)
Lara Cody ... Kay (voice: English version)
Kerrigan Mahan ... Carson (voice: English version)
Steve Kramer ... Wattsman (voice: English version)
Eddie Frierson ... Plant Manager (voice: English version)
Dan Woren ... Supervisor (voice: English version)
Milton James ... Bruno (voice: English version) (as Milt James)
Kirk Thornton ... Crime Boss (voice: English version)

Juliana Donald ... Secretary (voice: English version) (as Julie Donald)

Michael McConnohie ... Mughi (voice: English version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tarô Arakawa ... (voice)

Jason Douglas ... Chairman (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Kayoko Fujii ... Secretary (voice)
Jacob A. Gragard ... Additional Voices (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Shôzô Iizuka ... Boss (voice)
Osamu Kobayashi ... Chief Manager (voice)
Pam Lauer ... Kei (ADV 2003) (voice: English version) (as Pamela Lauer Jones)
Naoki Makishima ... Mughi (voice)
George Manley ... Chief Manager (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)

David Matranga ... Carson (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)

Andy McAvin ... Smuggler Boss (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Katsuji Mori ... Carson D. Carson (voice)
Toku Nishio ... Bruno (voice)
Chikao Ohtsuka ... Dr. Wattsman (voice)

Monica Rial ... Secretary (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Saeko Shimazu ... Yuri (voice)
Melissa Cybele Sparks ... Narrator (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Allison L. Sumrall ... Yuri (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
John Swasey ... Professor Wattsman (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Shunsuke Takamiya ... Vice-head (voice)
Mikio Terashima ... Head of Production Committee (voice)
Kyôko Tongû ... Kei (voice)
Brett Weaver ... Bruno, Mughi (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
Chris Williams ... Additional Voices (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
David Williams ... Additional Voices (ADV 2003) (voice: English version)
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Directed by
Kôichi Mashimo 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama  screenplay
Haruka Takachiho  novel

Produced by
Masanori Itô .... executive producer
Yoshihide Kondô .... producer: Nippon Sunrise
Hironori Nakagawa .... producer: Shochiku
Shigehiro Nakagawa .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kenzou Shiguma 
 
Cinematography by
Atsushi Okui 
 
Film Editing by
Satoru Ishida 
Fumihiro Isobe 
Shûichi Kakesu 
 
Art Direction by
Mitsuharu Miyamae 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shinji Takamatsu .... sub-assistant director
Yoshihiro Yamaguchi .... sub-assistant director
Katsuyoshi Yatabe .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Yoshitô Asari .... monster designer
 
Sound Department
Kohichi Chiba .... sound director
 
Animation Department
Miiko Adachi .... inbetween artist
Tôru Aida .... inbetween artist: Studio Dub
Atsushi Aono .... inbetween artist
Kôichi Chigira .... animator
Yuri Chigira .... animator
Tsukasa Dokite .... animation director
Tsukasa Dokite .... character designer
Kazuo Ebisawa .... background artist
Futoshi Fujikawa .... animator
Chizuko Fukumoto .... inbetween artist
Masami Goto .... inbetween artist: Group Donguri
Yumi Goto .... inbetween artist: Studio Dub
Hiroaki Gôda .... animator
Eriko Hashimoto .... inbetween artist
Kôichi Hashimoto .... animator
Manami Hattori .... inbetween artist
Eiji Hirakawa .... background artist: Baku Production
Shuichi Hirata .... background artist: Baku Production
Tomohiro Hirata .... animator
Mayumi Hirota .... animator
Harumi Honda .... cel painter
Osamu Honda .... background artist: Baku Production
Toshie Honda .... background artist: Baku Production
Chûichi Iguchi .... assistant animation director
Yukiko Iijima .... background artist
Etsuko Ishiwari .... inbetween artist: Group Donguri
Satoshi Isono .... animator (as Satoru Isono)
Kôji Itô .... animator
Mutsuko Kamiho .... cel painter
Sachiko Kamimura .... animator
Katsuma Kanazawa .... animator
Yuki Kase .... cel painter
Yoshitaka Kato .... animator
Shigeru Katô .... animator
Sueko Kiguchi .... inbetween artist: Studio Dub
Yoshie Kikuchi .... inbetween artist: Studio Dub
Masako Kinoshita .... inbetween artist
Yoshio Kinoshita .... inbetween artist
Mikako Kobayashi .... inbetween artist
Toshimitsu Kobayashi .... animator
Hiroshi Koizumi .... animator: Studio Dub
Chieko Kudô .... animator
Michiko Mae .... background artist: Baku Production
Shin'ichi Masuda .... inbetween artist: Group Donguri
Etsuko Matsuno .... inbetween artist
Shinichirô Minami .... animator
Tomoko Mitsutomi .... cel painter
Kazuki Miyatake .... mechanical designer
Nobuko Mizuta .... cel painter
Junko Moriizumi .... cel painter
Sadami Morikawa .... animator
Kôji Morimoto .... director: opening animation (as Kouji Morimoto)
Harumi Morita .... cel painter
Keiko Motai .... background artist: Baku Production
Yûji Mukoyama .... animator
Takanobu Murakami .... inbetween artist
Hiromi Nagano .... inbetween artist: Studio Dub
Haruya Nakadaira .... inbetween artist
Misao Nakano .... animator: Studio Dub
Keiichi Nakao .... animator
Katsuhiko Nishijima .... animator
Nobuyoshi Nishimura .... animator: Studio Dub
Yasuhiro Nishimura .... background artist: Baku Production
Tomoyasu Nishioka .... cel painter
Yasuhiko Ogata .... animator
Satoshi Saga .... animator
Yoshiko Saitô .... inbetween artist: Studio Dub
Yurie Sakakura .... inbetween artist: Group Donguri
Saburô Sakamoto .... assistant animation director
Masanori Sakuma .... inbetween artist: Studio Dub
Nobukazu Sakuma .... assistant animation director
Shin'ichi Sakuma .... animator: Studio Dub
Hiroshi Sato .... inbetween artist
Masayuki Shibuya .... inbetween artist: Group Donguri
Masanori Shino .... animator
Haruko Shinozaki .... inbetween artist
Masahiro Sudô .... inbetween artist: Studio Dub
Keiko Takagi .... inbetween artist: Studio Dub
Kumiko Takahashi .... animator
Kumiko Takahashi .... assistant animation director
Setsuko Takenouchi .... inbetween artist
Katsumi Teratô .... animator
Atsuo Tobe .... animator
Hitoshi Ueda .... animator: ending sequence
Reiko Uemura .... cel painter
Satoru Utsunomiya .... animator
Hitoshi Waragai .... animator: Studio Dub
Katsuyo Yamaguchi .... cel painter
Yoshihiro Yamaguchi .... model sheets
Hidetoshi Yoshida .... animator
Keiko Ôbuchi .... inbetween artist
Yûko Ôbuchi .... inbetween artist
Miki Ôtani .... inbetween artist: Studio Dub
Noriko Ôzeki .... animator
 
Other crew
Mika Akitaka .... assistant mechanical designer
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dâti pea Gekijô-ban" - Japan (original title)
"Dirty Pair" - International (English title)
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Runtime:
Japan:81 min
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Certification:
Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | USA:TV-PG

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Trivia:
The song that Yuri shakes her hips to as she and Kei fly out to inspect the destroyed Uldaasian outpost is "Matters To Me" by Poker Face. Even though Poker Face is a Japanese group, they performed the song in English, even for the Japanese version of the film.See more »
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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
DIRTY PAIR: PROJECT EDEN: Anime mix of action, comedy, romance and sci-fi, 17 February 2010
Author: Brian Camp from Bronx, NY

DIRTY PAIR: PROJECT EDEN (1987) is a Japanese animated feature film that stars Kei and Yuri, the sexy crimefighters known as the "Lovely Angels," who work for the intergalactic police agency, WWWA. Their hated nickname is "the Dirty Pair," a reference not to the provocative outfits they wear but to the property damage that frequently results from their actions. In the pre-credits sequence, their intervention in a smuggling caper results in the wholesale destruction of a space resort. (The bomb was left by the smugglers, yet quick thinking by the girls could indeed have moved it safely off the structure in time.)

PROJECT EDEN was the girls' only theatrical feature (other than a cameo appearance in CRUSHER JOE, 1983) and the animation is quite spectacular throughout. The film is set in 2141 A.D. at a time when a substance called "vizorium" has been discovered that can power warp engines capable of rapid travel through space, resulting in 3000 independent space colonies on planets all over the galaxy. The plot takes the girls to the planet Agerna where rival vizorium mining operations in two opposing nations (Edia, a capitalist state obviously modeled after the U.S., and Uldas, a totalitarian state modeled after the USSR) set the stage for war after a pack of reptilian monsters attacks the government-run mining facilities of Uldas and their leaders blame Edia. Kei and Yuri investigate the damaged Uldasian facilities and run into one of the smugglers from the opening pre-credits caper, the hunky Carson B. Carson, who interrupts them as they take a bubble bath in an abandoned bathroom. They handcuff Carson and strip him down to his pink-with-black-polka-dots boxers before they eventually use him as an ally once he convinces them he can lead them to the culprit behind all the attacks. Besides, the voluptuous redheaded Kei develops quite a yen for him.

They eventually confront the aging mad scientist Professor Wattsman, who lives in a sprawling underground secret laboratory with his manservant Bruno and has spent years trying to create a new life form that he feels is lying dormant inside the rocks used to extract vizorium. The experiments lead to one kind of reptilian monster after another and the professor seems utterly oblivious to his creatures' murderous rampages. Kei, Yuri and Carson have their hands full fighting the monsters with their advanced weaponry and eventually make it to the professor's inner sanctum where he controls an even more monstrous creation.

While there is plenty of excitement and action and the story keeps our interest, the mad scientist offers a most problematic villain. His motives aren't terribly compelling and his extreme eccentricity gets tiresome pretty quickly. He's powerful and his creatures are monstrous, but we needed more of a motive than his bizarre obsession with finding the advanced life form he believes exists within the rocks and his continued experimenting long after it becomes obvious that the best he'll get are these ravenous, scaly monsters. The dark planet interior where all this takes place is also a strange setting in which to place Kei and Yuri, two attractive, vain, witty, and happening young women who work best in a more cosmopolitan setting, as found in several episodes of their later ten-part OAV (original animation video) series (1989). While the massive, dark, abandoned mining facility here is very dramatic, it tends to cramp the Dirty Pair's more colorful, disco-ready style.

That said, however, the film does offer some great-looking 1980s character and production design. The girls look fantastic—better, in fact, than they do in the one-shot hour-long OAVs they appeared in before and after this film ("Affair on Nolandia," 1985, and "Flight 005 Conspiracy," 1990, both also reviewed on this site.) The settings, space vehicles, and mecha trappings are all intricately and imaginatively designed. Except for the grotesque monsters, everything else in the film is actually quite beautiful. There are nice opening and closing theme songs sung by Miki Matsubara.

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