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Yasuomi Umetsu (concept)
Yasuomi Umetsu (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 November 2001 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Tomoko Kotani ... Mikura Suzuki (voice)
Takumi Yamazaki ... Harada Tomohisa (voice)
Taichirô Hirokawa ... Kurokawa Kurokawa (voice)
Shôzô Iizuka ... Momoi Momokichi (voice)
Rie Ishizuka ... Momomi Momoi (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ... Hirooka (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie Court ... Mikura (Love Scene Voice Double) (voice: English version)
Melissa Fahn ... Mikura (voice: English version) (as Tina Dixon)
Lynn Fischer ... Momomi Momoi (voice: English version)
Neil Kaplan ... Guy In The Toilet Stall, Bodyguards (voice: English version) (as Bob Bobson)
Melvin Katt ... Detective (voice: English version)
William Knight ... Emoto (voice: English version) (as William Frederick Knight)

Lex Lang ... Bodyguard (voice: English version)

Randy McPherson ... Harada (voice: English version) (as Sean Mitchell)
Bob Papenbrook ... Momokichi Momoi (voice: English version) (as John Smallberries)
Tony Pope ... Bob / Announcer / Bodyguard (voice: English version) (as Anthony Mozdy)
Jamieson Price ... Hirooka, Bodyguard B (voice: English version) (as James Lyon)
Michelle Ruff ... Sex Robot / Little Girl / Waitress (voice: English version)
Eric P. Sherman ... Bodyguards (voice: English version) (as Herman Schurman)

John Snyder ... Kurokawa (voice: English version) (as Felix Cooper)

Peter Spellos ... Rob / Bodyguards (voice: English version) (as G. Gordon Baer)
Doug Stone ... Tagami / Bodyguards / Urinal Guy (voice: English version) (as David Orosco)

Directed by
Yasuomi Umetsu 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Em  translator (as EM)
Yasuomi Umetsu  concept
Yasuomi Umetsu  screenplay

Produced by
Kaio Kaneki .... planner
Osamu Koshinaka .... producer
Taro Masa .... producer
Shintarô Nozaki .... assistant producer
Eric P. Sherman .... producer
Gary Sierra .... executive producer (english version)
Yudai Tenchi .... planner
Original Music by
Tooru Shura 
Cinematography by
Hisao Kuroi 
Film Editing by
Hiroshi Honda 
Beth Salem 
Art Direction by
Shigeru Ikebata 
Production Management
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (english version)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keizô Kusakawa .... assistant director (as Monjirô Kogarako)
Art Department
Kimiko Kitazawa .... color key (episode 2)
Kôichirô Nagano .... color key (episode 1)
Ryôta Tanaka .... color key (episode 2)
Yasuomi Umetsu .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Chikako Abe .... recording assistant
Osamu Ichikawa .... sound recordist
Yasuyuki Konno .... sound effects editor: Swara Production
Kei Mayuzumi .... sound director
Special Effects by
Futoshi Kirifuki .... special effects
Animation Department
Tatsuya Abe .... animator
Masaji Andoo .... animator
Cho Bika .... coloring
Takayuki Gorai .... animator
Takehiro Hamatsu .... animator
Nobuo Horii .... animator
Kunihiko Inoue .... animator
Masashi Ishihama .... animator (as Shinji Ishihama)
Shuichi Kaneko .... animator
Yoshitaka Katô .... animator
Kim Keishuku .... coloring
Kim Keizen .... coloring
Lee Kenkyo .... coloring
Kazuya Komai .... animator
Hiroshi Kyouai .... animator
Masahiro Kôyama .... animator
Hideo Maru .... animator
Aguri Matsumoto .... animator
Tsutomu Miyazawa .... animator
Takaharu Moriyama .... animator
Minoru Murao .... animator
Mitsunori Murata .... animator
Kazuto Nakazawa .... animator
Takahiro Nishioka .... animator
Hiroshi Ogawa .... animator
Masakazu Okada .... animator
Toyohiro Okada .... animator
Kim Onei .... coloring
Jo Onsei .... coloring
Tei Ontei .... coloring
Fumihide Sai .... animator
Jersey Sawa .... animator
Masahiro Sekiguchi .... animator
Rin Shin .... animator
Yuji Takahashi .... animator
Masae Tanabe .... animator
Takahiro Tanaka .... animator
Yasuomi Umetsu .... animation director
Yasuomi Umetsu .... animator
Yasuomi Umetsu .... character designer
Mayumi Watanabe .... animator
Motoyoshi Yagi .... animator
Lee Yuka .... coloring
Akira Ôtsuka .... animator
Other crew
Dr. Pochi .... supervisor
Eric P. Sherman .... voice director

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mezo forute" - Japan (original title)
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60 min (2 parts) | USA:55 min (cut version) | Japan:80 min (International version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Two versions were released in the USA by Media Blasters: a "General Release" (rated 16-up) which was released by Media Blasters by their label Anime Works,

and a "Director's Cut" edition (rated 18-up), which was released by Media Blaster's adult label Kitty Media which includes five minutes of footage not suitable for minors. In addition, an International Version was released in Japan on July 23, 2004. This version includes 20 minutes of extra footage, but none of the adult scenes found in the Director's Cut.See more »
Mikura:We specialize in danger, right?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Anime Abandon: Kite (#2.3)" (2012)See more »


What are the differences between the International Version and the Uncut US DVD?
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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Classic Animation Flick, 21 June 2011
Author: sydneyswesternsuburbs from Australia

Director Yasuomi Umetsu who also created another classic animation flick, Kite 1998, in which he not only directed but was also the writer has created another 60 minute gem in Mezzo Forte.

I enjoyed the shootouts, violence, blood-flow, slow mo bullets and sex scenes.

If you enjoyed this as much as I did then check out other classic animation flicks, Blood the Last Vampire 2000, Dead Space: Downfall 2008, Immortal (Ad Vitam) 2004, Ninja Scroll 1993, Perfect Blue 1998, Renaissance 2006 and The Secret Adventures of Tom Thumb 1993.

You might want to also check out classic Cool Devices 1995 episodes, Curious Fruit, Sacred Girl, Yellow Star and Fallen Angel Rina plus Taboo Charming Mother 2003.

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