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"Mezzo Forte" (2000) More at IMDbPro »"Mezo forute" (original title), TV mini-series 2000-

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Director:
Writers:
Yasuomi Umetsu (concept)
Yasuomi Umetsu (screenplay)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
13 November 2001 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Double The Girls! Double The Guns!
Plot:
A young woman and her mercenary for hire team run afoul of a violent mob boss and his sociopath daughter. Full summary »
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User Reviews:
You should feel dirty. See more (4 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [23])
Tomoko Kotani ... Mikura Suzuki (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Takumi Yamazaki ... Harada Tomohisa (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Taichirô Hirokawa ... Kurokawa (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shôzô Îzuka ... Momoi Momokichi (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Rie Ishizuka ... Momomi Momoi (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Norio Wakamoto ... Hirooka (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Additional Voices (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Marie Court ... Mikura (Love Scene Voice Double) (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Peter Doyle ... Tomohisa Harada (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Melissa Fahn ... Mikura (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Lynn Fischer ... Momomi Momoi (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Neil Kaplan ... Guy In The Toilet Stall, Bodyguards (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Melvin Katt ... Detective (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
William Knight ... Emoto (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Lex Lang ... Bodyguard (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Bob Papenbrook ... Momokichi Momoi (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tony Pope ... Announcer / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jamieson Price ... Bodyguard B / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Michelle Ruff ... Little Girl / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Eric P. Sherman ... Bodyguards (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

John Snyder ... Kurokawa (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Peter Spellos ... Bodyguards / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Doug Stone ... Bodyguards / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Series Directed by
Yasuomi Umetsu (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Writing credits
Em (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yasuomi Umetsu (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Series Produced by
Kaio Kaneki .... planner (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Osamu Koshinaka .... producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Taro Masa .... producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shintarô Nozaki .... assistant producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Eric P. Sherman .... producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
John Sirabella .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yudai Tenchi .... planner (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Original Music by
Tooru Shura (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Cinematography by
Hisao Kuroi (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Film Editing by
Hiroshi Honda (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Beth Salem (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Art Direction by
Shigeru Ikebata (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Production Management
Christian Alexander Morán .... post-production manager (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keizô Kusakawa .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Art Department
Yasuomi Umetsu .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kôichirô Nagano .... color key (1 episode, 2000)
Kimiko Kitazawa .... color key (1 episode, 2001)
Ryôta Tanaka .... color key (1 episode, 2001)
 
Series Sound Department
Chikako Abe .... recording assistant (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Osamu Ichikawa .... sound recordist (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yasuyuki Konno .... sound effects editor: Swara Production (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kei Mayuzumi .... sound director (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Special Effects by
Futoshi Kirifuki .... special effects (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Animation Department
Tatsuya Abe .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masaji Andoo .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Cho Bika .... coloring (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Takayuki Gorai .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Takehiro Hamatsu .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Nobuo Horii .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kunihiko Inoue .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masashi Ishihama .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shuichi Kaneko .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yoshitaka Katô .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kim Keishuku .... coloring (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kim Keizen .... coloring (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Lee Kenkyo .... coloring (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kazuya Komai .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiroshi Kyouai .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masahiro Kôyama .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hideo Maru .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Aguri Matsumoto .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tsutomu Miyazawa .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Takaharu Moriyama .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Minoru Murao .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mitsunori Murata .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kazuto Nakazawa .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Takahiro Nishioka .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Hiroshi Ogawa .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masakazu Okada .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Toyohiro Okada .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Kim Onei .... coloring (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jo Onsei .... coloring (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Tei Ontei .... coloring (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Fumihide Sai .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jersey Sawa .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masahiro Sekiguchi .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Rin Shin .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yûji Takahashi .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Masae Tanabe .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Takahiro Tanaka .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Yasuomi Umetsu .... animation director / animator / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mayumi Watanabe .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Motoyoshi Yagi .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Lee Yuka .... coloring (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Akira Ôtsuka .... animator (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 
Series Other crew
Dr. Pochi .... supervisor (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Eric P. Sherman .... voice director (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Anna Yamamoto .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
 

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Additional Details

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

Trivia:
Sawa from Kite actually makes a two-second cameo in this OAV (At 5:28 through 5:30 of episode 1).See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off from "Kite" (1998)See more »

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10 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
You should feel dirty., 7 November 2006
Author: DoubtfulHenry from United States

Mezzo forte is a nice little action, comedy. The animation flows like water. The guns are well displayed, and Mkura is one of my favorite characters ever. The fight scenes were some of the best I've seen in any anime, rivaling that of Cowboy Bebop.

Now to the bad news. The story is okay, but many things don't seem to come all the way together. Like Mikura's ability to tell the future at random moments. If you're asking, "How can she do that?", your question will never be answered. Many others have commented on the rape scenes, and I must agree that they are totally out of place here. Somewhere between the guy getting hit in the balls with a baseball, and some other guy running out of the bathroom stall with his pants falling down in fear, the scenes don't fit in at all. Also the sound design isn't up to par for modern times at all. The music sucks also.

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