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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 »
Plot Keywords:
User Reviews:
You should feel dirty. See more (4 total) »

Cast

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Tomoko Kotani ... Mikura Suzuki (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Takumi Yamazaki ... Harada Tomohisa (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Taichirô Hirokawa ... Kurokawa (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Shôzô Iizuka ... Momoi Momokichi (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Rie Ishizuka ... Momomi Momoi (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Norio Wakamoto ... Hirooka (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Marie Court ... Mikura (Love Scene Voice Double) (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Melissa Fahn ... Mikura (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Lynn Fischer ... Momomi Momoi (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
William Knight ... Emoto (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

Randy McPherson ... Harada Tomohisa (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Bob Papenbrook ... Momokichi Momoi (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Jamieson Price ... Bodyguard B / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Michelle Ruff ... Little Girl / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)

John Snyder ... Kurokawa (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
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Series Directed by
Yasuomi Umetsu (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Em (unknown episodes)
Yasuomi Umetsu (unknown episodes)

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

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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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
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10 out of 21 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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