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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:
Girls, Guns, Sex and Violence....everything a growing boy needs. 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 ... 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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The original USA DVD is available in both a stand alone version or with a XL T-shirt.See more »
Movie Connections:
Spin off from "Kite" (1998)See more »

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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Girls, Guns, Sex and Violence....everything a growing boy needs., 20 August 2005
Author: songmaster2005 from United States

I've been hearing lots and lots of talk about this OAV for a while now and I've been trying like hell to find it. I eventually managed to download it completely uncut (in Japanese) which is the way to see it. It does not disappoint.

In the tradition of live-action films such as Baise Moi, Mezzo infuses graphic sexual content (i.e. penetration) in its run, which is why this film has garnered lots of buzz in the anime circles. Now, it could have done without the sex scenes but it doesn't make it any worse. The action is plentiful and crazy with cute chic Mikura blasting bad guys with the ferocity and gracefulness of Chow Yun-Fat. Momoni adds an interesting balance between her psychotic, sadistic, rage-induced violent tendencies and Mikura's reactive, poetic destructiveness. In the end this is a bloody, sex-filled romp through familiar territory but with enough humor and explosions to make it interesting.

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