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Director:
Writers:
Yasuomi Umetsu (concept)
Yasuomi Umetsu (screenplay)
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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 » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
You should feel dirty. See more (4 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Tomoko Kotani ... Mikura Suzuki (voice: Japanese version)
Takumi Yamazaki ... Tomohisa Harada (voice: Japanese version)
Taichirô Hirokawa ... Kenichi Kurokawa (voice: Japanese version)
Shôzô Iizuka ... Momokichi Momoi (voice: Japanese version)
Akemi Okamura ... Momomi Momoi (voice: Japanese version)
Norio Wakamoto ... Hirooka (voice: Japanese version)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... (voice: Japanese version)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marie Court ... Mikura (during love scene) (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)
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Directed by
Yasuomi Umetsu 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
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
Yudai Tenchi .... planner
 
Original Music by
Tooru Shura 
 
Cinematography by
Hisao Kuroi 
 
Film Editing by
Hiroshi Honda 
 
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 .... animator
Yasuomi Umetsu .... character design/animation director
Mayumi Watanabe .... animator
Motoyoshi Yagi .... animator
Lee Yuka .... coloring
Akira Ôtsuka .... animator
 
Other crew
Eric P. Sherman .... voice director
 

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Additional Details

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:
At the movie theater, while they are coming out, the two posters on the side are parodies of "Dirty Harry" and "Die Hard".See more »
Quotes:
Mikura:We specialize in danger, right?See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Adventures in Voice Acting (2008) (V)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the International Version and the Uncut US DVD?
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10 out of 19 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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