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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:
Girls, Guns, Sex and Violence....everything a growing boy needs. 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:
Two versions were released in the U.S. - a general release and a "Director's Cut" edition, which includes three 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 »
Quotes:
Mikura:We specialize in danger, right?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Anime Abandon: Kite (#2.3)" (2012)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the International Version and the Uncut US DVD?
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13 out of 17 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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