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Plot:
A young girl named Saya combats vicious, shape-shifting demons in Okinawa, 2005. Full summary »
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Pretty good, starts slow. See more (23 total) »

Cast

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Kari Wahlgren ... Saya Otonashi (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Ben Diskin ... Kai (50 episodes, 2005-2006)

Crispin Freeman ... Haji (50 episodes, 2005-2006)

Olivia Hack ... Irene / ... (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dave Wittenberg ... Solomon / ... (25 episodes, 2005-2006)

Steve Blum ... Collins / ... (22 episodes, 2006)
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Series Directed by
Michael Hack (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Akiko Honda (6 episodes, 2005-2006)
Naomichi Yamato (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kiyoko Sayama (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Naoyasu Hanyu (2 episodes, 2006)
Shigeyasu Yamauchi (2 episodes, 2006)
Junichi Fujisaku (1 episode, 2006)
 
Series Writing credits
Joe D'Ambrosia (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Junichi Fujisaku (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tom Teves (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Shotaro Suga (12 episodes, 2005-2006)
Shigeru Morita (10 episodes, 2005-2006)
Reiko Yoshida (8 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kurasumi Sunayama (8 episodes, 2006)
Yoshiki Sakurai (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michiko Yokote (3 episodes, 2006)

Series Produced by
Phil S. Crain .... producer (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... executive producer (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Hideo Katsumata .... executive producer (50 episodes, 2005-2006)

Mamoru Oshii .... co-planner (unknown episodes)
 
Series Original Music by
Mark Mancina (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Cinematography by
Hiroshi Tanaka (unknown episodes)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shigeru Morikawa .... director: opening animation (13 episodes, 2005-2006)
Naoyoshi Shiotani .... director: opening animation (13 episodes, 2006)
Jun Matsumoto .... director: closing animation (12 episodes, 2006)
Kazuto Nakazawa .... director: opening animation (12 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Art Department
Naoyoshi Shiotani .... storyboard artist: opening animation (13 episodes, 2006)
Hitomu Kumoi .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2006)
Kiyoko Sayama .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2005-2006)
Naoyasu Hanyu .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2006)
Tadahito Matsubayashi .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2006)
Naomichi Yamato .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2006)
Takashi Sano .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2005-2006)
Akiko Honda .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2006)
Nanako Shimazaki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2006)
Shigeyasu Yamauchi .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2006)

Akiharu Ishii .... director of concept design (unknown episodes)
Kazushige Kanehira .... art design assistant: Kusanagi (unknown episodes)
Yumiko Katayama .... color designer (unknown episodes)
Iho Narita .... art design: Kusanagi (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
David W. Barr .... adr recording engineer (50 episodes, 2005-2006)

Yoshikazu Iwanami .... sound director (unknown episodes)
Daisuke Jinbo .... sound effects (unknown episodes)
Akiko Noguchi .... audio production assistant (unknown episodes)
Hanae Takagi .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Emi Takanashi .... foley artist (unknown episodes)
Fumiaki Tanaka .... assistant sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Minoru Yamada .... sound producer (unknown episodes)
Satoshi Yano .... sound recording engineer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Masahiro Murakami .... special effects: opening animation (11 episodes, 2006)
 
Series Animation Department
Yoshimitsu Yamashita .... key animator: opening animation / key animator (14 episodes, 2005-2006)

Akiharu Ishii .... chief animation director (unknown episodes)
Kenji Teraoka .... mechanical designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Michael Hack .... casting: English version (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
 
Series Music Department
Chuck Choi .... music post-production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Nobuo Furukawa .... musician: cello (unknown episodes)
Steve Kempster .... score mixer (unknown episodes)
Kory Kruckenberg .... scoring engineer (unknown episodes)
Robert Puff .... music preparation (unknown episodes)
David Sabee .... orchestra contractor (unknown episodes)
Hans Zimmer .... music producer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Other crew
Noriyuki Jinguji .... title designer (unknown episodes)
Atsushi Matsumoto .... chief unit director (unknown episodes)
 

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Argentina:18 | Australia:MA | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:15 (original rating) | South Korea:18 (re-rating on appeal) | USA:TV-MA | USA:TV-14 (some episodes)
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Trivia:
The American version of the series debuted on Cartoon Networks' "Adult Swim", March 10th, 2007.See more »
Quotes:
Julia:Kai's a nice boy, isn't he?
David:In the battlefield, the nice guys always die first. I don't want to see it happen.
Julia:You sure have changed.
David:Changed?
Julia:Until recently, you were like an iron robot.
David:And now?
Julia:Now you're like an android or a cyborg.
David:I'm growing weaker by the day.
Julia:Really? I like you better this way.
David:In this business, weakness is a shortcoming.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Anime: Drawing a Revolution (2007) (TV)See more »

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Pretty good, starts slow., 12 September 2007
Author: LordBish34 from WV

Its interesting how some people can go from its awful to this is a must see anime. I will tell you how it is from a guy who liked it, but does not place it above its place in anime.

First off I do recommend this show, however with a warning. If you liked the original anime, you are going to be getting a slightly less adult version in this one, its very close to a teen drama in anime form. It also starts off very slow, to the point some of the episodes leave you feeling you didn't really have to see them to understand or enjoy the show. This is especially true of the first 24 eps.

But if you can get through them, you will be rewarded in the end, as far as I know this series had about 50 eps. At about eps 33 this show takes off in a slightly more mature direction, the characters seem to almost improve overnight from eps 32 to 33. It gives the feeling like they decided to change direction for the series, poss do to some criticism of the previous eps.

The show ends very well, and by this time, due in large part to the second half of the series, you are very invested in key characters like Saya and Haji and to a lesser extent Diva and Kai so the ending has a high emotional impact.

Now is this an anime to go down in history? a must have? no its not. While its story is solid, it is definitely dragged out far longer than needed, as I said earlier you can skip episodes with little loss of story or character development, While there are good moments, you definitely get the feeling they padded the story. In all honesty the story could have been told well in 1/3 the episodes.

Saya's character I think for some will be a let down, and can be downright annoying to watch early on in the series. Her growth is also exceedingly slow, in the end the characterization still doesn't end up being quite right, not to say it isn't good, just not right. This may be in part to the teen drama feel of the show, even though they changed that half way through she herself doesn't quite get over the hump entirely.

These two elements by themselves keep this series out of the great anime category.

I do believe the series is worth a look, I enjoyed the second half immensely, so don't get discouraged in the beginning because it does get better and as I said earlier it does pay off when you get to the end.

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