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Release Date:
24 November 2006 (Japan) See more »
Based on characters designed by Katsuhiro Otomo, 3 bike racing teenagers born on the Moon uncover a... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Daisuke Namikawa ... Takeru
Shotaro Morikubo ... Kazuma
Kappei Yamaguchi ... Bis

Senyo Amoaku ... Michael
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Takeru (voice: English version)
Dan Green ... Administrator (voice: English version)
David Wills ... James (voice: English version)
Eileen Stevens ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Jason Griffith ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)

Directed by
Shûhei Morita  (as Shuhei Morita)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Katsuhiko Chiba 
Marc Handler 
Yuuichi Nomura 
Dai Satô 

Produced by
Atsushi Sugita .... executive producer
Wataru Tanaka .... executive producer
Kenji Uchida .... executive producer
Original Music by
Yoshihiro Ike 
Art Direction by
Kei Ichikura 
Art Department
Nagisa Abe .... color designer
Sound Department
Yoshihiro Sakaguchi .... sound editor
Hidekuni Sato .... sound editor (as Hidekuni Satô)
Hisao Takano .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Yusuke Matsui .... digital lighting artist
Yonghow Vong .... digital lighting artist
Animation Department
Kazuo Ogura .... background artist
Yasumitsu Suetake .... background artist
Takashi Watabe .... background artist
Katsuhiro Ôtomo .... character designer (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
Other crew
Takashi Hashimoto .... effects
Kodai Sato .... cgi director
Akiyo Yamaura .... effects
Katsuhiro Ôtomo .... mecha designer (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)

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Japan:30 min
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As with most other major film and animation releases in Japan, a wide array of promotional merchandise was marketed before and during the OVA's release, including Nissin Cup Noodles with lead character Takeru printed on the lid, small desktop figurines, a limited Nissin Cup Noodle container and badges designed by video rental outlet Tsutaya that came free with the purchase of Freedom 1, among tie-ins with other retailers.See more »
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10 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Simply amazing!, 28 April 2010
Author: dbatista99 from surrey, UK

There are actually seven 25min long episodes and a 6min prologue. I don't understand why this anime hasn't been publicised more by the studios or even by the American company which holds a licence and released a blu-ray version in the states.

It was created as promotional material for a noodles brand in Japan (which the characters regularly eat), but is still one of the best animes i have seen, comparable to Akira but without being as confusing in places.

Keeping the look of the traditional hand-drawn animes but still remaining modern, FREEDOM is a visual masterpiece, and includes character design from Akira's Katsuhiro Otomo. I cant decide if this would have been better off as one long movie or if the episode "cliffhangers" make you want to watch more.

You will have to see it for yourselves!

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