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Release Date:
24 November 2006 (Japan) See more »
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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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Cast

  (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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A life-sized version of Takeru's tri-cycle vehicle was specially designed for the launch of Freedom Project and was on display during the 2006 Tokyo International Film Festival.See more »

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4 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Freedom fails to live up to the hype, 2 May 2012
Author: perfect_circle21 from Birmingham, England

The fact that director Shuhei Morita only directed one 25 minute animation prior to this series, goes a long way to explaining why the Freedom Project is all over the place. The futuristic story has epic written all over it: the earth has become uninhabitable due to a massive disaster and a colony of humans living on the moon are humanity's only hope. With such a set up, the finished project is sadly less than half-baked.

Freedom has awesome set, vehicle and character design, but as it uses cell-shaded computer models rather than the traditional, hand-drawn method, it lacks the heart and the human touch that makes real animation worth watching. There's a lot of one frame shots … (which to be fair Japanese anime is notorious for) sometimes subtly, sometimes it's painfully obvious.

There are 3 main characters: Kazuma, is likable enough, Biz is just outright annoying and Takeru (the main character) rebels against Eden's authorities, risks his life, and travels all the way to earth (with no way of getting back) in order to … try and meet a cute girl! That's the motivation for the whole Freedom story! And if that didn't drag the series down enough, the voice acting in the English dub is terrible (the Japanese version is fine) with the Nissin tie-in easily the most awkward product placement I've ever seen. I'm sorry to say that the 10/10 reviews that Freedom has online are both undeserved, and a bit suspicious.

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