Crying Freeman (OAV)

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[ adapted from Crying Freeman (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Cryingフリーマン (Japanese)
Genres: action, drama
Themes: organized crime
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Yo Hinomura was an ordinary Japanese potter when a run-in with a Chinese mafia changed his life forever. Now an assassin for the 108 Dragons, Yo is the perfect killing machine. As a sign for remorse over his victims, he sheds tears after eliminating his targets. Because of this, he is infamously known by the Dragons and every crime syndicate in the world as "Crying Freeman."
User Ratings: 224 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Excellent: 18 votes (sub:10, dub:5, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 28 votes (sub:15, dub:12, ?:1)
 Good: 48 votes (sub:30, dub:18)
 Decent: 49 votes (dub:25, sub:19, edit.dub:2, raw:1, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 21 votes (sub:15, dub:6)
 Not really good: 19 votes (dub:12, sub:7)
 Weak: 14 votes (sub:7, dub:5, ?:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 Bad: 13 votes (dub:7, sub:4, raw:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Awful: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 Worst ever: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 533 users, rank: #1659 (of 6022)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.893 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.2154, rank: #4634 (of 6015)
Weighted mean: 5.869 (Decent), rank: #4682 (of 6015) (seen all: 6.09 / seen some: 5.61 / won't finish: 3.58)
Bayesian estimate: 5.960 (Decent), rank: #3983 (of 4534)
Running time: 52 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 6
Episode titles: We have 6
Vintage: 1988-09 to 1994-01
Reviews:
Crying Freeman DVD 3 (Jul 23, 2003)
Crying Freeman DVD 1 (May 1, 2003)
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Chicks on Anime (Sep 23, 2008)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Crying Freeman - The Complete Collection (DVD) 2011-02-22 (from $17.41)
    Crying Freeman - Portrait of a Killer (DVD 1) 2003-03-11 (from $23.98)
    Crying Freeman - A Taste of Revenge (DVD 2) 2003-05-06 (from $1.16)
    Crying Freeman - Abduction in Chinatown (DVD 3) 2003-06-17 (from $23.98)
    Crying Freeman - Complete DVD Collection (DVD 1-3) 2004-01-27

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director:
Daisuke Nishio (vol 1)
Johei Matsuura (vol 3)
Nobutaka Nishizawa (vol 2)
Shigeyasu Yamauchi (vol 4; vol 4-6)
Takaaki Yamashita (vol 5)
Screenplay:
Higashi Shimizu (vol 1)
Kohei Okuyama (vol 6)
Ryunosuke Ono (vol 5)
Tatsunosuke Ohno (vol 2; vol 2-5)
Character Design: Kouichi Arai
Art Director:
Ken Tokushige (vol 6)
Mitsuki Nakamura (vol 1-5)
Noboru Yoshida (vol 5)
Animation Director:
Hideki Hamasu
Kouichi Arai (vol 1-2)
Satoshi Urushihara (vol 3-4)
Takaaki Yamashita (vol 5-6)
Yoshihiro Kitano (vol 6)
Cinematography:
Hisao Shirai
Yoshiyuki Tamagawa (vol 2)
Color design: Kunio Tsujita
In-Between Animation: Yoshihiko Umakoshi (vol 2)
Planning: Toru Yoshida
Production Chief: Norio Kozuka
Production Supervision: Satoshi Urushihara (vol 3 & 4)
Chiharu Kataishi as Emu Hino/Fu Ching Lan 
Toshio Furukawa as
Yō Hinomura/Lóng Tàiyáng
Yo Hinomura/Om Thai Yeung/Crying Freeman 

Chiharu Kataishi as Emu Hino/Hǔ Qinglán
Dump Matsumoto as
Báiyá Shàn(eps 2-3, 5)
Bayasan (Ivory Fan) 
Gara Takashima as Nina Heaven(ep 5)
Kôhei Miyauchi as Bǎiba Lóng(eps 1-3)
Masako Katsuki as Kimie Hanada(eps 1, 4)
Nobuyo Tsuda as Hǔ Fenglíng(eps 1-3)
Ryusei Nakao as
Huáng Déyuán(eps 1-2)
Tak Yuen Koh 
Takaya Hashi as Ryuji Hanada(ep 1)
Toshiko Fujita as Kitche(ep 2)
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Bagnag(eps 3-5)
Yuusaku Yara as Detective Nitta(eps 1, 4)

Akiko Matsuda as Rie(ep 6)
Akiko Sekine as Spectator(ep 4)
Banjou Ginga as Don Carleone(ep 2)
Bin Shimada as Tsunaike(ep 6)
Daisuke Gouri as
Boss Liǔ(ep 6)
Jigon(ep 3)
Yakuza C(ep 1)
Eiko Yamada as Female Terrorist(ep 3)
Hirohiko Kakegawa as
Mùxing Yé(ep 3)
Submarine Crew Member(ep 2)
Hiroyuki Satou as Man(ep 4)
Hisao Egawa as Man(ep 5)
Ichirô Nagai as Naiji Kumaga(ep 4)
Ikuya Sawaki as Dairi(ep 6)
Junko Hagimori as
Stewardess(ep 3)
Woman(ep 2)
Kaneto Shiozawa as Chōko Tateoka(ep 6)
Kazuhiro Nakata as Submarine Crew Member(ep 2)
Kazumi Tanaka as
Jinshinye(ep 2) 
Jinxing Yé(eps 2-3)
Lee(ep 5)
Yakuza D(ep 1)
Kazunari Tanaka as
Minion(ep 4)
Yakuza B(ep 6)
Ken Yamaguchi as Police B(ep 1)
Kiyoyuki Yanada as Nikolayev(ep 6)
Kôhei Miyauchi as
Lèi Qilóng(ep 1)
Long Fu 
Rushichiryu 
Kouji Totani as
African Tusk Leader(ep 3)
Chen(ep 2)
Kimura(ep 6)
Lucky Boyd(ep 5)
Yakuza A(ep 1)
Masaharu Satou as
Commentator(ep 4)
Police A(ep 1)
Professor Mikage(ep 3)
Masato Hirano as
Boss(ep 6)
Huǒxing Yé(ep 3)
Police C(ep 1)
Zhèng(ep 2)
Megumi Terase as
Miranda(ep 3)
Tanya(ep 6)
Michitaka Kobayashi as
Copilot(ep 5)
Referee(ep 4)
Mika Doi as Wǒ Chuò(ep 5)
Nobuo Yana as Shudo Shimazaki(ep 1)
Norio Wakamoto as Shikebaro(ep 3)
Osamu Saka as
Boss Wáng(ep 5)
Goken Ishida(ep 3)
Shuǐxing Yé(ep 2)
Sushinye(ep 2) 
Rumi Kasahara as Wǒ Cí(ep 5)
Ryo Horikawa as
Yan(ep 2) 
Yáng(ep 2)
Ryuuji Saikachi as Maha Prajapati(ep 6)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo as Tōgoku Oshu(ep 4)
Seizo Katou as Larry Buck(ep 5)
Shinobu Satouchi as Killer A(ep 5)
Shozo Iizuka as Watajima(ep 6)
Toku Nishio as Kiha Prajapati(ep 6)
Yasuhiko Kawazu as Yakuza A(ep 6)
Yasurō Tanaka as Sergeant(ep 1)
Yuka Nagamine as Woman(ep 2)
Yukimasa Kishino as
Announcer(ep 4)
Killer B(ep 5)
Yukitoshi Hori as
Ōnishi(ep 6)
Yakuza B(ep 1)
Yumi Touma as Mitsuko(ep 1)
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Director: Carl Macek
Art Director: Ruby Halipoto
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams
Producer: Carl Macek

Additional Sound Effects: Ernie Sheesley
ADR Dialogue: Gregory Snegoff
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Graphics: Fumiko Chino
DVD Producer: Thomas Meerbott
Final Remix: Ernie Sheesley
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Project Translator: Andrew Dederer
Recording engineer: David Walsh
Subtitle Script & Timing: Jonathan Lotman
Edie Mirman as Emu Hino/Fu Ching Ran
Steve Bulen as Yo Hinomura/Ran Tai-Yan/Crying Freeman

Andy McAvin as Nicolaiv(ADV Dub)
Barbara Goodson as Bayasan(Streamline Dub)
Catherine Battistone as
Fu Long(Streamline Dub)
Kimie Hanada(Streamline Dub)
Dean Wein as Oshu Tohgoku
James Marshall as Onishi(ADV Dub)
Jeff Winkless as Koh Tokugen(Streamline Dub)
John Tyson as Hairi(ADV Dub)
Kerrigan Mahan as Ryuji Hanayama(Streamline Dub)
Kira Vincent-Davis as Kiya(ADV Dub)
Melanie MacQueen as Bag Nag/Dark Eyes(Streamline Dub)
Michael McConnohie as Inspector Nitta
Rick Burford as Daisei(ADV Dub)
Sean O'Neel as Yanagi(ADV Dub)
Shawn Taylor as Tanya(ADV Dub)
Vic Mignogna as Tateyou(ADV Dub)
Victor Carsrud as Adiou(ADV Dub)
Wendee Lee as Nina Heaven(Streamline Dub)

Catherine Battistone as Emu's Friend(Streamline Dub)
David Povall as
Abductor(Streamline Dub)
Goken Ishida(Streamline Dub)
Diane Michelle as
Kiche(Streamline Dub)
Wonshaku(Streamline Dub)
Ed Mannix as Ron Fu(Streamline Dub)
Eddie Frierson as Chen(Streamline Dub)
Eleni Kelakos as
Hijacker(Streamline Dub)
Miranda(Streamline Dub)
Narrator(Streamline Dub)
Gregory Snegoff as
Lucky Boyd(Streamline Dub)
Shikebaro(Streamline Dub)
John Swasey as Tsunaike(ADV Dub)
Kerrigan Mahan as Planet(Streamline Dub)
Kirk Thornton as Submarine Crewman(Streamline Dub)
Lara Cody as Child(Streamline Dub)
Michael Forest as
Don Carleone(Streamline Dub)
Shudo Shimazaki(Streamline Dub)
Michael McConnohie as
Bodyguard(Streamline Dub)
Planet(Streamline Dub)
Michael Reynolds as
Brainwasher(Streamline Dub)
Jigon(Streamline Dub)
Master Naitai(Streamline Dub)
Mike Kleinhenz as Yakuza Boss(ADV Dub)
Phil Ross as Chairman(ADV Dub)
Richard Cansino as
Dragon Member
Planet
Simon Prescott as
Jinshinye(Streamline Dub)
Victim(Streamline Dub)
Wong(Streamline Dub)
Tom Wyner as
Professor Mikage
Suishinye
Tony Clay as Larry Buck(Streamline Dub)
English companies
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Licensed by:
ADV Films
Discotek Media
Manga Entertainment (UK, Australia)
Orion (Expired)
Streamline Pictures (Expired)
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Production: Streamline Pictures
Recording Facility: Screenmusic Studios
French staff
French cast
(none)
Déborah Perret as Emu Hino
Jean-Philippe Puymartin as Yoh Hnomura/Ron Tai-Yan/Crying Freeman

Christine Delaroche as Bayasan

Bruno Dubernat as Tsunaike
Luc Boulad as Rôles tiers
Michel Vigné as Oshu Togoku
Pierre Hatet as Chu Shin Ye
Roger Crouzet as Shimazaki
Sophie Arthuys as Miranda
Thierry Mercier as Commentateur du catch, Larry Buck
Virginie Ledieu as Wonshaku

French companies
Licensed by: TF1 Vidéo (France)
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