Virus Buster Serge (TV)

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Alternative title:
Virus 
Virus - El cazador (Spanish) 
病毒 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
Genres: adventure , science fiction 
Themes: mecha , police 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Copyright notice: ©1997 VIRUS PROJECT 
Plot Summary: Neo Hong Kong, 2097: The world has changed. Advances in genetic engineering and cybernetics have created an environment full of artificially enhanced humans and intelligent super-computers that operate using biological software. But the same technology that has allowed man & machine to merge has made both susceptible to a new kind of threat - digital viruses capable of controlling their hosts. 
User Ratings: 154 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:1, raw:1)
 Very good: 10 votes (dub:6, sub:4)
 Good: 16 votes (dub:8, sub:8)
 Decent: 18 votes (dub:9, sub:9)
 So-so: 18 votes (dub:11, sub:6, edit.dub:1)
 Not really good: 12 votes (dub:7, sub:3, ?:1, edit.dub:1)
 Weak: 28 votes (dub:22, sub:5, ?:1)
 Bad: 24 votes (dub:14, sub:6, edit.dub:1, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Awful: 11 votes (dub:6, sub:3, edit.dub:2)
 Worst ever: 11 votes (dub:9, sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 338 users, rank: #2097 (of 6020)
Median rating: Weak
Arithmetic mean: 4.130 (Not really good), std. dev.: 2.4855, rank: #5809 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 3.942 (Not really good), rank: #5865 (of 6014) (seen all: 4.23 / seen some: 4.44 / won't finish: 2.15)
Bayesian estimate: 4.222 (Not really good+), rank: #4496 (of 4524)
Number of episodes: 12 
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage:
1997-10-02 to 1997-12-19 
2007-10-01 to 2007-11-19 (USA - Sci Fi Channel) 
2008-02-08 to 2008-03-14 (IFC Canada - Manga Mania) 
Opening Theme:
"Rainy Day and Day" by Dragon Ash 
Ending Theme:
"Heavenly Blue" by Ran Takano 
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 1
Review:
Virus Buster Serge DVD (Jul 26, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Virus Buster Serge (DVD 1) 2002-11-26 (from $16.62)
    Virus Buster Serge (DVD 2) 2002-02-25 (from $9.99)
    Virus Buster Serge (DVD 3) 2003-06-24 (from $19.99)
    Virus Buster Serge (DVD 1-3) 2005-08-23

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masami Obari 
Screenplay:
Jiro Kaneko  (eps 2, 6, 12) 
Kengo Asai (ep 5) 
Masami Obari  (eps 1-3, 6-12) 
Seiji Handa  (eps 3, 6, 8-12) 
Seishi Minakami (5 episodes
eps 3-4, 7, 9-10
)
 
Tomoyasu Okubo  (eps 8, 11) 
Toshiyuki Tsuru (ep 7) 
Storyboard:
Hitoyuki Matsui  (ep 4) 
Kazuto Nakazawa (eps 5, 8) 
Masami Obari  (eps 1, 3, 6, 12) 
Seiji Handa (OP) 
Shin Matsuo (ep 9) 
Tadashi Abiru (eps 11-12) 
Takahiro Okao (ep 10) 
Toshiyuki Tsuru (eps 2, 7) 
Episode Director:
Goro Taniguchi (ep 2) 
Hideki Tonokatsu (ep 3) 
Hitoyuki Matsui (eps 4, 11) 
Kiyoshi Murayama (ep 5) 
Masami Obari (eps 1, 12) 
Shinya Hanai (ep 8) 
Suzuki Kyandoro (ep 10) 
Takashi Tomioka (ep 9) 
Toshiyuki Tsuru (ep 7) 
Yuki Kinoshita (ep 6) 
Music: Toshiyuki Omori 
Character Design: Masami Obari 
Art Director: Shunichiro Yoshiwara 
Animation Director:
Akitoshi Maeda (ep 5) 
Fuminori Kizaki (eps 2, 9, 12) 
Hiroyuki Kanbe (ep 12) 
Ken'ichi Hamazaki (eps 4, 7) 
Koichi Taguchi (ep 8) 
Masami Obari (OP; eps 1, 12) 
Naoyuki Konno (ep 11) 
Shinsuke Ishikawa (ep 11) 
Suzuki Kyandoro (ep 10) 
Yōichi Ueda (eps 3, 8) 
Yuki Kinoshita (ep 6) 
Mecha design: Natsuki Mamiya 
Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama (Omnibus Productions) 
Color design: Kumiko Nakayama 
Ending Animation: Kazuto Nakazawa 
Eyecatch Illustration: Kazuto Nakazawa (Studio G1) 
Guest Character Design: Yōichi Ueda (ep 3) 
Key Animation:
Akira Maruyama (ep 2) 
Atsushi Tsukamoto (eps 2, 5) 
Fumihide Sai (OP) 
Fuminori Kizaki (5 episodes
eps 1, 4, 6, 9, 12
)
 
Hideki Kakita (OP; eps 1, 4, 9) 
Hidenori Matsubara (OP; ep 1) 
Hirofumi Masuda (OP; eps 1, 7) 
Hiroyuki Imaishi (eps 1, 4, 11) 
Hiroyuki Kanbe (5 episodes
eps 2, 7, 9, 11-12
)
 
Hiroyuki Okuno (ep 1) 
Hisao Muramatsu (eps 2, 4) 
Hisashi Saito (Studio Hercules; ep 2) 
Kazuto Nakazawa (eps 2, 12) 
Keisuke Watabe (Studio Hercules; ep 2) 
Ken Mochizuki (ep 1) 
Ken Ootsuka (Studio Hercules; eps 2, 9) 
Ken'ichi Hamazaki (eps 1, 4, 7) 
Koudai Iwata (ep 1) 
Kumi Horii (ep 2) 
Madoka Hirayama (ep 2) 
Makoto Uno (OP) 
Makoto Yamada (Studio Hercules; ep 2) 
Masahiko Kubo (OP; 1) 
Masahiro Yamane (OP; eps 1-2, 9, 12) 
Masami Obari (OP; eps 1, 4, 6, 12) 
Masashi Ishihama (OP) 
Masayuki Goto (ep 1) 
Masayuki Gotou (5 episodes
eps 2, 4, 7, 9, 12
)
 
Mitsuru Obunai (ep 2) 
Ryo Tanaka (eps 2, 9) 
Satoshi Ishino (Studio Hercules; eps 2, 9) 
Seiji Handa (OP; ep 1) 
Shinichi Miyamae (6 episodes
eps 2, 4, 7, 9, 11-12
)
 
Shuichi Kaneko (OP; ep 3) 
Tadashi Abiru (OP) 
Takashi Tomioka (eps 2, 9, 12) 
Takeo Takahashi (ep 1) 
Takuya Suzuki (OP) 
Tatsuya Suzuki (OP) 
Tomoaki Chishima (eps 2, 7) 
Toshio Mori (ep 2) 
Yasushi Muraki (ep 9) 
Yōichi Ueda (eps 1-2) 
Yoshitaka Kohno (eps 1, 9, 12) 
Yutaka Matsubara (eps 2, 7) 
Yutaka Nakamura (ep 9) 
Theme Song Performance: Dragon Ash (OP) 
Haruna Ikezawa as Mirei 
Keiichi Nanba as Macus Alexander Bogard 
Mayumi Iizuka as Erika Tinen 
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Jouichirou 
Shinichiro Miki as Serge Train 

Ai Orikasa as Donna 
Akiko Hiramatsu as Yuirin 
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Raven 
Houko Kuwashima as Kim 
Kazuki Yao as Ryuu 
Michiko Neya as Lily Petri 

Eiji Sekiguchi as
EXVG(ep 10) 
First Police Officer 
Man B(ep 8) 
Petri's Subordinate A(ep 9) 
Subordinate B(ep 11) 
Hiroko Maruyama as Guru Mother(ep 7) 
Hisayoshi Izaki as
Scott(ep 1) 
Wong(eps 3-4) 
Kazuki Yao as
Brain Lizard(eps 6-8) 
Lyle(ep 12) 
Kenji Nomura as
Guardman(ep 1) 
Security Guard A(ep 12) 
Kyoko Tsuruno as
Mannequin(ep 4) 
nurse  (ep 1) 
Megumi Ogata as Leon(ep 7) 
Migimitsu Takase as Second highway police officer 
Miyuki Hiragi as
Mannequin(ep 4) 
Nurse(ep 1) 
Ryusei Nakao as Dr. Milan Train 
Sanryo Odaka as Chief Kizima 
Takashi Yoshida as
Crewman A(ep 4) 
Male Operator(eps 11-12) 
Man C(ep 8) 
Petri's Subordinate B(ep 9) 
Second Police Officer 
Tomohiro Tsuboi as
Captain(ep 10) 
First highway police officer 
Man B(ep 6) 
Scientist(ep 4) 
Subordinate A(ep 11) 
Toru Ohkawa as
Captain Rick(ep 1) 
Man A(eps 6, 9) 
Petri's Subordinate B(ep 3) 
Simon(ep 4) 
Toshihiko Nakajima as
doctor 
Man A(ep 12) 
Man B(ep 11) 
Man C(ep 9) 
Unshou Ishizuka as Dixon(eps 9-11) 
Japanese companies
Animation:
J.C. Staff 
Plum 
Broadcaster:
AT-X 
TV Tokyo 
Film Processing: J.C. Staff 
In-Between Animation:
Echo 
Studio Mu 
Key Animation:
Echo 
K Production 
Music Production: F.B.I. Japan 
Production: d-rights 
Special Thanks: Hudson 
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: Marvin Gleicher 
Producer: Peter Bavaro 

DVD Authoring: Jay Chumley 
DVD Encoding: Jay Chumley 
DVD Menu Compositing: Dan Fenster 
DVD Menu Design: Davi Russo 
Marketing Director: Mike Egan 
Post-Production Coordinator: Christine Venturella 
Production Coordination: Margo Coughlin 
Recording engineer: Kevin Wilson 
Script Advisor: Matt Perrier 
Angora Deb as Mirei 
Frankie Rome as Jouichirou 
Joey Rapporte as Serge Train 
Michael Schwartz as Macus Alexander Bogard 
Vibe Jones as Erika Tinen 

Frankie Rome as Raven 
Jessica Calvello as Donna 

Ami Shukla as Diamond Back Operator(ep 11) 
Bill Fowler as Kijima 
J. David Brimmer as Mr. Dickson 
Jessica Calvello as Yui-Lin Maynus 
Tom Wilson as
Brain Lizard 
Narrator 
Ryu Shingai 
Veronica Taylor as Kim 
Wayne Grayson as
Detective(ep 8) 
Operator(ep 1) 
Won Ronku 

English companies
ADR Production: Skypilot Entertainment 
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia) 
Manga Entertainment (UK) 
Internet Streaming:
Hulu 
YouTube 
Licensed by: Manga Entertainment 
Recording Facility: Matlin Recording Studios 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation: Bárbara Pesquer (Spain dub) 
Ariadna Jiménez as Mirei(Spain dub) 
Carlos Lladó as Serge Train(Spain dub) 
Carmen Calvell as Erika Tinen(Spain dub) 
Daniel Albiac as Marcus Alexander Bogard(Spain dub) 
Jordi Nogueras as Jouichirou(Spain dub) 

Susana Damas as Donna(Spain dub) 
Toni Mora as Raven(Spain dub) 

Alberto Vilar as Brain Lizard(Spain dub) 
Enrique Hernández as
Dr. Milan Train(Spain dub) 
Ryu Shingai(Spain dub) 
Gloria Garcia as Kim(Spain dub) 
Maria Rosa Guillén as Lily Petri(Spain dub) 
Ramón Rocabayera as Director Kijima(Spain dub) 
Susana Damas as Yui-Lin Maynus(Spain dub) 

Alberto Vilar(Spain dub) 
Enrique Hernández(Spain dub) 
Gloria Garcia(Spain dub) 
J. Ignacio Latorre(Spain dub) 
José Antonio Cerdan(Spain dub) 
Maria Rosa Guillén(Spain dub) 
Oscar Redondo(Spain dub) 
Ramón Rocabayera(Spain dub) 
Susana Damas(Spain dub) 
Spanish companies
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión (Spain) 
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión 
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd. 
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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