Neo Ranga (TV)

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Alternative title:
Nankai Kio Neoranga (Japanese)
Neoranga - L'arcana divinità del mare del sud (Italian)
Strange World of the South Seas - Neoranga
南海奇皇ネオランガ (Japanese)
Genres: action
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: An ancient God called Ranga awakens on an isolated island in the South Pacific where it has been slumbering forgotten by mankind. Three sisters living in Tokyo - Minami, Ushio and Yuuhi Shimabara discover they have inherited this Island Kingdom, along with the huge God. When Ranga shows up in Tokyo, it soon becomes a source of wonder and conflict for the three sisters that control Ranga, the people who want to destroy it, and ones who want to use it.
User Ratings: 234 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 6 votes (dub:3, sub:3)
 Excellent: 17 votes (sub:10, dub:7)
 Very good: 43 votes (sub:21, dub:20, raw:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Good: 58 votes (sub:33, dub:24, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Decent: 47 votes (sub:28, dub:16, ?:1, others:2
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 So-so: 30 votes (sub:19, dub:8, raw:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Not really good: 12 votes (dub:6, sub:5, others:1
1 Catalan dubbed
)
 Weak: 13 votes (sub:8, dub:5)
 Bad: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:2)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (dub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 499 users, rank: #1682 (of 5923)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.376 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.8798, rank: #3666 (of 5916)
Weighted mean: 6.364 (Decent+), rank: #3651 (of 5916) (seen all: 6.58 / seen some: 6.52 / won't finish: 4.34)
Bayesian estimate: 6.422 (Decent+), rank: #3243 (of 4471)
Running time: 15 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 48
Episode titles: We have 48
Vintage: 1998-04-06 to 1998-09-28
Opening Theme:
#1: "Kaze no Nemuru Shima" by Miyamura Yuko, Sumitomo Yuko, and Sendai Eri (eps 1-24)
#2: "Kami to Nare" by Kuniaki Haishima (eps 25-48)
Ending Theme:
#1: "Prologue ~A City In The Sky " by Ito Masaaki (eps 1-24)
#2: "Kawaki No Miwa Ni Te" by Miyamura Yuko, Sumitomo Yuko, and Sendai Eri (eps 25-48)
Official website:
Links: We have 1
Review:
Neoranga DVD 1 (Apr 16, 2004)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Neo Ranga - A God Is Risen [Essential Anime] (DVD) 2005-03-08
    Neo Ranga - Complete Collection (2nd Edition) (DVD) 2008-12-02
    Neoranga - DVD Collection (Thinpak) (DVD) 2006-01-24 (from $44.99)
    Neoranga (DVD 1) 2003-03-04 (from $3.00)
    Neoranga (DVD 2) 2002-04-15
    Neoranga - The Right of Kings (DVD 3) 2003-05-27 (from $11.99)
    Neoranga - A Nation Apart (DVD 4) 2003-08-19 (from $3.00)
    Neoranga - Ghosts of Days Gone By (DVD 5) 2003-10-14 (from $3.00)
    Neoranga - The Search for Paradise (DVD 6) 2003-12-09 (from $23.98)
    Neoranga DVD 1 + Box (DVD 1) 2003-03-04 (from $5.00)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Toshiyuki Tsuru (eps 25-48)
Series Director: Jun Kamiya
Script: Shou Aikawa
Storyboard:
Hiroto Tanaka (OP 2; eps 22-23)
Toshiyuki Tsuru (7 episodes
eps 3-4, 15-16, 41-42, 45 48
)

Episode Director: Toshiyuki Tsuru (9 episodes
eps 3-4, 15-16, 23-24, 41-42, 48
)

Unit Director: Hiroto Tanaka (OP 2)
Original creator: Shou Aikawa
Character Design: Hiroto Tanaka
Art Director: Yuji Ikeda
Animation Director:
Hirofumi Masuda (ep 21)
Hiroto Tanaka (OP 1-2; 8 episodes
eps 1-4, 23-24, 47-48
)

Mecha design: Shiho Takeuchi
Producer: Naoji Hounokidani

Assistant Animation Director: Toshiyuki Tsuru (ep 4)
Illustration: Hiroto Tanaka (ED 1-2)
Key Animation:
Hidetsugu Ito (OP 2; ep 48)
Hirofumi Masuda (eps 1, 12)
Hiroto Tanaka (OP 2; ep 39)
Kazuchika Kise (OP 1)
Kou Yoshinari (ep 7)
Tadashi Hiramatsu (eps 5, 11)
Tokuyuki Matsutake (ep 41)
Toshiyuki Tsuru (OP 2)
Layout: Hiroto Tanaka (ep 16)
Theme Song Performance:
Eri Sendai (OP 1)
Ito Masaaki (ED 1)
Kuniaki Haishima (OP 2)
Yuko Miyamura (OP 1)
Yuuko Sumitomo (OP 1)
Eri Sendai as Yuuhi Shimahara
Yuko Miyamura as Ushio Shimahara
Yuuko Sumitomo as Minami Shimahara

Akio Ohtsuka as Shogo Haseoka
Harunori Miyata as Joel
Megumi Ogata as Mei Ohmori
Mitsuru Miyamoto as Kazuo Fujiwara
Seiji Sotoyama as Masaru Shimabara
YUURI as Laburey

Ayako Kawasumi as Aya Seike
Chie Ishibashi as Tomoko Chikamatsu
Ginzo Matsuo as Yoshiyuki Takesue
Issei Futamata as Director Kanzaki(eps 31-32)
Kaya Matsutani as Nayel
Kazusa Murai as
Honami Ichikawa
Tokimi(eps 31-32)
Ken Narita as Gorou
Makoto Tsumura as Takako Kedoin
Mitsuaki Madono as Jiro Niimura
Momoyo Kodama as Shoko Hara
Ryoko Mizuta as Hiromi Andou
Tomoko Hasegawa as Mizuki
Toru Ohkawa as Makoto Kageyama
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Hayato Tetsu
Urara Miura as Elina Amagi
Yuji Ueda as narrator
Yukiko Mannaka as Nakata the reporter

Japanese companies
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Film Developing: Imagica
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Don Rush
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams
Producer: Don Rush

Creative Director:
Chris Hawley
David Del Rio
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Graphics: Larry Koteff
DVD Menu Design: Patrick Givens
DVD Producer: Andrew Kent
Graphics: Patrick Givens
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Project Translator: Joe Congdon
Recording engineer:
Cesar Inserny
Henry Rogers
Sound Design: Brent Marshall
Subtitle Script & Timing: Carl Wormley
Kaytha Coker as Minami Shimabara
Kelli Cousins as Ushio Shimabara
Kira Vincent-Davis as Yuuhi Shimabara

Kevin Corn as Joel
Mike MacRae as Haseoka
Monica Rial as Mei Omori

Allison Sumrall as Kaori
Andy McAvin as Prime Minister
Carl Wormley as Masked Man
Christine Auten as Sadako
Christopher Patton as Ichigi
Cynthia Martinez as Laburey
Dan Sessions as Old Politician
Greg Ayres as Tsubasa
Greg Dean as
Commander
Rano the Elder
Heather LeMaster as
Garu the Elder
Yoshino Sasai
Hilary Haag as Mizuki
Illich Guardiola as Tsunehira
Jason Douglas as
Internal Affairs Man
Kurogane
Jay Hickman as Kazuo Fujiwara
Jessica Boone as
Aya
Elina
Jody Ferdig as Honami
John Gremillion as
Kageyama the Reporter
Mr. Asoaka
Unbo the Elder
John Swasey as
Junichi Andou
Yamazaki
Luci Christian as
Takako Kedoin
Tokimi
Marcy Rae as Haruhiro Andou
Matt Kelley as Gorou(eps 17-18)
Melanie Taylor as Ms. Ichijou
Mike Vance as Governor Akiyama
Mike Yantosca as Kamizuru(eps 15-18)
Nomed Kaerf as Jirou Niimura
Phil Ross as Uncle Tatsuji
Randy Sparks as Senator Sasai
Rick Burford as Takesue
Rob Mungle as Taneoka
Shawn Taylor as Nayelu
Shelley Calene-Black as Murder Suspect(ep 37)
Steve Garris as Narrator
Ted Pfister as Tribal Chief
Tiffany Grant as Masked Woman
Vic Mignogna as Takuya Kimuro
Vicki Barosh as Aunt Yoshie

English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Licensed by: ADV Films
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Recording Studio: Industrial Smoke & Mirrors
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Eric Chevallier
Céline Brunelle as Ushio Shimabara
Léa Gabriele as Yuhi Shimabara
Léa Gabrielle as Yuhi Shimabara
Susan Sindberg as Minami Shimabara

Emmanuel Fouquet as Shogo Haseoka
Susan Sindberg as Joel

Alain Floret as Gouverneur Akiyama
Bernard Demory as
le narrateur
Yoshiyuki Takesue
Brigitte Aubry as Hiromi Andou
Cyrille Monge as Hayato Tetsu
Emmanuel Fouquet as Kasuo Fujiwara
Hervé Caradec as Conseiller Sasai
Marie-Annick Mahé as Tsubasa
Nathalie Bleynie as Mizuki
Patrice Melennec as Shuoka

French companies
Broadcaster: TF6
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Azucena Díaz (Spain dub)
Translation: Montse Rocher (Catalan dub)

Adaptation: Anna Gilabert (Catalan dub)
Dubbing Assistant: Iola Ledesma (Catalan dub)
Esther Solans as Minami Shimahara(Catalan dub)
Mar Roca as Minami(Spain dub)
Marta Ullod as Ushio Shimahara(Catalan dub)
Mònica Padrós as Yuuhi Shimahara(Catalan dub)
Núria Trifol as Ushio(Spain dub)
Roser Vilches as Yuuji(Spain dub)

Aleix Estadella as Kazuo Fujiwara(Catalan dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Joel(Spain dub)
Geni Rey as Hiromi Andoh(Catalan dub)
TERESA MANRESA as Mei(Spain dub)

Alicia Laorden as Professora(Catalan dub)
Carlos Lladó as Tetsu(Spain dub)
Santi Lorenz as Mafiós(Catalan dub)

Angel del Río(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: K3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain)
Dubbing Studio:
Dubbing Films (Barcelona ; Spain dub)
Q.T. Lever (Catalan dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Paolo Cortese
Script: Paolo Cortese
Translation: Laura Giordano
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo

Assistant Director of Dubbing: Elisabetta Cortese
Assistant producer: Jessica Poce
Dolby Surround Mixing: Stefano Morandi
Editorial Coordination: Titti Matera
Mastering: Marco Segni
Mixing Assistant: Giorgio Bassanelli
Post-Production Coordinator: Cristina Minoja
Post-Production Supervision: Valerio Manenti
Postproduction Staff Secretary:
Anna Zuppiroli
Cinzia Muttarini
Production Staff Secretary: Gianfranco Calvitti
Titles: Sara Radelli
Domitilla D'Amico as Yuhi Shimabara
Perla Liberatori as Ushio Shimabara
Stella Musy as Minami Shimabara


Francesco Bulckaen as Hayato Tetsu
Francesco Prando as Narratore
Giorgio Locuratolo as Vicecomandante
Giuliano Santi as Minoru Kageyama
Pasquale Anselmo as Shogo Haseoka
Pino Ammendola as Takesue
Saverio Indrio as Comandante
Simone Crisari as Tsubasa
Vittorio Guerrieri as Kazuo Fujiwara
Italian companies
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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