Mao-chan (TV)

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© KEN AKAMATSU · KODANSHA / XEBEC · PROJECT MAO 


 
Related anime:
    Mao-chan (manga) (adaptation)

Alternative title:
Earth Defender Mao-chan 
Ground Defense Force Mao-chan 
Rikujō Bōeitai Mao-chan (Japanese) 
陸上防衛隊まおちゃん (Japanese) 
Genres: comedy , magic , science fiction 
Themes: military 
Objectionable content: None 
Plot Summary: Mao Onigawara is a happy 8-year-old grade-schooler and the granddaughter of Chief of Staff of Ground Defense Force. Equipped with her cloverleaf-shaped badge which enables her to transform (but gives her no special power whatsoever), Mao and her best friends (granddaughters of Chief of Staff of Air and Marine Defense Force, respectively) will defend Japan against the invasion from "cute aliens," who are way too cute to be dealt with regular armed forces. 
User Ratings: 155 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Excellent: 6 votes (dub:3, sub:3)
 Very good: 19 votes (sub:12, dub:5, raw:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Good: 44 votes (sub:30, dub:14)
 Decent: 24 votes (sub:20, dub:3, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 So-so: 24 votes (sub:19, dub:5)
 Not really good: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:2, raw:1)
 Weak: 12 votes (sub:11, dub:1)
 Bad: 11 votes (sub:9, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 389 users, rank: #1957 (of 6023)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.800 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.108, rank: #4730 (of 6016)
Weighted mean: 5.825 (Decent−), rank: #4736 (of 6016) (seen all: 6.56 / seen some: 5.51 / won't finish: 2.93)
Bayesian estimate: 5.958 (Decent), rank: #3988 (of 4534)
Running time: 12 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 26 
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage: 2002-07-03 to 2002-12-25 (Japan) 
Release dates: We have 7
Opening Theme:
"All My Love" by Yui Horie 
#2: "Brand new day" by Aice5 
Ending Theme:
"It's My Style" by Yui Horie 
#2: "Eternity" by Aice5 
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 4
Comment:
New opening and ending themes, Brand new day and Eternity, respectively, are introduced in reruns in April 2007. 
Review:
Mao-chan DVD 1 (Jan 14, 2004)
News: Show:
Del Rey Manga (Dec 7, 2007)
New Anime Dubs (Jul 3, 2003)
A-Kon News (Jun 1, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Mao-chan - I Will Protect the Peace of Japan (DVD 1) 2003-10-28 (from $5.00)
    Mao-chan - Go! Unified Defense Force (DVD 2) 2004-01-06 (from $5.00)
    Mao-chan - Song of Defense (DVD 3) 2004-02-24 (from $4.80)
    Mao-chan - Let's Defend Happiness! (DVD 4) 2004-04-20 (from $23.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Yoshiaki Iwasaki 
Series Composition: Yousuke Kuroda 
Screenplay: Yousuke Kuroda 
Storyboard: Hideaki Oba 
Music: Takayuki Hattori 
Original Concept: Ken Akamatsu 
Character Design: Masahide Yanagisawa 
Art Director: Chitose Asakura 
Animation Director: Yoshio Suzuki 
Art design: Junko Nagasawa 
Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta 

Color design: Mitsuko Sekimoto 
Digital Photography: Kenichi Dai (eps 2-26 even) 
Key Animation: Tetsuya Takeuchi (eps 4, 8) 
Program Contact: Tomoko Gushima (TV Tokyo) 
Program Publicity:
Shouko Morimura (eps 5-26) 
Tatsuya Yamaga (TV Tokyo; eps 1-4) 
Theme Song Composition:
Chika Itô (OP) 
Yuki Matsuura (ED) 
Theme Song Lyrics:
Chika Itô (OP) 
Yuki Matsuura (ED) 
Theme Song Performance: Yui Horie (OP/ED) 
Animation Production: Xebec 
Backgrounds: Production AI 
Broadcaster:
Chiba TV (2007-04-08) 
KBS Kyoto (2007-04-11) 
Sun TV (2007-04-09) 
Tokyo MX TV (2007-04-09) 
TV Aichi (2007-04-09) 
TV Kanagawa (2007-04-07) 
TV Saitama (2007-04-08) 
TV Tokyo 
Digital Photography: Trans Arts Co. 
In-Between Animation:
Actas (eps 3-4, 6, 23) 
APPP (5 episodes
eps 2, 7, 10, 13, 23
)
 
Buyu (eps 8-9) 
Delta Peak (eps 21-22) 
Hal Film Maker (eps 1-2) 
K Production (12 episodes
eps 1-3, 7, 16-19, 23-26
)
 
Last House (eps 13, 21) 
Light House (11 episodes
eps 1, 4-8, 12, 19-20, 25-26
)
 
Magic Bus (6 episodes
eps 1, 5, 15, 21, 25-26
)
 
MI (ep 2) 
Mouse (6 episodes
eps 5, 10, 13-14, 19, 21
)
 
MSC (eps 5-6) 
Noside (ep 24) 
Production I.G (eps 6, 23) 
Production IG Niigata (eps 17-18) 
Seigasha (8 episodes
eps 11-13, 15-17, 22, 25
)
 
Studio Boomerang (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 13, 20, 22
)
 
Studio Cockpit (ep 22) 
STUDIO KAGURA (eps 9-10) 
Studio Mark (eps 16, 22) 
Studio Takuranke (4 episodes
eps 3, 21, 25-26
)
 
Studio Zaendou (eps 16-17, 22) 
Sunshine Corporation (ep 16) 
Tamazawa Dogasha (4 episodes
eps 10, 13, 15, 24
)
 
Tanto (6 episodes
eps 14-15, 21, 23, 25-26
)
 
Tokyo Animation Centre (4 episodes
eps 6, 8, 12, 25
)
 
Uni Animation (11 episodes
eps 1-3, 7, 9-11, 13-15, 24
)
 
Key Animation:
Anime R (ep 4) 
Production I.G (4 episodes
eps 14-15, 20, 24
)
 
Production IG Niigata (eps 14-15) 
Seigasha (eps 17, 21) 
Studio Wanpack (5 episodes
eps 3, 6, 10, 17, 19
)
 
Tsuburaya Production (ep 26) 
Uni Animation (9 episodes
eps 5, 7-10, 12, 14-16
)
 
Windou (eps 18, 22, 25) 
Music Cooperation: TV Tokyo Music 
Music Production: Starchild Records 
Paint:
K Production (9 episodes
eps 1-3, 19-20, 23-26
)
 
Mouse (6 episodes
eps 3-5, 19, 25-26
)
 
MSC (eps 3-5, 21, 25) 
Studio Elle (eps 1-20, 23-26) 
STUDIO KAGURA (ep 10) 
Studio Peacock (5 episodes
eps 6, 11, 17-18, 23
)
 
Studio Step (16 episodes
eps 5-8, 11-13, 16-18, 20-21, 23-26
)
 
Sunshine Digital (11 episodes
eps 2-4, 9-10, 13, 15-16, 19, 21-22
)
 
Tamazawa Dogasha (4 episodes
eps 10, 13, 15, 24
)
 
Tanto (6 episodes
eps 4, 14-15, 23, 25-26
)
 
Uni Animation (10 episodes
eps 1-3, 9-11, 13-15, 24
)
 
Production:
Kodansha 
Xebec 
Japanese cast
Kimiko Koyama as Mao Onigawara 
Yui Horie as Silvia Maruyama 
Yuuya Yoshikawa as Misora Tsukishima 

Ai Iura as Chinami Noki 
Akio Nojima as Rikushirou Onigawara 
Kiyonobu Suzuki as Sorajirou Tsukishima 
Machiko Toyoshima as
Emi Uehara 
Shouko Akasaka 
Masayo Kurata as Carol Cameron(ep 21) 
Miki Nagasawa as Kagome Mishima 
Takashi Taniguchi as Adalbert von Maruyama 
Yukiko Mannaka as Yuriko Oozora 

Akira Tomisaka as
Kangaroo alien 
Maiko Mita 
Chiaki Takahashi as
Mio Nanba 
Officer(eps 2, 5) 
Junichi Sugawara as Prime Minister 
Kanako Hattori as
Class representative(4 episodes
eps 5, 15-16, 25
)
 
Female student C(ep 5) 
Keiichi Sonobe as Galaxy the Great 
Keiji Hirai as Politician 
Kouji Haramaki as Rikukichi Onigawara 
Machiko Toyoshima as Operator(eps 1-10, 12) 
Naoki Bandou as Tokusaburo Tokugawa 
Satoshi Katougi as Ground crew 
Satsuki Yukino as Kuniko Onigawara 
Tomoe Hanba as Kuko Tsukishima 
Yui Horie as Naru Narusegawa (unnamed)(ep 20) 
Yuji Ueda as Keinosuke Urashima 
Yuri Shiratori as Kiku Ichimonji the Third 
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Wendee Lee 
Executive producer: Hideki 'Henry' Goto 
Julie Maddalena as Silvia Maruyama 
Kay Jensen as Misora Tsukishima 
Sandy Fox as Mao Onigawara 

Anthony Mozdy as Sorajirou Tsukishima 
Dorothy Elias-Fahn as Kagome Mishima 
Kay Jensen as Chinami Noki 
Michael McConnohie as Rikushirou Onigawara 
Michelle Ruff as Carol Cameron 
Ron Allen as Adalbert von Maruyama 
Wendee Lee as Yuriko Ozora 

David Orosco as
Galaxy the Great 
Prime Minister 
David Umansky as Ichiro Suteki(ep 22) 
Dorothy Elias-Fahn as Naru Narusegawa 
Julie Ann Taylor as Operator 
English companies
ADR Production: Bang Zoom! Entertainment 
Licensed by: Geneon Entertainment Inc. 
Production: Production I.G. USA 
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd. 
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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