Animation Runner Kuromi (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Animation Seisaku Shinkō Kuromi-chan (Japanese)
アニメーション制作進行くろみちゃん (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Copyright notice: ©2001 Akitaroh Daichi / Hajime Watanabe / Yumeta Co., Ltd.
Plot Summary: After being inspired by the fictional anime, "Luis Monde III", Mikiko "Kuromi" Oguro goes to animation school and and finally lands the job of her dreams at Studio Petit. Upon arriving, she meets the head of production. Unfortunately for her, he dies soon after meeting her and passes his position unto her. Now that she's head of production of "Time Journeys", it's up to her to rally up the lazy animator's and finish the second episode in a week.
User Ratings: 525 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 15 votes (sub:9, dub:6)
 Excellent: 72 votes (sub:43, dub:26, ?:1, raw:1, others:1
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 Very good: 159 votes (sub:96, dub:57, ?:2, raw:1, others:3
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 Good: 167 votes (sub:90, dub:60, raw:5, ?:2, others:10
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 Decent: 74 votes (sub:45, dub:25, raw:1, others:3
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 So-so: 24 votes (sub:12, dub:9, others:3
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 Not really good: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Weak: 8 votes (sub:6, dub:2)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 981 users, rank: #1056 (of 5923)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.314 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.3671, rank: #1571 (of 5916)
Weighted mean: 7.305 (Good+), rank: #1451 (of 5916) (seen all: 7.33 / seen some: 5.80)
Bayesian estimate: 7.310 (Good+), rank: #1242 (of 4471)
Running time: 40 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage:
2001
2007-09-08 (Sweden)
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"Hidamari no Machi de" by Kaori Asou
Trivia: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    Animation Runner Kuromi (DVD) 2003-09-09

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Akitaro Daichi
Script: Tou Nagatsuki
Storyboard: Akitaro Daichi
Music: Toshio Masuda
Character Design: Hajime Watanabe
Art Director: Chikako Shibata
Animation Director: Hajime Watanabe
Executive producer: Satoshi Yamaguchi

Animation Check: Akemi Morita
Assistant Director: Harumi Tamano
Color design: Yukiko Ario
Editing Assistant: Kumiko Sakamoto (Jay Film)
In-Between Animation:
Akinori Fudesaka (D.A.S.T.)
Atsushi Saito (Snowlight Staff)
Atsushi Soga (Doga Kobo)
Aya Nagumo
Ayako Sasaki (Mugenkan)
Azusa Oikawa (Kino Production)
Chie Saito (Shindo Production)
Daigo Maki (Kino Production)
Daisuke Makino (Doga Kobo)
Emi Kaneko (Mushi Production)
Emi Takamura
Emi Watanabe (Shindo Production)
Eri Yamazaki (Mugenkan)
Eriko Murakami
Hisako Sato
Isao Takashima (Kino Production)
Kanako Ueda (Studio Zain)
Kaname Watanabe (D.A.S.T.)
Kayoko Wakayama (Studio Zain)
Kazuyo Higashi (Mugenkan)
Keiko Nagamine
Ken Ebe (Snowlight Staff)
Kiyomi Ohshima (Mugenkan)
Koichi Morishima (Shindo Production)
Koji Haneda (D.A.S.T.)
Kouichiro Kawano (Shindo Production)
Kunitoshi Ishii (Doga Kobo)
Kyouko Yasuda
Maiko Matsumura (Kino Production)
Makiko Yamazaki (D.A.S.T.)
Makoto Yoshida (Mugenkan)
Mami Ishikawa (Snowlight Staff)
Masami Mori (Kino Production)
Masashi Nishikawa (Kino Production)
Masaya Yamagishi (Snowlight Staff)
Masayo Hanaoka
Mayumi Tamura (Kino Production)
Megumi Masaoka (Studio Zain)
Midori Saito (Kino Production)
Mitsuko Taniguchi
Miyuki Shibasaki (Shindo Production)
Muneyuki Yamashita (Mugenkan)
Naomi Uogishi
Natsumi Nishiuchi
Nobushige Inoshita (Doga Kobo)
Noriko Teshima
Noritaka Tateguchi (Doga Kobo)
Reiko Nozaki (Shindo Production)
Ruriko Watanabe
Saho Saito (Doga Kobo)
Saori Tomita (Studio Zain)
Setsuko Kagawa (Mugenkan)
Shinya Kudo (Doga Kobo)
Shuji Maruyama
Taisuke Nishiyama (Kino Production)
Takako Hasegawa (Mushi Production)
Takuya Shimizu
Tatsunori Ozawa (Kino Production)
Tomoko Katsube (Mushi Production)
Tomomi Morishita (Snowlight Staff)
Tsukasa Matsuda (Doga Kobo)
Yukihiro Misawa (Shindo Production)
Yukinobu Yamada (Doga Kobo)
Photography Assistant:
Keita Ide (Tokyo Kids)
Kenichi Yoshida (Tokyo Kids)
Kenji Chikaoka (Ace Creation)
Kōhei Yamamoto (Ace Creation)
Naoatsu Sasaki (Ace Creation)
Norimasa Teramoto (Tokyo Kids)
Shingo Kobayashi (Ace Creation)
Tadaaki Yamazaki (Tokyo Kids)
Tatsuya Miguchi (Ace Creation)
Yōko Tsuzuki (Ace Creation)
Yuichiro Umagi (Tokyo Kids)
Production Runner:
Fumiomi Gotō (assistant)
Naomi Ishiguro
Shin Katagai
Yoko Tsuboi
Yukari Hitano (assistant)
Recording Assistant: Akihiro Yamada
Recording Director: Yasunori Ebina
Sound Effects: Mitsuru Kageyama (Fizz Sound)
Sound Production:
Masakatsu Oomuro
Tetsu Hirata
Special Effects: Asami Yamashita
Theme Song Performance: Kaori Asou
Kaori Asou as Mikiko "Kuromi-chan" Ohguro

Akemi Okamura as
Aoi Fukami
Ken
Akitaro Daichi as Doshin
Eiji Itô as
Mizuho Tanonaka
Professor
Kazuya Ichijou as
Go
Nonki Hayama
Seiichiro Haryu
Koji Ichii as Surfer
Kouji Ishii as
President
Surfer
Masahito Yabe as Masato Oppama
Mayumi Misawa as Mai Horaguchi
Mieko Ichikawa as Battobi
Reiko Yasuhara as Hamako Shihonmatsu
Rika Komatsu as
Announcer
Yuri
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Yumeta, Co.
Audio Production: Dax International
Backgrounds: Studio Kanon
Digital Paint:
MI
Production I.G
DVD Distribution:
Universal Music (R0 DVD Catalog No.: POBE-1004)
Yumeta, Co. (R2 DVD Catalog No.: YMTB-1101)
Key Animation: Dogakobo
Original story: Yumeta, Co.
Photography Assistance:
Ace Creation
Tokyo Kids
Planner: Yumeta, Co.
Producer: Yumeta, Co.
Recording Studio: Studio Uni
VTR Editing: Q-Tec
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Arlen Tarlovsky
Translation: Kevin McKeown
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
ADR Recording Engineer: Jim Regan
ADR Script Adaptation: Arlen Tarlofsky
Associate producer: Tom Wayland
Dubbing Coordination: Ross Lefko
Dubbing Supervision: Tom Wayland
DVD Coordination: Ross Lefko
DVD Executive Producer: John O' Donnel
DVD Producer: Stephanie Shalofsky
DVD-ROM Designer: Mike Chin
Special Thanks To:
David Hair
Mitsuru Uehira
Version ADR Director: Arlen Tarlofsky
Lisa Ortiz as Mikiko "Kuromi" Oguro

Suzy Prue as Hamako Shihonmatsu

Alvaro J. Gonzalez as President
Angora Deb as
Aoi Fukami
Battobi
Carolee Goodgold as
Announcer
Yuri
Dan Green as Sheiichiro Haryu
Eric Schussler as Surfer
Eric Stuart as Mizuho Tanonaka
Jack Lingo as Nonki Hayama
Rachael Lillis as Mai Horaguchi
Scott Gargle as Masato Oppama 
Wayne Grayson as Hassaku Hozumi
English companies
Broadcaster: Anime Selects
Digital Download: Direct2Drive
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
DVD Premastering & Menu Design: Resolution Productions
Internet Streaming: Anime News Network (2010)
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Recording Studio: Mercury Productions
Subtitles: Captions, Inc.
French staff
French cast
Adaptation: Emmanuel Pettini
Geneviève Doang as Mikiko Oguro("Kuromi")

Damien Da Silva as Hassaku Hozumi
Nadine Bellion as Hamako Shionmatsu

Alexandre Coadour as
Producteur
Seiichiro Hariu
Surfeur
Arnaud Laurent as
"Time Journeys"
Animateur
Bruno Meyere as Mizuho Tanonaka
Christèle Billault as Mai Horaguchi
Fanny Bloc as
Battobi
Yuri
Pierre Bigot as patron
Sae Cibot as Speakerine
Sophie Legrand as Aoi Fukami
Thomas Guitard as Nonki Hayama
Yann Guillemot as
Masato Oppama
Réalisateur
French companies
Broadcaster: Nolife (from June 2007)
Distributor: Yatta !! Video
Dubbing: WanTake
German staff
German cast
Producer: Ekkehard Holzer

Additional Dialogue Director:
Dustin Aßmuteit (Dudelstudio Hamburg)
René Dawn-Claude (Matchville Studios Cologne)
ADR Engineer: Dustin Aßmuteit
Dialogue Director: Marco Konar (Dudelstudio Hamburg)
Mixing & Mastering Engineer: Dustin Aßmuteit
Theme Song Lyrics: Marco Konar
Theme Song Performance: Annett Perka (ED 'Kein Weg zu weit')
Annett Perka as Mikiko "Kuromi" Oguro

Birte Baumgardt as Battobi
Dustin Aßmuteit as Hassaku Hozumi
Fabienne Franken as Hamako Shihonmatsu
Leslie Keane as Aoi Fukami
Mark O'Conner as Seiichiro Haryu
Petra Glunz-Grosch as Mai Horaguchi
René Dawn-Claude as Mizuho Tanonaka

Klaus Dittmann as Präsident
Mark O'Conner as Masato Oppama
Matheus Dudek as Nonki Hayama

German companies
Additional Dubbing: Matchville Studios
Distributor: Anime-House
Dubbing: Dudelstudio
Theme Song Production: Dudelstudio
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