Aura Battler Dunbine (TV)

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Alternative title:
Holy Warrior Dunbine
Seisenshi Dunbine (Japanese)
聖戦士ダンバイン (Japanese)
Themes: mecha
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: After a motocross accident, Show Zama was pulled from Japan into the mystical world of Byston Well, where he and others from Earth were reicruited by Lord Drake Luft to pilot his newest weapons, the Aura Battlers, a combination of Byston Well magic and Earthien technology. However, in the heat of battle, Show is approached by Marvel, a woman from Earth, who convinces him of Luft's sinister intentions.
User Ratings: 137 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 10 votes (sub:9, dub:1)
 Excellent: 24 votes (dub:14, sub:10)
 Very good: 25 votes (sub:18, dub:6, raw:1)
 Good: 28 votes (sub:15, dub:13)
 Decent: 15 votes (dub:7, sub:7, raw:1)
 So-so: 16 votes (sub:9, dub:6, raw:1)
 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:5, dub:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Bad: 5 votes (dub:5)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 406 users, rank: #1910 (of 6016)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.766 (Good−), std. dev.: 2.306, rank: #2901 (of 6009)
Weighted mean: 6.638 (Good−), rank: #3073 (of 6009) (seen all: 7.39 / seen some: 6.13 / won't finish: 3.45)
Bayesian estimate: 6.710 (Good−), rank: #2709 (of 4575)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 49
Episode titles: We have 49
Vintage: 1983-02-05 to 1984-01-21
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"Aura Road" by MIO [US translation]
"ダンバインとぶ (Dunbine Tobu)" by MIO
Ending Theme:
"みえるだろうバインストンウィル (Mieru darou Byston Well)" by MIO
Links: We have 1
News: Show:
Wings of Rean (Sep 27, 2005)
Sakuracon - A.D. Vision (Apr 24, 2005)
ADV February Releases (Dec 2, 2004)
Metrocon (Aug 5, 2004)
Anime Expo - Main Events (Jul 19, 2004)
ADV Title Sites (Dec 26, 2003)
Aura! Battler! Dunbine! (Apr 7, 2003)
New ADV Releases in July (Mar 31, 2003)
Otakon 2002: ADV Panel (Jul 29, 2002)
ADV at AX (Jul 7, 2001)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Tales of Byston Well (DVD 1) 2003-07-15 (from $2.37)
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Tales of Byston Well + Artbox (DVD 1) 2003-07-15 (from $31.98)
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Heroes of Byston Well (DVD 2) 2003-08-26 (from $6.29)
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Kings of Byston Well (DVD 3) 2003-10-07 (from $23.98)
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Escape From Byston Well (DVD 4) 2003-11-18 (from $23.98)
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Return To Byston Well (DVD 5) 2004-04-20 (from $15.98)
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Battlers of Byston Well (DVD 6) 2004-06-08 (from $15.98)
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Mysteries of Byston Well (DVD 7) 2004-07-20 (from $6.29)
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Mysteries of Byston Well + Artbox (DVD 7) 2004-07-20 (from $8.29)
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Invaders from Byston Well (DVD 8) 2004-08-31
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Forsaken Souls of Byston Well (DVD 9) 2004-10-12
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Terror From Byston Well (DVD 10) 2004-11-23
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Secrets of Byston Well (DVD 11) 2005-01-04
    Aura Battler Dunbine - Final Fate of Byston Well (DVD 12) 2005-02-15
    Aura Battler Dunbine - 1-6 Set + Box (DVD 1-6) 2004-06-08

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Character Design: Tomonori Kogawa
Art: Shigemi Ikeda (Atelier Musa)
Animation Director:
Nobuyoshi Sasakado (ep 7)
Tomonori Kogawa (ep 1)
Yasuhiro Imagawa
Mecha design: Kazutaka Miyatake
Sound Director: Tadayoshi Fujino
Director of Photography: Akio Saitô
Producer:
Hironori Nakagawa (Sunrise)
Kuniaki Ohnishi (Sotsu Agency)
Toru Moriyama (Nagoya TV)
Yasuhiro Imagawa

Floor Director:
Iku Suzuki (ep 1)
Kazuhito Kikuchi (ep 7)
Guest Mechanical Design: Yutaka Izubuchi
Illustration: Hiroyuki Hataike (CD jacket)
Production Supervision: Tomonori Kogawa
Theme Song Arrangement: Tatsumi Yano
Theme Song Composition: Kazuya Tsunakura
Theme Song Lyrics: Kazutaka Miyatake
Theme Song Performance: MIO
Shigeru Nakahara as Shou Zama

Hidemi Osaka as Todd Guiness
Kyôko Irokawa as Riml Luft
Makoto Atake as Nee Given
Maria Kawamura as Chum Huau
Mika Doi as Marvel Frozen
Sho Hayami as Barn Bonnings
Shoji Oki as Drake Luft
Yumi Takada as Kean Keats

Fumihiko Tachiki as Zet Light
Kachiko Hino as Luza Luft
Kazuyuki Sogabe as Bishot Hatta
Keiko Yokozawa as Silky Mau
Kouichi Hashimoto as Fay Chenka
Mari Yokoo as Musy Poe
Masaharu Satou as Zyaba
Masahiko Tanaka as Shot Weapon
Masami Kikuchi as man A
Michie Tomizawa as Elfino
Miki Saijo as
Bell Earl
Galeria Nyamhi
Miki Takahashi as Shiela Labarna
MIO as Barbera(ep 33)
Norio Wakamoto as
Allen Brady
Narration
Run Sasaki as El Hamm
Saeko Shimazu as Lana Parkinson
Tomoko Ohtsuka as Jeril Kuchibi
Yoshino Takamori as Lemul Zilfied
Japanese companies
Development: Tokyo Laboratory
Distributor: Bandai Visual
Editing: Inoue Edit Room
In-Between Animation:
Shindosha (6 episodes
eps 7, 20, 31, 39, 48-49
)

SID (7 episodes
eps 5, 11, 16, 22, 26, 36, 44
)

Studio Dub (8 episodes
eps 6, 12, 17, 27, 30, 38, 46, 49
)

Music Production: Starchild Records
Photography: Asahi Production
Recording Studio: Central Recording
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Carl Macek
Translation: Beni Axia Hirayama
ADR Script: Carl Macek
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams

DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Menu Design: Larry Koteff
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Mixing: Brent Marshall
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Sound Design: Brent Marshall
Subtitle Timing: Carl Wormley
Subtitling: Carl Wormley
Jay Hickman as Sho Zama

Christine Auten as Marvel Frozen
Emily Carter-Essex as Keen Keats
John Swasey as Bann Burning
Kira Vincent-Davis as Cham Fau
Phil Ross as Drake Luft
Vic Mignogna as Neal Gibbons

Andy McAvin as Shot Weapon
Charles Kennedy as Narrator 2
Chris Patton as
Allen Brady
Hate Bishott
Cynthia Martinez as Silkie Mau
George Manley as
Captain Kawasse(eps 41-49)
Drunken Farmer
Igi(ep 25)
Kotano(eps 5-44)
Lord Shotan(ep 12)
Puradon(ep 29)
U.S. President(ep 40)
Greg Ayres as Fuei
Hilary Haag as Emilie Luft
Jason Douglas as King Hamm
John Gremillion as Todd Guiness
John Tyson as
Doctor
Lorne Gibbons
Kaytha Coker as
Carol Gibbons
Mau
Luci Christian as Ceila Lapana
Marty Fleck as King Foizon
Melissa Cybele Sparks as Jacoba Aon(as Melissa Cybele)
Mike MacRae as Narrator 1(as Mike MacRae)
Rick Buford as Zed
Rob Mungle as Torou
Shawn Taylor as Leeza Luft
Tiffany Grant as Pat Hood
Vic Mignogna as Tokamaku
Victor Carsrud as Hon Wan

Allison Sumrall(as Allison L. Sumrall)
English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
Distributor: ADV Films (UK) (UK)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Licensed by: ADV Films
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
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