Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga (TV)

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Related anime:
    Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga (TV 2) (sequel)

Alternative title:
緋色の欠片 (Japanese) 
緋色的碎片 (Chinese (Taiwan)) 
Genres: adventure , drama , magic , romance 
Objectionable content: Mild 
Plot Summary: Tamaki Kasuga has supposedly gone to live with her grandmother after her parents are transferred overseas. But the real reason for her arrival is that she must continue the role, handed down from her ancestor Princess Tamayori, to seal the sword Onikirimaru. Five young men serve as her guardians against the mysterious Logos. 
User Ratings: 240 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:7, dub:1)
 Excellent: 20 votes (sub:19, dub:1)
 Very good: 33 votes (sub:27, dub:6)
 Good: 46 votes (sub:39, dub:6, ?:1)
 Decent: 53 votes (sub:45, dub:6, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 33 votes (sub:29, dub:2, others:2
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Not really good: 21 votes (sub:19, dub:1, others:1
1 Polish subtitled
)
 Weak: 19 votes (sub:17, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Bad: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 504 users, rank: #1697 (of 5996)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.179 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.9228, rank: #4104 (of 5991)
Weighted mean: 6.058 (Decent), rank: #4268 (of 5991) (seen all: 6.27 / seen some: 6.35 / won't finish: 3.89)
Bayesian estimate: 6.128 (Decent), rank: #3768 (of 4542)
Running time: 25 minutes 
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage: 2012-04-01 
Opening Theme:
"Nee" by Maiko Fujita 
Ending Theme:
"Kono Te de Idaki Tomeru kara" by Shuhei Kita 
Insert song:
"Nee" by Maiko Fujita (ep 13) 
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Hiiro no Kakera - Season 1 Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) 2013-04-16 (from $37.60)
DVD (Region 1)
    Hiiro no Kakera - Season 1 Complete Collection (DVD) 2013-04-16 (from $34.44)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Bob Shirohata 
Series Composition: Yoshiko Nakamura 
Script:
Michiko Yokote (4 episodes
eps 4, 7, 10, 12
)
 
Rika Nakase (eps 5, 8, 11) 
Yoshiko Nakamura  (中村能子; 6 episodes
eps 1-3, 6, 9, 13
)
 
Storyboard:
Bob Shirohata (eps 1-2, 6) 
Chiaki Kon (ep 7) 
Michio Fukuda (eps 9, 13) 
Rie Kawaguchi (ep 5) 
Shin Tosaka (ep 4) 
Tatsuya Abe (ep 10) 
Toshifumi Kawase (ep 11) 
Toshiyuki Kato (ep 8) 
Tsutomu Naniwa (ep 12) 
Yumi Kamakura (ep 3) 
Episode Director:
Hideki Tonokatsu (eps 3, 7) 
Kanta Kamei (eps 6, 11) 
Shin Tosaka (ep 4) 
Shunji Yoshida (eps 2, 9, 13) 
Takahiro Majima (ep 12) 
Tatsuya Abe (eps 5, 10) 
Toshiyuki Kato (ep 8)  (ep 1) 
Music: Hikaru Nanase 
Original Character Design: Yone Kazuki 
Character Design: Naoyuki Onda 
Art Director: Junko Shimizu 
Chief Animation Director: Naoyuki Onda 
Animation Director:
Akiko Matsuo (eps 2, 6, 9) 
Akio Kitahara (eps 4, 8, 12) 
Atsushi Aono (eps 1, 8) 
Azuma Sugawara (ep 9) 
Hiromi Okazaki (eps 8, 13) 
Hiroyuki Okuno (ep 3) 
Kaneaki Kusaka (ep 11) 
Kōdai Kitahara (ep 1) 
Koji Haneda (eps 8, 13) 
Kyoko Kametani (ep 9) 
Mamoru Abiko (ep 9) 
Masaki Takeda (ep 13) 
Masami Nagata (ep 5) 
Mika Saitou (ep 13) 
Mina Itou (eps 2, 9, 13) 
Mio Araki (eps 8-9) 
Misao Abe (ep 12) 
Natsuko Suzuki (鈴木 奈津子; eps 5, 10, 13) 
Sawako Yamamoto (eps 3, 7) 
Tomomi Ishikawa (ep 11) 
Yuka Kudo (ep 13) 
Yuuko Yamada (eps 6, 12) 
Zenjirou Ukulele (eps 4, 9) 
Sound Director: Takuya Hiramitsu 
Director of Photography: Masayuki Kawaguchi 
Producer:
Chinatsu Matsui (Bandai Visual) 
Hiroaki Tsunoda (Yomiuri TV) 
Kojin Yonekura (Yomiuri TV) 
Kousaku Sakamoto (KIDS STATION) 
Kozue Kananiwa (MOVIC) 
Norimitsu Urasaki (Studio Deen) 
Shigeru Saitō (Lantis) 

Color design: Takasumi Oosuga 
Creature Design: Hitoshi Ueda 
Editing: Masahiro Matsumura 
Executive animation Director:
Atsushi Aono (eps 8, 12-13) 
Kumi Ishii (eps 1-13 odd) 
Naoyuki Onda (ep 13) 
Yuka Kudo (eps 2, 4, 6, 10) 
Insert Song Performance: Maiko Fujita (ep 13) 
Key Animation: Hironori Tanaka (OP) 
Production:
Kazumi Kawashiro (Bandai Visual) 
Kazunori Noguchi (Studio Deen) 
Naohiro Futono (MOVIC) 
Shin'ichirō Nishigaki (Yomiuri TV) 
Shin'ya Koishikawa (Yomiuri TV) 
Shunji Inoue (Lantis) 
Yoshifumi Nakata (KIDS STATION) 
Prop Animation Director:
Chikai Okado (eps 1-3) 
Mariko Oka (eps 4-14) 
Prop Design: Tomo Kosaka 
Sound Effects: Noriko Izumo 
Theme Song Performance:
Maiko Fujita (OP) 
Shuhei Kita (ED) 
Kousuke Okano as Mahiro Atori 
Marie Miyake as Tamaki Kasuga 
Tomokazu Sugita as Takuma Onizaki 

Chihiro Aikawa as Mitsuru Kotokura 
Daisuke Hirakawa as Suguru Ōmi 
Daisuke Namikawa as Yūichi Komura 
Hiroki Shimowada as Shinji Inukai 
Hiroki Yasumoto as Eins 
Kazunori Nomiya as Mysterious Boy 
Rikako Yamaguchi as Osaki-ko 
Sayaka Ohara as Vier 
Suzuko Mimori as Kiyono Takara 
Tamie Kubota as Shizuki Ugaya 
Tomomi Isomura as Aria 
Yoshihisa Kawahara as Zwei 
Yoshikazu Nagano as Masataka Ashiya 
Youji Ueda as Drei 
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Steven Foster 
Script: Steven Foster 
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi 
John Ledford 

Audio Engineer:
Bryan Leach 
Stanley Thomas 
BD Authoring: David Williams 
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes 
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams 
Mixing: Bryan Leach 
Production Assistant:
E.W. Rector III 
Jessica Williams 
Kayla King 
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud 
Sound Design: Bryan Leach 
Spotting: Josh Grelle 
Subtitle Formatting: Jessica Williams 
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch 
Andrew Love as Takuma Onizaki 
Emily Neves as Tamaki Kasuga 
Greg Ayres as Mahiro Atori 

Adam Gibbs as Zwei 
Brittney Karbowski as Kiyono Takara 
Chris Hutchison as Eins 
Corey Hartzog as Shinji Inukai 
David Matranga as Yuichi Komura 
David Wald as Masataka Ashiya 
Hilary Haag as Aria 
Illich Guardiola as Suguru Ohmi 
Leraldo Anzaldua as Ryou Kutain 
Luci Christian as Shizuki Ugaya 
Rebekah Stevens as Mitsuru Kotokura 
Rob Mungle as Drei 

English companies
Distributor: Section23 Films 
Internet Streaming:
Anime News Network 
Crunchyroll (US, UK, Ireland, Oceanic, Nordic countries, Netherlands, Brazil, & Portugal) 
The Anime Network 
Licensed by:
Hanabee Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand) 
Sentai Filmworks 
Production: Seraphim Digital 
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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