Fake (OAV)

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©1997 Sanami Matou/Biblos • Placet.


[ adapted from FAKE (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Fake: Un'indagine Confidenziale (Italian)
Фальшивка (Russian)
Genres: comedy, mystery, romance
Themes: police, yaoi
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Dee Laytner and Randy "Ryo" Maclane are two New York cops taking a needed vacation in England. Dee has very strong feelings for Ryo and wants to take this chance to advance their relationship (and if he's lucky, maybe seduce Ryo). Ryo doesn't understand his own feelings for Dee, and doesn't know if he wants to (or should) acknowledge them. Their vacation and relationship is suddenly disturbed when murders and missing person reports keep surfacing around their hotel. The only common tie the cases have is that all of the victims were Japanese or Japanese descent. Dee and Ryo have to solve the case before Ryo, who is half Japanese, becomes the next victim.
User Ratings: 485 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 16 votes (sub:14, ?:1, dub:1)
 Excellent: 42 votes (sub:30, dub:11, ?:1)
 Very good: 101 votes (sub:74, dub:22, ?:4, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Good: 151 votes (sub:130, dub:17, ?:4)
 Decent: 91 votes (sub:68, dub:20, raw:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
)
 So-so: 24 votes (sub:21, dub:3)
 Not really good: 26 votes (sub:19, dub:5, ?:2)
 Weak: 20 votes (sub:15, dub:5)
 Bad: 8 votes (sub:7, raw:1)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1067 users, rank: #987 (of 6009)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.707 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.7903, rank: #3032 (of 6002)
Weighted mean: 6.637 (Good−), rank: #3082 (of 6002) (seen all: 6.66 / seen some: 5.30 / won't finish: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.659 (Good−), rank: #2804 (of 4564)
Running time: one hour
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage:
1996
1998-04-21
Opening Theme:
"Everybody! Shake It, Buddy!" by KIX-S
Ending Theme:
"Starlight Heaven" by Rica Matsumoto
Review:
Fake VHS (Jan 1, 1970)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Fake (DVD) 2000-12-09 (from $14.38)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Iku Suzuki
Script: Akinori Endo
Music: Katsuo Ono
Original Manga: Sanami Matoh
Character Design: Nagisa Miyazaki
Art Director: Chitose Asakura
Animation Director: Nagisa Miyazaki
Mecha design: Satoshi Shigeta
Sound Director: Fusanobu Fujiyama
Director of Photography: Katsuyuki Ohtaki

Editing: Naoyuki Masaki
Key Animation: Tadashi Hiramatsu (OP)
Sound Effects: Junichi Sasaki
Sound Production: Hideo Takahashi
Theme Song Performance: Rica Matsumoto (ED)
Nobuo Tobita as Randy McLane
Tomokazu Seki as Dee Laytner

Kikuko Inoue as Arisa
Masashi Ebara as Berkeley Rose
Rica Matsumoto as Bikky
Rokuro Naya as Leonard Henry
Tetsuya Iwanaga as J.J.
Wakana Yamazaki as Carol

Akemi Okamura as Cindy
Kenichi Ono as Drake
Mitsuru Ogata as Jaco
Rio Natsuki as Maria
Yousuke Akimoto as Chief
Japanese companies
Animation Production: J.C. Staff
Backgrounds: Production AI
Sound Effects: Anime Sound
Sound Production: Jinnan Studio
English staff
English cast
Director: Eric Sherman
Translation: Tokyo Rose
Producer: John Sirabella

ADR Writer: Eric P. Sherman
Co-Producer: Kaeko Sakamoto
Editing: Scott Marchfeld
Graphic Design: Merideth Mulroney
Packaging Design: Kevin Gaor (VHS Release)
Production Assistant:
Clark Cheng
Momoko Okada
Production manager: Sam Liebowitz
Production Supervision:
Clark Cheng (VHS Release)
Sean Molyneaux
Supervising Sound Editor: John Graves
Sandy Lang as Dee Laytner
Terrence Stone as Randy Mclane

Gary Gillet as J.J.
Mona Marshall as Bikky
Steve Kramer as Berkeley Rose
Stevie Bloch as Carol
William Frederick Knight as Leonard Henry
Zan as Arisa

Anthony Mozdy as
Chief
Jaco
Bob Bobson as Drake
Destiny as Cindy
Mona Marshall as Maria
Steve Kramer as Ted
English companies
Distributor: AnimeWorks
Editing: RG Video
Licensed by: Media Blasters
Recording Studio: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Italian staff
Italian companies
(none)
Distributor: Yamato Video
Italian cast
(none)
German staff
German companies
(none)
Distributor:
ACOG
OVA Films
German cast
(none)
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