Spiral (TV)

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©Kyo Shirodaira•Eita Mizuno / SQUARE ENIX•Aniplex•Sotsu Agency•TV TOKYO 2002


Alternative title:
Spiral ~ Lines of Reasoning
Spiral ~ Suiri no Kizuna (Japanese)
スパイラル~推理の絆 (Japanese)
少年偵探 (Chinese (Taiwan))
스파이럴 ~추리의 끈~ (Korean)
추리게임 뫼비우스의 띠 (Korean)
Genres: drama, mystery, thriller
Themes: crime, detective, police
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Ayumu Narumi's older brother Kiyotaka, a renowned detective and piano player, disappears all of sudden. The only clue Narumi has, are the Blade Children. Two years later a row of murders and incidents begin, relating to the Blade Children. Together with school journalist, Hiyono Yuizaki, Narumi tries to figure out their destiny.
User Ratings: 1253 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 75 votes (sub:49, dub:22, edit.dub:3, raw:1)
 Excellent: 295 votes (sub:218, dub:71, raw:3, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 296 votes (sub:191, dub:98, raw:2, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:2
2 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 266 votes (sub:173, dub:90, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 146 votes (sub:102, dub:39, ?:2, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 So-so: 75 votes (sub:51, dub:18, ?:2, raw:1, others:3
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Not really good: 32 votes (sub:22, dub:10)
 Weak: 54 votes (sub:41, dub:10, ?:2, edit.dub:1)
 Bad: 5 votes (dub:4, sub:1)
 Awful: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:2)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 2466 users, rank: #412 (of 6096)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.336 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.8079, rank: #1556 (of 6089)
Weighted mean: 7.202 (Good+), rank: #1704 (of 6089) (seen all: 7.31 / seen some: 7.01 / won't finish: 4.98)
Bayesian estimate: 7.205 (Good+), rank: #1523 (of 4589)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 25
Episode titles: We have 25
Vintage: 2002-10-01 to 2003-03-25
Opening Theme:
"Kibouhou" by Strawberry Jam
Ending Theme:
"Cocktail" by Hysteric Blue
Links: We have 4
Review:
Spiral DVD 1 (Jun 3, 2005)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Spiral - DVD Box Set (DVD) 2006-10-17
    Spiral - DVD Box Set (DVD) 2007-09-18
    Spiral - What are the Blade Children? (DVD 1) 2004-11-09 (from $7.24)
    Spiral - What are the Blade Children? + Artbox (DVD 1) 2004-11-09 (from $22.30)
    Spiral - Disarming Fate (DVD 2) 2004-12-28 (from $7.24)
    Spiral - Shooting Falling Stars (DVD 3) 2005-03-01
    Spiral - Sharpening Wit (DVD 4) 2005-04-26
    Spiral - The Melody of Logic (DVD 5) 2005-06-21 (from $7.34)
    Spiral - Notes of Truth (DVD 6) 2005-08-16

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Storyboard:
Mamoru Hosoda (OP)
Shingo Kaneko
Episode Director:
Matsuo Asami
Shigeru Kimiya
Music: Akira Mitake
Character Design: Yumi Nakayama
Art Director: Yoshinori Hirose
Sound Director: Shoji Hata
Director of Photography: Youhei Suzuki
Producer: Fukashi Azuma (TV Tokyo)

Animation producer:
Ryo Oyama
Yuji Matsukura
Editing: Kazuhiko Seki
In-Between Animation:
Yuichiro Yamada
Yuki Imoto
Music Director: Fumiko Harada
Original Creator Art: Eita Mizuno
Original Creator Novel: Kyou Shirodaira
Planning Collaboration: Hiroshi Koizumi 
Production Advancement: Tatsuya Hiramatsu
Production producer:
Ryo Oyama
Yuji Matsukura
Publicity: Shouko Morimura
Recording Assistant: Fumiaki Tanaka
Series Story Editor: Natsuko Takahashi
Sound Effects: Hidemi Tanaka
Sound Manager: Eri Shirasaki
Theme Song Arrangement:
Hysteric Blue (ED)
Masahide Sakuma (ED)
Theme Song Composition:
aki (OP)
Takuya (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Strawberry JAM (OP)
Takuya (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Hysteric Blue (ED)
Strawberry JAM (OP)
Kenichi Suzumura as Ayumu Narumi
Masumi Asano as Hiyono Yuizaki

Akira Ishida as Eyes Rutherford
Hitomi Kato as Ryouko Takamachi
Kazuhiko Inoue as Kiyotaka Narumi
Kenji Nojima as Kanone Hilbert
Kotono Mitsuishi as Madoka Narumi
Takeshi Kusao as Kousuke Asazuki
Yui Horie as Rio Takeuchi

Anri Katsu as Student B
Ayako Ogawa as
Female Student B
Schoolgirl
Bin Shimada as Suemaru Wataya
Chiro Kanzaki as Female Staff A
Hajime Kubota as
Student A
Yuuta Nakamoto
Hirofumi Nojima as Imasato
Hiroyasu Danno as
Newscaster 1
Student C
Ichirô Nagai as Raizo Shiranagatani
Ikuko Kida as Female Staff D
Isshin Chiba as Hunter
Kanako Okada as Suzuki
Kazuho Oda as
Newscaster 2
Telephone Message
Kazumi Yokota as
Female Staff C
Student D
Kazunori Sekine as Store Employee
Kousuke Takaguchi as
First Aid Crew
Station Announcer
Kousuke Toriumi as Hunter
Kouyajin Oohashi as
Doctor
Sensei
Kyoko Hikami as Reiko Hatsuyama
Madoka Akita as Female Manager
Mai Nakahara as Sayoko Shiranagatani
Masahito Yabe as Turtle Person
Masaya Onosaka as Takashi Sonobe
Megumi Kojima as Female High School Student A
Miho Yamada as Takako Adachi
Mika Outake as Kei Shiranagatani
Mitsuaki Furuya as Newscaster 3
Myu as
Female Staff B
Young Nero
Rie Irie as Child
Rika Higashino as
Front Official
Mother
Reporter
Schoolgirl B
Ryuji Mizuno as Keishisei Kanzaka
Tomomi Nakamura as Schoolgirl A
Yumi Nakamura as Schoolgirl
Yumiko Nakajima as
Female Student A
Female Student C
Girl A
Yutaka Ozawa as Baseball Member
Yuuki Tai as Male Student
Japanese companies
Background Art: Echo Film
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo
Clean-Up Animation:
Frontline
Nendai Douga
SHAFT
Co-Production: Group TAC
In-Between Animation:
Hadashi Pro
Nendai Douga
Photography:
Amuga
Sazan Cross
Production Studio: J.C. Staff
Recording Studio: Studio Gong
Sound Production: Rakuonsha
Video Editing: Imagica
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Christopher Bevins
Translation: Clyde Mandelin
ADR Engineer: Adrian Cook
Assistant Talent Coordinator: Scott Garner
Audio Mixing Engineer:
Evan Jones
Neal Malley
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez
DVD Menu Design: Ben Hancock
DVD Producer: Carly Hunter
Line Producer: Justin Cook
Mix Engineer: Nathanael Harrison
Production Coordination: Neil Weathersbee
Script Adaptation: Eric Vale
Script Supervision: Jeremy Carlile
Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
Caitlin Glass as Hiyono Yuizaki
Daniel Katsük as Ayumu Narumi

Christopher Bevins as Kanone Hilbert
Christopher R. Sabat as Kiyotaka Narumi
Greg Ayres as Kousuke Asazuki
Gwendolyn Lau as Madoka Narumi
John Burgmeier as Eyes Rutherford
Laura Bailey as Ryoko Takamachi
Monica Rial as Rio Takeuchi

Brice Armstrong as Raizou Shiranagatani
Clarine Harp as Takako Adachi
Cynthia Cranz as Reiko Hatsuyama
Elise Baughman as Sayoko Shiranagatani
Jamie Marchi as Mother(ep 24)
Jerry Zumwalt as Teacher(ep 21)
Kristin McCollum as Kei Shiranagatani
R Bruce Elliott as
Keishisei Kanzaka
Raizou Shiranagatani 
Robert McCollum as Suemaru Wataya
Sean Schemmel as Takashi Sonobe
Sean Teague as Lucky
Sonny Strait as Mr. Imazato
Vic Mignogna as Hunter

English companies
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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