Apocalypse Zero (OAV)

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©1996 TAKYUKI YAMAGUCHI / AKITA SYOTEN • BIG WEST


[ adapted from Apocalypse Zero (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Il destino di Kakugo (Italian)
Kakugo no Susume (Japanese)
覚悟のススメ (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Kakugo and Harara are two siblings who have been trained to fight demons, monsters, and other creatures that are now roaming about in the post-apocalyptic 21st century. Along with their superior fighting techniques and specialized skills, they were also given special suits called Zero armor, which were made from the souls of dead warriors. Unfortunately Harara succumbs to evil within the Zero armor, and Kakugo is the only human alive that has the skills and equipment to defeat his sibling.
User Ratings: 159 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 10 votes (sub:7, dub:3)
 Excellent: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:1, raw:1)
 Very good: 11 votes (sub:9, dub:2)
 Good: 14 votes (sub:8, dub:5, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 20 votes (dub:11, sub:7, ?:2)
 So-so: 8 votes (dub:5, sub:3)
 Not really good: 12 votes (sub:8, dub:4)
 Weak: 10 votes (dub:8, sub:2)
 Bad: 15 votes (sub:10, dub:4, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Awful: 12 votes (sub:8, dub:4)
 Worst ever: 42 votes (sub:26, dub:15, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
Seen in part or in whole by 293 users, rank: #2238 (of 6011)
Median rating: Weak
Arithmetic mean: 3.843 (Not really good), std. dev.: 3.29, rank: #5856 (of 6004)
Weighted mean: 3.729 (Not really good−), rank: #5874 (of 6004) (seen all: 4.02 / seen some: 1.47 / won't finish: 0.55)
Bayesian estimate: 3.997 (Not really good), rank: #4554 (of 4572)
Running time: 40 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 2
Vintage: 1996
Release dates: We have 4
Ending Theme:
"Kakugo Kanryō!" (覚悟完了!; "Kakugo Complete!") by Hironobu Kageyama
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DVD (Region 1)
    Apocalypse Zero - Battle 1 (DVD 1) 2001-09-11 (from $18.71)
VHS
    Apocalypse Zero - Battle 1 (Dub.VHS 1) 2001-09-11 (from $24.63)
    Apocalypse Zero - Battle 1 (Sub.VHS 1) 2001-09-11

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Toshihiro Hirano
Screenplay:
Akiyoshi Sakai (eps 1-2)
Storyboard:
Hitoyuki Matsui (eps 1-2)
Episode Director: Keitaro Motonaga (eps 1-2)
Music: Takashi Kudoh
Original story: Takayuki Yamaguchi
Character Design: Keisuke Watabe
Chief Animation Director: Keisuke Watabe (ep 2)
Animation Director: Keisuke Watabe (ep 1)
Sound Director: Hideyuki Tanaka
Director of Photography: Mitsuru Sugiyura
Executive producer:
Toshihiko Sato
Yoshimasa Ohnishi
Color Selection: Satoko Asai
Dramatization: Keitaro Motonaga
Editing: Jun Takuma
In-Between Check:
Sanae Nakajima (ep 1)
Yasuhito Murata (ep 2)
Production Advancement: Masaru Nagai (ep 2)
Production Design: Nobuto Sakamoto
Theme Song Arrangement: Takashi Kudoh
Theme Song Composition: Takashi Kudoh
Theme Song Performance: Hironobu Kageyama (ED)
Kouichi Yamadera as Kakugo Hagakure
Megumi Ogata as Harara Hagakure

Mitsuko Horie as Yukiko Horie
Shinichiro Miki as Kazu Shimada
Shukatsu Shibata as Oboro Hagakure
Yuka Imai as Hiroko Uchiyama

Kenichi Ogata as School Principal
Kitaro Katashiro as Ponsuke
Kunihiko Yasui as Bolt
Masako Katsuki as Hamuko
Minami Takayama as Aoki
Sara Nakayama as Aoki
Shigeru Chiba as Zenigata
Takeshi Aono as Eikichi
Yuko Miyamura as Megumi

Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Director: Eric P. Sherman
Executive producer: John Sirabella

ADR Recording Engineer: Patrick Rodman
Co-Producer: Kaeko Sakamoto
Packaging Design:
John Siers
Merideth Mulroney
Production manager: Sam Liebowitz
Production Supervision:
Clark Cheng
Sean Molyneaux
Re-Recording Engineer: Thomas J. Maydeck
Studio Administration:
Kendra Doherty
Tracy Clark
Lex Lang as Hagakure Kakugo
Mona Marshall as Hagakure Harara

Katie Ashley as Horie Yukiko

Anthony Mozdy as
Chidokuro
Hagakure Oboro
Dave Mallow as Shimada Kazu
David Orasco as
Haoka
Rai
David Umansky as
Dogumakuro
Volt
Georgette Rose as Uchiyama Hiroko
Jane Alan as Ponta
Jessica Gee as Aoki
John Smallberries as Principal
Melissa Charles as Megumi
Mona Marshall as Dogumarkuro's Flower
Sonja S. Fox as Hamuko
Steve Kramer as Zenigata
Terrence Stone as Kagenari
Zan as Pyonsuke
English companies
Distributor: AnimeWorks
Dubbing Studio: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Editing Studio: RG Video
Licensed by: Media Blasters
Mixing Studio: Monterey Post Studio
Recording Studio: Monterey Post Studio
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Isabella Pasanisi
Script: Michele Gelli
Art Director: Michele Gelli
Translation: Yoshiya Hirohama
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo

Artistic Consultant: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Assistant Director of Dubbing: Caterina Piferi
Dolby Surround Mixing: Andrea Pochini
Editorial Staff Secretary:
Alessia Di Ruscio
Maria Mauri
General Project Supervisor: Federico Colpi
Mixing Supervision: Giorgio Passanelli 
Post Production Director: Valerio Manenti
Production Staff Secretary:
Anna Marani
Gianfranco Calvitti
Script Supervision: Michele Gelli
Technical Coordinator: Stefano Lirolli
Sandro Acerbo as Kakugo Hagakure
Tiziana Avarista as Harara Hagakure

Alessandro Tiberi as Kazu Shinada
Angelo Nicotra as Oboro Hagakure
Antonio Sanna as Preside
Barbara De Bortoli as Tsumiko Horie
Claudio Fattoretto as Kagenari
Corrado Conforti as Ponta
Davide Chevalier as Pionsuke
Isabella Pasanisi as Hamuko
Nino Prester as Narratore
Riccardo Rossi as Dokumakuro
Sandro Sardone as Zenigata
Silvia Tognoloni as Hiroko Shinada
Simone Mori as Hoshino
Italian companies
Distributor: Dynamic Italia
Dubbing: SEFIT/CDC
Mastering: Studio PV
Postproduction: Studio PV
Synchronization: Elettronica Sincrostudio
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