Shinesman (OAV)

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©1996 KAIM TACHIBANA/GAKUSHU KENKYUSHA, MOVIC, SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT (JAPAN) INC.


[ adapted from Tokumu Sentai Shinesman (manga) ]

Alternative title:
The Special Duty Combat Unit Shinesman
Tokumu Sentai Shinesman (Japanese)
特務戦隊シャインズマン (Japanese)
Themes: parody, power suits
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: In what is essentially a Seiyū (or voice actor) parody take on "Super Sentai" / Power Ranger style shows, five heroes clad in red, gray, moss green, sepia and salmon pink must defend the world from – GASP – invading aliens.
User Ratings: 221 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 11 votes (dub:10, sub:1)
 Excellent: 35 votes (dub:24, sub:11)
 Very good: 61 votes (dub:38, sub:21, ?:2)
 Good: 59 votes (dub:33, sub:25, ?:1)
 Decent: 31 votes (dub:21, sub:9, ?:1)
 So-so: 8 votes (dub:5, sub:3)
 Not really good: 6 votes (dub:3, sub:3)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Bad: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 421 users, rank: #1879 (of 6009)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.226 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.7159, rank: #1772 (of 6002)
Weighted mean: 7.212 (Good+), rank: #1658 (of 6002) (seen all: 7.25 / seen some: 6.79 / won't finish: 2.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.228 (Good+), rank: #1446 (of 4564)
Running time: 28 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 2
Vintage:
1996-02-21 to 1996-03-21
1998 (US)
Release dates: We have 3
Opening Theme:
"Shine/Shinesman - You are the Hero" by Hironobu Kageyama
Ending Theme:
"Wings of the Heart" by CALL
Links: We have 1
Review:
Shinesman VHS (Jan 1, 1970)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Shinesman Special Duty Combat Unit (DVD) 2000-10-31 (from $8.63)
VHS
    Shinesman (Dub.VHS) 2000-03-07 (from $9.98)
    Shinesman (Sub.VHS) 2000-03-07

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Shinya Sadamitsu
Script: Hideki Sonoda
Storyboard: Shinya Sadamitsu
Music: Yoshihiro Ike
Original story: Kaim Tachibana
Character Design: Akiharu Ishii
Art Director: Hiroshi Kato
Animation Director: Akiharu Ishii
Mecha design: Akihoro Tobe
Sound Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Director of Photography: Hisao Shirai
Color Coordination: Keiko Kai
Color Inspection: Yayoi Yamashita
Drawing:
Masahiro Sata (OP)
Takahiro Kishida (OP)
Music producer: Minami Kishimoto
Production Assistant: Yuji Suzuki
Production Coordination: Hisaaki Sakabe
Production Organizer: Shoichi Matsui
Recording: Mitsuyoshi Maruyama
Sound Effects: Daisuki Jinbo
Special Effects: Masahiro Murakami
Theme Song Performance: Hironobu Kageyama
Daiki Nakamura as Shi Nakamura
Hekiru Shiina as Princess Hekiru Shiina
Hiroko Kasahara as Hitomi Kasahara
Kenichi Ono as Shotaro Ono/Shinesman Sepia
Kouichi Yamadera as Shogo Yamadera/Shinesman Grey
Noriko Hidaka as Riko Hidaka/Shinesman Salmon Pink
Nozomu Sasaki as Sugura Sasaki
Rica Matsumoto as Youta Matsumoto
Sho Hayami as Ryoichi Hayami/Shinesman Moss Green
Toshihiko Seki as Shujin Seki
Yasunori Matsumoto as Kosuke Matsumoto/Shinesman Red
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Kyoko Sakakibara
Japanese companies
Animation Inspection: Production I.G
Backgrounds: Studio Bihou
Co-Production: Production I.G
Photography: Studio Cosmos
Production: ANIMATE
English cast
English staff
Translation: Tokyo Rose
Executive producer: John Sirabella

Audio Engineer: Nick Stuteville
Dialogue Mixer: Ron Abfalter
FX Designer: Skip Bowerman
Graphic Design: Merideth Mulroney
Production manager: Scott Simpson
Script Supervision: Jack Green
Voice Direction: Scott Houle
Amy Church as Lady 1
Caylan McKay as Kid
Connie Nelson as Lady 2
David Wade as Ryoichi Hayami/Shinesman Moss Green
Denise Riker as Announcer
Donald Martin as Man 2
Ed Cord as Tsukasa Nakamura
Gray Hawks as Suguru Sasaki
Izzy Burger as MC
Juliet Cesario as Hitomi Kasahara
Justin Smith as Shotaro Ono/Shinesman Sepia
Kristen Graf as Secretary
Larry Brimm as Janitor 2
Mark Matney as Greatman Red
Michael Granberry as Akihito Seki
Nick Prange as Yota Matsumoto
Pamela Weidner as Princess Shina
Rick Forrester as Shogo Yamadera/Shinesman Gray
Ryan Speed as Kid 3
Sam Getz as Hero
Scott Simpson as Hiroya Matsumoto/Shinesman Red
Sean P. O'Connell as Janitor 1
Tamara Burnham as Riko Hidaka/Shinesman Salmon Pink
Tamara Burnham Mercer as Riko Hideka/Shinesman Salmon Pink
Teresa Blake as Woman
Traci Dinwiddie as Yoshiko Sakakibara
Travis Sullivan as Kid 2
Will Hayes as Man 1

English companies
Broadcaster: Encore Action
Distributor: AnimeWorks
Editing Studio: RG Video
Licensed by: Media Blasters
Recording Studio: Coastal Carolina Sound Studios
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