Sanctuary (OAV)

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[ adapted from Sanctuary (manga by R. Ikegami) ]

Alternative title:
サンクチュアリ (Japanese) 
Genres: drama 
Themes: politics , yakuza 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: Two Japanese survivors of the Khmer Rouge massacres in Cambodia vow to find a sanctuary, even if they have to build it themselves. Returning to Japan, they take seemingly opposite paths: one becomes a politician, the other a gangster. As Asami and Hojo work through the linked worlds of politics and crime in modern Japan, they don't hesitate to do anything necessary to secure their own positions and stay true to their vow. Loyal to no one else, they find their friendship increasingly tested as they rise in their chosen fields. 
User Ratings: 29 ratings have been given [details]
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Seen in part or in whole by 87 users, rank: #3669 (of 6072)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.379 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.2193, rank: #3730 (of 6066)
Weighted mean: 6.274 (Decent+), rank: #3932 (of 6066) (seen all: 6.41 / seen some: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.643 (Good−), rank: #2880 (of 4620)
Running time: 50 minutes 
Number of episodes: 1 
Vintage: 1996 
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Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Takashi Watanabe 
Screenplay: Kenishi Terada 
Original Manga:
Ryoichi Ikegami 
Sho Fumimura 
Character Design: Hidemi Kubo 
Art Director: Hiroshi Kato 
Animation Director: Hidemi Kubo 

Key Animation: Kou Yoshinari 
Japanese cast
Kazuhiro Nakata as Chiaki Asami 
Sho Hayami as Akira Hojo 

Hiromi Tsuru as Kyoko Ishihara 
Masaaki Okabe as Shuichi Sakura 
Shigezou Sasaoka as Sagara 
Takaya Hashi as Tokai 
Tomokazu Seki as Tashiro 
Unshou Ishizuka as Ozaki 

Masaharu Satou as Murata 
Takeshi Watabe as Isaoka 
English cast
English staff
Script: Quint Lancaster 
Executive producer: Seiji Horibuchi 
Producer: Toshifumi Yoshida 

Casting Director: Leslie Strudwick 
Dialogue Director: Karl Willems 
Dialogue Editing: Robert Crang 
Executive Script Editor: Trish Ledoux 
Production Coordination: Diana Gage 
Re-Recording Mixing: Jan Deny 
Recording Assistant: Trevor Smith 
Video Post-Production: Pierre de la Roche 
David Kaye as Akira Hojo 
Paul Dobson as Chiaki Asami 

Brian Drummond as Tashiro 
French Tickner as Shuichi Sakura 
Nicole Oliver as Kyoko Ishihara 
Scott McNeil as Tokai 
Ward Perry as Det. Ozaki 

Don Brown as
Bartender 
Isaoka 
Tokai's Man 
Janyse Jaud as
Businesswoman 
Yuka Sakura 
Nicole Oliver as
Hostess 
Prostitute 
Paul Dobson as
Casino Manager 
Mr. Okamura 
Robert O. Smith as
Escort Service Rep 
Murata 
Tokai's Man 
Ward Perry as Mr. Sagara 
English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group 
Licensed by: Viz Media 
Recording Studio: Ocean Studios 
Script: Animaze 
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