The Laughing Target (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Bersaglio che ride (Italian) 
La diana risueña (Spanish) 
La sposa demoniaca (Italian) 
Rumic World: Warau Hyouteki (Japanese) 
る~みっくわ~るど 笑う標的 (Japanese) 
Genres: drama , horror , supernatural 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: When Azusia and Yuzura were mere children, they were betrothed to each other by their parents. Many years later, after Azusia's mother mysteriously dies, Azusia returns to Yuzura with the intent of marrying him. Of course, Yuzura has a girlfriend, Satomi, and this doesn't sit to well with Azusia. Add to the fact that Azusia is anything but "normal", and she has no problem eliminating the competition by any means possible. 
User Ratings: 91 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Excellent: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Very good: 9 votes (sub:8, dub:1)
 Good: 27 votes (sub:23, dub:4)
 Decent: 18 votes (sub:15, dub:2, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 So-so: 13 votes (sub:13)
 Not really good: 8 votes (sub:7, dub:1)
 Weak: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 165 users, rank: #3155 (of 6579)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.033 (Decent), std. dev.: 1.7756, rank: #4705 (of 6580)
Weighted mean: 6.055 (Decent), rank: #4725 (of 6580) (seen all: 6.05 / seen some: 10.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.238 (Decent+), rank: #3978 (of 4950)
Running time: 47 minutes 
Number of episodes: 1 
Vintage: 1987-03-21 
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"Impact" (インパクト) by Hiroe Oka 
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Motosuke Takahashi 
Music: Kuni Kawauchi 
Original creator: Rumiko Takahashi 
Character Design: Hidekazu Ohara 
Art Director: Torao Arai 
Director of Photography: Takeo Kobayashi 
Animation Check:
Hiroko Toyoshima 
Tomoyuki Awabi 
Art Assistant: Yoshiko Yamamoto 
Color Key: Makoka Katsunuma 
Editing: Kiyotsugu Morita 
In-Between Animation: Toshihiro Kawamoto 
Insert Song Performance: Hiroe Oka 
Key Animation:
Mami Endo 
Naoko Yamamoto 
Music Director: Hiroshige Takeda 
Production: Tohru Matsuzono 
Production Advancement:
Norihide Aogi 
Yoshihiro Nishimura 
Production Desk: Michiyuki Honma 
Sound Effect Director: Shigeharu Shiba 
Sound Effects: Yasufumi Yorita 
Special Effects: Kiyonaga Asanuma 
Theme Song Performance: Hiroe Oka (OP) 
Iyo Matsumoto as Satomi 
Tadanori Matsumoto as Satomi 

Hiromi Tsuru as Shiga Azusa 
Yoku Shioya as Shiga Yuzuru 

Ai Satou as Satomi's mother 
Akiko Hiramatsu as schoolgirl B 
Fumihiko Tachiki as delinquent B 
Kumiko Takizawa as Yuzuru's mother 
Mitsuko Ishida as schoolgirl C 
Takahiro Hirai as Yuzuru's father 
Tetsuo Mizutori as villager 
Tomohiro Nishimura as delinquent A 
Toshihiko Kojima as classics teacher 
Toshiko Sawada as Azusa's mother 
Tsutomu Kashiwakura as classmate 
Yoshino Takamori as
schoolgirl A 
Yuzuru Shiga (child) 
Zenchu Mitsui as delinquent C 
Japanese companies
Animation: Warp 
Animation Production: Pierrot 
Backgrounds: Production AI 
Bond Planning 
Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions (Media Mix) 
Shonen Sunday (Anthology Department) 
Editing: Morita Editing Room 
Film Developing: Tokyo Genshojo 
Finish Animation: Studio Oval 
Music Production: Omnibus Promotion 
Photography: Takahashi Production 
Planning: Pierrot 
Recording Studio: Eiko Recording 
Theme Song Production: Victor Musical Industries 
English staff
English cast
Dubbing Director: Michael Bakewell 
Executive producer: John O'Donnell 
Producer: Stephanie Shalofsky 

Adaptation: Jay Parks 
Casting: Jill Wilmot 
Dubbing Mixing: Richard King 
Executive Producer (dub): Laurence Guinness 
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison 
Jennifer Watson as Azusa 
Richard Pearce as Yuzuru 
Theresa Gallagher as Satomi 
English companies
Manga Entertainment 
U.S. Manga Corps (License Expired) 
Licensed by: Central Park Media (License Expired) 
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
Victoria Pagès as Satomi (Catalan dub) 

Ana Pallejà as Azusa Shiga (Catalan dub) 
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Azusa Shiga (Spain dub) 
Oriol Rafel as Yuzuru Shiga (Catalan dub) 
Xavier Fernández as Yuzuru Shiga (Spain dub) 

César Martínez as Yuzuru's Father (Spain dub) 
María Luisa Rosselló as Satomi's Mother (Spain dub) 
Mercè Segarra as Mare de Satomi (Catalan dub) 
Núria Trifol as
Azusa Shiga (Spain dub; child) 
Girl (Spain dub) 

Antoni Forteza (Catalan dub) 
Claudi Domingo (Catalan dub) 
Josep Maria Mas (Catalan dub) 
Montse Segarra (Catalan dub) 
Montserrat García Sagués (Catalan dub) 
Ramon Canals (Catalan dub) 
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya) 
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain) 
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain/Catalan dub) 
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta 
Translation: Irene Cantoni 

Dialogues: Fabrizio Mazzotta 
Dubbing Assistant: Andrea Moresco 
Antonella Baldini as Azusa 
Cristian Iansante as Yuzuru 
Stella Musy as Satomi 
Italian companies
Distributor: Granata Press 
Dubbing: SD Cinematografica 

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