The SoulTaker (TV)

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Alternative title:
The SoulTaker ~Tamashiigari~ (Japanese)
The SoulTaker~魂狩~ (Japanese)
Похититель Душ (Russian)
ソウルテイカー (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Young Kyosuke Date is suddenly stabbed by his mother and left for dead in a cathedral. Kyosuke is buried alive, but is soon dug up by a mysterious girl. He then searches for answers to why his mother stabbed him, looks for a long lost sister, and also tries to find answers to why he is able to transform into the superhuman mutant, Soul Taker.
User Ratings: 594 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 25 votes (dub:18, sub:6, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 46 votes (dub:21, sub:19, ?:1, others:5
2 German subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 99 votes (sub:52, dub:35, ?:3, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:7
3 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 French dubbed
)
 Good: 137 votes (sub:64, dub:62, edit.dub:3, ?:2, raw:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 Decent: 96 votes (sub:53, dub:35, edit.dub:2, ?:2, raw:1, others:3
2 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 So-so: 61 votes (dub:30, sub:25, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 37 votes (sub:20, dub:14, edit.dub:2, others:1
1 Dutch subtitled
)
 Weak: 49 votes (sub:21, dub:20, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:5
3 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Bad: 18 votes (sub:9, dub:5, edit.dub:1, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Awful: 17 votes (sub:9, dub:6, edit.dub:2)
 Worst ever: 9 votes (sub:5, dub:3, edit.dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1354 users, rank: #782 (of 5921)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.135 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.256, rank: #4119 (of 5914)
Weighted mean: 6.050 (Decent), rank: #4221 (of 5914) (seen all: 6.45 / seen some: 5.53 / won't finish: 3.20)
Bayesian estimate: 6.080 (Decent), rank: #3763 (of 4463)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage:
2001-04-04 to 2001-07-04
2006-12-09 (Germany, All Eps.)
Release dates: We have 8
Opening Theme:
"Soul Taker" by JAM Project
Ending Theme:
"As Time goes by" by Yasuo Asami
"Memory" by Shinji Kakijima
Links: We have 1
Review:
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DVD (Region 1)
    Soul Taker - Monster Within (DVD 1) 2002-02-26 (from $4.00)
    Soul Taker - Monster Within [Signature Series] (DVD 1) 2004-06-08 (from $4.00)
    Soul Taker - Flickering Faith (DVD 2) 2002-04-16
    Soul Taker - Flickering Faith [Signature Series] (DVD 2) 2004-08-10
    Soul Taker - Blood Betrayal (DVD 3) 2002-06-11 (from $4.00)
    Soul Taker - Blood Betrayal [Signature Series] (DVD 3) 2004-10-12 (from $4.00)
    Soul Taker - The Truth (DVD 4) 2002-08-13 (from $8.95)
    Soul Taker - The Truth [Signature Series] (DVD 4) 2004-12-14 (from $22.50)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Series Composition: Mayori Sekijima
Script:
Keiichi Araki (eps 7, 11)
Kenichi Araki (ep 2)
Masashi Kubota (eps 1, 3, 5, 12)
Mayori Sekijima (eps 6, 9, 13)
Sumio Uetake (eps 4, 8, 10)
Storyboard:
Akiyuki Shinbo (eps 1, 13)
Jun'ichi Sakata (ep 11)
Kazunori Mizuno (ep 12)
Keiichi Araki (ep 10)
Keiichi Satou (ep 5)
Masahiro Hosomi (ep 9)
Shintaro Inokawa (ep 10)
Shiro Fukatake (ep 8)
Soji Homura (eps 2, 5)
Susumu Kudo (ep 4)
Yasuhiro Takemoto (eps 3, 6)
Yuji Kawahara (ep 7)
Episode Director:
Kenji Nakamura (ep 5)
Kiyoshi Fukumoto (ep 7)
Kou Matsuzono (ep 12)
Matsuo Asami (ep 4)
Minoru Ohara (ep 11)
Shintaro Inokawa (eps 1-2, 10)
Yasuhiro Takemoto (eps 3, 6)
Yoshio Suzuki (ep 9)
Music: Kô Ôtani
Character Design: Akio Watanabe
Art Director: Junichi Higashi
Chief Animation Director: Akio Watanabe
Animation Director:
Akio Watanabe (eps 1, 13)
Haruo Sotozaki (ep 12)
Iwao Teraoka (ep 7)
Jinto Tameie (ep 10)
Kenji Hayama (ep 2)
Masahiro Aizawa (ep 11)
Mitsuru Ohara (ep 10)
Mitsuyoshi Yoneda (eps 3, 6)
Shirō Tōfūya (ep 10)
Tomoaki Kado (eps 4, 9)
Mechanical design: Toshiaki Tetsura
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Director of Photography: Masahiko Matsuyama
Assistant Animation Director:
Ryuji Shiromae
Shigeki Kuhara
Tatsuo Yamada
CG Design: Takashi Nakajima
Color design: Takae Iijima
Color Director: Keiko Kai
Creature Design: Keiichi Satou
Design: Kenji Hayama (SoulTaker)
Digital Paint: Yasuhito Murakami
Editing: Kazuhiko Seki
Key Animation:
Akiko Nishio (ep 2)
Akio Watanabe (ED+Eps. 7, 10, 11, 13)
Chikae Kuwahara (ep 4)
Chizuru Miyawaki (eps 2, 8, 13)
Chuuichi Iguchi (eps 1, 8-13)
Eiji Fukuyama (ep 10)
Eiji Komatsu (ep 8)
Fumihide Sai (ep 2)
Futoshi Higashide (ep 13)
Haruo Sotozaki (OP+Eps. 5, 13)
Hideki Ito (ep 5)
Hidetoshi Sano (ep 2)
Hirofumi Suzuki (OP)
Hiroki Sugano (ep 1)
Hiroko Kazui (ep 4)
Hiromi Oikawa (ep 8)
Hiroyuki Okuno (ep 5)
Hiroyuki Takahashi (Kyoto Animation; eps 3, 6)
Hitoshi Hosoku (ep 12)
Hitoshi Kamata (ep 2)
Iwao Teraoka (ep 7)
Jun Nakai (eps 1, 5)
Kanta Kamei (ep 2)
Kazuya Miura (ep 1)
Keiko Ijima (ep 5)
Ken Ootsuka (ep 13)
Kenji Fukazawa (ep 7)
Kenji Hayama (eps 1-2, 5)
Kiyoshi Matsushita (ep 2)
Kiyotoshi Aoi (ep 4)
Kouji Abiru (ep 5)
Mai Otsuka (ep 10)
Makoto Sawazaki (eps 1, 8)
Mariko Ueno (Animation Do; ep 3)
Masafumi Yamamoto (ep 2)
Masahiro Aizawa (eps 1, 12)
Masahiro Sunaga (ep 7)
Masahiro Yamane (OP)
Masakazu Kawazoe (eps 2, 4)
Masanori Nishii (ep 4)
Masashi Tsuji (Kyoto Animation; eps 3, 6)
Mitsuru Ohara (eps 10, 13)
Mitsuyoshi Yoneda (Kyoto Animation; eps 3, 6)
Motoi Nakamura (eps 2, 8)
Naoki Mishiba (ep 4)
Noriko Morishima (5 episodes
eps 1, 5, 9, 12-13
)

Noriyuki Kitanohara (Kyoto Animation; eps 3, 6)
Rie Fujiwara (ep 8)
Rieko Nakai (ep 8)
Rika Sugano (ep 7)
Rondo Mizugami (ep 13)
Ryota Itoh (ep 1)
Sadatoshi Matsuzaka (eps 1, 9)
Saki Ishiyama (ep 13)
Sakyō Katayama (eps 2, 7-9, 13)
Satomi Matsuura (ep 7)
Satoshi Shigeta (ep 4)
Sawako Yamamoto (ep 4)
Sayuri Sugifuji (ep 4)
Shigeki Kuhara (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 9-12
)

Shigemi Aoyagi (ep 4)
Shigeyuki Miya (ep 5)
Shinji Takeuchi (OP+Ep. 1)
Shinkei Sakuma
Shinobu Yoshioka (Animation Do; ep 3)
Shoko Ikeda (Kyoto Animation; ep 3)
Shuichi Kaneko (ep 5)
Shuji Ono (eps 4, 9, 12)
Soichiro Matsuda (eps 1, 5)
Taeko Oda (ep 2)
Taiichiro Kohara (ep 4)
Takaaki Fukuyo (OP+Ep. 8)
Takashi Hashimoto (OP)
Takashi Maruyama (eps 2, 4, 8)
Takashi Sano (eps 1, 9, 11)
Takayoshi Hashimoto (ep 8)
Takehiro Hamatsu (ep 10)
Takenori Tsukuma (ep 1)
Takeshi Matsuda (ep 1)
Tatsuo Kamiuto (Kyoto Animation; ep 3)
Tokio Ariake (ep 13)
Tomihiko Ohkubo (5 episodes
eps 2, 5, 8-9, 11
)

Tomoaki Kado (eps 5, 9, 12)
Tomoe Aratani (Kyoto Animation; eps 3, 6)
Tomoko Hirota (ep 2)
Toshiaki Tetsura (ED)
Toshihiko Shimada (ep 2)
Tsutomu Murakami (ep 12)
Tsuyoshi Matsuda (ep 8)
Yasuhiro Takemoto (Kyoto Animation; eps 3, 6)
Yasuhito Murakami (ep 13)
Yasuko Chiba (ep 7)
Yasuyuki Noda (OP+Ep. 5)
Yoko Kadokami (ep 5)
Yoshiaki Ito (ep 10)
Yoshinobu Ando (ep 2)
Yoshinori Urata (Kyoto Animation; ep 3)
Youko Satou (eps 2, 4)
Yuichiro Miyake (ep 2)
Yuka Takemori (ep 7)
Yukiko Akiyama (ep 5)
Yuriko Ikehara (eps 1, 4, 8, 12)
Yuuho Misaki (ep 13)
Layout Supervision: Toshiaki Tetsura
Mechanical animation Director: Noriyuki Kitanohara (eps 3, 6)
Music producer: Keiichi Nozaki
Theme Song Arrangement: Taku Iwasaki (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Hironobu Kageyama (JAM Project - OP)
Ichiro Mizuki (JAM Project - OP)
JAM Project
Masami Okui (JAM Project - OP) 
Visual Director: Toshiaki Tetsura
Mitsuki Saiga as Kyosuke Date

Akiko Hiramatsu as Yui Kirihara
Halko Momoi as Komugi Nakahara
Ikue Ohtani as Maya Misaki
Masashi Ebara as Richard Vincent
Masaya Onosaka as Shiro Mibu
Michiko Neya as Runa Tokisaka
Yukari Tamura as Asuka Sakurai

Atsuko Enomoto as Megumi Akiba
Dai Matsumoto as Henry(ep 5)
Hidero Ishikawa as Umon
Hikaru Midorikawa as Bud Issac(ep 11)
Kinryuu Arimoto as Edo(ep 2)
Mako Hyoudou as Tsubaki Tokisaka
Masumi Asano as Yuko Kinuta
Miki Itou as Olivia Carlisle(eps 1-2)
Minami Takayama as
Bandaged Man
Mio Date
Mugihito as Daigo Tokisaka
Rika Wakusawa as Sayaka Tachibana
Rikiya Koyama as Zabo(ep 6)
Takashi Nagasako as
Armored Samurai(ep 2)
Yagi(ep 10)
Toshihiko Seki as Dr. Kyoya(ep 1)
Yukiko Iwai as Kasumi Shiina
Yuuko Satou as Sanae
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Translation: Kevin McKeown
Executive producer: Hideki 'Henry' Goto
Adaptation: Kathleen Westlake
DVD Engineer: Joe Torcello
Engineering Assistant: Aaron MacDonald
Production Coordination:
Patricia Murray
Travis Fraser
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark M. Pinder
Recording engineer: Michael Iske
Video Post-Production: Barbara Allen
Voice Direction: Karl Willems
Brad Swaile as Kyosuke Date

Brittney Irvin as Runa Tokisaka
Daniella Evangelista as Asuka Sakurai
Jocelyne Loewen as Komugi Nakahara
Kelly Sheridan as Maya Misaki
Lisa Ann Beley as Yui Kirihara
Paul Dobson as Richard Vincent
Trevor Devall as Shiro Mibu

Alvin Sanders as Alien
Andrew Francis as Thug(ep 12)
Brian Drummond as Dr. Kyoya, Edo
Cathy Weseluck as Sanae
Chantal Strand as Yuko
Chiara Zanni as
Girl in Crutches
Kasumi
Colin Murdock as Kirihara Group Employee
Danny McKinnon as Kyosuke Date(Young; ep 13)
David Kaye as Zabo
Ellen Kennedy as Mio Date
Jillian Michaels as Yuko(ep 4)
Lee Tockar as Umon
Lisa Ann Beley as Yui's Secretary
Maggie Blue O'Hara as Sayaka Tachibana
Michael Dobson as Kirihara Group Employee(ep 10)
Nicole Oliver as Tsubaki Tokisaka
Ron Halder as Daigo Tokisaka
Saffron Henderson as Megumi Akiba
Samuel Vincent as Bud Issac(ep 11)
Tabitha St. Germain as Kasumi Shiina
Ted Cole as Psycho Dr. Narugami
Terry Klassen as Henry
Venus Terzo as Olivia Carlisle
Ward Perry as Kirihara Group Employee(ep 3)
English companies
Broadcaster:
G4TechTV Canada
TechTV (Anime Unleashed)
Distributor: Siren Visual (Australia)
DVD Authoring: SpeeDVD
DVD Menus: Nightjar, LLC
G4TechTV Canada: Broadcaster (Anime Current)
Recording Studio:
Ocean Studios
The Ocean Group
French staff
French cast
(none)
Christelle Reboul as Komugi Nakahara
Fabien Briche as Kyosuke Date

Bruno Magne as Shiro Mibu
Colette Noel as Yui Kirihara
French companies
Broadcaster: MCM (from September 2004)
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
DVD Distribution: Dybex
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Mayra Arellano as Maya Misaki(eps 1-2)
Mónica Villaseñor as Yui Kirihara
Spanish companies
Distributor: Towers Entertainment (Mexico)
Italian cast
Italian staff
Dubbing Director: Claudio Beccari
Art Director: Andrea Sergio
Translation: Yumiko Salvitti

Coordination: Mandy Mometti
Dialogues: Paolo Sala
Dubbing Sound: Walter Tuzzeo
Editorial Director: Anna Marani
Encoding And Authoring: Luca Franciosi
Executive Director: Carlo Cavazzoni
Graphic Design: Paolo Torchetti
Licensing: Mandy Mometti
Marketing Assistant: Alice Quaglino
Marketing Director: Giorgio Pulini (italian edition)
Partners Coordination: Gianluca Aicardi (Ad Libitum)
Post Production:
Giampiero D'Angeli
Luca Franciosi (OP, ED credits)
Product Manager: Simona Stanzani
Production Assistant: Alex Corazza
Production Staff Secretary: Valeria Finco
Project Manager: Lorenzo Crotti
Patrizio Prata as Kyosuke Date
Tosawi Piovani as Komugi Nakahara

Elda Olivieri as Yui Kirihara
Elisabetta Spinelli as Maya Misaki
Emanuela Pacotto as Asuka Sakurai
Natale Ciravolo as Richard Vincent
Oliviero Corbetta as Shiro Mibu

Alessandra Karpoff as Runa Tokisaka
Antonio Paiola as
Consiglio della Kirihara(ep 10)
Henry(ep 5)
Claudio Beccari as
Bud Isaac(ep 11)
Shiro da bambino(ep 11)
Elda Olivieri as Megumi Akiba
Gianni Quillico as
Consiglio della Kirihara(ep 10)
Ricercatore(eps 3, 5)
Giulia Franzoso as Tsubaki Tokisaka
Lorella De Luca as Sanae
Luca Sandri as
Mio Date(voce contrafatta)
Psycho Dr. Narugami
Marco Balbi as
Daigo Tokisaka(eps 11-13)
Zabo(ep 6)
Marisa Della Pasqua as Sayaka Tachibana(eps 4, 11-12)
Raffaele Fallica as
alieno
Edo(ep 2)
Riccardo Rovatti as
Dr. Eda Kyoya
Umon
Rosa Leo Servidio as Olivia Carlisle
Serena Clerici as Runa da bambina(eps 11-13)
Silvana Fantini as
Mio Date
Yuko(ep 4)
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Cultoon (from March 2009)
La 7 Cartapiu (from June 2008)
Distributor: Dynit
Dubbing: A.D.C. Group
DVD Authoring: DVD Hotminds S.r.l.
Post Production: DVD Hotminds S.r.l.
German staff
German cast
(none)
Shandra Schadt as Komugi Nakahara
Stefan Günther as Kyosuke Date

Andrea Imme as Maya Misaki
Crock Krumbiegel as Shiro Mibu
Sonja Reichelt as Asuka Sakurai
Thomas Rauscher as Richard Vincent

Angela Wiederhut as Sayaka Tachibana
Kai Taschner as Doctor(ep 1)
Manfred Trilling as Psycho Dr. Narugami
German companies
Broadcaster: VOX
Distributor: SP Vision
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Broadcaster:
Canal +
ROB TV
Distributor: Dybex
Dutch cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: WAN-MI AV-Arts
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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