Roujin Z (OAV)

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©1991 TOKYO THEATERS CO., INC • KADOKAWA SHOTEN PUBLISHING CO., LTD • MOVIC CO., LTD • tv asahi • Aniplex Inc.


Related anime:
    ZeD (manga) (adaptation)

Alternative title:
老人Z (Japanese)
Themes: mecha, satire
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: An elderly invalid is volunteered for a bizarre science experiment. He is given a robotic bed linked directly to his brainwaves, allowing instant gratification. This seems like a wonderful deal, until this seemingly harmless bed goes out of control and transforms into an unstoppable robot.
User Ratings: 398 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 11 votes (sub:7, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Excellent: 67 votes (sub:33, dub:32, ?:2)
 Very good: 96 votes (sub:59, dub:27, ?:4, raw:1, others:5
1 Italian dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Good: 122 votes (sub:69, dub:44, ?:1, raw:1, others:7
2 Dutch subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Decent: 44 votes (dub:22, sub:20, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 So-so: 26 votes (dub:13, sub:10, ?:2, others:1
1 German subtitled
)
 Not really good: 12 votes (dub:6, sub:6)
 Weak: 14 votes (sub:7, dub:6, ?:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 718 users, rank: #1361 (of 6016)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.101 (Good), std. dev.: 1.6969, rank: #2059 (of 6010)
Weighted mean: 7.058 (Good), rank: #2002 (of 6010) (seen all: 7.09 / seen some: 5.17 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.072 (Good), rank: #1818 (of 4575)
Vintage: 1991 
Release dates: We have 4
Ending Theme:
"走れ自転車" by 小川美潮
Official website:
Review:
Roujin Z (Apr 16, 2002)
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Blu-Ray (Region B)
    Roujin Z (Blu-Ray) 2012-06-11
DVD (Region 1)
    Roujin Z (DVD) 2002-04-09
    Roujin Z (DVD) 2004-04-27
    Roujin Z (DVD) 1998-08-26
DVD (Region 2)
    Roujin Z (DVD) 2012-06-11

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Script: Katsuhiro Otomo
Music: Bun Itakura
Character Design: Hisashi Eguchi
Art Director: Hiroshi Sasaki
Animation Director: Fumio Iida
Mechanical design:
Katsuhiro Otomo
Mitsuo Iso
Art design: Satoshi Kon
Director of Photography: Hideo Okazaki
Assistant Animation Director:
Kumiko Kawana
Michiyo Suzuki
Sadami Morikawa
Assistant Art Director:
Kenji Kamiyama
Michitada Kushida
Assistant Director: Toshiaki Hontani
Audio Director: Yasunori Honda
Continuity: Tatsuyuki Tanaka
Production Associate:
Jerry Beck
Michael Haller
Sound Design: Thomas Chan
Sound Design Producer: Carl Macek
Shinji Ogawa as Suguru Ogawa 

Chie Satou as Nobuko Ohe
Chisa Yokoyama as Haruko
Hikojiro Matsumura as Kijuro Takazawa
Kouji Tsujitani as Mitsuru Maeda
Masa Saito as Haru Takazawa
Rica Matsumoto as Satoh Tomoe
Shinsuke Chikaishi as Yoshihiko Hasegawa
Takeshi Aono as Old Man
Tamio Ohki as Professor Tachibana
Japanese companies
Animation Production: APPP
Finish Animation: Hana Pro
Photography: IMG
English staff
English companies
Dubbing Director: Michael Bakewell
Executive producer:
John O'Donnell
Laurence Guinness
Adaptation: Jay Parks
Casting Director: Jill Wilmot
Dubbing Mixing: Richard King
DVD Coordination: Eric Thomann
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison
Script Adaptation: George Roubicek
Subtitle Translation:
Pamela Parks
William Flanagan
English cast
Allan Wenger as Terada
Barbara Barnes as Nobuko
Ian Thompson as Takazawa
Jana Carpenter as Norie

Adam Henderson as Maeda
Blair Fairman as 2nd Ache
Ian Thompson as Ian
John Jay Fitzgerald as Hasegawa
Nigel Anthony as 3rd Ache
Peter Marinker as Reporter
Sean Barrett as 1st Ache
Toni Barry as Haruko
French cast
French staff
(none)
Celine Monsarrat as Nobuko(old dub)
Corinne Troisi as Norie(old dub)
Fabrice Josso as Magda(old dub)
Isabelle Ganz as Haruko(new dub) 
Lionel Henry as Takasawa(old dub)
Luc Bernard as Hasegawa(old dub)
Marjolaine Poulain as Nobuko(new dub)
Nicolas Sempé as Iachibana(old dub)
Patrick Borg as Gouverneur(old dub)
Patrick Poivey as Terada(old dub)
Séverine Morisot as Haruko(old dub)
French companies
Distributor: Manga Video (France)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Núria Trifol as Haruko Mitsuhashi(Spain / Catalan dub)

Aleix Estadella as Mitsuru Maeda(Catalan dub)
Carmen Contreras as Haru Takazawa(Catalan dub)
Emilio Freixas as Kijuro Takazawa(Catalan dub)
Fernando Ulloa as Kijuro Takazawa(Spain dub)
Jesus Ferrer as Takashi Terada(Spain dub)
Jordi Pons as Mitsuru Maeda(Spain dub)
Maria del Mar Tamarit as Nobuko Ohe(Spain dub)
Mercè Segarra as Nobuko Ohe(Catalan dub)
Mercedes Pastor as Haru Takazawa(Spain dub)
Sílvia Gómez as Tomoe Satoh(Catalan dub)

Eduardo Muntada as Professor Terada Tachibana(Catalan dub)
Federico Menescal as Old Man B(Spain dub)
Jordi Ribes as Yoshihiko Hasegawa(Spain dub)
Manuel Lázaro as Old Man A(Spain / Catalan dub)
Ramon Canals as Yoshihiko Hasegawa(Catalan dub)

Alex Messeguer(Catalan dub)
Amadeu Aguado(Catalan dub)
Claudi Domingo(Catalan dub)
Enric Casamitjana(Catalan dub)
Enric Serra Frediani(Catalan dub)
Francisco Alborch(Catalan dub)
Juan Comellas(Spain dub)
Miguel Rey(Spain dub)
Montse Segarra(Catalan dub)
Oriol Rafel(Catalan dub)
Oriol de Balle(Catalan dub)
Xavier Fernández(Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor:
Manga Films (Spain; VHS)
Selecta Visión (Spain dub; DVD and Blu-ray)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Raffaele Fallica

Mixing: Paolo Tiboni
Emanuela Pacotto as Mitsuhashi Haruko
Natale Ciravolo as Suguru Ogawa

Elena Gianni as Satoh Tomoe
Federico Zanandrea as Mitsuru Maeda
Giulia Franzoso as Nobuko Ohe
Guido Rutta as Kijuro Takazawa
Mario Scarabelli as Old Man
Maurizio Merluzzo as Yoshihiko Hasegawa
Silvana Fantini as Haru Takazawa
Italian companies
Dubbing: ADC group
German staff
German cast
(none)
Damineh Hojat as Satoh Tomoe
Gerd Holtenau as Kijuro Takazawa
Helmut Gauß as Minagawa
Iris Artajo as Haru Takazawa
Jörg Hengstler as Terada
Luisa Wietzorek as Haruko
Lydia Morgenstern as Nobuko
Nicolas Artajo as Mitsuru Maeda
Rainer Fritzsche as Yoshihiko Hasegawa
Tanya Kahana as Nobuko Ohe
German companies
Distributor: Kazé Germany
Dubbing: VSI Berlin
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Distributor: Manga DVD
Dutch cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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