Roujin Z (OAV)

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Alternative title:
老人Z (Japanese) 
Genres: comedy , science fiction 
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: 403 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: 98 votes (sub:60, dub:27, ?:4, raw:2, others:5
1 German subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
 Good: 124 votes (sub:71, dub:44, ?:1, raw:1, others:7
2 Dutch subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 German dubbed
 Decent: 45 votes (dub:22, sub:21, ?: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 (sub:6, dub: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 729 users, rank: #1419 (of 6418)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.102 (Good), std. dev.: 1.6884, rank: #2163 (of 6417)
Weighted mean: 7.060 (Good), rank: #2144 (of 6417) (seen all: 7.09 / seen some: 5.16 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.073 (Good), rank: #1950 (of 4884)
Vintage: 1991 
Release dates: We have 4
Ending Theme:
"走れ自転車" by 小川美潮 
Official website:
Roujin Z (Apr 16, 2002)
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High-def Roujin Z (Mar 13, 2005)
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CPM Release Dates (Apr 26, 2002)
New Release Dates (Nov 7, 2001)
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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 Assistance:
Ashi Productions 
Magic Bus 
Animation Production: APPP 
Finish Animation: Hana Pro 
Photography: IMG 
English staff
English companies
Dubbing Director: Michael Bakewell 
Executive producer:
John O'Donnell 
Laurence Guinness 
Producer: Stephanie Shalofsky 

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 
Digital Premastering: Crush Digital Video 
Madman Entertainment (Australia) 
Manga Entertainment (UK) 
Dub Producer: Manga Entertainment 
DVD Menu Design: Crush Digital Video 
Licensed by:
Central Park Media 
Kaze (UK) 
Recording Studio: Manga Entertainment 
English cast
Allan Wenger as Terada 
Barbara Barnes as Nobuko 
Ian Thompson as Takazawa 
Jana Carpenter as Norie 
Nicolette McKenzie as Haru 

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
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) 
Les studios de Saint Maur 
S.T.A.R.T. (old dub) 
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Translation: Josep Llurba (Catalan dub) 
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
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
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
Distributor: Manga DVD 
Dutch cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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