Mezzo Forte (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Balas Ardentes (Portuguese) 
Balas Ardientes (Spanish) 
Hard Rock (French) 
Mezzo Forte: Красотки-головорезы (Russian) 
ميزو فورتي (Arabic) 
メゾフォルテ (Japanese) 
메조포르테 (Korean) 
Genres: action , erotica 
Themes: cyberpunk , girls with guns , rape 
Objectionable content: Pornography
Plot Summary: Mikura, a member of a mercenary team, is asked to kidnap a baseball owner, Momokichi Momoi. The problem is that Momokichi is well connected with the mob and his daughter, Momomi, is a skilled shooter. Mikura and her team have to find a way to get the mission done and they might have a way. 
User Ratings: 772 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 19 votes (sub:15, dub:4)
 Excellent: 88 votes (sub:55, dub:27, edit.dub:2, others:4
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Very good: 196 votes (sub:128, dub:55, edit.dub:3, raw:1, others:9
6 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
 Good: 217 votes (sub:139, dub:69, edit.dub:1, ?:1, raw:1, others:6
3 Russian dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
 Decent: 140 votes (sub:83, dub:51, edit.dub:1, ?:1, raw:1, others:3
1 French dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 So-so: 42 votes (sub:30, dub:9, ?:2, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 23 votes (sub:17, dub:5, ?:1)
 Weak: 31 votes (sub:22, dub:8, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Bad: 12 votes (sub:11, dub:1)
 Awful: 3 votes (dub:3)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1462 users, rank: #762 (of 6233)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.905 (Good), std. dev.: 1.6805, rank: #2706 (of 6228)
Weighted mean: 6.867 (Good), rank: #2690 (of 6228) (seen all: 6.89 / seen some: 5.21 / won't finish: 5.09)
Bayesian estimate: 6.878 (Good), rank: #2413 (of 4685)
Running time: 29 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 2 
Vintage: 2000-05-25 to 2001-06-25 
Release dates: We have 12
Links: We have 16
Trivia: We have 3
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 1
Two versions were released in the U.S. - a general release and a "Director's Cut" edition, which includes three minutes of footage not suitable for minors. In addition, an International Version was released in Japan on July 23, 2004. This version includes 20 minutes of extra footage, but none of the adult scenes found in the Director's Cut. 
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DVD (Region 1)
    Kite and Mezzo Forte - Double-Disc Umetsu Collection (DVD) 2008-03-04 (from $14.99)
    Kite and Mezzo Forte - Double-Disc Umetsu Collection [Uncut] (DVD) 2008-03-04
    Mezzo Forte [Edited] (DVD) 2001-11-13
    Mezzo Forte [Edited] w/ T-Shirt (DVD) 2006-02-14
    Mezzo Forte [Uncut] (DVD) 2001-11-13 (from $22.46)
    Mezzo Forte [Uncut] w/ T-Shirt (DVD) 2006-02-14 (from $29.99)
    Mezzo Forte [Edited] (Dub.VHS) 2001-11-13
    Mezzo Forte [Uncut] (Dub.VHS) 2001-11-13

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yasuomi Umetsu 
Screenplay: Yasuomi Umetsu 
Storyboard: Yasuomi Umetsu 
Unit Director: Monjiro Kogarashi 
Music: Toru Shura 
Original story: Yasuomi Umetsu 
Character Design: Yasuomi Umetsu 
Animation Director: Yasuomi Umetsu 
Sound Director: Kei Mayuzuni 
Director of Photography: Hisao Kuroi 
Executive producer:
Kaio Kaneki 
Yudai Amachi 
Assistant Dramatization: Hideaki Kushi 
Assistant producer: Shintaro Nozaki 
Color Coordination:
Akihiro Nakata 
Kimiko Kitazawa 
Color Model: Koichiro Nagano 
Dramatization: Monjiro Kogarashi 
Editing: Hiroshi Honda 
Production Assistant: Taishi Kunori 
Production Design: Shigeru Ikehata 
Recording: Osamu Ichikawa 
Recording Assistant:
Chikako Abe (ep 1) 
Erina Watanabe (ep 2) 
Supervision: Dr. Pochi 
Taichirou Hirokawa as Kenichi Kurokawa 
Takumi Yamazaki as Tomohisa Harada 
Tomoko Kotani as Mikura Suzuki 

Norio Wakamoto as Hirooka 
Rie Ishizuka as Momomi Momoi 
Shozo Iizuka as Momokichi Momoi 

Japanese companies
Co-Production: ARMS 
Production: Green Bunny 
Recording Facility: Tavac Studio 
Sound Production: Arts Production 
English cast
English staff
Director: Paul Waxman 
ADR Director: Eric P. Sherman 
Masumi Doeda 
Executive producer:
Gary Sierra 
John Sirabella 
ADR Editor: Francis Cherry 
Chief Recording Engineer: Francis Cherry 
B. Splice 
Beth Salem 
Engineering Assistant:
Matthew J. Mondrick 
Timothy Wildman 
Graphic Design:
Meredith Mulroney 
Ohata Girl 
Production Assistant:
Anna Yamamoto 
Roller Girl 
Production manager:
Scotie Mack 
Scott Marchfeld 
Scottie Mack 
Production Supervision:
Jharmoni Magasaki 
Sean Molyneaux 
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark Rozett 
Felix Cooper as Kenichi Kurokawa 
Jim Taggert as Tomohisa Harada 
Lynn Fischer as Momomi Momoi 
Marie Court as Mikura Suzuki (Love Scene Voice Double) 
Tina Dixon as Mikura Suzuki 

John Smallberries as Momokichi Momoi 

Anthony Mozdy as
Bob Bobson as
Guy in toilet stall 
David Orozco as
Bodyguard A 
Urinal Guy 
G. Gordon Baer as Bodyguard 
James Lyon as
Bodugyard B 
Lex Lang as Bodyguard 
Melvin Katt as Detective 
Michelle Ruff as
Little Girl 
Sex Robot 
William Frederick as Emoto 
English companies
ADR Production: Dirty Dog Productions 
Casting: Love-Chan Casting 
AnimeWorks (Regular Version) 
Kitty Media (Director's Cut Version) 
Madman Entertainment (Australia) 
Licensed by: Media Blasters 
Production: Bang Zoom! Entertainment 
French staff
French companies
Distributor: Banzaï 
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain) 
Spanish cast
Russian staff
Russian companies
Production: MC Entertainment 
Russian cast
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