Otogi Zoshi (TV)

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    Otogizoushi (manga)

Alternative title:
Fairytale Book
OTOGI ZOSHI - The Legend of Magatama
Otogizoushi (Japanese)
Древняя легенда (Russian)
お伽草子 (Japanese)
御伽草子 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Themes: historical
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: The time is 972 A.D. in Kyoto, the capital of ancient Japan. Kyoto is becoming a corrupt and run-down city; selfish samurai and onmyoji, who care only about gaining political power are everywhere. To make matters worse the city is suffering from famine and widespread disease. Unable to ignore the condition of the city any longer, the Imperial Court decides to send Minamoto no Raiko, a famous samurai well-known for his archery skills, to recover a legendary gem said to hold mysterious power to save the world. However Raiko also falls ill to disease. Instead his youngest sister, Hikaru, decides secretely to make the journey in his place. Hikaru meets many people, and has many adventures while on her trip for the legendary gem.
User Ratings: 409 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 20 votes (sub:15, dub:4, others:1
1 Chinese mandarin subtitled
)
 Excellent: 61 votes (sub:43, dub:16, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 109 votes (sub:71, dub:33, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 100 votes (sub:71, dub:23, raw:2, ?:1, others:3
2 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Decent: 56 votes (sub:39, dub:14, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 So-so: 23 votes (sub:13, dub:7, raw:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Not really good: 12 votes (sub:9, dub:3)
 Weak: 22 votes (sub:14, dub:5, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 875 users, rank: #1145 (of 5921)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.078 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7975, rank: #2076 (of 5914)
Weighted mean: 7.021 (Good), rank: #2062 (of 5914) (seen all: 7.17 / seen some: 6.77 / won't finish: 5.40)
Bayesian estimate: 7.036 (Good), rank: #1847 (of 4462)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage: 2004-07-06
Opening Theme:
"Zen" by Attack Haus
#02: "Ashita wa Kyou to Onaji Mirai" by Gomes the Hitman (eps 14-)
Ending Theme:
"Hoshi ni Negai o" by Chieko Kawabe
#02: "Cry Baby" by Chieko Kawabe (eps 14-)
Trivia: We have 10
Comment:
Otogizoushi has two arcs of 13 episodes each. The first 13 episodes, the Heian arc is set in the Heian period of Japan, while the next 13 episodes, the Tokyo arc is set in modern-day Tokyo with reincarnations of the characters from the first 13 episodes.
The last two episodes are TV specials, not regular episodes.
Reviews:
Otogi Zoshi DVD 4 (Sep 24, 2005)
Otogi Zoshi DVD 1 (May 9, 2005)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Otogi Zoshi - DVD 1 + Box (DVD 1) 2005-03-15 (from $4.99)
    Otogi Zoshi - Legend of the Magatama (DVD 1) 2005-03-15 (from $3.49)
    Otogi Zoshi - Enemy Shores (DVD 2) 2005-05-10 (from $3.49)
    Otogi Zoshi - Burning the Past (DVD 3) 2005-07-12 (from $15.27)
    Otogi Zoshi - Modern History (DVD 4) 2005-09-13 (from $17.26)
    Otogi Zoshi - Crossing Boundaries (DVD 5) 2005-11-15 (from $3.49)
    Otogi Zoshi - Full Circle (DVD 6) 2006-01-17 (from $3.49)
    Otogi Zoshi - Collection 1: Heian Arc (DVD 1-3) 2008-09-09 (from $10.04)
    Otogi Zoshi - Collection Of Ages (DVD 1-6) 2010-03-30 (from $23.01)
    Otogi Zoshi - Premium Box (DVD 1-6) 2006-04-11 (from $74.71)
    Otogi Zoshi - Collection 2: Tokyo Arc (DVD 4-6) 2008-10-14 (from $9.72)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director:
Hisashi Ezura (Heian arc OP)
Mizuho Nishikubo
Tetsuya Nishio (Tokyo arc OP)
Script:
Hidetoshi Kezuka (eps 12, 15, 23)
Jun'ichi Fujisaku (6 episodes
eps 3, 5, 9, 14, 19, 22
)

Midori Gotou (6 episodes
eps 4, 7, 11, 16, 20, 25
)

Yoshiki Sakurai (6 episodes
eps 1, 6, 13, 18, 24, 26
)

Yutaka Oomatsu (5 episodes
eps 2, 8, 10, 17, 21
)

Storyboard:
Atsushi Wakabayashi (5 episodes
eps 6-7, 11, 16, 20
)

Hideyo Yamamoto (eps 12, 23)
Jun Takahashi (eps 10, 15)
Jun'ichi Sakata (eps 4, 19)
Junya Koshiba (eps 5, 18)
Kou Matsuzono (ep 22)
Masahiro Ando (ep 25)
Mizuho Nishikubo (eps 1, 13)
Naoki Yamaguchi (ep 26)
Saburo Hashimoto (ep 2)
Shinsuke Terasawa (ep 17)
Tetsuya Nishio (Tokyo arc OP)
Yoriyasu Kogawa (4 episodes
eps 3, 8, 14, 21
)

Yuu Kou (eps 9, 24)
Episode Director:
Hideyo Yamamoto (4 episodes
eps 3, 7, 12, 23
)

Jun Takahashi (6 episodes
eps 1, 4, 10, 14-15, 19
)

Junya Koshiba (eps 5, 13, 18)
Kaoru Suzuki (ep 22)
Nanako Shimazaki (ep 21)
Saburo Hashimoto (eps 2, 8, 11)
Shinsuke Terasawa (eps 6, 17)
Takeshi Sakurayama (ep 16)
Toshihiko Nishikubo (ep 26)
Yumi Kamakura (eps 20, 25)
Yuu Kou (eps 9, 24)
Music:
Hideki Taniuchi
Kenji Kawai (Tokyo arc)
Original Character Design: Shou Tajima
Character Design: Kazuchika Kise
Art Director: Shichiro Kobayashi
Chief Animation Director: Kazuchika Kise
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi
Director of Photography: Miki Sakuma

3D Animation: Kaoru Matsumoto (Heian arc OP)
Animation Supervisor:
Akiharu Ishii (ep 1)
Haruko Iizuka (ep 9)
Hideki Ito (ep 17)
Hiroyuki Horiuchi (ep 5)
Kazuchika Kise (ep 16)
Koichi Hatsumi (ep 19)
Koichi Maruyama (ep 12)
Mamoru Sasaki (ep 21)
Masayuki Sato (eps 4, 13, 23)
Shinichi Miyamae (ep 25)
Shinsuke Terasawa (eps 11, 22)
Takahiro Chiba (ep 20)
Takashi Saijo (eps 2, 8)
Tooru Ookubo (4 episodes
eps 3, 7, 14, 24
)

Toshiyuki Yahagi (eps 10, 15, 26)
Youko Satou (ep 6)
Yuki Kinoshita (ep 18)
Assistant Mixing Engineer: Noboru Hamaguchi
Assistant producer: Mikiko Kobayashi
Casting Management: Jun Maki (Mouse Promotion)
Color design: Kumiko Yusa
Editing: Taeko Hamauzu
In-Between Check: Takashi Isomatsu (ep 7)
In-Between Supervisor: Junko Nishimura (6 episodes
eps 1, 6, 10, 15, 21, 26
)

Key Animation:
Akiko Asaki (Heian arc OP)
Hiroyuki Horiuchi (Heian arc OP)
Hiroyuki Okiura (Heian arc OP)
Shinya Ohira (eps 6, 12)
Takafumi Hori (eps 1, 12, 17)
Takashi Mukouda (eps 12, 17)
Tetsuya Nishio (Tokyo arc OP)
Tomokazu Sugimura (ep 6)
Toshiyuki Inoue (Heian arc OP)
Yasunori Miyazawa (ep 1)
Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Heian arc OP)
Layout: Mao Lamdo
Line Producer: Tetsuya Nakatake
Material Coordinator: Masahiro Kawashima
Mix Engineer: Jiro Miyazawa
Production Committee:
Hiroyuki Nakano (Production I.G)
Hiroyuki Ueno (NTV)
Kenichi Takasu (Production I.G)
Machiko Shibata (VAP)
Michiru Ishikawa (Production I.G)
Rieko Ono (NTV)
Tetsu Kanuma (Production I.G)
Toru Horikoshi (NTV)
Yōko Takashima (NTV)
Yukiko Kimishima (NTV)
Production Desk: Yukiya Sakikawa
Rough Key Animation: Mao Lamdo
Series Framework Supervisor: Yoshiki Sakurai
Sound Effects: Michihiro Ito (Sound Ring)
Sound Production: Nobue Yoshinaga (Foinse Co., Ltd.)
Special Effects: Sumie Murakami (Heian arc OP)
Theme Song Performance:
Attack Haus (OP#1)
Chieko Kawabe (ED)
Visual Effects: Hisashi Ezura (Tokyo arc OP)
Fumie Mizusawa as Minamoto no Hikaru
Kan Tokumaru as Abe no Seimei
Kenta Miyake as Watanabe no Tsuna
Shinichiro Miki as Mansairaku

Kumi Sakuma as Urabe no Suetake
Ooki Sugiyama as Usui no Sadamitsu
Shinichiro Miki as Minamoto no Raikou
Wasabi Mizuta as Kintarou
Yasunori Matsumoto as Shuten Doji/Man in Samui

Atsushi Kakehashi as
Announcer(eps 17, 21)
Policeman(ep 14)
Station staff B(ep 23)
Chihiro Kusaka as Announcer(ep 16)
Daisuke Hirakawa as Imperial Guard(ep 10)
Daisuke Kirii as Onmyoji B(ep 11)
Eiji Maruyama as
Old Man(ep 16)
Regent
Eri Oono as
Weather Lady(ep 16)
Woman(ep 8)
Hiroshi Naka as
Janitor(ep 17)
Minister of The Right
Police A(ep 20)
Kaho Kouda as Ibaraki
Katsumi Tyou as Stationmaster(ep 23)
Keiji Okuda as Pirate(ep 5)
Ken Uo as
Police A(ep 18)
Santa Claus(ep 22)
Station staff A(ep 23)
Kenichi Mochizuki as
Court Noble
Imperial Guard B(ep 4)
Onmyoji(ep 10)
Onmyoji C(ep 12)
Kousei Hirota as Torakuma
Kurumi Mamiya as Brother(ep 16)
Makoto Ishii as
Bystander B(ep 18)
Onlooker B(ep 18)
Makoto Naruse as Youth B(ep 17)
Makoto Yasumura as
Arsonist(eps 17-18)
Businessman(ep 25)
Chief Cavalry(ep 10)
Contractor(ep 15)
Emperor
Entertainer(ep 3)
Imperial Guard A(ep 4)
Onmyoji A(ep 11)
Onmyoji D(ep 12)
Pirate B(ep 6)
Police(ep 23)
Soldier A(ep 7)
Tsuchigumo(ep 3)
TV Announcer - Male(ep 22)
Villager 1(ep 5)
Weather Reporter(ep 14)
Masakazu Kohara as Onboard Announcement(ep 22)
Masanori Takeda as Taromaru/Homeless Man
Masao Harada as Imperial Guard C(ep 4)
Mayumi Asano as
Kuzume(ep 3)
Nurse(ep 25)
Mitsuaki Hoshino as Homeless(ep 21)
Naomi Kusumi as Akaoni(ep 8)
Otoya Kawano as Blue Corner Fighter(ep 17)
Risa Hayamizu as Daughter 1(ep 2)
Ryoko Ono as Daughter 2(ep 2)
Sayori Ishizuka as
Akaoni's Wife(ep 8)
Announcer(ep 17)
Female Servant(ep 1)
Girl(ep 25)
Phone Voice(ep 21)
Reporter(ep 14)
Sadamitsu's Girlfriend(ep 15)
Sister(ep 16)
Store Clerk(ep 19)
Shinichiro Miki as Man in Coat
Soji Maruyama as
Man C(ep 15)
Worker(eps 21, 25)
Takayuki Kondo as Bystander A(ep 18)
Takeshi Maruyama as
Chief Imperial Guard(ep 10)
Onmyoji B(ep 12)
Soldier C(ep 7)
Tetsuo Komura as
Girl's father(ep 25)
Minamoto no Mitsunaka
Professor(ep 20)
Tomohiro Tsubai as Father(ep 17)
Tomomichi Nishimura as
Minister of The Left
Old Man(ep 14)
Toshihiko Nakajima as
Man B(ep 15)
Old Man(ep 2)
Tsugumi Higasayama as Village girl(ep 2)
Wotoya Kawano as Hoshikuma
Yasuhiro Fujiwara as
Onmyoji A(ep 12)
Pirate A(ep 6)
Soldier B(ep 7)
Villager 2(ep 5)
Yasuko Hatori as
Man in Coat(ep 15)
Narration
Yasumichi Kushida as Pirate C(ep 6)
Yasunori Matsumoto as Villager(ep 9)
Yoshiyuki Kouno as Customer(ep 25)
Youhei Oobayashi as Youth A(ep 17)
Yukiko Tagami as TV Announcer - Female(ep 22)
Yukinori Mogami as TV Detective(ep 15)
Yuuichi Nagashima as
Man A(ep 15)
Station announcement(ep 23)
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Studio Uni
Broadcaster: NTV
Music Production: VAP
Production: Production I.G
Production Cooperation:
P.A. Works (eps 20, 25)
Studio Lon (ep 16)
Tama Production (eps 2, 8, 11)
Recording Studio: Tokyo TV Center
Sound Production: Foinse
English cast
English staff
Director: Kirk Thornton
Executive producer: John Sirabella
Assistant producer: Mami Okada
Casting Director: Kaeko Sakamoto
Dialogue Editing: Humberto Zamores
DVD Art Director: Scott Marchfeld
DVD Author: Naneen Paglieri
DVD Editing: Justin Kim
DVD Production Manager: Sean Molyneaux
DVD Translation: Yuki Urakawa
DVD Translation Manager: Anna Yamamoto
Engineering Assistant: Deb Munini
Post-Production Assistant: Brian Becker
Re-Recording Engineer: Humberto Zamores
Re-Recording Mixing: Humberto Zamores
Sound Supervision: Patrick Rodman
Abe Lasser as Abe no Seimei
Julie Ann Taylor as Minamoto no Hikaru
Lex Lang as Mansairaku
Taylor Henry as Watanabe no Tsuna

Kirk Thornton as Usui no Sadamitsu
Mona Marshall as Kintaro
Steve Cannon as Minamoto no Raiko

Akira "Mark" Fujita as Police(ep 23)
Alfred Thor as
Minister of the Left
Train Expert(ep 14)
Barbara Goodson as Narration
Brian Buckings as Stationmaster(ep 23)
Cindy Robinson as Nurse
Daniel Andrews as Old Man
Dave Mallow as
Onmyoji
Tabigeinin A(ep 1)
David Keefir as Station announcement(ep 23)
David Vincent as Pirate(ep 6)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn as Ibaraki
Doug Stone as Taromaru
Ethan Murray as Emperor
Francis C. Cole as Tabigeinin B(ep 1)
J.C. Miller as
Kebiishi
Station staff official(ep 23)
Jane Alan as Kuzume
Jeffrey Stackhouse as Shuten Doji
Joey Capps as Aya's Father
Joey Lotsko as Minister of the Right
John Smallberries as
Homeless Man(ep 18)
Professor(ep 20)
Karen Thompson as
Female Anchor(ep 19)
Weather Lady(ep 16)
Weather Reporter(ep 14)
Kim Strauss as Hoshikuma
Kousei Hirota as Torakuma
Lex Lang as Man in Coat
M.A. Lovestedt as Little Boy(ep 17)
Mark Fujita as Soldier(ep 10)
Mia Bradly as Akaoni's Wife(ep 8)
Michael McConnohie as Minamoto no Mitsunaka
Nad Peter as Old Man(ep 16)
Peter Doyle as Soldier(ep 7)
Sam Regal as Shark Usui(ep 17)
Steve Kramer as
Regent
Tetsu(ep 14)
Tony Oliver as Totate(ep 3)

English companies
Broadcaster: Animax Asia
Distributor:
AnimeWorks
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Manga Entertainment (UK)
Manga Entertainment (UK) (Great Britain & Ireland)
Licensed by: Media Blasters
Korean staff
Korean companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Animax Korea
Korean cast
(none)
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Distributor: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
(none)
Tagalog cast
Tagalog staff
(none)
Hazel Hernan as Minamoto no Hikaru
Jefferson Utanes as Abe no Seimei/Mansairaku
Vincent Gutierrez as Watanabe no Tsuna

Jefferson Utanes as Minamoto no Raikou
Louie Paraboles as Usui no Sadamitsu
Marvi Medina as Urabe no Suetake
Rona Aguilar as Kintarou

Tagalog companies
Broadcaster:
Hero
QTV Channel 11 (Official)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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