Noir (TV)

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Alternative title:
Нуар (Russian)
ノワール (Japanese)
黑色天使 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Mireille Bouquet is a professional assassin, and a very good one at that. But when she follows up an E-mail from a young Japanese girl named Kirika Yumura, inviting her to take "a pilgrimage to the past", her life becomes even more dangerous than it already is. Now, with a haunting melody invoking the memory of an event long past, Mireille and Kirika decide to work together to find the truth about a thousand-year-old organization that has controlled both of their lives since before they were born. And the only clue in their search, the only thing Kirika remembers about herself, becomes their working codename: a name designating an ancient fate, of two maidens who reign over death—Noir.
User Ratings: 2872 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 457 votes (sub:321, dub:112, raw:4, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:17
4 German dubbed
3 French subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
2 German subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French dubbed
 Excellent: 607 votes (sub:373, dub:199, raw:6, ?:4, others:25
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5 Spanish subtitled
4 German dubbed
3 Spanish dubbed
2 French dubbed
2 French subtitled
2 German subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
 Very good: 605 votes (sub:396, dub:178, ?:8, edit.dub:3, raw:2, others:18
5 German dubbed
4 Spanish dubbed
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
 Good: 540 votes (sub:345, dub:162, ?:6, raw:4, others:23
7 Portuguese subtitled
4 Polish subtitled
4 French subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
2 German dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 French dubbed
 Decent: 273 votes (sub:179, dub:79, ?:3, raw:2, others:10
3 Spanish dubbed
2 French subtitled
2 German dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 So-so: 186 votes (sub:123, dub:58, others:5
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
 Not really good: 60 votes (sub:37, dub:18, raw:2, others:3
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
 Weak: 86 votes (sub:56, dub:24, ?:1, others:5
2 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Bad: 39 votes (sub:27, dub:11, others:1
1 Portuguese dubbed
 Awful: 13 votes (sub:7, dub:4, others:2
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
 Worst ever: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:1, ?:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 5411 users, rank: #130 (of 6233)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.594 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.9394, rank: #1077 (of 6228)
Weighted mean: 7.495 (Good+), rank: #1125 (of 6228) (seen all: 7.78 / seen some: 6.50 / won't finish: 4.36)
Bayesian estimate: 7.495 (Good+), rank: #911 (of 4685)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Episode titles: We have 26
2001-04-06 to 2001-09-28
2004-04-05 to 2004-06-29 (Germany, VIVA)
2004-12-12 (France Air Date)
2006-04-24 to 2006-10-16 (Animax Latin America)
2006-10-16 (Spain - Buzz Channel)
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"Coppelia no Hitsugi" (コッペリアの柩; "Coppelia's Casket") by ALI Project
Ending Theme:
"Kirei na Kanjō" (きれいな感情; "Beautiful Emotions") by Akino Arai
Insert song:
"canta per me" by Yuriko Kaida
"lullaby" by Yuriko Kaida
"salva nos" by Yuriko Kaida
Links: We have 5
Trivia: We have 10
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 9
Noir is the first entry in Koichi Mashimo's/Bee Train's "girls-with-guns" trilogy; Madlax is the second and El Cazador de la Bruja is the third.
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    Noir - Complete Collection [Anime Classics] (Blu-Ray) 2015-04-14 (from $28.78)
DVD (Region 1)
    Noir - Shades Of Darkness [Mini] (DVD) 2004-06-15
    Noir - Complete Collection (Classic Line) (DVD) 2011-04-26 (from $27.38)
    Noir - Shades of Darkness (DVD 1) 2003-02-18 (from $1.79)
    Noir - Shades of Darkness DVD + Empty Artbox + Tshirt (DVD 1) 2003-02-18
    Noir - The Hit List (DVD 2) 2003-04-08 (from $23.88)
    Noir - The Hit List [Mini] (DVD 2) 2004-08-03 (from $6.99)
    Noir - Death Warrant (DVD 4) 2003-06-24 (from $23.98)
    Noir - Terminal Velocity (DVD 5) 2003-08-05 (from $23.88)
    Noir - Cloaks & Daggers (DVD 6) 2003-09-16 (from $9.99)
    Noir - High Definition (DVD 1) 2005-03-08
    Noir - The Firing Chamber (DVD 3) 2003-05-13 (from $23.88)
    Noir - The End of the Matter (DVD 7) 2003-10-28 (from $1.99)
    Noir - Complete Collection (Thinpak) (DVD 1-7) 2005-06-14
    Noir - Complete Collection (DVD 1-7) 2008-06-17 (from $39.95)
    Noir - Original Soundtrack I (OST) 2005-05-03
    Noir - CD Soundtrack 2 (OST) 2005-09-06

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Koichi Mashimo
Script: Ryoe Tsukimura
Hideyo Yamamoto (6 episodes
eps 6, 12, 15-16, 20, 24

Itsuro Kawasaki (eps 3, 8-9)
Koichi Mashimo (eps 1, 7)
Masaki Tachibana (5 episodes
eps 2, 13, 18, 22, 25

Shinya Kawamo (ep 21)
Shunsuke Tada (eps 5, 11)
Toshiro Kawasaki (eps 23, 26)
Yuki Arie (as Yuuki Arie; eps 4, 10, 19)
Episode Director:
Hideyo Yamamoto (6 episodes
eps 6, 12, 15-16, 20, 24

Itsuro Kawasaki (eps 3, 8-9)
Koichi Mashimo (ep 1)
Masaki Tachibana (5 episodes
eps 2, 7, 13, 18, 22

Shinya Kawamo (5 episodes
eps 5, 11, 17, 21, 25

Toshiro Kawasaki (eps 23, 26)
Yuki Arie (as Yuuki Arie; 6 episodes
eps 4, 10, 14, 19, 23, 26

Hitoshi Konno (Violin)
Yuki Kajiura
Yuriko Kaida (Vocals)
Original Concept: Ryoe Tsukimura
Art Director: Toshihisa Koyama
Mechanical design: Kenji Teraoka
Sound Director: Koichi Mashimo
Director of Photography:
Kenji Takehara
Seiichi Morishita
Producer: Shigeru Kitayama

Animation: Yoko Kikuchi (OP)
Animation producer:
Kuninori Egawa
Meiri Kanbayashi
Art Assistant: Yoshimi Umino
Assistant Episode Director:
Hideyo Yamamoto (ep 1)
Masaki Tachibana (ep 1)
Shinya Kawamo (ep 1)
Yuki Arie (as Yuuki Arie)
Color Coordination: Yumiko Katayama
Key Animation:
Kazuya Tsurumaki (ep 26)
Minako Shiba
Tetsuya Takeuchi (5 episodes
eps 7, 11, 17-18, 21

Tokuyuki Matsutake (OP; ep 20)
Mechanical animation Director: Kenji Teraoka
Music Director: Masao Fukuda
Music Performance: Ayano Kasahara (Cello)
Kyoichi Sato (Drums)
Masayoshi Furukawa (A. Guitar)
Tomoharu 'Jr' Takahashi (Bass)
Daisuke Horino (eps 2-26 even)
Fumiyo Baba (eps 2-24 even)
Hitoshi Saito (13 episodes
eps 2-24 even, 25

Katsuaki Kamata (eps 2-26 even)
Katsutoshi Ooi (eps 1-23 odd)
Koji Sawada (eps 2-26 even)
Masayuki Iwata (eps 2-26 even)
Mikako Kamio (eps 2-24 even)
Miyuki Nagashima (eps 1-25 odd)
Risa Yamagata (eps 1-23 odd)
Satoshi Kunitsune (ep 25)
Satoshi Morimoto (eps 1-23 odd, 26)
Tadashi Ono (eps 1-25 odd)
Takashi Aoki (eps 1-25 odd)
Tatsuya Kikuchi (eps 1-25 odd)
Planning: Shiro Sasaki
Sound Effects: Masaru Urahata
Sound Producer: Toru Nakano
Sound Production Manager: Takeshi Takadera
Special Effects: Masahiro Murakami
Theme Song Arrangement:
Hisaaki Hogari
Mikiya Katakura
Theme Song Composition:
Akino Arai
Mikiya Katakura
Theme Song Lyrics:
Akino Arai
Arika Takarano
Theme Song Performance:
Akino Arai (ED)
Ali Project (OP)
Houko Kuwashima as Kirika Yumura
Kotono Mitsuishi as Mireille Bouquet

Aya Hisakawa as Chloe
TARAKO as Altena

Ai Satou as Marguerite
Banjou Ginga as Remy Breffort
Emi Shinohara as Marennes
Fumihiko Tachiki as Killam
Hikaru Miyata as Jean Jacque Legrand
Hiroshi Ito as Reimann
Hiroshi Kamiya as Dominiques
Hiroshi Yanaka as Pierre Cressoa
Hiroya Ishimaru as Madran
Hisao Egawa as Paolo
Hitoshi Takagi as Edringer
Houchu Ohtsuka as Claude Feyder
Katsumi Chou as Francesco
Katsunosuke Hori as Nazerov
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Beltonie
Koichi Sakaguchi as
Kotono Mitsuishi as Odette Bouquet
Kouichi Nagano as
Masako Katsuki as Borne
Masaru Ikeda as Yun
Mika Itou as Rosalie
Naoya Uchida as Hammond
Osamu Kobayashi as Salvatore
Rokuro Naya as Zellner
Ryunosuke Ohbayashi as Arberl Dukus
Taimei Suzuki as Distan
Takashi Taniguchi as Izudin
Takeshi Watabe as Tristan
Takuma Suzuki as Rolan
Taro Arakawa as Galle
Tomoyuki Kouno as
Toshihiko Seki as Milosh Habel (ep 13)
Urara Takano as Shaoli
Yoshiko Asai as Mary
Yousuke Akimoto as General Kanora
Yuji Fujishiro as Yubell
Yumi Touma as Silvana "Intoccabile" Gleone (eps 8-9)
Yuriko Yamaguchi as Paulette
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Bee Train
Backgrounds: Production AI
Distributor: Victor Entertainment
Film Processing: Imagica
Music Production: Victor Entertainment
Original Titles: Maki Productions
Photography: Studio Twinkle
Production Cooperation: M.S.C. (eps 8-9)
Recording Studio: Procen Studio
Sound Producer: HALF H·P STUDIO
Titles: Maki Pro
Video Editing:
Video Tech
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Matt Greenfield
Art Director: Ruby Halipoto
ADR Script: Matt Greenfield
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams
Producer: Matt Greenfield

Hilary Haag (eps 15-16)
Matt Greenfield (eps 15-16)
Monica Rial (eps 15-16)
Shelley Calene-Black (eps 15-16)
Tiffany Grant (eps 15-16)
Creative Director:
Chris Hawley
David Del Rio
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Graphics: Larry Koteff
DVD Producer: David Williams
FUNimation Re-Release Trailer: Alexis Tipton (Vocals)
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Project Translator: Shoko Oono
Recording engineer:
Cesar Inserny
David Grundy
Sound Design: Christopher Bourque
Subtitle Script: Andrew Kent
Monica Rial as Kirika Yumura
Shelley Calene-Black as Mireille Bouquet

Hilary Haag as Chloe
Tiffany Grant as Altena

Andy McAvin as
Cressoy (ep 2)
Don Marco
Charles Kennedy as
Roshman (ep 12)
Christine M. Auten as Belladonna
David LeMaster as Ricardo
Dean Turner as Driver
Derek Degeyter as
Rene (ep 14)
Don'l Johnson as Guerrilla
Emily Carter-Essex as Margaret
Frank Page as Don Lucio
George Manley as
Bertonie (ep 17)
Informant (ep 10)
Soldats Man (ep 22)
Illich Guardiola as
Guerilla (ep 7)
James Marshall as Man in Flashback
Jason Douglas as
Feyder (ep 14)
Henri's Father
Public Prosecutor (ep 10)
Jay Hickman as
Guerilla (ep 7)
Milosh (ep 13)
John Gremillion as
Guerilla (ep 7)
John Kaiser as
D'Estaing (ep 10)
Soldats' Man (ep 11)
John Swasey as
Dux (ep 3)
Reimann (ep 12)
Salvatore (ep 8)
John Tyson as Council Member D
Kelly Manison as
Henri's Mother
Kevin Charles as Council Member B
Kevin Corn as Henri
Kira Vincent-Davis as
Russian Boy (ep 6)
Young Nazarov (ep 6)
Laura Chapman as Paulette
Laura Scott as Borne (24-26)
Mandy Clark as Rosalie
Marcy Bannor as Old Lady (ep 18)
Marcy Rae as Old Woman
Mark X Laskowski as
Security Guard Kicked in Balls
Matt Culpepper as Dupois
Melinda DeKay as Mary
Mike Kleinhenz as Legrand
Mike Vance as Hammond
Nathan Parmer as Waiter
Phil Ross as Bartender
Randy Sparks as Tanner
Rick Peeples as
Old Man
Zellner (ep 12)
Rob Mungle as
Izuddin (ep 7)
Rocard (ep 2)
Robert Anderson as
2nd Bodyguard (ep 12)
Ron Howald as Andre
Ross Walton as Associate
Sasha Paysinger as Village Girl
Scott White as Galle
Sean O'Neel as Vint
Sheri Sims as
Mireille Bouquet (Young)
Russian Girl
Ted Pfister as
Minister Song (ep 15)
Nazarov (ep 6)
Tiffany Grant as Store Clerk
Tiffany Terrell as Marennes
Vic Mignogna as
Victor Carsrud as

English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming:
Anime News Network
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
French staff
French cast
Helene Bizot as Kirika Yumura
Nathalie Bienaime as Mireille Bouquet

Olivia Dutron as Altena
Pascale Chemin as Chloé
Pascale Duchemin as Chloe

Alain Floret as
Homme de l'organisation
Membre de la mafia chinoise
Bruno Magne as
Albert Dux
Jean-Jacques Legrand
Christine Paris as Marlène
Danièle Hazan as
Vieille femme
Eric Missoffe as
Claude (Mirielle's uncle)
François Jaubert as
Chef de l'organisation
Homme de Soldat
Gérard Surugue as
Jacques Bernard as Tristan
Laurence Bréheret as
Femme du cimetière
Fille du président
Marie-Annick Mahé as Silvana
Nathalie Bleynie as
Philippe Roullier as Zellner

French companies
Canal +
Gong (from May 2009)
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Claudia Nieto as Mireille Bouquett
Jaione Insausti as Kirika Yumura (Spain dub)
Maria Teresa Hernandez as Kirika Yuumura
Mónica Erdozia as Mireille Bouquet (Spain dub)

Ana Begoña Eguileor as Chloe (Spain dub)
Citlalli Godoy as Altena
Maribel Legarreta as Altena (Spain dub)
Rebeca Aponte as Cloe 

Anabel Peña as Henri's mother (ep 2)
Angel Balam as Tanner (ep 4)
Armando Volcanes as
Francescco (ep 8)
Yun (ep 16)
Yuri Nazarov (ep 6)
Aura Caamaño as Belladona (eps 3, 5)
Carlos Arraiz as
Jean Jacque Legrand (ep 2)
Vanel (ep 5)
Carlos Vitale as Ghali (ep 13)
Claudia Nieto as Mireille Bouquet 
Edilu Martinez as Odette Bouquet (eps 25-26)
Elena Diaz Toledo as
Marguerite (ep 22)
Shaoli (eps 15-16)
Gonzalo Fumero as
Guerrilla (ep 7)
Heinz (ep 12)
Guillermo Martínez as George Madeline (ep 17)
Héctor Indriago as Wellman (ep 4)
Isabel Vara as Marie (ep 17)
Jhaidy Barboza as Mireille Bouquet (child)
José Granadillo as
Dominicco (eps 8-9)
Foster (ep 4)
Henri's father (ep 2)
Milosh Havel (ep 13)
Shalnar (ep 12)
Soldat (eps 19-20, 22)
Jose Manuel Vieira as Remmy Breffort (eps 23, 25)
Juan Guzmán as Judge D'Estaing (ep 10)
Kahiamal Martínez as Guerrilla (ep 7)
Ledner Belisario as Pierre Cressoy (ep 2)
Lileana Chacón as
Rosalie de Hammond (ep 4)
Silvana Greone "la Intoccabile" (eps 8-9)
Luis Carreño as Claude Feyder (eps 14-15)
Luis Pérez Pons as
Old man
Sibolt (ep 22)
luis miguel perez as
Casper Edlinger (ep 19)
Dupois (ep 14)
President Hammond (ep 4)
Maite Guedes as Marina (Marennes) (eps 24-26)
Manu Heras as Voice-over (Spain dub)
Maria Teresa Hernandez as Kirika Yumura 
Melanie Henriquez as
Borne (eps 24-26)
Henri (ep 2)
Mercedes Prato as Paulette (ep 13)
Rebeca Aponte as Chloe 
Renzo Jiménez as Soldat (eps 19-22)
Rolman Bastidas as Burke (ep 4)
Ruben Leon as Albert Dux (ep 3)

Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Buzz Channel (Spain)
Distributor: Selecta Visión (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: K2000 (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión (Spain)
Internet Streaming:
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
German staff
German cast
Synchronregie & Dialogbuch: Susanna Sandvoss
Kathrin Filzen as Kirika Yuumaru
Tolilah Jolas as Mireille Bouquet

Michelle Sterr as Chloe

Dieter Memel as Dieter Reimann (General)
Jörg Stuttman as
Jean-Jacques Le Grand
Mr. Hammond
Kathrin Simon as Altena
Manfred Trilling as Pierre Cressoy
Martina Dunker as Borne (Ordensschwester)
Michaela Amler as Silvana
Thomas Rauscher as Konrad Zellner
German companies
Broadcaster: VIVA (2004-04-05 to 2004-06-29)
Dubbing: Circle of Arts
Dutch staff
Dutch cast
Production Coordination: Jeroen Schiffer
Dutch companies
Distributor: Dybex
Russian staff
Russian companies
Distributor: Mega-Anime
Russian cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Dubbing Director: Wellington Lima
Angelica Santos as Mireille Bouquet
Luciana Baroli as Kirika Yumura

Letícia Quinto as Chloe

Adriana Pissardini as Silvana "Intocabile"
Cecília Lemes as Belladonna
Elcio Sodré as Dux
Fábio Moura as Jean Jacque Legrand
Wellington Lima as Cressoir
Portuguese companies
Dubbing Studio: Álamo
Translation: JBC
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
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