Witchblade (TV)

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Alternative title:
Клинок ведьм (Russian)
ウィッチブレイド (Japanese)
魔女之刃 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Objectionable content: Intense
Copyright notice: ©2006 Top Cow Productions, Inc.•GONZO/CBC•GDH•SPWT
Plot Summary: In 22nd-Century Japan, Masane Amaha, one of the surviving catastrophe that destroyed Tokyo becomes the latest in an ancient line of women-only warriors to wield the mysterious sentient weapon known only throughout history as "the Witchblade". Protecting her little girl, she will face her worst fear ....
User Ratings: 1299 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 85 votes (sub:42, dub:41, ?:2)
 Excellent: 228 votes (sub:131, dub:92, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Very good: 382 votes (sub:221, dub:151, raw:2, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:6
2 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 Good: 289 votes (sub:156, dub:118, raw:5, ?:1, others:9
2 Italian subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 German dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Tagalog dubbed
)
 Decent: 156 votes (sub:93, dub:57, raw:1, others:5
3 German dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 68 votes (sub:42, dub:23, others:3
1 Tagalog dubbed
1 czech subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Not really good: 34 votes (sub:24, dub:7, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 Weak: 30 votes (sub:22, dub:8)
 Bad: 19 votes (sub:15, dub:4)
 Awful: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:3)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 2753 users, rank: #362 (of 6009)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.335 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.7335, rank: #1537 (of 6002)
Weighted mean: 7.220 (Good+), rank: #1639 (of 6002) (seen all: 7.48 / seen some: 6.43 / won't finish: 4.22)
Bayesian estimate: 7.222 (Good+), rank: #1456 (of 4564)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 24
Episode titles: We have 24
Vintage:
2006-04-06 to 2006-09-21
2008-01-04 to 2008-06-13 (USA - Independent Film Channel)
2009-04-13 (TV5 Animega)
2009-04-13 to 2009-05-14 (Philippines, Animega on TV5)
Opening Theme:
"XTC" by Psychic Lover
#2: "Dear Bob" by KOOLOGI (eps 14-23)
Ending Theme:
#1: "Ashita no Te (あしたの手)" by Mamiko Noto (eps 01-13)
#2: "Kutsu Himo" by Asami Yamamoto (eps 13-23)
#3: "kodou ~get closer~ (鼓動~get closer~)" by PSYCHIC LOVER (ep 24)
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 4
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 6
Comment:
Based on the American comic book published by Top Cow.
Reviews:
Witchblade DVD 6 (May 21, 2008)
Witchblade DVD 5 (Apr 28, 2008)
Witchblade DVD 4 (Feb 23, 2008)
Witchblade DVDs 2 and 3 (Dec 19, 2007)
Witchblade DVD 1 (Sep 25, 2007)
News: Show:
Sunrise Panel (Oct 15, 2011)
Madman Panel (Apr 8, 2009)
Daily Briefs (Jun 29, 2008)
Bandai Manga License (Jul 3, 2006)
Anime Expo 2006 - Gonzo (Jul 3, 2006)
Witchblade Anime Trailer (Apr 17, 2006)
Witch Blade Manga Update (Jan 30, 2006)
Witchblade Anime Website (Dec 9, 2005)
Anime Expo - Gonzo (Jul 4, 2005)
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Blu-Ray
    Witchblade - Complete Collection (Blu-Ray) 2009-11-03 (from $31.66)
    Witchblade - Complete Collection (Classic Line) (Blu-Ray) 2011-10-25 (from $25.11)
DVD (Region 1)
    Witchblade - Complete Collection (Classic Line) (DVD) 2011-10-25 (from $22.92)
    Witchblade (DVD 1) 2007-09-25 (from $3.59)
    Witchblade (DVD 2) 2007-11-06 (from $8.29)
    Witchblade (DVD 3) 2007-12-04 (from $8.24)
    Witchblade (DVD 4) 2008-01-29 (from $3.59)
    Witchblade (DVD 5) 2008-03-11 (from $3.59)
    Witchblade (DVD 6) 2008-04-29 (from $3.59)
    Witchblade - Box Set (DVD 1-6) 2008-10-28 (from $46.06)
    Witchblade + Artbox (DVD 1) 2007-09-25 (from $26.47)
    Witchblade DVD Complete Series (Hyb) - Viridian Collection- (DVD) 2010-06-15 (from $44.98)
DVD (Region 4)
    Witchblade (DVD 1) 2007-12-05

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshimitsu Ohashi
Series Composition: Yasuko Kobayashi
Script:
Kiyoko Yoshimura (5 episodes
eps 14-20 even, 21
)

Toshiki Inoue (ep 9)
Yasuko Kobayashi (18 episodes
eps 1-8, 10-13, 15, 17, 19, 22-24
)

Storyboard:
Akira Nishimori (eps 7, 18)
Hidetoshi Namura (eps 11, 21)
Hiroyuki Morita (eps 10, 14, 24)
Kazuma Fujimori (4 episodes
eps 2, 9, 15, 23
)

Koichi Chigira (ep 22)
Kunihisa Sugishima (ep 5)
Masaharu Tomoda (eps 17, 23)
Masahiro Sekino (eps 3, 20)
Satoshi Saga (ep 16)
Takahiro Tanaka (ep 8)
Takashi Sano (eps 6, 13, 19)
Tomohiro Hirata (OP, ED 1)
Yoshimitsu Ohashi (OP 1; eps 1, 24)
Episode Director:
Eiichi Kuboyama (ep 9)
Hiroatsu Agata (ep 3)
Hiroyuki Tsuchiya (ep 1)
Man Kawasaki (ep 11)
Masaharu Tomoda (eps 8, 17, 23)
Masahiro Sekino (ep 20)
Masanori Takahashi (ep 14)
Matsuo Asami (ep 18)
Naotaka Hayashi (4 episodes
eps 2, 10, 19, 24
)

Satoshi Saga (eps 6, 16)
Yasushi Shingou (ep 22)
Yoshinobu Tokumoto (ep 7)
Yukio Okazaki (ep 13)
Yuu Nobuta (eps 15, 22)
Unit Director:
Tomohiro Hirata (OP, ED 1)
Yoshimitsu Ohashi (OP)
Original creator:
Marc Silvestri
Michael Turner
Character Design: Makoto Uno
Art Director: Junichi Higashi
Chief Animation Director: Makoto Uno
Animation Director:
Akiko Nakano (ep 9)
Hiraku Kaneko (ep 16)
Makoto Uno (OP, ED 1-2; ep 24)
Masahiro Sekiguchi (ep 2)
Masahiro Yamanaka (ep 20)
Masaki Hyuga (ep 11)
Masumi Fujii (eps 4, 13, 19)
Noboru Jitsuhara (ep 5)
Shingo Suzuki (eps 1, 8, 15)
Shou Kojima (eps 10, 17, 23)
Shuzilow.HA (ep 14)
Tadashi Sakazaki (ep 21)
Tatsuya Oka (ep 7)
Toshimitsu Kobayashi (4 episodes
eps 3, 12, 18, 23
)

Yasushi Shingou (eps 6, 22)
Sound Director: Jin Aketagawa
Executive producer: Koji Kajita
Producer:
Osamu Nagai (GDH)
Shin Hieda (SkyPerfect Wellthink)
Tsuyoshi Okazaki (CBC)

2nd Key Animation: Masahiro Yamanaka (ep 24)
Assistant Animation Director:
Kazuyuki Matsubara (ep 8)
Masahiro Yamanaka (ep 14)
Masaru Koseki (ep 11)
Shinya Ogura (eps 1-3)
Color design: Yuuko Satou
Conceptual Design: Shinya Ogura
Editing: Kiyoshi Hirose
First Key Animation: Takehiro Miura (ep 15)
Mechanical animation Director: Shinya Ogura (ep 5)
Music Performance: Tomoyuki Asakawa (Harp)
Planning:
Arthur Smith (GDH)
Kenji Shimizu (SkyPerfect Well Think)
Naotsugu Kato (CBC)
Taito Okiura (Gonzo)
Setting Reseach: Shinya Ogura
Sound Effects:
Katsuhiro Nakano (Soundbox)
Naoto Yamatani (Soundbox)
Theme Song Performance:
Mamiko Noto (ED)
Psychic Lover (OP)
Akemi Kanda as Rihoko "Rico" Amaha
Mamiko Noto as Masane Amaha

Masaya Matsukaze as Yusuke Tozawa
Mie Sonozaki as Reina "Lady" Soho
Nana Mizuki as Maria
Rikiya Koyama as Reiji Takayama
Shinji Ogawa as Tatsuoki Furumizu
Shizuka Itou as Shiori Tsuzuki

Akeno Watanabe as Asagi
Aki Sasamori as Sakurai
Atsuko Yuya as Kyoko(ep 24)
Ayumu Hasegawa as Yagi
Daisuke Kirii as Michael
Daisuke Ono as Osada
Eri Nakao as Miki(ep 16)
Fumie Mizusawa as Nanako(ep 16)
Kazuhiro Nakata as Masaya Wado
Kazunari Tanaka as Excon(ep 1)
Kenichi Suzumura as Hiroki Segawa
Kenta Miyake as Nakata
Kotomi Yamakawa as Satomi(ep 16)
Maiko Itou as Mariko Natsuki
Masashi Hirose as eX-con(ep 8)
Mika Itou as Naomi
Misato Fukuen as Yuuki(ep 16)
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Excon(eps 3-4)
Ryoko Ono as Aoi
Sakiko Tamagawa as Rie Nishida
Saori Yumiba as Nora
Shouto Kashii as Chou san
Tetsu Inada as Sakuma
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Christopher Bevins
Script:
Christopher Bevins
Eric Vale
Monica Rial (as Lisa Blanchard)
Executive producer:
Gen Fukunaga
Marc Silvestri
ADR Engineer: Scott Sager
Asst. ADR Script: Chris Cason
DVD Authoring: Dylan Rogers
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez
DVD Menu Audio: Nathan Madsen
DVD Menu Design: Kris Pierce
DVD Producer: Clarine Harp
DVD Production Assistant:
Alese Johnson
Chiye Green
Head Writer: Eric Vale
Line Producer: Christopher Bevins
Mix Engineer: Adrian Cook
Talent Coordination: Tara Williams
Carrie Savage as Rihoko Amaha
Jamie Marchi as Masane Amaha

Cherami Leigh as Naomi
Christopher Bevins as Hiroki Segawa
Colleen Clinkenbeard as Reina Soho
Gwendolyn Lau as Rie Nishida
Jerry Russell as Mr. Cho
Kent Williams as Masaya Wado
Laurie Steele as Mariko Natsuki
Mark Stoddard as Reiji Takayama
Monica Rial as Maria
R Bruce Elliott as Tatsuoki "Father" Furumizu
Robert McCollum as Yusuke Tozawa

Alison Viktorin as Yuuki(ep 16)
Allison Tolman as Lab Tech(ep 14)
Andrew Haskett as Sailor(ep 23)
Anthony Bowling as Oda(eps 6-7)
Barry Yandell as Ex-Con(eps 3-4)
Bob Carter as Oda(ep 21)
Brad Hutson as Engineer(ep 23)
Brandon Potter as Sakuma(ep 8)
Brett Weaver as Akira Nakata
Brina Palencia as Nanako(ep 16)
Bruce Lewis as Staffer A
Caitlin Glass as Aoi
Chris Cason as Doctor(ep 15)
Chuck Huber as
Doctor(ep 11)
Scientist A(ep 21)
Clarine Harp as Asagi(eps 22-24)
Cynthia Cranz as
Kei
Kyoko(ep 24)
Ian Sinclair as Doctor(ep 21)
J. Michael Tatum as Michael
John Gremillion as Muraki
Josh Martin as Policeman(ep 23)
Kate Oxley as Secretary(ep 24)
Kenny Green as Writer(ep 17)
Laura Bailey as Miki(ep 16)
Leah Clark as Satomi(ep 16)
Luci Christian as Reporter(ep 24)
Mary Morgan as Lab Tech(ep 15)
Pam Dougherty as Sakurai
Scott Hinze as Ota(eps 5-7, 11, 21)
Sean Hennigan as Captain(eps 1, 3)
Stephanie Young as Nora
T.J. Colligan as Osada(eps 6-7, 11, 21)
Trina Nishimura as Shiori Tsuzuki

English companies
ADR Production: FUNimation Studios
Digital Download: Direct2Drive
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
MVM (UK)
Internet Streaming:
FUNimation Entertainment
Hulu
Translation: JN Productions
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Carmen Calvell as Rihoko "Rico" Amaha(Spain dub)
Sofia Garcia as Masane Amaha(Spain dub)

Carmen Ambrós as Maria(Spain dub)
Daniel Albiac as Hiroki Segawa(Spain dub)
Eduardo Soler as Cho(Spain dub)
Isabel Muntané as Rie Nishida(Spain dub)
Jesús López as Yuusuke Tozawa(Spain dub)
Juan José Moscoso as Masaya Wado(Spain dub)
Manel Català as Tatsuoki Furumizu(Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Reina "Lady" Soho(Spain dub)
Susana Damas as Mariko Natsuki(Spain dub)
Tasio Alonso as Reiji Takayama(Spain dub)

Ariadna Jiménez as Shiori Tsuzuki(Spain dub)
J. Ignacio Latorre as Akira Nakata(Spain dub)
José Antonio Cerdan as Yagi(Spain dub)
Mar Nicolas as Aoi(Spain dub)
María Rosa Gil as Sakurai(Spain dub)
Pilar Morales as Asagi(Spain dub)

Angel del Río(Spain dub)
Ivan Canovas(Spain dub)
Jordi Naro(Spain dub)
María Rosa Gil(Spain dub)
Oriol de Balle(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster:
Buzz Channel (Spain; 2007-09-05)
Dubbing Studio: Cristal Media (Spain dub)
Internet Streaming: Vitanime.tv
Translation: TRADUCCIONES IMPOSIBLES (Spain dub)
German staff
German cast
Dubbing Director: Richard Westerhaus (eps 1-24)

Dialogbuch: Fritz Rott
Disposition: Martina Eckert
Mixing And Postproduction Engineer: Willi Grossmann
Cordula Leisse as Masane
Kirstin Hesse as Rihoko
Kordula Leiße as Masane

René Dawn-Claude as Yusuke Tozawa
Rieke Werner as Maria

Dennis Saemann as Yagi
Edda Fischer as Aktionärsgattin(ep 5)
Gregor Höppner as Reiji Takayama
Jülide Gülgec as Naomi
Jürg Löw as Tatsuoki Furumizu
Katja Liebing as Aoi
Luise Charlotte Brings as Sakurai Satoko
Olaf Reitz as Wadou
Petra Glunz-Grosch as Mariko Natsuki
Rolf Berg as Satoshi Nakata
Silke Haupt as Shiori Tsuzuki
Silke Linderhaus as Reina Soho
Simon T. Roden as Hikori Segawa
Susanne Dobrusskin as Rie Nishida
Ulrike Hötzel as Nora
Volker Wolf as Captain
German companies
Distributor: Panini Video
Dubbing: G&G Tonstudios
Tagalog staff
Tagalog cast
(none)
Grace Cornel as Rihoko "Rico" Amaha
Marvi Medina as Masane Amaha

Bon Reyes as Yusuke Tozawa
Grace Cornel as
Maria
Shiori Tsuzuki
Rose Barin as Reina "Lady" Soho
Vincent Gutierrez as
Reiji Takayama
Tatsuoki Furumizu

Bon Reyes as Masaya Wado
Grace Cornel as
Naomi
Nora
Marvi Medina as Aoi
Robert Brillantes as
Akira Nakata
Cho-san
Hiroki Segawa
Rose Barin as
Asagi
Mariko Natsuki
Rie Nishida
Satoko Sakurai
Tagalog companies
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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