Xenosaga: The Animation (TV)

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Alternative title:
ゼノサーガ THE ANIMATION (Japanese)
Copyright notice: ©2005 NAMCO LIMITED/XENOSAGA PROJECT
Plot Summary: 4000 years have passed since humanity abandoned Earth. Forced to fight foreign lifeforms, the Gnosis, KOS-MOS is developed - a battle android with amazing capabilities. When the ship carying them is attacked, KOS-MOS activates to save her creator, Shion Uzuki. Shion and KOS-MOS take refuge on the Elsa, where they and their companions find themselves thrust into the middle of a battle involving the Gnosis, the U-TIC Organization, and their own superiors. A battle with no clear sides...
User Ratings: 716 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 13 votes (sub:10, dub:3)
 Excellent: 41 votes (sub:29, dub:10, edit.dub:1, others:1
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 Very good: 104 votes (sub:77, dub:23, raw:1, others:3
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 Good: 187 votes (sub:127, dub:50, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:7
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 Decent: 139 votes (sub:100, dub:34, raw:1, others:4
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 So-so: 85 votes (sub:65, dub:17, ?:1, others:2
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 Not really good: 53 votes (sub:38, dub:14, others:1
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 Weak: 49 votes (sub:40, dub:9)
 Bad: 34 votes (sub:25, dub:8, others:1
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 Awful: 9 votes (sub:7, dub:1, raw:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 1624 users, rank: #669 (of 6096)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.054 (Decent), std. dev.: 1.9622, rank: #4337 (of 6089)
Weighted mean: 5.987 (Decent), rank: #4546 (of 6089) (seen all: 6.21 / seen some: 5.33 / won't finish: 3.95)
Bayesian estimate: 6.015 (Decent), rank: #3971 (of 4589)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2005-01-05 to 2005-03-23
Release dates: We have 10
Ending Theme:
"in this serenity" by Mayumi Gojo
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 3
Comment:
This TV series will is based on the first instalment of the Xenosaga games, Episode I: Der Wille zur Macht.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Xenosaga - The Complete Series [S.A.V.E. Edition] (DVD) 2011-09-13 (from $119.99)
    Xenosaga - Box Set (DVD 1-3) 2008-12-23
    Xenosaga DVD Complete Series - Viridian Collection (DVD) 2010-05-11
    Xenosaga: The Animation - Enter the Gnosis (DVD 1) 2007-09-11 (from $27.29)
    Xenosaga: The Animation - Voices From the Past (DVD 2) 2007-11-13
    Xenosaga: The Animation - Free Will (DVD 3) 2008-01-15 (from $23.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Gou Koga
Director: Shigeyasu Yamauchi
Scenario: Yuichiro Takeda
Script: Yuichiro Takeda (Supervisor)
Character Design: Nobuteru Yuki
Art Director: Makoto Suwada
Animation Director:
Masahiro Sato
Masayuki Sato (Overall)
Mechanical design: Hiroyuki Taiga
Cgi Director: Naoki Miyahara
Producer:
Akira Matsui (Happynet Pictures)
Eiji Yamaoka (Toei Animation)
Hidehito Yamaoka (Toei Animation)
Saeko Matsuda (TV Asahi)
Satoshi Matsui (Happinet Pictures)
Takao Yoshizawa (Toei Animation)

Color Coordination: Kunio Tsujita
Music Performance:
Masanori Hirohara (Trombone)
Otohiko Fujita (Horn)
Tomoyuki Asakawa (Harp)
Yūta Ōno (Horn)
Production manager: Ryuichi Sugimoto
Theme Song Lyrics: Roland Lennox (ED)
Vocal Performance: Mayumi Gojo (ED)
Ai Maeda as Shion Uzuki
Mariko Suzuki as KOS-MOS

Eriko Kawasaki as Jr. / Rubedo
Kouichi Yamadera as Albedo Piazzolla
Rumi Shishido as M.O.M.O

Hidehiko Kaneko as Jonvelle(ep 1)
Hideyuki Tanaka as Jin Uzuki
Hikaru Midorikawa as Wilhelm
Hiroaki Hirata as Allen Ridgely
Hiroaki Miura as Tony
Hiroshi Okamoto as Lester(eps 1-2)
Hisao Egawa as Andrew
Kenichi Noda as Joachim Mizrahi
Kenji Nomura as Mathews
Kouichi Yamadera as Gaignun
Mariko Kouda as Febronia
Masakazu Morita as Louis Virgil
Masashi Ebara as Ziggy
Naomi Shindoh as Juli Mizrahi
Ryoko Shiraishi as
Albedo(child)
Mary Godwin
Ryou Hirohashi as Kirschwasser(Type 100 Observer Realian)
Souichiro Hoshi as chaos
Taiten Kusunoki as Margulis
Takahiro Fujiki as Hornst(eps 1-2)
Tetsu Inada as Helmer
Tetsuo Sakaguchi as Captain Kazuichi Moriyama(eps 1-2)
Wakana Yamazaki as
Pellegri
Shelly Godwin
Yasuhiro Takato as Hammer
Yumi Touma as Nephilim
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Baku Production
Broadcaster: TV Asahi
Collaboration: Toei Agency
Original Work: Namco
Studio: TV Asahi
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Chris Ayres
Translation: Hiroaki Fukuda
ADR Script: Lowell Bartholomee
Executive producer:
Joey Goubeaud
John Ledford
Producer: Jin Ho Chung

International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Media Coordinator: Mariela Ortiz
Mixing: Matt Wittmeyer
Production manager: Shelly Thomas
Recording engineer:
Bobby Gordon (eps 9-12)
Bryan Leach (eps 9-12)
Eden J. Barrera
Jon Duckworth
Sound Design: Matt Wittmeyer
Story Consultant: Gareth Ortiz
Translation Proofer: Javier Lopez
Luci Christian as KOS-MOS
Stephanie Wittels as Shion Uzuki

Brittney Karbowski as M.O.M.O.
Greg Ayres as Jr.
John Gremillion as Albedo Piazzolla

Andrew Love as Luis Virgil
Andy McAvin as Margulis
Blake Shepard as Allen Ridgeley
Carli Mosier as
Councilwoman(ep 4)
Febronia
Carrie Savage as Nephilim
Charles Campbell as
Captain Moriyama
Professor
Chris Ayres as Jin Uzuki
Chris Patton as Tony
Christine Auten as Pellegri
Clint Bickham as chaos
David Devaney Jr. as Blonde Realian(ep 1)
Ed Cunningham as Joachim Mizrahi 
George Manley as Vanderkam
Hilary Haag as Kirschwasser
Illich Guardiola as Caspase
James Faulkner as Helmer
Jason Douglas as Ziggurat 8 (Ziggy)
Jessica Boone as
Mary Godwin
Shelly Godwin
John Gremillion as Gaignun Kukai
John Kaiser as Joachim Mizrahi
John Swasey as
Cherenkov
Elder Councilman(ep 4)
Lester
Josh Grelle as Hammer
K.C. Jones as Operator(ep 1)
Leraldo Anzaldua as Scott
Mariela Ortiz as 100-Series Observational Realian Units
Scott Kilgore as Togashi
Sean K. Thompson as Councilman(ep 4)
Shannon Emerick as Nigredo
Steve Fenley as Captain Matthews
Tiffany Grant as Juli Mizrahi
Vic Mignogna as
Wilhelm
Woglinde Soldier(ep 1)
Xero Reynolds as
Jonvelle
The Red Testament(Kevin Winnicot)
English companies
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