Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma (OAV)

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[ adapted from Yōma (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Curse of the Undead Yoma
Yōma (Japanese)
Yoma - Curse of the Undead
Yoma les ténèbres (French)
Yoma, au-delà des ténèbres (French)
Yoma, La Stirpe Delle Tenebre (Italian)
Йома: посланцы царства тьмы (Russian)
妖魔 (Japanese)
요마 (Korean)
Themes: ninja
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: A terrible war has ravaged the land, and now, fueled by the blood of numerous fallen warriors, the Yoma, demons from hell, emerge once more. A skilled ninja seeks to end the bloodshed these demons inflict upon humanity, but to do this he must fight against his undead former best friend and fellow ninja who was killed in battle and has been resurrected to serve the Yoma.
User Ratings: 245 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Excellent: 11 votes (sub:7, dub:4)
 Very good: 38 votes (sub:23, dub:12, ?:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
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 Good: 50 votes (dub:27, sub:21, ?:2)
 Decent: 54 votes (sub:27, dub:24, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
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 So-so: 33 votes (sub:16, dub:14, ?:2, raw:1)
 Not really good: 24 votes (sub:13, dub:10, raw:1)
 Weak: 14 votes (dub:10, sub:2, others:2
1 French dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Bad: 8 votes (dub:5, sub:2, raw:1)
 Awful: 7 votes (dub:5, raw:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
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 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:1, dub:1, ?:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 584 users, rank: #1577 (of 6067)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.849 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.0298, rank: #4696 (of 6061)
Weighted mean: 5.785 (Decent−), rank: #4808 (of 6061) (seen all: 5.84 / seen some: 4.84 / won't finish: 1.89)
Bayesian estimate: 5.867 (Decent), rank: #4120 (of 4611)
Number of episodes: 2
Episode titles: We have 2
Vintage:
1989-05-01 to 1989-06-01
1998-12-23 (France)
Ending Theme:
"Ashita e no Prologue" (未来へのプロローグ; "Prologue for Tomorrow") by Midori Karashima
Insert song:
"Yōma Kazoe Uta" (妖魔数え唄) by Midori Karashima
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Trivia: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    Blood Reign/Kimera DVD Double Pack (DVD) 2007-10-09 (from $11.99)
    Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma (DVD) 2001-01-30
    Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma - (Anime Essentials) (DVD) 2004-03-16 (from $34.20)
    Ninja Resurrection/Blood Reign Double Pack (DVD) 2009-05-12 (from $15.54)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takashi Anno
Script: Shou Aikawa
Original Manga: Kei Kusunoki
Character Design: Matsuri Okuda
Animation Director: Matsuri Okuda
Sound Director:
Jun Watanabe (Assistant)
Noriyoshi Matsuura
Director of Photography: Takashi Azuhata
Executive producer:
Haruo Sai
Masaki Sawanobori
Producer:
Eiji Abe (Assistant)
Nagateru Kato

Advertising Producer: Yuri Shibayama
Assistant Animation Director: Atsuo Tobe (ep 2)
Background Art:
Chisato Sunagawa (ep 1)
Hisae Oomiya (ep 1)
Katsuki Takao (ep 1)
Katsutoshi Yui (ep 1)
Keiko Nomura (eps 1-2)
Manami Matsumoto (eps 1-2)
Michiyo Kawano (ep 2)
Michiyo Matsuda (ep 1)
Noriko Hataoka (eps 1-2)
Shou Aikawa 
Sumiko Aihara (eps 1-2)
Yasuyuki Inaba (eps 1-2)
Color Check: Manami Doi
Color design: Kumiko Yusa
Color setting: Manami Doi
Finish Animation:
Emiko Ishii (eps 1-2)
Fumiko Nakamura (eps 1-2)
Hideaki Ishikawa (eps 1-2)
Hidemi Wada (eps 1-2)
Izumi Maeno (eps 1-2)
Kazu Takeuchi (ep 2)
Mari Higashihara (ep 1)
Mieko Maruyama (eps 1-2)
Ryuuta Nishimura (ep 1)
Satoko Shiho (eps 1-2)
Sayuri Tanabe (eps 1-2)
Shinji Takai (ep 2)
Takahiro Fukuda (ep 2)
Finish Check:
Kazu Takeuchi (ep 1)
Shinji Takai (ep 1)
In-Between Animation:
Hiroki Okamoto (eps 1-2)
Hiroki Ozawa (ep 1)
Hiroyuki Nozue (ep 1)
Kazuya Saitoh (ep 2)
Kumi Daiho (ep 1)
Masahiro Okamura (eps 1-2)
Miwako Makino (eps 1-2)
Nobuko Hagino (eps 1-2)
Ryoichi Oki (eps 1-2)
Satonobu Kikuchi (ep 2)
Satoshi Shishido (ep 2)
Shigekazu Momiyama (ep 1)
Shūji Kokubu (ep 1)
Susumu Makiura (eps 1-2)
Takashi Wada (ep 1)
In-Between Check:
Satonobu Kikuchi (ep 1)
Satoshi Shishido (ep 1)
Takashi Wada (ep 2)
Insert Song Arrangement: Hiroya Watanabe
Insert Song Composition: Midori Karashima
Insert Song Lyrics: Kei Kusunoki
Insert Song Performance: Midori Karashima
Music producer:
Hidetoshi Shigematsu (King Records)
Keiko Akiyama (King Records)
Tatsuo Oba (Tōhō Music Publishing)
Photography:
Akihiko Takahashi (Studio Boston; eps 1-2)
Fumio Ogawara (Studio Boston; eps 1-2)
Housaku Miura (Studio Boston; ep 2)
Katsuyuki Ohtaki (Studio Boston; eps 1-2)
Masaaki Kumagai (Falcon Inc.; ep 1)
Satoru Isobe (Falcon Inc.; ep 1)
Tadashi Hosono (Falcon Inc.; ep 1)
Production Advancement:
Hiroaki Harayama (ep 1)
Shūichi Nakatsuka (eps 1-2)
Production Desk: Kazuhiko Ikeguchi (eps 1-2)
Production Desk Assistant: Megumi Yamada (ep 1)
Production manager: Yoko Muraoka
Publicity: Machiu Hattori
Publicity Supervisor:
Chieko Yui
Natsuko Sato
Recording engineer: Minoru Asami (King Records)
Sound Effects: Katsumi Ito
Special Effects: Gou Abe
Studio Management:
Osamu Isomura
Ryoichi Yamada
Theme Song Arrangement: Hiroya Watanabe (ED)
Theme Song Composition: Midori Karashima (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Midori Karashima (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Midori Karashima (ED)
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Hikage

Hiromi Tsuru as Aya #1
Kaneto Shiozawa as Marou
Miina Tominaga as Aya #2

Banjou Ginga as Koga
Eiji Maruyama as Old Bonze
Hideyuki Tanaka as Kazami
Juurouta Kosugi as
Majuumi no Miko(ep 2)
Shiranui(ep 2)
Kazumi Tanaka as Koga
Kôzô Shioya as Shiratsuyu
Michitaka Kobayashi as Hunter(ep 1)
Miki Itou as Woman(ep 2)
Motomu Kiyokawa as Narrator
Shinya Ohtaki as Hunter(ep 1)
Yuko Mizutani as Kotone
Yusaka Yara as Higezura
Japanese companies
Background Art:
Studio Aqua (ep 2)
Studio Jack (eps 1-2)
Film Processing: Tokyo Laboratory
Finish Animation: FAI
In-Between Animation: FAI
Photography:
Falcon Inc. (ep 1)
Studio Boston (eps 1-2)
Production:
ANIMATE
J.C. Staff
Recording Studio: Seion Studio
Sound Production: Gen
Titles: Maki Pro
English cast
English staff
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Sharon Papa
Producer: Matt Greenfield

DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Christopher Pryce as Hikage

Catherine Glynn as Aya(ep 1)
Charles Campbell as Marou(2nd Demon Form)
Dick Reiss as Marou(1st Demon Form)
Jessica Robertson as Aya(ep 2)
Jon Geiger as Marou

Adam Dudley as
Chunin(ep 1)
Majumi no Miko(ep 2)
Barry Miller as Bonze
Bill Wise as Shiratsuyu
Cara Biggs as Kotone
Catheryn Glynn as Aya(ep 1) 
Charles Campbell as Spider Demon(ep 1)
David Arnsberger as
Higezura
Kazami
Gary Dehan as Villager 5(ep 1)
James Elliott as Oinin 2/Voice(ep 1)
Lane West as Woman
Larry Goode as Villager 1(ep 1)
Mark Lanteigne as Villager 4(ep 1)
Mark O'Brien as Narrator
Mary Lang as
Ito
Mai
Matt Helm as Villager 2(ep 1)
Robert Ashker Kraft as
Kouga 2(ep 2)
Oinin 1(ep 1)
Steve Sanders as
Shingen
Yoki
Tom Bartling as Villager 3(ep 1)

English companies
Broadcaster: Encore Action
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Licensed by: ADV Films
French staff
French cast
(none)
Olivier Cuvelier as Hikage

André Pauwels as
Narrateur
Seigneur Mitsui
Daniel Nicodème as Valet Ninja Takeda
Sabrina Leurquin as Aya(OAV 2)

André Pauwels as Le vieillard/araignée géante
Daniel Nicodème as homme du village
Véronique Biefnot as
la femme qui pleure(OAV 2)
La femme sans coeur

French companies
Broadcaster: Mangas (1998-12-23)
Distributor: Kaze
Dubbing: Made In Europe
German staff
German companies
(none)
Distributor:
ACOG
OVA Films
German cast
(none)
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Distributor: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
(none)
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