Dirty Pair (TV)

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Alternative title:
Dan et Danny (French)
Kate & July (Italian)
ダーティペア (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: The semi-coherent story of a pair of teenage intergalactic private eyes, Kei and Yuri. Their code name is "Lovely Angels", but they're better known—universe-wide, in fact—as the "Dirty Pair". Their arrival at the scene of a mystery is always a source of hope and dread, since: 1) they always solve the case, 2) wherever they go, something gets horribly wrecked, up to and including entire planets. Lucky for them—but not-so-lucky for the rest of the universe—there are always some sort of extenuating circumstances that support their most often-used phrase, "It's not our fault".
User Ratings: 256 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 11 votes (dub:5, sub:5, raw:1)
 Excellent: 39 votes (sub:35, dub:2, raw:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Very good: 58 votes (sub:48, dub:8, ?:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 Good: 68 votes (sub:48, dub:17, raw:2, ?:1)
 Decent: 38 votes (sub:25, dub:7, raw:5, edit.dub:1)
 So-so: 16 votes (sub:9, dub:6, ?:1)
 Not really good: 16 votes (sub:11, dub:5)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:2)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 758 users, rank: #1360 (of 6324)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.008 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7788, rank: #2351 (of 6329)
Weighted mean: 6.980 (Good), rank: #2426 (of 6329) (seen all: 7.36 / seen some: 6.38 / won't finish: 4.58)
Bayesian estimate: 7.005 (Good), rank: #2101 (of 4832)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 24
Episode titles: We have 24
Vintage: 1985-07-15 to 1985-12-26
Release dates: We have 11
Opening Theme:
"Dan et Danny" by Marie Mercier and Sandrine Bonnet (French dub: eps 1-26)
"Ru-Ru-Ru-Russian Roulette" (ロ・ロ・ロ・ロシアンルーレット) by Meiko Nakahara
Ending Theme:
"Uchū Ren'ai (Space Fantasy)" (宇宙恋愛[スペースファンタジー]) by Meiko Nakahara
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 5
Comment:
Based on the novels by Haruka Takachiho, the Dirty Pair TV series was originally planned to be 26 episodes long but was canceled early after only 24 episodes. The last two were released as the Dirty Pair: From Lovely Angels with Love OAVs.
The original stories have won two Seiun Awards (the Japanese equivalent to the Hugo Award).
Prior to this TV series, Kei and Yuri were first animated for a cameo in the Crusher Joe: The Movie.
Reviews:
Dirty Pair Sub.DVD (Sep 18, 2013)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Dirty Pair - Collection 1 (Sub.DVD) 2010-11-02
    Dirty Pair - Collection 2 (Sub.DVD) 2011-02-08 (from $49.99)
    Dirty Pair - Part One [Litebox] (Sub.DVD) 2013-06-04 (from $22.97)
    Dirty Pair - Part Two [Litebox] (Sub.DVD) 2013-08-06 (from $22.96)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director:
Norio Kashima (Series Director at times)
Toshifumi Takizawa (Main Series Director)
Script:
Hiroyuki Hoshiyama (ep 2)
Kazunori Ito (eps 1, 3, 13)
Kenji Terada
Michiru Shimada (4 episodes
eps 5, 11, 17, 23
)

Tomoko Konparu (eps 10, 15-16)
Toshiki Inoue (4 episodes
eps 4, 7, 19, 24
)

Toshimichi Okawa (4 episodes
eps 8, 18, 21-22
)

Yasushi Hirano (eps 9, 12, 14)
Yumiko Tsukamoto (ep 6)
Storyboard:
Hatsuki Tsuji (ep 19)
Kazuhito Kikuchi (6 episodes
eps 11, 13, 16, 18, 21-22
)

Mamoru Hamatsu (eps 4, 7, 12)
Masahisa Ishida (ep 9)
Mitsuko Kase (ep 5)
Norio Kashima (eps 3, 20)
Takashi Sogabe (ep 15)
Takashi Tanazawa (ep 14)
Takaya Mizutani (eps 17, 24)
Tetsuro Amino (eps 2, 6, 8, 23)
Toshifumi Takizawa (ep 1)
Episode Director:
Kazuhito Kikuchi (ep 11)
Mamoru Hamatsu (eps 4, 7, 12)
Masahisa Ishida (eps 2, 9)
Mitsuko Kase (eps 1, 5)
Norio Kashima (eps 3, 20)
Takashi Tanazawa (eps 14, 18)
Takaya Mizutani (5 episodes
eps 10, 15, 17, 19, 24
)

Tsuneo Tominaga (ep 21)
Yoshihide Kuriyama (ep 22)
Yukihiro Shino (5 episodes
eps 6, 8, 13, 16, 23
)

Original creator: Haruka Takachiho
Character Design:
Fujihiko Hosono (Uniform Design)
Tsukasa Dokite
Animation Director:
Hatsuki Tsuji (4 episodes
eps 10, 15, 17, 19
)

Kenichi Ohnuki (4 episodes
eps 4, 7, 16, 20
)

Masami Shimoda (ep 18)
Nobukazu Sakuma (eps 6, 22)
Norihiro Matsubara (eps 19, 24)
Tsukasa Dokite (5 episodes
eps 1, 5, 8, 12, 23
)

Yuzo Sato (eps 15, 24)
Mechanical design: Yasushi Ishizu
Sound Director: Koichi Chiba
Director of Photography: Hiroaki Edamitsu
In-Between Animation:
Eriko Yabumoto (ep 16)
Toshihiro Kawamoto
Key Animation:
Atsushi Tsukamoto (4 episodes
eps 10, 15, 17, 19
)

Hiromi Muranaka (ep 16)
Hiroshi Koizumi (eps 8, 25)
Izumi Shimura (eps 10, 24)
Kazuchika Kise (eps 13, 16, 25)
Kinji Yoshimoto (ep 7)
Sawako Yamamoto (eps 13, 16)
Yasuhiro Oshima (Studio Mu; ep 25)
Yuzo Sato (eps 10, 24)
Theme Song Arrangement: Jun Sato (OP & ED)
Theme Song Composition: Meiko Nakahara (OP & ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Meiko Nakahara (OP & ED)
Theme Song Performance: Meiko Nakahara (OP & ED)
Kyouko Tonguu as Kei
Saeko Shimazu as Yuri

Ikuya Sawaki as Goolley
Naoki Makishima as
Mughi
Nanmo
Shingo Hiromori as Calico

Asami Mukaidono as
Clementine (ep 15)
Lan (ep 4)
Banjou Ginga as Nova Grape (ep 2)
Bin Shimada as Technician A (ep 8)
Daisuke Gouri as Panther (ep 16)
Eiji Kanie as Narration (ep 1)
Eiko Yamada as
Andrew Ross (eps 21-22)
Boy A (ep 11)
Fumihiko Tachiki as
Executive (ep 2)
Middle-aged Man (ep 23)
Staff Member (ep 8)
Fumio Matsuoka as Jobs Garou (ep 25)
Hidetoshi Nakamura as
Cleo (ep 14)
Shampoo (ep 18)
Hideyuki Tanaka as Marcus (ep 26)
Hiroshi Ito as Andrew (ep 14)
Hiroshi Masuoka as Salesman A (ep 24)
Hiroshi Takemura as Air Traffic Controller (ep 21)
Hirotaka Suzuoki as
BJ (ep 18)
Stefan (ep 15)
Houchu Ohtsuka as
Announcer (ep 24)
Bob (ep 11)
DJ (ep 5)
Ichirô Nagai as Joe (ep 15)
Jin Hirao as
Big Man (ep 3)
Sandusky (ep 9)
Jun Hazumi as Eddie Ross (eps 21-22)
Junpei Takiguchi as
Boss (ep 10)
Mahogany (ep 23)
Juurouta Kosugi as
Annoucement A (ep 1)
Darain
Motal (ep 9)
Kaneto Shiozawa as Young Man (ep 25)
Katsuji Mori as Daniel (ep 23)
Kazue Komiya as
Rita
Sandra
Kazuhiko Inoue as
Bobbitt Huey (ep 17)
Phil (ep 14)
Kazumi Tanaka as Chief (ep 1)
Kazuyuki Sogabe as
Kaia (ep 6)
Ruber (ep 10)
Keaton Yamada as Ralph Ray (ep 17)
Keiichi Nanba as
Clicky Goldjeff (ep 7)
Handsome Man (eps 1-2)
Keiko Toda as Fangoria (ep 12)
Kenichi Ogata as Dokecchi (ep 9)
Kiyonobu Suzuki as Brocco (ep 9)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Blues (ep 19)
Kobuhei Hayashiya as Stablos (ep 22)
Kouji Totani as
Butler (ep 10)
Crocker (eps 21-22)
Man (eps 4, 6)
Makoto Ataka as Lore Reamonn (ep 19)
Masako Irie as Julietta (ep 4)
Masako Katsuki as Joanca (ep 7)
Masami Kikuchi as
Attendant (ep 1)
Boy (ep 5)
Correspondent B (ep 3)
Motocycle Gang Leader (ep 16)
Rider A (ep 20)
Security Guard (ep 11)
Sheriff (ep 13)
Technician B (ep 8)
Masaru Ikeda as Giloss (ep 19)
Masayuki Kato as Marcus Brannigan (ep 17)
Mayumi Tanaka as Prince Heace (ep 10)
Mitsuko Ishida as Maid (ep 5)
Mitsuo Senda as Criminal (ep 24)
Mitsuru Ishibashi as
Correspondent A (ep 3)
Jericho (ep 9)
Naoki Makishima as
Jailer (ep 8)
Motocycle Gang Member (ep 16)
Naoki Tatsuta as Umeda (ep 16)
Nobuaki Fukuda as
Captain (ep 17)
Rider B (ep 20)
Nobuo Tobita as Algernon (ep 12)
Noriko Uemura as Boy B (ep 11)
Rica Fukami as
Momoko (ep 14)
Secretary (ep 7)
Ritsuo Sawa as Melpot (ep 20)
Ryusuke Oobayashi as Callahan (ep 4)
Sayuri Ikemoto as Miraruda
Shingo Hiromori as
Engineer (ep 4)
Salesman B (ep 24)
Sho Hayami as
Duran Jr. (ep 20)
Security Chief (ep 13)
Sho Saito as Mylene Garou (ep 25)
Shoji Oki as Kaspia King (ep 10)
Shoko Hino as Shannon Ross (eps 21-22)
Shunsuke Shima as Dr. Bolkov
Shunsuke Takamiya as
Attendant (ep 21)
Man (ep 6)
Master (ep 23)
Officer (ep 11)
Technician C (ep 8)
Sukekiyo Kameyama as
Romeo (ep 4)
Taro (ep 14)
Sumi Shimamoto as Margaret Tyler (ep 17)
Takaya Hashi as Brian
Takkou Ishimori as Director (ep 8)
Takurou Kitagawa as
Driver (ep 18)
Yukihide (ep 16)
Tatsuyuki Jinnai as King (ep 3)
Tesshô Genda as Mr. Goldjeff (ep 7)
Tomomichi Nishimura as
Chan (eps 12, 14)
Director (ep 1)
Management Director (ep 13)
Toshiya Ueda as Yorozuya (ep 16)
Unshou Ishizuka as
Control Chief (ep 21)
Man (ep 15)
Yasuko Hanai as Boy (ep 1)
Yasuo Muramatsu as Gessy (eps 12, 14)
Yoku Shioya as Pete (ep 11)
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Phil (Female Disguise; ep 14)
Yoshino Takamori as Chairman Sakurako (ep 16)
Yoshito Yasuhara as Sydney (ep 3)
You Inoue as Salesman C (ep 24)
Yousuke Akimoto as Matsumoto (ep 16)
Yukimasa Natori as Chief (ep 11)
Yuko Mizutani as
Announcer (eps 17, 21)
Chichi (ep 12)
Moila (ep 11)
Security Guard (ep 14)
Yumi Touma as Freya
Yuzuru Fujimoto as
Chairman (ep 2)
Chief (ep 18)
Japanese companies
Backgrounds:
Artland (8 episodes
eps 4-5, 9, 14, 18, 20-21, 24
)

Atelier 11 (ep 17)
Design office MECHAMAN (8 episodes
eps 1-2, 6, 10-11, 13, 15, 22
)

Studio Loft (eps 3, 7)
Studio WHO (4 episodes
eps 8, 11, 16, 23
)

Editing: Tokyo Laboratory
In-Between Animation:
AD Cosmo (ep 6)
Doga Kobo (eps 3, 13)
GNC (ep 24)
Group Donguri (ep 5)
Studio Gallop (4 episodes
eps 10, 15, 17, 19
)

Studio Hibari (eps 4, 7)
Studio Lions (ep 5)
Studio Max (eps 3, 13)
Key Animation:
Anime R (ep 16)
Anime Roman (ep 22)
Artland (eps 6-7, 11)
Doga Kobo (ep 18)
Last House (eps 2, 4)
Minamimachi Bugyosho (uncredited; eps 2-3, 7)
Studio Dub (eps 5, 8-9, 12)
Studio Gallop (uncredited; 5 episodes
eps 10, 15, 17, 19, 24
)

Studio Graviton (uncredited; eps 2, 4, 7)
Studio Mu (uncredited; eps 13, 16)
Mechanical Design: Studio Nue
Photography: Studio Gallop
Production:
Studio Nue
Sunrise
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English companies
(none)
English cast
(none)
Korean staff
Korean cast
(none)
Jeong Gyeongae as Yuri
Seong-Hui Kim as Kei
Korean companies
(none)
French cast
French staff
Theme Song Performance:
Marie Mercier
Sandrine Bonnet
French companies
Broadcaster:
AB 1
FR3 (from January 1989)
France 3 (from 24 December 1999)
Mangas
Distributor: Kaze
Dubbing Studio: SOFI
Italian staff
Italian companies
Theme Song Performance: Massimo Dorati
Broadcaster:
Man-Ga (from October 2011)
Odeon TV (from August 1990)
Distributor: Deltafilm
Dubbing: Videodelta
Italian cast
Claudia Penoni as Julie (Yuri)
Sonia Mazza as Kate
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