Dark Myth (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Ankoku Shinwa (Japanese)
暗黒神話 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Long ago there were fierce gods of legends who shook the earth to its foundation with their power. There are now prehistoric rivals from the primitive times in Japan, that fought to protect their secrets in the present day. The God of Darkness Susanoah-oh is now sleeping in the shadows of the underworld waiting for his rebirth. However his coming hasn't gone unoticed. There are agents from the Kikuchi Clan (descendants of Japans first inhabitants) who have seen the warning signs of the spreading of darkness's bringing. These investigators are armed with ancient knowledge and artifacts who are willingly prepared to face the God of Darkness. Now they must fight the assembled spirits of hell to find the one young boy who is chosen by fate to grasp the chaotic might of the deadly Gods.
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Seen in part or in whole by 115 users, rank: #3443 (of 6233)
Median rating: So-so
Arithmetic mean: 4.709 (So-so−), std. dev.: 2.6675, rank: #5862 (of 6228)
Weighted mean: 4.705 (So-so−), rank: #5895 (of 6228) (seen all: 4.92 / seen some: 1.00 / won't finish: 1.51)
Bayesian estimate: 5.246 (So-so+), rank: #4573 (of 4685)
Running time: 50 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 2
Vintage: 1990
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DVD (Region 1)
    Dark Myth (DVD) 2003-09-30

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takashi Anno
Script: Takashi Anno
Takashi Anno (ep 2)
Tomomi Mochizuki (ep 1)
Music: Kenji Kawai
Original creator: Daijiro Morohoshi
Character Design: Yoshiaki Yanagida
Art Director: Satoshi Matsudaira
Animation Director:
Hideo Kawachi
Yoshiaki Yanagida
Director of Photography:
Akio Saitô
Hitoshi Kaneko
Art Supervision: Hiromasa Ogura
Choreography: Tomomi Mochizuki
Color setting: Eriko Murata
Music Director: Akira Ookuma
Production Advancement: Hiroko Negishi
Production manager: Kazuhiro Sasaki
Recording: Hisao Ohki
Sound Effects: Akihiko Matsuda
Nozomu Sasaki as Takeshi Yamato

Mizuho Suzuki as Takeuchi
Sho Hayami as Kazuhiko Kikuchi
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Jiku

Hiromi Tsuru as Miya
Takahiko Tamura as Hayato
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Ajiado
Backgrounds: Film Magic
Development: Tokyo Development
Editing: YA Stuff
Finish Animation: Just
In-Between Animation:
Studio Z5
Production: Daiei Co. Ltd.
Recording: APU Studio
English cast
English staff
Dubbing Director:
John Wolskel
Michael Bakewell
Executive producer: Laurence Guinness

Casting Director: Jill Wilmot
Dubbing Mixing: Trevor Barber
Production Coordination: Chris Bottone
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison
Script Adaptation: John Wolskel
Alan Myers as Takeshi
Jay Harper as Kikuchihiko
Peter Marinker as Takeuchi

Blair Fairman as Narrator
Daniel Flynn as Brahman
John Baddeley as Hayato
John Bennet as Jiku
Larissa Murray as Miya
English companies
Licensed by: Manga Entertainment
Licensor, Distributor: Manga Entertainment (USA, UK, Australia)
Translation: Studio Nemo
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