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.
User Ratings: 55 ratings have been given [details]
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Seen in part or in whole by 116 users, rank: #3482 (of 6325)
Median rating: So-so
Arithmetic mean: 4.709 (So-so−), std. dev.: 2.6675, rank: #5950 (of 6328)
Weighted mean: 4.705 (So-so−), rank: #5990 (of 6328) (seen all: 4.92 / seen some: 1.00 / won't finish: 1.51)
Bayesian estimate: 5.211 (So-so+), rank: #4719 (of 4834)
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 (eps 1-2)
Storyboard:
Takashi Anno (ep 2)
Tomomi Mochizuki (ep 1)
Episode Director:
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 Kawauchi (ep 2)
Yoshiaki Yanagida (ep 1)
Sound Director: Akira Ookuma
Director of Photography:
Akio Saitô (ep 2)
Hitoshi Kaneko (ep 1)
Producer:
Masahiro Okamura (Ajiado)
Tetsuya Ikeda (Daiei Eizo)

Animation Check:
Masato Tamagawa (eps 1-2)
Takayuki Hamana (eps 1-2)
Tetsuo Hara (eps 1-2)
Art Setting: Hiromasa Ogura (ep 2)
Color setting: Eriko Murata
Editing:
Yoko Ando (YA Stuff)
Yukiko Nojiri (YA Stuff)
Yumiko Fuse (YA Stuff)
In-Between Animation:
Akihiro Shibata (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Atsushi Yano (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Eiko Tajima (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Fumiaki Asano (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Hiroshi Komaba (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Kazuma Shirasaki (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Makoto Fuchigami (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Masayuki Sekine (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Takayuki Hirakawa (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Tomoko Iwasaki (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Tsuyoshi Ichiki (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Yukiko Yuminamochi (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Yumi Ikenuma (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
Yuuichi Nakajima (Ajiado; eps 1-2)
In-Between Animation Assistance:
Atsushi Ishiguro (eps 1-2)
Jun Kiguchi (eps 1-2)
Machiko Oosone (eps 1-2)
Mari Yashima (Warp; eps 1-2)
Nobusada Takahashi (Studio Wombat; eps 1-2)
Noriko Hara (Warp; eps 1-2)
Shiho Nakamura (Warp; eps 1-2)
Takuya Nonaka (Studio Wombat; eps 1-2)
Yasunari Konishi (Studio Wombat; eps 1-2)
Yuriko Nagaya (Studio Z5; eps 1-2)
Paint:
Akemi Horie (eps 1-2)
Kazunori Suzuki (eps 1-2)
Yoshiko Takiguchi (eps 1-2)
Yuko Toyozaki (eps 1-2)
Photography:
Hidekazu Shinya (Asahi Production; eps 1-2)
Hiroshi Toki (Asahi Production; eps 1-2)
Ken'ichi Satou (Tokyo Animation Film; ep 1)
Masahiro Kumagai (Tokyo Animation Film; ep 1)
Masakazu Mine (Asahi Production; eps 1-2)
Naoki Matsushita (Tokyo Animation Film; ep 1)
Shingo Kobayashi (Asahi Production; ep 2)
Shoji Ando (Asahi Production; eps 1-2)
Shuichi Ito (Asahi Production; ep 2)
Yukie Kadohara (Tokyo Animation Film; ep 1)
Yukiko Sawada (Tokyo Animation Film; ep 1)
Yuriko Ishii (Asahi Production; eps 1-2)
Production Advancement: Hiroki Negishi (eps 1-2)
Production manager: Kazuhiro Sasaki
Recording: Hisanori Ooshiro (APU Studio)
Sound Effects:
Akihiko Matsuda (Fizz Sound Creation)
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 (eps 1-2)
Editing: YA Stuff
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Finish Animation:
Just (eps 1-2)
In-Between Animation:
Ajiado (eps 1-2)
In-Between Animation Assistance:
SHAFT (eps 1-2)
Studio Wombat (eps 1-2)
Studio Z5 (eps 1-2)
Warp (eps 1-2)
Zhongri Animation (eps 1-2)
Photography:
Asahi Production (eps 1-2)
Tokyo Animation Film (ep 1)
Photography Assistance:
ACC Tanihara Studio (ep 2)
Mushi Production (ep 2)
Studio Cavern (ep 2)
Studio Korumi (ep 2)
Takahashi Production (ep 2)
Production: Daiei Co. Ltd.
Recording: APU Studio
Sound Effects: Fizz Sound Creation
Sound Production: Audio Planning U
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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