Ghost Slayers Ayashi (TV)

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    Ayakashi Ayashi: Ayashi Divine Comedy (OAV) (sequel)
    Ghost Slayers Ayashi (manga) (adaptation)

Alternative title:
Ayakashi Ayashi
Tenpō Ibun Ayakashi Ayashi (Japanese)
天保異聞 妖奇士 (Japanese)
Copyright notice: ©SHO AIKAWA•BONES / MBS•ANX•dentsu
Plot Summary: Feudal Japan is attacked by beasts called 'Youi'. Ryuudou Yukiatsu, a 'floater' and an employee at a bath house has the power of Ayagami ("The power to find the words behind things") which can be used in fighting against the Youi. That's why the members of a Youi-fighting group Bansha Aratamesho, called the Ayashi, are looking for Yukiatsu - they want him to become an Ayashi as well. Yukiatsu runs into a woman and a son who are chased by a Youi and has to face the past he's been running away from.
User Ratings: 328 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 11 votes (sub:9, dub:2)
 Excellent: 37 votes (sub:28, dub:7, raw:1, ?:1)
 Very good: 81 votes (sub:64, dub:13, raw:2, others:2
2 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 92 votes (sub:74, dub:16, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Decent: 57 votes (sub:49, dub:7, others:1
1 French subtitled
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 So-so: 25 votes (sub:23, dub:2)
 Not really good: 12 votes (sub:11, dub:1)
 Weak: 10 votes (sub:9, ?:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
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 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 938 users, rank: #1086 (of 5923)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.963 (Good), std. dev.: 1.6113, rank: #2463 (of 5916)
Weighted mean: 6.886 (Good), rank: #2474 (of 5916) (seen all: 7.13 / seen some: 6.55 / won't finish: 5.20)
Bayesian estimate: 6.909 (Good), rank: #2175 (of 4471)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 25
Episode titles: We have 25
Vintage:
2006-10-07 to 2007-03-31
2008-07-02 (USA - ImaginAsian TV)
Opening Theme:
#1: "Ryuusei Miracle (流星ミラクル)" by ikimonogakari (eps 1-12)
#2: "LONE STAR" by Captain Straydum (eps 13-25)
Ending Theme:
#1: "Winding Road" by Porno Graffitti (eps 1-12)
#2: "Ai Toiu Kotoba (愛という言葉)" by Saki (eps 13-25)
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 1
News: Show:
Bandai Entertainment (Mar 22, 2008)
Bandai Entertainment (Dec 9, 2007)
New Manga in Japan (Sep 13, 2006)
Ayakashi Ayashi (Jul 25, 2006)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Ghost Slayers Ayashi - Part 1 (DVD) 2008-12-02 (from $5.44)
    Ghost Slayers Ayashi - Part 1 Limited Edition (DVD) 2009-02-03 (from $37.49)
    Ghost Slayers Ayashi - Part 2 (DVD) 2009-04-07 (from $8.32)
    Ghost Slayers Ayashi - Part 3 (DVD) 2009-07-07 (from $3.32)
    Ghost Slayers Ayashi - Complete Collection [Anime Legends] (DVD) 2010-07-06 (from $42.48)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroshi Nishikiori
Script: Shou Aikawa (eps 1-25)
Storyboard:
Akitoshi Yokoyama (ep 12)
Atsushi Yamagata (ED1)
Hiroshi Nishikiori
Jun'ichi Sakata (eps 5, 9)
Masayuki Miyaji (OP2; eps 3, 23)
Michio Fukuda (6 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19, 22, 25
)

Norimitsu Suzuki (ED2)
Shinji Ishihira (ep 10)
Tomoki Kyoda (OP1)
Tsukasa Sunaga (ep 18)
Yoshikazu Miyao
Yoshitaka Koyama (ep 6)
Episode Director:
Akira Shimizu (ep 6)
Akira Tsuchiya (eps 14, 22)
Akitoshi Yokoyama (ep 12)
Atsushi Yamagata (ED1)
Daisuke Chiba (ep 19)
Hideji Miyahara (ep 7)
Hideki Ito (ep 21)
Hiroshi Ikehata (ep 10)
Hiroshi Nishikiori
Ikuro Sato (4 episodes
eps 2, 13, 18, 25
)

Kei Tsunematsu (ep 9)
Masayuki Miyaji (OP2; ep 3)
Michita Shiroishi (ep 23)
Norimitsu Suzuki (ED2)
Satoshi Nakagawa (ep 16)
Satoshi Toba (ep 17)
Shingo Kaneko (ep 8)
Takefumi Anzai (ep 5)
Takeyuki Yanase (ep 20)
Tomoki Kyoda (OP1)
Yoshikazu Miyao (eps 4, 15, 24)
Music: Kô Ôtani
Original creator: Shou Aikawa
Character Design: Toshihiro Kawamoto
Art Director: Takeshi Satou
Animation Director:
Akitoshi Yokoyama (ep 12)
Atsushi Hasebe (ep 8)
Bai Kin'ichi (ep 16)
Chiyoko Sakamoto (ep 23)
Hideki Ito (ep 21)
Hiroaki Noguchi (ep 10)
Hiroki Kanno (4 episodes
eps 4, 12, 18, 24
)

Hiroshi Osaka (eps 1, 7, 25)
Hiroyuki Oda (eps 7, 13, 19)
Hisashi Yamamoto (4 episodes
eps 7, 13, 19, 25
)

Ippei Masui (eps 6, 14, 22)
Junichiro Taniguchi (ep 3)
Koichi Horikawa
Masaki Yamada (ep 23ast)
Masateru Tanaka (eps 15, 20)
Mayumi Oda (ep 11)
Moriyasu Taniguchi (eps 5, 11, 19)
Naoyuki Onda (ep 25)
Osamu Kamei (4 episodes
eps 4, 11, 18, 24
)

Shinichi Machida (ep 21ast)
Toshihiro Kawamoto (OP1, OP2; ep 18ast)
Yoji Osaka (ep 7)
Yoshiya Yamamoto (eps 17, 23)
Yoshiyuki Kodaira (ep 8)
Yuka Kudo (ep 8)
Yumiko Ishii (ep 17)
Character Conceptual Design:
Atsushi Yamagata
Takuhito Kusanagi
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Director of Photography: Youichi Oogami
Assistant Animation Director: Hiroshi Osaka (ep 5)
Assistant Director: Yoshikazu Miyao
Battle Design: Akitoshi Yokoyama
Character Supervisor: Hiroshi Osaka (8 episodes
eps 8-9, 11, 13-14, 16, 19, 22
)

Color design: Reiko Iwasawa
Color Inspection:
Yasuko Suenaga
Yukari Goto
Guest Character Design: Hiroshi Osaka (eps 16, 18)
In-Between Check:
Eriko Sakai
Kumiko Terada
Literature: Megumi Shimizu
Mechanical animation Director: Eiji Nakada (ep 1)
Music Performance: Masayuki Muraishi (Drums)
Planning Collaboration: Kouji Taguchi
Production: Makiko Nakamura
Production Advancement: Jun'ichi Wada
Production Desk: Naoki Amano
Prop Design: Satoshi Yamamoto
Publicity: Hitomi Ando
Recording: Fujio Yamada
Setting Production: Yuki Maeda
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Sound Production Manager: Tomoko Nakashima
Special Effects: Yutaka Chiba
Theme Song Arrangement:
Porno Graffiti (ED)
Westfield (OP)
Theme Song Composition:
Akihiko Okano (ED)
Ryoki Mizuno (OP)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Akihito Okano (ED)
Ryoki Mizuno (OP)
Theme Song Performance:
Captain Stridum (OP2)
Ikimono-gakari (OP1)
Porno Graffiti (ED1)
Saki (ED2)
Video Editing: Tetsuro Fujita
Keiji Fujiwara as Yukiatsu Ryuudou

Fumiko Orikasa as Atoru
Michi Niino as Saizou
Norio Wakamoto as Youzou Torii
Rikiya Koyama as Abi
Shinichiro Miki as Genbatsu Edo
Tokuyoshi Kawashima as Houzaburo Ogasawara
Yuji Ueda as Kumoshichi

Aya Hisakawa as Tae
Daisuke Namikawa as Masurao
Eiji Miyashita as Drifter(ep 1)
Eisuke Asakura as Souta's father(ep 2)
Emi Shinohara as Oiran Ureshino
Harumi as Younger brother(ep 1)
Kanako Omura as Drifter(ep 1)
Kenji Hamada as Masahiro Abe
Kenta Miyake as Kanousei no shin
Kikuko Inoue as Oshino
Kinryuu Arimoto as Yataro Uchida
Kiyotaka Furushima as Villager(ep 1)
Masaharu Satou as Doi(4 episodes
eps 11-12, 23, 25
)
Masako Katsuki as Toyokawa(eps 8-10, 22)
Masako Nozawa as Saizou Tsuchigata(eps 19-20)
Masaya Onosaka as Shinza
Mikako Takahashi as Girl (older sister)(ep 1)
Minami Takayama as Kyousai Kawanabe(young)
Mitsuaki Hoshino as Kyousai Kawanabe(ep 13)
Naomi Shindoh as Souya (young Yukiatsu)(ep 19)
Saeko Chiba as Kiyohana(ep 14)
Seiji Sasaki as Shinsuke Honjou
Shoji Izumi as Tamahei(ep 1)
Shoko Tsuda as Sote Matsue
Takahiro Fujimoto as Drifter(ep 1)
Takaya Hashi as Yoshisuke Atobe
Tetsuo Sakaguchi as Bathhouse owner(ep 1)
Tomoe Hanba as Younger brother(ep 1)
Tomomichi Nishimura as Toraichi Hanai
Yoshihisa Kawahara as Mingaku
Yuka Okada as Younger brother(ep 1)
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation:
Anime Aru
Dogakobo
Animation Production: BONES
Background Art: Kusanagi
Music Production: Aniplex
Paint: Wish
Photography: Anime Film
Recording Studio: Studio Aoi
Sound Production: Techno Sound
Video Editing: Q Tech
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Kristi Reed
Translation: Shoko Oono
ADR Script: Kristi Reed
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi
Producer:
Eric P. Sherman (Bang Zoom!)
Kaeko Sakamoto (Bang Zoom!)
Toshifumi Yoshida

Assistant producer:
Charles Ohta (eps 1-10)
Kevin Chu
Associate Casting Director: Mami Okada
Casting Director: Kaeko Sakamoto
Chief Producer: Nobuo Masuda
Co-Producer: Mami Okada
Dialogue Editing:
Jillinda Palmer (eps 11-20)
Marco Bustos (eps 1-10, 16-20)
Ollin Saurez (eps 21-25)
Engineering Assistant:
Jeff Prosser (eps 1-20)
Tracy Popenhagen (eps 21-25)
Operations Assistant: Joseph Chung
Post-Production Assistant:
Barry Weir (eps 1-10)
Chris Greenwood (eps 11-20)
Jessica Silva (eps 11-20)
Sarah Reno (eps 11-20)
Steve Florek (eps 21-25)
Production Assistant:
Brandy Camel (eps 21-25)
Brian Cutts
Daniella Flores (eps 21-25)
David Beltier (eps 1-10)
Emily Nicolas (eps 1-10)
Jasmin Hernandez (eps 11-20)
Joanna Romer (eps 16-20)
Kanako Otomo (eps 11-25)
Regina Brescia (eps 21-25)
Production Coordination: Emily Nicolas (eps 11-25)
Production manager:
Charles Ohta (eps 11-25)
Megumi Kunisada (eps 1-10)
Re-Recording Engineer: Michael Brooks
Recording engineer:
Marco Bustos (eps 1-10, 16-25)
Ollin Saurez (eps 11-25)
Sound Supervision: Patrick Rodman
Subtitling: Andrew Kent
Steven Blum as Ryuudou Yukiatsu

Cindy Robinson as Sote Matsue
Crispin Freeman as Genbatsu Edo
Doug Stone as Kumoshichi
Kyle Hebert as Hozaburo Ogasawara
Michael Pizzuto as Genbatsu Edo(Animax dub)
Mona Marshall as Kyosai Kawanabe
Richard Epcar as Tatsusuke Honjo
Stephanie Sheh as Saizo
Steve Kramer as Yozo Torii

Barbara Goodson as Toshizo Hijikata(eps 19-20)
Beau Billingslea as
Carpenter(ep 8)
Yataro Uchida(ep 10)
Brianne Siddall as Soya Ryudo(ep 19)
Bridget Hoffman as Tae(eps 1-3)
Christopher Smith as
Akera(ep 21)
Bodyguard(ep 18)
Gorota(eps 9, 16)
Man(ep 17)
Masahiro Abe
Master(ep 20)
Namigoro Nankai(ep 7)
Ronin(ep 19)
Cindy Robinson as
Fox(eps 9, 22)
Ota(eps 1-3)
Dan Woren as Kenryo Ichino(eps 14-15)
Dave Mallow as
Nioya(eps 24-25)
Zusyo Okada(ep 22)
David Earnest as Masurao(eps 16-18)
David Lodge as
Dice Roller(ep 5)
Inoue's Steward(ep 3)
Master(ep 22)
Master of Public Bath(ep 1)
Toraichi Hanai(7 episodes
eps 4, 6-7, 11-12, 21, 24
)

Wholesaler(ep 10)
Dorothy Elias-Fahn as
Girl(ep 21)
Tora(ep 22)
Doug Stone as
Master(ep 14)
Yukiwa(ep 16)
Gina Bowes as
Shinzo(ep 13)
Woman(ep 14)
Karen Strassman as
Fan Peddler(ep 20)
Ninai(ep 17)
Keith Silverstein as
Master(eps 14-15)
People(ep 11)
Kirk Thornton as
Nagakata Kawamura(ep 21)
Okada's Friend(ep 22)
Lex Lang as
Apprentice(ep 8)
Seinoshin Kano(eps 10-12)
Mari Devon as
Boy(ep 10)
Old Woman(ep 8)
Shino(eps 4-7)
Vagrant(ep 1)
Megan Hollingshead as
Kiyohana(eps 14-15)
Mistress(ep 3)
Shinzo(ep 13)
Sister(ep 1)
Woman(eps 14, 16)
Mela Lee as
Girl(eps 8, 21)
Shinzo(ep 13)
Ureshino-Oiran(eps 7, 15)
Woman(ep 11)
Merrilyn Crouch as Toku(eps 19-20)
Michael Forest as
Doi-Oiokami-Toshitsura(4 episodes
eps 11-12, 23, 25
)

Master(ep 21)
Michael McConnohie as
Man(ep 14)
Samurai(ep 11)
Yonekichi's Father(ep 18)
Yoshisuke Atobe
Yukiatsu's Father(ep 19)
Michael Sorich as
Bodyguard(eps 17-18)
Man(ep 10)
Merchant(ep 16)
Tamahei
Peggy O'Neal as Oiran(ep 13)
Peter Doyle as Tasaku(ep 23)
Peter Spellos as
Captain(ep 21)
Yoshinobu Narikawa(eps 16-18)
Richard Epcar as
Bodyguard(eps 17-18)
Relative(ep 20)
Ronin(ep 19)
Samurai(ep 20)
Vagrant(ep 1)
Sam Regal as Yonekichi(eps 17-18)
Steve Kramer as
Ryudo's Employee(ep 19)
Vassal(ep 16)
Steve Staley as
Bodyguard(ep 18)
Kogetsu(eps 23-25)
Samurai(ep 20)
Shinzaburo Murasawa(eps 9-10, 15)
Tony Oliver as
Akamatsu(eps 11-12, 21)
Gyosai Kawanabe(ep 13)
Ichino's Colleague(eps 14-15)
Vic Mignogna as
Iwami(ep 24)
Master of Arms Shop(ep 3)
Namigoro Nankai(ep 4)
Nishinomono(ep 21)
Townsman(ep 1)
Wendee Lee as
Girl(ep 21)
Toyokawa(eps 8-10, 22)
William Frederick Knight as
Gambling House Guard(ep 5)
Hikoharu Inoue(ep 3)
Vagrant(ep 1)
English companies
ADR Production: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Animax India > Broadcaster: Animax India
Internet Streaming:
Anime News Network
Crackle
Licensed by: Bandai Entertainment
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