Ghost Slayers Ayashi (TV)

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Related anime:
    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) 
Genres: adventure , comedy , drama , supernatural 
Themes: historical , superpowers 
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: 333 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: 95 votes (sub:76, dub:17, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Decent: 57 votes (sub:49, dub:7, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 So-so: 26 votes (sub:24, dub:2)
 Not really good: 12 votes (sub:11, dub:1)
 Weak: 10 votes (sub:9, ?:1)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 945 users, rank: #1094 (of 5989)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.943 (Good), std. dev.: 1.6255, rank: #2533 (of 5983)
Weighted mean: 6.863 (Good), rank: #2557 (of 5983) (seen all: 7.09 / seen some: 6.55 / won't finish: 5.20)
Bayesian estimate: 6.887 (Good), rank: #2266 (of 4522)
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 $8.99)
    Ghost Slayers Ayashi - Part 1 Limited Edition (DVD) 2009-02-03 (from $13.95)
    Ghost Slayers Ayashi - Part 2 (DVD) 2009-04-07 (from $6.81)
    Ghost Slayers Ayashi - Part 3 (DVD) 2009-07-07 (from $2.89)
    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, 25)  (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 
Color setting:
Yasuko Suenaga 
Yukari Goto 
Ending Animation:
Atsushi Takeyama 
Atsushi Yamagata 
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 
Chinami Nishimura as Outa 
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 
Vanilla Yamazaki as Fox 
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 
Jamieson Price as Abi 
Julie Ann Taylor as Atl 
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(ep 21)  (ep 8) 
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 
Broadcaster:
Animax Asia 
Animax India 
iaTV 
Internet Streaming:
Anime News Network 
Crackle 
Licensed by: Bandai Entertainment 
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