Ogre Slayer (OAV)

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[ adapted from Ogre Slayer (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Onikirimaru (Japanese)
鬼切丸 (Japanese)
귀절환 (Korean)
Themes: school, youkai
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: There was once an ogre (oni) mother who gave birth to human looking child. Instead of an ogre's horn, this child was born with a sword in hand called the "Onigirimaru" or Ogre Slayer. He has no name and is only refered to by the name of his sword. Though he appears human, he is pure ogre. Believing that he will become human once all of his kind vanished from the world of humans, he sets out on his destiny to slay all of his kind. Even now, in the mother world of Japan, he is still out there slaying ogres.
User Ratings: 38 ratings have been given [details]
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Seen in part or in whole by 90 users, rank: #3602 (of 6022)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.263 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.9826, rank: #3955 (of 6015)
Weighted mean: 6.357 (Decent+), rank: #3735 (of 6015) (seen all: 6.50 / seen some: 6.37 / won't finish: 2.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.658 (Good−), rank: #2821 (of 4534)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Episode titles: We have 4
Vintage: 1994
Release dates: We have 4
Ending Theme:
"Owari no Nai Hōkō" (終わりのない彷徨; "Endless Roaming") by Takeshi Kusao
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshio Kato
Script: Kenji Terada
Storyboard: Takao Kato
Original Manga: Kei Kusunoki
Character Design: Masayuki Goto
Art Director: Katsuyoshi Kanemura
Animation Director: Masayuki Goto
Director of Photography:
Hajime Noguchi
Hirokata Takahashi

Theme Song Arrangement: Kazuhiko Toyama
Theme Song Composition: Kazuhiko Toyama
Theme Song Lyrics: MacKanako
Theme Song Performance: Takeshi Kusao
Takeshi Kusao as Onikirimaru

Aya Hisakawa as Moeko(ep 1) 
Chiharu Suzuka as Ryouko(ep 4)
Masako Katsuki as Sae Goto(ep 2)
Yuka Koyama as Yukie(ep 1)

Akio Ohtsuka as Ishuuin
Fumi Hirano as Hannya(ep 3)
Gara Takashima as ogress(ep 4)
Junko Hagimori as Harumi(ep 2)
Junko Shimakata as kindergarten kid(ep 3)
Kayoko Shiraishi as Narrator
Kôhei Miyauchi as monk(ep 2)
Mika Kanai as Akane(ep 3)
Miyoko Aoba as Akane's friend(ep 3)
Rica Fukami as Setsuko(ep 3)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo as Otakemaru(ep 2)
Sakura Tange as Third daughter(ep 4)
Shiho Niiyama as nursery school teacher(ep 3)
Takeshi Kusao as boy with sword
Tomoko Maruo as first daughter(ep 4)
Tomoko Naka as Setsuko's mother(ep 3)
Youko Kawanami as Kazue(ep 4)
Yuko Nagashima as second daughter(ep 4)

Japanese companies
Animation Production: OB Planning
English staff
English cast
Director: Michael Dobson
Screenplay: Danni Lyons
Executive producer: Seiji Horibuchi

Associate producer: Satoru Fujii
Production Supervision: Toshifumi Yoshida
Jason Gray-Stanford as Onikirimaru

Cathy Weseluck as Setsuko
David Sobolov as Priest
Don Brown as Ijuin
Doris Chillcott as Kazue
Janyse Jaud as
Akane
Isouko
Ryoko
Paul Dobson as Ogre
Teryl Rothery as
Marumi
Narrator
Ogre Woman
Ward Perry as Detective(ep 4)
Willow Johnson as Moeko

English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group
Licensed by: Viz Media
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