AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission (OAV)

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[ prequel of Agent Aika (OAV) ]

Related anime:
    AIKa ZERO (OAV) (sequel)

Alternative title:
AIKa R-16
Genres: adventure
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Aika Sumeragi, a sixteen year old high school student, offers her services as a C-class Salvager by spreading posters at school after getting her C-class Salvager license. She is immediately hired by Eri Shinkai, Aika's wealthy class president and founder of the Treasure Hunting Club. After being introduced to Karen Minamino, a mysterious girl with unknown background and a butterfly insignia on her left breast, the club starts an oceanographic expedition on Eri's private cruiser to uncover the riddles encoded in Karen's insignia. During their journey more questions arise as Risako Nagisa, the schools form teacher, attempts to sabotage the expedition and capture Karen, and a suspicious underwater airport is found by the team with Aika's beloved Beluga submarine. While the pieces of the puzzle slowly come together, Karen's life is turned upside down when the team discovers ancient technology to which Karen is the key and traces of biogenetic experiments.
User Ratings: 288 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Excellent: 19 votes (sub:15, dub:2, raw:1, others:1
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 Good: 77 votes (sub:44, dub:29, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:2
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 Decent: 79 votes (sub:54, dub:21, raw:1, others:3
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 Bad: 14 votes (sub:14)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
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 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 682 users, rank: #1424 (of 6067)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.222 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.8928, rank: #4061 (of 6061)
Weighted mean: 6.149 (Decent), rank: #4178 (of 6061) (seen all: 6.28 / seen some: 5.23 / won't finish: 3.63)
Bayesian estimate: 6.205 (Decent+), rank: #3711 (of 4611)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 3
Episode titles: We have 3
Vintage:
2007-04-15 (episode 1 on AT-X)
2007-04-25 to 2007-10-26
Release dates: We have 5
Opening Theme:
"Sailing To The Future" by Ami Koshimizu
Ending Theme:
"Rise" by Ami Koshimizu
Official website:
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 1
Review:
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DVD (Region 1)
    AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission (DVD) 2008-06-03 (from $15.51)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Screenplay: Kenichi Kanemaki
Storyboard:
Katsuhiko Nishijima (OP)
Minami Akitsu (eps 1, 3)
Toru Kitahata (ep 2)
Episode Director:
Katsuhiko Nishijima (OP; ep 1)
Toru Kitahata (eps 2-3)
Yasuyuki Fuse (ep 3)
Character Design: Noriyasu Yamauchi
Art Director: Akira Itoman
Art: Akira Itoman (eps 1-3)
Chief Animation Director:
Masaaki Sakurai
Noriyasu Yamauchi
Animation Director:
Nobuhiro Arai (ep 1)
Noriyasu Yamauchi (OP)
Satoru Kiyomaru (ep 3)
Taka Sato (eps 2-3)
Mechanical design: Noriyasu Yamauchi
Art design: Takashi Miyamoto
3D Director: Tatsuya Kawano
Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama
Director of Photography: Yuji Tone
2D CG:
Yousuke Nanjou (OP; eps 1-3)
Yuichi Terao (ep 3)
2nd Key Animation:
Bu Kyung Kim (ep 2)
Byoung-Dae Kim (ep 3)
Dae Woo Lee (ep 2)
Fuyumi Toriyama (ep 2)
Hee Jung Mi (ep 2)
Hye-Ran Park (ep 3)
Hyun Joo Kim (ep 2)
Il Joo Tak (ep 3)
In-Hee Park (eps 2-3)
Jae Hyung Kim (eps 2-3)
Jeong Gwon Lee (ep 2)
Kento Wada (ep 2)
Kim Young-Ju (ep 3)
Kyung-Hee Kim (ep 2)
Mi Jin Lee (eps 2-3)
Min Hee Kim (ep 3)
Sang Min Lee (ep 2)
Seung Hee Han (eps 2-3)
Takanobu Katada (ep 2)
3D Supervision: Tomohiro Kawahara
Accessory Design: Takashi Miyamoto (ep 1)
Accessory Design Assistance: Taka Sato
Assistant producer: Satoshi Igarashi
Background Art:
Boink Mi Lee (GK Entertainment; ep 2)
Eun Kyung Goh (GK Entertainment; eps 2-3)
Hwang Kuk Hee (GK Entertainment; ep 3)
Ji Youn Juen (GK Entertainment; ep 2)
Kang-Ja Park (GK Entertainment; ep 2)
Sang Mi Kweon (GK Entertainment; ep 2)
Se Young Nam (GK Entertainment; ep 3)
Yong Il Park (GK Entertainment; eps 2-3)
Beluga Design: Masami Hayashi
Color Check:
Emiko Okada (ep 2)
Junko Kitagawa (ep 3)
Noriko Komada (ep 1)
Yumiko Mihara (ep 2)
Color design: Eiko Inoue
Color setting:
Eiko Inoue (ep 1)
Emiko Okada (eps 1-2)
Junko Kitagawa (ep 2)
Yumiko Mihara (ep 2)
Creative Staff: Junichi Kato
Editing: Kengo Shigemura (Studio Gong)
Editing Assistant: Tomoko Saitou (eps 1-2)
EH-101 Modeling: Shigeyuki Ninomiya (eps 1-2)
Finish Animation:
Emiko Okada (ep 3)
Eun Jung Lee (ep 2)
Eun Mi Kim (ep 2)
Hee Jin Jung (ep 2)
Houn Ryoung Park (eps 2-3)
Ji Ae Hong (ep 2)
Jinju Park (ep 2)
Joung Hyoun Park (eps 2-3)
Ko Joung-Yun (eps 2-3)
Marie Kuwamoto (eps 1-3)
Mayumi Tomari (eps 1-3)
Mi Ae Shin (ep 2)
Mi Gyeong Kim (eps 2-3)
Noriko Komada (ep 3)
Soo Ryun Shin (ep 2)
Soo Young Lee (eps 2-3)
Sun A Hwang (eps 2-3)
Sung Kyung Hwang (eps 2-3)
Tomoe Watanabe (eps 1-3)
Woo Jin Lee (eps 2-3)
Yumiko Mihara (ep 3)
In-Between Animation:
A Ran Jung (ep 2)
Byung Woo Park (eps 1-3)
Chae Sik Park (ep 2)
Choi Jung-A (eps 2-3)
Eun Young Kim (ep 2)
Eun-Suk Park (eps 2-3)
Gha Bee-Hyeon (ep 2)
Gumm Soon Oh (eps 2-3)
Harutaka Morita (eps 2-3)
Hey Jin Lee (ep 2)
Hironori Hano (ep 1)
Hun Hee Lee (ep 2)
Hyeon Mi Lee (ep 2)
Hyun-jung Lee (ep 2)
Jang So-young (ep 2)
Jeong Ah Kang (ep 2)
Jeong Gwon Lee (ep 1)
Ji Min Han (ep 2)
Jin A Choi (ep 2)
Jin-Hee Lee (eps 2-3)
Jong Soo Park (ep 2)
Ju-Hee Park (ep 2)
Kento Wada (ep 1)
Mi Hyeon Park (ep 2)
Mi Suk Kim (ep 2)
Mi Youn Kim (ep 2)
Mun-hee Park (ep 2)
Ran Young Kim (ep 3)
Sang Min Lee (ep 2)
Sean Hee Sin (ep 2)
Seung Mi Lee (eps 2-3)
Su Jung Han (ep 2)
Sun Hee Sin (ep 3)
Sung Mi Kim (ep 3)
Takayuki Yamashita (eps 2-3)
Yasuji Okumura (eps 1-3)
Yong Hee Kim (ep 2)
Yūta Masaki (ep 1)
In-Between Check:
Hajime Yoshida (ep 1)
Kento Wada (eps 2-3)
Mi Yeon Kim (ep 3)
Sang Min Lee (ep 3)
Music Production: Takahiro Inoue
Photography:
Akito Onoda (T2 Studio; ep 3)
Atsushi Iwasaki (T2 Studio; ep 3)
Chie Katō (T2 Studio; eps 1, 3)
crdai (T2 Studio; ep 1)
Hironobu Horikoshi (T2 Studio)
Hiroshi Iijima (T2 Studio)
Hisashi Goseki (T2 Studio; ep 1)
Hyeon Dae Song (T2 Studio; eps 2-3)
Jiro Tazawa (T2 Studio; eps 2-3)
Kento Sasaki (T2 Studio; eps 2-3)
Naho Kozuka (T2 Studio; eps 1-2)
Natsumi Iriguchi (T2 Studio; ep 1)
Sang Yun Kim (T2 Studio)
Satoshi Namiki (T2 Studio; ep 1)
Shoji Kato (T2 Studio; ep 1)
Tomohiro Takahashi (T2 Studio)
Toshiya Kimura (T2 Studio; ep 3)
Tsubasa Yokoyama (T2 Studio; ep 3)
Yuji Tone (T2 Studio; ep 1)
Production Advancement:
Natsumi Imaide (ep 3)
Ryo Konishi (eps 2-3)
Youichi Beppu (ep 1)
Production Affairs:
Akiko Sato
Megumi Tsubaki
Production Desk: Makoto Kuwahara
Production manager: Daisuke Ueno (ep 1)
Production producer: Midori Isshiki
Publicity: Sachiko Iijima
Publicity Assistance:
Akira Kubota
Shigeyuki Ninomiya
Recording:
Akio Takahashi (Omnibus Japan Sanpunzaka Studio; ep 2)
Akira Sasaki (Omnibus Japan Sanpunzaka Studio; ep 2)
Recording Adjustment:
Eiji Hotta (ep 1)
Tohru Kumakura (eps 2-3)
Sound Effects:
Daisuke Murakami (Sound Ring; ep 1)
Shizuo Kurahashi (Sound Box; eps 2-3)
Sound Production Manager:
Kei Mayama
Takayuki Nukazuka
Special Effects:
Takatoshi Abe (ep 3)
Toyohiko Sakakibara (eps 1-2)
Theme Song Performance: Ami Koshimizu
Titles: Nobuhiro Kawashima (BLUEWATER)
Video Editing:
Emi Maruo (Q-Tec; ep 2)
Haruka Yasumoto (Q-Tec; ep 3)
Mitsuru Onishi (Q-Tec; ep 2)
Takami Tachikawa (Q-Tec; ep 1)
Takashi Kubota (Q-Tec; eps 1, 3)
Ami Koshimizu as Aika Sumeragi

Akio Ohtsuka as Gozo Aida
Mamiko Noto as Karen Minamino
Misato Fukuen as Eri Shingai
Naoko Suzuki as Risako Nagisa
Japanese companies
2D CG: ufotable (ep 3)
2nd Key Animation:
Echo Animation (eps 2-3)
GK Entertainment (eps 2-3)
U-Han Entertainment (ep 2)
Animation Production: Studio Fantasia
Background Art: GK Entertainment
Broadcaster: AT-X
Editing: Studio Gong
Key Animation:
Echo Animation (ep 1)
GK Entertainment (eps 1-3)
Kyung Kang ANIA (ep 1)
Music Production: Columbia Music Entertainment
Music Production Cooperation: Columbia Songs
Original Creator: Studio Fantasia
Photography: T2 Studio
Production: Bandai Visual
Production Cooperation: studio BABEL (ep 1)
Recording Studio:
Omnibus Japan (ep 2)
Omnibus Promotion (ep 3)
Tokyo TV Center (ep 1)
Sound Production: Omnibus Promotion
special effects: Cyan (ep 3)
Special Thanks: JAMSTEC
Video Editing: Q-Tec
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Sam Regal
Translation: Taiki Hikaru
ADR Script: Sam Regal
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi

Chief Producer: Nobuo Masuda
Dialogue Editing: Gian Carlo
Operations Assistant: Joseph Chung
Production Assistant: Brian Cutts
Re-Recording Mixing: Gerald Lassen
Recording engineer: Gian Carlo
Subtitling: Andrew Kent
Cristina Valenzuela as Aika Sumeragi
Kira Buckland as Eri Shingai

Russell Thor as Gozo Aida
Sam Regal as Gusto
Tara Platt as Risako Nagisa

David Vincent as Captain
Erika Weinstein as Karen
Jennifer Alyx as
Member(eps 1-2)
Midori
Laura Post as Member
Lauren Landa as Aki
Russell Thor as Tsukino(ep 2)
Xanthe Huynh as Member

English companies
ADR Production: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Licensed by: Bandai Entertainment
German staff
German cast
(none)
Malika Bayerwaltes as Aika Sumeragi

Gabrielle Pietermann as Eri Shingai
Martina Duncker as Risako Nagisa

Crock Krumbiegel as Kapitän
German companies
Distributor: OVA Films
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