Takegami - Guardian of Darkness (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Ankoku Shinden Takegami (Japanese) 
Guardian of Darkness 
暗黒神伝承 武神 ~十六夜情話~ (Japanese) 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: Three evil dragons from ancient times arise to earth to destroy the land and devour the souls of the weak. Only Koichi, with the power of the ancient warrior-god Takegami residing within him can fulfill the prophecy and defeat the growing evil. There is only one problem, Koichi may not be willing to fight. 
User Ratings: 64 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: -
 Excellent: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
 Very good: 9 votes (dub:4, sub:4, raw:1)
 Good: 8 votes (sub:4, dub:4)
 Decent: 15 votes (sub:8, dub:7)
 So-so: 12 votes (sub:8, dub:4)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Weak: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:3)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 134 users, rank: #3112 (of 5998)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.578 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.0827, rank: #4988 (of 5995)
Weighted mean: 5.566 (Decent−), rank: #5009 (of 5995) (seen all: 5.55 / seen some: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 5.877 (Decent), rank: #4053 (of 4547)
Running time: 45 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 3 
Vintage:
1990 
1990-03-23 to 1992-01-24 
Release dates: We have 3
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DVD (Region 1)
    Guardian of Darkness (DVD) 2003-07-29

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Osamu Yamasaki 
Script: Osamu Yamasaki 
Music: Seikou Nagaoka 
Character Design:
Kenichi Ohnuki 
Masami Obari 
Art Director: Chisato Sunagawa 
Animation Director:
Kenichi Ohnuki (eps 1-3) 
Masami Obari (eps 1-3) 
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda 
Director of Photography: Takashi Azuhata 
Executive producer:
Makoto Hasegawa 
Tomoyuki Miyata 
Assistant Animation Director: Masanori Nishii (eps 1-3) 
Key Animation:
Akira Inoue (ep 3) 
Akira Oguro (ep 1) 
Eiichi Akiyama (ep 3) 
Hidehiko Okano (ep 3) 
Hidenori Matsubara (ep 1) 
Hidetoshi Yoshida (ep 1) 
Hiroaki Gohda (ep 1) 
Hiroaki Oogami (ep 1) 
Hitoshi Haga (ep 3) 
Kazuhiro Ochi (ep 2) 
Kazuto Nakazawa (ep 1) 
Kenji Teraoka (ep 2) 
Koichi Usami (eps 1-3) 
Kunihiro Abe (eps 2-3) 
Masahiro Okamura (ep 3) 
Masami Obari (ep 1) 
Masanori Nishii (ep 1) 
Masashi Yanagishita (ep 2) 
Miho Nakata (ep 1) 
Misao Abe (ep 3) 
Misao Nakano (ep 2) 
Mitsuharu Kajitani (ep 2) 
Miyuki Inoue (ep 3) 
Motoko Hiraishi (eps 2-3) 
Nobuyoshi Habara (ep 1) 
Osamu Tsuruyama (eps 1-3) 
Osamu Yamasaki (ep 3) 
Ryoichi Oki (ep 2) 
Satoshi Shigeta (eps 2-3) 
Shin Matsuo (eps 1-2) 
Shinji Hashimoto (ep 1) 
Shinsuke Terasawa (ep 3) 
Takashi Wada (ep 2) 
Takeyuki Mizumura (ep 3) 
Tomoaki Kado (ep 3) 
Tooru Misaka (ep 1) 
Toru Yoshida (ep 2) 
Toshihiro Kikuchi (ep 2) 
Toshimitsu Kobayashi (eps 1, 3) 
Yasuhiro Seo (ep 1) 
Yasushi Muraki (ep 2) 
Yoshie Kawamura (ep 1) 
Yukio Okano (ep 3) 
Yumi Nakayama (ep 2) 
Monster Design: Masami Obari 
Special Effects: Satoru Abe 
Kazuhiko Inoue as Koichi 
Noriko Hidaka as Terumi Amano 

Norio Wakamoto as Susanoh 
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Sayoko Matsuura 

Kazuhiko Inoue as Buckingham 
Rei Sakuma as Motoko Takara 
Shinji Ogawa as Ryujin 
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Unkei 
Wataru Takagi as Rago 
Yumi Touma as Satsuki 
Japanese companies
Production:
J.C. Staff 
JVC 
Production Assistance: Minamimachi Bugyousho 
English staff
English cast
Director: Jim Malone 
Dubbing Director: Peter Bavaro 
Translation: Kevin McKeown 
Executive producer: John O'Donnell 
Producer: Stephanie Shalofsky 

Dubbing Supervision: Anthony Salerno 
DVD Coordination: Karel Havle 
Editing Assistant: Mark Smith 
On-Line Assistant: Dean Raimondo 
Online Editor:
Guy Federico 
Phil Poli 
Lisa Ortiz as Terumi 
Ted Lewis as Koichi 

David Moo as Jiunbo 
Melanie Jones as Sayoko 
Ross Charap as Head Priest 
Ted Gregory as Susanoo 

George Leaver as Dragon 
Rachael Lillis as Satsuki 
Sharon Becker as Motoko 

Asia 
English companies
Digital Download: Direct2Drive 
Distributor: ADV Films (UK) (UK) 
DVD Menu Design: Crush Digital Video 
DVD Premastering: Crush Digital Video 
Editing Facility: Chromavision 
Licensed by: Central Park Media 
Recording Facility: Sonomat, Inc. 
Recording Studio: Taj Studios Inc. 
Subtitles: Captions, Inc. 
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