Blue Drop (TV)

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[ prequel of Blue Drop (manga) ]

Alternative title:
Blue Drop - Tenshi-tachi no Gikyoku (Japanese)
BLUE DROP ~天使達の戯曲~ (Japanese)
Themes: aliens, school, yuri
Objectionable content: Mild
Copyright notice: © Akihito Yoshitomi, MediaWorks, Akita Shoten / PROJECT BD
Plot Summary: Mari Wakatake has been living with her Grandmother for the past 5 years after a tragedy caused the loss of her home, friends and family, as well as her memories. Fearing for her future, her Grandmother admits her into Kaihou Academy, for her to make friends, instead of home studying. Although reluctant to go, she does and meets Hagino Sekonji. At first appearance, this girl appears like a normal student but inside her lies a deep secret that relates to the tragedy of 5 years ago.
User Ratings: 559 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 35 votes (sub:34, dub:1)
 Excellent: 69 votes (sub:53, dub:13, raw:3)
 Very good: 139 votes (sub:107, dub:29, ?:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Good: 133 votes (sub:110, dub:17, ?:3, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Decent: 89 votes (sub:75, dub:13, raw:1)
 So-so: 40 votes (sub:28, dub:11, others:1
1 German subtitled
)
 Not really good: 25 votes (sub:19, dub:6)
 Weak: 18 votes (sub:15, dub:2, ?:1)
 Bad: 8 votes (sub:7, dub:1)
 Awful: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 1105 users, rank: #955 (of 6009)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.014 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7944, rank: #2212 (of 6002)
Weighted mean: 6.903 (Good), rank: #2473 (of 6002) (seen all: 7.05 / seen some: 6.54 / won't finish: 4.64)
Bayesian estimate: 6.916 (Good), rank: #2206 (of 4564)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage: 2007-10-02 to 2007-12-25
Opening Theme:
"BLUE" by Suara
Ending Theme:
"Tsubomi - Blue Dreams" (蕾-blue dreams-) by Suara
Official website:
BLUE DROP (Japanese)
Trivia: We have 2
Review:
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DVD (Region 1)
    Blue Drop - The Complete Collection (DVD) 2010-09-07 (from $34.44)
    Blue Drop - The Complete Series (Sub.DVD) 2009-11-17 (from $14.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Masahiko Ohkura
Series Composition: Natsuko Takahashi
Screenplay:
Akihito Yoshitomi (ep 7)
Daisuke Watanabe (eps 2, 8, 10-11)
Mari Koeda (ep 3)
Masahiko Ohkura
Natsuko Takahashi (5 episodes
eps 1, 4, 9, 12-13
)

Storyboard: Kotomi Deai (ep 9)
Unit Director: Kotomi Deai (ep 9)
Music: The Kintsuru
Original Concept: Masahiko Ohkura
Original creator: Akihito Yoshitomi
Character Design: Itsuko Takeda
Art Director: Masanobu Nomura (Biho)
Chief Animation Director: Itsuko Takeda
Animation Director:
Mari Koeda (eps 11, 13)
Noritomo Hattori (eps 6, 12)
Mechanical design:
Atsushi Takeuchi (Battleship Blue)
Kōichirō Yonemura
3D Director: Hiroshi Shiroi
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Director of Photography: Naoyuki Wada
Producer:
Fuminori Yamazaki (Showgate)
Keisuke Hori (Memory Tech)
Shigenori Iwase (King Records)
Shinichi Nakamura (Pony Canyon)
Yutaka Ohashi (Showgate)

2D Graphics Design: Kanako Yamada
Animation producer: Kōji Sone
Assistant Director: Masaharu Tomoda
Color design: Shigenobu Kaihou
Editing: Kengo Shigemura
Music producer: Noriko Nakamura
Theme Song Arrangement:
Hitoshi Fujima (OP)
Junpei Fujita (ED)
Theme Song Composition:
Clara (OP)
Michio Igasa (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Bee' (ED)
Masahiko Ohkura (OP)
Theme Song Performance: Suara (OP/ED)
2nd Key Animation:
Anime R (ep 9)
Asahi Production (ep 10)
drop (ep 4)
Echo (ep 4)
GEUMWOO (eps 4, 10)
Studio Action (eps 4, 11)
Studio Cj (eps 11-12)
Synod (ep 10)
3d Animation: Gonzo
3D Modeling: Gonzo
Animation Production:
Asahi Production
BeSTACK
Backgrounds: Studio Bihou
Broadcaster:
AT-X (2007-11-09)
Chiba TV (2007-10-02)
KBS Kyoto (2007-10-02)
Mie TV (2007-10-02)
Tokyo MX TV (2007-10-05)
TV Kanagawa (2007-10-05)
TV Saitama (2007-10-04)
TV Wakayama (2007-10-07)
Finish Animation:
Asahi Production (eps 1-2, 5, 11)
CCOMA Animation (ep 8)
CCR (ep 8)
DEXS (ep 5)
drop (ep 4)
Echo (ep 4)
Fan Out Studio B2 (ep 5)
G&G Entertainment (ep 13)
GEUMWOO (eps 4, 10)
MSC (ep 9)
RIC (ep 9)
Studio Cj (eps 11-13)
Studio Elle (ep 9)
Synod (ep 10)
T2 Studio (ep 9)
Wish (ep 9)
Xuyang Animation (5 episodes
eps 1, 6-7, 12-13
)

In-Between Animation:
Animation Planet (ep 9)
Asahi Production (6 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 7, 10-11
)

Bones Animation Dept. (ep 9)
CCOMA Animation (ep 8)
drop (eps 4, 9)
Echo (ep 4)
G&G Entertainment (ep 13)
GEUMWOO (eps 4, 10)
HYOIN Animation (ep 3)
Mook Animation (ep 9)
Picture Magic (ep 9)
Production I.G (ep 9)
Sakura Create (ep 9)
Studio Action (ep 11)
Studio Barcelona (ep 9)
Studio Cj (eps 11-13)
Studio DEEN (ep 9)
Studio Live (ep 9)
Synod (ep 10)
Triple A (ep 9)
union CHO (ep 9)
Xuyang Animation (5 episodes
eps 1, 6-7, 12-13
)

In-between Check:
Studio Action (ep 11)
Studio Cj (ep 11)
Key Animation:
Anime Roman (ep 13)
CCOMA Animation (ep 8)
Echo (ep 4)
G&G Entertainment (ep 13)
GEUMWOO (eps 4, 10)
HYOIN Animation (ep 3)
Last House (ep 13)
Nakamura Production (ep 5)
Studio Action (ep 11)
Studio Cj (ep 13)
Synod (ep 10)
Tokyo Animation Center (ep 5)
Mechanical Design: Production I.G (Battleship Blue)
Photography: Asahi Production
Production Cooperation:
AZETA PICTURES (eps 5, 11)
JCF (eps 3, 8)
Manglobe (ep 9)
Plum (eps 4, 10)
Japanese cast
Akiko Yajima as Mari Wakatake
Miyuki Sawashiro as Hagino Senkōji

Ai Orikasa as Azanael
Akeno Watanabe as Akane Kawashima
Kimiko Saito as Hiroko Funatsumaru
Miho Yamada as Yūko Sugawara
Satsuki Yukino as Michiko Kōzuki
Youko Asagami as Shivariel
Yuko Goto as Tsubael

Ai Bandou as Mie
Ai Nonaka as Futaba Suzuki
Akiko Takeguchi as Hiroko's Mother
Emi Shinohara as Yuriko Funatsumaru
Hisanori Koyatsu as Kobun Kyoshi
Hitomi Nabatame as
Noval Operator 1
Operator
Seito 1
Jin Domon as Radio
Jiro Saito as Gen-san
Jouji Nakata as Fukamachi School Headmaster
Katsuhiro Harasawa as Kanseikan
Keiji Okuda as Chinpira A
Kiyomitsu Mizuuchi as Untenshu
Kôzô Shioya as Michiko's father(ep 12)
Mami Horikoshi as Michiko's mother(ep 12)
Masayo Kurata as Onomil
Mayumi Asano as Sagara(ep 6)
Minoru Inaba as Hasegawa(ep 1)
Misaki Sekiyama as Kangofu
Miyuki Ichijou as Maiyama School Head of Affairs
Saori Seto as Noval Operator 3
Seirou Ogino as Untenshu Taxi
Shintarou Oohata as Kyoshi 2
Takayuki Masuda as Chinpira B
Takuya Satō as Kyoshi 1
Tomoko Kawakami as Kasagol
Tsuguo Mogami as
Aide(ep 1)
Fukukan
Yoetsu Suzuki as TV Ana
Yuka Iguchi as
Noval Operator 2(ep 13)
Seito 2
Yuka Inokuchi as Noval Operator 2
Yuki Tamaki as El Boll Commander
Yukiko Hirotsu as Kazumi Yamada
Yuudai Satou as Chinpira C
Yuuko Mougi as Mari's grandmother(ep 1)
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Matt Greenfield
Translation: Camellia Nieh
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi
John Ledford
Producer: Joey Goubeaud

Additional ADR Engineer:
Brent Marshall
Christopher Bourque
ADR Engineer:
Brent Marshall (eps 5-13)
Bryan Leach
Matt Crawford (eps 5-13)
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes
DVD Menu Design: Larry Koteff
Graphics: Larry Koteff
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Production Assistant: Kayla King
Sound Design & Mix: Brent Marshall
Subtitle Timing: Christopher Williams
Hilary Haag as Mari Wakatake
Monica Rial as Hagino Senkoji

Brittney Karbowski as Tsubael
Hannah Alcorn as Michiko Kozuki
Kelly Manison as Azanael
Laura Chapman as Shivariel
Luci Christian as Yuko Sugawara
Shannon Emerick as Hiroko Funatsumaru
Tiffany Grant as Akane Kawashima

Allison Sumrall as
Kasagol
Yoriko Funatsumaru(ep 7)
Carli Mosier as
Novaal Operator 1(ep 3)
Novaal Operator 2(eps 4-6, 10-13)
Chris Ayres as
Classics Teacher(ep 2)
Lieutenant
Michiko's Father(eps 8, 10)
Thug 3(ep 4)
Van Driver(ep 7)
Cynthia Martinez as
Baby Noriko(ep 7)
Mie Sato
George Manley as
Hasegawa(Mari's Driver)
Thug 2(ep 4)
John Swasey as Headmaster Fukamachi
Kara Greenberg as Onomil
Marcy Rae as Director Maiyama
Monica Passley as Futaba Sizuki
Nancy Novotny as Novaal Operator 1(eps 4-6, 10-13)
Rob Mungle as
Gen(Gardener)
Taxi Driver(ep 7)
Thug 1(ep 4)
Serena Varghese as Kazumi Yamada
Shelley Calene-Black as
Funatsumaru's Mother(ep 7)
Mari's Grandmother
Michiko's Mother(eps 8, 10)
Sagara(ep 6)
Tiffany Grant as
Blue AI
Mitsuyo Asakura(Cook)

English companies
ADR Production: Seraphim Digital
DVD Production: Seraphim Digital
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
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