SaiKano (TV)

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Alternative title:
Larme Ultime (French)
Lei, l'arma finale (Italian)
Mi novia el Arma Definitiva (Spanish)
Saishū Heiki Kanojo (Japanese)
Saishū Heiki Kanojo: The Last Love Song on This Little Planet (Japanese)
She, The Ultimate Weapon
Моя девушка - совершенное оружие (Russian)
最終兵器彼女 (Japanese)
최종병기 그녀 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Shuji and Chise are two Hokkaido high school students barely starting a relationship with each other. Then, with no warning, a squadron of bombers from an unknown country destroy the city of Sapporo. All hope is lost when suddenly, the bombers are destroyed by a small red light floating across the sky. At this point, Shuji finds out that the one responsible for eliminating the enemy forces is Chise, who reveals herself as a cyborg engineered for mass-destruction.
User Ratings: 2167 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 475 votes (sub:359, dub:83, ?:3, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:27
18 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Excellent: 446 votes (sub:358, dub:63, raw:6, ?:1, others:18
9 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Portuguese dubbed
2 Polish subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Very good: 431 votes (sub:330, dub:74, raw:5, ?:4, others:18
6 Spanish subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
3 French subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Good: 326 votes (sub:251, dub:53, ?:2, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:17
9 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese dubbed
)
 Decent: 171 votes (sub:131, dub:28, raw:3, ?:2, others:7
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
)
 So-so: 98 votes (sub:70, dub:21, others:7
3 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Not really good: 62 votes (sub:48, dub:11, ?:1, others:2
2 Spanish dubbed
)
 Weak: 71 votes (sub:50, dub:15, others:6
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 French subtitled
)
 Bad: 31 votes (sub:25, dub:2, others:4
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
)
 Awful: 20 votes (sub:12, dub:6, others:2
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Worst ever: 36 votes (sub:26, dub:6, ?:1, others:3
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
)
Seen in part or in whole by 3802 users, rank: #227 (of 6233)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.639 (Very good−), std. dev.: 2.2655, rank: #1003 (of 6228)
Weighted mean: 7.544 (Very good−), rank: #1028 (of 6228) (seen all: 7.71 / seen some: 6.50 / won't finish: 3.79)
Bayesian estimate: 7.544 (Very good−), rank: #827 (of 4685)
Running time: 23 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage:
2002-07-02 to 2002-09-24
2006-05-10 to 2006-08-02 (Animax Latin America)
Release dates: We have 6
Opening Theme:
"Koisuru Kimochi" by Yuria Yato (eps 2-12)
Ending Theme:
"Sayonara" by Yuria Yato
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 3
Reviews:
SaiKano (Apr 14, 2004)
News: Show:
Viz February DVDs (Oct 14, 2005)
Saikano Live-Action (Sep 23, 2005)
Anime Expo - Viz Media (Jul 4, 2005)
Saikano OAV Trailer (Jan 1, 2005)
Saikano OAV series (Dec 13, 2004)
Anime Expo - VIZ LLC (Jul 19, 2004)
Saikano Release Details (Nov 20, 2003)
Anime Video Games News (Feb 14, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    SaiKano - Girlfriend (DVD 1) 2004-04-27 (from $8.99)
    SaiKano - Break Up (DVD 2) 2004-07-06 (from $4.70)
    SaiKano - Changes (DVD 3) 2004-09-07 (from $4.80)
    SaiKano - Love Song (DVD 4) 2004-11-09 (from $28.88)
    SaiKano - Complete Collection (DVD 1-2) 2005-11-15
    She, The Ultimate Weapon - Complete Collection (DVD) 2015-04-07 (from $22.75)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Mitsuko Kase
Script:
Itaru Era (eps 1-13)
Episode Director:
Akihiko Nishiyama (ep 6)
Hirokazu Yamada (eps 1, 5, 9, 13)
Hiroshi Haraguchi (ep 8)
Hiroyuki Kanbe (ep 12)
Toshinori Narita (ep 3)
Yoshimasa Hiraike (eps 2, 7)
Yuichiro Miyake (eps 4, 10)
Yuu Kou (ep 11)
Unit Director: Yuu Kou (OP; ED)
Music: Takeo Miratsu
Original Manga: Shin Takahashi
Character Design: Hisashi Kagawa
Chief Animation Director: Masayuki Sato
Animation Director:
Chihiro Hayashi (ep 8)
Hisashi Kagawa (ED; OP; ep 5)
Masayuki Sato (eps 1, 9, 13)
Natsuki Egami (ep 4)
Shinichi Nozaki (ep 9)
Shinichiro Takagi (eps 2, 6, 11)
Takahiko Yoshida (eps 3, 7, 12)
Toru Yonemoto (ep 12)
Mechanical design: Hiroyuki Kanbe
3D Director: Hiroaki Matsuura
Sound Director: Keiichiro Miyoshi
Director of Photography: Haruhide Ishiguro
2D CGI: Yousuke Nanjou (OP)
Assistant Animation Director:
Takao Takegami (eps 5, 7)
Toru Yonemoto (eps 3, 9)
Assistant Episode Director: Tomoaki Ohta (eps 4, 10)
Assistant producer: Tsuyoshi Wakamatsu
Associate producer:
Hiroyuki Yamane
Teruji Hishiyama
Background Art:
Choong Hyun You (DR Movie)
Dong Hye Kang (DR Movie)
Eun Jung Yu (DR Movie)
Heon Jin Choi (DR Movie)
Hidenori Sano (Studio Easter)
Hisaharu Iijima (Studio Easter)
Hwa Jung Kim (DR Movie)
Hyun Ok Seok (DR Movie)
Jeong Ho Jang (DR Movie)
Ji Young Shin (DR Movie)
Jung Chul Lim (DR Movie)
Keuk Sun Jeon (DR Movie)
Seong Yong An (DR Movie)
Soo Jung Lee (DR Movie)
Sun Hak Jeon (DR Movie)
Sun-Woo Kim (DR Movie)
Won Cheol Seo (DR Movie)
Won Jong Seo (DR Movie)
Youngil Park (DR Movie)
Color Coordination: Eri Suzuki
Compositing: Atsushi Takeyama (OP)
Dialect Coach: Hiromi Konno (Hokkaidô dialect)
Digital Director: Mitsuhiro Karato
Digital Paint:
Hiromi Kobayashi (ep 4)
Natsue Sasaki (ep 4)
Reiko Kitajima (ep 4)
Satoru Ooki (ep 4)
Sayuri Okada (ep 9)
Tomomi Asawa (ep 4)
Yuko Ueda (ep 4)
Effects: Masaya Suzuki (ED)
Eyecatch Illustration: Shin Takahashi (eps 2-13)
In-Between Animation:
Keiko Horise (ep 4)
Kouichi Shimoda (ep 9)
Shoko Kushibiki (ep 4)
Shunsuke Kanou (ep 4)
Sunao Kotomi (ep 4)
Tsukasa Ohira (ep 4)
Yuko Yoshinomura (ep 4)
Key Animation:
Akira Takeuchi (ep 4)
Chieko Miyakawa (Studio Cockpit; eps 1, 5, 13)
Dong Joon Kim (DR Movie; eps 3, 5-6)
Dong Sik Kim (DR Movie; ep 3)
Dong-Wook Lee (DR Movie; eps 9, 11)
Fumiko Yoshida (ep 5)
Fumitoshi Oizaki (ep 3)
Goro Taki (ep 4)
Hee Kyu Jang (DR Movie; epd. 3, 5-6)
Hidenori Hanesaka (ep 4)
Hideto Komori (eps 7, 12-13)
Hideyuki Kanesaka (eps 4, 10)
Hideyuki Kita (Nakamura Pro; ep 11)
Hiroki Mutaguchi (eps 9, 13)
Hironori Hisashima (ep 9)
Hiroshi Mimata (5 episodes
eps 1, 5, 9, 12-13
)

Hiroshi Takaguchi (eps 3, 12)
Hiroyuki Kanbe (ep 12)
Hisashi Kagawa (Studio Cockpit; eps 1, 13)
Hye-Jung Heo (DR Movie; ep 9)
Hyeon Joon Kim (DR Movie; eps 5-6)
Hyung-Il Kim (DR Movie; eps 2, 6)
Ikuo Kuwana (ep 13)
Il Jin Hwang (DR Movie; eps 2, 6, 9, 11)
Joong-Deok Shin (DR Movie; eps 1, 6, 11)
Jun Takagi (ED; ep 7)
Jun'ya Kikuchi (Nakamura Pro; ep 11)
Kayoko Yabuki (Nakamura Production; ep 11)
Kazunori Higuchi (ep 4)
Kazuya Kuroda (ep 1)
Kei Ajiki (eps 4, 10)
Keiko Kitani (ep 4)
Keisuke Masunaga (ep 13)
Kenichi Nagai (ep 12)
Kenji Ishida (Studio Wanpack; ep 12)
Kil Yong Jang (DR Movie; eps 1, 6, 9, 11)
Kim Hyun Jung (DR Movie; eps 5-6)
Kiyoshi Matsushita (ep 13)
Koji Haneda (ep 8)
Koji Miura (ep 8)
Kouichi Kimura (eps 3, 7, 13)
Kouichi Shimoda (eps 1, 11)
Kwang Seok Yang (DR Movie; ep 2)
Makiko Yamazaki (ep 8)
Manabu Kawada (ep 8)
Mari Nakatani (eps 4, 8, 10)
Masahiro Yamanaka (Studio Cockpit; eps 1, 5, 13)
Masakazu Okada (eps 5, 12)
Masaki Inoue (ep 8)
Masateru Tanigawa (eps 5, 7, 12-13)
Masayuki Sato (Studio Cockpit; ep 5)
Me-Ah Heo (DR Movie; ep 9)
Miki Yoshikawa (Studio Cockpit; ep 1)
Min Bae Lee (DR Movie; eps 2, 6, 9, 11)
Minoru Watanabe (eps 7, 12)
Mitsuko Baba (Studio Cockpit; ep 1)
Miyuki Nakamura (ep 8)
Motonori Nishibe (eps 4, 10)
Nobuaki Yoshida (ep 12)
Nobuo Horii (ep 3)
Noriko Onoda (ep 8)
Park So-Yun (DR Movie; eps 5-6, 11)
Pil Kang Kim (DR Movie; eps 3, 5-6)
Seok In Lee (DR Movie; eps 3, 5-6)
Seong Hun Kim (DR Movie; ep 11)
Seung Hee Yoo (DR Movie; eps 1, 6)
Shinichi Nozaki (eps 1-2, 13)
Shinichiro Takagi (ep 6)
Shinmei Saito (eps 4, 10)
Shoichi Masuo (ep 1)
Soo bok Park (DR Movie; eps 5-6)
Soon Young Seo (DR Movie; ep 6)
Sung Hae Lee (DR Movie; ep 3)
Sung-Ok Baek (DR Movie; eps 9, 11)
Taiichiro Kohara (ep 8)
Takaaki Sawada (Studio Wanpack; ep 12)
Takahiko Yoshida (eps 1, 7, 12)
Takao Takegami (eps 3, 12)
Takashi Hirabayashi (eps 10, 13)
Takashi Hiyama (ep 10)
Takashi Yokoyama (ep 4)
Takayoshi Hashimoto (Studio Mu; eps 7, 12)
Takehiro Hamatsu (ep 3)
Takeshi Imai (ep 3)
Tatsufumi Tamagawa (ep 7)
Tatsuo Nakajima (Nakamura Pro; ep 11)
Terumi Nishii (Studio Cockpit; eps 1, 5)
Tokio Ariake (eps 12-13)
Tomoaki Ohta (eps 4, 10)
Tomohiro Kawahara (ep 2)
Tomoko Tanaka (eps 5, 13)
Toru Yonemoto (eps 1-2, 7, 12)
Toru Yoshida (OP)
Toshiharu Kumaoka (ep 8)
Toshihiko Shimada (ep 3)
Yasunori Matsumura (eps 3, 7, 12)
Yong Sik Kim (DR Movie; eps 3, 5)
Yoshiaki Katayama (Studio Wanpack; ep 12)
Yoshie Sakata (ep 8)
Yoshihiko Umakoshi (Studio Cockpit; ep 1)
Yoshito Aoki (eps 5, 13)
Young-Rae Cho (DR Movie; eps 9, 11)
Yu Mi Kim (DR Movie; ep 9)
Yuichiro Miyake (ep 10)
Yuji Takahashi (eps 1-2)
Yuki Chika (Studio Mu; eps 7, 12)
Main Title: Noboru Okano
Mechanical Supervision: Hiroyuki Kanbe
Monitor Graphics: Yousuke Nanjou
Music Editing: Yutaka Gouda
Music producer: Takeshi Ando
Production Advancement:
Jiro Hamada (eps 3, 13)
Masumi Okimoto (eps 4, 10)
Shinya Kato (eps 1, 7)
Takahiro Suzuki (eps 3, 9)
Taketoshi Umemura (eps 1, 5, 11)
Tetsuo Ichimura (eps 2, 6, 12)
Tomoko Amano (ep 8)
Yoko Takamizawa (ep 8)
Production Affairs: Megumi Tsubaki
Production Assistant: Yasuki Hori
Production Desk: Eiji Sumitomo
Production Office Manager: Koji Kajita
Program Publicity:
Bunyu Mizutani
Toshihiro Hosoda
Publicity Producer: Nobuyuki Iinuma
Recording Adjustment: Kazunari Tanaka
Setting Production: Jiro Hamada
Sound Effects:
Takuya Hasegawa (Sound Box)
Sound Production Manager:
Shinsaku Tanaka
Takuya Ono
Texture: Shin Inoie
Theme Song Composition: Yuria Yato
Theme Song Performance: Yuria Yato
Fumiko Orikasa as Chise
Shirou Ishimoda as Shuuji

Miki Itou as Fuyumi
Shinichiro Miki as Tetsu
Tetsu Shiratori as Atsushi
Yuu Sugimoto as Akemi

Atsushi Ii as Kawahara
Gou Aoba as Soldier D (ep 6)
Hideaki Tezuka as Staff A (ep 3)
Hiroaki Ishikawa as Customer B (ep 11)
Hiromi Konno as Rie
Hiroshi Naka as Old man (ep 11)
Hiroshi Yanaka as Soldier C (eps 7-8)
Hiroyuki Yoshino as
Customer D (ep 11)
Shingo (ep 9)
Iho Hayakawa as Woman (ep 2)
Jiro Saito as Soldier B (eps 3, 6)
Jun Fukuyama as Ground staff 1 (ep 2)
Kazuhiko Inoue as Shuuji's Father
Kazuhiro Nakata as Soldier B (ep 10)
Keiji Okuda as Staff B (ep 3)
Kentaro Honda as Ground staff 2 (ep 2)
Kishô Taniyama as
Takamura (eps 4-5)
Take (eps 1-2)
Kiyomi Asai as Seiko
Mai Nakahara as Iku (ep 10)
Makoto Aoki as Soldier C (ep 3)
Manabu Muraji as Itou
Masakazu Suzuki as Soldier C (ep 5)
Mika Doi as Shuuji's Mother
Norihiro Inoue as Schooler (ep 12)
Rintarou Nishi as Soldier A (eps 7-9)
Sachiko Kojima as Yukari
Sousuke Komori as Masa (ep 11)
Taiki Matsuno as Ryouhei (ep 4)
Takahiro Mizushima as Soldier A (ep 6)
Takashi Inagaki as Akemi's father (ep 10)
Takashi Nagasako as Soldier B (eps 7-9)
Takehiro Koyama as Language teacher (ep 5)
Tomoyuki Shimura as Gorou (ep 11)
Toshiharu Sakurai as Customer C (ep 11)
Yasunori Masutani as Escaping soldier (ep 8)
Yuka Shioyama as Chise's younger brother
Yukari Hirano as Mother (ep 12)
Yumi Kakazu as Satomi
Yuria Yato as Female student A (ep 10)
Yutaka Aoyama as Soldier C (ep 10)
Yutaka Nakano as Staff (ep 7)
Yuuji Kishi as
Kazu
Soldier A (ep 3)
Yuuto Kazama as Soldier B (ep 5)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Gonzo
Broadcaster: Family Gekijou
Key Animation:
Dr. Movie (7 episodes
eps 1-3, 5-6, 9, 11
)

Nakamura Production (ep 11)
Studio Cockpit (eps 1, 5)
Studio Mu (eps 7, 12)
Studio Wanpack (eps 4, 10, 12)
Photography: Gonzo
Photography Assistance:
Ace Creation (ep 9)
Buyu (ep 10)
Studio Viola (eps 9, 12-13)
Planning Assistance: Family Gekijou
Production Assistance:
Buyu (eps 4, 10)
Palm Studio (ep 8)
Recording Studio: Omnibus Japan
Sound Effects: Sound Box
Sound Production: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
English staff
English cast
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
John Ledford (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Seiji Horibuchi
Producer:
David Del Rio (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Hiromi Makepeace
John Ledford (Sentai Filmworks re-release)

Adaptation: Toshifumi Yoshida
Disc Authoring: Joel McCray (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
DVD Menu Design: Larry Koteff (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Production:
Joey Goubeaud (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Roxanne Terrell (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Production Assistant:
Cameron Hohle (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
E.W. Rector III (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Jose DeArmas (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Kjell Doucet (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Ned Gayle (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Shannon Reed (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Production Coordination: Janice Williams (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Production manager: Luke Patterson (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark Escott
Recording engineer: Mark Escott
Song Translations: Rika Takahashi (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Subtitle Script: Peter Makepeace
Subtitling: Neal Barnes (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch (Sentai Filmworks re-release)
Voice Direction: Elaine Clark
Mark Atherlay as Shuji

Amy Provenzano as Akemi
Elaine Clark as Fuyumi
Joe Wyka as Atsushi

David Arendash as Mr. Kawahara
Elaine Clark as Shuji's Mother
Jesse Spencer as Shuji's Father
M.J. Reynolds as Nori
Nick Shakoour as Kazu
Nicole Emi as Yukari
English companies
ADR Production: Voice One
Distributor: Manga Entertainment (UK)
DVD Production: Video Arts, Inc.
Licensed by:
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Sentai Filmworks (2014)
Viz Media
Recording Studio: Robert Berke Studio
Video Post Production: Video Arts, Inc.
Korean cast
Korean staff
(none)
Jeong-Mi Bae as Chise
Wan-Gyeong Seong as Shuuji

Eui-Jin Chae as Fuyumi
Hong Soyeong as Akemi
Sang-Heon Lee as Atsushi
Song Junseok as Tetsu

Gwang-Ju Jeon as Nori
Lee Yeongran as Yukari
Seo-Yeong Kim as Rie
Seung-Tae Kim as Take
Korean companies
(none)
French staff
French cast
Translation: Nicolas Priet

Adaptation: Géraldine Maquaire
Artistic Direction: Valérie Uzan
Digital Art: François Uzan
(none)
French companies
Distributor: Manga Distribution
Publisher: Déclic Images
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Animax Latin America
Dubbing Producer: Intertrack TV Producciones (Cuernavaca, Mexico)
Dubbing Studio: Doblajes Paris S.A de C.V. (Cuernavaca, Mexico)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Gualtiero Cannarsi

Scriptwriting: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Eva Padoan as Chise
Marco Vivio as Shuji

Debora Magnaghi as Fuyumi
Leonardo Graziano as Atsushi
Niseem Onorato as Tetsu
Perla Liberatori as Akemi

Dario Penne as Kawahara
Gianluca Iacono as
Nakamura
Take
Graziella Porta as Madre di Shuji
Marco Balzarotti as Scienzato (ep 12)
Maurizio Scattorin as Padre di Akemi
Omar Vitelli as Nori
Raffaele Farina as Padre di Shuji
Veronica Puccio as Satomi
Italian companies
Distributor: Shin Vision
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Dubbing Director: Angelica Santos
Portuguese companies
Dubbing Studio: Álamo
Translation: JBC
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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