Anime Spotlight - Red Data Girl

by Justin Sevakis,

April 3, 2013 (Japanese Broadcast)

Key Staff

Director: Toshiya Shinohara
    (Black Butler, Inu Yasha movies 1-4, Book of Bantorra)
Series Composition & Script: Michiko Yokote
    (Genshiken, Squid Girl, xxxHolic, Kobato.)
Original Character Design: Mel Kishida
    (Hanasaku Iroha, Heaven's Memo Pad, Sound of the Sky)
Animation Production


Mel Kishida x PA Works x Kadokawa Shoten
The greatest masterpiece in modern fantasy by popular author Noriko Ogiwara, is now getting animated!
Kadokawa Bunko 65th anniversary production, Red Data Girl

What is RDG, Red Data Girl?

--A girl who's an endangered species. The name is derived from “Red Data Book” (RDB), a book which organizes data on wildlife in danger of extinction. She possesses a mysterious and unique power that everyone seeks to obtain for themselves.

I want to change. I have to!, Both myself, and the future.
But…I want to be a normal girl.


Along the world heritage site, Kumano Kodo, lies a hidden shrine, Tamakura Jinja. Izumiko Suzuhara was raised at the shrine by her grandfather, the head priest, and barely knows anything about the outside world. She's a shy girl with two long braids, and glasses. Whenever she touches a computer or phone, it freezes.

“I want to be a normal girl.”

Then one day, as she worried over the difference between herself and others, her childhood friend, Miyuki Sagara came to Tamakura Jinja, and winds up transferring to Izumiko's middle school?!

--A destiny even Izumiko herself is unaware of quietly begins to move.


Izumiko Suzuhara
VA: Saori Hayami
Izumiko is extremely shy and knows little about the world. Because of her parents' work, she was raised by her grandfather at Kumano Tamakura Jinja. A secret lies behind her long, twin braids…
Miyuki Sagara
VA: Kouki Uchiyama
Izumiko's childhood friend and classmate. His great grades and handsome looks make him popular with girls, but he's obstinate towards Izumiko. He comes from a family line of Mountain priest, and he's also training to be one.
Satoru Wamiya
VA: Rie Kugimiya
One of Izumiko's classmates at Awatani Middle School.


Izumiko Suzuhara
Saori Hayami
Miyuki Sagara
Kouki Uchiyama
Mayura Soda
Madoka Yonezawa
Manatsu Soda
Kaito Ishikawa
Masumi Soda
Ryouhei Kimura
Yukimasa Sagara
Jun Fukuyama
Satoru Wamiya
Rie Kugimiya


Original Creator
Noriko Ogiwara
(Kadokawa Shoten/Kadokawa Silver Spoon Series,
Kadokawa Bunko Publishing)
Toshiya Shinohara
Series Composition
Michiko Yokote
Original Character Design
Mel Kishida
Character Design
Minako Shiba
Masumi Ito
Music Production
Animation Production
RDG Production Committee

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