Agent Aika (OAV)

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©1998 Studio Fantasia/Bandai Visual 


 
Related anime:
    AIKa R-16: Virgin Mission (OAV) (prequel)
      AIKa ZERO (OAV) (sequel)

Alternative title:
AIKa 
アイカ (Japanese) 
Genres: action 
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: A catastrophic earthquake has left Tokyo, and most of the Earth for that matter, under the sea. Aika is a salvager who retrieves various remains from the watery ruins. When Aika accepts the dangerous mission of locating and obtaining the mysterious Lagu, she discovers that she's not the only one after it. 
User Ratings: 657 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 17 votes (sub:15, dub:2)
 Excellent: 26 votes (sub:13, dub:7, raw:1, others:5
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Very good: 62 votes (sub:36, dub:20, ?:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Good: 150 votes (sub:79, dub:52, raw:2, others:17
6 German dubbed
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 German edited dub
1 Mandarin subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Decent: 145 votes (sub:89, dub:37, ?:1, others:18
6 German dubbed
4 Spanish subtitled
2 Italian dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
)
 So-so: 84 votes (sub:52, dub:16, raw:2, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:11
4 German dubbed
3 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Not really good: 53 votes (sub:33, dub:10, raw:1, others:9
4 German dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Weak: 60 votes (sub:34, dub:15, ?:1, others:10
4 German dubbed
2 German subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Italian edited dub
)
 Bad: 33 votes (sub:18, dub:10, others:5
3 German dubbed
2 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Awful: 17 votes (sub:9, dub:5, others:3
2 German dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Worst ever: 10 votes (sub:8, dub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 1505 users, rank: #700 (of 5922)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.654 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.1278, rank: #4854 (of 5915)
Weighted mean: 5.591 (Decent−), rank: #4922 (of 5915) (seen all: 5.92 / seen some: 4.40 / won't finish: 3.58)
Bayesian estimate: 5.626 (Decent−), rank: #4172 (of 4470)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode 
Number of episodes: 7 
Episode titles: We have 7
Vintage:
1997-04-25 to 1999-04-25 
2000-09-09 (Germany, VOX) 
2001-01 (Latin America - Locomotion) 
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"Silent City" by Mari Sasaki 
#2: "Manatsu no Seiza" by Mink 
Ending Theme:
"More Natural" by Hiroko Konishi 
#2: "Dance With Me Tonight" by PUNKY FRUITES! 
Official website:
AIKa Official Web (Japanese) 
Links: We have 4
Review:
Other articles: Show:
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DVD (Region 1)
    Agent Aika - Final Battle (DVD 2) 2001-05-08
    Agent Aika - Naked Missions (DVD 1-2) 2001-03-13
    Agent Aika - Complete Collection Anime Legends (DVD 1-3) 2008-03-18 (from $9.99)
VHS
    Agent Aika - Lace in Space (Dub.VHS 1) 2002-08-06 (from $2.22)
    Agent Aika - Lace in Space (Sub.VHS 1) 2000-09-26 (from $14.98)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Katsuhiko Nishijima 
Screenplay:
Katsuhiko Nishijima  (eps 1-4, 7) 
Katsumi Terahigashi (ep 5) 
Kenichi Kanemaki  (eps 1-4, 6-7) 
Noriyasu Yamauchi (ep 6) 
Tōru Mudaguchi (Special Trial) 
Storyboard:
Katsuhiko Nishijima (Special Trial; eps 1, 7) 
Katsumi Terahigashi (Special Trial; eps 3-6) 
Noriyasu Yamauchi (ep 6) 
Takeshi Mori (ep 2) 
Episode Director:
Katsuhiko Nishijima (Special Trial; ep 1) 
Katsumi Terahigashi (Special Trial; eps 3, 5) 
Noriyasu Yamauchi (ep 6) 
Osamu Mikasa (eps 2, 4, 7) 
Tomio Yamauchi (ep 6) 
Art Director: Kazuo Ogura 
Chief Animation Director: Noriyasu Yamauchi 
Animation Director:
Noriyasu Yamauchi  (Special Trial; eps 1, 3, 6-7) 
Yoko Kikuchi  (eps 2, 4-5) 
Mechanical design: Hidefumi Kimura 
Producer: Kazuhiko Ikeguchi 

Assistant Character Design: Yoko Kikuchi 
Assistant Episode Director: Nobuhisa Terado (ep 1) 
Color Key: Shuuko Itou 
Color setting:
Midori Isshiki 
Shuuko Itou 
Finish Check:
Aki Kimura 
Eiko Inoue (assistant) 
Kimika Nabeshima 
Kiyomi Yamazaki 
Sanae Murata (assistant) 
Shuuko Itou 
Finishing Advancement: Suzuka Kawakubo 
Key Animation:
Akira Takeuchi (ep 2) 
Daisuke Kusakari (ep 7) 
Eiji Inoue (eps 3-4) 
Eiji Suganuma (eps 2, 4-5) 
Etsushi Mori (Special Trial; eps 2-7) 
Hideki Araki (eps 3-6) 
Hideyuki Morioka (ep 7) 
Hirofumi Suzuki (ep 2) 
Hiroyuki Tanji (ep 7) 
Hisashi Saito (ep 4) 
Hitomi Maeda (ep 2) 
Hitoshi Kagiyama (eps 2-4) 
Hitoshi Kamata (ep 7) 
Jun Shibata (Special Trial; eps 3-7) 
Junichi Hayakawa (ep 6) 
Katsushi Sakurabi (eps 1-2) 
Kazuhiko Ishii (ep 7) 
Keiji Ishihara (ep 2) 
Ken'ichirō Hashira (Special Trial; eps 4-5) 
Kenji Kuroyanagi (ep 6) 
Koichi Hatsumi (eps 5-6) 
Kosuke Machida (eps 6-7) 
Mariko Fujita (eps 1-7) 
Masaaki Sakurai (eps 6-7) 
Masaaki Yuasa (ep 5) 
Masahiko Itojima (eps 4-5) 
Masakazu Ishikawa (ep 7) 
Minoru Abe (ep 7) 
Naoya Horikawa (eps 1, 4) 
Nobutake Ito (Special Trial; ep 1) 
Noriyasu Yamauchi (Special Trial; eps 2-6) 
Noriyuki Nakajima (ep 5) 
Riku Satō (eps 6-7) 
Ryo Tanaka (Special Trial; eps 3, 5, 7) 
Satoru Kiyomaru (ep 6) 
Satoshi Ishino (ep 2) 
Sayuri Sugifuji (eps 5-6) 
Shinji Abe (ep 7) 
Shinya Uchida (eps 3-4) 
Shunji Murata (eps 4-5) 
Takashi Uchida (eps 5-7) 
Takeyuki Yanase (ep 5) 
Takuya Matsumoto (ep 1) 
Tarō Imagawa (ep 7) 
Tōko Miyaji (ep 5) 
Toru Takahashi (ep 1) 
Toshiya Washida (eps 1-4) 
Toshiyuki Fujisawa (Special Trial; eps 1-7) 
Tsunenori Saito (eps 1-5) 
Tsutomu Miyazawa (eps 4-5) 
Yasuhiro Ikeda (eps 6-7) 
Yasushi Shingou (ep 7) 
Yasuyuki Noda (Special Trial; eps 4-5) 
Yasuzou Iino (ep 6) 
Yoichi Mitsui (eps 1, 5) 
Yoko Kikuchi (Special Trial; eps 1-7) 
Yoshiharu Sakakibara (eps 1-2) 
Yoshihiro Sugai (Special Trial; ep 4) 
Yoshimi Hashimoto (ep 2) 
Yuji Moriyama (ep 6) 
Yuji Mukoyama (eps 1, 3-4) 
Yuji Takahashi (eps 2-4) 
Yukie Sako (ep 6) 
Yukie Suzuki (ep 5) 
Yuzo Sato (ep 2) 
Music producer: Shigeo Kaneko (Nippon Columbia) 
Photography:
Eiichi Okita (Studio Dream) 
Jiro Tazawa (ACC Production) 
Kunji Nakamura (ACC Production) 
Mayumi Morisato (Studio Dream) 
Mitsuko Okuyama (ACC Production) 
Susumu Yamakawa (ACC Production) 
Yuichiro Okano (ACC Production) 
Yuko Matsunaga (Studio Dream) 
Production Advancement:
Daisuke Takahashi (eps 5-7) 
Hiroaki Hirata 
Takeshi Kikuchi (eps 3, 5, 7) 
Production Business: Junko Komatsuzaki 
Production Coordination: Tsunetoshi Koike 
Production Desk:
Hiroaki Hirata (eps 3-5, 7) 
Kenji Yasuda (eps 1-2) 
Takeshi Kikuchi (ep 6) 
Tatsuya Hoshino (ep 7) 
Production manager:
Satoshi Hasegawa 
Tatsuya Hoshino 
Recording:
Akiyoshi Yoda 
Satoshi Yano (Central Recording) 
Sound Effects: Junichi Sasaki 
Special Effects: Rumiko Nagai 
Theme Song Performance:
Hiroko Konishi (ED) 
Mari Sasaki (OP) 
Mink (OP 2) 
Rei Sakuma as Aika Sumeragi 

Atsuko Tanaka as Nena Hargen 
Hiroko Konishi as Rion Aida 
Juurouta Kosugi as Gust Turbulance 
Kaneto Shiozawa as Rudolph Hargen 
Sakiko Tamagawa as Alexymetalia Maypia 

Akemi Okamura as White Delmo(Nina) 
Akiko Hiramatsu as White 
Akiko Kikuchi as
joshi chuugakusei A 
Pink Delmo 
Akio Ohtsuka as
Gozo Aida 
Oota 
Atsuko Takahashi as Blue Delmo Y 
Ayako Takamura as Blue Delmo W 
Hisako Kyouda as Ba Bandora 
Ikue Ohtani as Golden Delmo Rie Petoriyacowa 
Junko Takeuchi as Pink Delmo(Betty) 
Kanako Mitsuhashi as
Black(Sae) 
Pink Delmo(Vivian) 
Kaori Tagami as
Black Delmo(Misaki) 
Black Delmo H 
Kazusa Murai as Kuro derumo no minasan 
Kikuko Inoue as Golden Delmo(Toniya) 
Kumiko Nishihara as Black Leader 
Makoto Tsumura as Black Delmo 
Masaya Onosaka as Michikusa 
Masayo Kurata as Black Delmo 
Masayuki Omoro as Cliant 
Miki Nagasawa as Golden Delmo Saniya 
Minami Takayama as Golden Delmo Bianca 
Mio Asahina as Black B 
Mitsuaki Hoshino as Bodyguard 
Miwa Yanagihara as
Black A 
White Delmo N 
Rei Asahina as Black Delmo B 
Rio Natsuki as White B 
Ryouko Tanaka as
Blue B 
White Delmo S 
Shiho Niiyama as Blue delmo Valerie 
Tamao Hayashi as White Derum 
Taro Arakawa as Colonel 
Urara Miura as White A 
Wakana Yamazaki as
Black Delmo(Kana) 
Blue Delmo X(Catherine) 
Guide 
Pink Delmo(Suzie) 
Pink Delmo Leader 
Yoko Sasaki as Blue Delmo 
Yuki Masuda as Blue A 
Yuko Nagashima as White Leader 
Yuko Sasamoto as Black Delmo 
Yumiko Suzuki as
Black Delmo(Yuki) 
joshi chuugakusei B 
Pink Delmo(Liz) 
Yuri Shiratori as Blue Leader 
Yuu Sugimoto as Black C 
Yuuko Satou as White Delmo R 
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio Fantasia 
Backgrounds: Kusanagi 
Editing: Jay Film 
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory 
LaserDisc Manufacturer: Toshiba EMI (Japanese Release) 
Original story: Studio Fantasia 
Production: Bandai Visual 
Recording Studio:
Central Recording 
Echo Studio 
Sound Effects: Anime Sound Production 
Sound Production: Jinnan Studio 
Titles: Maki Pro 
Video Editing: Q-Tec 
English staff
English cast
ADR Director:
Arlen Tarlofsky 
Peter Cascone 
Translation: Neil Nadelman 
Executive producer: John O'Donnell 
Producer: Stephanie Shalofsky 

ADR Engineer:
Jesus Roa 
Jim Regan 
ADR Producer: George San Roman 
Dubbing Supervision: Christopher Sippel 
Editing: Henry Fragasse 
Production Coordination: Karel Havle 
Debbie Rabbai as Aika Sumeragi 

Alvaro J. Gonzalez as Gust Turbulance 
Purva Bedi as Rion Aida 
Scott Cargle as Rudolph Hargen 
Suzane Savoy as Nena Hargen 
Suzy Prue as Nena Hargen(eps 3-4) 

Alex McCord as WD-1 
David Rankin as Gozo Aida 
Jeffrey Gimble as Michikusa 
Mary Anne Towne as Commander 
Mina Sands as Bandra 
P.M. Lewis as Valerie 
Rachael Lillis as Adjutant 
Tara Jayne as Ria 
Tracy McQuade as Guide 
Tristan Goddard as Gozo Aida(eps 5-7) 
Wendy Talker as Bianca 

English companies
Audio Post Production:
Mercury Productions (eps 5-7) 
Skyhigh Productions (eps 1-4) 
Broadcaster: Too Much For TV 
Licensed by:
Bandai Entertainment (2007 license renewal) 
Central Park Media 
Recording Studio: Audio Mixers (eps 5-7) 
Released by: U.S. Manga Corps 
Subtitles: New Generation Pictures (vol 1) 
Translation: New Generation Pictures (vol 1 & 2) 
French staff
French companies
Executive producer: Carlo Levy 
DVD Distribution:
Beez Entertainment 
Dybex 
French cast
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Mónica Villaseñor 
Circe Luna as Rion Aida 
Elena Ramirez as Aika Sumeragi 

Cristina Hernandez as Golden Rie Petoriyacowa 
Emmanuel Rivas as B. A. Bandora 
Enzo Fortuny as Michikusa 
Gabriela Beltrán as White Captain Shiori(ep 1) 
Gabriela Willert as White Captain Shiori(eps 3-7) 
Isabel Martiñon as Golden Tonia 
Marcos Patiño as Gust 
Mónica Villaseñor as Golden Bianca 
Rebeca Gómez as White Captain Shiori(ep 2) 
Sergio Gutierrez Coto as Hargen 
Teresa Ibarrola as Golden Sania 

Alma Wilhelme as Pink Leader Suzie(eps 3-4) 
Ariadna Rivas as
Meypia 
Pink Leader Suzie(ep 5) 
Gabriela Beltrán as
Black Kana 
Black Misaki 
Black Yuki 
Blue Catherine 
Blue Leader(ep 2) 
Pink Vivian 
White Adjutant(eps 4, 6-7) 
Gabriela Guzmán as Blue Leader(ep 1) 
Gabriela Willert as
Captain Shiori 
Pink Leader Suzie(ep 1) 
Isabel Martiñon as
Blue Valarie/Pierre Valimore 
Pierre 
White Adjutant(ep 3) 
Mariana Ortiz as
Lieutenant 
White Nina Esuko(ep 6) 
Monica Manjarrez as Neena 
Mónica Villaseñor as Bianca 
Norma Echevarria as
Black Leader(ep 4) 
White Nina Esuko(ep 3) 
Norma Iturbe as
Black Sae 
Guard 
Pink Betty 
Pink Liz 
White Nina Esuko(ep 4) 
Paco Mauri as Gozo Aida 
Rebeca Gómez as
Black Leader(ep 1) 
White Adjutant(ep 5) 
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Locomotion 
Dubbing Studio: Sonomex S.A. de C.V. Mexico 
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Isabella Pasanisi 
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo 

Dialogues: Barbara Chies 
Eleonora De Angelis as Aika Sumeragi 
Federica De Bortoli as Rion Aida 

Dario Penne as Presidente Gonzo Aida, Padre Di Rion(eps 1, 4-7) 
Francesca Palopoli as Bandla(eps 1, 4-7) 
Francesco Pannofino as Gust Turbolence(eps 1, 4-7) 
Micaela Esdra as Nena Hagen(eps 1-4) 
Roberto Chevalier as Rudolf Hagen(eps 1-4) 

Alida Milana as Mapier Arkimetalia(eps 2-4, 7) 
Cristina Boraschi as Bianca(eps 5-7) 
Daniele Raffaeli as Shuntaro Michikusa(eps 5-7) 
Gilberta Crispino as Miss Valery(ep 5) 
Perla Liberatori as Rie Petoriyacowa(eps 6-7) 
Serena Verdirosi as narrator 
Tiziana Avarista as Leader Delle Delmo Bianche(eps 2-7) 
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Cultoon 
La 7 Cartapiu 
Distributor: Dynamic Italia 
Dubbing: SEFIT-CDC 
German staff
German cast
Audio Processing: Sascha Kaufmann 
Dialogue Direction/audio Technology: Sascha Kaufmann 
Dialogue Organization: Nina Marschke 
Mixing: Matthias Heer 
Technical Supervision: Tobias Trummer 
Christine Schlembach as Rion Aida 
Simone Kloss as Aika Sumeragi 

Adeline Schebesch as Nena Hagen 
Bruno Niederprüm as Gasto Turbolance 
Nina Marschke as Alexymetalia Maypia 

Sascha Kaufmann as Ludwig Hagen 
Stefan Rieger as B.A. Bandora 

German companies
Broadcaster:
GIGA TV (2007-06-08) 
VIVA (2004-01-11) 
VOX (2000-09-09) 
XXP (2002-08-08) 
Distributor:
ACOG 
OVA Films 
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Distributor: Dybex 
Dutch cast
(none)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Locomotion Brazil (Subbed) 
Portuguese cast
(none)
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