Crying Freeman (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Cryingフリーマン (Japanese)
Genres: action, drama
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Yo Hinomura was an ordinary Japanese potter when a run-in with a Chinese mafia changed his life forever. Now an assassin for the 108 Dragons, Yo is the perfect killing machine. As a sign for remorse over his victims, he sheds tears after eliminating his targets. Because of this, he is infamously known by the Dragons and every crime syndicate in the world as "Crying Freeman."
User Ratings: 238 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:2)
 Excellent: 18 votes (sub:11, dub:4, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 30 votes (sub:16, dub:13, ?:1)
 Good: 53 votes (sub:33, dub:20)
 Decent: 52 votes (dub:26, sub:21, edit.dub:2, raw:1, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 22 votes (sub:16, dub:6)
 Not really good: 19 votes (dub:12, sub:7)
 Weak: 16 votes (sub:9, dub:5, ?:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 Bad: 13 votes (dub:7, sub:4, raw:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Awful: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 Worst ever: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 557 users, rank: #1827 (of 7626)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.924 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.1969, rank: #5797 (of 7648)
Weighted mean: 5.905 (Decent), rank: #5855 (of 7648) (seen all: 6.12 / seen some: 5.61 / won't finish: 3.58)
Bayesian estimate: 5.988 (Decent), rank: #5043 (of 5773)
Running time: 52 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 6
Episode titles: We have 6
Vintage: 1988-09 to 1994-01
Release dates: We have 6
Ending Theme:
#2: "Senshi no Kyusoku" (戦士の休息) by Mariko Takahashi
#3: "Close Your Eyes" by Mieko
#4: "True Love" by Mariko Tone
#5: "In Your Eyes" by Katsumi
#6: "Gray or Blue? Nanimo Mienai" (GRAY OR BLUE?何も見えない) by Akira Asamura
Trivia: We have 1
Reviews:
Crying Freeman DVD 3 (Jul 23, 2003)
Crying Freeman DVD 1 (May 1, 2003)
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Chicks on Anime (Sep 23, 2008)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Crying Freeman - The Complete Collection (DVD) 2011-02-22
    Crying Freeman - Portrait of a Killer (DVD 1) 2003-03-11 (from $23.98)
    Crying Freeman - A Taste of Revenge (DVD 2) 2003-05-06
    Crying Freeman - Abduction in Chinatown (DVD 3) 2003-06-17 (from $23.98)
    Crying Freeman - Complete DVD Collection (DVD 1-3) 2004-01-27

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director:
Daisuke Nishio (vol 1)
Johei Matsuura (vol 3)
Nobutaka Nishizawa (vol 2)
Shigeyasu Yamauchi (vols 4-6)
Takaaki Yamashita (vol 5)
Screenplay:
Higashi Shimizu (vol 1)
Kohei Okuyama (vol 6)
Ryunosuke Ono (vols 2-5)
Character Design:
Kouichi Arai (vols 1-2)
Satoshi Urushihara (vols 3-4)
Takaaki Yamashita (vols 5-6)
Yoshihiro Kitano (vol 6)
Art Director:
Ken Tokushige (vol 6)
Mitsuki Nakamura (vols 1-5)
Noboru Yoshida (vol 5)
Animation Director:
Hideki Hamasu
Kouichi Arai (vol 1-2)
Satoshi Urushihara (vol 3-4)
Takaaki Yamashita (vol 5-6)
Yoshihiro Kitano (vol 6)
Assistant Animation Director: Kinji Yoshimoto (ep 4)
Cinematography:
Atsushi Okui (vol 4)
Hisao Shirai
Yoichi Takanashi (vol 3)
Yoshiyuki Tamagawa (vol 2)
Yumiko Kajiwara (vol 5)
Color design: Kunio Tsujita
Music producer: Torao Hosoi (vol 5)
Production Chief: Norio Kozuka
Production Supervision: Satoshi Urushihara (vol 3 & 4)
Theme Song Performance:
Akira Asakura (ep 6)
Katsumi (ep 5)
Mariko Takahashi (ep 2)
Mariko Tone (ep 4)
Mieko (ep 3)
Chiharu Kataishi as Emu Hino/Hǔ Qinglán
Toshio Furukawa as Yo Hinomura/Lóng Tài-Yáng/Crying Freeman

Bin Shimada as Tsunaike (ep 6)
Dump Matsumoto as Báiyá Shàn (eps 2-3, 5)
Gara Takashima as Nina Heaven (ep 5)
Ichirō Nagai as Naiji Kumaga (ep 4)
Kōhei Miyauchi as Bǎiba Lóng (eps 1-3)
Masako Katsuki as Kimie Hanada (eps 1, 4)
Mika Doi as Wonshaku (ep 5)
Nobuyo Tsuda as Hǔ Fenglíng (eps 1-3)
Ryusei Nakao as Huáng Déyuán/Koh Tokugen (eps 1-2)
Ryūzaburō Ōtomo as Oshu Tohgoku (ep 4)
Seizo Katou as Larry Buck (ep 5)
Takaya Hashi as Ryuji Hanada (ep 1)
Toshiko Fujita as Kitche (ep 2)
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Bugnug/Dark Eyes (eps 3-5)
Yūsaku Yara as Detective Nitta (eps 1, 4)

Akiko Matsuda as Rie (ep 6)
Akiko Sekine as Spectator (ep 4)
Banjou Ginga as Don Carleone (ep 2)
Daisuke Gouri as
Boss Liǔ (ep 6)
Jigon (ep 3)
Yakuza C (ep 1)
Eiko Yamada as Female Terrorist (ep 3)
Hirohiko Kakegawa as
Mùxing Yé (ep 3)
Submarine Crew Member (ep 2)
Hiroyuki Satou as Man (ep 4)
Hisao Egawa as Man (ep 5)
Ikuya Sawaki as Dairi (ep 6)
Junko Hagimori as
Stewardess (ep 3)
Woman (ep 2)
Kaneto Shiozawa as Chōko Tateoka (ep 6)
Kazuhiro Nakata as Submarine Crew Member (ep 2)
Kazumi Tanaka as
Jinxing Yé (eps 2-3)
Lee (ep 5)
Yakuza D (ep 1)
Kazunari Tanaka as
Minion (ep 4)
Yakuza B (ep 6)
Ken Yamaguchi as Police B (ep 1)
Kiyoyuki Yanada as Nikolayev (ep 6)
Kōhei Miyauchi as Lèi Qilóng (ep 1)
Kouji Totani as
African Tusk Leader (ep 3)
Chen (ep 2)
Kimura (ep 6)
Lucky Boyd (ep 5)
Yakuza A (ep 1)
Masaharu Satō as
Commentator (ep 4)
Police A (ep 1)
Professor Mikage (ep 3)
Masato Hirano as
Boss (ep 6)
Huǒxing Yé (ep 3)
Police C (ep 1)
Zhèng (ep 2)
Megumi Terase as
Miranda (ep 3)
Tanya (ep 6)
Michitaka Kobayashi as
Copilot (ep 5)
Referee (ep 4)
Nobuo Yana as Shudo Shimazaki (ep 1)
Norio Wakamoto as Shikebaro (ep 3)
Osamu Saka as
Boss Wong (ep 5)
Goken Ishida (ep 3)
Shuǐxing Yé (ep 2)
Rumi Kasahara as Woh Pei (ep 5)
Ryo Horikawa as Yáng (ep 2)
Ryūji Saikachi as Maha Prajapati (ep 6)
Shinobu Satouchi as Killer A (ep 5)
Shōzō Iizuka as Watajima (ep 6)
Toku Nishio as Kiha Prajapati (ep 6)
Yasuhiko Kawazu as Yakuza A (ep 6)
Yasuo Tanaka as Sergeant (ep 1)
Yuka Nagamine as Woman (ep 2)
Yukimasa Kishino as
Announcer (ep 4)
Killer B (ep 5)
Yukitoshi Hori as
Ōnishi (ep 6)
Yakuza B (ep 1)
Yumi Touma as Mitsuko (ep 1)
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Design Office MECAMAN (eps 4-5)
Casting Cooperation: Aoni Production
In-Between Animation:
AD Cosmo (ep 4)
Anime Roman (ep 4)
DAST Corporation (eps 4-5)
E-cho (eps 4-5)
Eei-Toei (ep 5)
FAI (ep 4)
Production I.G (ep 5)
Project Team Muu (ep 4)
Snow Light Staff (ep 5)
Studio Carpenter (eps 4-5)
Studio Cockpit (eps 4-5)
Studio Junio (ep 5)
Studio Taimu (ep 4)
Music Production:
Pioneer LDC (ED 3, 5)
Victor Entertainment (ED 2)
Warner Music Japan (ED 4)
Paint:
DAST Corporation (ep 4)
E-cho (ep 4)
FAI (ep 4)
Photography: Asahi Production (ep 4)
Photography Assistance: T. Nishimura (ep 3)
Production:
Aies (vols 1-5)
Sega (vol 6)
Toei Animation
Production Cooperation:
Anime Torotoro (ep 6)
Eei-Toei (ep 6)
Hadashi Pro (ep 6)
IMG (ep 6)
K-Production (ep 6)
Magic Bus (ep 6)
MI (ep 6)
Miyazaki Animation Studio (ep 6)
Monsieur Onion (ep 6)
Snow Light Staff (ep 6)
Studio Cockpit (ep 6)
Studio Junio (ep 6)
Studio Kuma (ep 6)
Studio Line (ep 6)
Studio Pokke (ep 6)
Studio Takuranke (ep 6)
Taka Productions (ep 6)
Tamazawa Dogasha (ep 6)
TMS Photo (ep 6)
Trans Arts Co. (ep 6)
English cast
English staff
Director: Carl Macek (Streamline Pictures)
Art Director: Ruby Halipoto (ADV Films)
Executive producer:
John Ledford (ADV Films)
Mark Williams (ADV Films)
Producer: Carl Macek (Streamline Pictures)

Additional Sound Effects: Ernie Sheesley (ADV Films)
ADR Dialogue: Gregory Snegoff (Streamline Pictures)
Creative Director:
Chris Hawley (ADV Films)
David Del Rio (ADV Films)
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams (ADV Films)
DVD Graphics: Fumiko Chino (ADV Films)
DVD Producer: Thomas Meerbott (ADV Films)
Editing:
Gerald Brewer (ADV Films)
Neil O'Sullivan (ADV Films)
Final Remix: Ernie Sheesley (Streamline Pictures)
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami (ADV Films)
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas (ADV Films)
Production Assistant:
Carole Pavlik (ADV Films)
Christopher Williams (ADV Films)
Marta Bechtol (ADV Films)
Production Coordination: Karen Redmon (ADV Films)
Production manager: Scott Narrie (Streamline Pictures)
Project Translator: Andrew Dederer (Streamline Pictures)
Recording engineer:
Cesar Inserny (ADV Films)
David Walsh (Streamline Pictures)
Henry Rogers (ADV Films)
Michael Clark (ADV Films)
Stanley Thomas (ADV Films)
Wade Shemwell (ADV Films)
Sound Design & Mix: Brent Marshall (ADV Films)
Subtitle Script & Timing: Jonathan Lotman (ADV Films)
Edie Mirman as Emu Hino/Hǔ Qīng-Lán
Steve Bulen as Yo Hinomura/Lóng Tài-Yáng/Crying Freeman

Barbara Goodson as Bayasan (Streamline Dub)
Catherine Battistone as
Fu Long (Streamline Dub)
Kimie Hanada (Streamline Dub)
Diane Michelle as
Kiche (Streamline Dub)
Wonshaku (Streamline Dub)
James Marshall as Onishi (ADV Dub)
Jeff Winkless as Koh Tokugen (Streamline Dub)
John Swasey as Tsunaike (ADV Dub)
Kerrigan Mahan as Ryuji Hanayama (Streamline Dub)
Kira Vincent-Davis as Kiya (ADV Dub)
Melanie MacQueen as Bag Nag/Dark Eyes (Streamline Dub)
Michael McConnohie as Inspector Nitta
Shawn Taylor as Tanya (ADV Dub)
Tony Clay as Oshu Tohgoku (Streamline Dub)
Vic Mignogna as Choko Tateoka (ADV Dub)
Wally Burr as Larry Buck (Streamline Dub)
Wendee Lee as Nina Heaven (Streamline Dub)

Andy McAvin as Nicolaiv (ADV Dub)
Catherine Battistone as Emu's Friend (Streamline Dub)
David Povall as
Abductor (Streamline Dub)
Goken Ishida (Streamline Dub)
Dean Wein as Councilman 2 (Streamline Dub)
Ed Mannix as Ron Fu (Streamline Dub)
Eddie Frierson as Chen (Streamline Dub)
Eleni Kelakos as
Hijacker (Streamline Dub)
Miranda (Streamline Dub)
Narrator (Streamline Dub)
Gregory Snegoff as
Lucky Boyd (Streamline Dub)
Shikebaro (Streamline Dub)
John Tyson as Hairi (ADV Dub)
Kerrigan Mahan as Planet (Streamline Dub)
Kirk Thornton as
Hakushin Society Boardmember (Streamline Dub)
Submarine Crewman (Streamline Dub)
Lara Cody as Child (Streamline Dub)
Michael Forest as
Don Carleone (Streamline Dub)
Shudo Shimazaki (Streamline Dub)
Michael McConnohie as
Bodyguard (Streamline Dub)
Planet (Streamline Dub)
Michael Reynolds as
Brainwasher (Streamline Dub)
Jigon (Streamline Dub)
Master Naitai (Streamline Dub)
Mike Kleinhenz as Yakuza Boss (ADV Dub)
Phil Ross as Chairman (ADV Dub)
Richard Cansino as
Dragon Member
Planet
Rick Burford as Daisei (ADV Dub)
Sean O'Neel as Yanagi (ADV Dub)
Simon Prescott as
Jinshinye (Streamline Dub)
Victim (Streamline Dub)
Wong (Streamline Dub)
Tom Wyner as
Professor Mikage
Suishinye
Victor Carsrud as Adiou (ADV Dub)
English companies
Distributor: Madman Entertainment (Australia)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C. (ADV Films)
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Discotek Media (2011; Expired)
Manga Entertainment (UK, Australia)
Orion (Expired)
Streamline Pictures (Expired)
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios (vol 6)
Production: Streamline Pictures (vols 1-5)
Recording Facility:
Industrial Smoke & Mirrors (vol 6)
Screenmusic Studios (vols 1-5)
French staff
French cast
(none)
Déborah Perret as Emu Hino
Jean-Philippe Puymartin as Yoh Hnomura/Ron Tai-Yan/Crying Freeman

Bernard-pierre Donnadieu as Inspecteur Nitta
Bruno Dubernat as Tsunaike
Christine Delaroche as Bayasan
Lita Recio as Hu Feng-Ling
Michel Vigné as Oshu Togoku
Virginie Ledieu as Wonshaku

Alain Choquet as Tueur
Bruno Devoldere as Shikebaro
Déborah Perret as Nina Heaven
Jacques Dynam as Ron
Jacques Lalande as Ron (ep 1)
Jean-Michel Farcy as Aido Jr
Luc Boulad as Rôles tiers
Olivier Hémon as Chef Yakuza
Pascal Renwick as Larry Buck
Patrice Dozier as Aido
Pierre Dourlens as Président
Pierre Hatet as Chu Shin Ye
René Bériard as Goken Ishida
Robert Guilmard as Ryuji
Roger Crouzet as Shimazaki
Sophie Arthuys as Miranda
Thierry Mercier as Commentateur du catch, Larry Buck
William Sabatier as Naiji Kumaga

French companies
Broadcaster: Canal + (from 22 September 1998)
Licensed by: TF1 Vidéo (France)

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