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Ys (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Ancient Books of Ys
イース (Japanese)
Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Themes: demons, historical
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Adol Christin, a young man from the mainland, sails to the besieged land of Esteria in search of adventure. Esteria is being overrun by beasts under the control of the evil priest Dark Fact, and the people of the land are running out of time. However, there is a prophecy that tells of a hero from another land who will come to save Esteria -- and his name would be Adol Christen.
User Ratings: 149 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Excellent: 10 votes (sub:8, dub:2)
 Very good: 20 votes (sub:9, dub:8, raw:2, edit.dub:1)
 Good: 32 votes (dub:15, sub:14, raw:2, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 25 votes (dub:14, sub:11)
 So-so: 19 votes (sub:11, dub:6, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 15 votes (sub:12, dub:2, raw:1)
 Weak: 13 votes (dub:7, sub:5, ?:1)
 Bad: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Awful: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 368 users, rank: #2645 (of 9674)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.034 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.1439, rank: #7174 (of 9803)
Weighted mean: 5.968 (Decent), rank: #7436 (of 9803) (seen all: 6.16 / seen some: 4.82 / won't finish: 2.90)
Bayesian estimate: 6.089 (Decent), rank: #6363 (of 7426)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 7
Episode titles: We have 7
Vintage: 1989-11-21 to 1991-09-05
Ending Theme:
"Endless History (The Morning Grow)" by Sound Team JDK
"Endless History" by ???
Trivia: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    Ys - Book One (DVD 1) 2002-09-24 (from $14.15)
    Ys - Book Two (DVD 2) 2003-03-25 (from $29.97)
    Ys - Legacy Series Collection (DVD 1-3) 2004-05-11 (from $119.00)
    Ys - Book One (Dub.VHS 1) 2002-09-24

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Jun Kamiya (eps 1-4)
Takashi Watanabe (eps 5-7)
Screenplay: Tadashi Hayakawa
Episode Director:
Jun Kamiya (eps 1-2)
Yorifusa Yamaguchi (ep 3)
Yukina Hiiro (eps 4-7)
Art Director: Hitoshi Nagao
Animation Director:
Hideaki Matsuoka (eps 4-7)
Kōki Sugawara (ep 3)
Tetsuya Ishikawa (eps 1-2)
Director of Photography: Akihiko Takahashi
Color design: Kayoko Nishi
Key Animation: Noriaki Tetsura (ep 2)
Music Composition: J.D.K.
Animation Production:
Tokyo Kids (eps 5-7)
Urban Product (eps 1-4)
Urban Project 
Studio Tulip (eps 4-7)
Studio WHO (eps 1-2)
Editing: Jay Film (eps 4-7)
Film Developing:
Toei Chemical Industry (eps 1-2)
Tokyo Laboratory (ep 3)
Finish Animation:
Hangzhou Animation (ep 3)
Seok Cheon Animation (eps 5-7)
Shanghai Yilimei (ep 3)
Studio Shadow (ep 4)
Studio Tomcat (eps 1-2)
In-Between Animation:
Hangzhou Animation (ep 3)
IMAGE BOX (ep 2)
Kino Production (ep 2)
Project Team Muu (ep 7)
Seok Cheon Animation (eps 5-7)
Shanghai Yilimei (ep 3)
Studio Millet (ep 4)
Studio Signal (ep 7)
Studio Wombat (eps 1-2)
Key Animation:
Kino Production (ep 2)
Studio Jungle Gym (eps 6-7)
Studio Boston (eps 1-2)
Studio Wood (eps 4-7)
Production Cooperation:
Mook Animation (ep 3)
Tokyo Kids (ep 4)
Recording Studio:
Central Recording (eps 1, 4-7)
Tokyo TV Center (eps 2-3)
Sound Production:
81 Produce (ep 1)
Central Recording (eps 1-2, 5-7)
HALF H·P STUDIO (eps 2-7)
Titles: Maki Production
Japanese cast
Takeshi Kusao as Adol Christin

Chieko Honda as Lea
Minami Takayama as
Adol Christin (young)

Daisuke Gouri as Norton
Hitoshi Horimoto as Atsushi Abe
Katsuji Mori as Dark Fact
Kei Tomiyama as Ruta Jenma
Kiyoshi Kawakubo as Dares
Kousei Tomita as Tree of Roda (ep 5)
Mika Doi as Sarah
Mitsuo Yagi as Muraji
Nobuo Tanaka as Gorban
Saiko Tomoe as Jebah
Shō Hayami as Sraf
Shōzō Iizuka as Becsen
Takkō Ishimori as Craze
Tesshō Genda as
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Tom Wyner
Translation: Julia Rose
Executive producer: John Sirabella
Producer: Eric P. Sherman

Assistant producer: Mami Okada
Chief Engineer: Patrick Rodman
Co-Producer: Kaeko Sakamoto
Dialogue Editing: Matthew J. Mondrick
Editing: Khalid Mills
Foley Artist: Michael Lyle
Graphic Design: Merideth Mulroney
Production Assistant: Anna Yamamoto
Production manager: Scott Marchfeld
Production Supervision: Sean Molyneaux
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark Rozett
Recording engineer: Matthew J. Mondrick
Script Adaptation: Tom Wyner
Sound Effects Editing: Matthew J. Mondrick
Dave Lelyveld as Adol Christen

Midge Mayes as Lea
Tina Dixon as Feena
Wendee Lee as Sarah

Abe Lasser as
Anthony Mozdy as Klaz
David Orozco as Goban
John Daniels as Norton
Lex Lang as
Adol's Father
Dark Fact
Michael Sorich as Dogi
Midge Mayes as Wife
Robert Axelrod as Jenokris
Ron Allen as Ruta
Sparky Thornton as Kaita
Wendee Lee as Adol (Kid)

English companies
Broadcaster: Anime Selects
Distributor: AnimeWorks
Licensed by: Media Blasters
Recording Studio: Bang Zoom! Entertainment

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