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Brain Powered (TV)

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Alternative title:
Brain Powerd
ブレンパワード (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Intense 
Plot Summary: In a world ravaged by flooding caused by the ascension of the giant organic alien vessel Orphan from deep beneath the sea, two sides suddenly emerge in a battle for the future of humanity: those who wish for Orphan's success in leaving the planet, thereby stealing away all of the organic energy from Earth and annilihating all life except for those on the ship itself; and those who wish to prevent this from happening. Orphan's supporters, the Reclaimers, use living mecha, or antibodies, called the Grand Cher. Those who fight against the Reclaimers operate the battleship known as Novis Noah, and pilot the antibodies known as the Brain Powered. This is the story of the ex-Reclaimer Yuu Isami and a girl named Hime Utsumiya as they fight with their Brain Powereds to prevent the extinction of mankind and to discover what the true purpose of Orphan is.
User Ratings: 205 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 10 votes (sub:9, dub:1)
 Excellent: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Very good: 26 votes (sub:17, dub:7, raw:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 37 votes (sub:21, dub:15, raw:1)
 Decent: 37 votes (sub:25, dub:9, raw:1, others:2
2 Portuguese subtitled
 So-so: 28 votes (sub:19, dub:8, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Not really good: 19 votes (sub:13, dub:6)
 Weak: 13 votes (sub:10, dub:2, raw:1)
 Bad: 10 votes (sub:5, dub:4, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
 Awful: 13 votes (sub:9, dub:4)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 540 users, rank: #1993 (of 9409)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.649 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.3897, rank: #7909 (of 9518)
Weighted mean: 5.652 (Decent−), rank: #7907 (of 9518) (seen all: 6.18 / seen some: 5.02 / won't finish: 3.90)
Bayesian estimate: 5.769 (Decent−), rank: #6630 (of 7150)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Episode titles: We have 26
1998-04-08 to 1998-11-11
2002-01-26 (France)
Release dates: We have 13
Opening Theme:
"IN MY DREAM" by Eri Shingyoji
Ending Theme:
"Ai no Field" (愛の輪郭(フィールド); "Field of Love") by Kokia
Insert song:
"Flow" by Seika Iwashita (ep 15)
"Light of Love" by Maaya Sakamoto
Official website:
Brainpowered.jp (Japanese)
Trivia: We have 1
Brain Powered DVD 2 (Feb 14, 2003)
Brain Powered VHS 1-4 (Jan 1, 1970)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Brain Powered - Complete Collection [Anime Legends] (DVD) 2006-04-25 (from $76.67)
    Brain Powered - Birth (DVD 1-2) 2002-05-21 (from $35.98)
    Brain Powered - Birth (DVD 1-2) 2004-04-13 (from $43.58)
    Brain Powered - Family Feuds (DVD 3-4) 2002-07-23 (from $21.45)
    Brain Powered - Family Feuds (DVD 3-4) 2004-04-13 (from $10.00)
    Brain Powered - Resolutions (DVD 5-6) 2002-09-24 (from $35.98)
    Brain Powered - Resolutions (DVD 5-6) 2004-04-13
    Brain Powered - Meetings and Partings (Dub.VHS 1) 1999-10-12 (from $5.19)
    Brain Powered - Meetings and Partings (Sub.VHS 1) 1999-10-12 (from $17.77)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Akemi Omode (9 episodes
eps 1, 5, 8, 11, 14, 17-18, 25-26

Katsuyuki Sumisawa (6 episodes
eps 4, 9, 13, 20-21, 24

Miya Asakawa (5 episodes
eps 2-3, 7, 16, 22

Tetsuko Takahashi (5 episodes
eps 6, 10, 15, 19, 23

Yoshiyuki Tomino (10 episodes
eps 2-3, 6-7, 10, 12, 15-16, 19, 23

Akira Nishimori (7 episodes
eps 4, 8, 11-12, 16, 21, 26

Hirohito Ochi (4 episodes
eps 5, 10, 15, 23

Kazuhisa Takenouchi (ep 13)
Kazuki Akane (eps 17, 24)
Kunihiro Mori (ep 22)
Minoru Yokitani (eps 1-3, 6-7)
Shigeyasu Yamauchi (ep 18)
Toshifumi Kawase (ep 14)
Tsukasa Dokite (ep 9)
Yasuhiro Minami (ep 20)
Yutaka Kagawa (eps 19, 25)
Episode Director:
Akira Mano (ep 16)
Akira Nishimori (5 episodes
eps 8, 11, 18, 21, 26

Hirohito Ochi (4 episodes
eps 5, 10, 15, 23

Kunihiro Mori (5 episodes
eps 1, 6, 12, 17, 22

Minoru Yokitani (ep 12)
Nana Harada (eps 2, 7)
Tetsuya Watanabe (5 episodes
eps 3, 9, 14, 19, 24

Tomoki Kobayashi (ep 4)
Yasuhiro Minami (eps 20, 25)
Yoshiaki Iwasaki (ep 13)
Music: Yoko Kanno
Character Design:
Atsushi Shigeta (animation design)
Mutsumi Inomata
Art Director: Masaru Satō
Animation Director:
Atsuo Tobe (4 episodes
eps 2, 6, 13, 25

Atsushi Shigeta (5 episodes
eps 1, 3, 9, 18, 26

Eiji Nakada (4 episodes
eps 11, 15, 19, 23

Masanori Shino (eps 10, 21)
Shinichi Sakuma (5 episodes
eps 5, 12, 17, 20, 24

Takuro Shinbo (4 episodes
eps 11, 15, 19, 23

Yasuhiro Seo (eps 7, 16, 22)
Yoshiaki Tsubata (eps 4, 8, 14)
Mechanical design: Takumi Sakura
Mecha design: Mamoru Nagano
Director of Photography: Yōichi Ōgami
Atsushi Shigeta (ep 26)
Ken Ōtsuka (eps 1, 21, 26)
Background Art: Yūsuke Takeda (Biho; 5 episodes
eps 1, 7, 12, 20, 26

Color design: Yuki Kase
Editing: Toshio Henmi
In-Between Animation:
Daisuke Miyazaki (Nakamura Production)
Fumihiro Kato (Studio Junio)
Hidenori Miyahara (Nakamura Production)
Kazuyoshi Minato (Studio Junio)
Mariko Sasaki (Nakamura Production)
Masaaki Kitahara (Nakamura Production)
Mie Inoue (Studio Junio)
Mitsuru Nakata (Nakamura Production)
Nobumitsu Kunioka (Nakamura Production)
Sakiko Yoshida (Studio Junio)
Setsuya Tanabe (Nakamura Production)
Shou Matsui (Studio Dub; 7 episodes
eps 5, 12, 17, 20, 22-24

Tomoyuki Tajima (Nakamura Production)
Yoshitake Iwakami (Nakamura Production)
Yuki Kimura (Studio Junio)
Yukie Mikami (Nakamura Production)
In-Between Check:
Tomoyuki Tajima (Nakamura Production)
Tsuguru Fukuda (Nakamura Production)
Insert Song Performance: Maaya Sakamoto ("Light of Love")
Key Animation:
Akira Matsunaga (Nakamura Production; eps 15, 19, 23)
Akira Nakamura (Nakamura Production; ep 11)
Akira Takahashi (Studio Dub)
Asako Nishida (eps 18, 26)
Atsushi Shigeta (eps 1, 18)
Eiji Nakada (ep 22)
Emiko Momose (ep 6)
Etsushi Mori (6 episodes
eps 2, 5, 14, 16, 18, 26

Hiroyuki Mori (Nakamura Production; 4 episodes
eps 11, 15, 19, 23

Hiroyuki Tanji (Studio Junio; ep 16)
Hisafumi Nakahara (Shigotoba; 4 episodes
eps 4, 8, 14, 26

Hitoshi Waragai (Studio Dub)
Kaoru Yokota (Shigotoba: ep 4)
Katsuhisa Yamamoto (ep 18)
Katsunori Enokimoto (Studio Dub)
Kazuhiro Itakura (Nakamura Production; ep 11)
Kazuya Miura (4 episodes
eps 1, 3, 16, 26

Ken Ōtsuka (eps 1, 5, 18)
Kohei Yoneyama (Nakamura Production; 4 episodes
eps 11, 15, 19, 23

Koichi Hatsumi (Studio Junio; ep 16)
Kōji Miura (Studio Junio; ep 16)
Koji Sugiura (ep 6)
Masahiro Aizawa (ep 1)
Masakatsu Sasaki (ep 3)
Masanori Shino (eps 2, 26)
Miyako Tsuji (Studio Junio; ep 16)
Moriyasu Taniguchi (ep 1)
Nobutake Ito (eps 1, 6)
Riki Sakamoto (Shigotoba: ep 8, 14)
Satoshi Tazawa (Studio Dub)
Sawako Yamamoto (ep 7)
Seiichi Hashimoto (Nakamura Production; 4 episodes
eps 11, 15, 19, 23

Seiichi Nakatani (6 episodes
eps 2, 6, 14, 16, 18, 26

Shigenori Taniguchi (Shigotoba; 4 episodes
eps 4, 8, 14, 26

Shinichi Sakuma (Studio Dub)
Shinichi Takahashi (Nakamura Production; eps 11, 15)
Soichiro Matsuda (ep 7)
Takao Takegami (eps 1, 3, 7, 16)
Takashi Hashimoto (ep 6)
Takenori Tsukuma (4 episodes
eps 1, 5, 18, 26

Tetsuya Ishikawa (Studio Dub)
Tomohiro Kawahara (eps 1, 3, 7, 18)
Toru Yoshida (eps 16, 26)
Toshio Mori (4 episodes
eps 3, 7, 18, 26

Toshiyuki Kono (ep 1)
Tsutomu Suzuki (ep 5)
Yasuhiro Hayashi (eps 14, 18, 26)
Yasuhiro Saiki (Shigotoba: ep 4, 8, 14)
Yasuhiro Seo (ep 26)
Yoshiaki Tsubata (Shigotoba; 5 episodes
eps 4, 8, 14, 18, 26

Yoshiharu Fukushima (eps 1, 3)
Yoshihito Hishinuma (eps 2, 26)
Yūji Miyashita (Nakamura Production; 4 episodes
eps 11, 15, 19, 23

Yuki Ōmori (Studio Junio; ep 16)
Yuki Tsuboi (Nakamura Production; eps 15, 19)
Production Design: Akihiro Hirasawa
Sound Design: Yasuo Uragami
Sound Effects: Masakazu Yokoyama
Theme Song Arrangement: Yoko Kanno (ED)
Theme Song Composition:
Eri Shingyoji (OP)
Yoko Kanno (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Eri Shingyoji (OP)
Rin Iogi (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Eri Shingyoji (OP)
Kokia (ED)
Akino Murata as Hime Utsumiya
Tetsu Shiratori as Yuu Isami

Gou Aoba as Jonathan Green
Kumiko Watanabe as Quincy Issa / Iiko Isami
Maria Kawamura as Higgins Saz
Romi Park as Kanan Gimms
Run Sasaki as Kant Kestner
Shiho Nagoshi as Irene Carrier
Shinichiro Miki as Russ Lunberg
Shinpachi Tsuji as Nanga Silverly
Shoko Sakura as Comodo Mahama
Yumi Touma as Nakki Guys

Atsuko Tanaka as Shiela Glass
Dai Matsumoto as
guard (ep 2)
officer (ep 4)
researcher B (ep 1)
Daiki Nakamura as physicist (ep 12)
Haruko Takahagi as Nelly Kim (4 episodes
eps 17-18, 25-26
Hidetoshi Nakamura as
American soldier (ep 19)
Captain Laite
Hiroshi Naka as
cameraman (ep 14)
Captain Nutria (eps 6-7)
ground troop (ep 1)
man D (ep 12)
officer (6 episodes
eps 8-10, 13, 21-22

pilot (eps 15-16)
politician (ep 11)
signal corps member (ep 24)
soldier (ep 20)
villager (ep 19)
Ikue Ōtani as Girl from Orphan (ep 21)
Isshin Chiba as
crewmember (eps 10-11)
helper (ep 14)
informant (ep 15)
K.D. Dean
man A (ep 12)
midshipman (eps 2, 13, 16)
pilot (eps 6, 20)
Reclaimer (eps 23-24)
refugee (ep 19)
researcher A (ep 1)
signal corps member (ep 21)
soldier (ep 25)
Junichi Sugawara as reporter (ep 16)
Kae Araki as child D (ep 22)
Keiichi Nanba as Egar Brancan
Kumiko Watanabe as Kumazo
Mahito Ōba as firefighter (ep 1)
Mami Matsui as child B (ep 22)
Mari Maruta as child C (ep 22)
Masako Isobe as
Anoa McCormick
Baron Maximillian (9 episodes
eps 17-21, 23-26
Masato Sako as Winston Geybridge
Michiyo Yanagisawa as child A (ep 22)
Minoru Inaba as soldier A (ep 8)
Miya Asakawa as Yukio
Narumi Hidaka as
boy (ep 13)
Mitsuo Minamotono
Nobuo Tobita as trainer (ep 16)
Roko Takizawa as elderly woman (ep 19)
Rumi Sugimoto as Naoko Isami
Ryuichi Horibe as Kensaku Isami
Shinpachi Tsuji as helper (ep 22)
Shoko Kanoki as Midori Isami
Shoko Sakura as Akari
Tomohisa Asou as
mechanic (ep 1)
signal corps member (ep 2)
Toshihiko Nakajima as
comissioned officer (ep 23)
crewmember A (ep 7)
Novis Noa Aide
Novis Noa XO (16 episodes
eps 1-3, 6, 8-10, 12-13, 16-17, 20-21, 24-26

Prof. Kuwabara (eps 11, 14, 26)
soldier (ep 22)
transporter (ep 19)
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Mecamann (ep 20)
Wataru Takagi as American soldier (ep 21)
Yoku Shioya as Mohammed
Japanese companies
Animation Check: Nakamura Production (4 episodes
eps 11, 15, 19, 23

Animation Cooperation: Studio Dub
Animation Production: Sunrise
Bihou, Inc. (9 episodes
eps 1, 3, 7, 9, 12, 16, 20, 24, 26

Design Office MECAMAN (12 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 11-25 odd

Kyoto Animation (5 episodes
eps 5, 10, 14, 18, 22

Bandai Channel
Editing: Jay Film
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Film Editing: Q-Tec
Finish Animation:
Buyuu (eps 22, 25)
Studio March
Key Animation:
Buyuu (ep 22)
FAI (ep 22)
Nakamura Production (4 episodes
eps 11, 15, 19, 23

Seoul Dub
Shigotoba (eps 4, 8, 14)
Studio Dub
Studio Junio (ep 16)
Music Production: Victor Entertainment
Ace Creation (ep 16)
Asahi Production
Recording Studio: APU Studio
Sound Production: Audio Planning U
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
Translation: Kathleen Westlake
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi
Co-Producer: Jerry Chu (VHS release)
DVD Authoring: Mark Brems
DVD Producer: Richard Noboru Kekahuna
Engineering Assistant: Christopher Cleator
Production Assistant:
Kevin Hale (VHS release)
Richard Noboru Kekahuna (VHS release)
Production Coordination:
Diana Gage
Patricia Murray
Re-Recording Mixing: Jan Deny
Recording engineer: Michael Iske
Video Post-Production:
Barbara Allen
Leland Miller
Lalainia Lindbjerg as Hime Utsumiya
Maggie Blue O'Hara as Hime Utsumiya
Matt Smith as Yuu Isami

Andrew Francis as Nakki Guys
Cathy Weseluck as Saz Higgins
Danny McKinnon as Kant Kestner
Sylvia Zaradic as Dr. Midori Isami
Willow Johnson as Saz Higgins

Alaina Burnett as Nelly Kim
Alex Doduk as Yukio
Brian Drummond as
Mr. Mohammed
Russ Lunberg
Cathy Weseluck as
Comodo Mahama
Mistuo Minamotono
Chantal Strand as Akari
Don Brown as
Kensaku Isami
Nanga Silverly
Noah Bride Officer
Russ Lunberg
Ellen Kennedy as
Midori Isami
Shiela Glass
Jenn Forgie as Comodo Mahama
Jennifer Copping as Quincy Issa
Jillian Michaels as
Comodo Mahama
Quincy Issa
John Payne as Scientist
Kirby Morrow as Jonathan Glenn
Lisa Ann Beley as
Dr. Irene
Kanan's Mother
Michael Tiernan as K.D.
Nicole Oliver as Dr. Midori Isami
Paul Dobson as
Captain Laite
Kanan's Father
Saffron Henderson as
Baron Maximillian
Captain Anoa
Kanan Gimms
Mrs. Kaede
Sherry Thoreson as Comodo Mahama
Trevor Devall as Edgar
Ward Perry as
Commander Gaybridge
Jonathan Glenn
English companies
Broadcaster: Animax Asia
Bandai Entertainment
Geneon Entertainment Inc. (North America; 2002-2003)
DVD Production Services: Stream Santa Monica
Licensed by:
Bandai Entertainment (Expired)
Sentai Filmworks (2013)
Recording Studio:
Ocean Studios
The Ocean Group
French staff
French cast
Executive producer: Carlo Levy
French companies
Broadcaster: TF6 (from 26 January 2002)
Distributor: Dybex (France)
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer: Jorge Gabarró Frau

Screen Inserts: Oscar Redondo (Spain dub)
Carles Lladó as Yuu Isami (Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Hime Utsumiya (Spain dub)

Ariadna de Guzmán as
Anoa McCormick/Baron Maximillian (Spain dub)
Comodo Mahama (Spain dub)
Irene Carrier (Spain dub)
Ariadna Giménez as Kant Kestner (Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós as Quincy Issa (Spain dub)
Daniel Albiac as Nakki Guys (Spain dub)
Francesc Belda as Nanga Silverly (Spain dub)
Francesc Rocamora as Kensaku Isami (Spain dub)
Gloria Garcia as Kanan Gimms (Spain dub)
Manel Català as Winston Geybridge (Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo as Russ Lundberg (Spain dub)
Susana Damas as
Higgins Saz (Spain dub)
Midori Isami (Spain dub)
Naoko Isami (Spain dub)
Shiela Glass (Spain dub)
Toni Mora as Jonathan Glenn (Spain dub)

Ariadna de Guzmán as Yukio (Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós as
Akari (Spain dub)
Mitsuo Minamotono (Spain dub)
Francesc Rocamora as Mohammed (Spain dub)
Gloria Garcia as Kumazo (Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Yuu Isami (Spain dub; child)
Oscar Redondo as Novis Noa XO (Spain dub)
Pepe García as
K. D. Dean (Spain dub)
Professor Kuwabara (Spain dub)
Pilar Morales as Nelly Kim (Spain dub)
Toni Mora as Captain Laite (Spain dub)

Ariadna de Guzmán (Spain dub)
Carles Lladó (Spain dub)
Carmen Ambrós (Spain dub)
Daniel Albiac (Spain dub)
Francesc Belda (Spain dub)
Francesc Rocamora (Spain dub)
Gloria Garcia (Spain dub)
Manel Català (Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén (Spain dub)
Oscar Redondo (Spain dub)
Pepe García (Spain dub)
Susana Damas (Spain dub)
Toni Mora (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Buzz Channel (Spain)
Localia TV (Spain)
Dubbing: Cristal Media (Barcelona - Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Spain)
Translation: Traducciones Imposibles (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Stefano Brusa
Art Director: Andrea Sergio

Coordination: Mandy Mometti
Dialogues: Barbara Chies
Dubbing Assistant: Edoardo Cannata
Editorial Director: Anna Marani
Encoding And Authoring: Luca Franciosi
Executive Director: Carlo Cavazzoni
Graphic Design: Paolo Torchetti
Graphic Project:
Giampiero D'Angeli (eps 1-26)
Lorenzo Crotti (eps 1-26)
Licensing: Mandy Mometti
Marketing Assistant: Alice Quaglino
Marketing Director: Giorgio Pulini (italian edition)
Partners Coordination: Gianluca Aicardi (Ad Libitum)
Post Production: Luca Franciosi
Production Assistant: Alex Corazza
Project Manager: Lorenzo Crotti
Quality Control: Luca Franciosi
Alessandro Quarta as Yuu Isami
Ilaria Latini as Hime Utsumiya

Barbara De Bortoli as Irene Carrier
Gemma Donati as Kant Kestner
Perla Liberatori as Higgins Saz
Roberto Draghetti as Nanga Silverly

Angela Brusa as Kanan Gimms
Antonella Giannini as Naoko Isami
Cinzia De Carolis as Anoha McCormick
Daniela Calò as Midori Isami
Deborah Ciccorelli as Komodo Mahama
Emanuela D'Amasio as Akari Komodo 
Emanuela D'Amico as Mitsuo Minamotono
Emilio Cappuccio as Winston Gaybridge
Giuliana Bonetto as Leight
Ilaria Giorgino as Queency Issa
Micaela Incitti as Kumazo
Oreste Baldini as Lasse
Roberto Stocchi as Kensaku Isami
Stefano Brusa as Mohammed
Stefano Crescentini as Jonathan Glenn
Stefano De Filippis as Nacky Guys
Valentina Mari as Nelly Kim
Italian companies
5.1 Upmix: Studio Arkì
Distributor: Dynit
DVD Authoring: DVD Hotminds S.r.l.

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