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Fake (OAV)

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©1997 Sanami Matou/Biblos • Placet.

Alternative title:
Fake: Un'indagine Confidenziale (Italian)
Фальшивка (Russian)
Genres: comedy, mystery, romance
Themes: police, yaoi
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Dee Laytner and Randy "Ryo" Maclane are two New York cops taking a needed vacation in England. Dee has very strong feelings for Ryo and wants to take this chance to advance their relationship (and if he's lucky, maybe seduce Ryo). Ryo doesn't understand his own feelings for Dee, and doesn't know if he wants to (or should) acknowledge them. Their vacation and relationship is suddenly disturbed when murders and missing person reports keep surfacing around their hotel. The only common tie the cases have is that all of the victims were Japanese or Japanese descent. Dee and Ryo have to solve the case before Ryo, who is half Japanese, becomes the next victim.
User Ratings: 502 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 16 votes (sub:14, ?:1, dub:1)
 Excellent: 42 votes (sub:30, dub:11, ?:1)
 Very good: 103 votes (sub:75, dub:23, ?:4, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 Good: 157 votes (sub:136, dub:17, ?:4)
 Decent: 94 votes (sub:71, dub:20, ?:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 So-so: 28 votes (sub:25, dub:3)
 Not really good: 26 votes (sub:19, dub:5, ?:2)
 Weak: 20 votes (sub:15, dub:5)
 Bad: 9 votes (sub:8, raw:1)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1110 users, rank: #1103 (of 9123)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.675 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.8064, rank: #4782 (of 9230)
Weighted mean: 6.614 (Good−), rank: #4916 (of 9230) (seen all: 6.63 / seen some: 5.30 / won't finish: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.636 (Good−), rank: #4544 (of 6992)
Running time: one hour
Number of episodes: 1
Opening Theme:
"Everybody! Shake It, Buddy!" by KIX-S
Ending Theme:
"Starlight Heaven" by Rica Matsumoto
Fake VHS (Jan 1, 1970)
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    Fake (DVD) 2000-12-09 (from $2.92)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Nobuo Tobita as Randy McLane
Tomokazu Seki as Dee Laytner

Kikuko Inoue as Arisa
Masashi Ebara as Berkeley Rose
Rica Matsumoto as Bikky
Rokurō Naya as Leonard Henry
Tetsuya Iwanaga as J.J.
Wakana Yamazaki as Carol

Akemi Okamura as Cindy
Kenichi Ono as Drake
Mitsuru Ogata as Jaco
Rio Natsuki as Maria
Yousuke Akimoto as Chief
Japanese companies
Animation Production: J.C. Staff
Backgrounds: Production ai
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Key Animation: Art Office Sharaku
Production: J.C. Staff
Recording Studio:
Jinnan Studio
Studio Echo
Sound Effects:
Anime Sound Production
Sound Production: Jinnan Studio
English cast
English staff
Director: Eric P. Sherman
Translation: Tokyo Rose
Producer: John Sirabella

ADR Writer: Eric P. Sherman
Co-Producer: Kaeko Sakamoto
Editing: Scott Marchfeld
Graphic Design: Merideth Mulroney
Packaging Design: Kevin Gaor (VHS Release)
Production Assistant:
Clark Cheng
Momoko Okada
Production manager: Sam Liebowitz
Production Supervision:
Clark Cheng (VHS Release)
Sean Molyneaux
Supervising Sound Editor: John Graves
Sandy Lang as Dee Laytner
Terrence Stone as Randy Mclane

Gary Gillet as J.J.
Mona Marshall as Bikky
Steve Kramer as Berkeley Rose
Stevie Bloch as Carol
William Frederick Knight as Leonard Henry
Zan as Arisa

Anthony Mozdy as
Bob Bobson as Drake
Destiny as Cindy
Mona Marshall as Maria
Steve Kramer as Ted
English companies
Distributor: AnimeWorks
Editing: RG Video
Licensed by: Media Blasters
Recording Studio: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Gabriella Rasero
Adaptation: Irene Cantoni
Dubbing Assistant: Marisol Mingarelli
Maurizio Romano as Randy McLane
Mauro Gravina as Dee Laytner

Giorgio Locuratolo as Berkeley Rose
Ilaria Latini as Carol
Mauro Bosco as Leonard Henry
Tatiana Dessi as Bikky

Micaela Incitti as Cindy
Italian companies
Distributor: Yamato Video
Dubbing: D.P.T.
German staff
German companies
OVA Films
Dubbing: Aaron Synchros
German cast

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