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Spiral (TV)

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©Kyo Shirodaira•Eita Mizuno / SQUARE ENIX•Aniplex•Sotsu Agency•TV TOKYO 2002


Alternative title:
Spiral - Lines of Reasoning
Spiral - Suiri no Kizuna (Japanese)
スパイラル~推理の絆 (Japanese)
少年偵探 (Chinese (Taiwan))
스파이럴 ~추리의 끈~ (Korean)
추리게임 뫼비우스의 띠 (Korean)
Genres: drama, mystery, thriller
Themes: crime, detective
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Ayumu Narumi's older brother Kiyotaka, a renowned detective and piano player, disappears all of sudden. The only clue Narumi has, are the Blade Children. Two years later a row of murders and incidents begin, relating to the Blade Children. Together with school journalist, Hiyono Yuizaki, Narumi tries to figure out their destiny.
User Ratings: 1273 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 75 votes (sub:49, dub:22, edit.dub:3, raw:1)
 Excellent: 295 votes (sub:217, dub:72, raw:3, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 300 votes (sub:193, dub:99, ?:2, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:3
3 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 276 votes (sub:181, dub:92, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 149 votes (sub:104, dub:40, ?:2, raw:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 So-so: 75 votes (sub:50, dub:19, ?:2, raw:1, others:3
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
)
 Not really good: 33 votes (sub:23, dub:10)
 Weak: 56 votes (sub:41, dub:12, ?:2, edit.dub:1)
 Bad: 5 votes (dub:4, sub:1)
 Awful: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:2)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 2527 users, rank: #443 (of 9531)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.323 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.8061, rank: #2486 (of 9642)
Weighted mean: 7.222 (Good+), rank: #2646 (of 9642) (seen all: 7.33 / seen some: 7.00 / won't finish: 4.98)
Bayesian estimate: 7.225 (Good+), rank: #2419 (of 7239)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 25
Episode titles: We have 25
Vintage: 2002-10-01 to 2003-03-25
Opening Theme:
"Kibouhou" by Strawberry Jam
Ending Theme:
"Cocktail" by Hysteric Blue
Links: We have 4
Review:
Spiral DVD 1 (Jun 3, 2005)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Spiral - What are the Blade Children? (DVD 1) 2004-11-09 (from $7.69)
    Spiral - What are the Blade Children? + Artbox (DVD 1) 2004-11-09 (from $27.74)
    Spiral - Disarming Fate (DVD 2) 2004-12-28 (from $11.63)
    Spiral - Shooting Falling Stars (DVD 3) 2005-03-01 (from $19.99)
    Spiral - Sharpening Wit (DVD 4) 2005-04-26 (from $19.99)
    Spiral - The Melody of Logic (DVD 5) 2005-06-21 (from $19.99)
    Spiral - Notes of Truth (DVD 6) 2005-08-16 (from $7.25)
    Spiral - Box Set (DVD 1-6) 2006-10-17 (from $59.82)
    Spiral - The Complete Series [Viridian Collection] (DVD 1-6) 2007-09-18 (from $33.24)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Script:
Chinatsu Houjou (5 episodes
eps 3, 8, 12, 16, 21
)

Katsuhiko Koide (4 episodes
eps 10, 13, 19, 23
)

Mitsuyasu Sakai (eps 5, 17, 22)
Natsuko Takahashi (10 episodes
eps 1-2, 6, 9, 11, 14, 18, 22, 24-25
)

Tetsuo Tanaka (4 episodes
eps 4, 7, 15, 20
)

Storyboard:
Mamoru Hosoda (OP)
Shingo Kaneko
Episode Director:
Matsuo Asami
Shigeru Kimiya
Music: Akira Mitake
Character Design: Yumi Nakayama
Art Director: Yoshinori Hirose
Sound Director: Shōji Hata
Director of Photography: Youhei Suzuki
Producer: Fukashi Azuma (TV Tokyo)

Animation producer:
Ryo Oyama
Yuji Matsukura
Color setting: Kazumi Hasegawa (ep 4)
Editing: Kazuhiko Seki
In-Between Animation:
Yūichirō Yamada
Yuki Imoto
Music Director: Fumiko Harada
Original Creator Art: Eita Mizuno
Original Creator Novel: Kyou Shirodaira
Planning Collaboration: Hiroshi Koizumi
Production Advancement: Tatsuya Hiramatsu
Production producer:
Ryo Oyama
Yuji Matsukura
Publicity: Shouko Morimura
Recording Assistant: Fumiaki Tanaka
Series Story Editor: Natsuko Takahashi
Sound Effects: Hidemi Tanaka
Sound Manager: Eri Shirasaki
Theme Song Arrangement:
Hysteric Blue (ED)
Masahide Sakuma (ED)
Theme Song Composition:
aki (OP)
Takuya (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Strawberry JAM (OP)
Takuya (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Hysteric Blue (ED)
Strawberry JAM (OP)
Kenichi Suzumura as Ayumu Narumi
Masumi Asano as Hiyono Yuizaki

Akira Ishida as Eyes Rutherford
Hitomi Kato as Ryouko Takamachi
Kazuhiko Inoue as Kiyotaka Narumi
Kenji Nojima as Kanone Hilbert
Kotono Mitsuishi as Madoka Narumi
Takeshi Kusao as Kousuke Asazuki
Yui Horie as Rio Takeuchi

Anri Katsu as Student B (ep 5)
Ayako Ogawa as
Female Student B (ep 11)
Schoolgirl (ep 18)
Bin Shimada as Suemaru Wataya
Chiro Kanzaki as Female Staff A (ep 15)
Hajime Kubota as
Student A
Yuuta Nakamoto
Hirofumi Nojima as Imasato (eps 5-6, 14)
Hiroyasu Danno as
Newscaster 1 (ep 3)
Student C (ep 5)
Ichirō Nagai as Raizo Shiranagatani (eps 2, 11, 19)
Ikuko Kida as Female Staff D (ep 15)
Isshin Chiba as Hunter (eps 18-20)
Kanako Okada as Suzuki (eps 5, 16)
Kayato Ohashi as
Doctor (ep 11)
Teacher (ep 21)
Kazuho Oda as
Newscaster 2 (ep 3)
Telephone Message (eps 20, 22)
Kazumi Yokota as
Female Staff C (ep 15)
Student D (ep 5)
Kazunori Sekine as Store Employee (eps 14, 16, 19)
Kōsuke Takaguchi as
Announcer (ep 24)
Attendant (ep 19)
First Aid Crew (ep 6)
Hunter B (ep 17)
Room Service (ep 23)
Station Announcer (ep 9)
Kōsuke Toriumi as Hunter (eps 13, 16-17)
Kouyajin Oohashi as
Doctor
Sensei
Kyōko Hikami as Reiko Hatsuyama (eps 1-2)
Madoka Akita as Female Manager (ep 13)
Mai Nakahara as Sayoko Shiranagatani (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 14, 18-19
)
Masahito Yabe as Turtle Person (ep 3)
Masaya Onosaka as Takashi Sonobe (eps 1-4, 11, 14)
Megumi Kojima as Female High School Student A (ep 12)
Miho Yamada as Takako Adachi (ep 2)
Mika Outake as Kei Shiranagatani (ep 2)
Mitsuaki Furuya as Newscaster 3 (ep 3)
Myu as
Female Staff B (ep 15)
Young Nero (ep 12)
Rie Irie as Child (ep 24)
Rika Higashino as
Front Official
Mother (ep 24)
Receptionist (ep 21)
Reporter (ep 3)
Schoolgirl B (ep 1)
Ryūji Mizuno as Keishisei Kanzaka
Sora Honoka as Schoolgirl (ep 14)
Sou Kubota as
Student A (ep 5)
Yuuta Nakamoto (ep 21)
Tomomi Nakamura as Schoolgirl A (ep 1)
Yūki Tai as Male Student (ep 1)
Yumiko Nakajima as
Female Student A (ep 11)
Female Student C (ep 1)
Girl A (ep 18)
Yutaka Ozawa as Baseball Member (ep 15)
Japanese companies
Background Art: E-cho
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo
Clean-Up Animation:
Frontline
Niandai Animation
SHAFT
Co-Production: Group TAC
In-Between Animation:
Hadashi Pro
Niandai Animation
Photography:
Amuga
Southern Cross
Production Studio: J.C. Staff
Recording Studio: Studio Gong
Sound Production: Rakuonsha
Video Editing: Imagica
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Christopher Bevins
Translation: Clyde Mandelin
ADR Engineer: Adrian Cook
Assistant Talent Coordinator: Scott Garner
Audio Mixing Engineer:
Evan Jones
Neal Malley
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez
DVD Menu Design: Ben Hancock
DVD Producer: Carly Hunter
Line Producer: Justin Cook
Mix Engineer: Nathanael Harrison
Production Coordination: Neil Weathersbee
Script Adaptation: Eric Vale
Script Supervision: Jeremy Carlile
Talent Coordination: Tara A. Williams
Caitlin Glass as Hiyono Yuizaki
Daniel Katsük as Ayumu Narumi

Christopher Bevins as Kanone Hilbert
Christopher R. Sabat as Kiyotaka Narumi
Greg Ayres as Kousuke Asazuki
Gwendolyn Lau as Madoka Narumi
John Burgmeier as Eyes Rutherford
Laura Bailey as Ryoko Takamachi
Monica Rial as Rio Takeuchi

Adrian Cook as
Recital Hall Security Guard (ep 3)
Room Service (ep 23)
Alison Retzloff as
Hiyono's Classmate (ep 1)
Little Boy (ep 24)
Nero (uncredited; ep 12)
Ryoko's Friend A (ep 20)
Sayoko's Friend A (ep 18)
Amber Cotton as
Dismayed Woman A (ep 12)
Eyes' Manager (ep 13)
Timing Girl (ep 15)
Andrew Rye as
Gym Student C (uncredited; ep 5)
Knife Salesman (ep 3)
Brandon Bristow as Gossiping Student B (ep 1)
Brice Armstrong as
Dancing Drunkard (uncredited; eps 14, 16, 19)
Raizou Shiranagatani (eps 2, 11, 19)
Brina Palencia as
Female Journalist B (ep 3)
Gossiping Student A (ep 1)
Laughing Little Girl (incidental; ep 11)
Mocking Schoolgirl A (ep 11)
Chad Cline as
Announcer (ep 24)
Boy with Letter (ep 21)
Police Dispatcher (ep 21)
Unfriendly Man (ep 19)
Clarine Harp as
Informing Girl (ep 5)
Startled Student Walla (ep 8)
Takako Adachi (ep 2)
Colleen Clinkenbeard as Suzuki (eps 5, 16)
Cynthia Cranz as Reiko Hatsuyama (eps 1-2)
David Trosko as
Concert M.C. (ep 3)
Gym Student B (ep 5)
Paramedic (ep 6)
Startled Student Walla (ep 8)
Station Attendant (ep 9)
Elise Baughman as Sayoko Shiranagatani (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 14, 18-19
)
Evan Jones as
Restaurant Owner (eps 14, 16, 19)
Star Pitcher (uncredited; ep 15)
Jamie Marchi as
Auditorium Announcer (ep 3)
Condescending Girl (ep 1)
Eating Cat A (ep 18)
Mother (ep 24)
Ryoko's Friend B (ep 20)
Sayoko’s Teammate (ep 18)
Screaming Girl (eps 1, 14)
Sucking Up Girl B (ep 15)
Jerry Jewell as Party Walla (uncredited; ep 17)
Jerry Zumwalt as Teacher (ep 21)
Justin Cook as
Black Kitten (ep 12)
Hunter (eps 13, 16-17)
Munching Cat C (uncredited; ep 18)
Teddy (uncredited; ep 15)
Kristin McCollum as
Giggling Girl B (walla; ep 5)
Kei Shiranagatani (ep 2)
Lane Pianta as
Conductor (ep 10)
Station Announcer (ep 9)
Lauren Goode as White Cat (uncredited; ep 25)
Leah Clark as
Female Journalist A (ep 3)
Gossiping Student C (ep 1)
Sucking Up Girl A (ep 15)
Lucy Small as
Coach (ep 15)
Dismayed Woman B (uncredited; ep 12)
Giggling Girl A (walla; ep 5)
Mocking Schoolgirl B (ep 11)
Party Walla (uncredited; ep 17)
Ticket Lady (ep 3)
Lydia Mackay as Little Girl’s Mother (incidental; ep 11)
Meredith McCoy as
Airport Clerk (ep 21)
Cheering Girl (ep 15)
Eating Cat B (ep 18)
Party Walla (uncredited; ep 17)
Phone Operator (ep 20)
Ryoko's Friend C (ep 20)
Sayoko's Friend B (ep 18)
Michael Terry as Male Journalist A (ep 3)
Mike McFarland as Redhead Hunter (ep 18)
R Bruce Elliott as Keishisei Kanzaka
Ricky Page as
Doctor (ep 11)
Gym Student A (ep 5)
Robert McCollum as Suemaru Wataya
Sean Schemmel as Takashi Sonobe (eps 1-4, 11, 14)
Sean Teague as Lucky (ep 3)
Sonny Strait as
Mr. Imazato (eps 5-6, 14)
Startled Student Walla (ep 8)
Steve Cutter as Male Journalist B (ep 3)
Vic Mignogna as Hunter (eps 18-20)

English companies
DVD Authoring: Vision Wise, Inc.
Licensed by:
FUNimation Entertainment (Expired)
Recording Studio: FUNimation Studios
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)

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