Violinist of Hamelin (TV)

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Alternative title:
Hamelin no Violin Hiki (Japanese)
Le violoniste de Hamelin (French)
ハーメルンのバイオリン弾き (Japanese)
Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Themes: demons, tragedy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Flute is a young girl living in the small Staccato village of the kingdom of Sforzend, till the day when Queen Horn's barrier is destroyed, and that Flute learns she is the queen's daughter... Now to protect the world from the menacing army of demons, she must travel to the capital with her mysterious childhood friend Hamel, who has still to learn the truth about his own heritage.
User Ratings: 159 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Excellent: 18 votes (sub:16, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Very good: 21 votes (sub:21)
 Good: 37 votes (sub:34, dub:2, raw:1)
 Decent: 28 votes (sub:25, dub:2, raw:1)
 So-so: 15 votes (sub:15)
 Not really good: 11 votes (sub:11)
 Weak: 11 votes (sub:11)
 Bad: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 392 users, rank: #2325 (of 8389)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.371 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.1648, rank: #5272 (of 8486)
Weighted mean: 6.340 (Decent+), rank: #5306 (of 8486) (seen all: 6.70 / seen some: 5.99 / won't finish: 3.98)
Bayesian estimate: 6.422 (Decent+), rank: #4679 (of 6387)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 25
Episode titles: We have 25
Vintage: 1996-10-02 to 1997-03-26
Opening Theme:
"Magical Labyrinth" by SKIRT
#2: "Incomplete Concerto" by Ken Nishikiori
Ending Theme:
#1: "Kizu Darake no Tsubasa (Wounded Wings)" by Ikebukuro
#2: "Turning my Back to the Sun and Moon" by Yuko Yamaguchi
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Junji Nishimura
Series Composition: Yasuhiro Imagawa
Storyboard:
Akira Shimizu (ep 3)
Bob Shirohata (ep 11)
Junji Nishimura (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 7, 25
)

Naoki Hishikawa (6 episodes
eps 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24
)

Sumio Watanabe (6 episodes
eps 6, 9-10, 14, 18, 22
)

Toshiya Shinohara (eps 13, 17, 21)
Tsukasa Sunaga (eps 15, 19, 23)
Zouji Azumaya (ep 25)
Episode Director:
Akira Shimizu (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23
)

Hiroshi Morioka (7 episodes
eps 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25
)

Housei Suzuki (ep 14)
Naoki Hishikawa (6 episodes
eps 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24
)

Sumio Watanabe (5 episodes
eps 2, 6, 10, 18, 22
)

Music:
Kōhei Tanaka
Shiroh Hamaguchi (Arrangement)
Original Manga: Michiaki Watanabe
Character Design: Atsuko Nakajima
Art Director: Kenji Kato
Animation Director:
Atsuko Nakajima (ep 1)
Fumie Muroi (6 episodes
eps 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24
)

Hiroko Kazui (4 episodes
eps 11, 15, 19, 23
)

Kazumi Sato (6 episodes
eps 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25
)

Masato Muroi (eps 2, 6)
Tetsuhito Saito (eps 3, 7, 10)
Yoshiaki Tsubata (4 episodes
eps 10, 14, 18, 22
)

Sound Director: Toshiki Kameyama
Director of Photography: Naoto Fujikura
Producer: Takashi Watanabe (Pony Canyon)

Animation producer: Katsuya Shirai (Studio Deen)
Assistant Art Director: Hisayoshi Takahashi (22 episodes
eps 1-13, 16-20, 22-25
)

Background Art:
Hideki Nakamura (22 episodes
eps 1-13, 16-20, 22-25
)

Kentaro Akiyama (22 episodes
eps 1-13, 16-20, 22-25
)

Tokiko Makino (22 episodes
eps 1-13, 16-20, 22-25
)

Yaoki Kakimoto (22 episodes
eps 1-13, 16-20, 22-25
)

Color Coordination:
Akito Takahashi (ep 2)
Kenichi Ishii (22 episodes
eps 1, 3-17, 19, 21-25
)

Shinji Matsumoto (eps 18, 20)
Finish Animation:
Chisato Tsumotani (8 episodes
eps 1-3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23
)

Hironori Nochi (5 episodes
eps 6, 10, 14, 18, 22
)

Kiyomi Murakoshi (8 episodes
eps 1-3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23
)

Kozue Arai (8 episodes
eps 1-3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23
)

Yoko Nagano (8 episodes
eps 1-3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23
)

In-Between Animation:
Hideaki Onishi (8 episodes
eps 5, 11-13, 16, 18, 20, 23
)

Hiromi Oikawa (9 episodes
eps 1-4, 6-7, 9, 11-12
)

Izumi Kodama (7 episodes
eps 2, 6, 15, 18, 20-21, 23
)

Jun Kurada (7 episodes
eps 5, 8, 10, 14, 16, 21, 23
)

Kaori Ikeda (6 episodes
eps 7-8, 12, 16, 19, 25
)

Kimiko Hoshi (5 episodes
eps 4, 15, 22, 24-25
)

Mayumi Hidaka (6 episodes
eps 4, 9-10, 13-14, 17
)

Mikio Fujiwara (eps 6, 11, 15)
Miyuki Yano (4 episodes
eps 4, 15, 24-25
)

Sachiyo Takada (7 episodes
eps 4, 7-8, 13-14, 16, 25
)

Takaaki Suzuki (7 episodes
eps 1, 3, 5, 11, 18, 22-23
)

Toshimi Nishihata (5 episodes
eps 8, 10, 13, 17, 22
)

Yan Hua Xu (eps 7, 14, 20)
Yukiko Miyamoto (7 episodes
eps 7, 9, 12, 19-21, 24
)

Zheng Wen Zhu (10 episodes
eps 1-4, 10-11, 16-17, 23-24
)

In-Between Check:
Hayato Tejima (ep 24)
Keisuke Hamada (eps 1, 3-4)
Nariyuki Takahashi (eps 10-14)
Tomoya Ishikawa (eps 2-3, 5-23)
Tooru Sawamura (ep 25)
Key Animation:
Akira Kikuchi (eps 1, 21, 25)
Akira Takeuchi (4 episodes
eps 10, 15, 18, 25
)

Asami Endo (9 episodes
eps 1, 6, 10, 14, 17, 19-21, 23
)

Atsuko Nakajima (ep 25)
Chūji Nakajima (eps 1, 5)
Etsuko Tomita (ep 18)
Fumie Muroi (eps 20, 24-25)
Hideki Sadai (eps 18, 22)
Hideki Shibuya (eps 3, 7, 10)
Hiroki Abe (ep 6)
Hiroko Kazui (5 episodes
eps 6, 17, 19, 24-25
)

Hironori Ishii (eps 4, 8)
Hironori Yamamoto (8 episodes
eps 3, 7, 10, 16, 18, 21-22, 24
)

Hiroshi Takaguchi (eps 18, 22)
Hiroyuki Abe (8 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 12-13, 16, 20
)

Kazuhiko Wanibuchi (8 episodes
eps 1, 5, 9, 13, 17-18, 22, 24
)

Kazumi Sato (7 episodes
eps 3, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 25
)

Kazuo Takigawa (eps 3, 5)
Kazuyuki Ikai (6 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 25
)

Keiko Tsuchiya (5 episodes
eps 8, 12, 16, 20-21
)

Keizou Ichikawa (eps 4, 8)
Kenji Hattori (eps 1, 5)
Kenji Yoshiida (4 episodes
eps 4, 8, 12, 24
)

Kōji Fukazawa (ep 13)
Koji Miura (ep 2)
Konomi Sakurai (5 episodes
eps 1, 5, 9, 13, 17
)

Mamoru Abiko (eps 17, 21, 25)
Manabu Ono (ep 21)
Mariko Aoki (8 episodes
eps 2, 6, 10, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24
)

Masashi Kojima (9 episodes
eps 6, 8, 11-12, 16, 19, 23-25
)

Masayuki Fujita (5 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19, 23
)

Mitsuyo Tsuno (5 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19, 23
)

Munenori Nawa (eps 2, 6, 10)
Naomichi Noda (eps 14, 18, 22)
Satoru Iriyoshi (5 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 23
)

Satoshi Isono (ep 25)
Satoshi Ohsawa (8 episodes
eps 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 23, 25
)

Shigemi Aoyagi (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23
)

Shinya Ojiri (5 episodes
eps 12, 16, 19-20, 23
)

Shinya Uchida (eps 2, 6, 10)
Shoji Furuta (ep 6)
Shuji Nakanishi (6 episodes
eps 3, 7, 12, 16, 20, 24
)

Sumio Watanabe (eps 2, 25)
Tadashi Abiru (ep 1)
Tadashi Fukuda (ep 9)
Takeshi Itou (eps 9, 13)
Tetsuhito Saito (11 episodes
eps 5, 8, 11-12, 14-15, 19, 21, 23-25
)

Tetsuya Satō (ep 1)
Tokuyuki Matsutake (ep 25)
Tomohiro Koyama (eps 2, 6, 11)
Toshiaki Iino (5 episodes
eps 10, 14, 17, 21, 24
)

Toshiyuki Kanno (eps 13, 21)
Yasuhiro Okuda (ep 25)
Yasuhiro Saiki (ep 22)
Yasutoshi Niwa (ep 20)
Yoshiaki Tsubata (eps 14, 18, 22)
Yoshihiro Watanabe (ep 3)
Yoshikazu Shimazu (6 episodes
eps 4-5, 12, 16, 20, 24
)

Yoshitaka Yasuda (7 episodes
eps 1, 5, 9, 13, 17-18, 24
)

Youichi Ishikawa (15 episodes
eps 3, 5-6, 9, 11-15, 17-23 odd, 24-25
)

Yuichi Katayama (eps 5, 9)
Yuji Kushida (5 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19, 23
)

Yukie Sakō (eps 4, 8)
Photography:
Isao Takahashi (eps 1-25)
Kayo Kugi (eps 1-25)
Kazuya Hoshi (eps 1-25)
Koji Yamakoshi (eps 1-25)
Miki Kameda (eps 1-25)
Takamitsu Sera (eps 1-25)
Tomokazu Mori (eps 1-25)
Tomoyoshi Ishizuka (eps 1-25)
Production manager: Hideo Deguchi
Recording Operator: Makoto Uchida
Sound Adjustment: Kunio Kuwabara
Sound Effects: Toru Noguchi
Special Effects: Takefumi Saito
Theme Song Performance:
Kimiko Sogawa (Skirt; OP1)
Yuri Horikawa (OP1)
Kouji Tsujitani as Raiel
Mayumi Iizuka as Flute
Yūji Ueda as Hamel

Kiyoyuki Yanada as Dragon King Drum
Megumi Ogata as Sizer
Mitsuaki Madono as Clary Ned
Shigeru Chiba as Oboe
Sumi Shimamoto as Queen Horn
Takashi Matsuyama as Beast King Guitar
Tomoko Kojima as Trombone
Unshō Ishizuka as Hell King Bass
Yūji Ueda as Demon King Chestra

Chinami Nishimura as Cornet
Eiji Maruyama as Horo
Eri Nomoto as Princess Lyre
Ginzo Matsuo as King Syrinx
Harunori Miyata as Lute
Hironori Miyata as Mouth Piece
Katsuaki Arima as Kokyuu
Kei Mayama as Adagio
Kiyoyuki Yanada as
Prince Gong
Zampano
Kumi Yamakado as
Birdy
Woman
Kyoko Tsuruno as Ocarina
Mugihito as
Narration
Resik
Naoko Miura as
Pandora
Prince Shō
Natsumi Sasaki as Queen Shawm
Shinichiro Miki as Prince Gaita
Takashi Matsuyama as Vocalist
Tatsuo Uemura as Percuss
Tomomichi Nishimura as King Cittern
Japanese companies
Animation: Studio DEEN
Backgrounds:
E-cho (eps 14-15)
Jiwoo Production (ep 21)
Kobayashi Production (22 episodes
eps 1-13, 16-20, 22-25
)

Studio Loft (eps 14-15, 21)
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo
Film Developing: Imagica
Finish Animation:
Danni Animation (eps 1-25)
E-cho (ep 16)
Studio DEEN (ep 2)
Studio Peacock (eps 15, 22)
Danni Animation
In-Between Animation:
Danni Animation (eps 1-19, 23-25)
MI (ep 16)
Studio DEEN (ep 2)
Studio Mu (ep 16)
Tamazawa Dogasha (ep 16)
Danni Animation
Key Animation:
Studio Renge (eps 14, 18, 22)
Studio WAVE (5 episodes
eps 7, 11, 15, 19, 23
)

Photography: T. Nishimura
Recording Production: Omnibus Promotion
Sound Effects: Anime Sound Production
Titles: Maki Production

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