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Zone of the Enders: Idolo (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Z.O.E. Idolo
Zone of the Enders 2167 Idolo
Themes: mecha, military, space
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: A handful of some of Mars' most promising LEV pilots have just returned from a training mission. A few of the pilots get into a bit of trouble with a passing UNSF inspection team with a hate for Mars. The next day, Radiam Lavans and his trusted friend Viola are drafted for a secret project involving an Orbital Frame named Idolo. The Metatron composing the Orbital Frame has hidden side-effects, some that could drive Lavans to glory or to utter insanity.
User Ratings: 364 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 9 votes (sub:5, dub:3, edit.dub:1)
 Excellent: 31 votes (dub:16, sub:14, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 89 votes (sub:45, dub:41, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
 Good: 107 votes (sub:60, dub:41, ?:3, raw:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 67 votes (sub:34, dub:26, raw:3, ?:2, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
 So-so: 38 votes (sub:24, dub:13, ?:1)
 Not really good: 12 votes (sub:8, dub:3, ?:1)
 Weak: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:2, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Bad: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 674 users, rank: #1712 (of 9581)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.854 (Good), std. dev.: 1.5471, rank: #4458 (of 9703)
Weighted mean: 6.855 (Good), rank: #4290 (of 9703) (seen all: 6.86 / seen some: 5.56)
Bayesian estimate: 6.878 (Good), rank: #3875 (of 7285)
Running time: 55 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 2001-03-01
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"Kiss Me Sunlight" by Heart of Air
Links: We have 1
Prequel to the Zone of the Enders videogame for the Sony PlayStation 2.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Zone of the Enders - Complete Collection [Thinpak] (DVD) 2006-01-03 (from $71.01)
    Zone of the Enders: Idolo (DVD) 2002-09-24 (from $1.30)
    Zone of the Enders: Idolo [Essential Anime Collection] (DVD) delayed/cancelled

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Tetsuya Watanabe
Original Script: Shin Yoshida
Storyboard: Nobuhiro Kondō
Character Design: Kumi Horii
Art Director: Masaru Satō
Animation Director:
Kumi Horii
Madoka Hirayama
Mechanical design: Yoji Shinkawa (original game mecha)
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Okeda
3D Work: Kayoko Murakami
Advance Work Supervisor: Kazuhiko Tamura
Animation Check: Minoru Okabe
Arrangement: Hikaru Nanase (ED)
Artistic Establishment: Akihiro Hirasawa
Artistic Supervision: Hiroshi Katō
Color Designation: Tomoe Nakasato
Concept Advice: Akira Tanizaki
Editing: Toshio Henmi
Finishing Assistant:
Rumiko Nagai
Takako Matsumoto
In-Between Animation: Hiroki Harada
Literature: Gaku Nakamura
Main Character Design: Madoka Hirayama
Mechanical animation Director:
Tsutomu Miyazawa
Tsutomu Suzuki
Music producer:
Shunji Inoue
Yoshiyuki Ito
Production Assistant:
Isao Takayama
Kanayo Saho
Production Desk: Youichi Watanabe
Project Producer: Yasuo Miyakawa
Recording: Shōji Hata
Recording Assistant: Bunshou Tanaka
Recording Supervisor: Yoshimi Sugiyama
Set-Up Work: Kazuhiko Aida
Sounds Design: Hiroshi Kasamatsu
Theme Song Lyrics: Kei Hazuki
Theme Song Performance:
Heart of Air (ED)
Masumi Itou (Heart of Air)
Chiharu Tezuka as Viola
Houko Kuwashima as Dolores
Takehito Koyasu as Second Lieutenant Radium Lavans

Rumi Ochiai as Melissa
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Dr. Rachel Links

Dai Matsumoto as Engineer
Kan Tokumaru as Instructor Edgar
Katsumi Chou as Commander Jackson
Ken Tokumaru as Instructor Edgar 
Kihachiro Uemura as Operator A
Kōji Ishii as Hines
Mayumi Yanagisawa as Police
Tadahisa Saizen as Operator B
Takehiro Koyama as Chief Secretary Laurence
Takeshi Watabe as Barrows
Tomoichi Sakaguchi as Will 
Yasuhiro Ishii as Hines 
Yutaka Nakano as Lloyd
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Sunrise
Backgrounds: Bihou, Inc.
CG Work: Sunrise D.I.D.
Digital Effects: MI
Digital Special Effects: Marix
Editing: Jay Film
Film Processing: Tokyo Laboratory
Music Work: Lantis
Original Concept: Konami
Original Titles: Maki Production
Produced In Cooperation With: TV Tokyo Medianet
Production: Sunrise VAP
Public Relations: VAP
Recording: Rakuonsha
Recording Studio: Studio Gong
Video Editing: Q-Tec
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Charles Campbell
Art Director: Ruby Halipoto
Project Translator: Beni Axia Hirayama
ADR Script: Elena Carrillo
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams (Thinpak)
Sharon Papa
ADR Editor: Charles Campbell
ADR Engineer: Charles Campbell
Creative Director: David Del Rio (Thinpak)
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Graphics: James Bates
DVD Menu Design:
James Bates (Original release & Thinpak)
Larry Koteff (Thinpak)
DVD Producer: David Williams
Editing: Gerald Brewer
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Packaging Design:
James Bates (Original release & Thinpak)
Larry Koteff (Thinpak)
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Sound Design: Christopher Bourque
Subtitle Script: Janice Williams
Subtitle Timing: Neal Barnes
Ben Wolfe as Radium
Boni Hester as Dolores
Dara Hurt as Viola

Ellie McBride as Melissa
Lana Lesley as Rachel

Bill Finklea as Chief Secretary Laurence
Billy F. Harden as Jackson
Brett Weaver as Hines
David Jones as Lloyd
Eric Abbott as Will
Eric Henshaw as Instructor Edgar
Tony Mann as Barrows

English companies
ADR Recording: Monster Island
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
Distributor: ADV Films (UK)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
French cast
French staff
Damien Ferrette as Ladam Lavans

Anne Lucie Domange as Dolorès «Dolly» Haynes
Samira Mameche as Viola Giai

Agnès Delbarre as Dr Rachel Links
Camille Elleboudt as Mélissa
French companies
Dubbing: Colegram
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Nicola Bartolini Carrassi
Giuliano Bonetto as Radium

Elda Olivieri as Viola
Jenny De Cesarei as Dolores

Alberto Olivero as Edgar
Alberto Oliviero as Edgar 
Luca Sandri as Will
Marcella Silvestri as Rachel
Patrizia Cattaneo as Melissa
Italian companies
Distributor: Panini Video Italia
German staff
German cast
ADR Director: Karin Lehmann
Script: Karin Lehmann
Dascha Lehmann as Dolores
Gundi Eberhard as Viola
Sebastian Schulz as Radium Levans

Peggy Sander as Rachel

Heide Domanowski as Rachel Links
Till Hagen as
Chief Secretary Laurence
Tobias Kluckert as Will

German companies
Distributor: Panini Video

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