Sanctuary (OAV)

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Alternative title:
サンクチュアリ (Japanese)
Genres: drama
Themes: politics, yakuza
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Two Japanese survivors of the Khmer Rouge massacres in Cambodia vow to find a sanctuary, even if they have to build it themselves. Returning to Japan, they take seemingly opposite paths: one becomes a politician, the other a gangster. As Asami and Hojo work through the linked worlds of politics and crime in modern Japan, they don't hesitate to do anything necessary to secure their own positions and stay true to their vow. Loyal to no one else, they find their friendship increasingly tested as they rise in their chosen fields.
User Ratings: 31 ratings have been given [details]
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Seen in part or in whole by 89 users, rank: #3837 (of 6418)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.355 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.2077, rank: #3985 (of 6417)
Weighted mean: 6.238 (Decent+), rank: #4262 (of 6417) (seen all: 6.37 / seen some: 3.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.598 (Good−), rank: #3185 (of 4884)
Running time: 50 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1996
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Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Takashi Watanabe
Screenplay: Kenishi Terada
Character Design: Hidemi Kubo
Art Director: Hiroshi Kato
Animation Director: Hidemi Kubo

Key Animation: Kou Yoshinari
Japanese cast
Kazuhiro Nakata as Chiaki Asami
Sho Hayami as Akira Hojo

Hiromi Tsuru as Kyoko Ishihara
Masaaki Okabe as Shuichi Sakura
Shigezou Sasaoka as Sagara
Takaya Hashi as Tokai
Tomokazu Seki as Tashiro
Unshou Ishizuka as Ozaki

Masaharu Satou as Murata
Takeshi Watabe as Isaoka
English cast
English staff
Script: Quint Lancaster
Executive producer: Seiji Horibuchi
Producer: Toshifumi Yoshida

Casting Director: Leslie Strudwick
Dialogue Director: Karl Willems
Dialogue Editing: Robert Crang
Executive Script Editor: Trish Ledoux
Production Coordination: Diana Gage
Re-Recording Mixing: Jan Deny
Recording Assistant: Trevor Smith
Video Post-Production: Pierre de la Roche
David Kaye as Akira Hojo
Paul Dobson as Chiaki Asami

Brian Drummond as Tashiro
French Tickner as Shuichi Sakura
Nicole Oliver as Kyoko Ishihara
Scott McNeil as Tokai
Ward Perry as Det. Ozaki

Don Brown as
Tokai's Man
Janyse Jaud as
Yuka Sakura
Nicole Oliver as
Paul Dobson as
Casino Manager
Mr. Okamura
Robert O. Smith as
Escort Service Rep
Tokai's Man
Ward Perry as Mr. Sagara
English companies
ADR Production: The Ocean Group
Licensed by: Viz Media
Recording Studio: Ocean Studios
Script: Animaze

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