The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Hakkenden: Il branco dei guerrieri leggendari (Italian)
Hakkenden: Legend of the Dog Warriors
THE 八犬伝 (Japanese)
Хаккэндэн: Легенда о Псах-Воинах (Russian)
Genres: action, fantasy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Adapted from the famous samurai masterpiece, Hakkenden tells the tale of eight samurai brothers. Reincarnated and bound to defend the Awa clan, these eight souls must find one another and unite to stop a powerful demonic force. However, the demons that oppose them are determined to keep them seperate and even place them in mortal combat against one another. It is up to Shino, the bearer of the Murasame, to find his wayward brothers and convince them to fight as allies.
User Ratings: 165 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Excellent: 9 votes (sub:5, dub:2, raw:1, ?:1)
 Very good: 33 votes (sub:23, dub:5, raw:2, ?:1, others:2
1 German subtitled
1 French subtitled
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 Good: 41 votes (sub:26, dub:10, raw:1, others:4
1 Russian subtitled
1 German dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Decent: 25 votes (dub:13, sub:9, others:3
1 Russian edited dub
1 German dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 So-so: 19 votes (sub:17, dub:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
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 Not really good: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Weak: 14 votes (sub:8, dub:4, raw:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Bad: 7 votes (dub:4, sub:2, ?:1)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
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 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 372 users, rank: #1944 (of 5921)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.115 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.1189, rank: #4149 (of 5914)
Weighted mean: 6.092 (Decent), rank: #4165 (of 5914) (seen all: 6.46 / seen some: 5.27 / won't finish: 3.63)
Bayesian estimate: 6.190 (Decent+), rank: #3625 (of 4468)
Running time: 24 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage:
1990-10-25 to 1991-03-25 (part 1)
1993-11-25 to 1995-03-25 (part 2—"Shinsho")
Trivia: We have 3
Comment:
The original was 6 episodes long. Then some time later, a sequel of 7 episodes was produced, but was under the same name and so is considered a 'continuation' (i.e. the first episode of the sequel is episode 7, not episode 1 of a new series).
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DVD (Region 1)
    The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden - Box Set (DVD) 2001-10-09
    The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden (DVD 1) 2007-06-05 (from $4.00)
    The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden (DVD 2) 2007-08-07 (from $4.00)
    The Legend of the Dog Warriors: The Hakkenden (DVD 3) 2007-10-09 (from $9.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director:
Takashi Anno (eps 1-6)
Yukio Okamoto (eps 7-13)
Script:
Hidemi Kamata (eps 8-13)
Noboru Aikawa (eps 1-7)
Storyboard:
Satoru Utsunomiya (ep 9)
Shinya Ohira (ep 10)
Yukio Okamoto (eps 7-8, 11, 13)
Episode Director:
Satoru Utsunomiya (ep 9)
Shinya Ohira (ep 10)
Takashi Nakamura (ep 4)
Yukio Okamoto (eps 7-8, 11)
Music: Takashi Kudoh
Character Design:
Atsushi Okuda (eps 7-13)
Atsushi Yamagata (eps 1-6)
Takashi Nakamura (ep 4)
Animation Director:
Atsushi Okuda (eps 8, 11, 13)
Atsushi Yamagata (ep 12)
Hideyuki Motohashi (asst; ep 7)
Hiroyuki Horiuchi (eps 8, 11)
Kazuo Tomizawa (ep 7)
Masaaki Yuasa (ep 4)
Noboru Furuse (ep 11)
Nobuyuki Kitajima (ep 12)
Shinji Hashimoto (eps 1, 9)
Shinsuke Terasawa (ep 7)
Takashi Nakamura (ep 4)
Sound Director:
Akira Yamazaki (eps 1-6)
Yoshikazu Iwanami (eps 1-6)
Director of Photography:
Hitoshi Sato
Kazuhiro Konishi
Color design: Kouji Ootsuki
Editing: Shuichi Kakesu
Key Animation:
Akihiro Yuki (eps 9-10)
Chikae Kuwahara (ep 11)
Emiko Momose (ep 12)
Fumihide Sai (ep 13)
Hideaki Yokoi (ep 10)
Hideki Shibuya (ep 12)
Hiroko Yoshizawa (ep 8)
Hironobu Saito (ep 11)
Hiroshi Okubo (ep 12)
Hiroyoshi Ohkawa (ep 13)
Hiroyuki Horiuchi (ep 13)
Hiroyuki Morita (ep 10)
Hiroyuki Nishimura (ep 10)
Hiroyuki Okuno (ep 8)
Hiroyuki Uchida (eps 7-8, 12)
Hisatoshi Motoki (ep 12)
Hitoshi Haga (ep 11)
Ichiro Hattori (ep 7)
Imazaki (ep 7)
Jiro Kanai (ep 9)
Jun Takizawa (ep 11)
Kanta Kamei (eps 8-9)
Katsuichi Nakayama (ep 11)
Kazuchika Kise (ep 4)
Kazuhiko Miyake (ep 7)
Keiko Shimizu (ep 9)
Koji Watanabe (eps 7-9, 11, 13)
Kou Yoshinari (eps 12-13)
Kouichi Arai (ep 10)
Kouji Yanagisawa (ep 8)
Kunihiko Abe (ep 13)
Kunihiko Sakurai (ep 7)
Manabu Ono (ep 12)
Mariko Aoki (ep 10)
Masaharu Tada (ep 10)
Masahiko Itojima (ep 11)
Masahiko Kubo (eps 11-13)
Masahiro Sekine (ep 13)
Masahito Yamashita (ep 8)
Masashi Ishihama (eps 8, 11-13)
Masashi Kaneko (eps 9, 11, 13)
Masatsugu Arakawa (ep 10)
Masayuki Yoshihara (ep 12)
Matsuri Okuda (eps 8, 13)
Michiyo Suzuki (eps 9, 12)
Mitsuo Iso (ep 1)
Naomi Kimura (ep 12)
Naoyuki Konno (eps 11-13)
Nobutoshi Ogura (eps 8, 11)
Nobuyuki Kitajima (ep 11)
Norimoto Tokura (ep 10)
Norio Matsumoto (ep 1)
Osamu Tanabe (eps 10, 13)
Sadayuki Iwai (ep 7)
Sanae Chikanaga (ep 8)
Satonobu Kikuchi (eps 8-9)
Satoru Utsunomiya (ep 9)
Sawako Yamamoto (ep 13)
Shigenori Awai (ep 7)
Shingo Suzuki (eps 12-13)
Shinji Hashimoto (ep 10)
Shinji Tanaka (ep 7)
Shinsuke Terasawa (eps 9, 11)
Shinya Ohira (eps 1, 9-10)
Shinya Takahashi (eps 11, 13)
Shizuo Kawai (ep 13)
Tadao Yoshikawa (ep 7)
Takaaki Yamashita (ep 10)
Takahiro Kishida (ep 12)
Takahiro Komori (ep 11)
Takao Maki (ep 12)
Takashi Hashimoto (ep 1)
Takashi Nakamura (ep 4)
Takayuki Hamana (ep 10)
Takeshi Honda (ep 5)
Takeshi Oosaka (ep 12)
Takeshi Yamazaki (ep 10)
Tatsuya Tomaru (eps 8, 13)
Tatsuyuki Tanaka (ep 9)
Tetsuya Nishio (eps 9, 12-13)
Tomo Ikeuchi (ep 7)
Toshimitsu Kobayashi (ep 9)
Yasushi Muraki (ep 11)
Yoshiaki Tsubata (ep 10)
Yoshiharu Shimizu (eps 8, 11, 13)
Yoshihiro Kitano (eps 10, 13)
Yukinori Umezu (ep 7)
Yuzo Sato (ep 13)
Sound Effects: Masahiro Shoji
Special Animation Director:
Hidenori Matsubara (ep 13)
Naoyuki Onda (ep 13)
Nobuyuki Kitajima (ep 13)
Akio Ohtsuka as Daikaku Inumura /Kakutarou
Arisa Andou as Masaka
Aya Hisakawa as Hamaji
Chafurin as Haichirou Kanamari
Chieko Honda as Hamaji
Chikao Ohtsuka as Ikkaku Akaiwa
Hajime Koseki as Kagetsura Anzai
Hidenari Ugaki as Komiyama
Hidetoshi Nakamura as Suketomo Ohta
Hideyuki Umezu as Sabohei Kamado
Hiroshi Ito as Mukusaku
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Samojirou Aboshi /Yamashita Sadakane
Junpei Takiguchi as Hikiroku
Kaneta Kimotsuki as Narrator
Kappei Yamaguchi as Sosuke Inukawa /Gakuzo
Kikuko Inoue as Hikute
Kiyonobu Harita as Rikijirou
Kiyonobu Suzuki as Yoshirou Ubayaki
Kôichi Kitamura as Arimura
Kouichi Yamadera as Dousetsu Inuyama
Kumiko Watanabe as Kurayago
Kunihiko Yasui as Hattarou
Mahito Tsujimura as Yasuhei
Masaaki Hiramatsu as Hitoyo
Masako Katsuki as
Funamushi
Tamazusa
Masako Nozawa as Kamezasa
Masao Imanishi as Nariuji Ashikage
Masashi Ebara as Daisuke Kanamari /Chudai
Masayuki Omoro as Ounai
Megumi Hayashibara as Inusaka Mouya
Miki Itou as Fuse Princess
Minami Takayama as Keno Inusaka
Mitsuaki Hoshino as Shakuhachirou
Motomu Kiyokawa as Mitsuhiro Jinyo
Naoki Bandou as Yoshinari Satome(ep 11)
Noriko Hidaka as Shinbei Inue /Daihachi
Ritsuo Sawa as Motofuji Hikita
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo as Awayuki
Sakiko Tamagawa as Hinaginu
Shigeru Nakahara as Shahei Higami
Shigeru Shiihashi as Sesuke
Shinobu Adachi as Nabiki
Sho Hayami as Fusahachi
Shuuichi Ikeda as Samojirou Aboshi(ep 5)
Sukekiyo Kameyama as Gobaiji Gunki
Takeshi Aono as Bansaku Inuzuka
Tamio Ohki as Yoshizane Satome
Tesshô Genda as Kobungo Inuda
Tomohiro Nishimura as Genpachi Inugai
Tomomichi Nishimura as Daiki Makuwari
Toshihiko Seki as Shino Inuzuka
Toshiko Asai as Isanako
Toshio Funazu as Tota
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Yoshinari Satomi
Yuusaku Yara as Kyuroku Higami

Japanese companies
Broadcaster: KIDS STATION
Production:
AIC
PIONEER LDC
English cast
English staff
Executive producer: Naoju Nakamura
Producer: Hiroe Tsukamoto

DVD Executive Producer: Hideki 'Henry' Goto
DVD Producer: Taku Otsuka
Music producer: Kit Thomas (END)
Production Assistant: Hiroe Tsukamoto
Production Coordination:
Janet Kendrick
Kim Wishart Goddard
Recording engineer:
Eric Schurch
Jason Fredrickson
Script Conformation: Ward Perry
Cathy Weseluck as Shinbei Inue/Daihachi
David Kaye as
Daikaku Inumura/Kakutaro
Sadamasa's Guard
Doris Chillcott as
Kamezasa
Sosuke's Mother
Tamazusa
French Tickner as Ikkaku Akaiwa
Janyse Jaud as
Funamushi
Girl #1
Isanako
Keno Inuzaka
Kurayago
Tamazusa
Young Kakutaro
Kelly Sheridan as
Hamaji
Nui
Young Sosuke
Ken Kramer as
Arimura Yokobori
Awayuki
Narrator
Shino Inuzuka
L. Harvey Gold as Yoshizane Satomi
Lalainia Lindbjerg as
Princess Fuse
Tatasuka
Lynda Boyd as
Keno Inuzaka
Nabiki
Tamazusa(2nd voice)
Matt Hill as
Sosuke Inukawa/Gakuzo
Yoshinari Satomi
Matt Smith as
Daisuke Kanamari
Fusahachi
Shahei Higami
Shino Inuzuka
Yoshizane Satomi
Michael Dobson as
Bansaku Inuzuka
Daiki Mauwari
Dosetsu Inuyama
Fusahachi
Hikiroku
Kobungo Inuta
Mukusaku
Thug #1
Yoshinari Satomi
Myriam Sirois as
Girl #2
Hinaginu
Paul Dobson as
Kobungo Inuta
Kyuroku Higami
Samojiro Aboshi/Sadakane
Thug #2
Yoshiro Ubayuki
Scott McNeil as
Hachiro Kanamari
Motofuji Hikita
Ward Perry as
Genpachi Inukai
Maewari's Servant
Oborogi
Sabohei Kamado
Sukutomo Ohta
Thug #3
Yasuhei
English companies
Dubbing: Ocean Studios
DVD Authoring: SpeeDVD
DVD Menus: Pulpgraphix
Logo Design: Jason 71
Recording Studio: The Ocean Group
Special Thanks To: New Generation Pictures
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: France Rombaut
Brigitte Aubry as tatsuka Inozuka
Cyrille Artaux as
Daisuke Kanamari
Gakuzo
Gérard Rouzier as
narrateur
Samojiro Aboshi
Jacques Albaret as
Shino Inozuka
Yoshinari Satomi
Laurence Bréheret as Hamaji
Marjolaine Poulain as Princesse Fuse

French companies
ADR Production: François Avisse vidéo
Italian staff
Italian cast
Script: Serenella Mete
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo

General Consultant: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Scripts Supervisor: Gualtiero Cannarsi
Angelo Nicotra as Lord Jindai
Cesare Barbetti as Narratore
Corrado Conforti as Yoshinari
Dario Penne as Bansaku
Domitilla D'Amico as Principessa Fuse(child)
Emanuela Rossi as Tamazusa
Francesco Pannofino as Kokungo
Georgia Lepore as Principessa Fuse(adult)
Marco Mete as Lord Ashikaga
Marella Jacobacci as Isanako
Massimo De Ambrosis as Genpachi
Michele Gammino as Yoshizane
Riccardo Rossi as Sosuke
Roberto Gammino as Dosetsu
Sandro Acerbo as Aboshi
Sandro Sardone as Arimura
Serena Verdirosi as Kahezasa
Sergio Di Stefano as Shahei
Simone Mori as Daisuke
Vittorio De Angelis as Fusahachi
Vittorio Stagni as Hikiroku
Italian companies
German staff
German companies
(none)
Broadcaster: VOX
Dubbing: Hamburg (?)
German cast
Christian Stark as Shino Inuzuka
Jan-David Rönfeldt as Dousetsu Inuyama
Prinzessin Fuse as Eva Michaelis
Robin Brosch as Samojirou Aboshi
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