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Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Sakura Wars: Ecole de Paris
サクラ大戦『エコール・ド・巴里』 (Japanese)
櫻花大戰巴黎篇 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: mecha
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: An unseen evil lurks in the streets of Paris. Unless something is done, the darkness will unleash its destruction and consume all that is good. The City of Love will be lost to her people forever. All hope rests within the hearts of five young ladies. The only problem is, they don't even know it yet. But will an apprenticed nun, a reserved aristocrat, a hardened criminal, a traveling circus emcee and a Japanese girl experiencing loss set aside their unique differences and come together as one for the defense of many. The Paris Fighting Troup is born.
User Ratings: 99 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Very good: 9 votes (sub:6, dub:2, raw:1)
 Good: 27 votes (sub:18, dub:9)
 Decent: 35 votes (sub:25, dub:9, raw:1)
 So-so: 9 votes (sub:7, dub:2)
 Not really good: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:3)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:4, ?:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (?:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (?:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 251 users, rank: #3186 (of 9024)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.929 (Decent), std. dev.: 1.6407, rank: #7023 (of 9130)
Weighted mean: 5.965 (Decent), rank: #6914 (of 9130) (seen all: 6.04 / seen some: 5.03 / won't finish: 2.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.142 (Decent), rank: #5780 (of 6871)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 3
Episode titles: We have 3
Vintage: 2003-03-19
Release dates: We have 3
Opening Theme:
"Mihata no moto ni" by Paris Kagekidan
Ending Theme:
"Kanariya" by Etsuko Kozakura & Kikuko Inoue (ep 2)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Sakura Taisen: Ecole de Paris (DVD) 2005-07-05 (from $18.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hitoyuki Matsui
Series Composition: Hiroyuki Kawasaki
Hiroyuki Kawasaki (eps 1-3)
Storyboard: Yusaku Kiryu (eps 1-3)
Episode Director:
Hitoyuki Matsui (ep 2)
Tatsuya Igarashi (eps 1, 3)
Music: Kōhei Tanaka
Original creator: Ouji Hiroi
Original Character Design: Kousuke Fujishima
Character Design: Hidenori Matsubara
Art Director: Tadao Kubota (Mukuo Studio)
Chief Animation Director: Seiki Tanaka
Animation Director:
Koji Watanabe (eps 1-2)
Seiki Tanaka (ep 3)
Animation Character Design: Seiki Tanaka
Mechanical design:
Mika Akitaka (eps 2-3)
Yasuhiro Moriki (enemies; ep 3)
Sound Director: Keiichi Momose
Executive producer:
Noriyoshi Ohba (Overworks)
Satoshi Akamatsu (Sega)
Yasuaki Nagoshi (Red Entertainment)
Akira Nishino (Overworks)
Hiroo Yamada (Red Entertainment)

Color design: Maki Tanaka
Composite Director: Yutaka Nagaushi
Editing: Terumitsu Okada
Key Animation:
Akira Takata (eps 1-3)
Eiji Fukuyama (eps 2-3)
Fujio Suzuki (eps 1-3)
Hisashi Ishii (eps 1-2)
Kaoru Yabana (ep 3)
Kazuhiro Fujitani (eps 2-3)
Koji Watanabe (eps 1, 3)
Michio Satō (eps 1-3)
Minoru Morita (ep 2)
Noriyasu Murata (ep 2)
Ryō Takahashi (eps 1-3)
Ryūta Nakahara (eps 1, 3)
Seiki Tanaka (eps 1-2)
Shin Matsuo (eps 1, 3)
Shinichi Yoshino (ep 3)
Takao Takegami (ep 1)
Takumi Murakami (ep 2)
Teruo Takahashi (ep 2)
Tetsuya Ishikawa (ep 2)
Tomoko Tanaka (eps 1-3)
Tomoyuki Abe (eps 1, 3)
Toshimitsu Kobayashi (ep 3)
Yuka Hasegawa (ep 2)
Yukari Watanabe (eps 1, 3)
Mechanical animation Director: Koji Watanabe (ep 3)
Series Supervision: Satoru Akahori
Theme Song Performance: Saeko Shimazu (ED 3)
Noriko Hidaka as Erica Fontaine

Akio Suyama as Ichiro Ogami
Etsuko Kozakura as Coquelicot
Kikuko Inoue as Lobelia Carlini
Saeko Shimazu as Glycine Bleumer
Yoshino Takamori as Hanabi Kitaooji

Hidehiko Kaneko as Paris Civilian (ep 1)
Hiroko Mori as Madam Tarebou
Hiroshi Kamiya as Paris City Policeman (ep 2)
Jouji Nakata as Leonard (ep 2)
Katsuya Fujiwara as
Battalion (ep 2)
Paris Civilian (ep 1)
Keiko Aizawa as Isabelle "Grand Mere" Lilac
Kōzō Shioya as Jim Evian
Kozue Kamada as White Cat Dancer (ep 1)
Miho Saiki as White Cat Dancers
Mika Kanai as Ci Caprice
Minami Takayama as Salut
Motoharu Shimomura as
Battalion (ep 2)
Policeman A (ep 1)
Ryoka Yuzuki as Laura
Sachiko Kojima as Mell Raison
Shinsho Nakamaru as Sakomizu
Takahiro Fujimoto as Paris Civilian (ep 1)
Takahiro Yoshimizu as Paris City Policeman (ep 2)
Yoko Nishino as White Cat Dancer (ep 1)
Yoshito Ishinami as Lune Reno
Yuka Shioyama as
Battalion (ep 2)
White Cat Dancer (ep 1)
Yūko Katō as Collette
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Colleen Clinkenbeard
Script: John Burgmeier
Translation: Steven J. Simmons
ADR Engineer: Orion Pitts
Assistant Script Supervisor: Jacqueline Gilbert
Assistant Talent Coordinator: Scott Garner
Audio Mixing Engineer: Evan Jones
DVD Assistant Producer: Jayme Westman
DVD Editing: Jeremy Jimenez
DVD Menu Design: Kris Pierce
DVD Producer: Carly Hunter
Line Producer: Justin Cook
Production Coordination: Neil Weathersbee
Script Supervision: Jeremy Carlisle
Talent Coordination: Tara A. Williams
Caitlin Glass as Erica Fontaine

Ashley Moynihan as Lobelia Carlini
Colleen Clinkenbeard as Glycine Bluemer
Daniel Katsük as Ichiro Ohgami
Elise Baughman as Hanabi Kitaoji
Monica Rial as Coquelicot

Bill Flynn as Sakomizu
Christopher R. Sabat as Bartender
Cyndee Mayfield as Madam Tarebou
Emily Hornsby as Collette
Juli Erickson as Grand Mere
Kate Borneman as Mer Raison
Larry Brantley as Jim Evian
Laura Bailey as Jester
Luci Christian as Ci Caprice
Randy Tallman as Lune Reno

English companies
ADR Production: FUNimation Studios
DVD Authoring: Vision Wise, Inc.
DVD Menu Audio:
Licensed by:
FUNimation Entertainment (Expired)
French staff
French companies
Distributor: AK Video
French cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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