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The Laughing Target (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Bersaglio che ride (Italian)
La diana risueña (Spanish)
La sposa demoniaca (Italian)
Rumic World: Warau Hyouteki (Japanese)
る~みっくわ~るど 笑う標的 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: When Azusia and Yuzura were mere children, they were betrothed to each other by their parents. Many years later, after Azusia's mother mysteriously dies, Azusia returns to Yuzura with the intent of marrying him. Of course, Yuzura has a girlfriend, Satomi, and this doesn't sit to well with Azusia. Add to the fact that Azusia is anything but "normal", and she has no problem eliminating the competition by any means possible.
User Ratings: 103 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Excellent: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Very good: 11 votes (sub:10, dub:1)
 Good: 29 votes (sub:24, dub:4, raw:1)
 Decent: 23 votes (sub:20, dub:2, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 So-so: 16 votes (sub:16)
 Not really good: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Weak: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 180 users, rank: #4032 (of 9522)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.107 (Decent), std. dev.: 1.7175, rank: #6884 (of 9641)
Weighted mean: 6.140 (Decent), rank: #6750 (of 9641) (seen all: 6.14 / seen some: 10.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.290 (Decent+), rank: #5818 (of 7315)
Running time: 47 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1987-03-21
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"Impact" (インパクト) by Hiroe Oka 
Ending Theme:
"Impact" (インパクト) by Hiroe Oka
Insert song:
"Be Passionate" (Beパッショネート) by Hiroe Oka
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    Rumik World: The Laughing Target [Sub] (LD 3) 1993-09-01

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Motosuke Takahashi
Original creator: Rumiko Takahashi
Character Design: Hidekazu Ohara
Art Director: Torao Arai
Sound Director: Shigeharu Shiba
Director of Photography: Takeo Kobayashi
Art Assistant: Yoshiko Yamamoto
Color design: Madoka Katsunuma
Color Key: Makoka Katsunuma
In-Between Animation: Toshihiro Kawamoto
Insert Song Performance: Hiroe Oka
Key Animation:
Asami Endo
Naoko Yamamoto
Music Director: Hiroshige Takeda
Production: Tohru Matsuzono
Production Advancement:
Norihide Aogi
Yoshihiro Nishimura
Production Desk: Michiyuki Honma
Recording Adjustment: Kunio Kuwabara
Sound Effect Director: Shigeharu Shiba 
Theme Song Performance: Hiroe Oka (OP)
Hiromi Tsuru as Azusa Shiga
Iyo Matsumoto as Satomi
Yoku Shioya as Yuzuru Shiga

Ai Satou as Satomi's mother
Akiko Hiramatsu as schoolgirl B
Fumihiko Tachiki as delinquent B
Kumiko Takizawa as Yuzuru's mother
Mitsuko Ishida as schoolgirl C
Takahiro Hirai as Yuzuru's father
Tetsuo Mizutori as villager
Tomohiro Nishimura as delinquent A
Toshihiko Kojima as classics teacher
Toshiko Sawada as Azusa's mother
Tsutomu Kashiwakura as classmate
Yoshino Takamori as
schoolgirl A
Yuzuru Shiga (child)
Zenchu Mitsui as delinquent C
Japanese companies
Animation: Warp
Animation Production: Pierrot
Backgrounds: Production ai
Bond Planning
Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions (Media Mix)
Shonen Sunday (Anthology Department)
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Finish Animation: Studio Oval
Music Production: Omnibus Promotion
Photography: Takahashi Production
Planning: Pierrot
Recording Studio: Eiko Recording
Theme Song Production: Victor Musical Industries
English staff
English cast
Dubbing Director: Michael Bakewell
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Adaptation: Jay Parks
Casting: Jill Wilmot
Dubbing Mixing: Richard King
Executive Producer (dub): Laurence Guinness
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison
Jennifer Watson as Azusa
Nigel Greaves as Ota (uncredited)
Richard Pearce as Yuzuru
Theresa Gallagher as Satomi
English companies
Image Entertainment (LaserDisc)
Manga Entertainment
U.S. Manga Corps (License Expired)
Licensed by: Central Park Media (License Expired)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer: Luis de Val

Screen Inserts: Mercedes Diemand-Hartz (Spain dub; title)
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Azusa Shiga (Spain dub)
Montse Moreno as Satomi (Spain dub)
Victoria Pagès as Satomi (Catalan dub)
Xavier Fernández as Yuzuru Shiga (Spain dub)

Ana Pallejà as Azusa Shiga (Catalan dub)
Oriol Rafel as Yuzuru Shiga (Catalan dub)

César Martínez as Yuzuru's Father (Spain dub)
Elisabet Bargalló as Yuzuru Shiga (Spain dub; child)
María Luisa Rosselló as Satomi's Mother (Spain dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Azusa's Mother (Spain dub)
Mercè Segarra as Mare de Satomi (Catalan dub)
Montserrat García Sagués as Mare de l'Azusa (Catalan dub)
Nuria Llop as Yuzuru's Mother (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Azusa Shiga (Spain dub; child)

Antoni Forteza (Catalan dub)
César Martínez (Spain dub)
Claudi Domingo (Catalan dub)
Elisabet Bargalló (Spain dub)
José Javier Serrano (Spain dub)
Josep Maria Mas (Catalan dub)
Montse Segarra (Catalan dub)
Nuria Llop (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol (Spain dub)
Ramon Canals (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Silvia Vilarrasa (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio:
Q.T. Lever (Spain dub; Catalan dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta
Translation: Irene Cantoni

Dialogues: Fabrizio Mazzotta
Dubbing Assistant: Andrea Moresco
Cristian Iansante as Yuzuru
Stella Musy as Satomi
Italian companies
Distributor: Granata Press

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