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Ayaka: A Story of Bonds and Wounds (TV)

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Alternative title:
AYAKA
AYAKA ‐あやか‐ (Japanese)
Genres: action, comedy, drama, magic
Plot Summary: Yukito Yanagi is an orphan who one day encounters an eccentric disciple of his father. The strange man takes him to his birthplace on Ayakajima, made up of seven islands where mysterious beings called "Mitama" and dragons are rumored to reside. There, Yukito meets his father's two other disciples, who protect the harmony of Ayakajima which soon threatens to collapse.
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User Ratings: 31 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (raw:1)
 Excellent: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Very good: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Good: 9 votes (sub:7, dub:2)
 Decent: 8 votes (sub:8)
 So-so: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
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 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
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Seen in part or in whole by 107 users, rank: #5085 (of 9603)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.032 (Decent), std. dev.: 1.8749, rank: #7119 (of 9731)
Weighted mean: 5.934 (Decent), rank: #7482 (of 9731) (seen all: 6.38 / seen some: 5.00 / won't finish: 2.25)
Bayesian estimate: 6.390 (Decent+), rank: #5596 (of 7376)
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2023-07-01
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Nobuyoshi Nagayama
Series Composition: Rei Rairaku (GoRA)
Music: Kana Shibue
Original creator: GoRA
Original Character Design: redjuice
Character Design: Misaki Kaneko
Art Director: Yoshimi Umino
Sound Director: Ryō Tanaka
Cgi Director: Yutaka Nakajima
Director of Photography: Shigenori Toyooka

3D Set Design: Yoshiki Enomoto
Action Supervision: Yūsuke Shibata
Animation producer: Takeshi Eriguchi
Color design: Erina Tanaka
Concept Art: Mitsuo Yoshino
Editing: Yūji Oka
Monogatari Planner: Tatsuki Miyazawa (GoRA)
Monster Design: Ryōsuke Shibuya
Original Sub-Character Design: TCB
Production Design: Naoya Tanaka
Prop Design: Reiko Sato
Recording Adjustment: Yasuaki Ōta
Recording Assistant: Miharu Nishi
Setting Production: Ryuutarou Sugikawa
Sound Effects: Akiko Mutō
Sound Production Manager: Ryohei Hama
Theme Song Performance:
angela (OP)
saji (ED)
Kōsuke Toriumi as Haruaki Kurama
Takuma Terashima as Jingi Sagawa
Yūichirō Umehara as Aka Ibuki
Yūto Uemura as Yukito Yanagi

Gakuto Kajiwara as Chatarō Fukuwake
Jun Fukuyama as Taihei Makita
Kana Hanazawa as Ibara Ichijiō
Kenjiro Tsuda as Makoto Yanagi
Nobuo Tobita as Sanji Inō
Saori Hayami as Momoko Amamiya
Yuki Sakakihara as Yako Amano

Akira Sekine as Ranko Kanazaki (ep 5)
Ayasa Goto as Resident A (ep 8)
Haruka Akemi as Street Person B (ep 3)
Hekiru Shiina as Mitama
Hina Yomiya as Yukito Yanagi (young; ep 1)
Hiroki Maeda as Attendant B (ep 9)
Hiromu Mineta as
Clown (ep 3)
Ichita Furin (ep 5)
Male A (ep 9)
Male Student A (ep 1)
Kazumasa Nakamura as
Aramitama (eps 2-3, 7, 12)
Attendant A (ep 9)
Fire Dragon (eps 10-11)
Headmaster (ep 1)
Ibara's Father (eps 5-6)
Kentarō Kumagai as Junnosuke Mizutani (ep 5)
Kōichi Sōma as
Fire Dragon (ep 11)
Islander B (ep 10)
Resident C (ep 8)
Ship Owner Old Man (eps 1-2, 7)
Kōsuke Kobayashi as
Fire Aramitama (ep 6)
Resident D (ep 8)
Kumiko Nakane as Resident E (ep 8)
Marie Ōi as
Attendant C (ep 9)
Fire Aramitama (ep 6)
Grandmother (ep 12)
Masaaki Yano as
Attendant D (ep 9)
Old Man (ep 5)
Megumi Nakamura as
Aunt A (ep 11)
Auntie B (ep 5)
Female A (ep 9)
Islander A (ep 10)
Mother (ep 3)
Miharu Hanai as Female Student B (ep 1)
Mirai Tojo as Nursing Teacher (ep 1)
Misato Murai as
Aunt B (ep 11)
Child A (ep 3)
Jingi Sagawa (young; ep 1)
Student Council (ep 12)
Nanako Oomoto as Street Person A (ep 3)
Rina Honnizumi as
Female Student A (ep 1)
Schoolgirl (ep 2)
Saeko Ooki as Resident B (ep 8)
Satomi Kobayashi as
Auntie A (ep 5)
Grandmother (ep 9)
Serika Hiromatsu as Child B (ep 3)
Shūichi Uchida as Koichi Saruwatari (eps 2, 8, 11-12)
Takaaki Uchino as Shopkeeper (ep 3)
Toshinari Fukamachi as Azuki Mitarai (eps 10-12)
Yōhei Matsuoka as Male Student B (ep 1)
Yuka Ozaki as Fire Dragon (ep 12)
Yuuki Terui as Kotaro Mansion (eps 2, 8, 10-12)
Yūya Hozumi as
Male Student C (ep 1)
Shizumaru Onda (ep 5)
Japanese companies
3D Modelling: Studio Khronos (ep 1)
Animation Direction:
Hikari no Sono Animation (ep 1)
RadPlus (ep 1)
xenron (ep 1)
Animation Production: Studio Blanc.
Background Art: Production ai
Background Production: Production ai
Finish Animation:
Big Owl (ep 1)
Hikari no Sono Animation (ep 1)
One Order (ep 1)
Reboot (ep 1)
Seed (ep 1)
Studio Gram (ep 1)
Triple A (ep 1)
xenron (ep 1)
In-Between Animation:
Big Owl (ep 1)
CygamesPictures (ep 2)
Hikari no Sono Animation (ep 1)
One Order (ep 1)
PRA (ep 2)
Reboot (ep 1)
Seed (ep 1)
Studio CL (ep 2)
Studio Gram (ep 1)
Triple A (ep 1)
xenron (ep 1)
Key Animation:
Reboot (ep 1)
Seed (ep 1)
Studio Gram (ep 2)
Triple A (ep 1)
xenron (ep 1)
Music Production: King Records
Offline Editing: Studio Blanc.
Original Creator: King Records
Photography: Asahi Production
Photography Assistance: Studio Blanc.
Sound Production: Bit Grooove Promotion
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Helena Walstrom
ADR Prep: Ben Balmaceda
ADR Script Supervisor: Jarrod Greene
Assistant ADR Director: Kevin D. Thelwell
Assistant ADR Engineer: Rickey Watkins
Lead ADR Engineer: Jamal Roberson
Mix Engineer: Nathanael Harrison
Alex Hom as Aka Ibuki
Dallas Reid as Yukito Yanagi
Landon McDonald as Jingi Sagawa
Oscar Seung as Haruaki Kurama

Brianna Roberts as Momoko Amamiya
Ciarán Strange as Yako Amano
Corey Wilder as Chataro Fukuwake
Hayden Daviau as Ibara Ichijio
Kent Williams as Sanji Inou
Marcus D. Stimac as Makoto Yanagi
William Ofoegbu as Taihei Makita

Bev Mageto as Yukito Yanagi (young; ep 1)
Kamen Casey as Fire Dragon (ep 7)
Lexi Nieto as Jingi Sagawa (young; ep 1)
Mike Smith as Azuki Mitarai (ep 10)

James Larabee (ep 8)
English companies
Internet Streaming: Crunchyroll

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