Birth (OAV)

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Alternative title:
El mundo del talismán (Spanish)
Mir Talismana (Russian)
Planet Busters
Świat Talizmanu (Polish)
World of the Talisman
Мир Талисмана (Russian)
Рождение (Russian)
バース (Japanese)
Themes: mecha
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Nam's home planet of Aqualoid has become a barren wasteland since the invasion of the Inorganics. However, he soon discovers SHADE, a sword with the power to control Aqualoid and give power back to its people. There's just one problem, every Inorganic on the planet wants to see the sword destroyed and Nam and his friends dead.
User Ratings: 101 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Excellent: 4 votes (sub:2, ?:1, dub:1)
 Very good: 7 votes (sub:6, dub:1)
 Good: 21 votes (sub:14, dub:6, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 24 votes (dub:12, sub:12)
 So-so: 13 votes (sub:9, dub:4)
 Not really good: 6 votes (dub:4, sub:2)
 Weak: 9 votes (dub:6, sub:2, others:1
1 Korean dubbed
 Bad: 9 votes (sub:5, dub:4)
 Awful: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:2)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 178 users, rank: #3365 (of 7626)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.356 (So-so+), std. dev.: 2.2453, rank: #6628 (of 7648)
Weighted mean: 5.351 (So-so+), rank: #6673 (of 7648) (seen all: 5.35 / seen some: 7.00 / won't finish: 2.00)
Bayesian estimate: 5.597 (Decent−), rank: #5439 (of 5773)
Running time: 80 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1984-07-21 (screened at Tokyu Pantheon)
Release dates: We have 3
Ending Theme:
"Warriors of Schauas" by Shabana
Insert song:
"Mysterious Inspiration" by Miina Tominaga
Official website:
Atlus (Japanese)
Trivia: We have 3
Previously released by Streamline pictures as Planet Busters.
News: Show:
ADV Films UK Acquisitions (Nov 27, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Birth (DVD) 2004-07-13
    Birth (DVD) 2009-03-17

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Shinya Sadamitsu
Music: Joe Hisaishi
Character Design: Yoshinori Kanada
Art Director: Geki Katsumata
Animation Director: Yoshinori Kanada
Mechanical design: Shohei Kohara
Sound Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Director of Photography: Sadafumi Sano
Executive producer:
Shuuichi Onodera
Yoshiaki Aihara
Animation Coordination:
Mutsumi Inomata
Shigenori Kageyama
Color design: Satoru Sayama
Image Song Arrangement: Mitsuo Hagita
Image Song Composition: Kisaburoh Suzuki
Image Song Lyrics: Masako Arikawa
Image Song Performance: Miina Tominaga
Original Concept Assistance: Junki Takegami
Production Advancement Supervisor: Akihiro Ikeda
Production Affairs: Yoko Yamashita
Production Desk: Yasuko Takei
Recording Director: Hideaki Kaneko
Special Effects: Takao Tanaka
Theme Song Arrangement: Joe Hisaishi (ED)
Theme Song Composition: Yoshinori Shabana (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Mayumi Arai (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Shabana (ED)
Titles: Mitsuhiro Ajiki
Ichirō Nagai as Bao Luzen
Kaneto Shiozawa as Junobel Kim
Kazuki Yao as Nam Shurugi (debut)
Miina Tominaga as Rasa Yupiter

Fuyumi Shiraishi as Mongaa
Jouji Yanami as Grandpa
Noriko Tsukase as Baby
Reiko Suzuki as Grandma

Chika Sakamoto as Munyo
Ichirō Nagai as Bao
Jouji Yanami as Jii
Keiko Toda as Arlia
Kōzō Shioya as Soldier C
Masahiro Anzai as Ko-oni (?)
Miki Takahashi as
Shamna Olissa
Reiko Suzuki as Baa
Ryunosuke Ohbayashi as Soldier A
Youko Ogai as Mogo (as Youko Kogayu)
Yūsaku Yara as Soldier B
Japanese companies
Background Art: Studio Cosmos
Distributor: Victor Entertainment
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Photography: Imagination Product
Photography Assistance:
ACC Production Studio
Sanko Production
Recording Studio: Seion Planning
Sound Production: Gen
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
Director: Lowell Bartholomee (ADV Version)
Music: Randy Miller (Streamline Version)
ADR Script: David Carren (ADV Version)
Executive producer:
John Ledford (ADV version)
Mark Williams (ADV version)
Producer: Lowell Bartholomee (ADV Version)

Adaptation: Gregory Snegoff (Streamline version)
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams (ADV version)
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami (ADV version)
Project Translator: Masako Ollivier (ADV Version)
Senior Translator: Shoko Oono (ADV Version)
Tony Oliver as Talon

Alexis Chamov as Rasa
Brent Werzner as Nam
Cyndi Williams as
Nam's Ostrich
Garry Peters as Grandpa
Gemma Wilcox as Arlia
Jeffery Mills as Inorganic Biker Kid
Mary Agen Cox as Grandma
Matt Hislope as
Inorganic Biker #2
Rebecca Forstadt as Child
Robert Matney as Inorganic Biker #1
Robert S. Fisher as
Inorganic Biker #3
Monster Octopus
Orange Mole
Samantha Inoue-Harte as Village Girl
Vinnie Moxpar as Giant Inorganic
English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
ADV Films (UK)
Streamline Pictures (Expired)
Dubbing: Monster Island
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Licensed by: ADV Films
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Marcela Bordes as Rasa Yupiter
Spanish companies
Distributor: Cartoonia (Spain; Latin American dub)

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