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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: 117 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Excellent: 6 votes (sub:4, ?:1, dub:1)
 Very good: 14 votes (sub:13, dub:1)
 Good: 25 votes (sub:18, dub:6, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 25 votes (sub:14, dub:11)
 So-so: 14 votes (sub:11, dub:3)
 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 (dub:1, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 198 users, rank: #3821 (of 9515)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.675 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.2752, rank: #7964 (of 9638)
Weighted mean: 5.656 (Decent−), rank: #8014 (of 9638) (seen all: 5.67 / seen some: 7.00 / won't finish: 2.00)
Bayesian estimate: 5.851 (Decent), rank: #6613 (of 7236)
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) delayed/cancelled
    Birth (DVD) 2004-07-13 (from $24.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Shinya Sadamitsu
Music: Joe Hisaishi
Character Design: Yoshinori Kanada
Art Director: Geki Katsumata
Animation Director: Yoshinori Kanada
Sound Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Director of Photography: Sadafumi Sano
Executive producer:
Shuuichi Onodera
Yoshiaki Aihara
Producer: Akihiro Nagao

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)
Yoshinori 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 
Kaneto Shiozawa as Kim 
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
Animation Production:
Kaname Production
Background Art: Studio Cosmos
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Photography: Imagination Product
Photography Assistance:
A.C.C. Production
Sanko Production
Recording Studio: Seion Studio
Sound Effects: Swara Pro
Sound Production: Gen
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Director: Lowell Bartholomee (ADV Version)
Music: Randy Miller (Streamline Version)
Project Translator: Masako Ollivier (ADV 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)
Creative Director:
Chris Hawley (ADV Version)
David Del Rio (ADV Version)
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams (ADV version)
DVD Graphics: Adeleye Lufadeju (ADV Version)
Neil O'Sullivan (ADV Version)
Roberto Garcia (ADV Version)
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami (ADV version)
Packaging Design: Adeleye Lufadeju (ADV Version)
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas (ADV Version)
Production Assistant:
Carole Pavlik (ADV Version)
Maki Nagano (ADV Version)
Marta Bechtol (ADV Version)
Miyuki Kamiya (ADV Version)
Robert Marchand (ADV Version)
Recording engineer: Lowell Bartholomee (ADV Version)
Senior Translator: Shoko Oono (ADV Version)
Sound Design & Mix: Brent Marshall (ADV Version)
Subtitle Script & Timing: Paul Fillion (ADV Version)
Gregory Snegoff as Bao (Streamline dub)
Kerrigan Mahan as Kim (Streamline dub)
Tony Oliver as Talon

Alexis Chamow as Rasa
Ben Turrabiarte as Monga's Tribe
Bigjyl as Monga's Tribe
Bill Capizzi as Inorgranic Biker #1 (Streamline dub)
Brent Werzner as Nam
Cyndi Williams as
Nam's Ostrich
Dominic Vitucci as Monga's Tribe
Garry Peters as Grandpa
Gemma Wilcox as Arlia
Jeffery Mills as Inorganic Biker Kid
Jessica Simon as Monga's Tribe
Jim Damm as Monga's Tribe
Kenny Weigel as Monga's Tribe
Lisa Michaelson as Rasa (Streamline dub)
Mary Agen Cox as Grandma
Matt Hislope as
Inorganic Biker #2
Racel Vasquez as Monga's Tribe
Rebecca Forstadt as Child
Robert Matney as Inorganic Biker #1
Robert S. Fisher as
Inorganic Biker #3
Monga's Tribe
Monster Octopus
Orange Mole
Samantha Inoue-Harte as
Monga's Tribe
Village Girl
Vinnie Moxpar as Giant Inorganic
Wil Ragan as Monga's Tribe
English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
ADV Films (UK)
Streamline Pictures (Expired)
Monster Island (ADV Dub)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios (ADV Dub)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Marcela Bordes as Rasa Yupiter
Spanish companies
Distributor: Dream Time Entertainment (Spain)
Licensed by: Cartoonia (Spain; Latin American dub)

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