Strange Dawn (TV)

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©Junichi Sato • HAL / Strange Dawn Production Committee


Alternative title:
الحماة الابطال (Arabic)
ストレンジ・ドーン (Japanese)
奇異的破曉 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Objectionable content: None 
Plot Summary: Yuko and Eri are two normal girls who are sucked into the alternate world filled with tiny people. The people of this mysterious world sees them as their "Great Protectors" who can protect their land in a time of strife. The two girls set out on a mission with a group of warriors from the village to find out how they were brought here and how might they return home. However, there is a war brewing and these two Great Protectors are the political tool that every faction lusts for to rally the people to their side.
User Ratings: 68 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:2, ?:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Excellent: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Very good: 8 votes (sub:5, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Italian dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
)
 Good: 22 votes (sub:18, dub:2, others:2
1 Italian dubbed
1 Arabic dubbed
)
 Decent: 12 votes (sub:8, raw:2, dub:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 So-so: 10 votes (sub:7, ?:2, raw:1)
 Not really good: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Weak: 6 votes (sub:5, dub:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 158 users, rank: #3500 (of 7527)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.382 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.8473, rank: #4643 (of 7555)
Weighted mean: 6.370 (Decent+), rank: #4636 (of 7555) (seen all: 6.30 / seen some: 6.59)
Bayesian estimate: 6.553 (Good−), rank: #3872 (of 5714)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage:
2000-07-11 to 2000-09-26
2003 (Middle East - Spacetoon Broadcast)
Release dates: We have 3
Opening Theme:
"Sora e (空へ)" by Eri Kawai (eps 1-12)
"To the Sky" by Donna Burke
Ending Theme:
#1: "Melody ni.." by Kaori Shimizu and Shouko Enomoto (eps 1-12)
#2: "Sora e (空へ)" by Eri Kawai (ep 13)
Official website:
strangedawn.com (Japanese)
Review:
Strange Dawn (Feb 6, 2002)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Strange Dawn - Strange World (DVD 1) 2002-01-22
    Strange Dawn - Strange Journey (DVD 2) 2002-04-30
VHS
    Strange Dawn - Strange World (Dub.VHS 1) 2002-01-22
    Strange Dawn - Strange Journey (Dub.VHS 2) 2002-04-30

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director:
Junichi Sato (chief)
Shougo Kawamoto
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote
Scenario: Michiko Yokote
Storyboard:
Akihiko Yamashita (eps 8, 13)
Hiroshi Hara (ep 6)
Hirotoshi Takaya (ep 7)
Junichi Sato (ep 1)
Masami Shimoda
Nanako Shimazaki (eps 5, 12)
Rei Mano (ep 9)
Shougo Kawamoto (eps 2, 4, 10)
Yoshitaka Fujimoto (eps 3, 11)
Episode Director:
Hirotoshi Takaya (ep 7)
Junichi Sato (eps 1, 13)
Masami Shimoda
Mihiro Yamaguchi (ep 4)
Nanako Shimazaki (eps 5, 12)
Nobuharu Kamanaka (ep 8)
Rei Mano (ep 9)
Shougo Kawamoto (eps 2, 13)
Yoshinori Odaka (eps 6, 10)
Yoshitaka Fujimoto (eps 3, 11)
Unit Director: Shougo Kawamoto (OP, ED)
Music: Kaoru Wada
Original creator: Junichi Sato
Character Design: Akihiko Yamashita
Art Director: Kenichi Tajiri
Chief Animation Director: Akemi Kobayashi
Animation Director:
Akemi Kobayashi (eps 2, 13)
Akihiko Yamashita (OP)
Fumitoshi Oizaki (eps 4, 11)
Ichiro Hattori (ep 2)
Miho Shimogasa (ep 1)
Nobuhito Akada (eps 3, 7, 12-13)
Shuuichi Iijima (ep 9)
Takamitsu Kondou (ep 5)
Takeyuki Yanase (eps 6, 10)
Yuki Iwai (ep 8)
Sound Director: Junichi Sato
Director of Photography: Koujirou Hayashi
Producer:
Katsunori Haruta (Hal Film Maker)
Yuichi Sekido (Pioneer LDC)

Assistant producer: Kei Fukura (Pioneer LDC)
Background Art:
Hidekazu Nakanishi (Mukuo Studio; 8 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-11 odd, 12-13
)

Ichiro Nakano (Studio Palette; 7 episodes
eps 3, 5-6, 9, 11-13
)

Katsunori Ishida (Mukuo Studio; eps 1-3, 6-7)
Kenichi Tajiri (Mukuo Studio; eps 1-2, 7)
Masakazu Miyake (Mukuo Studio; 9 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-7, 9, 11-13
)

Masuo Nakayama (Studio Palette; ep 3)
Reiko Shibuya (Studio Forest; eps 4, 8, 10)
Sakiko Hayashi (Studio Forest; eps 4, 8, 10)
Takayuki Suzuki (Studio Forest; eps 4, 8, 10)
Yukiko Kitamura (Studio Forest; eps 4, 8, 10)
Color Check:
Naomi Kaneko (6 episodes
eps 3, 5-6, 9-10, 12
)

Yuki Nariai (7 episodes
eps 1-2, 4, 7-8, 11, 13
)

Color design: Kunio Kunion
Color setting:
Chie Tanimoto (eps 3, 7, 12)
Naomi Kaneko (eps 6, 10)
Yoshimi Kawakami (eps 1, 5, 9, 13)
Yuki Nariai (eps 2, 4, 8, 11)
In-Between Check: Goro Taki (eps 1-13)
Key Animation:
Akemi Kobayashi (ED; ep 5)
Akiko Asaki (eps 6, 11)
Akira Kikuchi (eps 1, 5, 9, 13)
Chihiro Hayashi (ep 13)
Chiyuki Tanaka (ep 8)
Fumitoshi Oizaki (OP; ep 4)
Harumi Miura (eps 6, 10)
Hideki Hashimoto (ep 9)
Hideki Shibuya (5 episodes
eps 1, 5, 9, 12-13
)

Hidetoshi Sano (eps 1, 5, 9, 13)
Hiroki Mutaguchi (eps 2, 11)
Hiroshi Mimata (ep 11)
Hiroshi Takaguchi (ep 12)
Hirotoshi Takaya (OP; ep 7)
Hitoshi Yoshida (ep 12)
Ichiro Hattori (eps 2, 4, 6, 11)
Ikuko Ito (eps 1, 13)
Isao Sugimoto (eps 3, 13)
Izumi Shimura (ep 12)
Junichi Hayakawa (eps 5, 13)
Kan Ogawa (ep 9)
Katsuhiko Yoneda (ep 4)
Kazuhiko Shibuya (OP; eps 3, 7, 12)
Kazushi Takano (ep 13)
Kazuya Hayashi (ep 5)
Kazuya Saitō (eps 4, 8)
Kazuyuki Ikai (ep 8)
Kazuyuki Matsubara (eps 2, 11)
Kenji Kuroyanagi (eps 4, 10)
Koji Miura (eps 6, 10)
Kouichi Arai (ep 3)
Mamoru Sakisaka (ep 10)
Mariko Aoki (eps 4, 10)
Mariko Oka (eps 9, 13)
Masahiro Furihata (eps 4, 8)
Masahiro Sekiguchi (ep 1)
Masakazu Kawazoe (eps 4, 8)
Masami Koiwa (eps 6, 10)
Masaru Yoshioka (eps 1, 5, 9, 13)
Mayumi Oda (ep 8)
Mayumi Okamoto (eps 4, 8)
Michio Satō (ep 2)
Miho Shimogasa (OP)
Naoki Aisaka (eps 4, 8)
Naomichi Noda (eps 3, 7, 12)
Noboru Jitsuhara (eps 3, 7, 12)
Nobuhito Akada (ep 1)
Noriko Takahashi (ep 3)
Ryoichi Murata (eps 2, 11)
Satoshi Hata (eps 5, 7)
Shigeki Awai (eps 7, 12)
Shinsuke Yanagi (eps 2, 11)
Soju Inaoka (eps 3, 7, 9, 12)
Taeko Oda (ep 8)
Takafumi Hino (ep 3)
Takamitsu Kondou (OP; ep 1)
Takashi Maruyama (eps 1, 5, 9, 13)
Takashi Nozawa (eps 9, 13)
Takashi Yokoyama (ep 3)
Takayoshi Hashimoto (eps 4, 8)
Takeyuki Mizumura (eps 1, 5, 9, 13)
Takeyuki Yanase (eps 6, 10)
Tatsufumi Tamagawa (ep 7)
Tatsuya Urano (ep 9)
Tomomi Shimazaki (ep 9)
Toru Yoshida (ep 3)
Toshiaki Miki (ep 13)
Toshiyuki Arai (eps 3, 7)
Toshiyuki Kanno (ep 3)
Yōko Nagashima (eps 2, 4, 11)
Yoshinobu Ando (ep 9)
Yoshitaka Sato (eps 6, 10)
Yosuke Yabumoto (eps 7, 12)
Yuichi Nakazawa (eps 3, 7, 9, 12)
Yuji Nakao (ep 13)
Yuka Kudo (eps 5, 12)
Yuki Iwai (ep 8)
Yukiko Akiyama (eps 4, 8)
Yuko Kohara (ep 10)
Yuko Kusumoto (ep 1)
Yumiko Kinoshita (eps 3, 9)
Yuuko Watabe (eps 2, 10)
Line Producer: Hirofumi Otsuki (Hal Film Maker)
Music Selection: Yasuno Sato
Photography:
Hiroo Yoshioka (Digimation; ep 13)
Naoki Kitamura (Digimation)
Takeo Ogiwara (Digimation)
Planning: Junichi Sato (Hal Film Maker)
Produciton Manager: Atsushi Urushiyama
Production Advancement:
Atsushi Ogawa (eps 1, 5, 9, 13)
Kouta Okuno (eps 3, 7, 12)
Motoko Fujikuro (eps 10-11)
Shigehiro Shiki (eps 2-8 even)
Production Desk: Mamoru Minagawa (Hal Film Maker)
Production producer: Kohei Kawase (Pioneer LDC)
Program Manager: Daisuke Katagiri (WOWOW)
Program Publicity: Michiko Suzuki (WOWOW)
Publicity Manager: Takashi Iida (Pioneer LDC)
Recording: Kimitaka Kawasaki (TAVAC)
Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno (Swara Pro)
Special Effects:
Miyako Hoshi (eps 3-5, 7, 9)
Takahiro Fukuda (eps 1-2, 6, 8)
Theme Song Performance:
Eri Kawai (OP & ED2)
Kaori Shimizu (ED - Melody Ni...)
Shouko Enomoto (ED - Melody Ni...)
Title Logo Design: Hiromi Sakai (CUiR WORKS)
VTR Editing: Kazunori Okada (Q-Tec)
Kaori Shimizu as Yuko Miyabe
Shouko Enomoto as Eri Natsuno

Kentaro Ito as Shall
Kumi Sakuma as Reika
Masako Katsuki as Levian
Mitsuo Iwata as Beret
Rie Ishizuka as Mani
Susumu Chiba as Darl
Yasuhiko Nemoto as Shura
Yuri Shiratori as Princess Alila

Gou Aoba as Kuji
Haruo Satou as
Hus
Kazan
Koichi Sakaguchi as Tessel
Makoto Sasaki as Olt
Masafumi Kimura as village chief
Shigeaki Kano as Grona
Takahiro Uchida as guerilla
Tsuyoshi Aoba as Kuji
Yuri Shiratori as
jutsushi (eps 4, 6-7)
magician
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Hal Film Maker
Animation Production Cooperation: Digimation
Backgrounds:
Mukuo Studio (9 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-7, 9, 11-13
)

Studio Forest (eps 4, 8, 10)
Studio Palette (7 episodes
eps 3, 5-6, 9, 11-13
)

Broadcaster: WOWOW
Digital Paint: Dalian Time Animation (eps 1-13)
In-Between Animation:
Dalian Time Animation (eps 1-13)
Phoenix Animation (ep 6)
Original Creator: Hal Film Maker
Planning: Hal Film Maker
Production Cooperation: Step Eizou
Recording Studio: Toei Audio Visual Art Center
English staff
English cast
Director: Laurent Soumoy
Script: Angus Waycott
Executive producer: Mataichiro Yamamoto

Assistant Director: Yuriko Nohara
Assistant Mix Engineer: Nagomi Fukuchi
Mix Engineer: Koichiro Takeyama
Theme Song Lyrics: Donna Burke (OP)
Theme Song Performance: Donna Burke (OP)
Alison Noonan as Emi
Donna Burke as Yuko

Bill Benfield as Darl
Erica Chantel as Beret
May Tsuji as Mani
Rob Narita as Shall

Angus Waycott as Village Chief
Brett Coleman as Ira
Peter Serafin as Gail
Raj Ranayya as Jorg
English companies
Broadcaster: AXN Asia
Licensed by: Urban Vision
French staff
French cast
Dubbing Director: Philippe Roullier

Olivia Dutron as Eri Natsuno
Pascale Chemin as Yuko Miyabe

Céline Brunelle as
Arira
Mani
Christine Paris as
Levian
Reka
François Jaubert as Chef du village
Frederic Popovic as
Bele
Shura

Bruno Magne as
Commandant de Griania
Miro
French companies
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
DVD Distribution: Dybex
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Cristina Boraschi
Art Director: Andrea Sergio
Translation: Laura Valentini
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo

AVID Operator:
Marco Vitali
Roberto Sini
Coordination: Mandy Mometti
Dialogues: Valentina Semprini
Dolby Surround Mixing: Andrea Pochini
Dubbing Assistant: Alessandro Benati
Dubbing Sound: Giancarlo Mattacola
Editorial Coordination:
Elisabetta Adiutori
Fiammetta Torti
Editorial Director: Anna Marani
Editorial Staff Secretary: Alessia Ruscio
Graphic Design: Paolo Torchetti
Licensing: Mandy Mometti
Managing Director: Massimiliano Rella
Marketing Assistant: Alice Quaglino
Marketing Director: Giorgio Pulini
Partners Coordination: Gianluca Aicardi (Ad Libitum)
Post-Production Coordinator: Cristina Minoja
Postproduction Staff Secretary: Carmen Larovere
Product Manager: Simona Stanzani
Project Manager: Carlo Cavazzoni
Synchronization: Paolo Brunori
Technical Coordinator:
Massimo Costantini
Stefano Lirolli
Titles: Sarah Cambi
Alida Milana as Eri Natsuno
Federica De Bortoli as Yuko Miyabe

Simone Mori as Shar

Cristina Piras as Vedova
Giorgio Lopez as Olto
Luciano De Ambrosis as Capovillaggio
Nanni Baldini as Jyog
Sandro Acerbo as Glona
Italian companies
Distributor: Dynamic Italia
Dubbing: SEFIT-CDC
Encoding And Authoring: Vegas Multimedia S.r.l.
Post Production: Studio PV
Arabic cast
Arabic staff
(none)
Arabic companies
Broadcaster: Spacetoon
Distributor: Animation International (Mahr Al-Hajj Weiss)
Production: Animation International (Mahr Al-Hajj Weiss)
Dutch staff
Dutch cast
Executive producer: Carlo Levy

Post Production: Studio L'Équipe
Prepress: Michaël Ronsyn
Press Officer: Philippe Christin
Production Assistant:
Manu Roy
Stephanie Leempoels
Supervision: Charles Lewis
(none)
Dutch companies
Distributor: Dybex
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)

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