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 Arabic dubbed
1 Italian 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: #3481 (of 7450)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.382 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.8473, rank: #4592 (of 7473)
Weighted mean: 6.370 (Decent+), rank: #4583 (of 7473) (seen all: 6.30 / seen some: 6.59)
Bayesian estimate: 6.553 (Good−), rank: #3823 (of 5645)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
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: (Japanese)
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
    Strange Dawn - Strange World (Dub.VHS 1) 2002-01-22
    Strange Dawn - Strange Journey (Dub.VHS 2) 2002-04-30

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Composition: Michiko Yokote
Scenario: Michiko Yokote
Music: Kaoru Wada
Original creator: Junichi Sato
Character Design: Akihiko Yamashita
Art Director: Kenichi Tajiri
Sound Director: Junichi Sato
Key Animation:
Hiroki Mutaguchi (eps 2, 11)
Hirotoshi Takaya (OP)
Kan Ogawa (ep 9)
Noboru Jitsuhara (eps 3, 7, 12)
Yuichi Nakazawa (eps 3, 7, 9, 12)
Theme Song Performance:
Eri Kawai (OP & ED2)
Kaori Shimizu (ED - Melody Ni...)
Shouko Enomoto (ED - Melody Ni...)
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
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)
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Studio Forest
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Original Creator: Hal Film Maker
Production: Hal Film Maker
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
Christine Paris as
François Jaubert as Chef du village
Frederic Popovic as

Bruno Magne as
Commandant de Griania
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
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
Dutch companies
Distributor: Dybex
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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