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Desert Rose (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Desert Rose ~ The Snow Apocalypse
Suna no Bara (Japanese)
Suna no Bara (Desert Rose) - Yuki no Mokushiroku (Japanese)
砂の薔薇 (Japanese)
砂の薔薇(デザート・ローズ) 「雪の黙示録」 (Japanese)
Genres: action
Themes: military
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Mariko, codenamed "Rose Marie", is a leader of an anti-terrorism group, CAT (Counter Attack Terrorism). She lost her husband and son in a terrorist bomb attack at an airport. Also suffering injuries in the blast, she was left with a scar that looked like a rose flower on her chest. A secret summit conference is due to be held in Switzerland, with Marie's team deployed as security. However, it becomes clear terrorists have already made a move to sabotage the meeting...
User Ratings: 49 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Excellent: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Very good: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Good: 15 votes (sub:15)
 Decent: 11 votes (sub:10, raw:1)
 So-so: 8 votes (sub:6, raw:2)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 81 users, rank: #5617 (of 9601)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.612 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.5228, rank: #5358 (of 9729)
Weighted mean: 6.585 (Good−), rank: #5346 (of 9729) (seen all: 6.56 / seen some: 8.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.773 (Good−), rank: #4311 (of 7375)
Running time: 47 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1993-04-25
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"Born Under the Stars" by New Roze
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yasunao Aoki
Script: Kaoru Shintani
Original creator: Kaoru Shintani
Character Design: Minoru Yamazawa
Art Director: Hitoshi Nagao
Mechanical design: Satoshi Shishido
Sound Director: Jun Watanabe
Director of Photography: Takashi Azuhata
Assistant Animation Director: Toshihiro Kikuchi
Character Animation Director: Minoru Yamazawa
Color setting: Kazu Takeuchi
Inspection: Yukiko Itō
Mechanical animation Director: Satoshi Shishido
Production Desk: Masatomo Nishizawa
Recording: Keisuke Tsuruta
Sound Effects: Daisuke Jinbo
Special Effects: Gō Abe
Supervision: Naoyuki Yoshinaga
Yūko Sasaki as Mariko Rosebank (Rose Marie)

Ai Orikasa as Helga Mittermeier
Banjō Ginga as LtCol Ernst Heineken
Chieko Honda as Irene Sanders
Hiroko Emori as Jessica Kuryakyna
Kazue Ikura as Delilah Kankkunen (Della)
Yūko Mizutani as Ling Longji
Yuri Amano as Colleen Anderson

Akiko Yajima as Timothy Rosebank
Hideyuki Umezu as
Colonel Huntsman
Hiroshi Naka as Dr. Jean-Pierre Montand
Junichi Sugawara as Harold Rosebank
Junko Hagimori as Shelly
Takao Ohyama as British Prime Minister
Wakana Yamazaki as Linda
Yoshio Kawai as US President
Yumi Hikita as Secretary
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Studio Tulip
Editing: Jay Film
Film Developing: Toei Chemical Industry
In-Between Animation:
Marsa, Inc.
Studio Takuranke
Photography: Studio Boston
Recording Studio: Gen
Sound Production: Gen
Titles: Maki Production

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