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Mezzo Forte (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Balas Ardentes (Portuguese)
Balas Ardientes (Spanish)
Hard Rock (French)
Mezzo Forte: Красотки-головорезы (Russian)
ميزو فورتي (Arabic)
メゾフォルテ (Japanese)
메조포르테 (Korean)
Genres: action, comedy, erotica
Objectionable content: Pornography
Plot Summary: Mikura, a member of a mercenary team, is asked to kidnap a baseball owner, Momokichi Momoi. The problem is that Momokichi is well connected with the mob and his daughter, Momomi, is a skilled shooter. Mikura and her team have to find a way to get the mission done and they might have a way.
User Ratings: 825 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 36 votes (sub:31, dub:5)
 Excellent: 88 votes (sub:55, dub:27, edit.dub:2, others:4
3 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Very good: 207 votes (sub:134, dub:59, edit.dub:3, raw:1, others:10
6 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
 Good: 231 votes (sub:147, dub:75, edit.dub:1, ?:1, raw:1, others:6
3 Russian dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
 Decent: 145 votes (sub:88, dub:51, edit.dub:1, ?:1, raw:1, others:3
1 French dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 So-so: 44 votes (sub:32, dub:9, ?:2, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 25 votes (sub:18, dub:6, ?:1)
 Weak: 32 votes (sub:23, dub:8, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Bad: 13 votes (sub:12, dub:1)
 Awful: 3 votes (dub:3)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1545 users, rank: #795 (of 9676)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.958 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7132, rank: #4137 (of 9804)
Weighted mean: 6.913 (Good), rank: #4122 (of 9804) (seen all: 6.93 / seen some: 5.20 / won't finish: 5.08)
Bayesian estimate: 6.922 (Good), rank: #3743 (of 7428)
Running time: 29 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 2
Vintage: 2000-05-25 to 2001-06-25
Release dates: We have 12
Links: We have 16
Trivia: We have 3
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    Kite and Mezzo Forte - Double-Disc Umetsu Collection (DVD) 2008-03-04 (from $38.65)
    Kite and Mezzo Forte - Double-Disc Umetsu Collection [Uncut] (DVD) 2008-03-04
    Mezzo Forte [Edited] (DVD) 2001-11-13
    Mezzo Forte [Edited] w/ T-Shirt (DVD) 2006-02-14
    Mezzo Forte [Uncut / Edited] (DVD) 2017-11-14
    Mezzo Forte [Uncut] (DVD) 2001-11-13
    Mezzo Forte [Uncut] w/ T-Shirt (DVD) 2006-02-14 (from $19.99)
    Mezzo Forte [Edited] (Dub.VHS) 2001-11-13
    Mezzo Forte [Uncut] (Dub.VHS) 2001-11-13

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Taichirō Hirokawa as Kenichi Kurokawa
Takumi Yamazaki as Tomohisa Harada
Tomoko Kotani as Mikura Suzuki

Norio Wakamoto as Hirooka
Rie Ishizuka as Momomi Momoi
Shōzō Iizuka as Momokichi Momoi

Japanese companies
Co-Production: Arms
Production: Green Bunny
Recording Facility: Toei Audio Visual Art Center
Sound Production: Arts Production
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Eric P. Sherman
Masumi Doeda
Executive producer:
Gary Sierra
John Sirabella
ADR Editor: Francis Cherry
Chief Recording Engineer: Francis Cherry
Engineering Assistant:
Matthew J. Mondrick
Timothy Wildman
Production Assistant:
Anna Yamamoto
Roller Girl
Production manager:
Scotie Mack
Scott Marchfeld
Production Supervision:
Jharmoni Magasaki
Sean Molyneaux
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark Rozett
Felix Cooper as Kenichi Kurokawa
Jim Taggert as Tomohisa Harada
Lynn Fischer as Momomi Momoi
Marie Court as Mikura Suzuki (Love Scene Voice Double)
Tina Dixon as Mikura Suzuki

John Smallberries as Momokichi Momoi

Anthony Mozdy as
Bob Bobson as
Guy in toilet stall
David Orozco as
Bodyguard A
Urinal Guy
G. Gordon Baer as Bodyguard
James Lyon as
Bodugyard B
Lex Lang as Bodyguard
Melvin Katt as Detective
Michelle Ruff as
Little Girl
Sex Robot
English companies
ADR Production: Dirty Dog Productions
AnimeWorks (Regular Version)
Kitty Media (Director's Cut Version)
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Section23 Films (North America; 2017)
Licensed by:
Media Blasters
SoftCel Pictures (2017)
French staff
French companies
Distributor: Banzaï
French cast
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer: José Luis Puertas

Screen Inserts: J. Ignacio Latorre (Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Tomohisa Harada (Spain dub)
Joel Mulachs as Mikura Suzuki (Spain dub)
Jordi Ribes as Kenichi Kurokawa (Spain dub)

Eva Martí Ferré as Momomi Momoi (Spain dub)
Joaquín Gómez as Momokichi Momoi (Spain dub)
Rafael Turia as Emoto (Spain dub)
Ricky Coello as Hirooka (Spain dub)

Artur Rius (Spain dub)
Ivan Canovas (Spain dub)
J. Ignacio Latorre (Spain dub)
Joaquín Gómez (Spain dub)
Rafael Turia (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Buzz Channel (Spain)
Distributor: Jonu Media (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: CYO Studios (Spain dub)
Russian staff
Russian companies
Production: MC Entertainment
Russian cast

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