Kurogane Communication (TV)

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Alternative title:
Iron Communication
鉄(くろがね)コミュニケイション (Japanese)
鋼鐵新世紀 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: mecha
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: The Earth is deserted. The human race has been wiped out. Robots now inhabit the world. However, only one human remains. A young girl named Haruka is the last human left on Earth. With the help of 5 robot friends, she will find out how the Earth became a place for robots, and her own past.
User Ratings: 169 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Excellent: 14 votes (sub:10, dub:4)
 Very good: 38 votes (sub:22, dub:15, raw:1)
 Good: 47 votes (sub:29, dub:17, raw:1)
 Decent: 33 votes (sub:20, dub:12, others:1
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 20 votes (sub:11, dub:7, raw:1, others:1
1 German subtitled
 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:6)
 Weak: 7 votes (dub:4, sub:2, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 Bad: -
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 308 users, rank: #2331 (of 6418)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.704 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.5787, rank: #3211 (of 6417)
Weighted mean: 6.694 (Good−), rank: #3174 (of 6417) (seen all: 6.85 / seen some: 5.89 / won't finish: 4.36)
Bayesian estimate: 6.749 (Good−), rank: #2820 (of 4884)
Running time: 15 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 24
Episode titles: We have 24
Vintage: 1998-10-05 to 1999-03-29
Opening Theme:
"My Best Friend" by Yui Horie
Ending Theme:
"Dear Mama" by Yui Horie
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Shelf Worthy (Dec 16, 2002)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Kurogane Communication - Wasteland Paradise (DVD 1) 2002-02-26 (from $24.95)
    Kurogane Communication - A Human Presence (DVD 2) 2002-04-30 (from $4.99)
    Kurogane Communication - Future Horizons (DVD 3) 2002-06-25 (from $20.98)
    Kurogane Communication - Box Set (DVD 1-3) 2002-12-17 (from $31.96)
    Kurogane Communication - Wasteland Paradise (Dub.VHS 1) 2002-02-26
    Kurogane Communication - A Human Presence (Dub.VHS 2) 2002-04-30
    Kurogane Communication - Future Horizons (Dub.VHS 3) 2002-06-25 (from $4.74)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Kenji Kikuchi
Director: Yasuhito Kikuchi
Series Composition: Mitsuhiro Yamada
Screenplay: Mitsuhiro Yamada
Storyboard: Hideki Futamura (5 episodes
eps 5-6, 19, 23-24

Episode Director: Hideki Futamura (eps 5-6)
Music: Kenji Kawai
Original creator:
Hideo Kato (story)
Tomomasa Takuma (art)
Character Design: Shinya Takahashi
Art Director: Satoru Kuwabara
Animation Director:
Shinya Takahashi (OP; ED)
Mecha design: Ikuto Yamashita
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography: Hideo Okazaki
Executive producer: Kenji Kume
Producer: Kunihiko Ishizaki

Animation: Kiku (OP/ED)
Color Model: Mieko Seki
Design: Shoichi Masuo
Editing: Eiko Nishide
Key Animation:
Atsushi Okita (8 episodes
eps 1, 6-7, 14-15, 17, 21, 24

Goro Taki (Studio Kuma; ep 10)
Hirofumi Takahashi (Studio Kuma; ep 10)
Hironori Sawada (7 episodes
eps 6, 11-13, 18-19, 22

Jun Yoshida (Wombat; 5 episodes
eps 4, 8, 13, 20, 23

Kanako Maru (9 episodes
eps 1, 6-7, 14-15, 18-19, 21, 24

Kazuyuki Iikai (ep 5)
Keiichi Sasajima (OP; 7 episodes
eps 2, 5-6, 11-12, 15, 24

Keiji Tani (eps 1-2, 6, 24)
Koichi Usami (OP; ep 23)
Koji Kataoka (10 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-6, 11-13, 18-19, 22

Masaharu Morinaka (eps 9-10, 16)
Masaki Kamiguchi (Wombat; ep 4)
Masaki Tanigawa (9 episodes
eps 1-2, 6-7, 14, 17, 21-22, 24

Motoi Nakamura (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 5-6, 23

Motoki Yagi (ep 7)
Nobutaka Chikahashi (Studio Kuma; ep 10)
Norio Hashimoto (Wombat; 5 episodes
eps 3, 8, 13, 20, 23

Shoichi Masuo (ep 24)
Shosuke Shimizu (Wombat; 5 episodes
eps 4, 7, 13, 20, 23

Tadashi Kubo (Wombat; 5 episodes
eps 3, 8, 13, 20, 23

Takaaki Fukuyo (ep 2)
Takehiro Nakayama (OP; 11-12, 17-19, 22, 24)
Tamotsu Tomaru (eps 15-16)
Teruhiko Yamazaki (eps 9, 15-16)
Tetsukazu Yamagishi (5 episodes
eps 1, 5-6, 15, 24

Yoshihisa Nakagawa (Studio Kuma; ep 10)
Yukitoshi Morita (Wombat; eps 3-4)
Production manager: Hiroaki Urano
Recording: Yukio Abe
Sound Effects: Michihiro Ito (Sound Link)
Theme Song Arrangement: Motoki Funayama (OP/ED)
Theme Song Composition: Kenji Kawai (OP/ED)
Theme Song Performance: Yui Horie (OP/ED)
Yui Horie as Haruka

Akio Ohtsuka as Honi
Etsuko Kozakura as Lillith
Hiromi Ishikawa as Spike
Houchu Ohtsuka as Cleric
Junko Shimakata as Trigger
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Reeves
Kouji Ishii as Sone
Kunihiko Yasui as Haruka's father
Masako Katsuki as Lavinia
Masashi Hironaka as Flyer
Naomi Nagasawa as Alice
Norio Horiuchi as Reeves
Rei Sakuma as Kanato's mother
Rica Fukami as Angela
Yui Horie as Mirai
Yuka Imai as Kanato
Yuriko Yamaguchi as Haruka's mother
Japanese companies
Broadcaster: WOWOW
In-Between Animation: Lee Production
Key Animation:
Studio Kuma (ep 10)
Wombat (6 episodes
eps 3-4, 8, 13, 20, 23

Laboratory: Imagica
Music Production: Pony Canyon
Photography: IMG
Production: APPP
Recording Studio: Abaco Creative Studio
Sound Production: Arts Production
English staff
English cast
Director: Eric P. Sherman
ADR Director: Wendee Lee
Translation: Julia Rose
Executive producer: John Sirabella
Chief Recording Engineer: Patrick Rodman
Co-Producer: Kaeko Sakamoto
Dialogue Editing: Matthew J. Mondrick
Graphic Design: Meredith Mulroney
Production Assistant: Anna Yamamoto
Production manager: Scott Marchfeld
Production Supervision: Sean Molyneaux
Re-Recording Mixing: Mark Rozett
Julie Maddalena as Haruka

Dave Lelyveld as Kanato
Dave Mallow as Cleric
Elyse Floyd as
Security Guard
Julie Maddalena as Haruka's Daughter
Julie Pickering as
Haruka's Mother
Lori Alexander as Lavinia
Michael McConnohie as
Haruka's Father
Mona Marshall as
Kanato's Mother
Ron Allen as
Game Promoter
Wendee Lee as
English companies
Broadcaster: iaTV
Distributor: AnimeWorks
Licensed by: Media Blasters

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