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Mystery of the Necronomicon (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Kuro no Danshō (Japanese)
黒の断章 Mystery of Necronomicom (Japanese)
Genres: erotica, horror, mystery
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: While vacationing with his adopted daughter, Private Detective Susuki becomes trapped in a secluded ski resort with a few other vacationers after a storm closes the place down. All is well until one of the guests is found brutally murdered. Being the good investigator he is, Susuki gets to work to find the killer. While digging for the killer, Susuki uncovers a lot of dirt on the other guests and even finds out a thing or two about his own past. But, as Susuki struggles to find the killer, the other guests start to point the finger at him.
User Ratings: 82 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Excellent: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Very good: 11 votes (sub:8, dub:3)
 Good: 16 votes (sub:10, dub:4, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 18 votes (sub:13, dub:4, ?:1)
 So-so: 14 votes (sub:11, dub:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian edited dub
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Weak: 4 votes (sub:2, ?:1, dub:1)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:2, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 185 users, rank: #4012 (of 9683)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.890 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.1414, rank: #7659 (of 9808)
Weighted mean: 5.953 (Decent), rank: #7480 (of 9808) (seen all: 6.03 / seen some: 5.65 / won't finish: 2.25)
Bayesian estimate: 6.162 (Decent), rank: #6205 (of 7427)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Episode titles: We have 4
Vintage: 1999
Release dates: We have 6
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DVD (Region 0)
    Mystery of the Necronomicon (DVD) 2001-05-08
DVD (Region 1)
    Mystery of the Necronomicon (DVD) 2010-12-04 (from $59.95)
    Mystery of the Necronomicon (DVD) 2014-04-01 (from $14.99)
    Mystery of the Necronomicon - [Anime HotShots] (Dub.DVD 1) 2007-04-17
    Mystery of the Necronomicon - [Anime HotShots] (Dub.DVD 2) 2007-06-19

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Hidetoshi Nakamura as Satoshi Suzusaki
Yōko Asada as Asuka Kashiwagi
Yumi Takada as Haruka Sakimizu

Arisa Sawaki as Nozomi Fuyukawa (eps 3-4)
Hideyuki Umezu as Toshiaki Nezu (eps 1, 3-4)

Asako Fujii as Female Customer A (ep 1)
Hidenari Ugaki as Shigeomi Hiruta (eps 1-2)
Hiroki Nakamura as Clark (ep 4)
Hiroshi Ito as Yasunori Shibusawa (eps 1-2)
Izumi Kikuchi as Naomi Seo (ep 2)
Kenta Miyake as Sherrif (ep 4)
Masako Katsuki as
Cindy (ep 3)
Mina Shizui (ep 2)
Naoya Uchida as Perkins (eps 3-4)
Rui Katsura as Mina Shizui (ep 1)
Shigeyori Muneya as Kazuki Ando (eps 1-2)
Takuma Suzuki as Researcher (ep 2)
Tesshō Genda as Bill (eps 3-4)
Tokue Kawashima as Takayoshi Terada (ep 1)
Tomato Akai as Amy McDowell (eps 3-4)
Tomomi Kogure as Rumiko Higuchi (ep 3)
Toshitaka Hirano as Louis (eps 3-4)
Yukiko Terashita as Female Customer B (ep 1)
Japanese companies
Co-Production: J.O.F. Studio
Production: Discovery
English staff
English cast
Executive producer: Humphrey G. Kumano

Dubbing Manager: Dick Tripwire
DVD Coordination:
Gus Slugworth
Sho Nuff
Lynna Dunham as Haruka Sakimizu
Tara Jayne as Asuka Kashiwagi
Tom Wilson as Satoshi Suzusaki

Sonny Dey as Nozomi Fuyukawa (eps 1-2, 4)
Tom Wilson as Toshiaku Nezu/Karl Ihiman (eps 1, 3-4)

Ami Shukla as
Kate O'Hara (ep 3)
Naomi Seo (ep 2)
Curt Gebhart as
Clark Ashton (eps 3-4)
Gibson Perkins (eps 3-4)
Yasunori Shibusawa (eps 1-2)
Echo as Mina Shizui (eps 1-2)
Guiltore as Takayoshi Terada (eps 1-2)
J. David Brimmer as Genichiro Hotokeu (eps 1-2)
Jonny Asch as Kazuki Ando (ep 1)
Kurt Riddle as Shigeomi Hiruta (eps 1-2)
Nick Yates as Narrator
Sonny Dey as Amy McDowell (eps 3-4)
Yotee as Bill Toargia (eps 3-4)
English companies
Audio Post Production: Matlin Recording, Inc.
Anime 18
Anime HotShots (Singles)
DVD Menu Design: Masterdisk
DVD Premastering: Masterdisk
Licensed by:
Central Park Media (Expired)
Critical Mass Video (2010)
Lighthouse Productions (eps 1-2)
New Generation Pictures (eps 3-4)

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