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Yugo the Negotiator (TV)

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Alternative title:
Yūgo - Kōshōnin (Japanese)
勇午 ~交渉人~ (Japanese)
Themes: military
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Yugo the Negotiator has never lost a case. He has vowed to complete any mission he undertakes, no matter what. A woman came to him one day asking for him to save her father who was being held hostage by a rebel group trying to overthrow a Middle-Eastern government. Aided by his many contacts, Yugo heads to the Middle East with no idea where to start, but he'll discover he's not alone on his mission.
User Ratings: 244 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 10 votes (sub:7, dub:3)
 Excellent: 35 votes (sub:17, dub:15, ?:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 59 votes (sub:32, dub:22, raw:1, others:4
2 French subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 66 votes (sub:41, dub:22, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 33 votes (sub:20, dub:12, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 20 votes (sub:15, dub:4, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:2, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Weak: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:2, ?:1)
 Bad: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Awful: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 436 users, rank: #2342 (of 9584)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.000 (Good), std. dev.: 1.7833, rank: #3645 (of 9707)
Weighted mean: 6.941 (Good), rank: #3961 (of 9707) (seen all: 7.24 / seen some: 6.28 / won't finish: 4.72)
Bayesian estimate: 6.971 (Good), rank: #3512 (of 7288)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage: 2004-02-24 to 2004-05-25
Release dates: We have 6
Opening Theme:
"Modern Size" by Eiichiro Taruki
Ending Theme:
"Kitty" by Eiichiro Taruki
Trivia: We have 1
Yugo the Negotiator DVD 1 (Aug 17, 2005)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Yugo the Negotiator - Complete Collection (DVD) delayed/cancelled
    Yugo the Negotiator - Complete Collection (DVD) 2007-10-02 (from $9.14)
    Yugo the Negotiator - Pakistan: Departure (DVD 1) 2005-07-26 (from $7.95)
    Yugo the Negotiator - Pakistan: Departure + Artbox (DVD 1) 2005-07-26 (from $14.99)
    Yugo the Negotiator - Pakistan: Honor (DVD 2) 2005-09-06 (from $6.90)
    Yugo the Negotiator - Russia: Legacy (DVD 3) 2006-01-10 (from $8.98)
    Yugo the Negotiator - Russia: Rebirth (DVD 4) 2006-03-21 (from $19.99)
    Yugo Koshonin - Original Soundtrack [import] (OST)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Seiji Kishi (Pakistan Chapter)
Shinya Hanai (Russia Chapter)
Series Composition:
Kazuharu Sato (Pakistan Chapter)
Kenichi Kanemaki (Russia Chapter)
Shinya Hanai (Russia Chapter)
Katsuhiko Takayama (Russia eps 2,4-5,7)
Kazuharu Sato (Pakistan eps 1-6)
Kenichi Kanemaki (Russia ep 1)
Shoichi Sato (Russia eps 3,6)
Music: Susumu Ueda
Original author:
Shinji Makari
Shuu Akana
Character Design:
Kenichi Imaizumi (Russia Chapter)
Takehiko Matsumoto (Pakistan Chapter)
Animation Director: Masayoshi Tanaka (eps 9, 12)

Key Animation:
Hyung Sik Shin (eps 1, 3-6)
Masayoshi Tanaka (eps 9, 12)
Takashi Hagino as Yugo Beppu

Susumu Chiba as Reiichi Kogure

Akemi Okamura as Ruba (Russia Chapter)
Banjō Ginga as Ali (Pakistan Chapter)
Hajime Iijima as
Male Secretary (Russia Chapter)
Melenkov (Russia Chapter)
Soldier 1 (Pakistan Chapter)
Soldier A (Pakistan Chapter)
Squad Member 2 (Pakistan Chapter)
Squad Member A (Pakistan Chapter)
Hiroshi Naka as
Old Man (Pakistan Chapter)
Viktor (Russia Chapter)
Hiroshi Yanaka as Ral (Pakistan Chapter)
Hitoshi Bifu as
Soldier 3 (Pakistan Chapter)
Soldier 6 (Pakistan Chapter)
Squad Member C (Pakistan Chapter)
Ikuya Sawaki as Andrei (Russia Chapter)
Jun Fukuyama as
Boy (Russia Chapter)
Soldier 7 (Russia Chapter)
Jun Karasawa as Garahowa (Russia Chapter)
Katashi Ishizuka as
Kimura (Pakistan Chapter)
Soldier 4 (Pakistan Chapter)
Katsuhisa Hōki as Rashid (Pakistan Chapter)
Kazuhiro Nakata as Khan (Pakistan Chapter)
Kazuya Ichijō as Shekin (Russia Chapter)
Kenji Nomura as
Intelligence Operative B (Russia Chapter)
Soldier 2 (Pakistan Chapter)
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Ahmad (Pakistan Chapter)
Kimiko Saitō as
Custodian (Pakistan Chapter)
Nurse (Russia Chapter)
Kōji Ishii as Nadem (Pakistan Chapter)
Kōji Tobe as
Officer (Russia Chapter)
Yuri (Russia Chapter)
Kōji Yusa as Lieutenant (Russia Chapter)
Masaaki Tsukada as Haji (Pakistan Chapter)
Michie Tomizawa as Origa (Russia Chapter)
Naomi Shindoh as Ryoko (Pakistan Chapter)
Nobuaki Sekine as Adjutant (Pakistan Chapter)
Susumu Chiba as
Soldier 5 (Pakistan Chapter)
Soldier B (Pakistan Chapter)
Takashi Matsuyama as
Adoptive Father (Russia Chapter)
Commanding Officer (Pakistan Chapter)
Driver (Russia Chapter)
Intelligence Operative A (Russia Chapter)
Negotiator (Pakistan Chapter)
Sub-Officer (Russia Chapter)
Yoshihiro (Russia Chapter)
Takayasu Usui as
Doctor (Russia Chapter)
Guard (Russia Chapter)
Intelligence Operative C (Russia Chapter)
Soldier 2 (Pakistan Chapter)
Squad Member B (Pakistan Chapter)
Sub-Officer (Russia Chapter)
Touzai Refrigeration Staff (Russia Chapter)
Tsuyoshi Koyama as
Asad (Pakistan Chapter)
Iwase (Pakistan Chapter)
Professor Yamashina (Russia Chapter)
Soldier 3 (Pakistan Chapter)
Squad Member 1 (Pakistan Chapter)
Yoshihiro Okada as
Priest (Russia Chapter)
Zheganov (Russia Chapter)
Yousuke Akimoto as
Boss (Pakistan Chapter)
Shador (Pakistan Chapter)
Yui Horie as Najenka (Russia Chapter)
Yūichi Nagashima as Taxi driver (Pakistan chapter - Ep. 1)
Yuki Kaida as Mariko (Russia Chapter)
Yumi Kakazu as Mayuko/Raira (Pakistan Chapter)
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Tonoi (Pakistan Chapter)
Japanese companies
Animation Production:
Artland (Russia Chapter)
G&G Direction (Pakistan Chapter)
Broadcaster: Kids Station
Key Animation:
Anime R (Russia Chapter; ep 9)
Magic Bus (Russia Chapter; ep 12)
Max Movie (Pakistan Chapter; ep 2)
Snow Light Staff (Russia Chapter; ep 8)
Studio Gimlet (Russia Chapter; eps 8-9)
Studio Mark (Russia Chapter; eps 8, 10)
Studio Wanpack (Russia Chapter; eps 7-8, 11)
Production Cooperation: Team Till Dawn (Pakistan Chapter; eps 1-6)
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Scott McClennen
Translation: Sarah Alys Lindholm
ADR Script: Clint Bickham
Executive producer:
Joey Goubeaud (Complete Collection)
John Ledford
Mark Williams
Producer: Scott McClennen

Additional Translation: Marsha Arnold
Art Manager: Andrew Burwell (Complete Collection)
Creative Director:
Chris Hawley (Vol. 1-2)
David Del Rio (Vol. 1-4)
Cultural Expert: Nawaz Charania
DVD Menu Design:
Andrew Burwell (Complete Collection)
David Wang (Vol. 1-2)
Fumiko Chino (Vol. 2-4)
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Mixing: Matt Wittmeyer
Packaging Design:
Andrew Burwell (Complete Collection)
David Wang (Vol. 1-2)
Fumiko Chino (Vol. 2-4)
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
Production Assistant:
Maki Nagano
Paul Mericle
Sara Muir
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud
Recording engineer: Jacob A. Gragard
Senior Translator: Shoko Oono
Sound Design: Matt Wittmeyer
Jason Douglas as Yugo Beppu

Jay Hickman as Reiichi Kogure

Andy McAvin as Dr. Yamashina
Anil Kumar as Vendor (ep 1)
Celeste Roberts as Nurse
Chris Ayres as Yusuf Ali Mesa
Chris Patton as Kimura
Christine Auten as Mayuko
David Born as
Lieutenant Colonel Shadle
Negotiator (ep 1)
George Manley as Viktor
Guru Singh as Ahmad
Illich Guardiola as Blonde Officer
Joanne Bonasso as Olga Elenova
John Gremillion as Lt. Col. Shekin
John Swasey as Andrei Sergeivich Romonovski
Jon Talia as Spy C
Luci Christian as Nadenka
Mandar Sane as Cab Driver (ep 1)
Marcy Bannor as Cleaning Lady
Marty Fleck as
Haji Rahmani
Mike Kleinhenz as Yoshihiro
Monica Rial as Laila
Munir Chaelani as Azan Singer (ep 1)
Nancy Novotny as Mariko
Rick Piersall as Zheganov
Rob Mungle as Rashid
Serena Varghese as Ryoko (ep 1)
Todd Waite as Spy A
Vic Mignogna as Lall
Victor Carsrud as Yuri

English companies
ADR Recording: ADV Studios
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
Distributor: ADV Films (UK)
DVD Production: ADV Studios
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)

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