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Gundress (movie)

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©1999 Akira Amasawa • Orca/The "Gundress" Production Committee

Alternative title:
ガンドレス (Japanese)
Genres: science fiction
Themes: mecha
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: In 2100, the newly built Bayside City serves as Japan's premier international port. The Angel Arms Company is established by a former policewoman named Takako, to help wage war on terrorism with armed security suits. When the mayor is assassinated, the women of Angel Arms end up protecting the evil crime-lord Hassan, in hopes that his information will help bring down a global terror ring. Takako's back is to the wall as a band of criminals plot to kill Hassan, and the organization's leader is revealed to be the former lover of Angel Arms' own Alisa.
User Ratings: 177 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: -
 Excellent: 4 votes (dub:4)
 Very good: 20 votes (dub:17, sub:3)
 Good: 34 votes (dub:22, sub:12)
 Decent: 44 votes (dub:26, sub:18)
 So-so: 21 votes (dub:13, sub:5, raw:2, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 Not really good: 10 votes (dub:8, sub:2)
 Weak: 16 votes (dub:11, sub:3, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Bad: 12 votes (dub:8, sub:4)
 Awful: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:3)
 Worst ever: 9 votes (sub:5, dub:3, raw:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 343 users, rank: #2749 (of 9525)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.209 (So-so+), std. dev.: 2.2987, rank: #8662 (of 9642)
Weighted mean: 5.255 (So-so+), rank: #8624 (of 9642) (seen all: 5.29 / seen some: 4.90 / won't finish: 3.36)
Bayesian estimate: 5.407 (So-so+), rank: #7053 (of 7315)
Running time: 80 minutes
Vintage: 1999 (Japan)
Premiere date:
2006-07-15 (USA - Encore Action)
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"Close to Me - To The Uttermost End of the Earth" by R-Orange, Takura Kawana & Akiko Nakata
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 2
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DVD (Region 1)
    Gundress (DVD) 2002-06-25 (from $20.00)
    Gundress (Dub.VHS) 2002-06-25

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Original story: Akira Amasawa
Character Design:
Masamune Shirow
Tetsuro Aoki
Art Director: Mitsuharu Miyamae
Mechanical design: Koji Watanabe
Sound Director: Wataru Date
Executive producer: Masaya Nakamura
Animation producer:
Takao Kōzai
Yoshiaki Noguchi
Color design: Kazuko Takeuchi
Editing: Kazuo Inoue
Music producer: Yutaka Gouda
Production Advancement: Taro Kubo
Production Desk: Kazuhiro Sorimachi
Recording: Yuki Ikeda
Recording Adjustment: Kunio Andō
Sound Effects: Hiroki Nozaki
Sound Producer: Tōru Nakano
Sound Production: Katsuyoshi Yatabe
Special Effects: Kō Yamamoto
Rie Ishizuka as Alisa Takakura

Akemi Okamura as Marcia Asano
Akira Ishida as Ryo Saiki
Aruno Tahara as Mayor Won
Chikahachi Tsuji as Inspector Endo 
Erina Yamazaki as Computer
Hiroshi Naka as Kazama
Irina Yamazaki as Computer 
Kazuhiro Nakada as Selem
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Jean Luc Skinner
Kinryuu Arimoto as Gouman
Kumiko Watanabe as Kei Yung
Masakazu Suzuki as Kelveros
Masako Katsuki as Takako Houraiji
Minoru Inaba as Ali Jaheeve Hassan
Reiko Takagi as Silvia Kakihana
Shinpachi Tsuji as Inspector Endo
Shirō Saitō as General Manager
Takeo Horiuchi as Jean Luc Skinner
Tomoko Kawakami as Mishel Iga
Toshiya Ueda as Tomioka
You Nakano as Even Hassan
Yutaka Aoyama as Captain Sumerakizu
Yutaka Nakano as Even Hassan
Japanese companies
Backgrounds Assistance:
Baku Production
Bihou, Inc.
Editing Assistance: Jay Film
Film Developing: Toei Chemical Industry
Original story: Orca
Photography: A.C.C. Production
Production Cooperation:
Studio Junio
Scan: Studio CATS
Screenplay: Orca
Sound Mixing Studio: Aoi Studio
Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Kirk Thornton
Translation: Masumi Doeda
ADR Script: Kirk Thornton
Executive producer: John Sirabella
Co-Producer: Kaeko Sakamoto
Dialogue Recording Engineer: Humberto Zamores
Graphic Design: Christopher Mantovi
Production Assistant: Anna Yamamoto
Production manager: Scott Marchfeld
Production Supervision: Sean Molyneaux
Supervising Sound Engineer: Patrick Rodman
Jane Alan as Alissa

Ellen Wilkinson as Michelle
Janine Brown as Silvia
Julie Pickering as Marcia
Selece Zan as Kei Yung 
Zan as Kai

Dave Lelyveld as Ryo
Dave Mallow as
David Orosco as
G. Gordon Baer as Endo
James Lyon as
Ian Ruck 
Jan Ruck
Karen Strassman as Takako
Lex Lang as
Michael McConnohie as
Ron Allen as
English companies
Broadcaster: Encore Action
Distributor: AnimeWorks
Licensed by: Media Blasters
Recording Studio: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Korean staff
Korean cast
Deok-Hui Choi as Alisa Takakura
Hyeon-Jin Lee as Yunhye (Kei Yung)

In-Seong Lee as Ali Jaheeve Hassan
Jeong-Sin Wu as Mishel Iga
Jong-Hyeok Lee as Kazama
Lee Seonho as Marcia Asano
Seon-Ju Lee as Silvia Kakihana
Seung-Jun Kim as Jean Luc Skinner
Su Kyung Kim as Takako Houraiji
Su-Jin Gang as Ryo Saiki
Won Hwang as Inspector Endo

Korean companies

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