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Eight Clouds Rising (OAV)

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©1992 by ITSUKI NATSUMI ART, INC./ Hakusensha, Bandai Visual, Studio Pierrot, Ayers

Alternative title:
Yakumo Tatsu (Japanese)
八雲立つ (Japanese)
Themes: historical
Plot Summary: Kuraki Fuzuchi is a quiet young man who has immense psychic powers and sword skills. He later meets Takeo Nanachi, a college student with similar latent powers. The story opens with Nanachi traveling to a small shrine in the mountains for a festival that only occurs every 49 years in order to purify his (now deceased) grandfather’s sword. There he meets Kuraki and later accidentally stumbles upon Kuraki’s initiation ritual as a Shaman. From there on, their lives are inexplicitly intertwined as they encounter various ghosts, spirits, demons, and other characters with supernatural powers while the author also provides a parallel running story depicting their previous life. (from manga)
User Ratings: 125 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Excellent: 4 votes (dub:2, sub:2)
 Very good: 9 votes (sub:4, dub:3, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Good: 39 votes (sub:24, dub:10, ?:2, others:3
2 Spanish dubbed
1 German subtitled
 Decent: 21 votes (sub:12, dub:6, ?:2, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 18 votes (sub:10, dub:7, others:1
1 Portuguese dubbed
 Not really good: 12 votes (dub:7, sub:4, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Weak: 7 votes (dub:4, sub:2, raw:1)
 Bad: 7 votes (dub:3, sub:3, raw:1)
 Awful: 3 votes (dub:1, sub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Worst ever: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 216 users, rank: #3603 (of 9333)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.704 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.0708, rank: #7740 (of 9436)
Weighted mean: 5.793 (Decent−), rank: #7555 (of 9436) (seen all: 5.71 / seen some: 7.00 / won't finish: 10.00)
Bayesian estimate: 5.963 (Decent), rank: #6330 (of 7113)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 2
Episode titles: We have 2
1997-10-25 to 1997-11-25
2000-09-17 (Latin America - Locomotion)
Release dates: We have 4
Ending Theme:
"Harukanaru Ohokoku (Faraway)" by Saori Ishizuka
Official website:
Links: We have 2
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DVD (Region 1)
    Eight Clouds Rising (DVD) 2004-08-17 (from $15.96)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Tomomi Mochizuki
Screenplay: Go Sakamoto
Storyboard: Tomomi Mochizuki
Original creator: Natsumi Itsuki
Original story: Natsumi Itsuki
Character Design: Yuko Kusumoto
Art Director: Hidetoshi Kaneko
Animation Director: Yuko Kusumoto
Sound Director: Hiromi Kikuta
Director of Photography: Hidetoshi Watanabe
Editing: Seiji Morita
Ending Theme Song: Saori Ishizuka
Recording Adjustment: Hitoshi Yamada
Sound Effects: Eiko Morikawa
Japanese cast
Daisuke Namikawa as Takeo Nanachi
Tomokazu Seki as Kuraki Fuzuchi

Keiji Fujiwara as Kitano-sempai
Kinryuu Arimoto as Ushio Fuzuchi
Mako Hyoudou as Kayoko (maid)
Misa Watanabe as Chika Toda
Mitsuaki Madono as Ema-sempai
Tomo Sakurai as Yasuko Fuzuchi
Yousuke Akimoto as Wakakuni Fuzuchi

Daisuke Namikawa as Mikachihiko
Keiji Fujiwara as Kitano Hideto
Mako Hyoudou as
Takeo's Mother
Mitsuaki Madono as Ema Mitsuru
Tomokazu Seki as Manashi
Yuka Imai as Yuka Nanachi
English staff
English cast
Director: Wendee Lee
Script: Wendee Lee
Translation: Yuki Urakawa
Executive producer: John Sirabella
Assistant producer: Mami Okada
Casting Director: Kaeko Sakamoto
Cover Art: Yuko Kusumoto
DVD Author: Stephen Poole
Engineering Assistant: Deb Munini
Graphic Design: Alissyn Brock
Post-Production Assistant: Nick Cherry
Post-Production Manager: Scott Marchfeld
Production Assistant: Emiko Hikita
Production manager: Sean Molyneaux
Re-Recording Engineer: Marti Humphrey
Sound Supervision: Patrick Rodman
Spotting: Tetsuya Fujita
Subtitling: Nagisa Wada
Translation Manager: Anna Yamamoto
Kevin Hatcher as Takeo Nanachi
Steve Cannon as Kuraki Fuzuchi

Michael McConnohie as Ushio Fuzuchi
Wendee Lee as Chika Toda

Julie Johnson as Yuka
Lynn Fischer as Nanachi's Mother
Todd Crump as Kitano Hideto
Tony Oliver as Ema Misuru

English companies
ADR Production: Bang Zoom! Entertainment
Animax Asia (Asia)
Distributor: AnimeWorks
Licensed by: Media Blasters
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
Irwin Daayan as Takeo Nanachi
Jose Gilberto Vilchis as Kuraki Fuzuchi

Circe Luna as Yasuko Fuzuchi
Laura Ayala as Chika Toda
Marcos Patiño as Kitano

Armando Réndiz as Wakakuni Fuzuchi
Carlos Becerril as Mikachihiko
Diana Perez as Kayoko
Ismael Castro as Ushio Fuzuchi
Javier Rivero as Emma Misuru

Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Locomotion (Latin America)
Portuguese staff
Portuguese cast
Letícia Quinto as Yasuko Fuzuchi
Márcio Araújo as Takeo Nanachi / Mikachihiko
Wellington Lima as Kuraki Fuzuchi / Manashi

Alfredo Rollo as Kitano "Kitano-senpai" Hideto
Cecília Lemes as Toda Chika
Luiz Antônio Lobue as Ushio Fuzuchi
Sérgio Corsetti as Ema "Ema-senpai" Mitsuru
Valter Santos as Wakakuni Fuzuchi

Márcia Regina as
Kayoko, a empregada dos Fuzuchi (ep 1)
Yuka Nanachi (ep 2)
Zayra Zordan as Mãe de Takeo (ep 2)
Portuguese companies
Broadcaster: Locomotion Brazil

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