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The Phoenix: Chapter of Ho-o (movie)

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Alternative title:
Hi no Tori: Hō-ō-hen (Japanese)
Phoenix: Karma Chapter
火の鳥 鳳凰編 (Japanese)
Themes: tragedy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: This is an animation version of the most popular masterpieces of the Phoenix series. The characters are pictured quite differently from the way they are in the original Manga, and several arguments occurred over the production of this animated cartoon itself. However, the high quality direction by Rintaro added stability to the work. The story is about two characters, Akanemaru, a sculpture genius, and ex-burglar Gao whose only purpose in life is sculpting, and how they struggle with the fate to compete with each other over their capacity and talent.
User Ratings: 45 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Excellent: 10 votes (sub:10)
 Very good: 11 votes (sub:10, dub:1)
 Good: 10 votes (sub:9, raw:1)
 Decent: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 So-so: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: -
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 72 users, rank: #5828 (of 9584)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 6.978 (Good), std. dev.: 2.4174, rank: #4031 (of 9707)
Weighted mean: 7.190 (Good+), rank: #2782 (of 9707) (seen all: 7.19)
Bayesian estimate: 7.259 (Good+), rank: #2293 (of 7288)
Running time: 60 minutes 
Vintage: 1986
Premiere date:
1986-12-20 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"Hi no Tori (Phoenix)" by Noriko Watanabe
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Rintarō
Original Manga: Osamu Tezuka
Character Design: Akio Sakai
Art Director: Takamura Mukuo
Animation Director: Akio Sakai
Director of Photography: Kinichi Ishikawa
Executive producer: Haruki Kadokawa
Assistant Director: Naoko Kusumi
Co-Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Fukushima
Color setting: Michiyo Iriomote
Editing: Harutoshi Ogata
Music Director: Fumio Miyashita
Music producer: Hikaru Ishikawa
Photography: Hitoshi Yamaguchi (Madhouse)
Production Affairs: Ayumi Hayashi
Production manager: Yoshimi Asari
Production Supervision: Yasuo Takahashi
Recording: Ichiro Tsujii (Aoi Studio)
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi (Toyo Sound)
Sound Producer: Susumu Aketagawa
Sound Production: Masafumi Mima
Special Effects: Kunji Tanifuji
Technical Assistant: Mikio Mori
Technical Supervision: Iwao Yamaki
Theme Song Arrangement: Ichizo Seo
Theme Song Composition: Fumio Miyashita
Theme Song Lyrics: Yū Aku
Theme Song Performance: Noriko Watanabe
Titles: Yukio Kumagai
Japanese companies
Animation Production:
Project Team Argos
Distributor: TOHO
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Finish Animation Assistance:
Office Next-One
Studio Bogey
Studio CATS
Music Recording Studio: Biwa Studio
Photography: Madhouse
Planning Assistance: Tezuka Productions
Recording Studio: Aoi Studio
Sound Effects: Toyo Sound
Sound Production: Magic Capsule
Technical Assistance: Continental Far East Inc.

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