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Battle Athletes (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Battle Athletes Daiundōkai (Japanese)
バトルアスリーテス大運動会 (Japanese)
Themes: fanservice, sports
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: It is the year 4999—mankind has long abandoned war in favor of intergalactic competition through athletic events. One of which is an all-female contest for the coveted "Cosmo Beauty" title. Akari Kanzaki has just entered the University Satellite in hopes of becoming the latest Cosmic Beauty—a title held by her mother long ago. On her first few days in the university, she meets new friends, encounters fierce rivals, and struggles to become the best of all the Battle Athletes.
User Ratings: 274 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:2)
 Excellent: 17 votes (sub:14, dub:3)
 Very good: 58 votes (sub:35, dub:22, raw:1)
 Good: 90 votes (sub:61, dub:26, raw:2, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Decent: 48 votes (sub:34, dub:13, others:1
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 26 votes (sub:19, dub:6, ?:1)
 Not really good: 13 votes (sub:9, dub:4)
 Weak: 11 votes (sub:10, dub:1)
 Bad: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 646 users, rank: #1765 (of 9599)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.606 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.6494, rank: #5372 (of 9722)
Weighted mean: 6.622 (Good−), rank: #5211 (of 9722) (seen all: 6.78 / seen some: 5.90 / won't finish: 3.67)
Bayesian estimate: 6.663 (Good−), rank: #4697 (of 7298)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 6
Episode titles: We have 6
1997-05-25 to 1998-06-25
1998 (US release)
Release dates: We have 8
Ending Theme:
"Mune o Harō!" (胸を張ろう!) by Rio Natsuki
Official website:
Links: We have 1
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Battle Athletes - TV Series & OVA (Blu-ray) 2020-12-29 (from $49.95)
DVD (Region 1)
    Battle Athletes - On Your Mark (DVD 1) 1998-12-29 (from $9.99)
    Battle Athletes - Ready (DVD 2) 1999-01-26 (from $3.98)
    Battle Athletes - Go! (DVD 3) 1999-02-09 (from $4.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kazuhiro Ozawa
Series Composition: Hideyuki Kurata
Script: Hideyuki Kurata (eps 1-6)
Kazuhiro Ozawa (eps 1, 5-6)
Kenichi Yatagai (eps 2, 4)
Kyuichi Toyama (ep 3)
Episode Director:
Kazuhiro Ozawa (eps 1, 6)
Kenichi Yatagai (eps 2, 4)
Kyuichi Toyama (ep 3)
Takafumi Hoshikawa (ep 5)
Original Concept: Hiroki Hayashi
Character Design: Ryuichi Makino
Animation Director:
Masahiko Kubo
Shinji Ochi
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography: Hideo Suzuki

Design: Koji Watanabe
Music Director: Akira Kawase
Series Writer: Hideyuki Kurata
Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno
Special Effects: Toshio Hasegawa
Theme Song Performance: Rio Natsuki (ED)
Rio Natsuki as Akari Kanzaki

Akemi Okamura as Mylandah Arkar Walder
Akiko Yajima as Anna Respighi
Aya Sakaguchi as Tanya Natdhipytadd
Takeshi Igarashi as Grant Oldman
Tomoko Kawakami as Kris Christopher
Yuriko Yamaguchi as Lahrri Feldnunt

Atsushi Kitashima as Kanonzi
Aya Hisakawa as Ichino Yanagida
Chiharu Tezuka as Student C (ep 1)
Kae Araki as Student A (ep 1)
Kazuhiko Inoue as Eric Roberts
Kouji Nakata as Prologue Narrator (ep 1)
Megumi Orikasa as Joanne Wu
Michiko Neya as Student B (ep 1)
Miho Yamada as Announcer
Miki Itō as Jesse Gartland
Miki Takahashi as Tomoe Midou
Rei Igarashi as Neririkuin
Shiho Niiyama as Dorm Chief
Takeshi Aono as Gerard Paxton
Takeshi Igarashi as Control Officer (ep 1)
Toshiya Ueda as Bobuson Howard
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Green
Distributor: Pioneer LDC
Film Developing: Imagica
Key Animation: Nakamura Production (uncredited; eps 1-2)
Music Production: Face Music Publishing
Photography: Mushi Production
Recording Studio: AVACO Creative Studios
Sound Production: Arts Production
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Quint Lancaster
Translation: Neil Nadelman
ADR Script: Mary Mason
Executive producer: Hideki 'Henry' Goto
Digital Tracking: Phil Brewster
DVD Engineer: Songyi Liu
Final Mix: Joe Romersa
Logo Design: Douglas Smith (Blu-ray)
Menu Design:
Colin Petrie
Robin Sevakis (Blu-ray)
Packaging Design:
Biff Butler
Douglas Smith (Blu-ray)
Post Production: Jeremy Johnson
Production Coordination: Kei Onishi
Quality Control: Marc Levy (Blu-ray)
Recording Facility Engineer: Les Claypool III
Subtitle Editing: Logan Rebholz (Blu-ray)
Subtitle Timing: Neil Nadelman
Bambi Darro as Akari Kanzaki

David Lucas as Grant Oldman
Debbie Derosa as Mylandah Arkar Walder
Dorothy Melendrez as Kris Kristopher
Julie Maddalena as Tanya Natdhipytadd 
Melissa Williamson as Lahrri Feldnunt
Mimi Woods as Lahrri Feldnunt
Ruby Marlowe as Anna Resphigi

Anne Sherman as Joanne Woo
Christy Mathewson as USSA Official (ep 1)
Derek Stephen Prince as Interviewer
Diva West as
Check-in Clerk (ep 1)
Operator A (ep 3)
Upperclassman B (ep 1)
Dougary Grant as Gerard Baxton (ep 4)
George C. Cole as Narrator (ep 1)
Jane Alan as
Computer Voice
Dorm Chief
Jetta Bird as
Begginers Child (ep 6)
Child (ep 1)
Joe Romersa as
Claus (ep 4)
Hans (ep 4)
Katie Ashley as Begginers Child (ep 6)
Kim Mai Nguyen as Announcer (ep 4)
Lia Sargent as
Jessie Gartland
Operator B (ep 3)
Race Computer Announcer (eps 5-6)
Student (eps 2-3)
Marie Danielle as
Satellite Welcome Voice (ep 1)
Student (ep 3)
Super High Jump Official (ep 5)
Melissa Williamson as Mother (ep 1)
Patricia Ja Lee as
Ceremony Commentator (ep 5)
Upperclassman A (ep 1)
Randy Alan as Tanya's Brother (ep 5)
Rebecca Forstadt as
Akari Kanzaki (Young)
Child (ep 1)
Student (ep 1)
Sandy Fox as Various
Tom Charles as CBX Commentator (eps 5-6)
Wendee Lee as
Newscaster (ep 4)
Student with Accent (ep 1)
Tomoe Midou

David Lucas (ep 1)
English companies
Blu-ray Production: MediaOCD (Discotek Media)
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2020)
Geneon Entertainment Inc. (Expired)
Recording Facility: Magnitude 8 Post
Subtitles: Captions, Inc.
Translation: ZRO Limit Productions
Korean staff
Korean cast
Jeong-Hwa Yang as Akari Kanzaki

Gwan-Cheol Kim as Grant Oldman
Gyeong-Hye Park as Lahrri Feldnunt
Hyeon-Jin Lee as Kris Christopher
Jeom-Hui Ryu as Anna Respighi
Ji-Yeong Lee as Tanya Natdhipytadd
Myeong-Seon Lee as Mylandah Arkar Walder

Dong-Eun Lee as Jesse Gartland
Hyo-Seon Kim as Tomoe Midou
Na-Yeon Kim as Joanne Wu
Korean companies
German staff
German companies
Distributor: Trimax
German cast

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