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Legend of Himiko (TV)

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©1999 Hakuhodo/Amuse/Red. ©1999 "Himiko-den" Animation Production Committee.

Alternative title:
Himiko-Den (Japanese)
火魅子伝 (Japanese)
Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: High school student Himiko Himejima finds her life change forever when a mysterious flame appears before her one day. Along with her schoolmate Kutani Masahiko, Himiko is transported by the flame to an ancient kingdom known as Yamatai. The Yamatai kingdom has recently come under the attack of the Kune empire during its ritual to select a queen among six candidates. As the evil general of Kune creates an army of undead for power, the six queen candidates lead a resistance force to overthrow the Kune empire. Himiko and Kutani soon find themselves fighting alongside the queen candidates to save the kindgom. With some new-found power, Himiko and Kutani slowly realize their links to the ancient world and discover the power of the sacred flame.
User Ratings: 253 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Excellent: 9 votes (dub:5, sub:2, ?:1, raw:1)
 Very good: 28 votes (dub:17, sub:11)
 Good: 70 votes (sub:37, dub:29, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Decent: 50 votes (sub:36, dub:13, others:1
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 43 votes (dub:20, sub:20, raw:2, ?:1)
 Not really good: 17 votes (sub:11, dub:6)
 Weak: 23 votes (sub:16, dub:7)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 600 users, rank: #1860 (of 9531)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.937 (Decent), std. dev.: 1.797, rank: #7448 (of 9642)
Weighted mean: 5.907 (Decent), rank: #7482 (of 9642) (seen all: 6.06 / seen some: 5.74 / won't finish: 3.84)
Bayesian estimate: 5.990 (Decent), rank: #6406 (of 7239)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 1999-01-07 to 1999-03-31
Opening Theme:
"Pure Snow" by Yuko Sasaki
Ending Theme:
"Toki no Iro wo Koete" by Mika Okudoi
Links: We have 2
Based on the Sony PlayStation role-playing game of the same title.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Anime Test Drive - 12-Pack Brick (DVD) 2003-10-28 (from $54.99)
    Legend of Himiko - Anime Test Drive (DVD) 2003-10-28 (from $11.57)
    Legend of Himiko - Sacred Fire (DVD 1) 2002-07-09 (from $9.39)
    Legend of Himiko - The Pendant (DVD 2) 2002-09-10 (from $5.00)
    Legend of Himiko - Sword of Seven Blades (DVD 3) 2002-11-12 (from $11.00)
    Legend of Himiko - Collection (DVD 1-3) 2002-11-12 (from $39.98)
    Legend of Himiko - Sacred Fire (Dub.VHS 1) 2002-07-09
    Legend of Himiko - The Pendant (Dub.VHS 2) 2002-09-10
    Legend of Himiko - Sword of Seven Blades (Dub.VHS 3) 2002-11-12 (from $14.80)
    Legend of Himiko - Collection (Dub.VHS 1-3) 2002-11-12

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Ami Tomobuki
Masumi Hirayanagi (eps 2-12 even)
Sanshiro Kuramoto (eps 1-11 odd)
Storyboard: Ami Tomobuki
Episode Director: Shintaro Inokawa (ep 2)
Original Character Design: Oh! great
Animation Director:
Akira Tsuchiya
Hiroyoshi Iida (ep 5)
Animation Character Design: Megumi Kadonosono
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Executive producer: Ouji Hiroi

Animation Check: Yūji Gotō
Animation Production Coordinator: Atsumi Tashiro
Color Key: Kazumi Hasegawa (Studio Toys; ep 7)
Color setting: Hironori Nochi
Design: Keiji Gotō
Ending Animation: Keiji Gotō (eps 4-12)
Opening Animation: Keiji Gotō
Original Idea: Ko Maisaka
Special Effects:
Takashi Maekawa
Yutaka Senba
Story Concept: So Toyama
Theme Song Performance:
Mica Okudoi (ED)
Mika Okudoi (ED)
Yuko Sasaki (OP)
Tomokazu Seki as Masahiko Kutani
Tsubasa Otomiya as Himiko Himejima

Akiko Hiramatsu as Shino
Atsuko Tanaka as Fujina
Chiyako Shibahara as Kiyomizu
Etsuko Kozakura as Tadami
Gara Takashima as Tenmoku
Kyōko Hikami as Kouran
Omi Minami as Kyou
Yumi Takada as Seika

Chie Nakamura as Shouhi
Jin Horikawa as Enki
Kenji Hamada as Iga's Subordinate (ep 2)
Kōji Ishii as Iga
Kōji Tobe as Haniwa Soldier (ep 2)
Kōzō Shioya as King of Kune
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Kora
Norio Wakamoto as
Amatama master
Rica Fukami as
Takao Ishii as Heihachirou
Takayasu Usui as haniwa soldier
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Shigara
Yūko Mizutani as Imari

Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Translation: Katsuho Shimoharu
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
ADR Engineer: Kevin Wilson
Associate producer: Tom Wayland
Dubbing Supervision: Tom Wayland
DVD Coordination: Ross Lefko
In House Production Manager: Tim Werenko
In-House Production: Justin Sevakis
James Wolfe as Masahiko Kutani
Veronica Taylor as Himiko Himejima

Ami Shukla as Tenmoku
Angora Deb as Shino
Jessica Calvello as Seika
Michelle Medlin as Kyou
Sharon Becker as Fujina
Tara Jayne as Tadami

Billy Regan as Enki
Dan Green as Chosa
Dana Halsted as Kira
David Zema as Heihachiro
Jack Taylor as Shikara
Lisa Ortiz as Koran
Patrick Harper as Korai
Vibe Jones as Imari

English companies
5.1 Surround Mix: Matlin Recording, Inc.
Audio Post Production: Matlin Recording, Inc.
Broadcaster: Anime Selects
Captions: Captions, Inc.
Digital Download: Direct2Drive
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
Licensed by: Central Park Media

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