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Kikaider-01: The Animation (OAV)

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©2001 Ishimori Pro / Aniplex

Alternative title:
キカイダー01 THE ANIMATION (Japanese)
Themes: android, mecha
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Ever since the fall of the DARK organization, Jiro has been wandering everywhere and wondering if he would ever see Mitsuko again or not. During his journey Jiro meets a beautiful girl named Rieko who is protecting Akira, a little boy from the evil Professor Gill. Ironicly, he's the son of Professor Gill, but he is also the key to Gill’s menacing secret weapon and his plans to conquer the world.
User Ratings: 212 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (dub:5, sub:2, edit.dub:1)
 Excellent: 7 votes (dub:4, sub:2, edit.dub:1)
 Very good: 33 votes (dub:26, sub:5, edit.dub:2)
 Good: 56 votes (dub:36, sub:11, edit.dub:9)
 Decent: 49 votes (dub:37, sub:8, edit.dub:2, ?:1, raw:1)
 So-so: 24 votes (dub:15, edit.dub:6, ?:2, sub:1)
 Not really good: 13 votes (dub:9, sub:3, edit.dub:1)
 Weak: 14 votes (dub:9, sub:5)
 Bad: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
 Awful: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 495 users, rank: #2131 (of 9511)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.226 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.8494, rank: #6568 (of 9639)
Weighted mean: 6.228 (Decent+), rank: #6493 (of 9639) (seen all: 6.36 / seen some: 5.78 / won't finish: 3.66)
Bayesian estimate: 6.306 (Decent+), rank: #5743 (of 7236)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Episode titles: We have 4
2001-11-21 to 2002-03-20
2003-06-30 to 2003-07-03 (USA)
Trivia: We have 2
Kikaider DVD 1 (Jul 2, 2003)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Android Kikaider - The Animation - Complete Collection (DVD) 2004-11-09
    Kikaider-01 - Another Journey (DVD) 2004-03-02 (from $109.85)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Director: Keitaro Motonaga
Music: Kaoru Wada
Original creator: Shōtarō Ishinomori
Character Design: Naoyuki Konno
Art Director: Tomoaki Okada (Mechaman)
Director of Photography: Ryōsuke Ōmae
Executive producer:
Akira Onodera
Hideo Katsumata
Producer: Atsuhiro Iwakami

Color design: Akiko Tomono
Film Editing: Jun Takuma
Key Animation:
Kazuhiro Takamura (Nakamura Production; ep 3)
Ken Ōtsuka (eps 2, 4)
Moriyasu Taniguchi (ep 1)
Naoyuki Konno (ED; eps 3-4)
Tomoyuki Tajima (Nakamura Production; ep 3)
Yuichi Nakazawa (ep 1)
Music Director: Takafumi Nakatake
Planning: Ryūzō Shirakawa
Supervision: Masato Hayase (Ishimori Pro)
Japanese cast
Showtaro Morikubo as Kikaider 01/Ichiro
Tomokazu Seki as Kikaider/Jiro

Hidenari Ugaki as Red Hakaider
Koichi Toshika as Silver Hakaider 
Mitsuko Horie as Bijinder/Mieko
Sayaka Ōhara as Rieko
Shinji Ogawa as Gil Hakaider
Takuma Suzuki as Blue Hakaider

Ichirō Nagai as Abbot Futen
Kazuhiko Inoue as Kikaider 00/Rei
Kazunori Sekine as Pilot
Kōichi Tōchika as Silver Hakaider
Madoka Akita as Akira
Takeshi Watabe as Shadow Knight
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Joe Romersa
Translation: Neil Nadelman
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi
Chief Producer: Charles McCarter
Co-Producer: Taku Otsuka
Digital ADR Tracking: Michael McCarty
DVD Authoring: Mark Brems
DVD Extras Design: Riki Le Cotey
DVD Menu Design:
Julia Jones
Victor De Anda
DVD Producer: Richard Noboru Kekahuna
Final Mix: Michael McCarty
Recording Facility Engineer: Les Claypool III
Subtitling: Neil Nadelman
Dave Wittenberg as Jiro / Kikaider
Steve Prince as Ichiro / Kikaider 01

Brianne Siddall as Akira
Crispin Freeman as Rei / Kikaider 00
Eddie Frierson as Silver Hakaider
Michael Gregory as Gill Hakaider
Peggy O'Neal as Rieko
Skip Stellrecht as Red Hakaider
Steve McGowan as Blue Hakaider
Wendee Lee as Mieko / Bijinder

Bob Papenbrook as Shadow Knight
Christopher Carroll as Dr. Komyoji
Jamieson K. Price as Shadow Underling
Peter Spellos as Zadam
Simon Prescott as Reverend Fuuten
Steve Staley as Androbot

English companies
Broadcaster: Cartoon Network (Adult Swim)
DVD Production: Ascent Media DVD
Licensed by:
Bandai Entertainment (Expired)
Online Editing Facility: D-Spot Post Production
Recording Facility: Magnitude 8 Post
Recording Studio: Animaze
Translation: ZRO Limit Productions

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