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Damekko Dōbutsu (TV)

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Alternative title:
Useless Animals
Бесполезные Зверушки (Russian)
だめっこどうぶつ (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Uruno, a useless wolf, is on the road searching for a new place to call home. He soon comes upon a whole forest full of "useless animals"-- that is, animals that don't live up to their species' usual character. After a short fight with the smoking, bad-tempered rabbit, Usahara, Uruno decides that he wants to move on... but changes his mind upon meeting Chiiko, a clumsy cheetah girl. It's love at first sight for Uruno, and after deciding to stay for her, he continues to hope that even though he's a good-for-nothing, he'll win her over someday. That is, if living with the other strange residents of the forest-- including the aformentioned smoking rabbit, a sake-drinking unicorn, a near-sighted owl, a travelling saleswoman bear, and a shy pegasus --doesn't get to him first.
User Ratings: 231 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 14 votes (sub:13, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Excellent: 50 votes (sub:45, raw:1, dub:1, ?:1, others:2
2 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 49 votes (sub:44, dub:4, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Good: 67 votes (sub:63, dub:1, ?:1, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Decent: 28 votes (sub:23, raw:1, dub:1, others:3
2 Vietnamese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Not really good: 8 votes (sub:8)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Bad: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 396 users, rank: #2481 (of 9530)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.407 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.6059, rank: #2155 (of 9641)
Weighted mean: 7.345 (Good+), rank: #2204 (of 9641) (seen all: 7.49 / seen some: 7.07 / won't finish: 4.36)
Bayesian estimate: 7.352 (Good+), rank: #1905 (of 7239)
Running time: 5 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage: 2005-01-17
Release dates: We have 1
Opening Theme:
"Sekai de Ichiban Boku ga Suki!" by Ryoko Shintani
Ending Theme:
"Life is Free" by Ryoko Shintani
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Setsuko Shibuichi
Series Composition: Mitsuyo Suenaga
Mitsuyo Suenaga (eps 1-26)
Akira Tsuchiya (eps 9-11)
Ice Mugino (5 episodes
eps 12-13, 15-17

Setsuko Shibuichi (eps 1, 5, 14)
Shigeharu Takahashi (12 episodes
eps 2-4, 6-8, 18-20, 24-26

Yasuo Iwamoto (eps 21-23)
Episode Director:
Dan Odawara (eps 15-20)
Shigeharu Takahashi (eps 1-14, 24-26)
Yasuo Iwamoto (eps 21-23)
Original Manga: Noriko Kuwata
Character Design: Yukari Kobayashi
Art Director: Manami Koyama
Chief Animation Director: Yukari Kobayashi
Sound Director: Katsunori Shimizu
Director of Photography: Hideo Okazaki

Color design: Hitomi Morishima
Music producer: Tatsuya Mukai
Theme Song Performance: Ryoko Shintani (OP + ED)
Motoki Takagi as Uruno
Noriaki Sugiyama as Usahara
Sayaka Narita as Chiiko
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Yunihiko

Hana Takeda as Older Sister Bear ("Kuma-Ane")
Hiroshi Kamiya as Peganosuke
Makoto Aoki as Takaoka

Ryoko Shintani as Fukurou
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