Battle Arena Toshinden (OAV)

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©1996 Takara Co., Ltd.


Alternative title:
Tōshinden (Japanese)
闘神伝 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Based on: "Battle Arena Toshinden" (video game) by Tamsoft and Takara
Plot Summary: Shinjo Eiji and friends Kayin Amoh, Sofia, and Ellis are invited to a fighting tournament under suspicious circumstances. Deciding to discover the truth behind the tournament, they fight, coming across some hidden pasts along the way. Based off the second game in the PlayStation series of the same name.
User Ratings: 275 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Excellent: 10 votes (dub:6, sub:4)
 Very good: 9 votes (dub:6, sub:3)
 Good: 25 votes (dub:16, sub:8, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 59 votes (dub:41, sub:17, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
)
 So-so: 32 votes (dub:18, sub:13, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Not really good: 31 votes (dub:18, sub:13)
 Weak: 38 votes (dub:18, sub:17, edit.dub:1, ?:1, raw:1)
 Bad: 30 votes (dub:16, sub:12, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Awful: 28 votes (dub:13, sub:12, edit.dub:2, ?:1)
 Worst ever: 11 votes (sub:7, dub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 636 users, rank: #1718 (of 8389)
Median rating: Not really good
Arithmetic mean: 4.353 (Not really good+), std. dev.: 2.3439, rank: #8150 (of 8486)
Weighted mean: 4.333 (Not really good+), rank: #8176 (of 8486) (seen all: 4.37 / seen some: 3.74 / won't finish: 3.15)
Bayesian estimate: 4.465 (Not really good+), rank: #6350 (of 6392)
Running time: 29 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 2
Vintage: 1996-06-21 to 1996-08-21
Release dates: We have 2
Opening Theme:
"Makenaide Fly Away" (負けないで fly away) by Kyōko Hikami
Comment:
Based upon characters from the best-selling videogames Battle Arena Toshinden and Battle Arena Toshinden II by Takara. Originally released in the U.S. in two versions: an edited PG-13 version and an uncut version (currently available on DVD).
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DVD (Region 1)
    Battle Arena Toshinden (DVD) 1997-05-19
    Battle Arena Toshinden [Uncut Version] (DVD) 2003-07-08

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masami Obari
Screenplay:
Jirō Takayama (ep 2)
Masaharu Amiya (ep 1)
Storyboard:
Masami Obari (ep 1)
Michio Fukuda (ep 2)
Episode Director:
Hitoyuki Matsui (ep 2)
Masami Obari (ep 1)
Character Design: Tsukasa Kotobuki
Art Director: Hiroshi Katō
Animation Director:
Kazuto Nakazawa (ep 1)
Masahiro Yamane (ep 2)
Animation Character Design:
Kazuto Nakazawa (eps 1-2)
Masahiro Yamane (ep 2)
Art design: Akihiro Hirasawa
Sound Director: Fusanobu Fujiyama
Director of Photography: Katsuyuki Ohtaki
Producer: Koji Yoritsune

Art Board: Yūsuke Takeda (ep 1)
Art Setting: Akihiro Hirasawa (eps 1-2)
Assistant producer:
Takashi Yokoi
Yūji Suzuki
Background Art:
Chieko Nezaki (eps 1-2)
Jun Okabe (ep 2)
Ken Arai (eps 1-2)
Kiyoshi Tsuchiya (eps 1-2)
Koji Iwamoto (eps 1-2)
Masaru Ohta (eps 1-2)
Masaru Satō (eps 1-2)
Shunichiro Yoshihara (eps 1-2)
Sohei Koizumi (ep 1)
Takuji Anai (eps 1-2)
Tatsuro Iseri (eps 1-2)
Yasutoshi Kondou (eps 1-2)
Yoshio Kajiwara (ep 2)
Yoshiyuki Koido (ep 1)
Color Coordination:
Aiko Kawasaki (ep 2)
Yukiko Itou (ep 1)
Color design: Yukiko Itou
Editing: Naoyuki Masaki
Finish Animation:
Kimi Hirabayashi (ep 1)
Mio Takahashi (ep 1)
Miwako Suzuki (ep 2)
Mutsuko Iwasaki (ep 2)
Ryōko Satō (eps 1-2)
Shinji Takai (ep 1)
Tomohiro Mizutsu (ep 2)
Tomomi Andō (eps 1-2)
In-Between Animation:
Akiko Funagoshi (ep 1)
Hiroaki Ikehara (eps 1-2)
Hiroki Okamoto (ep 1)
Ichirou Segawa (ep 2)
Kazue Yoshida (eps 1-2)
Kazuhiro Mima (ep 2)
Kentaro Tanaka (eps 1-2)
Masaki Nakaya (ep 2)
Masayuki Nishihara (ep 1)
Ryuichi Baba (ep 1)
Yūichirō Yamada (ep 2)
In-Between Check:
Kazumi Takaishi (ep 2)
Noriko Kitazawa (eps 1-2)
Production manager: Yuji Matsukura
Production producer: Michihisa Abe
Recording Adjustment: Hitoshi Yamada
Sound Effects: Junichi Sasaki
Special Effects: Gō Abe (ep 2)
Theme Song Performance: Kyoko Hikami (ED)
Takehito Koyasu as Kayin Amoh
Tomokazu Seki as Eiji Shinjo

Bin Shimada as Shô Shinjô
Daisuke Gouri as Gaia
Fumihiko Tachiki as Chaos
Kaneto Shiozawa as Duke B Rambert
Kyoko Hikami as Ellis
Michiko Neya as Tracy
Yumi Touma as Sofia

Ikuo Nishikawa as Fo Fai
Kikuko Inoue as Uranus
Shinpachi Tsuji as Rungo Iron
Yukimasa Kishino as Mondo
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Bihou, Inc.
Distributor: BMG Japan
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Finish Animation: E-cho (ep 2)
In-Between Animation: E-cho (ep 2)
Photography:
J.C. Staff (ep 1)
Studio Partner (ep 2)
Production Cooperation: J.C. Staff
Recording Studio: Studio Echo
Sound Effects: Anime Sound Production
Sound Production: Jinnan Studio
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: David Michael Tews
Translation: Neil Nadelman
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Adaptation: Michael Alben
ADR Prep: David Siegel
Dubbing Manager: Peter Bavaro
Dubbing Supervision: Anthony Salerno
DVD Coordination: Eric Thomann
Editing Assistant: David Melican
Electronic Graphics: Susan Gaynor
Online Editor: Robert O'Malley
Post-Production Supervision: Michael Alben
Production Coordination: Edward S. Whang
Recording engineer: Francis Fletcher
Hideo Seaver as Kayin Amoh
Ted Lewis as Eiji Shinjo

Alfred DeButler as Gaia
Apollo Smile as Tracy
Bill Timoney as Duke B. Rambert
Chris Yates as
Chaos
Sho
Debora Rabbai as Sofia
Greg Wolfe as Rungo Iron
Lisa Ortiz as Ellis

Carter Cathcart as Fo Fai
Emma Rayda as Uranus
Kim Carrell as Mondo
Terri Muuss as Chris
English companies
Broadcaster: Encore Action
Digital Download: Direct2Drive
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
DVD Menu Design: Fernando Music
DVD Premastering: Crush Digital Video
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Recording Studio: National Sound
Video Services: National Video Center
French cast
French staff
(none)
Emmanuel Curtil as Eiji Shinjo
Emmanuel Karsen as Kain Amoh

Bernard Bollet as Duke
Bernard Métraux as Langue
Eric Legrand as Sho
Laura Préjean as Tracy
Marc François as Kaos
Michel Vigné as Gaia
Valérie Siclay as Sophia

Christophe Lemoine as enfant
Jean-Louis Faure as Mondo
Jean-Marc Cuignet as journaliste
Laurence Crouzet as Uranus
French companies
Distributor: BMG Video

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