Battle Arena Toshinden (OAV)

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©1996 Takara Co., Ltd.

Alternative title:
Tōshinden (Japanese)
闘神伝 (Japanese)
Themes: swordplay
Objectionable content: Significant
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: 272 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Excellent: 9 votes (dub:6, sub:3)
 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: 30 votes (dub:17, sub:12, 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 630 users, rank: #1680 (of 7354)
Median rating: Not really good
Arithmetic mean: 4.331 (Not really good+), std. dev.: 2.3391, rank: #7078 (of 7375)
Weighted mean: 4.319 (Not really good+), rank: #7096 (of 7375) (seen all: 4.36 / seen some: 3.74 / won't finish: 3.15)
Bayesian estimate: 4.464 (Not really good+), rank: #5522 (of 5559)
Running time: 29 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 2
Vintage: 1996
Opening Theme:
"Makenaide Fly Away" by Hikami Kyoko
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 (DVD) 2003-07-08

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masami Obari
Masami Obari (ep 1)
Michio Fukuda (ep 2)
Episode Director:
Hitoyuki Matsui (ep 2)
Masami Obari (ep 1)
Music: Shina Kensuke
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)

Theme Song Performance: Kyoko Hikami (ED)
Takehito Koyasu as Kayin Amoh
Tomokazu Seki as Eiji Shinjo

Kikuko Inoue as Uranus
Kyoko Hikami as Ellis

Bin Shimada as Shô Shinjô
Daisuke Gouri as Gaia
Fumihiko Tachiki as Chaos
Ikuo Nishikawa as Hoo Fai
Kaneto Shiozawa as Duke B Rambert
Michiko Neya as Tracy
Shinpachi Tsuji as Rungo Iron
Yukimasa Kishino as Mondo
Yumi Touma as Sofia
Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Bihou, Inc.
Distributor: BMG Japan
J.C. Staff
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
Carter Cathcart as Fo Fai
Chris Yates as
Debora Rabbai as Sofia
Emma Rayda as Uranus
Greg Wolfe as Rungo Iron
Lisa Ortiz as Ellis

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
Emmanuel Curtil as Eiji Shinjo
Emmanuel Karsen as Kain Amoh

Bernard Bollet as Duke
Eric Legrand as Sho
Laura Préjean as Tracy
Laurence Crouzet as Uranus
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
French companies
Distributor: BMG Video

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