Battle Arena Toshinden (OAV)

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©1996 Takara Co., Ltd. 

Alternative title:
Tōshinden (Japanese) 
闘神伝 (Japanese) 
Genres: action , comedy , science fiction 
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: 267 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Excellent: 7 votes (dub:4, sub:3)
 Very good: 10 votes (dub:6, sub:4)
 Good: 25 votes (dub:16, sub:8, edit.dub:1)
 Decent: 59 votes (dub:41, sub:17, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
 So-so: 29 votes (dub:17, sub:11, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Not really good: 31 votes (dub:18, sub:13)
 Weak: 36 votes (dub:18, sub:15, ?:1, raw:1, edit.dub:1)
 Bad: 29 votes (dub:15, 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 621 users, rank: #1619 (of 6578)
Median rating: Not really good
Arithmetic mean: 4.326 (Not really good+), std. dev.: 2.3293, rank: #6316 (of 6580)
Weighted mean: 4.334 (Not really good+), rank: #6340 (of 6580) (seen all: 4.37 / seen some: 3.80 / won't finish: 3.12)
Bayesian estimate: 4.482 (Not really good+), rank: #4913 (of 4950)
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) 

Key Animation:
Akira Oguro (ep 2) 
Chuuichi Iguchi (ep 2) 
Fumihide Sai (ep 1) 
Hirofumi Masuda (ep 1) 
Hiroyuki Kanbe (ep 2) 
Hiroyuki Nishimura (ep 1) 
Hisashi Saito (ep 2) 
Junichi Takaoka (ep 2) 
Kazunori Iwakura (ep 1) 
Kazuto Nakazawa (eps 1-2) 
Keisuke Watabe (ep 2) 
Ken Ootsuka (ep 2) 
Kunio Katsuki (eps 1-2) 
Masahiro Yamane (ep 1) 
Masahito Yamashita (ep 2) 
Mitsuru Obunai (ep 2) 
Nao Tajima (ep 2) 
Satonobu Kikuchi (eps 1-2) 
Satoshi Ishino (ep 2) 
Soichiro Matsuda (ep 1) 
Tadashi Abiru (ep 1) 
Takahiro Tanaka (ep 1) 
Takao Takegami (ep 1) 
Takuya Inoue (ep 1) 
Takuya Suzuki (ep 2) 
Tatsuya Suzuki (ep 2) 
Toru Takahashi (eps 1-2) 
Yasuhisa Kato (ep 2) 
Yoshiaki Tsubata (ep 2) 
Yoshinobu Yamakawa (ep 1) 
Yukihiro Kitano (ep 2) 
Yukinori Umetsu (ep 1) 
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 cast
English staff
ADR Director: David Michael Tews 
Translation: Neil Nadelman 
Executive producer: John O'Donnell 
Producer: Stephanie Shalofsky 

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 Sho/Chaos 
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 staff
French cast
Emmanuel Curtil as Eiji Shinjo 
Emmanuel Karsen as Kain Amoh 

Bernard Bollet as Duke 
Bertrand Métraux as Runge 
Dorothée Pousseo as Elise 
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

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