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Blue Sonnet (OAV)

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©1989 MASAHIRO SHIBATA/HAKUSENSHA/MUSHI PRO./NTVM CORPORATION.


Alternative title:
Akai Kiba Blue Sonnet (Japanese)
Red Fang Blue Sonnet
紅い牙 ブルーソネット (Japanese)
Themes: cyborg, espers
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Sonnet is a cyborg/esper from a harsh background and now trained to be the ultimate warrior and most powerful weapon in the world. She is sent to Japan to watch Komatsuzaki Lan, who is thought to be controlled by the rage of the esper Akai Kiba (Crimson Fang). Lan is a quiet girl who knows she's different from everybody else and starts to show signs of Crimson Fang after comming into contact with Sonnet. In the course of fighting with Lan, Sonnet starts to rediscover her humanity. At the same time Lan has to fight to reatin her humanity and control the Crimson Fang.
User Ratings: 52 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Very good: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:1, raw:1)
 Good: 17 votes (sub:15, dub:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Decent: 12 votes (sub:10, dub:2)
 So-so: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Not really good: 5 votes (sub:3, edit.dub:1, dub:1)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 129 users, rank: #4374 (of 8933)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.019 (Decent), std. dev.: 1.8344, rank: #6580 (of 9046)
Weighted mean: 5.989 (Decent), rank: #6794 (of 9046) (seen all: 6.02 / seen some: 5.52)
Bayesian estimate: 6.289 (Decent+), rank: #5407 (of 6816)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 5
Episode titles: We have 5
Vintage: 1989-07-16 to 1990-06-25
Opening Theme:
"What Is Love" by Go!
Ending Theme:
"Angel" by Go!
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LaserDisc
    Blue Sonnet [Sub] (LD 1) 1995-09-20
    Blue Sonnet [Sub] (LD 2) 1995-12-13

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takeyuki Kanda
Storyboard: Yūichirō Yokoyama
Episode Director:
Katsumi Takasuka (ep 1)
Yukihiro Shino (eps 2-5)
Music: GO!
Original Manga: Masahiro Shibata
Character Design:
Asashi Abe (eps 3-5)
Katsuichi Nakayama (eps 1-2)
Art Director:
Naoshi Yokose (eps 1-3)
Toshikazu Ishiwata (eps 4-5)
Animation Director:
Hisashi Abe (eps 2-5)
Katsuichi Nakayama (ep 1)
Mechanical design: Masahito Yamashita (ep 1)
Sound Director: Susumu Aketagawa
Director of Photography: Masaaki Fujita
Executive producer:
Atsushi Kitamura
Norio Yamakawa
Color Coordination:
Tatsunori Nishimura (ep 2)
Yoko Wakana (ep 1)
Yoshie Murakami (ep 3)
Yuko Takarada (eps 4-5)
Literature Manager: Takahiro Okao
Music Director: Susumu Aketagawa
Photography:
Hideo Suzuki (eps 1-5)
Hiroshi Isakawa (eps 1-5)
Kazunori Suzuki (eps 1-5)
Norihide Kubota (eps 1-4)
Toshiaki Yamaguchi (eps 1-5)
Production manager: Hiroshi Tabata
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Hiromi Tsuru as Sonnet Barge
Waka Kanda as
Lan Komatsuzaki
Ran 

Emi Shinohara as Yuri Onagara
Ichirō Nagai as
Dr. Josef Merekes
Dr. Merekes 
Kōzō Shioya as Tsunaga
Masashi Hironaka as Shūichi "Bird" Torigai
Nozomu Sasaki as
Wataru 
Wataru Komatsuzaki
Rei Sakuma as Naru Haibara (eps 1-2)
Tesshō Genda as Jin Kiryu

Atsushi Kitajima as
Student B (ep 1)
Talon Guard (ep 4)
Hideyuki Umezu as Talon Researcher (ep 4)
Hirohiko Kakegawa as
Pilot (ep 2)
Talon Squad Leader (ep 4)
Hiroyuki Satou as
Student A (ep 1)
Talon Doctor (ep 4)
Issei Futamata as
Announcer (ep 3)
Ina
Jun-ichi Kanemaru as Boy Student (ep 2)
Kaori Yokoyama as Schoolgirl (ep 2)
Kazumi Tanaka as Kōji Kubo (ep 1)
Kimie Hantani as Nurse (ep 2)
Kōichi Kitamura as Mikura
Kouji Totani as Biker Boss (ep 2)
Mari Yokoo as
Kyōko Sodeki (ep 4)
Kyouko (ep 4) 
Masaharu Satō as Dr. Onagara (ep 3)
Masato Hirano as Guard A (ep 5)
Michitaka Kobayashi as Muraki (ep 2)
Miyoko Asou as Dr. Kaburagi (ep 4)
Nobuo Tobita as
Daisuke Kijima
Kishima 
Rei Sakuma as Naru 
Seiko Nakano as Okano (ep 4)
Seizo Katou as Ancient Elder (ep 5)
Taro Arakawa as Kataoka (ep 3)
Toshiharu Sakurai as Boy Student (ep 2)
Yuka Ohno as
Nurse Tsuji (ep 2)
Scientist (ep 1)
Yukari Takayama as Schoolgirl (ep 2)
Yukimasa Kishino as
Detective (ep 2)
Guard B (ep 5)
Race Announcer (ep 1)
Yukitoshi Hori as Tank Commander (ep 5)
Yuko Minaguchi as
Yumi 
Yumi Onagara (ep 3)

Japanese companies
Animation Production:
Mushi Production
Random (eps 1-2)
Film Developing: Imagica
In-Between Animation: K-Production
Production Assistance: Tokyo Produce Office
Recording Studio: Aoi Studio
Sound Production: Magic Capsule
English staff
English cast
Executive producer:
John O'Donnell
Laurence Guinness (Manga UK dub)
Rewrite: Jay Parks
Toni Barry as Ran

Garrick Hagon as Dr. Melikus

Elly Fairman as
Naru
Yumi
English companies
Distributor:
Image Entertainment (LaserDisc)
Manga Entertainment
U.S. Manga Corps (License Expired)
Licensed by: Central Park Media (License Expired)
Subtitles: Studio Nemo
French staff
French companies
(none)
Distributor: Pathé
French cast
(none)

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