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Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Curse of the Undead Yoma
Yōma (Japanese)
Yoma - Curse of the Undead
Yoma les ténèbres (French)
Yoma, La Stirpe Delle Tenebre (Italian)
Йома: посланцы царства тьмы (Russian)
妖魔 (Japanese)
요마 (Korean)
Themes: ninja
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: A terrible war has ravaged the land, and now, fueled by the blood of numerous fallen warriors, the Yoma, demons from hell, emerge once more. A skilled ninja seeks to end the bloodshed these demons inflict upon humanity, but to do this he must fight against his undead former best friend and fellow ninja who was killed in battle and has been resurrected to serve the Yoma.
User Ratings: 263 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:2)
 Excellent: 11 votes (sub:6, dub:5)
 Very good: 41 votes (sub:26, dub:12, ?:1, others:2
1 German subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Good: 55 votes (dub:29, sub:24, ?:2)
 Decent: 59 votes (sub:31, dub:25, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 So-so: 37 votes (sub:18, dub:15, ?:3, raw:1)
 Not really good: 23 votes (sub:13, dub:9, raw:1)
 Weak: 15 votes (dub:10, sub:3, others:2
1 French dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Bad: 8 votes (dub:5, sub:2, raw:1)
 Awful: 7 votes (dub:5, raw:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:1, dub:1, ?:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 616 users, rank: #1800 (of 9103)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.897 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.0021, rank: #7139 (of 9210)
Weighted mean: 5.835 (Decent), rank: #7280 (of 9210) (seen all: 5.89 / seen some: 4.84 / won't finish: 1.89)
Bayesian estimate: 5.913 (Decent), rank: #6238 (of 6950)
Number of episodes: 2
Episode titles: We have 2
1989-05-01 to 1989-06-01
1998-12-23 (France)
Ending Theme:
"Ashita e no Prologue" (未来へのプロローグ; "Prologue for Tomorrow") by Midori Karashima
Insert song:
"Yōma Kazoe Uta" (妖魔数え唄) by Midori Karashima
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DVD (Region 1)
    Blood Reign / Kimera [Double Pack] (DVD) 2007-10-09 (from $44.95)
    Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma (DVD) 2001-01-30 (from $89.99)
    Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma [Essential Anime Collection] (DVD) 2004-03-16 (from $95.35)
    Ninja Resurrection / Blood Reign [Double Pack] (DVD) 2009-05-12
    Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma (Dub.VHS) 1998-06-30 (from $16.00)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Takashi Anno
Script: Shou Aikawa
Original Manga: Kei Kusunoki
Character Design: Matsuri Okuda
Animation Director: Matsuri Okuda
Sound Director:
Jun Watanabe (Assistant)
Noriyoshi Matsuura
Director of Photography: Takashi Azuhata
Executive producer:
Haruo Sai
Masaki Sawanobori
Eiji Abe (Assistant)
Nagateru Kato

Advertising Producer: Yuri Shibayama
Assistant Animation Director: Atsuo Tobe (ep 2)
Background Art:
Chisato Sunagawa (ep 1)
Hisae Oomiya (ep 1)
Katsuki Takao (ep 1)
Katsutoshi Yui (ep 1)
Keiko Nomura (eps 1-2)
Manami Matsumoto (eps 1-2)
Michiyo Kawano (ep 2)
Michiyo Matsuda (ep 1)
Noriko Hataoka (eps 1-2)
Sumiko Aihara (eps 1-2)
Yasuyuki Inaba (eps 1-2)
Color Check: Manami Doi
Color design: Kumiko Yusa
Color setting: Manami Doi
Finish Animation:
Emiko Ishii (eps 1-2)
Fumiko Nakamura (eps 1-2)
Hideaki Ishikawa (eps 1-2)
Hidemi Wada (eps 1-2)
Izumi Maeno (eps 1-2)
Kazu Takeuchi (ep 2)
Mari Higashihara (ep 1)
Mieko Maruyama (eps 1-2)
Ryuuta Nishimura (ep 1)
Satoko Shiho (eps 1-2)
Sayuri Tanabe (eps 1-2)
Shinji Takai (ep 2)
Takahiro Fukuda (ep 2)
Finish Check:
Kazu Takeuchi (ep 1)
Shinji Takai (ep 1)
In-Between Animation:
Hiroki Okamoto (eps 1-2)
Hiroki Ozawa (ep 1)
Hiroyuki Nozue (ep 1)
Kazuya Saitō (ep 2)
Kumi Daiho (ep 1)
Masahiro Okamura (eps 1-2)
Miwako Makino (eps 1-2)
Nobuko Hagino (eps 1-2)
Ryoichi Oki (eps 1-2)
Satoshi Shishido (ep 2)
Shigekazu Momiyama (ep 1)
Shūji Kokubu (ep 1)
Susumu Makiura (eps 1-2)
Takashi Wada (ep 1)
Toshihiro Kikuchi (ep 2)
In-Between Check:
Satoshi Shishido (ep 1)
Takashi Wada (ep 2)
Toshihiro Kikuchi (ep 1)
Insert Song Arrangement: Hiroya Watanabe
Insert Song Composition: Midori Karashima
Insert Song Lyrics: Kei Kusunoki
Insert Song Performance: Midori Karashima
Music producer:
Hidetoshi Shigematsu (King Records)
Keiko Akiyama (King Records)
Tatsuo Oba (Tōhō Music Publishing)
Akihiko Takahashi (Studio Boston; eps 1-2)
Fumio Ogawara (Studio Boston; eps 1-2)
Housaku Miura (Studio Boston; ep 2)
Katsuyuki Ohtaki (Studio Boston; eps 1-2)
Masaaki Kumagai (Falcon Inc.; ep 1)
Satoru Isobe (Falcon Inc.; ep 1)
Tadashi Hosono (Falcon Inc.; ep 1)
Production Advancement:
Hiroaki Harayama (ep 1)
Shūichi Nakatsuka (eps 1-2)
Production Desk: Kazuhiko Ikeguchi (eps 1-2)
Production Desk Assistant: Megumi Yamada (ep 1)
Production manager: Yoko Muraoka
Publicity: Machiu Hattori
Publicity Supervisor:
Chieko Yui
Natsuko Satō
Recording engineer: Minoru Asami (King Records)
Sound Effects: Katsumi Itō
Special Effects: Gō Abe
Studio Management:
Osamu Isomura
Ryoichi Yamada
Theme Song Arrangement: Hiroya Watanabe (ED)
Theme Song Composition: Midori Karashima (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Midori Karashima (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Midori Karashima (ED)
Kenyuu Horiuchi as Hikage

Hiromi Tsuru as Aya #1
Kaneto Shiozawa as Marou
Miina Tominaga as Aya #2

Banjou Ginga as Brawny Koga (ep 2)
Eiji Maruyama as Old Bonze
Hideyuki Tanaka as Kazami
Jūrōta Kosugi as
Majuumi no Miko (ep 2)
Shiranui (ep 2)
Kazumi Tanaka as Chain-Wielding Koga (ep 2)
Kōzō Shioya as Shiratsuyu
Michitaka Kobayashi as Hunter A (ep 1)
Miki Itō as Woman (ep 2)
Motomu Kiyokawa as Narrator
Shinya Ohtaki as Hunter B (ep 1)
Yuko Mizutani as Kotone
Yusaka Yara as Higezura
Japanese companies
Background Art:
Studio Aqua (ep 2)
Studio Jack (eps 1-2)
Studio WHO (ep 2)
Film Processing: Tokyo Laboratory
Finish Animation: FAI
In-Between Animation: FAI
Falcon, Inc. (ep 1)
Studio Boston (eps 1-2)
J.C. Staff
Recording Studio: Seion Studio
Sound Production: Gen
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Gary Dehan
ADR Script: Gary Dehan
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams (Essential Anime Collection)
Sharon Papa
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Producer: David Williams
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Packaging Design:
Andy Orjuela (VHS, DVDs)
Larry Koteff (DVD)
Christopher Pryce as Hikage

Catherine Glynn as Aya (ep 1)
Charles Campbell as Marou (2nd Demon Form)
Dick Reiss as Marou (1st Demon Form)
Jessica Robertson as Aya (ep 2)
Jon Geiger as Marou

Adam Dudley as
Chunin (ep 1)
Majumi no Miko (ep 2)
Barry Miller as Old Priest (ep 1)
Bill Wise as Shiratsuyu
Cara Biggs as Kotone
Charles Campbell as Yōma (ep 1)
David Arnsberger as
Gary Dehan as Villager 5 (ep 1)
James Elliott as Oinin 2/Voice (ep 1)
Lane West as Woman
Larry Goode as Villager 1 (ep 1)
Mark Lanteigne as Villager 4 (ep 1)
Mark O'Brien as Narrator
Mary Lang as
Ito (ep 1)
Mai (butterfly yōma; ep 2)
Matt Helm as Villager 2 (ep 1)
Robert Ashker Kraft as
Kouga 2 (ep 2)
Oinin 1 (ep 1)
Steve Sanders as
Shingen Takeda (ep 1)
Yoki (tree yōma; ep 2)
Tom Bartling as Villager 3 (ep 1)

English companies
Broadcaster: Encore Action
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
French staff
French cast
Olivier Cuvelier as Hikage

André Pauwels as
Seigneur Mitsui
Daniel Nicodème as Valet Ninja Takeda
Sabrina Leurquin as Aya (OAV 2)

André Pauwels as Le vieillard/araignée géante
Daniel Nicodème as homme du village
Véronique Biefnot as
la femme qui pleure (OAV 2)
La femme sans coeur

French companies
AB 1 (from April 2001)
Frissons TV (Canada)
Mangas (1998-12-23)
Distributor: KAZÉ
Dubbing: Made In Europe
German staff
German companies
OVA Films
German cast
Russian staff
Russian companies
Distributor: MC Entertainment
Russian cast

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