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Shadow (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Hyper Shinobi Animation: Shadow (Japanese)
影Shadow (Japanese)
Genres: action, erotica
Themes: historical
Objectionable content: Pornography
Plot Summary: It is the peacful Edo period in Japan, and ninjas are hardly needed anymore. Karyu, a particularly skilled ninja, is forced to do work as a hired killer. She is asked to kill a merchant, but when she gets there, she finds that his servant is actually a ninja, who is just as skilled as Karyu. Her name is Uzume. Karyu and Uzume then compete against eachother in a bloody battle for superiority.
User Ratings: 76 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:7)
 Excellent: 10 votes (sub:10)
 Very good: 17 votes (sub:16, raw:1)
 Good: 18 votes (sub:16, raw:1, dub:1)
 Decent: 10 votes (sub:8, ?:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:3, raw:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 1 vote (dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 162 users, rank: #4233 (of 9559)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.987 (Good), std. dev.: 2.0806, rank: #4003 (of 9697)
Weighted mean: 6.982 (Good), rank: #3794 (of 9697) (seen all: 7.26 / seen some: 6.65 / won't finish: 4.26)
Bayesian estimate: 7.060 (Good), rank: #3112 (of 7284)
Running time: Half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Episode titles: We have 4
Vintage: 2004-03-26
Release dates: We have 4
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Yasuhito Kikuchi
Director: Masashi Abe
Storyboard: Eiji Yamanaka
Character Design: Shinya Takahashi
Art Director: Satoru Kuwabara
Animation Director:
Keiji Tani (ep 3)
Shinya Takahashi (eps 1, 4)
Toshimitsu Kobayashi (ep 2)
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda
Director of Photography: Hideo Okazaki
Executive producer:
Fumio Sebata (Adness)
Kazufumi Nomura (A.P.P.P.)
Mikihiko Hirata (Churoku Service)
Yasushi Hakozaki (Japan Home Video)
Kazufumi Nomura (A.P.P.P.)
Makoto Seya (Japan Home Video)
Yoshirō Tsukamoto (Panorama Communications)

Color Coordination: Mieko Seki
Color design: Mieko Seki
Editing: Shigenari Nishi
In-Between Animation:
Akiko Furuichi (ep 1)
Kazutoshi Sakunaka (ep 1)
Keitarou Yasui (ep 1)
Naotaka Kunihiro (ep 1)
Tomoe Sagara (ep 1)
In-Between Check: Yasumi Tanaka (ep 1)
Mastering: Mark Behm
Remixing: Mark Behm
Soundtrack Co-Producer: Terri D'Ambrosio
Stage Design: Shinnosuke Harada
Mari Adachi as Uzume
Rio Natsuki as Karyū

Hiroka Nishizawa as Kikka
Jūrōta Kosugi as Gisuke
Mika Doi as Aoi
Ritsuo Sawa as Magoroku
Sakura Tachibana as Kinoto
Seizo Katou as Jūzō Hattori

Daisuke Gouri as Outsider Daimyō (ep 1)
Eiji Hanawa as Merchant (ep 2)
Hideaki Baba as Bugyō (ep 2)
Hitoshi Bifu as Ninja (ep 4)
Keizō Ōishi as Kugutsu (ep 3)
Kōsuke Meguro as Kōrin (ep 2)
Masashi Hirose as
Rihei Daikokuya (eps 2-3)
Westerner (ep 3)
Masayuki Tanaka as Merchant (ep 1)
Mika Doi as Saki (ep 1)
Nobuaki Fukuda as Kidō (ep 4)
Rei Igarashi as Hyakki (ep 3)
Shiho Kawaragi as Karyū (young)
Shio Satou as Shura (ep 3)
Tsuyoshi Koyama as Chen (ep 3)
Yōichi Nishijima as
Fisherman (ep 2)
Jaki (ep 3)
Yoshinori Sonobe as Ninja (ep 4)
Youto Kazama as Shopowner (ep 1)
Japanese companies
Background Art: Sung San Production
Color Check: AMGA
Creation: APPP
Distributor: Japan Home Video
In-Between Animation: Sung San Production
Mastering: MarcoCo. Studios
Photography: AMGA
Recording: MarcoCo. Studios
Sound Effects: Swara Pro
Sound Production: Arts Production
English staff
English companies
Licensed by:
Super Techno Arts (Unreleased; Expired)
English cast

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