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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: 72 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 8 votes (sub:8)
 Excellent: 9 votes (sub:9)
 Very good: 17 votes (sub:16, raw:1)
 Good: 15 votes (sub:13, dub:1, raw:1)
 Decent: 9 votes (sub:7, ?: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 158 users, rank: #4077 (of 9103)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.014 (Good), std. dev.: 2.1505, rank: #3358 (of 9210)
Weighted mean: 6.992 (Good), rank: #3486 (of 9210) (seen all: 7.29 / seen some: 6.65 / won't finish: 4.26)
Bayesian estimate: 7.068 (Good), rank: #2859 (of 6952)
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
Character Design: Shinya Takahashi
Animation Director:
Keiji Tani (ep 3)
Shinya Takahashi (eps 1, 4)
Toshimitsu Kobayashi (ep 2)
Sound Director: Yasunori Honda

Key Animation: Yuu Yamashita (ep 4)
Mastering: Mark Behm
Remixing: Mark Behm
Soundtrack Co-Producer: Terri D'Ambrosio
Mari Adachi as Uzume
Rio Natsuki as Karyuu

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

Daisuke Gouri as Outsider Daimyo (ep 1)
Eiji Hanawa as Merchant (ep 2)
Hideaki Baba as Bugyou (ep 2)
Hitoshi Bifu as Ninja (ep 4)
Keizō Ōishi as Kugutsu (ep 3)
Kōsuke Meguro as Kourin (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 Kidou (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)
Yoshinori Sonobe as Ninja (ep 4)
Youichi Nishijima as
Fisherman (ep 2)
Jaki (ep 3)
Youto Kazama as Shopowner (ep 1)
Japanese companies
Creation: APPP
Mastering: MarcoCo. Studios
Recording: MarcoCo. Studios
English staff
English companies
Licensed by:
Super Techno Arts (Unreleased; Expired)
English cast

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