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Crusher Joe: The OVA's

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©1989 Takachiho & Studio Nue • Sunrise, Inc.

Alternative title:
クラッシャージョウ OVA (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Two missions for the crushers. In "The Ice Prison", Joe and his team are assigned to adjust the orbit of a prison located on an ice asteroid before it disintegrates as it falls onto the planet Kirius. The prison is filled with political prisoners contrary to the autocracy of Kirius consequently rising the suspicion of the crushers. In "The Final Weapon: Ash", the team is secretly hired directly by the president of the nation of Bandor to rescue an officer carrying a bomb capable of annihilating all living organisms of an entire planet.
User Ratings: 93 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Excellent: 10 votes (sub:8, raw:1, dub:1)
 Very good: 18 votes (sub:14, dub:4)
 Good: 34 votes (sub:23, dub:10, raw:1)
 Decent: 13 votes (sub:10, dub:3)
 So-so: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Not really good: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:1, raw:1)
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 168 users, rank: #4180 (of 9605)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.806 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.9798, rank: #4649 (of 9732)
Weighted mean: 6.908 (Good), rank: #4107 (of 9732) (seen all: 7.04 / seen some: 3.03 / won't finish: 0.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.978 (Good), rank: #3482 (of 7376)
Running time: one hour per episode
Number of episodes: 2
Episode titles: We have 2
Vintage: 1989-02-05 to 1989-06-05
Ending Theme:
"Innocent Dreamer" by Carlos Toshiki & Omega Tribe
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 1
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Crusher Joe - The Complete OVA Series (Blu-ray) 2020-08-25 (from $29.95)
DVD (Region 1)
    Crusher Joe - Two Disc Set (DVD) 2003-09-23 (from $59.00)
    Crusher Joe - The Complete OVA Series (DVD) 2017-09-26 (from $15.00)
    Crusher Joe: The OVAs [Sub] (LD) 1997-09-09

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Toshifumi Takizawa
Fuyunori Gobu (eps 1-2)
Storyboard: Toshifumi Takizawa (eps 1-2)
Episode Director: Yukihiro Shino (eps 1-2)
Music: Keiichi Oku
Original creator: Haruka Takachiho
Character Design: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Art Director: Tomoaki Okada
Animation Director:
Tomohiro Hirata (eps 1-2)
Mechanical design:
Kazutaka Miyatake (ep 2)
Shōji Kawamori (eps 1-2)
Yasushi Ishizu (ep 1)
Sound Director: Kōichi Chiba
Eiji Sashita (Sunrise)
Hiroshi Hirayama (VAP)

Assistant Animation Director:
Satoshi Isono (eps 1-2)
Takahiro Ōmori (ep 1)
Assistant Episode Director: Nana Harada (eps 1-2)
Harmony: Yūsuke Takeda (eps 1-2)
In-Between Check: Setsuko Takenouchi (eps 1-2)
Mechanical animation Director: Takahiro Ōmori (ep 2)
Umeo Ito (VAP)
Yasuo Shibue (Sunrise)
Recording Adjustment:
Akiyoshi Yoda (ep 1)
Kazumi Inamura (ep 2)
Setting Supervisor: Shigeru Morita
Sound Effects: Junichi Sasaki
Special Effects: Yuki Okumura

Iemasa Kayumi as Hume (ep 1)
Issei Futamata as Dongo
Kenji Utsumi as Mardo (ep 2)
Noriko Ohara as Ricky
Run Sasaki as Alfin
Yoshiko Sakakibara as Tanya (ep 2)
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Ghellstan (ep 1)

Akifumi Endô as Prisoner
Daisuke Gouri as Captain Bigelow (ep 1)
Hiroshi Hashimoto as
Prisoner (OAV 1)
Hiroyuki Suzuki as
Enlisted Man
Prisoner (OAV 1)
Ikuya Sawaki as Captain
Katsumi Suzuki as Officer
Keiko Yamaoka as Waitress
Kiyoyuki Yanada as Jimenes (ep 2)
Masaaki Tsukada as Barney (ep 1)
Masako Katsuki as Female Newscaster
Masashi Ebara as
Wheeler (ep 2)
Mikio Terashima as Elgarno (ep 2)
Minoru Inaba as Warden
Mitsuo Senda as Kabul
Naoki Makishima as Prisoner
Rodger D. Smith as Eyecatcher (OAV 1)
Shinya Ohtaki as Male Newscaster
Yasuo Muramatsu as Carlos
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Music: Kevin Turner
Translation: Shin Kurokawa
Executive producer: Robert J. Woodhead
Producer: Janice Hindle

Audio Engineer: Nick Stuteville
Communications: Billie Houle
Dialogue Mixer: Ron Abfalter
Duplications: B. J. Toney
DVD Producer: Michael Morton
DVD Production Assistant:
Nikki Miani
Steve Klem
DVD Production Manager: Scott Carlson
Effects Editor: Kevin Turner
Script Supervision: Brian Hinnant
SFX Designer: Skip Bowerman
Subtitling Director: Robert J. Woodhead
Voice Direction: Scott Houle
Dave Underwood as Talos
Juliet Cesario as Alfin
Michael Brady as Joe
Shaun O'Rourke as Ricky

Bill Nixon as Soldier
Bill Shank as Male Newscaster
David Arnold as Staff Officer
David Woods as Assistant
Jim Clark as Gabbuuru
Jim Leonard as Prisoner 4
Jordan Rhodes as Barney
Lanelle Markgraf as Announcer
Larry Tobias as Staff Officer
Lyndon Daverwood as Worker
Marc Matney as Pigaro
Mark Franklin as Prisoner 2
Mark McCoy as Prisoner 5
Michael S. Way as Ghellstan
Nat Burton as Worker
Pamela Weidner as Waitress
Patrick Humphrey as Captain
Rick Forrester as
Prisoner 1
Robert Hodge as Pilot
Ronnie Lamana as Prisoner 3
Sara Seidman as Female Newscaster
Scott Simpson as Reporter
Sean P. O'Connell as Prisoner 6
Sinda Nichols as Major Tanya (ep 2)
Steve Willkins as Prison Robot
Thomas Roday as Guard 2
Tony Schnur as Communications Officer
Tyson Harris as Guard

English companies
DVD Authoring: Cinepost
Licensed by:
AnimEigo (Expired)
Discotek Media (2016)
Recording Studio: Coastal Carolina Sound Studios

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