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Dark Warrior (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Makyū Senjō (Japanese)
魔宮戦場 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: When computer genius Joe Takami hacks into a top secret computer system in search of information on a mysterious girl, he gets much more than he bargained for. Now, after uncovering evidence of a secret government experiment, he's running for his life, and everyone, including his best friend and his personal computer, has turned against him. As a ruthless team of high-tech ninja follows his trail, Joe must depend upon the unpredictable powers that lie within him in order to survive. Can he find a way to evade the government assassins before they terminate the human genetic experiment named Joe Takami.
Running time: 50 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Episode titles: We have 2
Vintage: 1991-03-22
Release dates: We have 2
Released in Japan as a single episode OVA, with Makyū Senjō 2 as its sequel, but both licensees in US and UK regarded the sequel as a second episode.
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    Dark Warrior - First Strike (Dub.VHS 1) 1998-11-11
    Makyu Senjo [Manga UK] (Dub.VHS 1) 1997-01-13
    Dark Warrior - First Strike (Sub.VHS 1) 1998-11-11

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Masahisa Ishida
Screenplay: Yū Yamamoto
Original author: Sho Takeshima
Character Design: Kenichi Ōnuki
Art Director: Ken Tokushige
Animation Director: Kenichi Ōnuki
Mechanical design: Osamu Tsuruyama
Sound Director: Hiroshi Yamazaki
Director of Photography: Tsutomu Kaneko
Editing: Yoshiaki Aihara
Sound Effects: Yutaka Inoue
Kazuki Yao as Joe Takagami

Arisa Andou as Rosa
Norio Wakamoto as David Rockford
Tetsuo Mizutori as Rudy Bochwitz
Yuri Amano as Judy

Ken Yamaguchi as Man A
Kotono Mitsuishi as Pamela
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Man B
Ryo Utsuki as Policeman
Japanese companies
Finish Animation: Yaegrina Production
In-Between Animation: Shin Animation
Sung Woo Pro
Daiei Co. Ltd.
Recording Studio: Tokyo TV Center
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Tristan MacAvery
Dubbing Director: Tristan MacAvery 
Art Director:
Laura Gadbois (Dubbed VHS)
Lorraine Reyes (Subbed VHS)
Translation: Ichiro Arakaki
Executive producer: John Ledford
Matt Greenfield (Subbed VHS)
Tristan MacAvery

Audio Mixing: Paul Killam
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Packaging Design:
Douglas Smith (Subbed VHS)
Theodore T. Horrocks (Dubbed VHS)
Production Coordination: Janice Williams
Recording engineer: Jayson Carr
Sound Design: Paul Killam
Brett Weaver as Joe Takagami
Eric Flynn as Joe Takagami (Manga UK dub)

Bryan Bounds as Lloyd
Jeff Harding as Lloyd (Manga UK dub)
Stacy Jefferson as Rosa (Manga UK dub)
Tiffany Grant as Rosa

David Bell as Battle Being
Doug Smith as
Elly Fairman as Imme (Manga UK dub)
Greg Stanley as Battle Being
Guil Lunde as
Chat Show Host
Jessica Calvello as
Female vicitim
Rob Mungle as Rudy
Toni Navarre as Announcer
Tristan MacAvery as Computer Voice

Bill Roberts (Manga UK dub)
James Terry (Manga UK dub)
Joanna MacInnes (Manga UK dub)
John Jay (Manga UK dub)
John Jay Fitzgerald (Manga UK dub)
Jonathan Keeble (Manga UK dub)
Roger May (Manga UK dub)
English companies
Distributor: Manga Entertainment (Manga UK dub)
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Recording Studio: Industrial Smoke & Mirrors

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