Photon: The Idiot Adventures (OAV)

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©2000 AIC - Photon Project


Alternative title:
フォトン (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Photon Earth is a young and gentle boy with superhuman strength and バカ ("Baka," meaning "idiot" in Japanese) scribbled on his forehead (apparently by his troublemaking friend Aun Freya). One day, he finds himself engaged to the beautiful fugitive pilot Keyne Acqua after writing "baka" on her forehead. And that's the least of his worries as he must protect both Aun and Keyne from the evil Papacharino, who seeks to steal the secrets of "Aho" energy from Keyne's grandfather's ship.
User Ratings: 411 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 20 votes (sub:18, dub:2)
 Excellent: 65 votes (sub:47, dub:16, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
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 Very good: 110 votes (sub:75, dub:30, raw:1, others:4
2 French subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
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 Good: 99 votes (sub:72, dub:22, others:5
2 German subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
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 Decent: 64 votes (sub:43, dub:15, ?:4, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish edited dub
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 So-so: 17 votes (sub:12, dub:5)
 Not really good: 10 votes (sub:7, dub:3)
 Weak: 12 votes (dub:7, sub:4, ?:1)
 Bad: 8 votes (dub:4, sub:4)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 798 users, rank: #1463 (of 8787)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.110 (Good), std. dev.: 1.8549, rank: #2936 (of 8909)
Weighted mean: 7.035 (Good), rank: #3021 (of 8909) (seen all: 7.16 / seen some: 5.55 / won't finish: 3.50)
Bayesian estimate: 7.048 (Good), rank: #2830 (of 6771)
Running time: 45 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 6
Episode titles: We have 6
Vintage: 1997-11-21 to 1999-02-18
Release dates: We have 7
Ending Theme:
"Pinch!" by Yui Horie
Links: We have 2
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DVD (Region 0)
    Photon: The Idiot Adventures (DVD) 2000-11-07 (from $11.42)
    Photon: The Idiot Adventures [Anime 102 Edition] (DVD) 2004-01-27 (from $11.98)
DVD (Region 1)
    Anime 101 - 12 Pack (DVD) 2004-12-21 (from $239.98)
    Photon: The Idiot Adventures (DVD) 2017-12-26 (from $14.96)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Koji Masunari
Series Composition: Yousuke Kuroda
Screenplay:
Katsumi Hasegawa (eps 3, 5)
Yousuke Kuroda (eps 1-2, 4, 6)
Storyboard:
Koji Masunari (eps 1, 3-4, 6)
Satoshi Saga (eps 2, 5)
Episode Director:
Kaoru Suzuki (ep 6)
Keitaro Motonaga (ep 1)
Koji Masunari (eps 4, 6)
Makoto Fuchigami (ep 5)
Satoshi Saga (ep 2)
Yasuhiro Geshi (ep 6)
Yasuhiro Minami (ep 3)
Original creator: Masaki Kajishima
Original Character Design: Masaki Kajishima
Character Design: Shinya Takahashi
Art Director: Toshihisa Koyama
Chief Animation Director: Shinya Takahashi
Animation Director:
Genichi Murakami (ep 5)
Hideki Takahashi (ep 3)
Hiroyoshi Iida (ep 5)
Hisama Kinoshita (ep 2)
Kōichi Hashimoto (ep 2)
Koji Watanabe (eps 1, 4, 6)
Kouji Matsuyama (ep 6)
Kyuma Oshita (ep 2)
Minoru Yamazawa (ep 3)
Satoru Minowa (ep 6)
Shinya Takahashi (eps 1, 4, 6)
Yūji Ikeda (ep 3)
Yūji Yanase (ep 3)
Sound Director: Kazuya Tanaka
Assistant Art Director: Hachidai Takayama
Assistant producer: Yuuichiro Takahata
Casting Cooperation: Makoto Matsuda (Nelke Planning)
Color Coordination:
Eri Suzuki (eps 4, 6)
Keiko Goto (ep 3)
Naoko Kodama (eps 2, 5)
Takuya Kawami (eps 1, 6)
Yuuka Suzuki (ep 6)
Color setting: Takuya Kawami
Concept: Yousuke Kuroda
Design: Koji Watanabe
Finish Animation:
Aiko Hirao (ep 2)
Akiko Kono (eps 4, 6)
Aya Ouchi (eps 1, 6)
Ayako Saitō (ep 5)
Ayami Minowa (eps 4, 6)
Chieko Hibi (ep 6)
Emiko Kimura (eps 1, 4, 6)
Eri Suzuki (ep 1)
Keiko Adachi (ep 6)
Koji Kitamura (eps 4, 6)
Mineyo Oonishi (ep 6)
Naoko Satō (eps 1, 4, 6)
Naomi Endou (eps 1, 6)
Noriko Abe (eps 1, 4, 6)
Nozomi Shitara (ep 1)
Sakiko Ito (ep 6)
Takeshi Satou (ep 6)
Terumi Ito (ep 6)
Tetsuharu Eguchi (ep 6)
Yuuka Suzuki (ep 4)
In-Between Animation:
Akihiro Kurosaki (eps 4, 6)
Ayako Takai (eps 4, 6)
Chie Asai (eps 1, 4, 6)
Chizuko Kusakabe (ep 1)
Hajime Maeda (ep 3)
Hideki Takahara (eps 2, 5)
Hiroko Tezuka (ep 2)
Kei Oikawa (ep 1)
Koji Kawasaki (ep 2)
Kumi Nakajou (ep 5)
Kumiko Sakai (ep 3)
Masako Sakano (ep 2)
Masayuki Ozaki (eps 2, 5)
Namie Akiba (eps 1, 4, 6)
Naoto Hosoda (ep 4)
Nobuhiko Genma (ep 1)
Noritoshi Yoshizawa (ep 3)
Osamu Sakata (ep 6)
Satomi Tanaka (ep 3)
Shuichi Hara (ep 6)
Takanori Suzuki (eps 4, 6)
Yasuhide Yoshida (ep 2)
Yoshiko Terada (ep 3)
Yoshio Katayama (eps 1, 4)
Yukari Umebayashi (eps 2, 5)
Yumiko Iwasaki (ep 3)
In-Between Check:
Hiroto Fukunaga (ep 5)
Keiko Imasato (eps 1, 4, 6)
Misa Watanabe (eps 2, 5)
Sayuri Tsuruyama (ep 2)
Yukako Tsuzuki (ep 3)
Key Animation:
Akihiko Mamashita (ep 5)
Akira Kano (eps 1, 4)
Atsushi Okuda (ep 1)
Chizuko Kusakabe (ep 6)
Genichi Murakami (eps 2, 5)
Hajime Yoshida (ep 6)
Haruo Ogawara (eps 1, 4)
Hideaki Shimada (ep 6)
Hideki Hashimoto (ep 6)
Hideki Kakita (ep 6)
Hidenori Matsubara (ep 4)
Hirofumi Suzuki (eps 1, 4)
Hirokazu Karai (ep 6)
Hiroki Abe (ep 5)
Hiroto Tanaka (ep 1)
Hiroyoshi Iida (ep 5)
Hiroyoshi Ohkawa (ep 6)
Hiroyuki Horiuchi (ep 1)
Hiroyuki Shimizu (eps 2, 5)
Hiroyuki Uchida (ep 6)
Hitoshi Haga (ep 2)
Jiro Kanai (ep 4)
Katsuzo Hirata (ep 1)
Kazuhiro Koyama (eps 1, 6)
Kazuto Nakazawa (ep 1)
Keiichi Ishikura (eps 1, 4)
Keisuke Watabe (ep 1)
Kōichi Taguchi (ep 2)
Koichi Tsuchida (ep 5)
Koji Watanabe (ep 1)
Koudai Iwata (eps 1, 4, 6)
Kozo Masanobu (ep 6)
Kumi Nakajou (ep 5)
Kunihiro Abe (eps 1, 6)
Kyuma Oshita (eps 2, 5)
Masahiko Kubo (eps 1, 4, 6)
Masahiro Sekiguchi (ep 2)
Masahiro Sekino (ep 4)
Masanori Kiryû (ep 1)
Masaya Tanaka (ep 1)
Michio Ito (ep 1)
Michiyo Suzuki (ep 4)
Misao Abe (eps 1, 4, 6)
Mitsuru Obunai (eps 1, 4)
Naoki Yamauchi (eps 2, 5)
Naoto Hosoda (ep 6)
Noboru Jitsuhara (ep 6)
Nobuhiko Genma (ep 6)
Osamu Kamijō (ep 5)
Ryuji Tsuzuku (ep 3)
Seizo Toma (ep 2)
Shigenobu Nagasaki (eps 2, 5)
Shiho Takeuchi (eps 1, 4)
Shinji Hashimoto (ep 2)
Shinji Tanaka (ep 6)
Shinya Takahashi (ep 1)
Shuji Kawakami (ep 4)
Soichiro Matsuda (ep 6)
Takahiro Kishida (eps 1, 4)
Takahiro Tanaka (ep 6)
Takao Abo (ep 2)
Takashi Hashimoto (ep 6)
Tatsuhiro Sakano (ep 6)
Tetsuya Saeki (ep 6)
Tomoharu Doi (ep 6)
Tomomi Ishii (ep 5)
Toshiaki Kanbara (ep 2)
Toshihide Masudate (eps 1, 4)
Tsutomu Takei (ep 6)
Yae Ootsuka (eps 2, 5)
Yasuhiro Okuda (ep 4)
Yasushi Muraki (ep 6)
Yoshiko Kuwano (ep 6)
Yoshitaka Kohno (ep 6)
Yuichi Tanaka (ep 4)
Yukihito Ogomori (eps 1, 6)
Yukio Okano (ep 6)
Yutaka Matsubara (ep 6)
Yuuji Ogata (ep 2)
Music Director: Haruhiko Nishioka
Production Desk:
Hisao Fuke (eps 1, 4-6)
Takeshi Ogawa (ep 5)
Tetsuo Mikami (ep 3)
Sound Effects: Daisuke Jinbo (eps 1-2, 4-6)
Sound Mixing: Yasunori Ebina
Special Effects:
Kou Yamamoto (ep 2)
Masayuki Nakajima (ep 6)
Ryoji Sakurai (ep 1)
Takahiro Fukuda (eps 1, 4)
Takashi Maekawa (eps 2, 5)
Yasuhiko Komori (ep 6)
Theme Song Performance: Yui Horie (ED)
Junko Takeuchi as Photon Earth
Yui Horie as Aun Freya
Yumi Kuroda as Keyne Acqua

Akiko Hiramatsu as Buran
Kōichi Yamadera as Papacharino Nanadan
Kozue Yoshizumi as Koro-chan
Marie Ichino as MaMamie
Tomoko Hikita as Pochi #1 (as TOMO)
Yuri Amano as Rashara

Ai Orikasa as Aun's sister
Eiji Takemoto as Bandit 3
Hidenobu Kiuchi as Bandit 2
Masaaki Tsukada as Keyne's Grandfather
Masashi Hirose as Emperor of the Galaxy
Naoki Bandou as Bandit 1
Yuu Asakawa as Pochi 2 Gou
Japanese companies
Animation Production: AIC
Backgrounds: Production ai
Co-Production:
BIG (ep 5)
Magic Bus (ep 3)
Mook Animation (eps 2, 5)
Oniro (eps 1-6)
Film Developing: Imagica
Finish Animation: Studio PIA (eps 1, 4)
Finish Animation Assistance:
Anime World Osaka (ep 1)
Ashi Productions (ep 3)
CDI (eps 1-2)
DR Movie (ep 2)
FAI (ep 1)
Far Eastern Animation (ep 2)
Hana Production (ep 1)
Kaizi Art Co., Ltd. (ep 2)
Marsa, Inc. (ep 3)
Sam Won (ep 1)
Studio CATS (ep 2)
Studio DEEN (ep 3)
Studio MAMBO (ep 2)
Studio Mugiboshi (ep 3)
Studio μ (eps 2-3)
Studio OZ (ep 3)
Studio Runrun (ep 3)
Suzhou United Sun Animation (ep 2)
Trans Arts Co. (ep 2)
In-Between Animation: Magic Bus (ep 3)
In-Between Animation Assistance:
Anime Spot (eps 1, 4)
Araki Productions (ep 3)
CDI (eps 1-2)
DR Movie (ep 2)
FAI (eps 1, 4, 6)
Hana Production (eps 1, 4)
Kaizi Art Co., Ltd. (ep 5)
Kino Production (ep 3)
Magic Bus (ep 4)
Marsa, Inc. (ep 3)
Mook Animation (ep 4)
Niandai Animation (ep 5)
Park Young (ep 6)
Production I.G (ep 1)
Radical Party (ep 2)
Sam Won (eps 1, 4, 6)
Studio Mu (ep 1)
Studio μ (eps 2-3, 6)
Sung San Production (ep 4)
Suzhou United Sun Animation (ep 2)
Trans Arts Co. (ep 2)
WAL (ep 2)
Xebec (ep 4)
Zero-G (ep 1)
Zhong Ying Animation (ep 2)
Key Animation Assistance:
Hana Production (ep 6)
Hun Film (ep 6)
Sung San Production (ep 6)
Music Production: King Records
Photography: J.C. Staff
Recording Studio: AVACO Creative Studios
Sound Effects: Rakuonsha (ep 3)
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Arlen Tarlovsky
Translation: Katsuho Shimoharu
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
ADR Engineer: Jim Regan
Dubbing Coordination: Karel Havle
Dubbing Supervision: Christopher Sippel
DVD Coordination: Eric Thomann
DVD Producer: John O'Donnell
Script Adaptation: Crispin Freeman
Scott Cargle as Photon Earth
Suzy Prue as Keyne Aqua
Tara Jayne as Aun Freya

Carolee Goodgold as Lashara MoonMaiden
Mina Sands as Bulan
P.M. Lewis as
Koro
MaMamie
Pochini 1-28
Tristan Goddard as Papacharino Nanadan

Alvaro J. Gonzalez as
Bandit #1
Chief
Arlen Tarlofsky as
Bandit #3
Operator
Carolee Goodgold as Maiden
Crispin Freeman as The Galactic Emperor
Ed Hajj as Bandit #2
Jay Boggs as
Professor Ma Gene Aqua
The Captain
Jonathan Boggs as
Captain
Professor Ma Gene Aqua
P.M. Lewis as Aun's Sister
Suzy Prue as
Aho Furnace
Operator
English companies
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
DVD Menu Design: Resolution
Internet Streaming:
Crunchyroll (via Discotek Media)
RetroCrush
Licensed by:
Central Park Media (Expired)
Discotek Media (2017)
Recording Studio: Mercury Productions

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