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Judge (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Judge: El juez de las tinieblas (Spanish)
Magistrate of Darkness: Judge
Yami no Shihosha Judge (Japanese)
闇の司法官ジャッジ (Japanese)
Genres: horror, supernatural
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Hoichiro Ohma works in an office. Everybody knows him as a silent, humble man. Even his girlfriend, Nanase, doesn't suspect that he could be something more, but he is. When a person dies as a victim of murder; when someone kills himself with a curse on his lips; when someone's death needs to be judged, he is there, for he is a Judge Of Darkness. Following the Laws Of Darkness, with a book made of human skin and an unusual parrot, he pronounces judgement over living criminals that would otherwise go free.
User Ratings: 115 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Excellent: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Very good: 8 votes (sub:7, dub:1)
 Good: 20 votes (sub:16, dub:4)
 Decent: 33 votes (sub:16, dub:16, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 18 votes (sub:10, dub:8)
 Not really good: 7 votes (dub:4, sub:3)
 Weak: 8 votes (sub:4, dub:4)
 Bad: 8 votes (sub:4, dub:4)
 Awful: 1 vote (?:1)
 Worst ever: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 195 users, rank: #3879 (of 9599)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.452 (So-so+), std. dev.: 2.1919, rank: #8413 (of 9726)
Weighted mean: 5.475 (So-so+), rank: #8375 (of 9726) (seen all: 5.51 / seen some: 1.00)
Bayesian estimate: 5.679 (Decent−), rank: #6883 (of 7375)
Running time: 45 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1991-06-15
Release dates: We have 4
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DVD (Region 0)
    Judge (DVD) 1999-03-16 (from $9.00)
DVD (Region 1)
    Judgment Day Pack - Judge + Cybernetics Guardian (DVD) 2002-05-28
    Judge (Dub.VHS) 1996-10-08 (from $9.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hiroshi Negishi
Screenplay: Katsuhiko Chiba
Original Work: Fujihiko Hosono
Character Design: Shin Matsuo
Art Director: Tetsunori Oyama
Animation Director: Shin Matsuo
Art design: Chisato Sunagawa
Sound Director: Noriyoshi Matsuura
Director of Photography: Akihiko Takahashi
Executive producer:
Mitsuhisa Hida
Yutaka Takahashi
Animation Check:
Hiromi Sakai
Nobuko Ogino
Assistant producer: Natsuko Satō
Assistant Sound Director: Jun Wanabe
Line Producer: Michihisa Abe
Music producer: Toshiro Oguri
Planning: Masaki Sawanobori
Production Desk: Tadashi Watanabe
Recording: Yoshio Obara
Sound Effects:
Daisuke Jinbo
Gō Abe
Kaneto Shiozawa as Hoichiro Ohma

Daisuke Gouri as Enma-Oh
Issei Futamata as Koji Kawamata
Keiko Yamamoto as Junko Asami 
Miki Itō as Nanase

Hideyuki Hori as Ryuichi Murakami
Junko Asami as Keiko Yamamoto
Shinya Ohtaki as
Susumu Yamanobe
Wataru Takagi as male employee
Yuri Amano as female employee
Yuzuru Fujimoto as Parrot
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Animate
Co-Production: J.C. Staff
Editing: Jay Film
Film Processing: Tokyo Laboratory
Photography: Studio Boston
Photography Assistance: Azuhata Production
Sound Production: Gen
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Director: Michael Bakewell
Executive producer:
John O'Donnell
Laurence Guinness
Casting: Jil Wilmot
Dubbing Mixing: Richard King
DVD Coordination: Eric Thomann
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison
Rewrite: Jay Parks
Script Adaptation: Greta Mitchell
Ian Tyler as Hoichiro Ohma

Barbara Barnes as Nanase
Nigel Anthony as Shimon
Peter Whitman as Kawamata

Colin Bruce as
Coworker (uncredited)
Mourner (uncredited)
Harry Ditson as
Boss (uncredited)
Parrot (uncredited)
Laurel Lefkow as Yamamoto
Michael Morris as Coworker (uncredited)
Shelly Thompson as Yamanobe's Wife
Steven Crossley as Yamanobe
Tony Sibbald as Yama
William Dufris as Murakami
English companies
Spanish cast
Spanish staff
Executive producer: Luis de Val
Oriol Rafel as Hoichiro Ohma (Catalan dub)
Ricky Coello as Hoichiro Ohma (Spain dub)

Adrià Frías as Koji Kawamata (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Juan Antonio Bernal as Ryuichi Murakami (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Mercè Segarra as Nanase (Catalan dub)
Miryam Guilimany as Nanase (Spain dub)
Xavier Fernández as Hiroshi Shimon (Catalan dub; Spain dub)

Alfonso García Zambrano as King Enma (Spain dub)
Enric Isasi-Isasmendi as
Lloro (Catalan dub)
Parrot (Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel as Susumu Yamanobe (Spain dub)
Rosalia Baños as Keiko Yamamoto (Catalan dub)
Salvador Vives as Susumu Yamanobe (Catalan dub)

Alex Meseguer (Catalan dub)
Angel de Gracia (Spain dub)
Enrique Encarnación (Spain dub)
Joaquim Sota (Catalan dub)
José Javier Serrano (Spain dub)
Lola Oria (Spain dub)
Mercedes Domingo (Spain dub)
Sílvia Bel (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain dub)
Dubbing Studio:
Q.T. Lever (Spain dub; Catalan dub)

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