MAPS (OAV 1994)

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© Yuichi Hasegawa • Gakken/KSS • TMS

Alternative title:
MAPS: La leggenda dell'uragano di luce (Italian)
マップス (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: While looking for the ledgendary Mapman, the last surviving member of the Nomad Star tribe, Lipumira finds him in Tokyo. His name is Gen Tokishima and he is the only one able to get one part of the starmap hidden within the Earth. After retrieving the piece, Gen must make a decision to follow Lipumira in her foolhardy search to find the remaining pieces of the starmap or stay on Earth. He makes his decision, only to find his girlfriend has beaten him to the spaceship as she wants to come as well. Unfortunately, as Gen learns the secret of the starmap, Lipumira's sisters have plans to stop her and will stop her at any cost.
User Ratings: 109 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Very good: 8 votes (sub:4, dub:2, raw:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Good: 29 votes (sub:17, dub:10, raw:1, ?:1)
 Decent: 34 votes (dub:18, sub:15, raw:1)
 So-so: 12 votes (dub:6, sub:5, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Not really good: 9 votes (sub:6, dub:3)
 Weak: 9 votes (sub:5, dub:3, ?:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 242 users, rank: #2816 (of 7198)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.761 (Decent−), std. dev.: 1.7552, rank: #5705 (of 7217)
Weighted mean: 5.718 (Decent−), rank: #5806 (of 7217) (seen all: 5.75 / seen some: 5.35 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 5.909 (Decent), rank: #4852 (of 5446)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Episode titles: We have 4
Vintage: 1994
Opening Theme:
"The Wind Rides on Wings, Wings Ride on the Wind" by Yasuhiro Mizushima
Ending Theme:
"The Wind Rides on Wings, Wings Ride on the Wind" by Yasuhiro Mizushima
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DVD (Region 1)
    MAPS (DVD) 2005-01-25
    MAPS (DVD) 2008-11-04

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Susumu Nishizawa
Screenplay: Masaki Tsuji
Original creator: Yūichi Hasegawa
Character Design: Masahiko Ohkura
Art Director: Yukihiro Shibutani
Masao Machizuki (KSS)
Mukihiro Iwata (Tokyo Movie Shinsha)

Chief animator: Hideyuki Motohashi
In-Between Animation:
Kenji Yokoyama (EMUAI)
Kōichi Takai (Anime World Osaka)
Kyoko Satō (Anime World Osaka)
Shinichi Hirai (Nakamura Production)
Tomoyuki Tajima (Nakamura Production)
Tsuguru Fukuda (Nakamura Production)
Key Animation:
Atsushi Shigeta (ep 1)
Hajime Kamegaki (ep 1)
Hideki Araki (ep 1)
Hitoshi Kamata (ep 1)
Madoka Hirayama (ep 1)
Yukio Okano (ep 1)
Music Performance: Tomoyuki Asakawa (Harp)
Orchestra Conductor: Koji Haishima
Soundtrack: Masahiro Kawasaki
Theme Song Performance: Yasuhiro Mizushima
Hikaru Midorikawa as Gen Tokishima
Yumi Touma as Lipumira Gweiss

Ai Orikasa as Daine
Houchu Ohtsuka as Gahha Kala Kala
Kikuko Inoue as Rain
Mariko Kouda as Hoshimi Kimizuka
Megumi Ogata as Shian
Miina Tominaga as Ladou
Miki Takahashi as Jarna

Masahiro Anzai as Tsukime
Masaya Onosaka as Calion
Seizo Katou as Lingrade
Japanese companies
Animation Production: TMS Entertainment
Backgrounds: Ishigaki Production
Photography: TMS Photo
English staff
English cast
Director: Gary Dehan
Art Director: Laura Gadbois Attwell
Executive producer:
John Ledford
Sharon Papa
Audio Mixing: Paul Killam
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Logo Design: Kevin Hinnant
Production Coordination: Janice Williams
Sound Design: Paul Killam
Sound Engineer: Charles Campbell
Vocal Stunt Director: Charles Campbell
Claire Hamilton as Lipumira Gweiss
Jeff Gibbs as Gen Tokishima

Amber Allison as Jarna
Amy Gamber as Daine
Missy Atwood as Hoshimi Kimizuka
Sascha Biesi as Lim

Amy Bizjak as Teacher
Charles Campbell as Bruhha Kala Kala
David R. Jarrott as Commander Zero
Gary Dehan as Distressed Caller
José R. Brown as Chief Commander Sasandra
Lainie Frasier as Mother
Michael Dalmon as Gahha Kala Kala
Paul Wright as Calion
Robert Newell as Svelgard
English companies
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Licensed by: ADV Films
Recording Studio: Monster Island
French staff
French cast
Translation: René-Gilles Deberdt (eps 1-2)
French companies
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Patrizia Salmoiraghi
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo
Maddalena Vadacca as Leap Mila
Patrizio Prata as Gen Tokishima

Dania Cericola as Leap Dain
Emanuela Pacotto as Giarna
Lara Parmiani as Leap Lim
Marina Thovez as Leap Radow
Patrizia Mottola as Hoshimi Kimizuka

Antonio Paiola as Sasandra
Enrico Maggi as Gaha Karakara
Stefano Albertini as Kalion
Italian companies
Distributor: Dynamic Italia
Dubbing: Studio PV
Tagalog staff
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: ABS-CBN
Tagalog cast

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