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: 112 ratings have been given [details]
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Seen in part or in whole by 250 users, rank: #3032 (of 8479)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.750 (Decent−), std. dev.: 1.7703, rank: #6844 (of 8579)
Weighted mean: 5.737 (Decent−), rank: #6927 (of 8579) (seen all: 5.77 / seen some: 5.35 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 5.907 (Decent), rank: #5808 (of 6500)
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 (eps 1-4)
Storyboard:
Keitaro Motonaga (ep 4)
Susumu Nishizawa (eps 1-3)
Episode Director:
Keitaro Motonaga (ep 2)
Susumu Nishizawa (eps 1, 3-4)
Original creator: Yūichi Hasegawa
Character Design: Masahiko Ohkura
Art Director: Yukihiro Shibutani
Animation Director: Hideyuki Motohashi
Sound Director: Hiroki Matsuoka
Director of Photography: Hajime Hasegawa
Producer:
Masao Machizuki (KSS) 
Masao Mochizuki (KSS)
Mikihiro Iwata (TMS)
Mukihiro Iwata (Tokyo Movie Shinsha) 

Background Art:
Etsuko Nakashouji (eps 1-4)
Hiroyuki Hasegawa (eps 2-4)
Kengo Takahashi (eps 2-3)
Kyoko Shibuya (eps 1-3)
Satoru Kuwabara (ep 1)
Chief animator: Hideyuki Motohashi
Color Coordination:
Eiichiro Goto (ep 4)
Reiko Hirayama (eps 1-2)
Graphic Design: Tooru Fukushima
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)
In-Between Check: Yuzumi Enosawa (eps 1-3)
Literature Manager: Fumikazu Matsumoto
Music Performance: Tomoyuki Asakawa (Harp)
Music producer: Sohichiro Harada
Orchestra Conductor: Koji Haishima
Photography:
Akemi Sasaki (eps 1-4)
Atsuko Ito (eps 1-4)
Chikayo Hayase (eps 1-4)
Chô Nemoto (eps 1-4)
Hiroshi Kanai (eps 1-4)
Hitoshi Nishiyama (eps 1-4)
Hitoshi Shirao (eps 1-4)
Kenichi Kobayashi (eps 1-4)
Kiyoe Miyagawa (eps 1-4)
Kyoko Osaki (eps 1-4)
Manabu Kobayashi (eps 1-4)
Takahisa Ogawa (eps 1-4)
Takashi Nomura (eps 1-4)
Planning:
Rikio Yoshida (TMS)
Takao Asaga (KSS)
Production Advancement:
Akira Matsumoto (ep 1)
Masayuki Nishimura (ep 2)
Ryusuke Aoki (ep 3)
Ryuuichi Okamura (ep 4)
Production manager: Tetsu Kojima
Sound Adjustment: Yasunori Ebina
Sound Effects: Junichi Sasaki
Soundtrack: Masahiro Kawasaki
Special Effects: Yoshimi Hayashi
Theme Song Performance: Yasuhiro Mizushima
Video Editing: Hirotaka Okamura (eps 1-2)
Hikaru Midorikawa as Gen Tokishima
Yumi Touma as Lipumira Gweiss

Ai Orikasa as
Daine
Rypdaine Guaice
Houchu Ohtsuka as Gahha Kala Kala
Kikuko Inoue as
Rain
Ryprain Guaice
Mariko Kouda as Hoshimi Kimizuka
Megumi Ogata as
Rypshian Guaice
Shian
Miina Tominaga as
Ladou
Rypradou Guaice
Miki Takahashi as Jarna
Satomi Koorogi as
Lim
Ryprim Guaice

Eken Mine as Sathandra
Mari Maruta as Gatalion
Masahiro Anzai as Tsukime
Masaya Onosaka as Calion
Seizo Katou as
Lingrade
Metal Beach
Takashi Taniguchi as Calion
Tetsuo Kanao as Zeo
Japanese companies
Animation Production: TMS Entertainment
Color Coordination:
Dongyang Animation (ep 4)
Mizo Planning (ep 4)
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Finish Animation:
Anime World Osaka (eps 1-3)
MI (eps 1-3)
Mizo Planning (eps 1-3)
In-Between Animation:
Anime World Osaka (eps 1-3)
Dongyang Animation (ep 4)
MI (eps 1-3)
Mizo Planning (eps 1-4)
Nakamura Production (eps 1-3)
Studio Egg (ep 4)
Studio Wanpack (ep 4)
Tokyo Animation Center (ep 4)
Photography: TMS Photo
Production Cooperation: Gakken
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Director: Gary Dehan
Art Director: Laura Gadbois
Executive producer:
Joey Goubeaud (2008 DVD)
John Ledford
Mark Williams (2005 DVD)
Sharon Papa
Audio Mixing: Paul Killam
Creative Director:
David Del Rio (2005 DVD)
J. Michael Stovall (2005 DVD)
DVD Coordination: Mariela Ortiz
DVD Production: Thomas Meerbott
Editing:
Neil O'Sullivan (DVD)
Roberto Garcia (DVD)
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Logo Design: Kevin Hinnant
Packaging Design:
Hiroko Fukumori (2008 DVD)
Kevin Hinnant (Dubbed VHS)
Lorraine Reyes (Subbed VHS)
Russell Etchen (2005 DVD)
Thanh Tran (Subbed VHS)
Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas (DVD)
Production Assistant:
Carole Pavlik (DVD)
Maki Nagano (DVD)
Miyuki Kamiya (DVD)
Production Coordination: Janice Williams
Sound Design: Paul Killam
Sound Engineer: Charles Campbell
Subtitle Script & Timing: Neal Barnes (DVD)
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 (Expired)
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios (DVD)
Recording Studio: Monster Island
Korean staff
Korean cast
(none)
Mun-Ja Choi as Lipumira Gweiss
Korean companies
(none)
French cast
French staff
Translation: René-Gilles Deberdt (eps 1-2)
(none)
French companies
(none)
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
(none)
Broadcaster: ABS-CBN
Tagalog cast
(none)

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