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Sol Bianca (OAV)

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Alternative title:
ソルビアンカ (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Five female pirates pilot the Sol Bianca, a starship with a higher level of technology than any other known. With it, they seek out riches, such as the Gnosis, an legendary item of power, and pasha, the most valuable mineral in the galaxy. Along the way, they must consider a stowaway's quest to save the one he loves, and seek revenge against those that have wronged them.
User Ratings: 212 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Excellent: 9 votes (dub:4, sub:4, raw:1)
 Very good: 27 votes (sub:14, dub:12, raw:1)
 Good: 65 votes (sub:50, dub:13, raw:2)
 Decent: 57 votes (sub:31, dub:24, ?:1, others:1
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
 So-so: 27 votes (sub:14, dub:11, edit.dub:1, ?:1)
 Not really good: 9 votes (sub:6, dub:3)
 Weak: 10 votes (dub:6, sub:4)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:1, ?:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 529 users, rank: #2045 (of 9611)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.231 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.6564, rank: #6637 (of 9747)
Weighted mean: 6.233 (Decent+), rank: #6558 (of 9747) (seen all: 6.36 / seen some: 5.68 / won't finish: 4.09)
Bayesian estimate: 6.310 (Decent+), rank: #5807 (of 7321)
Number of episodes: 2
Vintage: 1990-03-21 to 1991-07-21
Release dates: We have 13
Ending Theme:
#1: "Never Give Up!" by Nao
#2: "少年の瞳 (Shounen no Hitomi)" by ASAO
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 1
Second episode ends with a cliffhanger, seems that more episodes were planned.
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DVD (Region 2)
    Sol Bianca - Parts 1 and 2 [UK] (Sub.DVD) 2000-08-11 (from $104.99)
    Sol Bianca [Sub] (LD 1) 1995-02-15
    Sol Bianca (Dub.VHS 1) 1997-12-00 (from $32.00)
    Sol Bianca (Sub.VHS 1) 1993-04-28
    Sol Bianca (Sub.VHS 2) 1995-07-04 (from $29.95)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Hiroki Hayashi (ep 2)
Katsuhito Akiyama (ep 1)
Hidemi Kamata (ep 2)
Mayori Sekijima (ep 1)
Episode Director: Hiroki Hayashi (ep 1)
Character Design: Naoyuki Onda
Art Director:
Mitsuharu Miyamae (ep 2)
Shigemi Ikeda (ep 1)
Animation Director:
Atsushi Takeuchi (eps 1-2)
Kōichi Arai (ep 1)
Naoyuki Onda (eps 1-2)
Mechanical design: Atsushi Takeuchi
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Director of Photography: Kazuhiro Konishi
Producer: Tōru Miura

Airbrush Work: Toyohiko Sakakibara (ep 1)
Animation Director Cooperation:
Atsushi Okuda (ep 1)
Hidenori Matsubara (ep 1)
Hiroaki Gōda (ep 1)
Hiroyuki Kitazume (ep 1)
Hiroyuki Ochi (ep 2)
Masaki Kajishima (ep 1)
Satoshi Iwataki (ep 1)
Takahiro Kishida (ep 1)
Color design:
Eri Nakamura (ep 2)
Yuko Kanemaru (ep 1)
Eiko Nishide (ep 2)
Shūichi Kakesu (ep 1)
Editing Assistant:
Eigo Makioka (ep 1)
Satoru Ishida (ep 1)
Yoshiyuki Wada (ep 1)
Finish Animation:
Eri Nakamura (ep 1)
Haruko Tadenuma (eps 1-2)
Harumi Nishimura (eps 1-2)
Keiko Adachi (ep 2)
Kinuko Tawara (eps 1-2)
Kiyomi Yamaguchi (eps 1-2)
Kouji Ootsuki (ep 1)
Naomi Endô (ep 2)
Noriko Abe (ep 2)
Ritsuo Toyokawa (ep 1)
Satoshi Tsuchiya (ep 1)
Sayuri Okada (ep 2)
Tetsuharu Eguchi (ep 2)
In-Between Animation:
Jun Segawa (ep 1)
Katsunobu Ito (ep 1)
Miho Saito (ep 1)
Mitsuo Kumano (ep 1)
Takuya Nonaka (ep 1)
In-Between Check:
Akihiro Izumi (ep 2)
Hiroshi Shirakawa (eps 1-2)
Kazuyuki Kuroiwa (ep 1)
Takafumi Watanabe (ep 1)
Yoshikazu Tomita (eps 1-2)
Daisuke Owada (ep 1)
Hideo Tazawa (ep 1)
Hiroshi Tanigaki (eps 1-2)
Hitoshi Satō (eps 1-2)
Katsuhiro Tezuka (ep 1)
Osamu Kubota (ep 1)
Shota Yamauchi (ep 2)
Tomoharu Ohi (ep 2)
Toshiyuki Yasuhara (eps 1-2)
Production manager:
Naoto Nakamura (ep 2)
Shunichi Yamamoto (ep 1)
Production producer: Yasuo Hasegawa
Nobuhira Hirano (ep 2)
Riyo Yamada (ep 1)
Yasuo Kosuge (ep 2)
Ship Design: Atsushi Takeuchi
Sound Effects:
Daisuke Jinbo (ep 1)
Junichi Sasaki (ep 2)
Special Effects:
Ryoji Sakurai (ep 2)
Takahiro Fukuda (ep 2)
Miki Itō as May Jessica
Minami Takayama as Janny Mann
Rei Sakuma as April Bikirk
Yōko Matsuoka as Feb Fall
Yuriko Fuchizaki as June Ashel

Daisuke Gouri as Gomez (ep 2)
Daisuke Namikawa as Rim de la Paz (ep 1)
Shūichi Ikeda as Yuri Shuraba (ep 2)
Takeshi Aono as General Batros (ep 1)
Tesshō Genda as Melanion de la Paz (ep 1)

Hideyuki Umezu as Hunter
Rokurō Naya as Commander Gevance (ep 1)
Tomomichi Nishimura as Lind (ep 1)

Atsushi Anbe (ep 1)
Emi Shinohara (ep 1)
Kōzō Shioya (ep 1)
Wataru Takagi (ep 2)
Japanese companies
Atelier Musa (ep 1)
Baku Production (ep 2)
Studio Tulip (ep 2)
Casting Assistance: 81 Produce
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Lith Work: Maki Production
Production: AIC
Recording Studio:
Central Recording (ep 2)
Tokyo TV Center (ep 1)
Released by:
NEC Avenue
Pony Canyon
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
ADR Director: Matt Greenfield
Art Director: Lorraine Reyes
Executive producer: John Ledford
Producer: Matt Greenfield

Audio Mixing: Paul Killam
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Packaging Design: Andrew Orjuela
Production Coordination: Janice Williams
Recording engineer: Charles Campbell
Script Adaptation: Matt Greenfield
Sound Design: Paul Killam
Kim Sevier as April Bikirk
Kimberly Yates as May Jessica
Laura Chapman as Feb Fall
Sue Ulu as Janny Mann
Tiffany Grant as June Ashel

Jay Zeidman as Rim

John Swasey as Dr. Delapaz
Tristan MacAvery as Batros

English companies
Distributor: Kiseki Films (UK)
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Recording Studio: Industrial Smoke & Mirrors
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Philippe Roullier
Brigitte Aubry as Ichi Mann
Christine Paris as Chi Bikirk
Marjolaine Poulain as Go Jessica
Sophie Gourdin as Ni Fall
Suzanne Sindberg as Roku Ashel

Alexandre Aubry as Rim Delapaz
Hervé Caradec as
General Bataloss
Jean-Marie Boyer as Dr Yuki
Philippe Roullier as Mr Hunter
Thierry Kazazian as Yuri Shuraba

French companies
AB 1
Game one (from December 2003)
Mangas (from 4 February 2001)
Distributor: KAZÉ
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Stefania Patruno
Lara Parmiani as May
Monica Pariante as Jenny

Francesco Orlando as Gavance
Maurizio Arena as Dott. De La Plaze
Maurizio Scattorin as Batros
Sergio Romano' as Helsmann
Italian companies
Distributor: Yamato Video
Publisher: Yamato Video

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