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Tattoon Master (OAV)

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Alternative title:
タトゥーン・マスター (Japanese)
Themes: fairies
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: When Hibio's adventurer mother sets off to research a mysterious tribe, she hits a wall. Frotunately for her, the beautiful young Nima sees a family portrait and decides that she wants her son for her husband and she gets a chance to further her research. She agrees to the arrangement. Of course, she doesn't consult him about his future bride. When Nima shows up in Tokyo to be with her new husband, hilarity and chaos ensues as Hibio and his modern Tokyo background meets Nima's magical heritage.
User Ratings: 96 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Excellent: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Very good: 9 votes (sub:5, dub:4)
 Good: 26 votes (sub:24, dub:2)
 Decent: 28 votes (sub:19, dub:9)
 So-so: 13 votes (sub:11, dub:2)
 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:2)
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Awful: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 180 users, rank: #4029 (of 9515)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.104 (Decent), std. dev.: 1.6487, rank: #6887 (of 9638)
Weighted mean: 5.997 (Decent), rank: #7233 (of 9638) (seen all: 6.05 / seen some: 2.00 / won't finish: 4.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.185 (Decent+), rank: #6027 (of 7236)
Running time: 30 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 2
Episode titles: We have 2
Vintage: 1996
Ending Theme:
"Lovely and Lonely" by Marsa Sakamoto
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DVD (Region 1)
    Tattoon Master (DVD) 2006-08-15

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kazuyuki Hirokawa
Script: Yōsuke Kuroda
Hidekazu Sato (ep 2)
Kazuyuki Hirokawa (ep 1)
Kenji Kamiyama (ep 1)
Unit Director:
Hideaki Kushi (ep 2)
Kazuyuki Hirokawa (ep 2)
Kenji Kamiyama (ep 1)
Original author: Akihisa Yanari
Character Design: Hideki Araki
Art Director: Takeshi Waki
Chief Animation Director: Hideki Araki
Animation Director:
Hiroyoshi Iida (ep 1)
Hiroyuki Kitazume (ep 2)
Nobuyuki Kitajima (ep 2)
Takashi Hashimoto (ep 2)
Sound Director: Shigeru Chiba
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Sato
Airbrush Work:
Ryoji Sakurai (eps 1-2)
Takahiro Fukuda (eps 1-2)
Art Setting: Masahiro Satō
Background Art:
Atsuki Betsumiya (eps 1-2)
Ayari Wake (ep 2)
Hiromi Morikawa (ep 1)
Junichi Kuroda (ep 2)
Miyoko Kohama (ep 1)
Shoichi Shimomura (ep 2)
Takumi Honma (eps 1-2)
Xifeng Chen (ep 1)
Yoshinori Hishinuma (eps 1-2)
Yukari Yasuda (ep 1)
Color setting: Kouji Ootsuki
Design: Hiroyoshi Iida
Eiko Nishide (ep 1)
Hiroshi Itō (ep 2)
Terumitsu Okada (ep 2)
Music producer: Sohichiro Harada
Recording Adjustment:
Nobuhira Hirano (ep 1)
Yasunori Ebina (ep 2)
Sound Effects: Daisuke Jinbo
Theme Song Lyrics: Yoko Nezu
Mariko Kouda as Nima
Yūji Ueda as Hibio

Satomi Koorogi as Fujimatsu

Fumi Hirano as Hibio's Mother
Junko Shimakata as Nike
Shigeru Chiba as Hibio's Father
Shinichirō Miki as Hydra Eda
Takeshi Aono as Fujimatsu's Grandfather
Toshio Furukawa as Arnold Eda

Japanese companies
Animation Production: AIC
Background Art: Green
Casting Cooperation: 81 Produce
Film Developing: Imagica
In-Between Animation: Hana Production
Lithwork: Maki Production
Production Assistance: St. Hakk
Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO
Titles: Maki Production
English staff
English cast
Art Director: Laura Attwell
Project Translator: Tacey Miller
Translation: Takeshi Kino
Executive producer: John Ledford
Producer: Janice Williams

Editing: David Grundy
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Logo Design: Larry Koteff
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Production manager: Lisa J. Miller
Production Secretary: Anna Bechtol
Subtitle Script: L.B. Bartholomee
Subtitle Timing: Neal Barnes
English companies
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Media Blasters
Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
Italian cast
Italian staff
Debora Magnaghi as Nima
Simone D'Andrea as Hibio

Cinzia Massironi as Fujimatsu

Claudio Moneta as Haidora
Lorenzo Scattorin as Tetsuya
Luca Bottale as Arnold
Marco Balzarotti as Padre di Hibio
Patrizio Prata as Osamu
Stefano Albertini as Nonno di Hibio
Italian companies
Distributor: Dynamic Italia

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