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Alien Nine (special)

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©2001 Hitoshi Tomizawa, Akita Shoten/"Alien 9" Committee.

Alternative title:
Alien 9
Чужой 9 (Russian)
エイリアン9 (Japanese)
異形特攻學園 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Themes: alien, school
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Yuri Otani , much to her disgust, has been elected by her class for alien fighting duty. Together with Kasumi Tonime, who joined the alien fighter simply for the sake of doing so, and Kumi Kawamura, who became and alien fighter to avoid the responsibility of yet another year of class presidency, she must defend her school from periodic alien attacks. Introspection, fear, anxiety and friendship await Yuri as she is forced to stare life itself in the mouth in her chaotic coming of age.
User Ratings: 615 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 25 votes (sub:18, dub:6, raw:1)
 Excellent: 71 votes (sub:49, dub:21, raw:1)
 Very good: 126 votes (sub:84, dub:36, raw:3, others:3
2 French subtitled
1 Korean subtitled
 Good: 183 votes (sub:125, dub:44, ?:4, raw:2, others:8
4 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Decent: 92 votes (sub:60, dub:27, ?:2, raw:2, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 48 votes (sub:33, dub:13, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 20 votes (sub:12, dub:8)
 Weak: 32 votes (sub:16, dub:16)
 Bad: 8 votes (sub:8)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 8 votes (dub:4, sub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 1146 users, rank: #1079 (of 9675)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.771 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.9096, rank: #4796 (of 9804)
Weighted mean: 6.743 (Good−), rank: #4784 (of 9804) (seen all: 6.77 / seen some: 6.30 / won't finish: 5.47)
Bayesian estimate: 6.758 (Good−), rank: #4399 (of 7427)
Running time: 30 minutes
Episode titles: We have 4
2001-05-13 (AT-X special broadcast)
2001-06-25 to 2002-02-25
Release dates: We have 4
Opening Theme:
#1: "Flower Psychedelic: Kasumi Tomine Version" by Noriko Shitaya
#2: "Flower Psychedelic: Kumi Kawamura Version" by Kaori Shimizu
#3: "Flower Psychedelic: Yuri Otani Version" by Juri Ihata
Ending Theme:
"rebirth" by en avant
Links: We have 2
A four part TV special, broadcast bi-monthly. Also released as an OAV.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Alien 9 (DVD) 2003-07-08 (from $69.00)
    Alien 9 - Ultimate Collection DVD + Graphic Novels 1-3 (DVD) 2003-10-28 (from $299.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Jiro Fujimoto (ep 1)
Yasuhiro Irie (eps 2-4)
Sadayuki Murai (eps 1, 3)
Seishi Minakami (eps 2, 4)
Unit Director:
Jiro Fujimoto (ep 1)
Katsushi Sakurabi (eps 2-3)
Kazunori Iwakura (OP)
Yasuhiro Irie (ep 4)
Original Manga: Hitoshi Tomizawa
Character Design: Yasuhiro Irie
Art Director:
Junichi Higashi
Animation Director:
Kazunori Iwakura (eps 1-3)
Yasuhiro Irie
Yasuhisa Katō (ep 3)
Sound Director: Yoshikazu Iwanami
Director of Photography: Masaru Takase
Nobuhiro Osawa (GENCO)
Yuji Matsukura (J.C.STAFF)

3DCG Work: Kazushige Nishida (eps 2-4)
Background Art:
Aya Shimizu (ep 1)
Eri Nakamura (ep 1)
Hirofune Hane (eps 2, 4)
Hiroko Satō (ep 1)
Hisaharu Iijima (eps 1, 3)
Kenya Shimizu (ep 3)
Makiko Hirasawa (eps 1, 3-4)
Masato Itō (eps 3-4)
Noriko Ikehata (eps 2, 4)
Ritsuko Murakami (eps 3-4)
Sadako Minamisawa (eps 3-4)
Shizuko Nakata (ep 1)
Sho Itomitsu (ep 1)
Sotaro Hori (ep 1)
Tomoko Takahashi (ep 1)
Toshiyuki Tokuda (ep 1)
Tsuneo Ozeki (eps 3-4)
Yoshio Kajiwara (eps 1, 3)
Color Coordination: Mayumi Tanahashi
Color design: Mayumi Tanahashi
Creature Design: Kazunori Iwakura
Digital Photography:
Kazushige Nishida (ep 1)
Masaru Takase (eps 2-4)
Mikio Nakade (eps 1-3)
Rikiya Hirooku (ep 1)
Toyomitsu Nakajō (ep 1)
Finish Check:
Emi Marumo (2)
Mayumi Tanahashi (eps 3-4)
Mie Marumo (ep 2)
Miwako Suzuki (eps 3-4)
Music Arrangement: en avant (OP,ED)
Music Composition: en avant (OP,ED)
Music producer: Shunichi Uemura
Production manager: Jun Katou
Recording: Hideki Matsunaka (eps 2-4)
Recording Adjustment: Nobuhira Hirano (ep 1)
Series Planning: Sadayuki Murai
Sound Effects: Masaru Urahata
Sound Producer: Tōru Nakano (eps 2-4)
Sound Production Manager: Yuko Ueda
Theme Song Lyrics: en avant (OP,ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Juri Ihata (OP #1)
Kaori Shimizu (OP #2)
Noriko Shitaya (OP #3)
美術: Makiko Hirasawa (eps 3-4)
Juri Ihata as Yuri Otani
Kaori Shimizu as Kumi Kawamura
Noriko Shitaya as Kasumi Tomine

Aya Hisakawa as Megumi Hisakawa
Manami Nakayama as Miyu Tamaki
Ryūsei Nakao as Borg

Akira Ishida as Yellow Knife (ep 4)
Chinatsu Kasahara as Mino-san (ep 3)
Kazuhito Suzuki as Manabu Namiki (ep 2)
Kouichi Nagano as Kasumi's father (eps 1, 4)
Kunihiro Kawamoto as Yasui (安井) (ep 3)
Mami Fukai as committee chairman (ep 1)
Masami Toyoshima as Kumi's mother (eps 1, 4)
Miku Kuryuu as Announcer (ep 1)
Rei Sakuma as
Tomoya Hironaka (ep 2)
Yūko Katō as
Shionozaki-sensei (ep 3)
Yuri's mother (eps 1-2, 4)
Yūko Sanpei as Hiroshi Iwanami (ep 2)
Japanese companies
J.C. Staff (ep 4)
Kusanagi (ep 1)
Studio Easter (eps 1, 3-4)
Broadcaster: AT-X
J.C. Staff
In-Between Animation:
J.C. Staff (eps 1-4)
Nakamura Production (ep 4)
Studio Cockpit (ep 1)
Studio Gash (ep 1)
Studio Live (eps 2, 4)
Music Production: Columbia Music Entertainment
Post Production: Tokyo Laboratory
Recording Studio: HALF H·P STUDIO
Sound Effects: Rakuonsha
Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO
J.C. Staff
Production I.G (eps 1, 4)
E&G Films (ep 2)
Idea Factory (ep 2)
Keystone (ep 1)
Production I.G (ep 3)
Tatsunoko Production (ep 4)
A-Line (eps 1-2)
Doga Kobo (eps 1-2)
FAI International (ep 3)
Frontline (eps 1-3)
GAINAX (eps 1-3)
Last House (ep 4)
Magic Bus (eps 2-4)
Nakamura Production (eps 2-3)
Niandai Animation (ep 4)
Office AO (eps 1-2)
SHAFT (ep 2)
Studio Cockpit (eps 2, 4)
Studio Gash (ep 2)
Studio Hibari (eps 2-4)
Studio Live (eps 1, 3)
Studio Takuranke (ep 1)
Studio Wombat (eps 1, 3)
Tamazawa Dogasha (ep 1)
Trans Arts Co. (ep 2)
Xebec (ep 1)
製作: AT-X
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Tom Wayland
Translation: Kathleen Westlake
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
ADR Recording & Mixing: Verne Vennard
Associate producer: Tom Wayland
Dubbing Coordination: Ross Lefko
Dubbing Supervision: Tom Wayland
DVD Coordination:
Mike Chin
Ross Lefko
In-House Production: Justin Sevakis
In-House Production Manager: Tim Werenko
Script Adaptation: Tom Wayland
Debora Rabbai as Kumi Kawamura
Kelly Ray as Yuri Otani
Zoe Fries as Kasumi Tomine

Jimmy Zoppi as Kumi's Borg
Joshua Popenoe as Yuri's Borg
Rachael Lillis as Miyu Tamaki
Tristan Goddard as Kasumi's Borg
Veronica Taylor as Megumi Hisakawa

Lynna Dunham as Yuri's Mom
Michael Alston Baley as Yellow Knife
Suzy Savoy as Principal
Tim Werenko as Boat Man
Tom Wayland as Kasumi's Brother

English companies
Audio Post Production Services: Central Park Media
Distributor: U.S. Manga Corps
Dvd Remastering: Ambient Digital Media, Inc.
Internet Streaming: Tubi TV
Licensed by:
Central Park Media
Hanabee Entertainment (Australia & New Zealand)
Recording: Beatstreet Studios
Subtitles: Captions, Inc.
Korean staff
Korean companies
Broadcaster: Animax Korea
Korean cast
French cast
French staff
Producer: Carlo Levy
French companies
DVD Distribution: Dybex
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Executive producer: Carlo Levy
Broadcaster: Canal +
Distributor: Dybex
Dutch cast
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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