Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran (TV)

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Alternative title:
Kazemakase Tsukikage Ran (Japanese)
RAN, the Samurai Girl
Samurai Girl Ran (Portuguese)
Tsukikage Ran - Carried by the Wind
Wind-borne Moon-lit Ran
風まかせ月影蘭 (Japanese)
Genres: adventure, comedy
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: In the Edo or Tokugawa period (1600-1868),Ran,a female wandering samurai whose skill with the katana is only matched by her taste for sake (rice wine),is joined by a chinese martial artist who calls herself Lady Meow of the Iron Cat Fist.Together,these two women face antagonists of all kinds.
User Ratings: 378 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 12 votes (sub:7, dub:3, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Excellent: 33 votes (sub:22, dub:8, ?:1, others:2
2 Spanish dubbed
 Very good: 85 votes (sub:60, dub:22, others:3
2 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 111 votes (sub:68, dub:28, raw:1, ?:1, others:13
7 Spanish dubbed
4 Portuguese dubbed
2 French subtitled
 Decent: 81 votes (sub:61, dub:16, others:4
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 31 votes (sub:21, dub:8, others:2
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
 Not really good: 10 votes (sub:4, dub:2, raw:2, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
 Weak: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:2)
 Bad: 5 votes (sub:3, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 810 users, rank: #1327 (of 6578)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.839 (Good), std. dev.: 1.6274, rank: #2939 (of 6580)
Weighted mean: 6.822 (Good−), rank: #2919 (of 6580) (seen all: 7.01 / seen some: 6.46 / won't finish: 4.58)
Bayesian estimate: 6.845 (Good), rank: #2626 (of 4950)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 13
Episode titles: We have 13
Vintage: 2000-01-26 to 2000-04-19
Release dates: We have 5
Opening Theme:
"Leave it to the wind" by Akemi Misawa
Ending Theme:
"Leave it to the Wind 2" by Reiko Yasuhara
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DVD (Region 1)
    Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran - A Tale of Two Travelers (DVD 1) 2002-09-10
    Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran - Shocking Secrets (DVD 2) 2002-11-05 (from $94.04)
    Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran - Big Trouble in Little Nippon (DVD 3) 2002-11-05
    Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran - Way of the Samurai (DVD 4) 2003-03-11 (from $92.95)
    Carried by the Wind: Tsukikage Ran - Complete Collection (DVD 1-4) 2004-11-09

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Akitaro Daichi
Screenplay: Akitaro Daichi
Character Design: Hajime Watanabe
Art Director: Hidetoshi Kaneko
Animation Director: Satoshi Tasaki (ep 8)

Key Animation: Takeshi Koike (OP; eps 1, 5)
Theme Song Performance: Reiko Yasuhara (ED)
Akemi Okamura as Meow of the Iron Cat Fist
Reiko Yasuhara as Tsukikage Ran

Kouji Ishii as Benitsubaki

Kaori Nazuka as Gin (ep 6)
Nao Takamori as Okuma (ep 5)
Takashi Matsuyama as Genma Otagaki
Yuriko Fuchizaki as Sakura (ep 1)
Yuuichi Nagashima as Tonto Sharakusai (ep 5)

Japanese companies
Animation: Madhouse
Backgrounds: Atelier BWCA
Broadcaster: WOWOW
Distributor: Bandai Visual
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Kevin Seymour
Translation: Anna Exter
ADR Script: Mary Claypool
Executive producer: Ken Iyadomi
Co-Producer: Osamu Maseba
Digital ADR Tracking: Collin McQueen
DVD Menu Design: Erika Offutt
Mix Engineer: Michael McCarty
Production Coordination: Keisuke Onishi
Subtitle Timing: Anna Exter
Michelle Ruff as Meow of the Iron Cat Fist
Mona Marshall as Tsukikage Ran

Anthony Pulcini as Disciple (ep 8)
Barry Stigler as
Master Rokkan
Bridget Hoffman as
Sales Girl (ep 10)
Christopher Carrol as
Saki Bar Owner
Zenshichi Yoshikawa (ep 11)
Dan Lorge as Haji
Dan Woren as Officer Nakasaka
Daran Norris as Man in Street (ep 4)
Dave Mallow as Lord Matsuzaka
Dave Wittenberg as
Bar Patron (ep 12)
Shinnosuke Takagaki
David Mallow as Lord Matsuzaka
Debra Jean Rogers as Ren HyugaBar Manager
Dorothy Elias-Fahn as
Townswoman (ep 6)
Doug Erholtz as
Challenger Samurai 
Mokichi (ep 7)
Doug Stone as Tonto Sharakusai
Dyanne Dirosario as
Captive Woman
Eddie Frierson as
Crying Husband
Fisherman (ep 7)
Gracie Moore Poletti as Lady Oyu (ep 3)
Jad Mager as
Elephant Ticket Salesman (ep 10)
Isuke (ep 8)
Jamieson K Price as Kojuro Takagaki
John Snyder as
Manor Guard (ep 3)
Zanshiro Gondou (ep 12)
Julie Ann Taylor as Stephanie
Kevin Seymour as
Bonsai Boss (1 episodes
ep 1 (uncredited)

Restaurant Patron (1 episodes
ep 4 (uncredited)

Slain Man (1 episodes
ep 6 (uncredited)

Waiter (1 episodes
ep 13 (uncredited)

Wandering Samurai (1 episodes
ep 9 (uncredited)
Kirk Baily as
Junai Yoshikawa (ep 11)
Kirk Thornton as
Bar Patron
Barkeep (ep 9)
Restaurant Owner (ep 2)
Saki Transporter
Townsman (ep 10)
Yakuza Leader
Lex Lang as Bandit
Lia Sargent as Sales Girl
Lynn Fischer as Mei
Lynsey McLeod as Yuki (ep 3)
Mari Devon as Captive Woman
Matthew K. Miller as
Fisherman (ep 7)
Ukiya-Tei Henchman
Melodee M. Spevack as
Resturant Lady (ep 4)
Michael Forest as 'Sneaky Spider' Saizo
Michael Lindsay as Speakeasy Patron (ep 3)
Michael McCarty as Townsman (ep 2)
Michael McConnohie as Hehachiro
Michael Reynolds as Kikuhimeya Housemaster
Michael Sorich as
Daigoro Okuma
Yakuza Member (ep 10)
Michelle Ruff as
Maid (ep 3)
Milton James as Oharu's Father
Murphy Dunne as Dr. Genkai Hiraga
Neil Kaplan as
Mr. Yohei
Paul St. Peter as
Big Brother (ep 5)
Kikuhimeya Henchman
Peter Doyle as
Bar Patron (ep 12)
Preview Narrator
Peter Lurie as
Rokkan's Henchman (ep 8)
Speakeasy Doorman (ep 2)
Peter Spellos as Bandit Chief (ep 4)
Rachel Harris as Sakura
Rebecca Forstadt as
Sayo Takagaki
Richard Cansino as Villager
Richard Epcar as Magistrate
Riva Spier as Lady Matsuzaka
Robert Axelrod as Genma Otagaki
Robert Buchholz as Restaurant Manager (ep 4)
Robert M. Klein as Bar Patron
Stephen Apostolina as Rokkan's Henchman)
Steve Bulen as Ukiya-tei Housemaster
Steve Kramer as
Benitsubaki Clansman
Official (ep 12)
Restaurant Owner (ep 13)
Scam Victim (ep 11)
Steve Staley as
Steven Jay Blum as
Junzaburo Shiina
Saizo Henchman
Tina Carlisi as Lady Traveler (ep 12)
Tom Fahn as Sakura's Brother
Tom Wyner as ikuhimeya Negotiator
Tony Oliver as
Bar Patron
Jail Officer 2 (ep 12)
Jugo Yoshikawa
Officer Kosaka
Otagaki Dojo Trainee
Samurai (ep 5)
Speakeasy Worker
Tony Pope as Circus Ringmaster (ep 10)
Wendee Lee as
Sales Girl (ep 10)
William Frederick Knight as Denkichi's Master

English companies
ADR Production: Animaze
Broadcaster: Animax Asia
Distributor: Bandai Entertainment
Internet Streaming: Hulu
Licensed by: Bandai Entertainment
Recording Studio: Magnitude 8 Post
Translation: ZRO Limit Productions
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Citlalli Godoy as Meow
Coralia Torrealba as Ran Tsukikage
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Animax Latin America
Tagalog staff
Tagalog companies
Broadcaster: Hero
Tagalog cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Dubbing Director: Alfredo Rollo
Animax Brazil (Dubbed)
Dubbing Studio: Álamo
Translation: JBC
Portuguese cast
Cecília Lemes as Ran Tsukikage
Letícia Quinto as Miau das Garras Felinas de Aço (Meow of the Iron Cat Fist)

Adriana Pissardini as Stephanie

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