Kurenai (TV)

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Alternative title:
Kure-nai (Japanese)
紅 (Japanese)
Genres: action, drama, romance
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Sixteen-year-old Shinkurō Kurenai is an authority in settling disputes between people, and finds his life turned upside down one day when he is assigned as a bodyguard for Murasaki Kuhōin, the daughter of a powerful plutocratic family.
User Ratings: 2220 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 189 votes (sub:175, dub:7, raw:2, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 652 votes (sub:617, dub:21, others:14
8 Spanish subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Arabic subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Very good: 817 votes (sub:785, dub:17, raw:4, ?:2, others:9
3 French subtitled
3 Spanish subtitled
2 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Good: 370 votes (sub:346, dub:10, raw:4, others:10
3 Polish subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
2 French subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Decent: 114 votes (sub:108, dub:4, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 So-so: 31 votes (sub:29, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Not really good: 17 votes (sub:16, raw:1)
 Weak: 14 votes (sub:12, dub:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Bad: 7 votes (sub:5, raw:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 7 votes (sub:7)
Seen in part or in whole by 3005 users, rank: #334 (of 6229)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.040 (Very good), std. dev.: 1.3304, rank: #422 (of 6222)
Weighted mean: 7.959 (Very good), rank: #494 (of 6222) (seen all: 8.01 / seen some: 7.51 / won't finish: 3.95)
Bayesian estimate: 7.956 (Very good), rank: #324 (of 4746)
Running time: 25 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 12
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2008-04-03 to 2008-06-19
Release dates: We have 6
Opening Theme:
"Love Jump" by Minami Kuribayashi
Ending Theme:
#1: "Crossing Day" by Ryoko Shintani (eps 1-7)
#2: "Tenohira no Taiyō" (手のひらの太陽) by Ryoko Shintani (eps 8-11)
Official website:
紅 kure-nai (Japanese)
Review:
Kurenai Sub.DVD (Jun 26, 2012)
News: Show:
Manga Based Noh Play (Feb 22, 2006)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Kurenai - Complete Collection (Sub.DVD) 2012-06-05 (from $29.07)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Kou Matsuo
Series Composition: Kou Matsuo
Script:
Kou Matsuo (6 episodes
eps 1-3, 6, 11-12
)

Osamu Morikawa (eps 7, 10)
Soutarou Hayashi (eps 5, 9)
Sumino Kawashima (eps 4, 8)
Storyboard:
Kou Matsuo (eps 1-12)
Mitsue Yamazaki (eps 8, 10)
Episode Director:
Harume Kosaka (ep 2)
Kou Matsuo (4 episodes
eps 1, 6, 10, 12
)

Mitsue Yamazaki (eps 3, 8)
Seiki Sugawara (eps 7, 9)
Shinya Kawamo (ep 4)
Tetsuo Ichimura (eps 5, 11)
Yuu Nobuta (ep 2)
Music: Ken Muramatsu
Original creator: Kentarō Katayama
Original Character Design: Yamato Yamamoto
Character Design: Kumi Ishii
Art Director: Kazuhiro Arai
Chief Animation Director: Kumi Ishii
Sound Director: Kou Matsuo
Director of Photography: Yoshiaki Ōkuma
3D Work: Kentaro Sasaki
Assistant Director: Mitsue Yamazaki
Color design: Yuichi Furuichi
Costume Design: Jun Fuji
Editing: Yuri Tamura
General Producer: Kazuyoshi Fukuba
General Production: Naoki Watanabe
Key Animation:
Ai Kuwabara (Delta Peak; ep 8)
Aika Kawasaki (eps 2-3, 7, 12)
Akie Tsutsumi (ep 3)
Akiko Konno (eps 5, 12)
Akiko Matsuo (ep 8)
Akira Kikuchi (eps 9, 11)
Asami Watanabe (ep 4)
Asuka Shinbo (ep 4)
Atsuko Matsushita (ep 10)
Daisuke Endo (ep 4)
Emi Honda (ep 4)
Eri Sano (ep 6)
Fuyumi Toriyama (ep 3)
Genichi Murakami (ep 4)
Genichiro Kondo (ep 12)
Harumi Takagi (ep 8)
Hideo Maru (eps 3, 11)
Hideo Nakamura (ep 5)
Hiroko Saito (ep 4)
Hiromi Kawamoto (eps 5-6)
Hironori Tanaka (eps 2, 6, 12)
Hiroyuki Oshima (ep 7)
Junichi Yokose (ep 2)
Junko Matsushita (ep 2)
Katsu Suzuki (eps 1, 5)
Katsuji Matsumoto (eps 8, 12)
Katsunori Shibata (eps 2, 6, 12)
Kazuhide Kondo (ep 8)
Kazumasa Takeuchi (ep 4)
Kazuyo Tominaga (ep 10)
Keiji Gotoh (eps 1-2)
Keiko Motoya (ep 3)
Ken Mutou (ep 7)
Kentarou Matsumoto (eps 1, 5, 9)
Kouichi Hayamizu (ep 10)
Kouta Michishita (eps 1, 6, 12)
Kumiko Katou (ep 4)
Maki Fukui (ep 5)
Maki Nishi (Delta Peak; ep 8)
Mamie Takada (ep 2)
Mari Mizutani (ep 10)
Mariko Sugimoto (ep 4)
Masafumi Tamura (ep 12)
Masahiro Takayama (eps 3, 9)
Masashi Koizuka (eps 4, 12)
Masayuki Kouda (eps 3, 6)
Mayumi Hidaka (ep 8)
Mayumi Nakamura (ep 6)
Mayumi Takada (ep 7)
Michiko Takahashi (eps 2, 7, 12)
Michio Satô (eps 7, 9-10)
Miki Yoshimoto (ep 10)
Minami Tokunaga (eps 3, 5)
Mutsumi Sasaki (ep 4)
Naoki Yamauchi (ep 3)
Naoto Nakamura (eps 7, 12)
Riki Matsuura (eps 5, 8)
Risako Yoshida (6 episodes
eps 2, 5-7, 9, 12
)

Ryousuke Tanigawa (eps 3, 6, 12)
Sadahiko Sakamaki (Delta Peak; ep 8)
Satomi Higuchi (eps 1, 5, 12)
Shigeru Ishii (ep 1)
Shinichi Yoshikawa (ep 8)
Shunichi Imoto (eps 5-6)
Takao Ozone (eps 6-7)
Takao Sano (ep 1)
Takashi Hirabayashi (ep 10)
Takashi Kojima (ep 6)
Takayoshi Hashimoto (eps 1, 7)
Takenori Tsukuma (eps 2, 9, 11)
Takeshi Okada (eps 5, 11)
Teruo Takahashi (ep 10)
Tomoaki Sakiyama (ep 1)
Tomoko Ishida (ep 4)
Toshiyuki Komaru (ep 3)
Yasuhiro Saiki (eps 2, 5, 9, 11)
Yuki Kawashima (ep 5)
Yuu Shindou (6 episodes
eps 1, 5-7, 11-12
)

Yuuko Ando (ep 10)
Yuuko Yoshida (ep 1)
Production manager: Ryoji Maru
Prop Desgin: Hiroyuki Taiga
Sound Effects: Minoru Yamada
Sound Producer: Toru Nakano
Theme Song Arrangement:
Daisuke Kikuta (OP)
R・O・N (ED1/ED2)
Theme Song Composition:
Daisuke Kikuta (OP)
R・O・N (ED1/ED2)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Minami Kuribayashi (OP)
R・O・N (ED1/ED2)
Theme Song Performance:
Minami Kuribayashi (OP)
Ryoko Shintani (ED)
Aoi Yūki as Murasaki Kuhōin
Miyuki Sawashiro as Shinkurō Kurenai

Aiko Ōkubo as Yayoi Inuzuka
Asami Sanada as Tamaki Mutō
Haruka Kimura as Yamie
Nozomi Masu as Ginko Murakami
Ryoko Shintani as Yūno Hōzuki
Sawa Ishige as Benika Jūzawa
Takaya Kuroda as Renjō Kuhōin
Yuka Koyama as Kazuko Kuhōin

Akio Suyama as
Man 1(ep 1)
Student A(ep 3)
Hiromi Tsuru as Sōju Kuhōin(eps 1-2, 4, 7)
Hiroshi Toriyama as Committee man 3(ep 6)
Iemasa Kayumi as Shop manager(ep 2)
Kae Araki as Maid 2(ep 1)
Kana Ueda as Jian-Xin Lin
Ken Muramatsu as Preview narration
Makoto Ooyoshi as Benika's subordinate(ep 6)
Masafumi Takatori as Passenger 1(ep 5)
Masayo Kurata as
Head Maid(eps 1, 10-11)
Yasuko(ep 3)
Mayumi Yamaguchi as Akio(eps 1-4, 10)
Miyoko Asou as Old woman(ep 3)
Nobuhiko Okamoto as Ryūji Kuhōin
Reina Imagawa as Chizuru Hōzuki
Seizo Katou as Grandfather(eps 1, 8)
Sho Saito as Bath-house watcher(ep 2)
Shuma Shiratori as
Kuhouin Man 2(ep 8)
Kuhouin Man 3(ep 9)
Man 2(ep 4)
Older student B(ep 3)
Satoshi Miki(ep 7)
Takashi Hikida as Man 1(ep 4)
Takayuki Yamaguchi as
Man 2(ep 1)
Student C(ep 3)
Takkou Ishimori as Hōsen Hōzuki
Tarusuke Shingaki as Man 3(ep 4)
Tomoyuki Kouno as
Benika's subordinate(ep 4)
Kuhouin Man 1(eps 8-9)
Man B(ep 2)
Youji Ueda as
Committee man 1(ep 6)
Kidnapper(ep 4)
Kuhouin Man(eps 11-12)
Man A(ep 2)
Older student A(ep 3)
Yuka Shioyama as Maid 1(ep 1)
Yuki Matsuda as Team member(ep 3)
Yukiharu Marutomi as Committee man 2(ep 6)
Yukimasa Obi as
Part-timer(ep 2)
Student B(ep 3)
Yuu Urata as Tomoaki(eps 1-4, 10)
Yuuki Masuda as
Kuhouin Man 2(ep 9)
Man C(ep 2)
Older student C(ep 3)
Yuuki Ogasawara as Passenger 2(ep 5)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Brain's Base
Broadcaster:
Chiba Television (2008-04-03)
KIDS STATION (2008-07-22)
TV Aichi (2008-04-09)
Television Kanagawa (2008-04-03)
TV Osaka (2008-04-05)
Television Saitama Co., Ltd. (2008-04-05)
Photography: Brains Base Digital
Production Cooperation:
Bee Train
I&S Factory
Recording Studio: HALF H·P STUDIO
Sound Production: HALF H·P STUDIO
VTR Editing: Q-Tec
English staff
English cast
Translation: Aimi Tokutake
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi
John Ledford

DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud
Subtitle Timing: Christopher Williams
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch
(none)
English companies
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks
French cast
French staff
Dubbing Director: Christine Paris
Susan Sindberg as Murasaki Kuhoin
Vincent De Bouard as Shinkurô Kurenai

Caroline Combes as
Soju Kuhoin
Yuno Hoduki
Christiane Ludot as Lin Jian-Xin
Christine Paris as Benika Juzawa
Claudine Grémy as Kazuko Kuhoin
François Creton as Ryuji Kuhoin
Francoise Escobar as Yayoi Inumuda
Françoise Rigal as Ginko Murakami
Frederic Popovic as Hosen Hoduki
Sylvie Ferrari as Takami Muto
French companies
Distributor: Kaze
Dubbing: WanTake
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Licensed by: Mighty Media Co., Ltd.
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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