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OAV 1: The Beginning of the End

© 1989 Youmex, Inc., © 1998 Anime Works
Color / Stereo / 45 minutes / Japanese Language / English Subtitles / English Dub


Kagetsuya and Chihaya are in Tokyo's Shibuya district studying the positive and negative aspects of humans. Having just recently become a team, Chihaya and Kagetsuya are still not getting along very well. After having an argument with Kagetsuya, Chihaya wanders the streets of Shibuya thinking back to their last observation in Hong Kong where he'd shown his true form to one of the earthians. While Kagetsuya may consider Chihaya's action a serious mistake or even a breach of conduct, Chihaya doesn't think so; it'd been a deliberate act on his part. However, while pondering over his partnership with Kagetsuya, Chihaya meets a young woman, Takako who is being chased by a group of men. Who are these men and why are they chasing her? Chihaya decides to help Takako and in the process gets himself and Kagetsuya involved in an unusual biohumanoid project conducted by an institution known as "House".

cast list

  • Chihaya: Sasaki Nozomu
  • Kagetsuya: Inoue Kazuhiko
  • Taki: Hayami Shou
  • Takako: Yamamoto Yuriko
  • Dr. Ashino: Shiozawa Kaneto
  • K-001: Kosugi Jyurota
  • Doctor: Hironaka Masashi
  • Hoshino: Tobita Nobuo
  • Stateman: Hirose Masashi
  • Head of Office: Sawaki Ikuya
  • Man: Kobayashi Michitaka
  • Young Man: Okura Masaaki

production info

Planning: Takatsuka Toshiki Original Story: Kouga Yun Director and Writer: Kogawa Toshiyasu Original Character Design: Kouga Yun Charater Design And Animation Director: Onuki Kenichi Art Director: Kaneko Hidetoshi Audio Director: Matsuura Noriyoshi Sound Producer: Hamada Kingo Director of Photography: Moriguchi Yosuke Producers: Tazaki Hiroshi, Abe Eiji Assistant Producer: Ikeguchi Kazuhiko

English Version Producers: John Sirabella English Version Production Manager: Sam Liebowitz English Version Production Coordinator: Edwin de la Cruz English Version Translation: Tokyo Rose

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