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Burn Up is a metaseries that started in 1991 with the OVA titled Burn-Up!. It subsequently had an OVA mini-series titled Burn-Up W in 1996 and a television series titled Burn-Up Excess in 1997. Finally, a re-envisioned adaptation of the series titled Burn-Up Scramble aired in 2004. In the United States, the three original series were licensed and distributed by ADV Films.

Burn-Up

Burn-Up! is a 1991 Japanese anime original video animation directed by Yasunori Ide. It was released in Japan on March 21, 1991. ADV Films licensed the OVA for an English dub release on VHS and released it on October 2, 1995.

Cast

Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Maki Yumiko Shibata Tiffany Grant
Yuka Kumiko Nishihara Kimberly Yates
Kenji Hirokazu Hiramatsu Milton Lawrence
Reimi Miki Itō Amanda Winn Lee
The Chief Shōzō Iizuka Rick Peeples
Banba Shōichirō Akaboshi Don Huffman
Samuel McCoy Norio Wakamoto Aaron Krohn
Sayaka Yuri Shiratori Renee Foresman
Ryuji Hideyuki Umezu Henry Pinter
Gonnack / Suzuki Kiyoyuki Yanada Steve Bosco
Captain Hashima Nobuo Tanaka Rob Mungle
Takeda / 'Old Man' Ichirō Nagai Jimmy Slaughter

Additional Voices

  • Jan Angus
  • Steve Bosco
  • Renee Foresman
  • Dennis Fowler
  • Matt Greenfield
  • Kathleen Jenkins
  • Jason C. Lee
  • Rob Mungle
  • Henry Pinter
  • Marcy Rae
  • Lorraine Reyes
  • Jimmy Slaughter
  • Kurt Stoll

Video Releases

Distributor Format Year Volumes Country
ADV Films VHS
DVD
1998
2005
1 United States
Sentai Filmworks DVD 2009 1 United States

External Links

  • Burn-Up at the Internet Movie Database
  • Burn-Up (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

Burn-Up W

Burn-Up W is an anime OVA directed by Hiroshi Negishi and released from April 10, 1996 to September 26, 1996. It was soon followed by a series version called Burn Up Excess though it occasionally lacks continuity with the series.

The OVA consists of four episodes, which were released in the United States by ADV Films on June 25, 1996.

Cast

Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Rio Kinezono Yuka Imai Amanda Winn Lee
Maya Jingu Maya Okamoto Renee Foresman
Lilica Ebett Sakura Tange Kimberly Yates
Nanvel Candlestick Yuri Amano Carol Amerson
Maki Kawasaki Yumiko Shibata Tiffany Grant
Yuji Naruo Ryōtarō Okiayu Jason C. Lee
Ruby Masako Katsuki Marcy Rae
Chisato Akemi Okamura Kim Sevier
Professor M. Toshiya Ueda Tristan MacAvery

Episodic Characters

Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episode
Terrorist A Yūichi Nagashima Brett Weaver 1
Terrorist B Wataru Takagi Kurt Stoll
Terrorist C Toshiharu Sakurai Doug Smith
Terrorist D Mitsuru Ogata Matt Greenfield
Detective Hidetoshi Nakamura Rick Peeples
Section Manager Shōzō Iizuka Rob Mungle 1 - 2
Maria Kyoko Hikami Allison Keith 2
Cyberbabe ¿? Sue Ulu
Doberhead Rokurō Naya Bryan Bounds 3 - 4

Additional Voices

Video Releases

Distributor Format Year Volumes Country
ADV Films VHS
DVD
1998
2005
2
1
United States

External Links

  • Burn-Up W at the Internet Movie Database
  • Burn-Up W (anime) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

Burn-Up Excess

Burn-Up Excess is a Japanese anime television series, directed by Shinichiro Kimura, animated by Magic Bus and produced by AIC. It aired from 1997 to 1998, consisting of 13 episodes. It was released by ADV Films in North America.

Cast

Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Rio Kinezono Yuka Imai Amanda Winn Lee
Maki Kawasaki Mami Kingetsu Beth Wernick
Maya Jingu Maya Okamoto Lani Minella
Lilica Ebett Sakura Tange Kimberly Yates
Nanvel Candlestick Yuri Amano Allison Keith
Yuji Naruo Ryōtarō Okiayu Jason C. Lee
Restaurant Owner Norio Wakamoto Ron West
Owner's Wife Tomoko Kotani Paula Tiso
Ruby Emi Shinohara
Supervisor ¿? Douglas Rye
Chief of Police Norio Wakamoto Jim Gallant

Episodic Characters

Character Seiyū Dub Actor Episode
Governor Tateyama Shigeru Shiibashi Douglas Rye 1
Abisham Hiroshi Naka Jim Gallant 3
Tommy Masashi Hirose Dominic Armato 4
Bob Kiyomitsu Mizūchi Dave Wittenberg
Dirigible Captain Kiyoyuki Yanada Jim Gallant
Woman ¿? Amy Seeley
Gondo Chafurin Ryan Paregien
Ana Kitagawa Chinami Nishimura Valerie Arem 5
Miyuki Fujidera Ayako Shiraishi Amy Seeley 6 - 7
Chimama ¿? Paul Mercier 8
Josephine ¿? Steven Kruiser
Caroline ¿? Dave Wittenberg
General ¿? Douglas Rye 9 - 10
Technician ¿? Jeff Hobbs
Tank Commander ¿? Jim Gallant 9
Masato/Harry Toshihiko Seki Michael Ross 12 - 13
Guide ¿? Douglas Rye 12

Additional Voices

Video Releases

Distributor Format Year Volumes Country
ADV Films DVD 2002-2003
2004
4
1
United States

External Links

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