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Rave Master (レイヴ Reivu) is a Japanese anime series based on the first twelve volumes of the thirty-five volume manga written by Hiro Mashima. The 51 episode anime series was produced by Studio Deen and premiered on Japan's TBS on October 13, 2001 and ran until September 28, 2002. Tokyopop licensed the anime adaptation in North America.

The English dubbed version premiered on Cartoon Network in the United States on June 5, 2004 as part of Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block.

Synopsis

Haru Glory is a boy who lives with his sister, Cattleya, in Garage Island. After fishing out a creature named Plue, he meets Shiba who entrusts him with Rave Stone or more known as Holy Bring. From there on, he embarks on a quest leaving his sister at Garage Island like his father who went to find Rave 15 years ago. He meets Elie, a girl who loves to gamble but has lost her memory. They met up with Musica at Punk Street. They have to eliminate Demon Card using Rave and is helped by Elie's uncontrollable Ethelion and Musica's ability of controlling silver as a Silver-Claimer. Unfortunately, they have to collect 4 more Raves in order to eliminate the mother of all dark brings, Sinclair. Together, they find out their past including Haru and Musica who both do not know their parents very well. They also find out the connection between Ethelion and Rave.


Dubbing History

The series was licensed for an English language release by Tokyopop who chose to release the series only in an English dubbed format. Tokyopop edited the series for content and length, hired Rita Majkut to produce the English language version, which was recorded at Bill & Ted’s Excellent AD Ventures, Inc. Recording Studio in Burbank, and contracted Glenn Scott Lacey to compose an alternate musical score. The dub has garnered some significant criticism mainly for its edits. Critics were mainly concerned about how the script was rewritten for the series' English release which resulted in confusing character interactions and unfunny humor. The exclusive English soundtrack was also heavily criticized for not fitting with the series while the English voice acting was found underwhelming.

The English dubbed version premiered on Cartoon Network's Toonami programming block in the United States on June 5, 2004 and ended with episode 25 on December 11, 2004. Episode 26-35 then aired outside of Toonami on Cartoon Network from January 22, 2005 to April 2, 2005. From April 9, 2005 to June 4, 2005 the series returned to Toonami for 8 more episodes (episode 36-43) but was removed from the block due to low ratings. The series was then moved to 6:00 AM Sunday mornings on Cartoon Network to air the final episodes. The series also aired on Cartoon Network's Miguzi block.

The Sci-Fi Channel (now Syfy) began airing the dubbed episodes on March 16, 2009 as part of its "Ani-Monday" programming block and finished on September 21, 2009. Tokyopop released three DVD volumes of the series and in 2010 it released the entire series.

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
Main Characters
Haru Glory.png Haru Glory Tomokazu Seki Yuri Lowenthal
Elie.png Elie Ayako Kawasumi Michelle Ruff
Plue.png Plue Yukiji Mona Marshall
Hedara Musica.png Hedara Musica
(Hamrio Musica)
Shōtarō Morikubo Doug Erholtz
Hedara Musica2.png
Griff.png Griffon Kato Katsuya Shiga Tom Kenny
Let Dragon.png Let Dahaka Takehiro Murozono Doug Stone
Let human.png
Ruby R.png Ruby Yukiji Bob Glouberman
Secondary Characters
Sieghart.png Sieg Hart Masami Kikuchi Crispin Freeman
Shuda.png Shuda Toshihiko Seki
Shiba Roses.png Shiba Roses Tomomichi Nishimura Alan Shearman
Shiba young.png Kōichi Tōchika
(young)
Steve Blum
Alpine Spaniel.png Alpine Spaniel Hiroshi Yanaka Dave Wittenberg
Haja.png Haja Hitoshi Bifu Richard Epcar
Reina2.png Reina Yukana Nogami Tara Platt
Jegan.png Jegan Nobutoshi Canna Stephen Apostolina
Berial.png Berial Sōichirō Tanaka Kirk Thornton
Julius rm.png Julius Akira Sasanuma Jeff Nimoy
Deep Snow.png Deep Snow Katsuaki Arima Michael McConnohie
Gale Glory.png Gale Symphonia Glory VI Toshiyuki Morikawa Steve Bulen
Gale Raregroove.png Gale Raregroove Tesshō Genda Peter Lurie
Lucia Raregroove.png Lucia Raregroove Sōichirō Hoshi Armando Valdes-Kennedy
Cattleya Glory Prof.jpg Cattleya Glory Satsuki Yukino Cindy Robinson
Nakajima.png Nakajima Kōsuke Okano Randall Montgomery
Minor Characters
Bis.png Bis Hiromi Sugino Bob Papenbrook
Lasagna Mugshot.png Lasagna Chiharu Tezuka Mari Devon
Chino 2.png Chino Kanako Tateno Barbara Goodson
Lilith Nina.png Lilith Nina Jessica Straus
Deerhound.png Deerhound Toshihiko Nakajima Beau Billingslea
Mugshot of Clea Maltese.png Clea Maltese Mami Nakajima Dorothy Elias-Fahn
Dalmation.png Dalmation Kōsuke Okano ?¿
Franken Billy Masaya Takatsuka Peter Spellos
Feber.png Feber Kōichi Tōchika ?¿
Galein M.png Galein Musica Chō Ralph Votrian
Go's Avatar.png Go Hiroshi Matsumoto Randall Montgomery
Rosa Mugshot.png Rosa Miki Nagasawa Dorothy Elias-Fahn
Hebi.png Hebi Kōsuke Okano Nicholas Guest
Hole without her cap.png Haul Chiharu Tezuka Lara Jill Miller
Jeid Takehiro Murozono ?¿
The Rear Admiral
(Wonderful Goche)
Kazuya Ichijō David Lodge
Cheeks
(Kalen Berg)
Masahito Yabe Michael Sorich
Rumpy
(Maruko Belunju)
Tetsu Inada Nicholas Guest
Lance.png Lance Kazuya Ichijō Michael McConnohie
Poosya.png Poosya Hiroaki Ishikawa Dave Wittenberg
Rugar.png Rugar Hiromi Sugino
Melodia.png Melodia Kanako Tateno Stephanie Sheh
Resha Valentine.png Resha Valentine Ayako Kawasumi Michelle Ruff
Remi.png Remi Maltese Moya Arishima Kari Wahlgren
Rize Jin Yamanoi Doug Stone
Narrator Tomomichi Nishimura Alan Shearman

Additional Voices

Notes

  • Various characters from the show also appear in Hiro Mashima's other manga series, Fairy Tail. As the anime adaptation of Fairy Tail is dubbed by FUNimation Entertainment in Dallas, none of the original Los Angeles-based voice actors reprise the roles.
    • Mona Marshall is replaced by Majken Bullard, and later Monica Rial as Plue.
    • The members of Ketsupuri Gang (or, the Big Butt Bandits in the dub) also appear in Episode 126 of Fairy Tail (titled the Jiggle Butt Gang).
  • One of the few anime dubbing roles of Tom Kenny and Nicholas Guest
  • Yuri Lowenthal first lead anime.

Transmission

Date(s) Channel Country
2004-2005 Cartoon Network
(Toonami)
United States United States
2009 Sci-Fi

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Contents Region Country
Tokyopop 2004-2005 DVD.jpg Episodes 1-12 1
NTSC
United States United States
3 Volumes
2010 The Complete Series* 0
NTSC
1 Volume

*Released as a DVD-R on Demand Service through CreateSpace, which is no longer available.

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