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'''''Big Windup!''''', also known as ''Okiku Furikabutte'' and ''Ofuri '', is a Japanese anime series adapted from Asa Higuchi's manga of the same name. Produced by A-1 Pictures, the initial series ran for 25 episodes on TBS between April 12 and September 27, 2007. It later inspired a direct-to-video episode and a second season. Texas-based anime distributor Funimation Entertainment licensed the first season for North American release in 2008 and released an English dub with local talent in 2009.  
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'''''Big Windup!''''', also known as ''Okiku Furikabutte'' and ''Ofuri '', is a Japanese anime series adapted from Asa Higuchi's manga of the same name. Produced by A-1 Pictures, the initial series ran for 25 episodes on TBS between April 12th and September 27th, 2007. It later inspired a direct-to-video episode and a second season. Texas-based anime distributor Funimation Entertainment licensed the first season for North American release in 2008 and released an English dub with local talent in 2009.  
  
A separate English dub was produced for the South East Asian market. Recorded in Hong Kong at Red Angel Media, the series debuted on Animax Asia on August 13, 2008.<ref>[https://animaxfans.livejournal.com/36183.html Animax Fans.] Retrieved 02 Dec '17</ref><ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20080731235251/http://www.animax-asia.com:80/program/synopsis.php?i=317 Synopsis for Big Windup!] Retrieved 02 Dec '17</ref> It starred Russel Wait and Matt Bailey.<ref>[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7421 Big Windup! (TV) Anime News Network.] Retrieved 02 Dec '17</ref> It's not known if the dub progressed beyond the show's initial season.
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A separate English dub was produced for the South East Asian market. Recorded in Hong Kong at Red Angel Media, the series debuted on Animax Asia on August 13th, 2008.<ref>[https://animaxfans.livejournal.com/36183.html Animax Fans live journal which mentions the show..] Retrieved 02 Dec '17</ref><ref>[http://web.archive.org/web/20080731235251/http://www.animax-asia.com:80/program/synopsis.php?i=317 Archived Animax Asia page which has the synopsis for ''Big Windup!''] Retrieved 02 Dec '17</ref> It starred Russel Wait and Matt Bailey.<ref>[https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=7421 Anime News Network encyclopedia page on ''Big Windup!''.] Retrieved 02 Dec '17</ref> It's not known if the dub progressed beyond the show's initial season.
  
A third English adaptation was produced by Ocean Productions in Vancouver, Canada. Information regarding this dub is limited to the resume of actor Michael Coleman, who lists himself as the lead, Ren Mihashi, and the project as having been directed by Karl Willems.<ref>[http://archive.is/fIKfR Voice-Over Demo & Resume.] Retrieved 02 Dec '17</ref> As Coleman didn't specify, whether this product was limited to just a pilot remains a mystery.
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A third English adaptation was produced by Ocean Productions in Vancouver, Canada. Information regarding this dub is limited to the resume of actor Michael Coleman, who lists himself as the lead, Ren Mihashi, and the project as having been directed by Karl Willems.<ref>[http://archive.is/fIKfR Archived page that has a voice-over demo and a resume for the dub.] Retrieved 02 Dec '17</ref> As Coleman didn't specify, whether this product was limited to just a pilot remains a mystery.
  
 
Neither dub has a known home video release. Only a small clip from Red Angel Media's sizzle reel has surfaced from the Animax dub.
 
Neither dub has a known home video release. Only a small clip from Red Angel Media's sizzle reel has surfaced from the Animax dub.

Latest revision as of 14:47, 4 December 2019

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DVD Cover For Series.

Status: Partially Found

Big Windup!, also known as Okiku Furikabutte and Ofuri , is a Japanese anime series adapted from Asa Higuchi's manga of the same name. Produced by A-1 Pictures, the initial series ran for 25 episodes on TBS between April 12th and September 27th, 2007. It later inspired a direct-to-video episode and a second season. Texas-based anime distributor Funimation Entertainment licensed the first season for North American release in 2008 and released an English dub with local talent in 2009.

A separate English dub was produced for the South East Asian market. Recorded in Hong Kong at Red Angel Media, the series debuted on Animax Asia on August 13th, 2008.[1][2] It starred Russel Wait and Matt Bailey.[3] It's not known if the dub progressed beyond the show's initial season.

A third English adaptation was produced by Ocean Productions in Vancouver, Canada. Information regarding this dub is limited to the resume of actor Michael Coleman, who lists himself as the lead, Ren Mihashi, and the project as having been directed by Karl Willems.[4] As Coleman didn't specify, whether this product was limited to just a pilot remains a mystery.

Neither dub has a known home video release. Only a small clip from Red Angel Media's sizzle reel has surfaced from the Animax dub.

Gallery

An Animax Asia promo for the show.
Footage from the Hong Kong dub starts at 1:44.

References