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To-Y
To-Y

To-Y is the lead singer of GASP, an anti-idol punk rock band. Niya is the neko-musume (cat-girl). This is their story.


The Anime

Original story by
Atsushi Kamijo

Screen Play by
Izo Hashimoto

Produced by
Ayao Wakana (Studio Gallop)

Directed by
Mamoru Hamatsu

Animation Director and Character Design:
Naoyuki Onda

Genre: Music/Teenagers/Drama/Animated
Type: OAV (Original Animation Video)
Year: 1987
Country: Japan
Language: Japanese
Runtime: 55 minutes
VHS information: CBS/Sony Inc. Stereo/Hi-fi. Catalogue number: 00ZG 105. Release date: 10/1/87. 12000 Yen.
Betamax information: CBS/Sony Inc. Stereo/Hi-fi. Catalogue number: 00QG 105. Release date: 10/1/87. 12000 Yen.
VHD information: CBS/Sony Inc. Catalogue number: 96VG 105. Release date: 11/1/87.
Laserdisc information: CBS/Sony Inc. NTSC/Color. CLV/Stereo with Digital Sound. Catalogue number: 96LG 105. Release date: 11/1/87. 9600 Yen.
(All versions of the To-Y anime are presumably out of print).


Production Staff

To-Y artbook cover (click for larger version)

Cast:
To-Y: Kaneto Shiozawa
Niya: Nokko
Hiderow: Mitsuki Yayoi
Isami: Tatsuo Yamada
Shouji: Toshihiko Seki
Momo: Tessho Genda
Kaie: Kazuyuki Sogabe

Original story by Atsushi Kamijo
Screen Play by Izo Hashimoto
Produced by Ayao Wakana (Studio Gallop)
Directed by Mamoru Hamatsu
Animation Director and Character Design: Naoyuki Onda
Art Director: Shichiro Kobayashi
Screen Director: Juurou Sugimura
Sound Director: Atsumi Tashiro
Music Director: Masaya Matsuura (Psy-s)
Music Staff: Takahiro Ohno, Masato Ohmori
Editing: Shuichi Kakeku
Production in Charge: Kengo Kimura
Animation Check: Yoshiaki Yoshino
Original Drawings by: Yuzo Sato, Tokuhiro Matsubara, Hideaki Matsuoka, Akitoshi Yokoyama, Osamu Tsuruyama, Sayuri Matsumoto, Takayuki Goto, Koichi Hashimoto, Kouichi Chigira, Yoshimitsu Ohhashi, Yuji Mukouyama, Akihiro Enomoto, Tomonori Hattori
Animation: Studio Gallop
Finishing Touches: Studio Killy
Setting: Kobayashi Production



Thanks to:

James Kao
for providing the screen captures that appear on this site and for his work on the original To-Y webpage
Naomi Nakayama
for finding me the manga and helping to clarify obscure points
Daisuke Chew
for information on the manga and translation help
Lillian Olsen
for translation help
Fred Leggett
for info on the various releases, as well as his splendid work as the producer of the To-Y fan CD
In memory of Kaneto Shiozawa (1954-2000)


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Last updated on January 1st, 2005
Lawrence Eng
leng@cjas.org