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  • Atsushi Kamijo (To-Y: original story) wrote a manga called Zingy in 1984. He also wrote Sex, which, despite the provocative title, has no explicit sexual content. Sex is often considered Kamijo's best work. [more information]
  • Mamoru Hamatsu (To-Y: director) also directed the first two installments of The Heroic Legend of Arislaan (theatrically released in 1991 and 1992) and episodes 5 and 6 of the same series. In 1983, he was the Assistant Director of Crusher Joe. In 1984, he directed Giant Gorg. In 1985, he directed episodes 4, 7, and 12 of Dirty Pair. In 1986, he was the Assistant Director of Arion and Tezuka's Border Planet. After directing To-Y in 1987, he worked on scenario and storyboards for Samurai Troopers Yoroiden's first episodes and then directed the second half of the series.
  • Izo Hashimoto (To-Y: Screenplay) directed Ambassador Magma and worked on Akira as the scenario director.
  • Shichiro Kobayashi (To-Y: art director) is on the staff of Shoujo Kakumei Utena.
  • Hajime Mizoguchi (To-Y: soundtrack contributor) also composed most of the background music for Please Save My Earth. He was also a major contributor to the soundtrack of Escaflowne.
  • Naoyuki Onda (To-Y: animation director and character design) worked as a key animator for several episodes of Heavy Metal L-Gaim, directed episodes of Zeta and ZZ Gundam, was the character designer for Steel Ogre, Evil Dragon War Chronicles, and Sol Bianca, and was the animation director of Sol Bianca and several other anime.
  • "Niya" or "Nyaa" is the Japanese equivalent of "meow."
  • "Hiderow" is a boy's name. Supposedly, Hiderow's parents were very traditional and wanted a boy, so when they had a girl, they gave her a boy's name.
  • Other titles produced by Studio Gallop include Kodomo no Omocha, Anime SanJuushi, Tekkaman o Oe, Hime-chan no Ribbon, Akazukin Cha Cha, Nurse Angel Ririka SOS, and Rurouni Kenshin.
  • The To-Y Laserdisc is considered very rare.
  • The people who translated the To-Y script, Ken Nakata and Chris Keller, both wrote for V.Max magazine. Chris Keller was the editor of V.Max.
  • On the Psy-s album, Mint Electric, they have a song called Toyholic which was inspired by the To-Y manga.
  • Nokko (To-Y: Niya's seiyuu) was the lead singer of Rebecca, a wildly successful (and respected) 80's j-rock band. In 1987, Rebecca won "The Grand-Prix: Artist of the Year" award. Rebecca disbanded in 1991, but Nokko continues to pursue her own solo career, and even made a US-released album, "Call Me Nightlife," in 1993.

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Last updated on January 1st, 2005
Lawrence Eng