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Witch Hunter Robin
The cover of Volume 1 of the Witch Hunter Robin DVDs released by Bandai Entertainment.
ウィッチハンターロビン
(Witch Hunter Robin)
Demographic Seinen
Genre Paranormal, Mystery, Drama
TV anime
Director Shukou Murase
Studio Sunrise
Licensor Flag of Japan Bandai Visual
Flag of the United States Bandai Entertainment
Network Flag of Japan Animax, TV Tokyo
Flag of Malaysia Flag of Singapore Flag of India Flag of Thailand Flag of Indonesia Animax
Flag of the United States Cartoon Network (Adult Swim)
Flag of Canada YTV (Bionix)
Flag of the Philippines Animax, GMA 7
Original run July 2, 2002December 24, 2002
Episodes 26

Witch Hunter Robin (ウィッチハンターロビン?) is a Japanese anime series created by Sunrise. It follows the STN-J, the Japanese branch of a secret global organization called "SOLOMON" that fights the harmful use of witchcraft, using a database of those who have (or inherited from their parents) the power of witchcraft in order to arrest or eliminate them should their powers "awaken". The series focuses on one of the STN-J's members, Robin Sena. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Seinen not to be confused with adult )) is a subset of manga that is generally targeted at an 18–30 year old male audience, but the audience can be much older with some comics aimed at businessmen well into their 40s. ... Paranormal is an umbrella term used to describe a wide variety of reported anomalous phenomena. ... Mystery fiction is a distinct subgenre of detective fiction that entails the occurrence of an unknown event which requires the protagonist to make known (or solve). ... For other uses, see Drama (disambiguation). ... TV redirects here. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Shukou Murase ) is an anime director and animator. ... Sunrise logo Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Tin plate toy car by Bandai Bandai is a Japanese toy making company. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Tin plate toy car by Bandai Bandai is a Japanese toy making company. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Animax ) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. ... The logo of TV Tokyo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Thailand. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... Animax ) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... For Cartoon Network outside of the United States, see Cartoon Network around the world. ... Adult Swim is the name for an adult-oriented television programming network. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... YTV is a Canadian cable television specialty channel aimed at youth, available nationwide through cable and satellite television. ... Bionix logo. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Philippines. ... Animax ) is a Japanese anime satellite television network, established and owned by Sony Corporation, and dedicated to broadcasting anime programming. ... GMA Network, Inc. ... is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... This is a list of episodes from the anime series, Witch Hunter Robin. ... This is a list of episodes from the anime series, Witch Hunter Robin. ... “Animé” redirects here. ... Sunrise logo Founded in 1972, Sunrise Inc. ... “Witch” redirects here. ...

Contents

Plot

See also: List of Witch Hunter Robin episodes

Robin Sena is a "craft user", born in Japan and raised by the Roman Catholic Church in Italy. She is trained to use her craft (fire) to hunt down witches. Witchcraft is a genetic trait, dormant within a number of individuals within the human population. However, powers can be "awakened" in these dormant human "seeds" at any time. Trained hunters, usually craft-users or "seeds" themselves, are needed to keep watch over "seeds" and hunt those whose abilities become active, serving in secret organizations, such as the parent branch "Solomon" (and the "STN-J" branch in Japan), as self-appointed police to curtail the use of witchcraft in society. This is a list of episodes from the anime series, Witch Hunter Robin. ... Catholic Church redirects here. ... This article is about the general scientific term. ...


The series begins when Robin arrives in Japan to gain information for Solomon headquarters about a fabled item that holds the "secrets of the craft" while acting undercover as a new hunter to the STN-J in their efforts to capture witches. It is hinted that she understands something of the STN-J's use of Orbo when she refuses to wear the necklaces the hunters wear with it, claiming it frightens her.


Orbo is a green liquid that negates witch abilities. STN-J's hunters carry small vials of it on necklaces as a form of protection against their targets' craft. Hunters also carry air pistols which fire darts or pellets of orbo that dampen witch powers when it enters the bloodstream. Hunters who are craft-users or seeds can use orbo with little ill effects (their powers are reportedly diminished while using it), but the substance is initially debilitating to normal humans.


As the series goes on, Robin grows increasingly uncomfortable with her role in hunting and capturing other witches. She begins to question the treatment they receive while incarcerated in the mysterious "Factory". Robin begins to worry that she will become a target and grows to suspect that her partner Amon will welcome the opportunity to hunt her. Eventually, Robin does become a target of Solomon and labeled a witch, becoming "hunted". In the end, Robin finds out more about her craft and that of witches than she knew at the beginning. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Witchcraft. ...


Initially, the series appears to take a "monster of the week" approach. About halfway through the 26-episode season, the characters and the relationships between them are established and the main plot gets underway. Villain of the week (or, depending on genre, monster of the week) is a concept that describes the format of certain television shows. ...


Characters

Robin as she appears from the opening sequence of the series.

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STN-J (Main characters)

Robin Sena (瀬名 ロビン Sena Robin?) Voiced by: Akeno Watanabe (Japanese), Kari Wahlgren (English) Akeno Watanabe (渡辺 明乃 Watanabe Akeno, born November 18, 1982) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Chiba. ... Kari K. Wahlgren (born in 1977 in Hoisington, Kansas) is an American voice actress who has provided English language voices for several anime titles and video games. ...

Robin is a soft-spoken 15-year-old girl with a mysterious origin, given that she has power similar to the witches she helps hunt. She was raised in a convent in Italy before she joined the STN-J.
Robin has pyrokinetic abilities that allow her to manifest varying amounts of fire. In addition, she can channel her energy into shields capable of blocking both solid matter and "crafts", or magical powers, from other craft-users like herself. However, any use of her power causes her eyesight to weaken, which in turn greatly reduces the accuracy and effectiveness of her pyrokinesis. This problem is easily solved when she begins wearing glasses. Though good-natured, Robin has employed her gift to the point of lethal force when necessary to either save someone's life or for the good of others.
Her powers rapidly grow as the series progress, going from being able to light several candles to being able to kill a person by incinerating them. Her abilities get to the point where she is labeled dangerous by Solomon, and is ordered to be hunted as a witch. The hunters sent after Robin are killed by her, usually by incineration via Robin's pyrokinetic ability. At the end of the series it is discovered that Robin is in fact a "Designer Witch", a Witch created through genetic engineering in a project called "Project Robin".
Her fate at the end of the series is unknown, however it is hinted that both she and Amon survived the collapse of the Factory. At the end episode 26, while Doujima states that Robin and Amon must have died in the collapse of the Factory, it is said in a tone suggesting that she does not believe this but that it would be best for Robin and Amon if they were believed to be dead.
Supporting main character, Amon.

Amon ((亜門 Amon?) Voiced by: Takuma Takewaka (Japanese), Crispin Freeman (English) Pyrokinesis is the postulated or fictional psi ability to excite the atoms within an object, possibly creating enough energy to ignite the object. ... A pair of modern glasses Glasses, also called eyeglasses or spectacles are frames, bearing lenses worn in front of the eyes normally for vision correction, eye protection, or for protection from UV rays. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Takuma Takewaka (竹若拓磨 Takewaka Takuma) is a Japanese voice actor (seiyuu) born on 22nd March 1971. ... Crispin McDougal Freeman (born February 9, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois) is a prolific American voice actor best known for his roles as Alucard in Hellsing and the OVA Hellsing Ultimate and as Touga Kiryuu from Revolutionary Girl Utena. ...

Amon is a 25-year-old S-class Hunter and is also Robin's partner. Originally, he is reluctant to team up with Robin, seeing her as more of an annoyance than an actual partner. However, seeing her worthiness in cases concerning highly prominent witches, he eventually accepts her. Later on in the anime, Amon is ordered by Solomon to hunt Robin, as she has learned the arcana of the craft and her powers have grown beyond Solomon's control. However, when coming to face Robin, Amon finds that he cannot kill her. It is revealed near the end of the series that Amon's father was a witch and his mother a "seed", indicating that Amon himself also carries the dormant witch trait.
Supporting Main Character, Sakaki.

Haruto Sakaki ((榊 晴人 Sakaki Haruto?) Voiced by: Jun Fukuyama (Japanese), Johnny Yong Bosch (English) Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Jun Fukuyama , born November 26, 1978 in Takatsuki, Osaka) is a male seiyÅ« (voice actor). ... Johnny Yong Bosch (January 6, 1976) is an American television actor of partial Korean descent. ...

Sakaki is an eighteen-year-old Hunter working with the STN-J. He is brash, slightly hot-tempered, ambitious, and supportive. He often rushes into danger during hunts, and this often produces regrettable results. He is the newest member of the group after Robin, and is initially afraid of being replaced when she arrives. Sakaki is not biased about choosing friends however, and welcomes Robin to the crew.
Later on in the anime, Sakaki is attacked by Factory's Attack Team, and is only saved via direct intervention of Robin, Amon, Doujima and Nagira. He later helps Robin infiltrate the Factory, and provides covering fire while Michael attempts to get an elevator back online. He is confirmed alive after Factory's collapse, Michael mentions that he still hunts witches at the end of the series.

Michael Lee Voiced by: Hiro Yuuki (Japanese), Dave Wittenberg (English) ... David Richard Paul Wittenberg (Born September 1, 1971 in Johannesburg, South Africa) is a prolific video game and anime voice actor (with nearly a hundred titles to his credit). ...

Michael is a hacker and the technical support expert in the STN-J. He is confined to the STN-J building 24/7 by the director Zaizen after being caught hacking into the STN-J's computer network (the only network he was unable to avoid detection in, as he states to Robin). Zaizen had given him the option of either working for STN-J or being killed on the spot, and Michael had opted for the former. Michael somewhat avoids Robin at first, but then begins to warm up to her, particularly when Robin stays behind in the office at night to accompany him. Michael is able to dig up extensive information about various witches, police reports, and the like, all the while covering his tracks. In the end, he is finally given permission to leave STN-J headquarters.

Miho Karasuma ((烏丸 美穂 Karasuma Miho?) Voiced by: Kaho Kōda (Japanese), Wendee Lee (English) Kaho Kōda ) is a Japanese voice actress, who was born on July 8, 1967 in Tokyo. ... Wendee Lee (born April 29, 1955 in Los Angeles, CA) is an American voice actress, one of the most prolific and experienced in the business. ...

Karasuma is a nineteen-year-old hunter with the craft of psychometry, a craft which allows her to touch an object and read strong emotions and thoughts a person had while holding it. She can also sometimes see past events that happened to, or around, an item or place. She uses this power when examining evidence or crime scenes, and through this she is able to relay useful information to the rest of the group. She gives Robin advice on how to improve her control over her power, and also acts like a mentor to her. Though rather young, her level of professionalism and determination to get things done make her seem older. Towards the end of the series, she is captured by the Factory in an operation planned by Zaizen for Orbo testing, and is given the choice to either hunt Robin or die like the rest of the witches. She refuses to hunt Robin, and is seen stumbling out of the debris after the Factory collapses. After that, she tells Doujima that what happened to Amon and Robin was a fluke and that she doesn't know exactly what happened to them. In the end, she takes Amon's place and works as hard as she can to hunt down witches.

Yurika Dōjima ((堂島 百合香 Dōjima Yurika?) Voiced by: Kyoko Hikami (Japanese), Michelle Ruff (English) For the psychology discipline see psychometrics. ... Kyoko Hikami (氷上 恭子 Hikami Kyōko, born January 11, 1969) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Kobe. ... Michelle Suzanne Ruff (Born September 22, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American voice actress known for her work in anime and video games. ...

Dōjima is portrayed as as carefree, lazy, vain, and immature; and she would sooner go shopping than go on a mission any chance she gets. She is consistently late for work and rarely does anything around the office, getting much negative attention from Kosaka. According to her, her parents had STN-J act as her "caretakers" and have the authority to get STN-J in trouble. She is a disappointment to the other STN-J members most of the time by doing the most minimal work during missions, and ditching them immediately when her task is finished. Dōjima does not warm up to Robin at first and mockingly calling her "Amon's Girl", but towards the end of the series she begins to take a liking for Robin calling her "Little Robin". She also begins to do a little more work and proves she has more insight and perception of her surroundings than originally presumed. Revealed to be a Solomon intelligence operative, Dōjima was sent by Solomon to the STN-J to uncover more information about the Orbo. In the end, she escapes the Factory with Nagira. After the attack on the Factory, she finally begins doing a good job in hunting witches.

Chief Inspector Shintarō Kosaka ((小坂 慎太郎 Kosaka Shintarō?) Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji (Japanese), Doug Stone (English) Shinpachi Tsuji (è¾» 親八 Tsuji Shinpachi, born October 20, 1956) is a seiyÅ« who was born in Onagawa, Miyagi. ... Doug Stone (born 9 June 1956) is a voice actor who is most noteable for his representation of the Psycho Mantis from the popular video game Metal Gear Solid. ...

Kosaka is a rather short-tempered man who works directly under Zaizen, and passes on reports of the organization's progress as well as other related information. Not much is known about his work, as he is mostly seen criticizing the employees while they are investigating a case, or not doing work when he thinks they should. He constantly yells and scolds his employees, and he mostly fusses over Hattori and Dōjima. Although he may be an annoyance to the rest of the Hunters, he shows some concern for them. He was originally a member of the city police force, thus, he possesses connections that come in rather useful when the hunters are unable to use the STN-J databases. At the end of the series, it is revealed that Kosaka has become the new administrator of STN-J, replacing the deceased Zaizen.

Shohei Hattori ((服部 庄平 Hattori Shohei?) Voiced by: Masaaki Ōkura (Japanese), Dave Mallow (English) David J. Mallow (born in October 19, 1948 in Park Ridge, Illinois) is a voice actor. ...

Not much is known about Hattori, except that he works with filing and other various jobs Kosaka requests him to do. His attitude towards his fellow staff is somewhat snobbish and uncaring, but around Kosaka, he acts as a suck-up and abruptly halts whatever he is doing to listen to him.

Takuma Zaizen ((財前 琢磨 Zaizen Takuma?) Voiced by: Michihiro Ikemizu (Japanese), Jamieson Price (English) Michihiro Ikemizu (æ± æ°´ 通洋 Ikemizu Michihiro, born April 11, 1943) is a veteran seiyu. ... Jamieson Kent Price (Born April 28, 1961 in West Palm Beach, Florida) is an American voice actor; he is most well known for his deep and booming voice and can be heard in numerous anime shows and video games. ...

Zaizen is the administrator of the STN-J and the Factory, and is Tōko's father. It is eventually revealed that he is behind transforming the blood of witches into the substance called orbo, which the Hunters use to stop witches. Suspicion regarding the source of orbo causes Solomon to take action and attack the STN-J for information about the secrets of the orbo. Zaizen is eventually killed by Robin during an unsuccessful attempt to murder her himself, and subsequently fleeing into an elevator shaft that was completely ignited.

Solomon

Father Juliano Colegui Voiced by: Masane Tsukayama (Japanese), Tom Wyner (English) Thomas Halperin Wyner (Born June 16, 1947) is an English-American voice actor for anime series who usually gets tough guy or villain roles. ...

Father Juliano is Robin's former guardian, and is also her maternal grandfather who raised her from birth. He visits Robin in the latter part of the series to inform her about the events surrounding her past. During the times Robin stays with Nagira, he is the one who asks Amon to hunt Robin, for fear that she wouldn't be able to control her powers as they grew stronger. Later, in "Redemption Day" he confronts Robin himself, and sees that she has not changed, nor turned into the monster he feared her to be. He asks her forgiveness and blesses her, giving her the information taken from Todo's journal that will help her choose her path, and entrusts her to her own destiny, knowing she will choose the right actions.

Grand Inquisitor Cortion Voiced by: Hiroshi Naka (Japanese), Michael Forest (English) Hiroshi Naka , born November 29, 1960) is a Japanese voice actor who is affiliated with Production Baobab. ... Gerald Michael Charlebois, better known as Michael Forest (born April 17, 1929 in Harvey, North Dakota, USA), is an American voice actor who has voiced in many anime titles. ...

Grand Inquisitor[1] Cortion is an Inquisitor sent from Solomon to perform an inquisition on the craft-user Shiro Masudo in the episode "The Eyes of Truth." Karasuma explains to Sakaki that Solomon uses a human Inquisitor to make the final decision whether a craft-user/witch can be a hunter or not. Amon and Robin escort Cortion to the church he will be staying, and a discussion between the Inquisitor and Robin reveals that he performed Robin's Inquisition. As Cortion is leaving to return to HQ after the Inquisition, he tells Robin they will probably never meet again and alludes to the fact that she has awakened to "the pleasure of using her craft."

Sestra Voiced by: Hitoshi Kamibeppu (Japanese), Kirk Thornton (English) Kirk Thornton (Born Sean Thornton on May 13, 1956 in Portland, Oregon) is a prolific American voice actor. ...

Sestra is a male witch hunter who dresses like a magician, and is one of the most feared witch hunters due to the fact that he avoids of every form of law enforcement and detainment. Even Robin herself expressed fear when he was mentioned in a case. His trademark is to leave origami cranes with the name of his next victim on his latest victim. Sestra is the first of the witch hunters dispatched by Solomon HQ to hunt Robin when they decide she has become a threat. It is during her battle with him that she understands how the Arcana of the Craft works and becomes more powerful.

Hiroshi Tōdō Voiced by: Naoya Uchida (Japanese), Tony Oliver (English) This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Tony Oliver is an American voice actor best known for voicing Arsene Lupin III from Lupin The 3rd. ...

Tōdō is Robin's "father", and a brilliant scientist. He researched a new project to repair the conflicts between humans and witches, however all evidence of his research was destroyed by Solomon because of the potential danger it contained, although it was far too late as the project had already reached its final stages. In the last episode, a recording of him is displayed on a computer in The Factory. He explains everything about his project, Robin's past, and the origins of the society's imbalance (much to Zaizan's dismay). Todo entrusts Juliano with Robin's care, after Maria's death, hoping that his gamble will pay off and she will not be destroyed.

Maria Colegui

Maria is the daughter of Father Juliano and is also Robin's mother, although not by a standard means of birth. She passed her power of pyrokinesis to Robin, stating that Robin is the "Hope" for the future of the well-being of all witches, as well as the key to solving the struggle of acceptance between witches and humans. After giving birth to Robin, Maria died.

"Witches"

Witch Episode Japanese Seiyuu English Voice Actor
Kazuya Misawa Addicted to Power (2) Kazuya Ichijou Kirk Thornton
Karata Kazuma Dancing in Darkness (3) Kouji Ishii Michael McConnohie
Sayoko Stubborn Aesthetics (4) Shoko Kikuchi Dorothy Elias-Fahn
"Single-Eye" Smells Like The Wandering Spirit (5) Kirk Thornton
Chie Raindrops (6) Makoto Tsumura Karen Strassman
Mamoru Kudō Simple-Mind (7) Reiko Takagi Mary Elizabeth McGlynn
Akio Kurosawa Faith (8) Mahito Ōba Steven Blum
Saki Yoshioka Sign of the Craft (9) Tomoko Kawakami Karen Strassman
Yutaka Kobari Separate Lives (10) Shigeru Shibuya Richard Cansino
Jyuuzou Narumi The Soul Cages (11) Yuji Ueda Lex Lang
"Methusaleh" The Soul Cages (11)
Precious Illusions (12)
Natsumi Sakuma Catherine Battistone (Adult)
Julie Maddalena (Child)
Shiro Masuda The Eyes of Truth (13) Takayuki Fujimoto Kirk Thornton
Muroi All I Really Ought To Know (20) Doug Stone

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Other characters

Yuji "Master" Kobari Voiced by: Hirotaka Nagai (Japanese), Jerry Gelb (English) Jerry Gelb is a voice actor. ...

Master is the calm and polite proprietor of "Harry's", a cafe frequented by Robin and the rest of the series' main cast. Aside from Episode 10, and towards the end of the series, only one or two hunters from STN-J are ever seen there at a time. His son, Yukata, is revealed to be a witch, and it is strongly hinted that Yuji has "awakened" as well. He usually provides the Hunters with information that he manages to pick up from his customers. He takes a special interest in Robin, looking out for her and preparing food for her when she can't come down to the bar. Near the end of the series, when the hunters from the STN-J meet at Harry's, he informs Robin she has lost weight, empathizes with her troubles and welcomes her "home."

Shunji Nagira ((凪羅 俊司 Nagira Shunji?) Voiced by: Jin Yamanoi (Japanese), Lex Lang (English) Yamanoi Jin (山野井 仁) is a seiyu who was born on November 16, 1962 in Tokyo. ... Walter Alexis Lang, better known as Lex Lang, is an American voice actor, musician, singer, and co-founder of Love Planet Records. ...

Nagira is an attorney and is Amon's older half-brother by the same father. He takes Robin in after she leaves STN-J, and he runs a private office with two assistants. He has Robin act as a bike messenger, partly because he does not believe the government is correct in persecuting witches. Nagira gathers information in the streets by means of a man he meets in a pachinko bar as well as a witch in Wall City. Personality-wise, he appears to be the opposite of his brother, as he is talkative, goofy, occasionally lazy, and tends to do things his way.

Mika Hanamura ((花村 美加 Hanamura Mika?) Voiced by: Yuka Komatsu (Japanese), Julie Ann Taylor (English) Classic pachinko machine Pachinko parlor at night Entrance to pachinko parlor in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan. ... Julie Ann Taylor (born August 30, 1961 in Fort Irwin, California) is a voice actress who primarily works at Bang Zoom! Entertainment. ...

Mika is a secretary at the law office where Robin stays, and she constantly scolds Nagira for being lazy. She has her hair tied back and seems a little pushy and easily annoyed, but she shows concern for her fellow workers.

Tōko Masaki ((真崎 瞳子 Masaki Tōko?) Voiced by: Mami Nakajima (Japanese), Mela Lee (English) Mela Lee is an American musician and voice actress. ...

Tōko is Robin's roommate, and also Zaizen's daughter. She takes care of Robin until the raid at STN-J, and expresses interest in Robin by asking her several questions. She appears to have had a relationship with Amon, but he eventually decides to end the relationship. In the middle of the series, a group of assasins tie her up, duct tape her mouth shut, and use her a bait during an assasination attempt on Robin in her apartment. During the ensuing gun battle, she is shot in the back and critically injured. When she recovers she is unable to cope with what happened, and is institutionalized in a sanitarium for the remainder of the series.

Staff

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Theme songs

  • Opening: Shell
Performance: Bana
Lyrics: Hitomi Mieno
Composition/arrangement: Hideyuki Daichi Suzuki
  • Ending: half pain
Performance: Bana
Lyrics: Hitomi Mieno
Composition: Takao Asami
Arrangement: Taku Iwasaki

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Broadcast details

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In other media

On April 5, 2004, the SciFi Channel released a press release stating a listing of new shows and movies in development for the future, one of which was Witch Hunter Robin. The press release describes the show in development as "Based on a Japanese anime, this series follows a group of trained cops that seek to capture witches. One of the newest cops, Robin, is secretly a witch herself and uses her powers to track down the evildoers." This show was to be live action. The executive producers were Roy Lee and Doug Davison, who were credited in the press release as being the producers for the movie The Ring. No premiere date was given.[2] In December 2005, it was revealed that the live action version developed by Sci-Fi has been dropped from production.[citation needed] is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Roy Lee (born in Brooklyn, New York, USA in March 23,1969) is a Korean American producer who regularly takes well known Asian films and remakes them for American audiences. ... The Ring is a 2002 American film, a remake of the Japanese horror mystery Ring (1998). ...


Allusions and references

During the ending credits, a page from the Malleus Maleficarum can be seen. It is a handbook which was used for prosecuting witches during the mid-16th and mid-17th centuries. Cover of the seventh Cologne edition of the Malleus Maleficarum, 1520 (from the University of Sydney Library). ...


In episode 22, some text is shown quoting the notes accompanying the lyrics to the song Ravenchild, by the English folk singer Maddy Prior: Maddy Prior is a British folk singer. ...

"With all the associations of darkness and the tricker [trickster] it is easy to lose sight of the softer, more generous side of their nature. They are often to be seen in the wild rubbing beaks and canoodling with their life’s partner, using their extensive vocabulary to “whisper sweet nothing” in a strangely anthropomorphic way."[citation needed]

References

  1. ^ Bonus content on the DVD explain that historically the church used Inquisitors to weed out heretics.
  2. ^ Sauriol, Patrick (April 6, 2004). Sci Fi Channel goes supernova with new shows, series and specials. www.cinescape.com. Retrieved on 2007-09-01.

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External links

  • Bandai Visual's official Witch Hunter Robin website (Japanese)
  • Witch Hunter Robin at Anime News Network

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