Japanese name: Noir Noir TV Series image
Japanese name: ノワール
English name: Noir
French name: Noir
Dates: April 5, 2001-September 27, 2001 (April 6, 2001-September 28, 2001)
December 12, 2004 (France)
Broadcast time: Thursday, 25:15-25:45 (Friday, 1:15-1:45 am)
Number of episodes: 26
Animation Studio: Bee Train
Production Company: Victor Entertainment
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Creator(s): Ryoei Tsukimura
Series Director: Koichi Mashimo
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Shigeru Kitayama
Planning: Shiro Sasaki
Writer(s): Ryoei Tsukimura (story editor)
Art Director: Toshihisa Koyama
Art Design: Yumiko Katayama (color)
Character Designer(s): Hiroko Kikuchi, Minako Shiba, Satako Miyachi, Kenji Teraoka (mecha)
Animator(s): Satoshi Oosawa (director), Tomoaki Kado (director), Kayoko Nabeta (director), Kenji Irie (director), Minako Shiba (director)
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Sound: Koichi Mashimo (director), Masaru Uruhata (effects)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Houko Kuwashima (Kirika Yumura), Kotono Mitsuishi (Mireille Bouguet), Tarako (Artena), Aya Hisakawa (Chloé)
Genre(s): adventure, modern life, crime, professional killers, secret society, teenagers
Home Video
Japan: DVD (VIBF 101-113)
United States: DVD (ADV Films, DND 001-007)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Noir go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: March 21, 2010
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