Akihabara@DEEP - Netflix

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Akihabara is a Tokyo district full of mangas, anime, electronics, video games, figurines, etc. It is a place that gathers fanatics of such themes, people who are commonly referred to as otaku. Page, Box, Akira, Taiko, Daruma, and Izumu are six otaku each with his/her own troubles and sought relief through a website called "Yui's Lifeguard." When site owner Yui died of a mysterious death, the six who are each experts in their own fields gathered to form Akihabara@DEEP, a "trouble shooter" group that vows to protect Akihabara and solve the problems of its inhabitants.

Akihabara@DEEP - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: Japanese

Status: Ended

Runtime: 66 minutes

Premier: 2006-06-19

Akihabara@DEEP - Cyber Team in Akihabara - Netflix

Cyberteam in Akihabara (アキハバラ電脳組, Akihabara Dennō Gumi) is a 1998 science fiction anime series created by Tsukasa Kotobuki and Satoru Akahori. The television series aired from April 4, 1998 to September 26, 1998 on TBS and ran for 26 episodes. It was released in the United States by ADV Films. It was also broadcast on international networks such as Anime Network (United States), AXN Asia (Singapore, Philippines and Thailand), Locomotion (Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Argentina, Spain and Brazil). A 1-hour featured animation film of the series was subsequently released in Japan entitled Cyberteam in Akihabara: Summer Vacation of 2011 (アキハバラ電脳組 2011年の夏休み, Akihabara Dennō Gumi: Nisenjūichinen no Natsu Yasumi); unlike the series the film was produced by Production I.G and Xebec. The show has an array of characters, many of whom are named after birds, gods, and real-myth villains.

Akihabara@DEEP - Cast and characters - Netflix

Takashi Ryugasaki (竜ヶ崎 鷹士, Ryūgasaki Takashi), also known as The Black Prince and Shooting Star Voiced by: Tomokazu Seki (Japanese); Chris Patton (English) Washu's “son” who turns out to be a clone of Crane. He has a resemblance to him and is admired by Jun, Miyama, and Hatoko to the point that he manipulates their emotions. Jun has a crush on him. Cyclops is Takashi's personal Avatar and his Apostolus is Lucifer. In the end of the anime, Takashi is revealed to be survived and he started to manipulate the girl who calls her his Anima Mundi. Takashi's name literally means hawk. Cigogne Raspailles (シゴーニュ・ラスパイユ, Shigōnyu Rasupaiyu) Voiced by: John Kaiser (English) An old acquaintance of Rosenkreuz who also knows anything about the Anima Mundi. He acts as Tsubame's “father” who brings her to Tokyo. He was known as Count Saint Germain back in the 17th century when he was serving in the French Royal Palace. In Episode 24, he was thrown a card by Christian Rosenkreuz to turn him into a grotresque Apostolus only to be defeated by Hibari as Aphrodite. In Episode 25 after the death of his old partner Christian, Cigogne leaves back to France while walking in a cane. Hisho (秘書, Hisho) Voiced by: Hiromi Tsuru (Japanese); Hilary Haag (English) Hisho is the secretary to Washu Ryuugasaki. She is fanatically loyal to him and would die for him. She gets the chance to fight the girls by donning a Diva suit made by Washu and commands the Diva army. But in Episode 24, Hisho senses her master was fallen and decides to join him by letting Tsubame as Erinyes slashed her from one of her pink blades as she fell into the edge in explosion as Tsubame witnessed her suicidal actions.

Hibari Hanakoganei (花小金井 ひばり, Hanakoganei Hibari) Voiced by: Ryōka Shima (Japanese); Luci Christian (English) The protagonist. She is a typical girl who is not good in academics, but has a pure and trusting heart. Her Pata-Pi is Densuke (デンスケ), a simplistic winged one whose only word is “Pee!”; it transforms into the Diva Aphrodite. Hibari was Crane Bahnsteik's princess as Crane calls her as his Anima Mundi when he gives Densuke to her during their first meeting. Hibari's name means skylark and her surname is probably derived from the name of the Hanakoganei station in Tokyo. Her younger brother died during childbirth and his name was supposed to be Densuke, hence her great affection for her PataPi. Suzume Sakurajosui (桜女水 すずめ, Sakurajosui Suzume) Voiced by: Kozue Yoshizumi (Japanese); Tiffany Grant (English) Hibari's classmate who is her best friend. She is intelligent, mature, and even comes from a wealthy family. She's quite vain and stuck up and gets jealous of other girls with bigger breasts than hers, like Kamome. Her PataPi is Francesca (フランチェスカ Furanchesuka), one which is an equally intelligent multitasker whom Suzume improves to be “the best”; it transforms into the Diva Hestia. She has three elder sisters Suzumi, Suzuna and Suzuri. Suzume's name literally means sparrow. Tsugumi Higashijujo (東十条 つぐみ, Higashijūjō Tsugumi) Voiced by: Yū Asakawa (Japanese); Kira Vincent-Davis (English) A girl who always fights and argues with Suzume a lot. She has an aggressive attitude, as she has a mixed martial arts and professional wrestling background. But she aspires to be a singing star, just like her idol, Hatoko Daikan'yama. Her Pata-Pi is Tetsuro (テツロー Tetsurō) or Tetsu for short, an equally aggressive one who has built-in microphones, whenever she has the urge to sing, and a camera; it transforms into the Diva Athena. Tsugumi's name literally means thrush. Kamome Sengakuji (泉岳寺 かもめ, Sengakuji Kamome) Voiced by: Miki Nagasawa (Japanese); Allison Keith (English) A girl from Osaka who aspires for money and would do anything for it. She likes to pad her bra to look busty, and wears inflatable bras. Her Pata-Pi is Billiken (ビリケン Biriken), one which is basically a futuristic version of a piggy bank and counting machine; it transforms into the Diva Amphitrite. She lives with her mother and stepfather in Osaka after her biological father died. In the movie, Kamome's role is significantly reduced. Kamome's name literally means sea gull. Tsubame Otori (大鳥居 つばめ, Ōtorii Tsubame) Voiced by: Megumi Hayashibara (Japanese); Hilary Haag (English) A mostly stoic girl with a very distorted view on friendship and no concept of family. Brought up by Cigogne as a special catalyst for the return of the Primum Mobile, she is isolated from society all this while. Hibari befriends her and will eventually break Tsubame's apparent evilness at the end of episode 20. The closing of episode 20 shows that Tsubame is adopted by Hibari's parents as the credits roll over artwork depicting Hinako (Hibari's Mother) in bed caressing Hibari on one side and Tsubame on the other. Her Pata-Pi is Petit-Ange (プティアンジュ Puti-Anju also French for "Little Angel), one which is basically dumb; it transforms into the Diva Erinyes. Tsubame's name literally means barn swallow. Shimabukuro Sengakuji (泉岳寺 シマ福郎, Sengakuji Shimabukurō) Voiced by: Kenichi Ogata (old), Nobuo Tobita (young) (Japanese); Vic Mignogna (English) Kamome's grandfather. Kamome generally learns anything about Pata-Pis from him as he was once a part of Rosenkreuz's secret scientists' society. He is a perverted voyer with a penchant for peeking up girls' skirts and in one episode, attempting to spy on them in the beach changing room. Nonetheless he vigilantly watches out for the girls from afar and genuinely seeks to protect them. Uzura Kitaurawa (北浦和 うずら, Kitaurawa Uzura) Voiced by: Chinami Nishimura (Japanese); Cynthia Martinez (English) A lesbian who admires fellow girls for various reasons. She is madly in love with Hibari for her “slender body.” She later falls for Kamome due to her “bust size”(or lack thereof). She has a Pata-Pi named Enoken (エノケン), a dog-like one which can only grow its ears. Uzura's name literally means quail. In the Movie Uzura is featured more prominently. Jun Goutokuji (豪徳寺じゅん, Gōtokuji Jun) Voiced by: Chieko Honda (Japanese); Christine Auten (English) An office lady. She passionately longs for the so-called “Black Prince Shooting Star” and goes out to steal the specially designed PataPis to please him. She calls herself Bloody Falcon when in battle. Cerberus is Jun's personal Avatar and her apostolus is Astaroth. Miyama Soshigaya (祖師谷 みやま, Soshigaya Miyama) Voiced by: Sakiko Tamagawa (Japanese); Jessica Boone (English) A bookish geeky student. She passionately longs for the so-called “Black Prince Shooting Star” and goes out to steal the specially designed PataPis to please him. She calls herself Death Crow when in battle. Skeleton is Miyama's personal Avatar and her apostolus is Asmodeus. Hatoko Daikanyama (代官山 はとこ, Daikanyama Hatoko) Voiced by: Yumi Kakazu (Japanese); Monica Rial (English) A marginally talented singing idol. She passionately longs for the so-called “Black Prince Shooting Star” and goes out to steal the specially designed PataPis to please him. She calls herself Dark Pigeon when in battle. Cockatrice is Hatoko's personal Avatar and her apostolus is Beelzebub. In Episode 23, Hatoko also reveals her real identity to the girls when she sings her famous song much to Tsugumi's horrible shock after knowing that her idol Hatoko and Dark Pigeon are the same person. Crane Bahnsteik (クレイン・バーンシュタイク, Kurein Bānshutaiku), also known as The White Prince Voiced by: Kappei Yamaguchi (Japanese); Greg Ayres (English) Crane is a mysterious youth who gives Densuke to Hibari whom she calls him as her prince. In reality, he is a scientist who thinks ahead of his own time and even defies age (he was born in 1884). He conceptualized and invented the airplane and the rocket ship as a means of space travel even before they were invented in our reality. He once allied himself with Rosenkreuz's secret society and even created a computer with him called Metatron to contact the Anima Mundi. But he broke away when he found out that Rosenkreuz wanted to use Metatron for his own purposes. He currently resides with Metatron inside Primum Mobile, a satellite that has been orbiting Earth even before Sputnik I, living in suspended animation and sending “messages” to people through their dreams. In some episodes, Crane comforts Hibari when she was taunted by her enemies and giving advices to her. But in Episode 24 until the finale, he was revealed to be responsible of awakening the Divas instead of Christian's which leads the former to die of old age due to rapid aging and later attacking the girls when they finally rebel against him only to be surprised when he discover the three Divas that he commanded have human emotions and all the five Divas sacrifice themselves in place of the girls. In the end, he returns the Pata-Pis back to their owners after he thanked Hibari for letting him made love in humanity once more. In the movie, Crane became the main catalyst due to the disturbance in his deep sleep caused by the computers controlled within the Primum Mobile. Washu Ryugasaki (竜ヶ崎 鷲羽, Ryūgasaki Washū) Voiced by: Hirotaka Suzuoki (Japanese); John Gremillion (English) Washu is the shady and mysterious principal who seems to watch over the girls and their Pata-Pis and knows everything about them. Later on, he reveals himself as Christian Rosenkreuz. In Episode 24, Christian dies of old age due to rapid aging while confronting Crane inside Primum Mobile and their confrontation are witnessed by Hibari. Wasshu's name literally means eagle.

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