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Kachou Ouji


Alternative Titles

English: Legend of Black Heaven
Synonyms: Kachou Ouji: Hard Rock Save the Space
Japanese: 課長王子

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 8, 1999 to Oct 7, 1999
Premiered: Summer 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Pioneer LDC
Studios: AIC, APPP
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.171 (scored by 4,523 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #27172
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2282
Members: 14,826
Favorites: 71
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Ranked #2717Popularity #2282Members 14,826
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Oji Tanaka has a wife, a child and a mundane job as a salary man in Tokyo's modern society. But life wasn't dull for him to begin with; 15 years ago, he was known as "Gabriel", leader of a short-lived heavy metal band called Black Heaven. Oji's life gets a sudden change in direction when he is invited by a mysterious blonde woman named Layla to pick up his Gibson Flying V and once again display his "legendary" guitar skills, not knowing that his music generates power for a massive weapon in an intergalactic war.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Tanaka, Oji
Tanaka, Oji
Main
Ishii, Kouji
Japanese
Ishii, Kouji
Yuki, Layla
Yuki, Layla
Main
Yamada, Miho
Japanese
Yamada, Miho
Tanaka, Yoshiko
Tanaka, Yoshiko
Main
Araki, Kae
Japanese
Araki, Kae
Yamada
Yamada
Supporting
Ugaki, Hidenari
Japanese
Ugaki, Hidenari

Staff

Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Director
Tanaka, Kazuya
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Shinji
Hashimoto, Shinji
Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation


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"Cautionary Warning" by John Sykes

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"Yappa Onna hou ga Ii ya" by Konaka Riyu



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ZephSilver
May 24, 2016
Rock 'n' Roll: the soundtrack of sexual liberation, youthful revolt and living in excess. Since its early induction in film and other media, this sub-genre of music has become synonymous with the "live fast die young" lifestyle; almost becoming a checklist stereotype in the process. Whether it be used mockingly (This Is Spinal Tap) or genuinely embraced (Nana), rock 'n' roll has become a cornerstone in establishing tone and character. This correlative feature eventually made rock 'n' roll a quasi-literary device whenever it is brought up in any media that denotes to the lifestyle mentioned.
Which brings us to the title in question, Kachou Ouji read more
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Crystelcaster
Jun 30, 2008
This is one of those Animes that will really throw you for a loop. It starts out pretty plain but by the end you are at the edge of your seat. The setting goes from a hapless salary man's every day life, to a battle that the fate of the universe rests on. The Legend of Black Heaven is a wild ride with some of, if not the best, music that you have ever heard in a Anime.

Story: I can honestly say that while the story is beyond a doubt a very original creation, it does lack some polish. Some events in the story take read more
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5camp
Jan 19, 2011
Legend of Black Heaven was made in 1999 and made by AIC back when they didn’t rely on shitty fanser­vice harems and could pump out stuff like Black Heaven and Now and Then, Here and There. It tells the story of Oji, a gen­eric Tokyo salary­man going through a mid­life crisis. After des­pair­ing when his wife throws out his favour­ite elec­tric gui­tar, a sexy alien co-worker tells him that he is the one man with the abil­ity to power an inter­galactic super weapon using his gui­tar playing.

Not that the space opera plot really mat­ters that much. The super weapon runs on roughly the same energy read more
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gorki
Dec 23, 2009
For me this story has nothing to do with music, that's just accessory. The true jem about this anime is the story. With more money to avoid some scene repetition, this could have been one of the greatest anime i ever saw. This is definitly not for young people who are usually longing for strong,in rough emotions. When I saw this anime i took pleasure in seeing that the main character is an adult,simple, regular person. No fancy things just plain normal. He could have chosen a life to follow his dreams, but instead like a man, he took up his responsibilities, dedicated himself read more
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