Ranked #7140


Alternative Titles

English: Cipher


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 3, 1989
Genres: Drama, Music
Duration: 40 min. per episode
Rating: None
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Score: 5.041 (scored by 459 users)
Ranked: #71402
Popularity: #5056
Members: 1,034
Favorites: 12
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Two brothers are in the spotlight: one a movie star making a football movie, the other a musician who occasionally goes to school (to cover for his sibling). What will destiny bring them?

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Adaptation: Cipher

Characters & Voice Actors

Rang, Roy
Rang, Jake
Rang, Jake


Tominaga, Tsuneo
Williams, Deniece
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement, Music
Collins, Phil
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Music
Loggins, Kenny
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition, Music

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Apr 17, 2012
Having finished "CIPHER THE VIDEO" after 40 minutes’ worth of confusion, bewilderment, laughter, and tears, I feel it necessary to gather my thoughts on it in some fashion. Recently released in a new rip/encode by ARR, “Cipher” is truly one of the more puzzling works I have ever seen from any era, in any medium. Its intentions seem wholly unknown to me, buried under the purest of incompetency, laziness/budget constraints, and seeming indifference.

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"Annis Marfie is a boyish-looking girl, who is studying art in New York. One day, she discovers that her schoolmate, an extraordinarily beautiful semi-pro model, Shiver is actually read more
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Cipher and Inferno Cop have the best plots available in anime. Nothing comes close to these two and if you loved one, you will love the other with the same amount of love for reasons only someone who watched Cipher or Inferno Cop can understand.
Pastel colors, music montages, and ambiguous plots make these two 80's soul mates. Although, Bobby's in Deep isn't nearly as "enjoyable".

Opening Theme

"Against All Odds" by Phil Collins

Ending Theme

"Against All Odds" by Phil Collins

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