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L/R: Licensed by Royal


Alternative Titles

English: Licensed by Royalty
Japanese: L/R -Licensed by Royal-

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2003 to Mar 26, 2003
Premiered: Winter 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: TNK
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.591 (scored by 919 users)
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Ranked: #49502
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Popularity: #5280
Members: 2,387
Favorites: 6
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

Jack Hofner and Rowe Rikenbacker are Cloud 7's L/R. Their job is to protect the Royal family of Ishtar, their treasures, and their reputation. Jack & Rowe face one of the toughest missions of their career when they are assigned to protect Noelle, a candidate for the 15 Year Princesse contest. It starts out simple, but soon all of Cloud 7 are involved in a web of intrigue that includes bombings, corruption and murder.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hofner, Jack
Hofner, Jack
Main
Hirata, Hiroaki
Japanese
Hirata, Hiroaki
Rickenbacker, Rowe
Rickenbacker, Rowe
Main
Ueda, Yuji
Japanese
Ueda, Yuji
Stratos, Grey F.
Stratos, Grey F.
Supporting
Koyama, Rikiya
Japanese
Koyama, Rikiya
Kubrick, Linda
Kubrick, Linda
Supporting
Mizutani, Yuuko
Japanese
Mizutani, Yuuko

Staff

Matsuda, Akio
Matsuda, Akio
Producer
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Kawasaki, Itsurou
Director
Takahashi, Hideo
Takahashi, Hideo
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Episode Director


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"Go Where No Ones Gone Before" by Billy Preston

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#1: "Onegai No Toki (願いのとき)" by Mikako Takahashi
#2: "Tell Me Something True" by Shinji Kakijima




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bmoore07
Oct 1, 2016
Imagine that you’re driving a car on one endless strip of pavement. It’s your favorite car, the one you’ve always dreamed of, and you’re cruising slowly with the beach’s beautiful waves glittering in the background. A silky-smooth jazz track eases into your ears from your speakers and you can feel the breeze, lulling yet slightly chilly, lazily slithering across your body. It’s in the middle of June and the sun, normally the personification of heat, reserves its fiery warmth for another day, leaving you to consume yourself in overwhelming bliss. I want you to forget the fear, stress, anger, or doubt you might be experiencing read more
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buta_hill
Sep 1, 2009
"This anime might be another hidden gem!"
Such thoughts were bothering me while watching first episode of Licensed by Royal. It had all the elements that is necessary for a popular series. Unfortunately L/R didn't make any use of them and turned into something that is nonsensical.

Story: The biggest flaw of this anime is its plot. Starting episode 2 there are lots of plot-holes left. Story doesn't help characters to develop. There's hardly any intense in it. Only final episodes get a bit serious and dramatic, though it leaves an open ending which definitely was not an appropriate solution. Having said that, action scenes still read more
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GibbonTheTurtle
Aug 4, 2016
NOTE: This reviewer has only seen 6 episodes, but the remaining plot wouldn't change much about what I've said here. In fact, that's part of the whole point.

Licensed by Royalty has arguably one of the most foolproof setups for a great show, but somehow manages to botch it up. Even so, it is worth checking out at least once, just to experience the superbly nostalgic atmosphere it creates.

The thing that catches your eye right away is that it doesn't feel like an anime to begin with. Rather, it conspicuously looks and feels like those oldie Brit spy-fic series they used to churn out back in read more
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Prede
Feb 20, 2013
Licensed by Royalty was never a show that really appealed to me. I saw the trailers on many Geneon DVDs over the years, and always went “meh so what”. Sure it had that cool factor, but I never figured it had much more then that going on. No one else seemed to watch the show, and those that did never seemed to have wonderful things to say about it. So I skipped over it, like I’m sure many of you did. Big mistake. But recently I needed to add a little to my order to get free shipping from Rightstuf, and well I took a read more
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