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Baoh is a genetically-engineered parasite which feeds upon a living host, locating itself inside the host's brain. The host also becomes known as a Baoh. Dr. Kasuminome utilized genetic-engineering to manipulate the cellular structure of the Baoh parasites. The latest generation of his Baoh parasites can live in a host in a variety of environments.

All animals, when frightened, produce adrenaline in their bodies. The Baoh parasite senses adrenaline production, and works to protect its host from danger. It does this by first secreting substances that change the host's cellular structures. Skin will be toughened greatly, and will become a kind of shield. Muscles, bones, tendons, etc. will all be strengthened, and wounds will be quickly healed.

The Baoh Armed Phenomena are any one of various things that happens to the Baoh host. They last as long as the Baoh parasite senses danger. Baoh senses everything with the sensor located in its head. In Ikuroo's case, it's the oval shaped sensor located on his forehead. Some of Ikuro's Baoh Armed Phenomena are:

BAOH MELTEDIN PALM PHENOMENON (MPP): The MPP secretion will melt virtually any material it comes into contact with. As the secretion travels through the pores of the palm area, it breaks up into acid and by-products. The acid will melt the material that it touches, and also actually melts the uppermost layers of Baoh's own skin (the palm region) as well. The by-products of the secretion remain within the lower layers of skin, which forms a special, new layer of skin.

BAOH BREAK-DARK-THUNDER PHENOMENON: Baoh essentially becomes a very powerful electric generator. In all living creatures, their cells each produce a very weak electricity. The Baoh can restructure the cell-structure of its host, enabling cells to be 'electrically hooked up in series', thus producing a very high voltage (60,000 volts).

BAOH SHOOTING BEES-STINGERS PHENOMENON: Baoh's hair becomes spine-like and shoots out like darts.

BAOH RESKINIHARDEN SABER PHENOMENON: The skin around Baoh's forearms toughens up and forms sharp, knife-like projections; these projections can be thrown like hatchets.

Sonny-Steffan Nottsuo, the squirrel-like creature, is a female, nocturnal marsupial created by Doress. Her hindlegs have porcupine-like spines, which are usually concealed. They're only used when hunting for food. Nottsuo likes roaches, and her fluffy tail allows her to drift with the wind.

Walken's superhuman powers are regulated (i.e. tamed down to 'safe' levels) by a special electronic bandanna. In the manga, he was controlled with a special set of headphones.

Finally, in the video, Dr. Kasuminome's escape pod seated two. In the manga, it only seated himself! Apparently, the video Dr. Kasuminome was the "kinder and gentler" version.

Production Staff

Japanese Production Staff
Based on the Characters and Situations
Created by Araki Hirohiko
(Published by Shuueisha's Jump Comics)

Supervisor in Chief: Toriumi Hisayuki
Planning: Abe Takahisa, Fujiwara Masamichi, Shoonen Jump Weekly
Executive Producers: Nakano Kazuo, Sai Haruo
Producer: Fukakusa Reiko
Screenplay: Terada Kenji
Character Designs & Animation Direction: Sanaba Michi
Mechanical Designs: Tano Masayoshi
Director of Photography: Kaneko Jin
Art Director: Miyamae Michiharu
Audio Director: Matusuura Noriyoshi
Assistant Animation Directors: Oohashi Yoshimitsu, Takagi Hiroki & Masuo Shooichi
Music: Namba Hiroyuki

Directed by Yokoyama Hiroyuki

Key Animators: Hirata Tomohiro, Honda Isamu, Oomori Takahiro, Arafusa Akiyuki, Kishida Takahiro, Oonishi Masaya, Kubooka Toshiyuki, Masuo Shooichi, Saitoo Takuya, Ueno Ken, Sendao Shuuichi, Makino Ryuuichi, Obara Shuuichi, Yoshiwara Shigeki, Kikuchi Michitaka, Suzuki Shunji, Oozeki Noriko, Oohashi Yoshimitsu, Yoneda Hiro, Takagi Hiroki & Nishizawa Shin
US Production Staff
Coastal Carolina Recording Staff

Voice Director: Scott Houle
Script Supervisor: William Bailey
Audio Engineer: Nick Stuteville
Dialogue Mixer: Ron Abfalter
SFX Designer: Skip Bowerman
M&E Editor: Kevin Turner
Communications: Billie Houle
Duplications: B.J. Toney

AnimEigo Staff

Executive Producer: Robert J. Woodhead
Producers: Janice Hindle: Peter R. Haswell
Production Coordinator: Ueki Natsumi
Dialogue Editor: Roe R. Adams III, KTJ
Translators: Shin Kurokawa: Michael House
Subtitling Director: Michael House

Voice Actors

Japanese Voice Actors
Ikuroo/Baoh: Hori Hiroyuki
Sumire: Hidaka Noriko
Dr. Kasuminome: Nagai Ichiroo
Dordo: Ikeda Shuuichi
Sophine: Inoue Yoo
Walken: Yara Yuusaku
Engineer: Shioya Koozoo
Masked Men: Ootaki Shinya, Satoo Shooji & Sawaki Ikuya
Soldier: Kobayashi Michitaka
Girl: Maruo Tomoko
English Voice Actors
Ikuroo/Baoh: Brian Hinnant
Sumire: Kem Helms
Dr. Kasuminome: Mike Way
Dordo: Dave Underwood
Sophine: Sara Seidman
Walken: Chuck Denson
Masked Men: Paul Johnson, Marc Matney & Mark Franklin
Hitman: Sean P. O'Connell
Girl: Sandy Clubb
Technicians: Patrick Humphrey, Frank Lynn & Gary Lawton
Soldiers: Jim Clark, Nick Manatee & Kevin Greenway

Song Lyrics

Eien no Soldier (Eternal Soldier)
Lyrics by Andoo Yoshihiko * Music by Shigemura Yasuhiko
Arranged by Namba Hiroyuki * Performed by Machida Yoshihito
Kyoo no namida yori mo
ashita no hohoemi o
kimi ni todokeru tame ni ikiteru hibi sa
Inochi no atsui hi o hitomi ni yakitsukete
aisuru mono no tame ni subete o kakeru

Aa hateshinai toki no naka
otoko wa hitori de samayou soldier
Aa kaeranai ano hibi o
dakishimete so far away

Itsuka wa moo ichido aeru toki ga kuru sa
Kizudarake no kokoro wa umi ni nemuru


Aa itsu no hi mo kawaranai
kotae o sagashite samayou soldier

Aa kizutsuita kokoro sae
iyasareru so far away

Aa hateshinai toki no naka
otoko wa hitori de samayou soldier
Aa kaeranai ano hibi o
dakishimete so far away

Itsuka wa moo ichido aeru toki ga kuru sa
Kizudarake no kokoro wa umi ni nemuru

Aa itsu no hi mo kawaranai
kotae o sagashite samayou soldier

Aa kizutsuita kokoro sae
iyasareru so far away
I'm living through these days
to bring you tomorrow's smile,
rather than yesterday's tears.
Burning the hot flame of life into my eyes,
I risk everything for the one I love.

Ah! Man is a soldier wandering alone
within unending time.
Ah! Hold on tight to those days
that won't return... so far away.

Someday, the time will come when we
can meet once more.
My wounded heart sleeps in the ocean.

Ah! A wandering soldier searching
for the answer that does not change with time.

Ah! Even a wounded heart
is healed... so far away.

Ah! Man is a soldier wandering alone
within unending time.
Ah! Hold on tight to those days
that won't return... so far away.

Someday, the time will come when we can meet
once more. My wounded heart sleeps in the ocean.

Ah! A wandering soldier searching
for the answer that does not change with time.

Ah! Even a wounded heart
is healed... so far away.
Eternal Soldier (English Reinterpretation)
Lyrics by Andoo Yoshihiko * Music by Shigemura Yasuhiko
Arranged by Namba Hiroyuki * English Lyrics by Scott Houle
Music Beds by Ernesto Ferreri * Performed by Scott Bailey
I am living throughout all of my days,
to deliver unto you -
tomorrow's smile will cast a much brighter light,
hiding all, of yesterday's tears.

Burning hot the flame of life within me,
embedded deep into my eyes -
risking everything is easy to do,
for the one that we must love.

Ah, man is but a soldier.
He finds he's always wandering alone,
all on his own, like eternal soldiers.

Ah, even wounded hearts,
given time to heal, eventually will -

So far away.

Burning hot the flame of life within me,
embedded deep into my eyes -
risking everything is easy to do,
for the one that we must love.

Ah, man is but a soldier.
He finds he's always wandering alone,
all on his own, like eternal soldiers.

Ah, even wounded hearts,
given time to heal, eventually will -

So far away.

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