Home / Episode Guide / The Misty Mermaid/ハナダジム!すいちゅうのたたかい!/Hanada Gym! Underwater Battle!
Titles and Airdates
  • United States 1999-09-23 The Misty Mermaid
  • Japan 1998-09-03 ハナダジム!すいちゅうのたたかい!
  • Japan Hanada Gym! Suichū no tatakai!
  • Japan 1998-09-03 Hanada Gym! Underwater Battle!
  • Germany Bezaubernde Meerjungfrau
  • France La sirène magique
  • Spain Misty la sirena
  • Sweden 2001-04-15 Den magiska sjöjungfrun
  • Italy Uno spettacolo straordinario
  • Mexico ¡Misty la sirena!
  • Finland 2001-04-21 Merenneito Misty
  • Taiwan 華籃道館!!水中的戰鬥
  • Poland Syrenka Misty
  • Netherlands De Misty-rieuze Zeemeermin
  • Brazil A Sereia Misty
  • Israel מיסטי בת היום
  • Czechia Mořská panna Misty
  • Norway Havfruen Misty
  • Denmark Havfruen Misty
  • Greece Μίστυ η Γοργόνα
  • Portugal A Sereia Misty
  • Russia Мисти - русалочка
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OP/ED List

めざせポケモンマスター
Aim To Be A Pokémon Master
ポケモン音頭
Pokémon Ondo
모험의 시작
Start of an Adventure
Summary
Ash and his friends are heading their way towards Viridian City for Ash's last badge. Meanwhile, Horsea is in the pool looking ill. Brock suggests that Horsea needs to swim in a bigger tank. Misty says that there is a big pool in the Cerulean Gym. So our heroes decide to go to Cerulean City for some fun. Misty calls up her sisters telling them that she is going to visit.

They have now arrived at the Cerulean Gym. Before they go inside, Brock sees a bulletin starring a mermaid and her Pokémon. Ash comments on how the mermaid looks almost like Misty. So they all go inside and Misty's sisters come out to meet her. Her sisters also go over to meet Ash and Brock. While everyone is greeting each other, Misty goes over to the pool and let Horsea out into it. Misty's sisters runs over to her and tells her that they have to rehearse for the Underwater Ballet. Then they tell Ash and Brock that Misty is the star of the show.

Daisy tells Misty that they were losing people for the audience and so they are trying something new. Misty doesn't want to be the star. Her sisters tells Misty that the show has already been advertised. They plead to Misty and they tell her that the frist show is tomorrow. Misty finally agrees to be a part of the show.

Togepi is walking on the edge of the pool. Pikachu tries to rescue it. Togepi regains its balance again and Pikachu falls into the pool. They start the rehearsal. The sisters tells Misty the story and what to do. Team Rocket is outside looking at the bulleting for The Magical Mermaid. They notice that water Pokémon will be in the show and Jessie suggests that they go and get tickets.

The next day, a long line waits for the show. Daisy is the cashier who is collecting the money from the people. Ash and Brock are in the audience waiting to see Misty. Misty is backstage looking at all the people in the audience. She tells Seel that she's a bit nervous but has confidence in herself. Daisy announces that the show is about to start. The tank comes up and everyone seems stunned by the cool effects. Misty dives into the pool and she plays with the water Pokémon. She starts off with a Seel and Goldeen and Seaking surround them. Misty goes into a cave with she can get air. She takes a deep breath and heads back down again.

Violet and Lily are backstage watching the show. Suddenly, Team Rocket appears and they want to be the villians for the show. Violet and Lily are afraid. The show continues on. The Pokémon and Misty begin to drift off to sleep. Then the light flashes and Team Rocket is seen in their costumes. Ash and Brock immediately notices them. Team Rocket dives into the water and they say their motto. The crowd is amazed at Team Rocket's performance. Then Meowth presses a button and their balloon bursts through the ceiling. Jessie and James throws a net at the water Pokémon. Misty tries to pull them back.

Now it is Daisy's turn to come on stage. Before she can, Ash and Brock tell Daisy that there are real villians out there. Brock tells Daisy to hold Togepi and Ash and Brock jumps into the water. In a nearby locker, Violet and Lily come out with tape over their mouths and with rope over their hands. Ash, Brock, and Pikachu dive into the water to stop Team Rocket. Jessie sends out her Arbok and Misty sends out Horsea. Horsea uses Bubble but Arbok justs destroys the bubbles with its tail. Horsea uses Smokescreen so that Arbok can't see. Suddenly, Seaking comes out and it pecks Arbok with its horn. James sends out Weezing for battle. Weezing automatically faints because it ran out of breath. Violet sends out her Psyduck. Of course Psyduck can't swim and so it hangs on for life. The audience laughs at Psyduck.

Ash sends out his Squirtle and he commands it to use Tackle. Misty tells Starmie to attack Arbok as well. Both attacks hurt Arbok. Jessie orders Arbok to attack the Pokémon. Before Arbok can hurt the Pokémon Seel gets in the way. Seel swims around Arbok and uses Headbutt. Misty tells Seel to use Aurora Beam on Arbok. Suddenly, Seel evolves into Dewgong! The audience claps for Dewgong. Ash looks up Dewgong in his Pokédex. Arbok begins to attack Dewgong but Dewgong easily dodges the attacks. Then Dewgong uses Ice Beam and it freezes up Team Rocket. Ash gets the Pokémon to safety and he tells Pikachu to really make this Thunderbolt count. Pikachu uses Thunderbolt and Jessie and James blasts into the air. Dewgong hits them and they head straight for Meowth and the balloon. All of Team Rocket blasts right out of the gym.

The audience claps and cheers loudly. In another room, Daisy tells Ash and his friends that their shows are already sold out. Since they don't have enough Pokémon for the show, they ask Misty if they can borrow hers. Misty gives them her Horsea and Starmie. Then they say goodbye and our heroes are off to Viridian City.

English Official Summary

One of Misty's water Pokémon is in desperate need of exercise, so the gang decides to take her Horsea to a gym that's run by her sisters in Cerulean City. But, Misty gets more than she bargains for when she learns that her sisters are planning an exciting underwater ballet.

Italian Official Summary

L'Horsea di Misty ha tanto bisogno di allenamento e i nostri eroi decidono di portarlo alla Palestra di Celestopoli (Cerulean City) dove le sorelle di Misty stanno preparando uno spettacolare balletto subacqueo!

Portuguese Official Summary

O Horsea de Misty precisa desesperadamente de exercício, pelo que o grupo decide levá-lo ao Ginásio das irmãs dela na Cidade Celeste. Aí, ela fica a saber que as suas irmãs estão a planear um empolgante "ballet" subaquático.

Spanish Latin America Official Summary

El Horsea de Misty necesita ejercicio desesperadamente, y los chicos deciden llevarlo al Gimnasio de sus hermanas en Ciudad Celeste. Ahí, ella descubre que sus hermanas están planeando un emocionante ballet bajo el agua.

Spanish Official Summary

Uno de los Pokémon de tipo Agua de Misty necesita desesperadamente hacer ejercicio, de modo que la pandilla decide llevar a su Horsea a un Gimnasio que dirigen sus hermanas en Ciudad Celeste.

English Great Britian Official Summary

One of Misty's water Pokémon is in desperate need of exercise, so the gang decides to take her Horsea to a gym that's run by her sisters in Cerulean City. But, Misty gets more than she bargains for when she learns that her sisters are planning an exciting underwater ballet.

Dutch Official Summary

De Horsea van Misty heeft dringend uitdaging nodig, dus brengen onze helden hem naar de Gym van haar zussen in Cerulean City. Daar ontdekt ze dat haar zussen een spannend onderwaterballet aan het voorbereiden zijn.

French Official Summary

L'un des Pokémon Eau d'Ondine a un grand besoin d'exercice, alors le groupe décide d'emmener l'Hypotrempe à l'Arène d'Azuria, qui est dirigée par les sœurs d'Ondine.

German Official Summary

Eines von Mistys Wasser-Pokémon ist ganz aus der Übung. Daher entscheidet die Gruppe, das Seeper in eine Arena zu bringen, die von Mistys Schwestern in Azuria City geleitet wird.

Danish Official Summary

Mistys Horsea har desperat brug for at træne, så vore helte beslutter sig for at besøge Mistys søsters sal i Cerulean City. Der erfarer hun, at hendes søster er ved at opsætte en spændende undervandsballet.

Characters

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  • United States Ash Ketchum
  • Japan サトシ
  • Japan Satoshi
  • Japan Satoshi
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  • United States Pikachu
  • Japan ピカチュウ
  • Japan Pikachu
  • Japan Pikachu
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  • United States Misty
  • Japan カスミ
  • Japan Kasumi
  • Japan Kasumi
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  • United States Brock
  • Japan タケシ
  • Japan Takeshi
  • Japan Takeshi
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  • United States Misty's Togepi
  • Japan カスミのトゲピー
  • Japan Kasumi no Togepi
  • Japan Kasumi's Togepi
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  • United States Meowth
  • Japan ニャース
  • Japan Nyarth
  • Japan Nyarth
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  • United States Jessie
  • Japan ムサシ
  • Japan Musashi
  • Japan Musashi
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  • United States James
  • Japan コジロウ
  • Japan Kojirō
  • Japan Kojiro
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  • United States Misty's Goldeen
  • Japan カスミのトサキント
  • Japan Kasumi no Tosakinto
  • Japan Kasumi's Tosakinto
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  • United States Misty's Staryu
  • Japan カスミのヒトデマン
  • Japan Kasumi no Hitodeman
  • Japan Kasumi's Hitodeman
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  • United States Lily
  • Japan ボタン
  • Japan Botan
  • Japan Botan
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  • United States Lily's Goldeen
  • Japan ボタンのトサキント
  • Japan Botan no Tosakinto
  • Japan Botan's Tosakinto
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  • United States Daisy
  • Japan サクラ
  • Japan Sakura
  • Japan Sakura
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  • United States Daisy's Seel
  • Japan サクラのパウワウ
  • Japan Sakura no Pawou
  • Japan Sakura's Pawou
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  • United States Violet
  • Japan アヤメ
  • Japan Ayame
  • Japan Ayame
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  • United States Misty's Starmie
  • Japan カスミのスターミー
  • Japan Kasumi no Starmie
  • Japan Kasumi's Starmie
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  • United States Ash's Squirtle
  • Japan サトシのゼニガメ
  • Japan Satoshi no Zenigame
  • Japan Satoshi's Zenigame
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  • United States Misty's Horsea
  • Japan カスミのタッツー
  • Japan Kasumi no Tattu
  • Japan Kasumi's Tattu
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  • United States Misty's Psyduck
  • Japan カスミのコダック
  • Japan Kasumi no Koduck
  • Japan Kasumi's Koduck
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  • United States Jessie's Arbok
  • Japan ムサシのアーボック
  • Japan Musashi no Arbok
  • Japan Musashi's Arbok
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  • United States James's Weezing
  • Japan コジロウのマタドガス
  • Japan Kojirō no Matadogas
  • Japan Kojiro's Matadogas
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  • United States Cerulean Gym's Seaking
  • Japan ハナダジムのアズマオウ
  • Japan Hanada Gym no Azumao
  • Japan Hanada Gym's Azumao
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  • United States Cerulean Gym's Shellder
  • Japan ハナダジムのシェルダー
  • Japan Hanada Gym no Shellder
  • Japan Hanada Gym's Shellder
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  • United States Daisy's Dewgong
  • Japan サクラのジュゴン
  • Japan Sakura no Jugon
  • Japan Sakura's Jugon
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  • United States Cerulean Gym's Goldeen
  • Japan ハナダジムのトサキント
  • Japan Hanada Gym no Tosakinto
  • Japan Hanada Gym's Tosakinto

Wild Pokémon

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  • United States Seel
  • Japan パウワウ
  • Japan Pawou
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  • United States Shellder
  • Japan シェルダー
  • Japan Shellder
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  • United States Horsea
  • Japan タッツー
  • Japan Tattu
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  • United States Goldeen
  • Japan トサキント
  • Japan Tosakinto
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  • United States Seaking
  • Japan アズマオウ
  • Japan Azumao
10:20

Production Art

A production cell was posted on Yahoo Auctions in 2022 which featured the Cerulean Gym's Shellder. A high quality clean background scan was also showcased on the auction.
11:00

Who's that Pokémon Indigo League

11:18

Who's that Pokémon Dare da

23:04

Okido Segment Pokémon Lecture

Pokémon Lecture & Senryu
Pokémon Koiking (コイキング)
Japanese コイキング ぴちぴちはねる げんきなこ
Romaji Koikingu pichipichi haneru genki na ko
Translated

Japanese Music:

Time Track Notes
Japan 00:01 めざせポケモンマスター
Japanese (Romanized): Mezase Pokémon Master
Japanese (Trans): Aim to Be a Pokémon Master
Opening Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 01:29 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
It's a sunny day when the group is relaxing besides a fountain.
Japan 02:36 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Kanto Title Card
Japan 03:27 1997-1998-M28 Today's Pokémon Curiosity Kasumi's sisters are happy to see her return.
Japan 04:13 1997-1998-M28 Today's Pokémon Curiosity Kasumi's sisters insist that she needs to be in a show they have been advertizing.
Japan 05:49 1997-1998-M73 Unconditional Love Kasumi's sisters thank Satoshi and Takeshi for supporting them on persuading Kasumi to participate.
Japan 06:31 1997-1998-M66 Goofball Alert Kasumi's sisters discuss the story and roles they want to assign for the performance.
Japan 08:11 1997-1998-M59B 道案内
Japanese (Romanized): Michiannai
Japanese (Trans): Guide
The show is about to get underway.
Japan 09:19 1997-1998-M40B 海
Japanese (Romanized): Umi
Japanese (Trans): The Sea
The music starts to play through loud speakers when Kasumi is about to dive into the water.
Japan 11:08 1997-1998-M50 A Devious Plot Rocket Gang are the villains of the story!
Japan 11:19 1997-1998-M53 Eyecatch A Dare da?
Japan 11:26 1997-1998-M54 Eyecatch B Tattu!
Japan 12:07 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Rocket Gang Motto
Japan 12:57 1997-1998-M14 Rocket-Powered Disaster! The Rocket Gang balloon descends into an opening on the roof of the gym.
Japan 14:41 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
Rocket Gang and the group start battling underwater.
Japan 16:12 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
Satoshi sends out his Zenigame.
Japan 17:04 1997-1998-M57B ポケモンジム
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Gym
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Gym
Pawou battles Arbok, evolving in the process into a Jugon.
Japan 19:14 1997-1998-M01B ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Pikachu electrocutes the water where Rocket Gang is.
Japan 19:26 1997-1998-M01C ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Rocket Gang is sent flying, eventually being blasted off through the roof of the Gym.
Japan 20:13 1997-1998-M02 続くったら,続く
Japanese (Romanized): Tsuzukuttara, Tsuzuku
Japanese (Trans): To Be Continued
After the success that the show was, Kasumi's sisters ask Kasumi to give some of the Pokémon of the group. The group sets back on the journey.
Japan 21:44 ポケモン音頭
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Ondo
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Ondo
Ending Theme for Japanese Version
Japan 23:05 1997-1998-M33A Professor Okido's Pokémon Lectures Professor Okido's Pokémon Lecture
Japan 23:09 1997-1998-M18B トキワへの道‐マサラより
Japanese (Romanized): Tokiwa e no michi - Masara yori
Japanese (Trans): The Road to Tokiwa - From Masara
Okido explains the characteristics of Koiking.
Japan 24:04 Mezase Pokémon Master Instrumental Episode 62 preview

Dub Music:

Time Track Notes
United States 00:00 Pokémon Theme Opening Theme for the English Dub
United States 01:09 1997-1998-M01 ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
It's a sunny day when the group is relaxing besides a fountain.
United States 02:16 1997-1998-M52 Title Card Title Card
United States 08:59 1997-1998-M40B 海
Japanese (Romanized): Umi
Japanese (Trans): The Sea
The music starts to play through loud speakers when Misty is about to dive into the water.
United States 11:47 1997-1998-M20 なんだかんだと聞かれたら…
Japanese (Romanized): Nandakanda to Kikaretara…
Japanese (Trans): If You Ask Us About Whatever…
Team Rocket's Motto
United States 12:37 1997-1998-M14 Rocket-Powered Disaster! The Team Rocket balloon descends into an opening on the roof of the gym.
United States 14:21 1997-1998-M13 戦い(VS野生ポケモン)
Japanese (Romanized): Tatakai (VS yasei Pokémon)
Japanese (Trans): Battle (VS Wild Pokémon)
Team Rocket and the group start battling underwater.
United States 15:51 1997-1998-M27 激闘果てしなく~逃げろや逃げろ!
Japanese (Romanized): Nigero ya Nigero!
Japanese (Trans): Run Away, Run Away!
Ash sends out his Squirtle.
United States 16:44 1997-1998-M57B ポケモンジム
Japanese (Romanized): Pokémon Gym
Japanese (Trans): Pokémon Gym
Seel battles Arbok, evolving in the process into a Dewgong.
United States 18:54 1997-1998-M01B ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Pikachu electrocutes the water where Team Rocket is.
United States 19:06 1997-1998-M01C ~オープニング~
Japanese (Romanized): ~Opening~
Japanese (Trans): ~Opening~
Team Rocket is sent flying, eventually being blasted off through the roof of the Gym.
United States 19:52 1997-1998-M02 続くったら,続く
Japanese (Romanized): Tsuzukuttara, Tsuzuku
Japanese (Trans): To Be Continued
After the success that the show was, Misty's sisters ask Misty to give some of the Pokémon of the group. The group sets back on the journey.
United States 21:29 Viridian City Pikachu's Jukebox
United States 22:30 Pokémon Theme Ending Theme for the English Dub

Music Statistics:

Number of Assigned Tracks to the Japanese Original: 24
Number of Assigned Tracks to the English Dub: 14
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Characters in Episode: Ash, Misty, Brock, Ash's Pikachu, Misty's Togepi, Misty's Horsea, Lily, Daisy, Violet, Meowth, Jessie, James, Misty's Starmie, Jessie's Arbok, James' Weezing, Misty's Psuduck, Ash's Squirtle
Pokemon in Episode: Cerulean Gym's Seel, Cerulean Gym's Goldeen, Cerulean Gym's Seaking, Cerulean Gym's Shellder
Characters Pokemon Attacks used in Episode:
- Misty's Horsea: Bubble Attack, Smoke Screen
- Jessie's Arbok: Wrap Attack, Poison Sting Attack
- Cerulean Gym's Seeking: Horn Drill
- Ash's Squirtle: Tackle
- Cerulean Gym's Seel: Headbutt, Aurora Beam
- Cerulean Gym's Dewgong: Ice Beam
Non-commanded attacks:
- Cerulean Gym's Seeking: Tackle
- Misty's Starmie: Spinning Tackle
- Ash's Pikachu: Thunderbolt
Episode location: Viridian City/Cerulean City
Episode Highlights:
- Gang is back in Cerulean City
- Sisters tricked Misty into Underwater Ballet
- Underwater Ballet's taken place
- Team Rocket's trying to steal the show
- Cerulean Gym's Seel battles Team Rocket and evolves into Dewgong
- Misty leaves Horsea and Starmie in Cerulean Gym
Who's that Pokemon? Clefairy/[TBA]
Number of Times Team Rocket Blasted off in the episode: 1
Team Rocket Balloon Enhancements: none
Did Team Rocket use a Mecha in the episode?: no
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Summary:
Kasumi's Tattu isn't feeling well. Most likely it's because it hasn't been getting enough exercise due to not being able to swim in the water for quite a while. Feeling sorry for it, Satoshi and his friends decide to visit Kasumi's home, the Hanada Gym in Hanada City, where they have a large pool.

As they reach the gym after their one-year absence, they see a poster on the wall proudly proclaiming "A Gorgeous Underwater Ballet Show: The Famous Underwater Ballerina Makes Her Triumphant Return to Hanada City"......

The group enters the gym, feeling nostalgic, and find Kasumi's three sisters waiting for them. Apparently, they're going to train Kasumi to be the ballerina in their underwater ballet show. And what's more, the first show will be held the next day!

Voice Cast:
Rica Matsumoto: Satoshi
Ikue Ohtani: Pikachu
Mayumi Iizuka: Kasumi
Yuji Ueda: Takeshi
Megumi Hayashibara: Musashi
Shinichiro Miki: Kojiro
Inuko Inuyama: Nyarth
Satomi Korogi: Togepi
Rei Sakuma: Sakura
Tomoko Kawakami: Ayame
Yoko Asada: Botan
Rikako Aikawa: Zenigame
Koichi Sakaguchi: Arbok
Machiko Toyoshima: Tattu
Unsho Ishizuka: Narration