|Genre||Drama, Biography, Historical, Crime|
Souichi Moto |
|Magazine||Weekly Manga Action|
|Original run||December 2004 – July 2005|
|Original net animation|
|Directed by||Hidetoshi Omori|
|Written by||Hideki Mitsui|
Megumi (めぐみ) is a manga based on the life of Megumi Yokota, a Japanese girl who was abducted when she was 13 years old by North Korean spies in 1977. The manga concept was conceived by her mother and father and was penned by Souichi Moto under their supervision.
The manga follows Megumi's final days in her home town before her abduction.
As of 2008, the Government of Japan announced an anime adaptation will be created from the manga. The series is dubbed in Japanese, Korean, Chinese, English and Russian. In addition, there are Japanese dubbed versions with subtitles in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. The government authorized a free downloadable version, as well as a DVD release.
All Japanese casts were asked by Kōichi Yamadera for participation through the Japan Actors Union (Nippairen). Yamadera said, "The abduction is an act of disregarding human rights, not accepted. We Japanese people should emphasize our anger."
|Megumi Yokota||Minami Takayama||Soness Stevens||Li Liang||Jin Dal-rae|
|Shigeru Yokota||Kōichi Yamadera||Walter Roberts||Qi Zhongling||Park Kyong-wan|
|Sakie Yokota||Rika Fukami||Sally Koshinaka||Piao Zhenlin||Lee Mi-sung|
|Takuya Yokota (boy)||Megumi Tano||Stacy Powell||Li Xiangning||Kim Eui-jung|
|Takuya Yokota (adult)||Bin Shimada||David Shufle||Wang Wanzhou||Cheon Kui-uk|
|Colleague||Shin-ichiro Miki||David Shufle||Chang Yuxing||Chang Sung-hee|
|Nurse||Yumiko Akaike||Stacy Powell|
|Clerk||Masahito Kawanago||David Shufle|
|Administration official||Aruno Tahara||David Shufle|
|Tsubo||Junko Shimakata||Stacy Powell|
|Narrator||Michio Hazama||Walter Roberts|
- North Korea Kidnapped My Daughter
- Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story
- North Korean abductions of Japanese
- "Megumi Manga about Girl Abducted by N. Korea Gets Anime". Anime News Network. March 19, 2009.
- MEGUMI (Japanese animation film). Abductions of Japanese Citizens by North Korea. Retrieved on May 31, 2009.
- "山寺宏一「めぐみ」のアニメ完成披露会見". Daily Sports. 2008-03-29. Archived from the original on 2008-03-30. Retrieved 2008-04-03.
- MEGUMI Anime: download
- Government of Japan: Secretariat, Headquarters for the Abduction Issue
- Megumi (manga) at Anime News Network's encyclopedia