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Horror of the Wolf (1973)
"Ôkami no monshô" (original title)

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A wolf finds himself transformed into a teenage boy.

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Credited cast:
Tarô Shigaki ...
Akira Inugami / Wolf Guy
Yôko Ichiji ...
Akiko Aoshika
Michiko Honda ...
Noriko Kimura
Yûsaku Matsuda ...
Dô Haguro
Toshitaka Itô ...
Rikiya Kuroda
Toshio Kurosawa ...
Akira Jin
Sayoko Katô ...
Ryûko Konuma
Masanobu Sawai ...
Ôka
Masao Imanishi ...
Principal Ônuki
Kôichi Hayashi ...
Vice-Principal Morizuka
Kotaro Tomita ...
Tadokoro
Toku Nishio ...
Umakawa
Koji Kawamura ...
Takeo Haguro
Ranko Mizuki ...
Fumi Tozaki
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Makoto Fujita
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A wolf finds himself transformed into a teenage boy.

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werewolf

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9 March 1973 (Japan)  »

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Crest of the Wolf  »

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Based upon the adult horror novel "Wolf Guy," created in 1969 by writer Kazumasa Hirai (best known for co-creating the manga superhero '8-Man' with artist Jirô Kuwata). The novel was translated into a manga for "Bokura Magazine" in 1970, and illustrated by Hisashi Sakaguchi. The manga was remade in 2007 by writer Yoshiaki Tabata and artist Ayumi Izumiya. The remake is more well known in American manga circles. See more »

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Followed by Urufu gai: Moero ôkami-otoko (1975) See more »

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A real Toho rarity.
6 April 2004 | by (Phoenix) – See all my reviews

Okami no monsho is a based off the manga "Wolf Jack" by Kazumasa Hirai (8man). I wish the print I have was subbed or dubbed. I could tell what was going on but then again not really so sure. What we can make out without translation makes me want to track down a subbed copy badly! Akira Inugami's family is gunned down in Alaska as he watches in horror. Wonderful cinematography of snowing mountains and german shepherds pretending to be wolves. Excellent beginning song about Wolf Guy. Years pass and Akira enters Highschool. It's a manga or anime come to life! The classmates are violent and apear to be in some cult headed by one very tall and deep voices student who carries a kitana. Akira fights these guys a lot, but gets his butt kicked alot. It seems Akira doesn't know how to fight. Akira transforms into both a wolf man and an actual wolf, ripping people's throats out as blood spurts forth everywhere. Yes, this film is pretty bloody. Akira's love interest is his shapely teacher who herself gets her clothes ripped off and chained to a post and gets beaten, but this is typical violent Japanese storytelling. Finding info on this movie is quite hard and finding info about Wolf Guy's also hard. Even without subs or dubs, this movie's worth checking out to complete your Toho collection or live action anime collection. Either way this movie's worth a look.


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