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Hell City Shinjuku, US (1988)
"Makaitoshi Shinjuku" (original title)

Video  -  Animation | Fantasy | Horror  -  25 October 1988 (Japan)
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Kyoya's father was a great warrior, killed at the hands of the diabolical psychic, Rebi Ra, who has now opened a portal to hell in the city of Shinjuku. It falls to Kyoya to finish what his... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideyuki Hori ...
Kyoya (voice)
Bradley Lavelle ...
Kyoya (1994) (voice) (as Brad Lavelle)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Sayaka (voice)
Teresa Gallagher ...
Sayaka (1994) (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Rebi (voice)
Bob Sessions ...
Rebi (1994) (voice)
Kyôko Tongû ...
Chibi (voice)
Alex McSweeney ...
Chibi (1994) (voice) (as Alan Sherman)
Yûsaku Yara ...
Mephisto (voice)
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Mephisto (1994) (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Rai (voice)
George Little ...
Rai (1994) (voice)
Banjô Ginga ...
Genichiro (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Hag (voice)
Arisa Andô ...
Waitress (voice)
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Kyoya's father was a great warrior, killed at the hands of the diabolical psychic, Rebi Ra, who has now opened a portal to hell in the city of Shinjuku. It falls to Kyoya to finish what his father started and battle his way through demons, while protecting a young woman from harm. The only problem is that he's not exactly your classic hero type, and his powers are still latent. Written by Sinedd

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demon | anime | sword | based on novel | See All (4) »

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One Man Against An Army of Monsters......With The Fate Of The World At Stake!


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The film's opening sword fight was featured in the 1995 film Johnny Mnemonic. See more »

Quotes

Mephisto: Men have always fought each other, always creating chaos. That's familiar and safe. They know where they are in those circumstances, but to hazard a step into the unknown and actually love on another is far too risky for them. So if the demons do invade the world, bringing terror and misery with them, don't you think that men might welcome them as bearers of what they desire?
Kyoya: Are you one of them? Are you, Mephisto?
Mephisto: I have been called demonic, unjustly. I only ask if this world is worth giving ...
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Referenced in Urotsukidôji II: Legend of the Demon Womb (1993) See more »

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One of the best horror anime ever.
3 May 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Yoshiaki Kawajiri has made his reputation for eye-popping fright visuals and this is his masterpiece of terror. Shinjuku, in Tokyo's business district, has become a portal through which shape-shifting denizens of the demon realm are seeking to invade earth. Humanity is threatened with enslavement by creatures who can appear human but who are terrifyingly inhuman when they reveal their true form. But a plucky girl and jaded street samurai are on hand to foil their plans.

What follows is a fast moving, action nightmare highlighted by nightmarish visions of seemingly ordinary people and objects morphing into their terrifying demon forms.

Genuinely scary stuff.


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