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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: Remember this, Pandora's box released chaos. The gods saw the dispair her actions caused so they released one last item with the others so mankind could bear to go on, the gift of hope. 'Til next time.
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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Vampire Hunter D (2012) See more »

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I Am Amazed That I Was Able To Find This On DVD In An Australian Store
18 May 2012 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

The Main Reason Being That This Is A Low Budget, Direct To DVD Movie From The Early Days Of Kawajiri When His Peak Was Wicked City, Its Hard Enough Finding "Ninja Scroll" In Australia.

Now I've Stopped That Onto What I Thought, I Saw The English Dub, The Plot Overall Was Good But DON'T See The English Dub, A Kid Has A Mexican Accent In That Dub Which Ruined My Suspension Of Disbelief That This Could Happen To Tokyo(I Suspend My Disbelief As Far As A Movie Is Willing To Bend And This Is Anime For God Sakes, You Could Suspend Your Disbelief That A Whole 8 Minute Fight Occurs Entirely In Mid Air.) The Original Voices Were SO MUCH BETTER! I Thought That This Was One Of Kawajiri's Lesser Works, He Has Done Better With Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, Wicked City, Highlander: Search For Vengeance & Ninja Scroll. However I Thought It Had A Good Story Considering The Runtime Of 77 Minutes.

Overall If You Want Kawajiri In The Masters Chair Then Watch "Wicked City" Followed By "Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust" However If You Want A Film To Keep You Entertained About A Prodigal Son Taking Down A Demon World In 77 Minutes Then Go Ahead. I Liked It.


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