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Demon City Shinjuku (1988)

Makaitoshi Shinjuku (original title)
A young warrior must finish what his father started by battling his way through a city of demons and defeat a diabolical psychic who has opened a portal to hell.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideyuki Hori ...
Kyoya (voice)
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Sayaka (voice)
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Rebi Ra (voice)
Kyôko Tongû ...
Chibi (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ...
Mephisto (voice)
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Rai (voice)
Osamu Saka ...
Rama (voice)
Banjô Ginga ...
Genichiro (voice)
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Hag (voice)
Arisa Andô ...
Waitress (voice)
Junko Akimori ...
Girl (voice)
Kôji Totani ...
Rapist (voice)
Asami Mukaidono ...
Yin (voice)
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Water Demon (voice)
Hirohiko Kakegawa ...
Earth Demon (voice)
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Storyline

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


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25 October 1988 (Japan)  »

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A role playing game was released by Guardians of Order in 2000. See more »

Quotes

Kyoya: All the power of my Father is mine!
(Disembodied spirit) 'Father': Believe the power; but do not think yourself its master: It is greater than you. Be content to serve it; it is the power, the control, the chi of the universe in which all things are born. You must learn to understand that all.
Kyoya: Thanks, Dad.
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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Vampire Hunter D (2012) See more »

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Performed by Umeda Motoichi
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Like Wicked City but Better
25 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

As has been said before, this film is just plain awesome. The animation is top quality and unlike Demon City's counterpart Wicked City, this film can be enjoyed by pretty much any anime fan. Wicked city and Demon City's storylines have many parallels minus the sex. Like Wicked City one of the demons is even an arachnid/humanoid type of creature for example. This title has a great storyline, lots of action, and interesting characters. I don't think I can really say anything that hasn't been said in other reviews on the net so I'll leave it at that. One neat thing, watch for scenes from the opening battle on the television screen in the movie Johnny Mnemonic


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