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Demon City Shinjuku (1988)
"Makaitoshi Shinjuku" (original title)

PG-13  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Fantasy, Horror  |  25 October 1988 (Japan)
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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)
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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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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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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25 October 1988 (Japan)  »

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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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Fast paced anime action at its best.
12 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is one of my favorite anime movies I have seen. It is very fast paced with really cool action scenes, likable characters dubbed good, and good villains as well. Only one dude can save the world from the demons...his father tried to previously, but failed. This is shown right at the beginning and sets the tone for the rest of this flick. Let's just say that there aren't many boring parts to speak of. My favorite character had to be Mephisto. You wonder if he is on the side of good, or perhaps evil. Through it all the dude fights his way through the demons till he has the final confrontation with the man responsible for his dad's death. The final conflict is one for the ages and the ending to this one won't leave you saying "what just happened?".


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