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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

Credited cast:
Hideyuki Hori ...
Kyoya (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ...
Sayaka (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ...
Rebi Ra (voice)
Kyôko Tongû ...
Chibi (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ...
Mephisto (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Rai (voice)
Banjô Ginga ...
Genichiro (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Hag (voice)
Arisa Andô ...
Waitress (voice)
Junko Akimori ...
Girl (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Mephisto (voice)
Teresa Gallagher ...
Sayaka (voice)
Bradley Lavelle ...
Kyoya (voice) (as Brad Lavelle)
George Little ...
Rai (voice)
Alex McSweeney ...
Chibi (voice) (as Alan Sherman)
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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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A role playing game was released by Guardians of Order in 2000. 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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good plot, no character development
18 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

The son of a Nempo master must stop a sorcerer from raising hell. This is a Bruce Willis meets anime type of film. There isn't much character development at all. What's good about the film is that although the plot line is common in anime, it still entertains. See this if you're fond of lots of action and could care less about emotion.


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