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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 (voice)
Kyôko Tongû ...
Chibi (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ...
Mephisto (voice)
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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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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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Release Date:

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 anger the gods with their pride, and in order to punish them, the gods looked on as Pandora opened her box letting chaos loose. And now here in Monster City, mythology will become reality.
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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Vampire Hunter D (2012) See more »

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Kawajiri's earlier works..Still not a master but enroute!
12 March 2002 | by (London, England.) – See all my reviews

Not Bad. Actually better than a lot of anime's out there. Usual storyline. Demons trying to take over tokyo thus the world. Father tries to stop the villain but fails, 10 years later comes the prodigal son and wham-bam blah blah & so on....Good action, english dubbing is Ok. Needed a little bit more insight on the storyline and the characters lacked some depth. If you follow Kawajiri's work you can c glimpses of his genious. But fans who r looking for Kawajiri's mastery wont find a lot of it in this one.


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