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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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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:
Mephisto (voice)
Teresa Gallagher ...
Sayaka (voice)
Bradley Lavelle ...
Kyoya (voice) (as Brad Lavelle)
George Little ...
Rai (voice)
Alex McSweeney ...
Chibi (voice) (as Alan Sherman)


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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Release Date:

25 October 1988 (Japan)  »

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Based on the Manga by Hideyuki Kikuchi. See more »


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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Performed by Umeda Motoichi
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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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