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Tokyo: The Last Megalopolis (1988)

Teito monogatari (original title)
A demonic reincarnation of a Japanese general from the 10th century appears in the early 20th century Tokyo with a mission to destroy the blooming city.

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Kyûsaku Shimada ...
Yasunori Kato
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Keiko Tatsumiya
Jun'ichi Ishida ...
Yoichiro Tatsumiya (as Junichi Ishida)
Tamasaburô Bandô ...
Kyoka Izumi (as Tamasaburo Bando)
Haruka Sugata ...
Yukari Tatsumiya
Bunshi Katsura Vi ...
Shigemaru Kuroda (as Bunshi Katsura)
Shirô Sano ...
Junichi Narumi
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Yasumasa Hirai
Kôji Takahashi ...
Rohan Koda
Kô Nishimura ...
Makoto Nishimura
Hideji Ôtaki ...
Masayuki Orida
Shôgo Shimada ...
Arata Mekata
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Ryokichi Tagami
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Tokuji Hayakawa
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A demonic reincarnation of a Japanese general from the 10th century appears in the early 20th century Tokyo with a mission to destroy the blooming city.

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The scene where Koda Rohan cuts off Kato's hand is a direct reference to the myth of Watanabe no Tsuna and his encounter with the demon Ibaraki at Modoribashi Bridge. In the original legend, Tsuna chops off the demon's arm before it flies away. The film makes this explicit at the beginning: When Koda is first shown in the film, he's looking at a tapestry of Watanabe no Tsuna with his sword drawn chasing a demon flying away into air. This foreshadows Koda's encounter with Kato. See more »

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Eichi Shibusawa: Both destruction and growth repeat endlessly by devouring people's lives. Even so, people flock to the city. Nobody can stop them.
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Superb animated film from the early days (circa: Akira)
6 August 2001 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

A lot of the people who were involved with 'Doomed Megalopolis' were also involved in the definitive anime film 'Akira'. That fact alone allowed me to justify springing $30 for each of the four casettes in the set. At first, I was expecting good. After watching the movies, however, I was amazed that this series is not more popular than it is. It is based in ancient Japan, and involves the spirit of an ancient warlord coming back to torment Japan. The characters are excellent and the plot and character development is superb. Watching this series reminds me of watching the Godfather, in that each episode falls at a different time frame than the rest, so it gives it a very spanning and epic feel to the story.

Check it out, if you are a fan of anime, you will love it.


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