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Wicked City (1987)
"Yôjû toshi" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Animation, Fantasy, Horror  |  20 August 1993 (USA)
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There has been peace between the worlds of the mortals and the supernatural for centuries, but the balance is now being threatened. The Radical elements from the Supernatural world are ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûsaku Yara ...
Taki (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ...
Taki (USA dub) (voice) (as Greg Snegoff)
Stuart Milligan ...
Taki (UK dub) (voice) (as Stuart Miller)
Toshiko Fujita ...
Makie (voice)
Gaye Kruger ...
Makie (USA dub) (voice)
Tamsin Hollo ...
Makie (UK dub) (voice) (as Tammy Holloway)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Mayart (voice)
Mike Reynolds ...
George Little ...
Mayart (UK dub) (voice) (as George Littlewood)
Mari Yokô ...
Kanako (voice)
Edie Mirman ...
Liza Ross ...
Kanako / Temptress (UK dub) (voice) (as Lisa Robinson)
Takeshi Aono ...
Shadow (voice)
Jeff Winkless ...
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Shadow (UK dub) (voice) (as Ronald Baker)
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There has been peace between the worlds of the mortals and the supernatural for centuries, but the balance is now being threatened. The Radical elements from the Supernatural world are crossing over into the mortal universe for the purpose of destroying the peace forever! Written by Anonymous

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Quando il desiderio si fa intenso, non c'è posto in cui puoi nasconderti (When desire becomes intense, there is no place where you can hide) (Italian release) See more »


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Trivia

An Image of Taki firing his service revolver appeared on T-shirts printed by the non-Anime related clothing company Ripple Junction in 1997. See more »

Goofs

(at around 25 mins) When the characters are playing chess, the black king and queen are in each other's starting squares. See more »

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Taki Renzaburo: Right, those numbers will work just fine. Yeah. By next week if you want. Mm'hm Yes, I'm sure we can. Right, by next Wednesday, I'' ship it attention to you if that's ok. Sure.
Female Co-Worker: Taki, The boss want's to see you right away.
Taki Renzaburo: Will do.
[groans in pain]
Female Co-Worker: Ohh, tough job being a player but someone has to do it. Take care of yourself.
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The FBI warning (usually placed at the start of videos) is part of the credit roll. See more »

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Referenced in Spawn: Evil Intent (1997) See more »

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It's Not Easy
By Hitomi Tooyama
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Excellent anime & storyline!
21 October 2005 | by (Tucson, AZ.) – See all my reviews

This was my 1st. full-length anime motion picture I have ever seen, & ranks as one of my favorites! Taking place in the future, our hero, Taki who by day is an electrical salesman, & by night, a "Black Guard", is asked by his superiors to guard without failure a known senior negotiator, Mr. Guiseppe Mayart & to make sure he is at a treaty signing, & will be working with a partner, a "Black Guard" from the "Black World"....a female named "Makie". Together, they experience various situations from other renegade members of the Black World that try to thwart the treaty signing. What Taki & Makie don't know is that their pairing up from both worlds to protect Mr. Mayart has more that one objective, which makes sense later. What I liked about Wicked City is not just the storyline, but the anime itself. What I mean here is that this feature was "hand done" & not by computer, which is why it looks different from other anime features. NOTE: Unless your kids are of age, this anime is by all means not for the young ones. Aside from the "adult" parts, Wicked City is Excellent anime entertainment, which I am sure you'll enjoy!

PS.: Happy Birthday, IMDb! & May you have many more!


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