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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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Yûsaku Yara ...
Taki (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ...
Taki (USA dub) (voice) (as Greg Snegoff)
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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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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

When you see Taki's boss (the man that is playing golf), you will notice that he is standing next to a shade of blinds, his body is transparent through the shade of blinds. 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'll 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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It's Not Easy
By Hitomi Tooyama
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Good fun anime grotesquery
27 April 2008 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen all that much anime, I tend to love what I see but its not a kind of film making that I know much about at all. Wicked City is the only particularly grisly or lewd one that I've watched and I enjoyed it a lot. It has a solid, fast moving but easy to follow plot and likable characters. The film is perhaps a bit short, for I could have done with a little bit more drama and characterisation in amongst the action scenes, sex and occasional humour, but this isn't too much of an issue for the film has much to enjoy. There are excellent monsters, slimy transformation scenes and a fair amount of weird sexual imagery, as well as a couple of delightfully un PC moments that take the film into mild hentai territory. The actual violence and gore is comparatively low but the film plays the slimy strangeness card so well that this doesn't matter. I could have done with more explicit sleaze, whats there is great but left me wanting to see more. Also the ending isn't as strong as it could have been though it still works. All in all, I still highly recommend this one, it has a lot going for it, there's a cool early Cronenberg/The Thing vibe going on throughout in the imagery and its pretty far out though not too nasty. Probably a good entry point to these sort of films.


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