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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 overview, first billed only:
Yûsaku Yara ...
Taki (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ...
Taki (USA dub) (voice) (as Greg Snegoff)
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 ...
Shadow (UK dub) (voice) (as Ronald Baker)


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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20 August 1993 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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


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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Close To Being Kawajiri's Best
3 May 2012 | by (Valhalla) – See all my reviews

Yoshiaki Kawajiri Is A MASTER At Anime Films, I Still Have Yet To See One Of His Movies I Give Below 8(Mind You I've Only Seen A Handful; Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, Highlander The Search For Vengeance, Ninja Scroll & Program(The Animatrix Short)).

I Found Out About This By Looking Up The Trivia To YK And Seeing The Fact That Ninja Scroll, This & Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust(His Best) Are The Three Works He's Most Proud Of, Being As That I Considered Myself A Fan After Only Viewing 4 Of His Films I Decided To Watch It.

This SURPASSES About Every Action Movie From The 1980's, It Had Some Effects That Reminded Me Of "The Thing"(In Particular The Spider Woman Monster).

I Like The Overall Look Of The Film, I Know Its Something Where Most People Are Like "So What?" But It Really Did Give Off A Feeling Of Being Dark And Isolated Which Is Perfect.

I Love How A Plot Can At First Seem So Simple Yet Turn Its Head Around With A Twist (Which Is A Pretty Good Twist).

I Recommend This To ANY Kawajiri Fan Whether You've Been A Fan For Years And Want To Rewatch His First Ever Full Length Movie He Directed Himself Or Your A "Newcomer" To The World Of Kawajiri, I Put This On A Pedistool With Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust As "Must Sees" PS. I Do Know Both Films Were Based On A Novel Written By Hideyuki Kikuchi, So The Next Kawajiri Film On My Watchlist Is Demon City Shinjuku

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