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

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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)
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 ...
Ray Lonnen ...
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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20 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Supernatural Beast City  »

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Trivia

Tai Kit Mak directed a live-action version of the film. 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 »

Quotes

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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Crazy Credits

The FBI warning (usually placed at the start of videos) is part of the credit roll. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Urotsukidôji II: Legend of the Demon Womb (1993) See more »

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Hold Me In The Shadows
By Hitomi Tooyama
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User Reviews

Story as good as the eye candy.
15 December 1998 | by (Antioch, CA) – See all my reviews

Wicked City is one of my favorite anime movies of all time, and here's why: if this movie didn't have a solid plot, it'd be hentai. As it is, it's borderline hentai. But what makes it so radically different is that the adult content is weaved in with the plot - there's only one scene of sex that has no pertinence to the story. This movie was ingeniously done. Solid story, great eye candy.


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