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Wicked City (1987)

Yôjû toshi (original title)
Unrated | | Animation, Fantasy, Horror | 20 August 1993 (USA)
Two agents - a lady-killer human and a voluptuous demon - attempt to protect a signatory to a peace ceremony between the human world and the "Black World" from radicalized demons.

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(novel) (as Hideyuki Kikuti), (screenplay) (as Kisei Choo)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûsaku Yara ...
Taki (voice)
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Makie (voice)
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Mayart (voice)
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Shadow (voice)
Mari Yokô ...
Kanako (voice)
Tamio Ohki ...
Hotelier (voice)
Kôji Totani ...
Jin (voice)
Yasuo Muramatsu ...
President (voice)
Kazuhiko Kishino ...
Healer (voice)
Arisa Andô ...
Hooker (voice)
Asami Mukaidono ...
Temptress (voice)
Ikuya Sawaki ...
Ken (voice)
Masato Hirano ...
Monk (voice)
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Taki (USA dub) (voice) (as Greg Snegoff)
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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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When desire turns deadly, there's no place to hide... See more »


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

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The Hotelier calls Giuseppi Mayart "Joseph" while playing chess with Taki in the Manga UK dub. See more »

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[first lines]
Taki Renzaburo: [narrating] We live in an era when our cities are armed with steel and concrete. Computers and electronics barricade our minds. It doesn't change the fact that there exist a lot of strange phenomenon, bizarre beyond reason, or logic. Most folks just don't see them. That's because we cling to order - to any tiny happiness that comes our way, and we bust our humps to blind ourselves with our desires and our pleasures. There's a world of darkness out there, beyond time or space... a ...
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It's Not Easy
Lyrics by Hitomi Tooyama
Composed by Yoshihiro Ida
Arranged by Seiichi Kyouda
Sung by Hitomi Tooyama
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Close To Being Kawajiri's Best
3 May 2012 | by 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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