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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

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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Storyline

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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Top agents from opposite worlds: they're the last defense against the anarchy of the Black World. 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

When Jin steps on his sunglasses, the debris surrounding his trainer suddenly vanishes in the same shot. 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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Featured in Mean & Mercenary (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold Me In The Shadow
Lyrics by Machiko Ryuu
Composed by Yoshihiro Ida
Arranged by Seiichi Kyouda
Sung by Hitomi Tooyama
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Excellent anime & storyline!
21 October 2005 | by 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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