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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)
Toshiko Fujita ...
Makie (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Mayart (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Shadow (voice)
Mari Yokô ...
Kanako (voice)
Tamio Ôki ...
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)
Gregory Snegoff ...
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

In the Streamline dub, Makie describes Taki's electrical salesman salary as "twenty-four hundred a month" (2400). However, Taki and Ken's bet is made with a 10,000 yen bill, apparently more than Taki's wage. Makie's figure is likely in US Dollars, to benefit the American audience, but this still doesn't explain the sudden change in currency. See more »

Quotes

[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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Referenced in Wicked City: Yoshiaki Kawajiri Interview (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Not Easy
Lyrics by Hitomi Tooyama
Composed by Yoshihiro Ida
Arranged by Seiichi Kyouda
Sung by Hitomi Tooyama
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A demon watcher type guy who keeps demons in check teams up with a demon
23 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And the best part is the gun was before Men in Black and the Noisy cricket!!!! Eat that America!!!!! This is an awesome anime full of a rich plot, action,nudity, and an awesome gun!!!! Personally it had a little bit to much nudity and sexual situations for me but that gun made up for it. Seriously, it is a great anime worthy of being added to any anime collection. It kinda reminded me of BioHunter + The X-Files + Some other stuff. I got this DVD at a pawn shop for a few bucks maybe $5 but even at $20 it would be a bargain. This gun in the movie had to be fired backed against a wall because of the force of the blast, and even then it would crack a concrete wall.


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