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Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji (1989)

Unrated  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Fantasy, Horror  |  11 March 1993 (USA)
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When Overfiend is found and born in a human, he will remake the world to something more of his liking! Ripping the boundaries of the three universes (worlds) apart, it's clear that little ... See full summary »

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Tomohiro Nishimura ...
Amano Jaku (voice)
Yôko Asagami ...
Akemi Ito (voice)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ...
Tatsuo Nagumo (voice)
Maya Okamoto ...
Megumi Amano (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ...
Yuichi Niki (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Suikakuju (voice)
Tsutomu Kashiwakura ...
Kuroko (voice)
Hidetoshi Nakamura ...
Doctor (voice)
Kenichi Ono ...
Majin (voice)
Ken'yû Horiuchi ...
Yoriichi Ozaki (voice)
Kôji Totani ...
Majin (voice)
Minako Arakawa ...
Girl (voice)
Mizuka Arima ...
Ms. Togami (voice)
Miyuki Matsushita ...
True Chojin (voice)
Narumi Tsunoda ...
Girl (voice)
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When Overfiend is found and born in a human, he will remake the world to something more of his liking! Ripping the boundaries of the three universes (worlds) apart, it's clear that little can stand in his way! While the other worlds are hoping to find the Overfiend to control the creation of this new World we call Earth. Written by Anonymous

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This was the first anime given the NC-17 rating by the MPAA. See more »

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Watch the Japanese version
21 October 2005 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Watch the Japanese version. Avoid the English dubbed version. It has been censored. And the most important clues of the plot happen exactly at those moments that were deemed too graphic for American viewers. As a result, in the English version the story makes much less sense.

Now, about the movie. This is a masterpiece of sick and twisted fantasy, filled with an obscene amount of sex and violence. And usually, the two are combined. It's an epic tale of the fight between good and evil, however, like most anime movies, it's never entirely clear who is good and who is evil. Aside to this, there are several smaller and more personal story lines as well, like the love between two teenagers, a kid and his alcoholic father and a few others.

The quality of animation of anime movies has improved much over the years and this movie is clearly one of the older ones. But it's still unique in its kind. It's one of the great anime classics, together with such movies Akira and Fist of the North Star.


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