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Release Date:
11 March 1993 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Animation Beyond Imagination
Plot:
The relative coexistence of the human world, demon world and beast world is soon to be disrupted by The Overfiend, an immensely powerful demon who'll be reborn after 3000 years to remake the world to his own liking. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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DyE: Fantasy Music Video: Jérémie Périn
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Erotic horror done right. See more (68 total) »

Cast

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Sonny Weil ... Kuroko (voice) (as Rose Palmer)
Bick Balse ... Ozaki (voice)
Herb Hummel ... Additonial Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Courage ... Amano Jyaku (voice: English version)
Rebel Joy ... Akemi Ito (voice: English version)
Ron Kalish ... Niki's Father (voice: English version)

Kathleen McNearney ... Enkakuki (voice: English version)
Lucy Morales ... Megumi Amano (voice: English version)
Barbie O'Buoy ... Fukakuki (voice: English version)
Jurgen Offen ... Suikakujyu (voice: English version)
Greg Puertolas ... Elder (voice: English version)
Anthony Rocissano ... Additonial Voices (voice: English version)

Bill Timoney ... Tatsuo Nagumo (voice: English version) (as Danny Bush)
Camille Way-Pene ... Kitako Togami (voice: English version)
Minako Arakawa ... Girl (voice) (uncredited)
Mizuka Arima ... Ms. Togami (voice) (uncredited)
Yôko Asagami ... Akemi Ito (voice) (uncredited)
Ken'yû Horiuchi ... Yoriichi Ozaki (voice) (uncredited)
Tsutomu Kashiwakura ... Kuroko (voice) (uncredited)
Satoko Kitô ... Leotard Girl (voice) (uncredited)
Miyuki Matsushita ... True Chojin (voice) (uncredited)
Shigeru Nakahara ... Basketball Club (voice) (uncredited)
Hidetoshi Nakamura ... Doctor (voice) (uncredited)
Tomohiro Nishimura ... Amano Jaku (voice) (uncredited)
Shinji Ogawa ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Maya Okamoto ... Megumi Amano (voice) (uncredited)
Kenichi Ono ... Majin (voice) (uncredited)
Natsumi Sasaki ... Girl (voice) (uncredited)
Hirotaka Suzuoki ... Tatsuo Nagumo (voice) (uncredited)
Yumi Takada ... Nurse (voice) (uncredited)
Nobuo Tobita ... Jujin (voice) (uncredited)
Kôji Totani ... Majin (voice) (uncredited)
Narumi Tsunoda ... Girl (voice) (uncredited)
Norio Wakamoto ... Suikakuju (voice) (uncredited)

Kôichi Yamadera ... Yuichi Niki (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Hideki Takayama 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Shô Aikawa  screenplay (as Gorô San'yô)
Michael Lawrence 
Toshio Maeda  comic

Produced by
Yoshinobu Nishizaki .... producer
John Sirabella .... executive producer (english version) (as Gary Sierra)
Yasuto Yamaki .... producer (as Yasuhito Yamaki)
 
Original Music by
Masamichi Amano 
 
Art Direction by
Shigemi Ikeda 
 
Production Management
Ron Kalish .... post-production supervisor (US version)
 
Sound Department
Yasunori Honda .... sound director
 
Animation Department
Keiji Gotoh .... key animator
Megumi Kadonosono .... inbetween animator
Shiro Kasami .... animation director
Mari Mizuta .... animation director
Eitaro Tono .... character designer
Akihiko Yamashita .... character designer
Hidetoshi Ômori .... animation director
Hidetoshi Ômori .... character designer
 

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Also Known As:
"Chôjin densetsu Urotsukidôji" - Japan (original title)
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108 min
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Australia:R (cut) | Australia:RC (original rating) | Austria:(Banned) (original rating) | Canada:R | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-16 | Germany:18 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 (cut) | Spain:18 | UK:18 (cut) | USA:Unrated
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This was the first anime given the NC-17 rating by the MPAA.See more »
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Continuity: Towards her death, the nurse character is shown wearing only a torn gown hanging off her shoulders, but as she is dying the gown has disappeared completely and without reason.See more »
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Amano Jaku:No big deal....CounterstrikeSee more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Cradle of Fear (2001) (V)See more »

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Where can I find an Uncut Version of Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend and Legend of the Demon Womb?
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17 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Erotic horror done right., 1 August 2005
Author: Ky-D from Hawaii, USA

One of the earliest 'hentais' to make it state side, this helped spark the uber obsession America's geeks have with anime. Featuring graphic violence, explicit sex and an adult-themed apocalypse story, this is one of anime's best offerings.

The world, it seems, is divided in to 3 parts. The human world, the beast world and the demon world. Demons being evil, beast being good, and humans caught in the middle. An ancient prophecy speaks of a creature, called the Overfiend, which will be born of man and will bring either peace or destruction to the three realms. The race is on to find it's vessel on Earth and harness it's potential power.

The story has more than it's fare share of fantasy and horror, it seeks to balance the two elements and does a nice job of it. But the main reason most people will watch this is the same reason I did: anime-sex. For inexplicable reasons that stuff is just plain hot, probably because they do things in the medium one would never see in a live action film.

The sored acts include all manners of regular sexual activity all the way up to tentacle rape. Yes, I said tentacle rape. However, unlike most other products of it's kind the sex doesn't feel like cheap excess nor does it come off as the only viewing point. Graphic (often fully explicit) though it may be, it serves a purpose with in the larger story. Rather than a stopping point it furthers the action.

Horror purists will be happy to know that mixed in with the sex and fantasy elements is a healthy dose of horror, J-pop style. Dr. Suess-inspired underworlds, great creature designs, and gobs of spilt hemoglobin. The ultimate conclusion is a little hard to get past at first (as with many J-horror films), but it still wraps up nicely.

Anime fans, horror geeks, and the rain-coat crowd should definitely seeks this one out.

9/10

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