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Release Date:
11 March 1993 (USA) See more »
Animation Beyond Imagination
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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Repulsive but Incredible! See more (68 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
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
Sound Mix:
Australia:R18+ (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 | USA:NC-17 (cut)

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This was rated NC-17 by the MPAA for extreme violence and explicit sexual content and rape and language.See more »
Continuity: The toy Niki grabbed from Akemi's backpack is shown being destroyed in one scene, but a day and several scenes later, the toy is shown again completely undamaged.See more »
Amano Jaku:No big deal....CounterstrikeSee more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Horror Business (2005) (V)See more »


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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Repulsive but Incredible!, 26 January 2002

This is rightly considered the greatest of all Hentai movies. Even anti-hentai Anime fans have praised it as revolutionary. But there are some elements of Urotsukidoji should have been dropped altogether. The pointless scenes of rape for one thing. And that schmaltzy scene at the end is badly done. But for all it's extremities, this has the kind of mind-blowing action, plot and animation which could have put it up there with Akira. Behind the sex and violence, director Hideki Takayama and writer Toshio Maeda have nonetheless managed to give us an acute observation of teenage sexual anxiety which has wrongly been interpreted as violent porn. Let's face it, we've all been like Nagumo at some point, hopelessly in love with Akemi but without a chance of catching her. It's both intelligent, observational, with touches of humour and outbursts of outrageousness. In short, it's anime fantasy at it's most humanist level. Very well done.

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