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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)
"Jin-Rô" (original title)

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A traumatized member of an elite para-military police force falls for the sister of a female terrorist courier who died in front of him on duty.

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Credited cast:
Yoshikazu Fujiki ...
Kazuki Fuse (as Yoshikatsu Fujiki)
Sumi Mutoh ...
Kei Amemiya
Hiroyuki Kinosha ...
Atsuhi Henmi (as Hiroyuki Kinoshita)
Yukio Hiroda ...
Yukihiro Yoshida ...
Hajime Handa
Eri Sendai ...
Nanami Agawa (voice)
Kenji Nakagawa ...
Isao Aniya
Tamio Ôki ...
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Doug Abrahams ...
Narrator, Hachiro Tohbe (voice)
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Kazuki Fuse (voice)
Paul Dobson ...
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Ron Halder ...
Shiro Tatsumi (voice)
Ryuichi Horibe ...
Shiroh Tatsumi
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Ten years after the end of World War II; anti-terror policeman Fuse gets suspended from service after the suicide by self-detonation of a young terrorist girl during an operation, as he failed to shoot her in time. When he tries to gather some information about her, he meets her sister and befriends with her. Both get dragged into the rivalries between the administration of the police and the counter terrorism commando unit 'Jin Roh' (human wolves). Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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$2,322 (USA) (6 July 2001)

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$94,591 (USA) (7 September 2001)
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Many of the weapons, vehicles, and equipment used are from the World War II period, mainly of German design. Some weapons include a modified version of the MG42 machine gun, the MP44 assault rifle, the FG42 rifle, a Panzerfaust rocket, and several British Sten guns. World War II German period vehicles, such as the Kubelwagen and Volkswagen, are also present. See more »

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Great anime, both in originality and design
18 November 2005 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

I actually found the animation to be lacking. Maybe I am used to the latest Japanese animes that capture everything perfectly from expression to little details. That is not saying that it has bad animation, just that it looks like Akira, even if it is made in '98.

The story is great. I liked both the storytelling as the story itself, with many unexpected twists and (well, it IS Japanese) a very depressing atmosphere. The soundtrack is nice, too, as many people noticed.

What this movie is about is what it is to be human in an inhuman world. I think they specifically chose such a detailed yet alternate world to put the setting in. It is not science-fiction, is ultra-reality. It shows not the beauty of the world, but the place where we all sit to look through the window at a beautiful world that doesn't exist. The worldly waiting room.

It would be pointless to repeat who the characters are and what they do. Enough to say that this is a must see for anime fans as well as any other cinema lovers. If you want something bloody and pointless, watch something else.

I can compare it with Grave of the Fireflies, although it wasn't THAT heartbreaking, or with Akira. It also feels a lot like Natural City.


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