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

R  |   |  Animation, Drama, Fantasy  |  17 November 1999 (France)
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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 (voice) (as Yoshikatsu Fujiki)
Sumi Mutoh ...
Kei Amemiya (voice)
Hiroyuki Kinosha ...
Atsuhi Henmi (voice) (as Hiroyuki Kinoshita)
Yukio Hiroda ...
Bunmei Muroto (voice)
Yukihiro Yoshida ...
Hajime Handa (voice)
Eri Sendai ...
Nanami Agawa (voice)
Kenji Nakagawa ...
Isao Aniya (voice)
Tamio Ôki ...
CAPO Officer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Doug Abrahams ...
Narrator, Hachiro Tohbe (voice)
Kazuki Fuse (voice)
Paul Dobson ...
Sect Group-Leader (voice)
Brian Drummond ...
Handa's Aide (voice)
Ron Halder ...
Shiro Tatsumi (voice)
Ryuichi Horibe ...
Shiroh Tatsumi
Local Police Official #1 (voice)


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 <>

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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 »


Kei Amemiya: What big eyes you have... what big teeth you have!
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References The Third Man (1949) See more »

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Tragic but at the same time touching story
18 December 2004 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

Whoa. Everything seems to click in the right place with Jin-Rô. Awfully tragic and cold story of a man with the nature of beast trying to interact with an ordinary girl. Of course it's all wrapped around political conspiracy plots and lots of references to fairy tale "Little Red Riding Hood", but I think most of the time the movie still works quite nice as it is.

Animation is fluid and smooth, soundtrack is beautiful and the few action sequences the movie provides simply kick ass. But the main thing in Jin-Rô is the impossible and tragic relationship between a beast and a man. This aspect is done extremely well in the movie, thanks to supporting soundtrack, great voice actors and painfully emotional and touching end. I dare not to spoil it, but these kind of endings are rare in the movies, animated or real. Bold move, and it works like a dynamite.

Jin-Rô exceeded all my expectations, although they were quite high before I ever saw it.

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