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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)

Jin-Rô (original title)
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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Kazuki Fuse (voice)
Yoshikazu Fujiki ...
Kazuki Fuse (voice) (as Yoshikatsu Fujiki)
Sumi Mutoh ...
Kei Amemiya (voice)
Moneca Stori ...
Kei Amemiya (voice)
Hiroyuki Kinosha ...
Atsuhi Henmi (voice) (as Hiroyuki Kinoshita)
Colin Murdock ...
Atsushi Henmi / Academy Officer / Riot Police (voice)
Yukio Hiroda ...
Bunmei Muroto (voice)
Dale Wilson ...
Bunmei Muroto / Riot Police Commander (voice)
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Hajime Handa (voice)
Yukihiro Yoshida ...
Hajime Handa (voice)
Ron Halder ...
Shiro Tatsumi / Nanami's Contact (voice)
Eri Sendai ...
Nanami Agawa (voice)
Kenji Nakagawa ...
Isao Aniya (voice)
Maggie Blue O'Hara ...
Nanami Agawa (voice)
French Tickner ...
Isao Aniya (voice)
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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) (9 September 2001)
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The machine gun used by the soldiers in the Protect-Gear is the German MG-42. See more »

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Kei Amemiya: What big eyes you have... what big teeth you have!
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Anime for the soul
21 August 2002 | by (In A Confined Space) – See all my reviews

'Jin-Roh' is quiet possibly the best animated film to have come out in the 1990's. Sticking with the classical animation style, the creators of 'Jin-Roh' concocted one of the most impactful stories that I have ever seen on celluloid. Even though the plot is somewhat complex and the pacing of it slow-moving, I found myself drawn into the story of a hesistant storm trooper who falls for a bomb-carrying terrorist in a post-war Japan. As it progresses forth, we eventually see how more and more cold-blooded the film becomes. What really unnerved me was the interweaving of the real (uncut and uncensored) version of "Red Riding Hood". By the end of 'Jin-Roh', you can really feel as if you had your soul run over by a bus. The film's scathing look cruelty and depravity of human nature is unapologetic and unnerving. It will hit home in ways that some people may not fathom. To me, the message is that humanity should take a logical look at it's cruel side and try to find some way to keep it check. I loved this movie and I give it a 10 out of 10.

'Jin-Roh' is the best anime film of the 1990's and the second best anime all time.


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