MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 64 this week

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

R  |   |  Animation, Drama, Fantasy  |  17 November 1999 (France)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 9,490 users   Metascore: 59/100
Reviews: 54 user | 33 critic | 13 from Metacritic.com

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.

Director:

Writers:

(creator), , 1 more credit »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: April

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in April.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 27 titles
created 20 Nov 2012
 
a list of 43 titles
created 21 Feb 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 20 Sep 2013
 
a list of 28 titles
created 07 Nov 2013
 
a list of 48 titles
created 8 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade.

User Polls

5 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Memories (1995)
Animation | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by ... See full summary »

Directors: Kôji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Hisao Egawa, Kayoko Fujii
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A swordsman from a strange land is caught in a struggle between morality, righteousness, and devotion as he reluctantly agrees to take a raggedy boy and his dog to a remote, Buddhist temple.

Director: Masahiro Andô
Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Yuri Chinen, Kôichi Yamadera
Metropolis (2001)
Animation | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.

Director: Rintaro
Stars: Toshio Furukawa, Scott Weinger, Yuka Imoto
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A mysterious vagabond sets out on a journey to confront his past. Little does he know he is up against a demonic force of killers, with a ghost from his past as the leader.

Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Kevin Seymour
Stars: Stephen Apostolina, Dean Wein, Wendee Lee
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a terrorist attack is blamed on the Air Force, Special Vehicle Unit 2 gets caught in the middle of a growing political conflict.

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Mîna Tominaga, Briony Glassco, Julie Ann Taylor
Animation | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In an alternate postwar timeline, Japan is divided into the Union-controlled North and the US-controlled South.

Director: Makoto Shinkai
Stars: Hidetaka Yoshioka, Masato Hagiwara, Yuka Nanri
Perfect Blue (1997)
Animation | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A retired pop-singer-turned-actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Director: Satoshi Kon
Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji
Redline (2009)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

An action drama centered on a deadly racing tournament held every five years and the reckless dare-devil driver who wants to win it.

Director: Takeshi Koike
Stars: Takuya Kimura, Yû Aoi, Tadanobu Asano
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Arias
Stars: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yû Aoi, Yûsuke Iseya
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Hideyuki Tanaka, Ichirô Nagai, Kôichi Yamadera
Adventure | Animation | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Directors: Satoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya
Stars: Tôru Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Aya Okamoto
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A TV interviewer and his cameraman meet a former actress and travel through her memories and career.

Director: Satoshi Kon
Stars: Miyoko Shôji, Mami Koyama, Fumiko Orikasa
Edit

Cast

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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 November 1999 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$94,591 (USA) (7 September 2001)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The movie was submitted for an Oscar for Best Animated Film, but was rejected, because it was already shown on home video in Japan. See more »

Quotes

Kei Amemiya: What big eyes you have... what big teeth you have!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

"Wolves disguised as Men"
20 March 2002 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

This is a very particular animated movie... well the Japanese excel at that, but however smart they make them, their manga very often go over the top in the final act (Mononoke Hime, Akira...). On a side note it also has a great score, something most uncommon in it's peers. Jin Roh is a very down to earth story all along and never gets carried away. Funny for a film about being carried away... by ideals. The whole story draws countless parallels (willingly) with The Little Red Riding Hood (the real version... the one that doesn't end too well for the titular girl), here the code-name for terrorist child bomb-carriers, the wolves being an elite anti-terrorist force (chiefly traumatised protagonist Fuse).

This was the last fully hand-drawn Japanese animated feature (1999) and the bleak realistic art is all the more impressive for it. The screenplay itself is a perfectly layered plot of fatality and failed-redemption. This is no cry for anti-terrorism (that would make post-2001 audiences cheer) but about de-humanization.

If you want monsters and heroes and magic, go see something else... this is a moving example of how a good story can rip your heart out. A must-see!


37 of 39 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why do people think this movie is overrated? vvaid117
Why a german occupation? Arakon
anime done on war or war times jarmen_kell_767
Jin Roh Sequel? jwilliams_art
Red Riding Hood chickenliver222-1
German Version? KillTheCat
Discuss Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?