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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Fear runs rampant throughout Tokyo with the revelation that demons in fact exist amongst us. Paranoia and the darker side of humanity boils onto the streets as people turn on one another, ... See full summary »

Director: Ken'ichi Takeshita
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential. At its core: the tortured souls of 2 human beings. Many desire to control this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained? ... See full summary »

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Devilman (2004)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

Based on Gô Nagai's manga, about mild-mannered teenager Akira Fudô, who merges with a demon to fight other demons.

Director: Hiroyuki Nasu
Stars: Hisato Izaki, Yûsuke Izaki, Ayana Sakai
Demon City Shinjuku (Video 1988)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A young warrior must finish what his father started by battling his way through a city of demons and defeat a diabolical psychic who has opened a portal to hell.

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Bio Hunter (Video 1995)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A horror story about an enemy within. Only one man can control it, but he's losing to the demon.

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Devilman (1972–1973)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Young school boy Akira Fudo and his father travel to the Himalayas on vacation and his father is killed. Akira is then possessed by Devilman in attempt to bring misery and torment to humans... See full summary »

Stars: Kazuko Sawada, Ryôichi Tanaka, Kôsei Tomita
Cyber City Oedo 808 (TV Mini-Series 1990)
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In the city of Oedo 2808 A.D., three Cyber criminals are given two choices, to either rot in jail or to join a special force of the Cyber Police to get possibly one more chance at freedom ... See full summary »

Stars: Hiroya Ishimaru, Stuart Milligan, Tesshô Genda
Black Magic M-66 (Video 1987)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A freelance reporter discovers that two killer androids are running loose and have a little girl for a kill target.

Directors: Hiroyuki Kitakubo, Masamune Shirow
Stars: Yû Mizushima, Ichirô Nagai, Shinji Ogawa
Angel Cop (TV Mini-Series 1989)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An elite anti-terrorist agent battles terrorists threatening Japan, but a mysterious third player is involved in their own way.

Stars: Mika Doi, Sharon Holm, Masashi Ebara
Wicked City (1987)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

There has been peace between the worlds of the mortals and the supernatural for centuries, but the balance is now being threatened. The Radical elements from the Supernatural world are ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
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Dominion Tank Police (Video 1988)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a dystopic pollution ridden future, the tank police fight for law and order and cause massive collatorol destruction along the way.

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Venus Wars (1989)
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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The new frontier of Venus has degenerated into a dystopia ravaged by the civil war between Ishtar and Aphrodia. Bubbly reporter Susan Sommers arrives in the capitol of Aphrodia just before ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshikazu Yasuhiko
Stars: Katsuhide Uekusa, Ben Fairman, Yûko Mizutani
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Series cast summary:
Shô Hayami ...
 Akira Fudou (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Alan Marriott ...
 Akira Fudou (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Yû Mizushima ...
 Ryo (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
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 Ryo (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Jun Konomaki ...
 Miki Makimura (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Larissa Murray ...
 Miki Makimura (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Tesshô Genda ...
 Thug (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Sukekiyo Kameyama ...
 Thug (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
Naoya Uchida ...
 Thug (2 episodes, 1987-1990)
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Normal life in modern day Tokyo is unexpectedly disrupted for a young high school kid called Akira. First his parents go missing, then his pet rabbit is viciously slaughtered and finally his best friend, Ryo Asuka, reveals a terrifying secret--something that guarantees that Akira's life can never be the same again. Ryo's dead archaeologist father left him a dark and sinister legacy, knowledge of which may only condemn Ryo in the same way it condemned his father--to an eternal sentence of suffering and torment. However, Ryo understands that his legacy also has the power to salvage the human race from torturous damnation at the hands of demons. But whoever kills a demon must become a demon and only one who is pure of heart can possess the body of a demon--only one like Akira! Written by Anonymous

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1 November 1987 (Japan)  »

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Previously released in subtitled form by L.A. Hero/Dark Image Entertainment. See more »

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Akira: Miki, let me introduce you to Ryo, from my old school. He was my best friend.
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Followed by Devilman Volume 3: Devilman Apocalypse (2000) See more »

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Interesting , violent, mean and gory.
21 August 2005 | by (victoria bc) – See all my reviews

This is not a happy cartoon.It is mean spirited,over the top violent,tonnes of great gore, and by todays standards not that well animated. So why the 8 ? Well it is a very interesting story and had a lot of potential,and the story line suites its darkness and violence very well...And I think it shocked me a little.

I think it is important to watch 1 and 2 together, as the first half of volume one is story not action orientated.

A group of archaeologists find cave full of Demons that ruled the Earth millions of years ago. A teen-aged schoolboy attempts a ritual which will give him demonic powers, and with it the power to save the world.Things do not quite work out the way he thought.The end of vol 1 is a cliffhanger just so you are warned.


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