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Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)
"Shihaisha no Tasogare" (original title)

 -  Animation | Fantasy  -  1997 (USA)
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In the near future, the demons prepare for a new assault on earth, which is protected by the guardians, a struggle that has gone on for eons. The dark masters have found ways to release the... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Andrew Philpot ...
Tsunami Shijo (voice)
Toshihiko Seki ...
Tsunami Shijo (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Masuo Amada ...
Kizaki (voice)
Steve Bulen ...
Kudo (voice)
...
Huang Long (voice)
Julia Fletcher ...
Chen Long (voice) (as Julia DeMita)
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Takamiya (voice)
Takaya Hashi ...
Kumazawa (voice)
John Hostetter ...
Detective Kumazawa (voice)
Hiroya Ishimaru ...
Tenku (voice)
Akira Kamiya ...
Huang Long (voice)
Yasomoto Kasahara ...
Officer #1 (voice)
Seizô Katô ...
Takamiya (Male Form) (voice)
Yasuhiko Kawazu ...
Squad Leader (voice)
Eleanor Joy Lind ...
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In the near future, the demons prepare for a new assault on earth, which is protected by the guardians, a struggle that has gone on for eons. The dark masters have found ways to release the demon inside humans, and the first victim is Eiji, just at the moment he becomes engaged. He's hidden away in a brothel while the chief demon, Takamiya, assisted by an incestuous brother and sister, Huang and Chen, perfects the process. The earth's guardian, Tsunami, teams with Eiji's fiancée to set up a final confrontation. The earth's fate hangs in the balance. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The Ultimate Clash Between Good And Evil

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Animation | Fantasy

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Based on the manga by Saki Okuse. See more »

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Tsunami Shijo: My heart is at peace. It will not change.
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Twilight of the Dark Master
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Animexplotation, no true story
22 September 2012 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

The animation was weak for 1997, reminding of anime from the 70's, but the story itself was ridiculous. There are two factions, both working under the radar of ordinary humans, but employing them for their purposes. One uses demons, the other hunts them. In the end, the bosses of the two factions clash and one of them wins.

The entire thing lasts 45 minutes, way too little to call it a film and too much to call it an episode in some anime. The fact that the characters seemed to share some background and backstory only adds to the confusion of this rushed little animation experiment.

In other circumstances, I would have called this a good attempt, but decades have passed from a moment like that. For something from 1997, the animation was clunky, the story simplistic and there wasn't even enough violence or gore to justify the whole thing. A failure, I would say.


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