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9 April 1996 (USA) See more »
Student Jiro Shutendo is unaware that he has mystical powers which could lead mankind to heaven or hell. | Add synopsis »
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Lowell Bartholomee ... Ketsumei Knife (voice: English version) (as L.B. Bartholomee)

Charles Campbell ... Ketsumei Shadows, Enemy Oni (voice: English version)
Adam Dudley ... Senki (voice: English version)
George Franklin ... Monk (voice: English version)

Lydia Blanco Garza ... Ms. Tanemura (voice: English version) (as Lydia Blanco)
Brian Gaston ... Jiro (voice: English version)
Claire Hamilton ... Kyoko (voice: English version)
Eric Henshaw ... Kitani (voice: English version)
Samantha Inoue Harte ... (voice: English version)
Seizô Katô ... Shikaisen (voice)
Gary Lipkowitz ... Ketsumei Dolt (voice: English version) (as Gary Dehan)
Les McGehee ... Ketsumei Scarred (voice: English version)

Jessica Robertson ... Miyuki (voice: English version)
John Paul Shepard ... Majari (voice: English version) (as John Paul Shephard)
Allen Smith ... Ryo (voice: English version)
Amanda Stephens ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Gara Takashima ... Suzunagi's mother (voice)
Ken Webster ... Goki (voice: English version)

Directed by
Yoshio Ishiwatari 
Jun Kawagoe 
Junji Nishimura 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Atsushi Kawagoe  screenplay
Gô Nagai  comic
Masashi Sogo 

Produced by
Gô Nagai .... producer
Kenji Nagai .... producer
Tagashi Nagai .... executive producer
Kimiaki Nozaki .... producer
Masaharu Takayama .... producer
Original Music by
Fumitaka Anzai 
Film Editing by
Sejii Kuramochi 
Animation Department
Satoshi Hirayama .... animation supervisor
Hideyuki Motohashi .... animation supervisor
Masatomo Sudoh .... animation supervisor
Other crew
Toru Iwakami .... international coordinator (English version)

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Also Known As:
"Shuten Doji: The Star Hand Kid 1 - Hyoki" - Japan (original title)
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USA:48 min

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This title comprises four episodes: 1. Hyoki 2. Chapter of Goma 3. Chapter Of Tekki 4. End GameSee more »
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Really cool anime that might not appeal to everyone., 17 December 2005
Author: Envy2071 from Southern New England

I picked up the first DVD of this series without knowing anything about the original manga or the creator. The first half of this series is really impressive, however (I have yet to locate the second volume). The characters are deep and interesting and leaves one wishing that the producers had made this into a full-length series instead of a four-episode OVA. The plot, revolving around a 15 year old kid finding himself in the middle of a massive demonic conflict over the future of Earth, is cool and really keeps one's attention. Stick with the Japanese soundtrack with English subtitles, because the voice casting for the English soundtrack is rather mediocre at times. A word of warning about content, however. This isn't anime for kids. The violence isn't overly graphic (not up to the gory standard of the likes of Akira) but there is plentiful female nudity, especially in the first episode. I highly recommend this anime fans and anyone with a taste for the supernatural.

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