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Gô Nagai (comic)
Release Date:
9 April 1996 (USA) See more »
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Cast

 

Lowell Bartholomee ... Ketsumei Knife (voice: English version) (as L.B. Bartholomee)

Lydia Blanco ... Ms. Tanemura (voice: English version)

Charles Campbell ... Ketsumei Shadows, Enemy Oni (voice: English version)
Adam Dudley ... Senki (voice: English version)
George Franklin ... Monk (voice: English version)
Brian Gaston ... Jiro (voice: English version)
Claire Hamilton ... Kyoko (voice: English version)
Eric Henshaw ... Kitani (voice: English version)
Samantha Inoue Harte ... Additional Characters
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 Shephard ... Majari (voice: English version)
Allen Smith ... Ryo (voice: English version)
Amanda Stephens ... Additional Voices (voice: English version)
Ken Webster ... Goki (voice: English version)

Directed by
Junji Nishimura 
 
Writing credits
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Gô Nagai  comic

Produced by
Kenji Nagai .... producer
Kimiaki Nozaki .... producer
Masaharu Takayama .... producer
 

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USA:48 min
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UK:18 (cut)
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
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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