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Demon City Shinjuku (1988)

Makaitoshi Shinjuku (original title)
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.

Director:

Yoshiaki Kawajiri

Writers:

Hideyuki Kikuchi (novel), Kaori Okamura (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hideyuki Hori Hideyuki Hori ... Kyoya (voice)
Hiromi Tsuru ... Sayaka (voice)
Kiyoshi Kobayashi ... Rebi Ra (voice)
Kyôko Tongû Kyôko Tongû ... Chibi (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ... Mephisto (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Rai (voice)
Osamu Saka Osamu Saka ... Rama (voice)
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ... Genichiro (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Hag (voice)
Arisa Andô Arisa Andô ... Waitress (voice)
Junko Akimori Junko Akimori ... Girl (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Rapist (voice)
Asami Mukaidono Asami Mukaidono ... Yin (voice)
Naoki Tatsuta ... Water Demon (voice)
Hirohiko Kakegawa Hirohiko Kakegawa ... Earth Demon (voice)
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Storyline

Kyoya's father was a great warrior, killed at the hands of the diabolical psychic, Rebi Ra, who has now opened a portal to hell in the city of Shinjuku. It falls to Kyoya to finish what his father started and battle his way through demons, while protecting a young woman from harm. The only problem is that he's not exactly your classic hero type, and his powers are still latent. Written by Sinedd

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One Man Against An Army of Monsters......With The Fate Of The World At Stake!


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

25 October 1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Demon City Shinjuku See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A role playing game was released by Guardians of Order in 2000. See more »

Quotes

Mephisto: Remember this, Pandora's box released chaos. The gods saw the dispair her actions caused so they released one last item with the others so mankind could bear to go on, the gift of hope. 'Til next time.
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I Am Amazed That I Was Able To Find This On DVD In An Australian Store
18 May 2012 | by WakenPayneSee all my reviews

The Main Reason Being That This Is A Low Budget, Direct To DVD Movie From The Early Days Of Kawajiri When His Peak Was Wicked City, Its Hard Enough Finding "Ninja Scroll" In Australia.

Now I've Stopped That Onto What I Thought, I Saw The English Dub, The Plot Overall Was Good But DON'T See The English Dub, A Kid Has A Mexican Accent In That Dub Which Ruined My Suspension Of Disbelief That This Could Happen To Tokyo(I Suspend My Disbelief As Far As A Movie Is Willing To Bend And This Is Anime For God Sakes, You Could Suspend Your Disbelief That A Whole 8 Minute Fight Occurs Entirely In Mid Air.) The Original Voices Were SO MUCH BETTER! I Thought That This Was One Of Kawajiri's Lesser Works, He Has Done Better With Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust, Wicked City, Highlander: Search For Vengeance & Ninja Scroll. However I Thought It Had A Good Story Considering The Runtime Of 77 Minutes.

Overall If You Want Kawajiri In The Masters Chair Then Watch "Wicked City" Followed By "Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust" However If You Want A Film To Keep You Entertained About A Prodigal Son Taking Down A Demon World In 77 Minutes Then Go Ahead. I Liked It.


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