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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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Taglines:

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The film's opening sword fight was featured in the 1995 film Johnny Mnemonic. See more »

Quotes

Kyoya: All the power of my Father is mine!
(Disembodied spirit) 'Father': Believe the power; but do not think yourself its master: It is greater than you. Be content to serve it; it is the power, the control, the chi of the universe in which all things are born. You must learn to understand that all.
Kyoya: Thanks, Dad.
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Connections

Referenced in Urotsukidôji II: Legend of the Demon Womb (1993) See more »

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Performed by Umeda Motoichi
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One of the best horror anime ever.
3 May 2012 | by dave13-1See all my reviews

Yoshiaki Kawajiri has made his reputation for eye-popping fright visuals and this is his masterpiece of terror. Shinjuku, in Tokyo's business district, has become a portal through which shape-shifting denizens of the demon realm are seeking to invade earth. Humanity is threatened with enslavement by creatures who can appear human but who are terrifyingly inhuman when they reveal their true form. But a plucky girl and jaded street samurai are on hand to foil their plans.

What follows is a fast moving, action nightmare highlighted by nightmarish visions of seemingly ordinary people and objects morphing into their terrifying demon forms.

Genuinely scary stuff.


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