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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!


Certificate:

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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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Trivia

Based on the Manga by Hideyuki Kikuchi. See more »

Quotes

Mephisto: Men have always fought each other, always creating chaos. That's familiar and safe. They know where they are in those circumstances, but to hazard a step into the unknown and actually love on another is far too risky for them. So if the demons do invade the world, bringing terror and misery with them, don't you think that men might welcome them as bearers of what they desire?
Kyoya: Are you one of them? Are you, Mephisto?
Mephisto: I have been called demonic, unjustly. I only ask if this world is worth giving ...
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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Vampire Hunter D (2012) See more »

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Classic Horror Anime
23 September 2013 | by Sabre_WolfSee all my reviews

I watched this a long time ago in the days of VHS and I loved it because it told a great story and the characters were interesting. And this is among the favourites of Yosiaki Kawajiri's works I seen.

Also the music was nothing short of great even fantastic in places.

The animation was top notch as well as the fights and character development in this good piece of old school anime.

Also we had a fearsome antagonist in Levi Rah and a brief explanation of what made him become what he became which always suits any kind of anime or manga.

Also I liked the English dub and Brad Lavelle did a great job in voicing the main character Kyoya Izayoi and Bob Sessions was great in voicing the main villain Levi Rah.

So this is an enjoyable anime made in the late 1980's.


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