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Wicked City (1987)

Yôjû toshi (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Fantasy | 20 August 1993 (USA)
Two agents, a lady-killer human and a voluptuous demon, attempt to protect a signatory to a peace treaty between the human world and the demon world from radicalized demons.


Yoshiaki Kawajiri


Hideyuki Kikuchi (novel) (as Hideyuki Kikuti), Yoshiaki Kawajiri (screenplay) (as Kisei Choo) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûsaku Yara ... Renzaburo Taki (voice)
Toshiko Fujita ... Makie (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ... Giuseppe Mayart (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Shadow (voice)
Mari Yokô Mari Yokô ... Kanako / Spider Woman (voice)
Tamio Ôki Tamio Ôki ... Hotelier (voice)
Kôji Totani ... Jin (voice)
Yasuo Muramatsu Yasuo Muramatsu ... President (voice)
Kazuhiko Kishino Kazuhiko Kishino ... Healer (voice)
Arisa Andô Arisa Andô ... Prostitute (voice)
Asami Mukaidono Asami Mukaidono ... Temptress (voice)
Ikuya Sawaki Ikuya Sawaki ... Ken (voice)
Masato Hirano Masato Hirano ... Monk (voice)
Gregory Snegoff ... Taki (USA dub) (voice) (as Greg Snegoff)
Mike Reynolds ... Mayart (USA dub) (voice)


There has been peace between the worlds of the mortals and the supernatural for centuries, but the balance is now being threatened. The Radical elements from the Supernatural world are crossing over into the mortal universe for the purpose of destroying the peace forever! Written by Anonymous

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Top agents from opposite worlds: they're the last defense against the anarchy of the Black World. See more »


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Two English dubs were released: an American version produced and released by Streamline Pictures (later by Urban Vision), and a British version by Manga Entertainment. Both were included on Madman's Australian DVD, and later on Discotek Media's US DVD. See more »


When you see Taki's boss (the man that is playing golf), you will notice that he is standing next to a shade of blinds, his body is transparent through the shade of blinds. See more »


[first lines]
Taki Renzaburo: [narrating] We live in an era when our cities are armed with steel and concrete. Computers and electronics barricade our minds. It doesn't change the fact that there exist a lot of strange phenomenon, bizarre beyond reason, or logic. Most folks just don't see them. That's because we cling to order - to any tiny happiness that comes our way, and we bust our humps to blind ourselves with our desires and our pleasures. There's a world of darkness out there, beyond time or space... a ...
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Alternate Versions

The 1993 UK VHS by Manga Entertainment was cut by 1 minute and 48 seconds by the BBFC. The sequences that were cut were:
  • All shots of Jin's hand forcibly touching Makie's vagina, as well as the shot of her hair beginning to rise upwards to trap him.
  • Makie being forcefully deepthroated by a tentacle, and the first shot of the energy beams emerging from her breast.
  • Most of Taki watching the visualization of Makie's gang-rape at the clinic, including two voiceovers (one from Mr. Shadow, the other from Mayart).
  • Taki witnessing Makie's rape at the dilapidated hideout, and most of his ensuring conversation with Mr. Shadow.
When the movie was re-released on DVD and Blu-Ray in 2020 all of the aforementioned cut footage was not missing this time around. See more »


Referenced in Ninja Scroll (1993) See more »


It's Not Easy
Lyrics by Hitomi Tooyama
Composed by Yoshihiro Ida
Arranged by Seiichi Kyouda
Sung by Hitomi Tooyama
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Boarderline hentai
4 August 2008 | by machngunjoeSee all my reviews

Wicked City is not the greatest of films but I am a fan of the director and have this film for my collection, but make no mistake about it, it is borderline hentai If this movie didn't have a solid plot, it'd be hentai. As it is, it's borderline hentai. But what makes it so radically different is that the adult content is weaved in with the plot - there's only one scene of sex that has no pertinence to the story. This movie almost has a film noir feel about it: the crummy solid detective and the female lead at odds with each other. But this movie is surely an adult film and shouldn't be watched by someone under the age of 17, or who is offended by extreme sexual content as there is a partial-rape scene. Other than that the movie is filled with slap-stick comedy and lots of action, a good watch for shock-value entertainment.

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