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Wicked City (1987)

Yôjû toshi (original title)
Unrated | | Animation, Fantasy, Horror | 20 August 1993 (USA)
Two agents - a lady-killer human and a voluptuous demon - attempt to protect a signatory to a peace ceremony between the human world and the "Black World" from radicalized demons.

Director:

Yoshiaki Kawajiri

Writers:

Hideyuki Kikuchi (novel) (as Hideyuki Kikuti), Yoshiaki Kawajiri (screenplay) (as Kisei Choo)
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Cast

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 Ohki Tamio Ohki ... 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)
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Storyline

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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Since ancient times, a treaty has been kept between the human and the demon worlds in order to preserve a peaceful coexistence. That peace has been protected through the years by the efforts of certain warriors. Those warriors are called the "Black Guard". See more »


Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

20 August 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wicked City See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Tai Kit Mak directed a live-action version of the film. See more »

Goofs

Hideyuki Kikuchi's name is spelled "Hideyuki Kikuti" in on the English prints produced by Streamline Pictures. See more »

Quotes

[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.
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Connections

Referenced in Blood: The Last Vampire (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Hold Me In The Shadow
Lyrics by Machiko Ryuu
Composed by Yoshihiro Ida
Arranged by Seiichi Kyouda
Sung by Hitomi Tooyama
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Wickedly cool animated feature!

In a world where humans which we live in and a dimension called The Black World roamed by shape-shifting beings whom have been living secretly among us for many years. There has been a peace treaty assigned between the two worlds yet a Black World gang called The Radicals want to stop that treaty from ever happening as their target is a wise ancient yet sex crazed 200 year old peace keeper Giuseppei Mayart who is the one to make the treaty is protected by two top agents named Taki who is your basic human agent and Makie who is a sexy black world agent with unique claws as the treaty must be protected.

Nasty, bizarre and exciting Japanese animated horror fantasy from Yoshiaki Kawajiri who later gave us the classics "Ninja Scroll" and "Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust". It's a highly overlooked but very cool erotic anime movie with sex, gore and action including a nice sounding plot that goes together with them, the animation is also very nice here and Makie is one gorgeous toon girl.

This is one sexy and bloody H.P. Lovecraft-esquire piece of animation from Japan not to be missed and definitely not for the kids.

Also recommended: "From Beyond", "Re-Animator", "Hellboy 1 & 2", "Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend", "The Professional: Golgo 13", "Akira", "Ghost in The Shell 1 & 2", "Men in Black", "Videodrome", "Scanners", "The Thing", "Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky", "Ichi The Killer", "Versus", "The Mist", "Lifeforce", "From dusk Till Dawn", "Vampire Hunter D", "Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust", "Kite", "Perfect Blue", "Watchmen" and "Sin City".


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