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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.

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(novel) (as Hideyuki Kikuti), (screenplay) (as Kisei Choo)
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Renzaburo Taki (voice)
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Makie (voice)
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Giuseppe Mayart (voice)
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Shadow (voice)
Mari Yokô ...
Kanako (voice)
Tamio Ohki ...
Hotelier (voice)
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Jin (voice)
Yasuo Muramatsu ...
President (voice)
Kazuhiko Kishino ...
Healer (voice)
Arisa Andô ...
Prostitute (voice)
Asami Mukaidono ...
Temptress (voice)
Ikuya Sawaki ...
Ken (voice)
Masato Hirano ...
Monk (voice)
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Taki (USA dub) (voice) (as Greg Snegoff)
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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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From horror master HIDEYUKI KIKUCHI and acclaimed director YOSHIAKI KAWAJIRI 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 »

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When Taki and the hotelier are playing chess, the black king and queen are in each other's starting squares. 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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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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A demon watcher type guy who keeps demons in check teams up with a demon
23 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

And the best part is the gun was before Men in Black and the Noisy cricket!!!! Eat that America!!!!! This is an awesome anime full of a rich plot, action,nudity, and an awesome gun!!!! Personally it had a little bit to much nudity and sexual situations for me but that gun made up for it. Seriously, it is a great anime worthy of being added to any anime collection. It kinda reminded me of BioHunter + The X-Files + Some other stuff. I got this DVD at a pawn shop for a few bucks maybe $5 but even at $20 it would be a bargain. This gun in the movie had to be fired backed against a wall because of the force of the blast, and even then it would crack a concrete wall.


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