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Darkside Blues (1994)

Dâkusaido burûsu (original title)
A mysterious man attempts to save "The Dark Side of Tokyo" from the control of a land-hungry corporation.


Nobuyasu Furukawa


Yuho Ashibe (original story), Hideyuki Kikuchi (original story) | 1 more credit »

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Credited cast:
Akio Ôtsuka ... Kenzo (voice)
Hideyuki Hori Hideyuki Hori ... Guren (voice)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Mai (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Enji (voice)
Masako Katsuki ... Tamaki Hazuki (voice)
Maya Okamoto ... Selia (voice)
Akira Natsuki Akira Natsuki ... Darkside (voice)
Nozomu Sasaki ... Katari (voice)
Keizo Horiuchi ... Delirium (voice)
Hiroshi Yanaka Hiroshi Yanaka ... Jingo (voice)
Maki Kachisa Maki Kachisa ... Tamaki (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Avner ... Guren / Pigero (voice)
Scott Cargle ... Kenzo (voice)
Stacia Crawford ... Tamaki Hazuki (voice)
Dan Green ... Enji (voice) (as Jay Snyder)


The Persona Century Corporation has purchased nearly every parcel of land on earth. Dissension is not tolerated within the corporation's borders and those who oppose Persona are dealt with swiftly. Of those few places not yet under Persona's control is the free town of Kabuki-cho, also known as "The Dark Side of Tokyo". Within the town, under the leadership of a woman named Mai, is a small resistance group called Messiah. Into this world steps a man who takes the sobriquet of Kabuki-cho: Darkside. Sealed up in another dimension eighteen years ago by Persona Century, Darkside now returns to aid Messiah using his unique mystic power of renewal. Written by Anonymous

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6 May 1997 (USA) See more »

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The Darkside Blues manga was written by Hideyuki Kikuchi, with art done by Yuuho Ashibe. It was published in 1988. It was published by Akita Shoten in Japan and licensed by ADV Manga in the USA and Canada. See more »


Delirium: [singing] I'm gonna make every human being... colored with the darkness. Everyone. At the end of the Winter sea... where everyone feels so lonely. There was no other way back. It's the only way to the darkness.You don't have to suffer. Just leave with the world of Darkside. You, you, you, celebration on the vermillion fest. I stare out at death. With hatred in my hands. Grieve for the peace... by the bottom of your shoes. Here comes a time colored with the darkness. From this town. From this ...
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Darkside Blues
Lyrics by Keizo Horiuchi (as Keizo "Holly" Horiuchi)
Composed by Nonaka Norio
Performed by Keizo Horiuchi (as Keizo "Holly" Horiuchi)
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a deep embrace of darkness
22 February 2001 | by GreyFox37See all my reviews

you guys are kinda harsh for voting so low. this title at least deserves a 7. this anime is very difficult to understand, but i figured it out the best i could. it contains a deep grasp of psychological and philosophical elements put into what they call "dream renewal." the animation isn't too bad, the characters are decent, but one character i didn't understand was the girl by the piano in the beginning. who the hell was she? if anyone knows, e-mail me. overall, darkside blues is a decent anime.

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