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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade (1999)

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A traumatized member of an elite para-military police force falls for the sister of a female terrorist courier who died in front of him on duty.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kazuki Fuse (voice)
Yoshikazu Fujiki ... Kazuki Fuse (voice) (as Yoshikatsu Fujiki)
Sumi Mutoh ... Kei Amemiya (voice)
... Kei Amemiya (voice)
Hiroyuki Kinosha ... Atsuhi Henmi (voice) (as Hiroyuki Kinoshita)
Colin Murdock ... Atsushi Henmi / Academy Officer / Riot Police (voice)
Yukio Hiroda ... Bunmei Muroto (voice)
... Bunmei Muroto / Riot Police Commander (voice)
... Hajime Handa (voice)
Yukihiro Yoshida ... Hajime Handa (voice)
Ron Halder ... Shiro Tatsumi / Nanami's Contact (voice)
Eri Sendai ... Nanami Agawa (voice)
Kenji Nakagawa ... Isao Aniya (voice)
... Nanami Agawa (voice)
Tamio Ohki ... CAPO Officer (voice)
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Ten years after the end of World War II; anti-terror policeman Fuse gets suspended from service after the suicide by self-detonation of a young terrorist girl during an operation, as he failed to shoot her in time. When he tries to gather some information about her, he meets her sister and befriends with her. Both get dragged into the rivalries between the administration of the police and the counter terrorism commando unit 'Jin Roh' (human wolves). Written by Moritz Muehlenhoff <jmm@inutil.org>

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Opening Weekend USA:

$2,322, 6 July 2001, Limited Release

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$94,591, 9 September 2001
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The machine gun used by the soldiers in the Protect-Gear is the German MG-42. See more »

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Kei Amemiya: What big eyes you have... what big teeth you have!
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One of the Better Anime Films
15 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

I saw this at the New York Japan Society two and a half years ago. The director was there to take part in a symposium on Anime. For some odd reason this film has not received wide-release even in the major US cities (as far as I know anyway). Having just visited Japan, I found that it is only now being released on DVD but not on VHS; supposedly there are bootlegs videos of it going around New York but with the visuals this film offers to watch a crappy version of it would be a shame. Anyway, the film's a good one, one of the better anime films, up there with "Akira" and the works of Miyazaki; it's much better than the director's previous work "Ghost in the Shell." Similar to "Ghost in the Shell," the plot is confusing but not to the point of causing frustration and/or sleep. It sort of reminds me of the begining of "Akira": an underground movement vs. the government--minus all that sci-fi garbage. The animation's state of the art as you should expect. The animation featured in anime is usually top of the line but it's the stories that tend to disappoint. This film is the exception, its got the animation and the story something only a handful of anime films can claim. If you can find it watch it. Highly recommended.


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