High schooler Yuri finds herself atop a skyscraper in a strange world, where she must survive against masked assailants bent on killing their prey.
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Haruka Shiraishi Haruka Shiraishi ...  Yuri Honjô 12 episodes, 2021
Shiki Aoki Shiki Aoki ...  Mayuko Nise 12 episodes, 2021
Yuichiro Umehara Yuichiro Umehara ...  Sniper Mask 12 episodes, 2021
Zeno Robinson ...  Rika 12 episodes, 2021
Jonah Scott Jonah Scott ...  Sniper Mask 12 episodes, 2021
Suzie Yeung Suzie Yeung ...  Yuri 12 episodes, 2021
Xanthe Huynh ...  Voice of Mask / ... 11 episodes, 2021
Jennie Kwan ...  Mayuko 11 episodes, 2021
Junya Enoki Junya Enoki ...  Rika Honjô 10 episodes, 2021
Akira Sekine Akira Sekine ...  Kuon Shinzaki 10 episodes, 2021
Stephanie Sheh ...  Kuon 10 episodes, 2021
Clifford Chapin Clifford Chapin ...  Additional Voices / ... 9 episodes, 2021
Yôko Hikasa Yôko Hikasa ...  Yayoi Kusakabe 7 episodes, 2021
Todd Haberkorn ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 2021
Lauren Landa Lauren Landa ...  Additional Voices 7 episodes, 2021
Cristina Valenzuela ...  Yayoi Kusakabe / ... 7 episodes, 2021
Kôji Yusa Kôji Yusa ...  Kazuma Aohara 6 episodes, 2021
Alan Lee Alan Lee ...  Additional Voices 6 episodes, 2021
Cherami Leigh ...  Additional Voices / ... 6 episodes, 2021
Chika Anzai Chika Anzai ...  Ain 5 episodes, 2021
Shizuka Itô ...  Dealer Mask 5 episodes, 2021
Jun Fukuyama ...  Mamoru Aikawa 5 episodes, 2021
Johnny Yong Bosch ...  Mamoru 5 episodes, 2021
Paul Castro Jr. ...  Rikuya Yoshida 5 episodes, 2021
Shoya Chiba Shoya Chiba ...  Rikuya Yoshida 5 episodes, 2021
Daman Mills ...  Additional Voices / ... 5 episodes, 2021
Cassandra Lee Morris ...  Additional Voices / ... 5 episodes, 2021
Seiro Ogino Seiro Ogino ...  Sachio Tanabe / ... 5 episodes, 2021
Michael Sorich ...  Additional Voices / ... 5 episodes, 2021
Kaiji Tang ...  Additional Voices / ... 5 episodes, 2021
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Upon witnessing a man's head cracked open with an axe, 16-year-old Yuri Honjou trembles in fear and confusion as she flees from the masked assailant, only to find out she's trapped in an abandoned building where every door is mysteriously locked. Desperately searching for a way out, Yuri runs to the rooftop, but a world with no signs of life stands before her, surrounded by high-rise buildings. Though filled with despair, once she learns that her brother is also in this strange place, Yuri is determined to find him and escape. However, she soon finds that there are more masked murderers in the area, anxious to terrorize their newfound victims and satiate their sickest desires, leaving Yuri to question if they will be able to make it out alive.

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A gripping and brutal horror/survival story filled with intrigue and mystery
27 February 2021 | by IonicBreezeMachineSee all my reviews

16 year old Yuri Honjo finds herself trapped in a world of high rise buildings connected via suspensions bridges with no access to the ground and hunted by sinister characters called Masks. Yuri must now try to survive this world by gathering allies, finding her brother, and unraveling the secrets behind this world.

The latest in Netflix's stable of original anime productions, High-Rise Invasion is an adaptation of the Manga series of the same name published from 2013-2019. I'm pleased to say the end result is an engrossing horror thriller with a rich hook that keeps viewer engagement throughout its run.

As the show begins we're very much in the same position as Yuri Honjo. We're trapped along side her in these tall skyscrapers that seem to serve no practical purpose with no idea where we are or why. It isn't long before Yuri is unfortunate enough to meet the denizens of this world consisting of not only people like her who are as confused and scared as she is, but also the "Masks" whose purpose isn't to kill people in this world but drive them to a mental and physical state where their targets want to kill themselves. It's a horrifying idea and makes the stakes feel as high as the altitude of the titular high rises. Along side the Masks, Yuri also comes into contact with people who were once normal but have embraced the savagery and brutality of this world leading to interesting moral dilemmas Yuri is put into where she must determine what she'll do to survive. Tying all these points together is a solid mystery where questions are answered every episode, but the answers often lead to even more questions. My one gripe was what I felt was a bit too much "fan service", but aside from that small point I enjoyed everything else.

High-Rise Invasion is a solid horror/mystery series where the brutal and savage violence is complemented by rich characters, a solid mystery, and interesting explorations on the price of survival. Highly recommended.


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Japanese

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25 February 2021 (USA) See more »

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Tokyo, Japan

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