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Jin-Rou


Alternative Titles

English: Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Synonyms: Jin Roh
Japanese: 人狼 JIN-ROH

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 17, 1999
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.871 (scored by 28,116 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #922
Members: 53,799
Favorites: 614
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

After witnessing the suicide bombing of a terrorist girl, Constable Kazuki Fuse becomes haunted by her image, and is forced to undergo retraining for his position in the Capital Police's Special Unit. However, unknown to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between Capital and Local Police forces, as he finds himself increasingly involved with the sister of the very girl he saw die.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fuse, Kazuki
Fuse, Kazuki
Main
Fujiki, Yoshikatsu
Japanese
Fujiki, Yoshikatsu
Amemiya, Kei
Amemiya, Kei
Main
Mutou, Sumi
Japanese
Mutou, Sumi
Henmi, Atsuhi
Henmi, Atsuhi
Main
Kinoshita, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Kinoshita, Hiroyuki
Tohbe, Hachiroh
Tohbe, Hachiroh
Supporting
Sakaguchi, Yoshisada
Japanese
Sakaguchi, Yoshisada

Staff

Horikawa, Kenji
Horikawa, Kenji
Producer
Okiura, Hiroyuki
Okiura, Hiroyuki
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Character Design
Oshii, Mamoru
Oshii, Mamoru
Storyboard, Original Creator, Planning
Kanno, Yoko
Kanno, Yoko
Music


Edit Opening Theme

"Jin-Roh - Main Theme" by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

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"Grace - Jin-Roh - Main Theme - Omega" by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra



More reviewsReviews

Merril
Oct 23, 2008
This movie is artistic animation. It does not have caricatures of people, use stereotypes to aid character development nor is there enough dialogue for easy digestion of characters feelings. The picture is thick of emotionally charged imagery and reflection, more clear and direct than can be done in live action. For example the fire bombs at the beginning and the reaction of the officers, the tears on Kei's face and breath of Fuze after running all cause connections with the audience instead of the usual detraction anime has.

Things like what Fuze is brooding about constantly are shown as glances into the character, read more
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lunarlandor
Jan 25, 2011
The only thing stopping Jin-Roh from achieving masterpiece status is the screenplay.

Nothing is wrong with the backdrop, it's clear Oshii has a respectable knowledge of politics and the craft of writing. He also has very interesting motif and metaphor at play. The problem is that, while there are glimpses of character development, there isn't enough to let the themes, motifs, metaphors, and obvious meanings shouldered onto the characters reach a point where it resonates. This leaves us with a deliberately meditative directing approach which mostly fails; it focuses intently on images which work as symbolism, while the script gives us read more
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wkoppin10
Jul 17, 2015
Using animation as a medium often excels when the story calls for extravagance or impossibly fantastical setting and characters to literally jump out at it's' viewers.
Trying to paint drab, depressing pictures with such a palette would seem to be a confusing choice or worse, an exercise in futility.

Jin-Rou makes a profound statement with a quietly unsettling score, visceral images and clipped dialogue.

The ambiance that passes between scenes and the characters wandering a lonely landscape does an excellent job of complementing the film. The art works in much the same way, with people framed realistically and expressing themselves with very believable energy and poise.

The read more
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Shrubberypatch
Nov 10, 2007
What a unique and interesting movie...

Jin Roh tells two stories. One is the one where the main character becomes the center key to a dispute between the police forces. The second one puts the protagonists in the shoes of the characters of an older and darker version of a famous story. While we are watching the first and main story, we are slowly taken through the second one. The stories to not clash, they combine and depend on each other to exist. The second one is easy and provides most of the character development, while the first one provides the setting and the introduction read more
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