Ranked #726


Alternative Titles

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


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 17, 1999
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #7262
Popularity: #917
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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
Fujiki, Yoshikatsu
Fujiki, Yoshikatsu
Amemiya, Kei
Amemiya, Kei
Mutou, Sumi
Mutou, Sumi
Henmi, Atsuhi
Henmi, Atsuhi
Kinoshita, Hiroyuki
Kinoshita, Hiroyuki
Tohbe, Hachiroh
Tohbe, Hachiroh
Sakaguchi, Yoshisada
Sakaguchi, Yoshisada


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

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

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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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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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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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Oct 15, 2015
Jin-Roh is a political/military drama centered in a fictional post-WWII environment where a Japanese special ops soldier named Kazuki Fuse develops a relationship with the sister of a young suicide bomber whose death torments him after becoming a witness to it.

It's a traditional theme about a desensitized soldier who has to cope between the comfort of his work and his former humanistic desires. As the title implies, it's a man having to choose between his constantly swaying identity of a soldier and a human being.

When it comes to plot, Jin-Roh doesn't really surprise. It's a very competent take on a familiar story that still doesn't read more
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