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Makai Toshi Shinjuku


Alternative Titles

English: Demon City Shinjuku
Synonyms: Monster City Shinjuku
Japanese: 魔界都市〈新宿〉

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 25, 1988
Producers: Japan Home Video
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Duration: 1 hr. 19 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 6.331 (scored by 4,008 users)
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Ranked: #59732
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Popularity: #3551
Members: 8,059
Favorites: 19
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Synopsis

Kyoya's father was a great warrior, killed at the hands of the diabolical psychic, Rebi Ra, who has now opened a portal to hell in the city of Shinjuku. It falls to Kyoya to finish what his father started and battle his way through demons, while protecting a young woman from harm. The only problem is that he's not exactly your classic hero type, and his powers are still latent.

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Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Okamura, Tensai
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Jan 28, 2010
Prede (All reviews)
I have a sneaking suspicion that Yoshiaki Kawajiri really likes John Carpenter movies. Because Demon City Shinjuku could be summed up as an OVA that mixes both Escape from New York and Escape From L.A. (despite being made after this OVA) together, has a little bit of Halloween thrown in there, and some has supernatural elements added for good measure. Good thing I'm a Carpenter fan then, right? In Cyber City Kawajiri lifted the basic premise of criminals having to do complicated missions for the state, with the chance of being pardoned (and with the risk of being blown up if they failed), just read more
Jan 18, 2009
animegorey (All reviews)
Worst of the shorter OVAs from the 90's. Titles like BioHunter, Wicked City, Twilight of the Dark Master and Baoh put this one to shame. Action is weak and re-hashed. Story was boring and there was no part of it that stands out. Characters are really bad. The main villain looks ok, but rather uninspiring. Uninspired actually sums up this one quite nicely. There are a ton of better OVAs to watch, but if you must, download it for free and watch it when your REALLY bored. You will be disappointed.
Oct 2, 2015
Ezekiel_01 (All reviews)
Anime Movie Review No.3

(Introduction)
1988 the where Japan is at its glory in the economy. The 80’s the era where anime can have the most decent plot duration since episode in this decade are much more cheaper to produce and this is the decade where the west are influence by the Japanese animation. The year where the most notable movies are release and that are Akira and Grave of the Fire flies that became very iconic and popular to the masses and up to this date still popular and very fun to watch. But why does “Maki Toshi Shinjuku” didn’t became memorable and have place in read more
Mar 25, 2015
Filidecht (All reviews)
Contrary to my overall score (which is brutally honest), I absolutely adore this.
I think the reason I enjoy this so much is down to Nostalgia, more than anything else - I used to watch it a lot with my Step-Dad before he died.
Still, I do enjoy it after all these years, though I can agree with some of the criticisms, like the anti-climactic ending, poor over-dub and generic story arc and characters that're typical of most Anime.
I love the music though - It's a combination of being really, really shit, and really, really endearing - One song in particular is just so, so read more

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