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Youjuu Toshi


Alternative Titles

English: Wicked City
Synonyms: Demon Beast City, Supernatural Beast City, Yoju Toshi
Japanese: 妖獣都市

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 25, 1987
Producers: Japan Home Video
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Duration: 1 hr. 22 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 6.521 (scored by 6,475 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #52282
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2604
Members: 13,430
Favorites: 63
6.52
Ranked #5228Popularity #2604Members 13,430
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

There is Earth, our familiar world, and then there is the Black World, a parallel dimension that very few people are aware of. For centuries, a pact between the two worlds has been observed to maintain peace, and terms must be negotiated and renewed soon to continue relative harmony.

This time around, there is a militant faction that will stop at nothing to prevent the signing of a new treaty for inter-dimensional peace. Two agents of the elite organization known as the Black guards—defenders of the balance between the two worlds—are charged with insuring the success of the treaty.

Director Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll) blends stylish eroticism, graphic horror and pulse-pounding action as these two race to consummate the peace treaty in time.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Makie
Makie
Main
Fujita, Toshiko
Japanese
Fujita, Toshiko
Renzaburo, Taki
Renzaburo, Taki
Main
Yara, Yuusaku
Japanese
Yara, Yuusaku
Spider Woman
Spider Woman
Supporting
Yokoo, Mari
Japanese
Yokoo, Mari
Co-Worker (Female)
Co-Worker (Female)
Supporting

Staff

Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Director, Character Design
Okamura, Tensai
Okamura, Tensai
Key Animation
Koike, Takeshi
Koike, Takeshi
Key Animation
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Key Animation


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"Hold Me In The Shadow" by Machiko Ryuu / Yoshihiro Ida




More reviewsReviews

Phill-z
Oct 28, 2007
One can hardly watch Wicked City without going "wow" at one point or another. Some might find this anime absolutely ludicrous, alot will find it incredibly stupid. I found it insanely entertaining.

Story: To begin to talk about the story, or to even try to explain it is extremely difficult. Just try your best to understand, depending on how you look at it it's either extremely complicated, or incredibly stupid. They don't do alot of history....so don't feel bad if you're confused for parts...or most of it. I know that I was confused for alot of it.

Art: Terrible art. It's read more
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-FlameHaze-
Feb 22, 2008
Story
Fistly the story; after just watching this anime, I don't beleive the story was that bad - but it wasn't that good either. The story line was quite basic and there was I think two parts of the movie which made me think "oookay..." or "wow" from unexpected events. It was nothing too original, demons and humans. Some demons don't want peace, other do...then theres the romance element... three words...romeo and juliet...on the other hand this wasn't the worst storyline ever...it just wasn't original.

Animation
The animation on this was much better than the story line :D
The artwork that went into this anime shows scene from scene read more
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Luquillo
Jul 1, 2015
Wicked City combines horror with a film noir style, and is directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Those whom are familiar with this name are also likely to be aware of his later project Ninja Scroll. Ironically, Wicked City and Ninja Scroll are very similar.

Those whom have seen Ninja Scroll first may feel as if they're watching it twice to a certain degree. For the reasons that the female lead Makie does serve a purpose, but she appears to be nothing more than a plot device to drive one rape scene after another despite her toughness. This is very similar to Kagero of Ninja Scroll. This also read more
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Piegoose
Aug 28, 2016
"Wicked City" is nonsensical in its premise and story as a whole, but it's still a well-made film. In many ways the story plays out like "Ninja Scroll", not to mention the director being the same. The story though is of a hero and heroine fighting beasts who have different abilities to try and slay the heroes. The finale is the only difference in how things play out, but sadly that is also the part that makes it clear "Ninja Scroll" is the better of the two. Reason for me saying that is that the ending makes the goal of the characters and a lot read more
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