Teito Monogatari

Doomed Megalopolis

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English: Doomed Megalopolis
Synonyms: Capital Story
Japanese: 帝都物語


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 27, 1991 to Sep 25, 1992
Producers: Toei Video, Oz Inc.
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Genres: HistoricalHistorical, HorrorHorror, SupernaturalSupernatural
Duration: 47 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.971 (scored by 21962,196 users)
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Ranked: #84212
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Popularity: #5626
Members: 7,658
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When an evil sorcerer bent on crushing the "greatest city on earth" uses dark powers to awaken the destructive spirit of Tokyo's historic "guardian," Taira no Masakado, occultists, children, and scientists become embroiled in a ruinous struggle spanning two decades.

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Maruyama, Masao
Macek, Carl
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Takahashi, Naoko


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Oct 2, 2008
Maur (All reviews)
I've seen much worse. Much, much worse. This was reasonably solid and had a fair mix of good and bad points. At 3 hours it's probably a little longer than necessary, and the transitions between leaps in time are a little awkward. Although some cheese is present, it never gets ridiculous enough to where you can't take it seriously. In fact, part of the reason I kept watching was because despite being fairly silly at times, it still presented itself in a manner that at least made an effort to tell a real story.

Not the most original of stories, naturally, but few seldom are. I read more
Sep 18, 2014
JthanDestroyer (All reviews)
Being that this OVA has only one other review I decided to write my first review on Teito Monogatari. Directed by Rintaro as you all know from Astro Boy and Metropolis, Doomed Megalopolis is an adaptation of a historical dark fantasy novel that was written by Hiroshi Aramata. While I have not read the novel I have done some research and found out that this OVA adaption is much darker in basically every aspect. This OVA is in a way incomplete since it was based on the first 4 books of the novel so be wary while watching because like Berserk (Anime) you'll have to read more
Dec 18, 2020
DemonVariations (All reviews)
Story: 6/10
The base is there. I mean, it's based off a novel, so it's quite literally there. However, it feels incomplete, since it technically is- it's based specifically on the first four books of the novel (which is around 1/3rd of it). It's a darker (AKA more violent and sexualized) adaptation of the source material, which I'm okay with, but I can see that driving away potential viewers. The nudity is almost, if not always, unnecessary. Even if you don't mind the darker aspects of it, you'll most likely find that the story feels unfocused and even rushed at times. There's lots of confusing plot read more

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