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Shuten Douji

Alternative Titles

English: Shuten Doji - The Star Hand Kid
Synonyms: Shuten Doji, Star Demon
Japanese: 手天童子


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 1989 to Dec 21, 1991
Producers: Dynamic Planning
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Nippon Animation
Source: Manga
Duration: 50 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.811 (scored by 593 users)
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Ranked: #86182
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Popularity: #7752
Members: 1,864
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As a baby Jiro was delivered to his foster parents by a massive oni, who said he would return for Jiro in 15 years. When the time comes Jiro must contend with enemy oni, dark cultists, and their minions while attempting to protect both his parents and girlfriend from their depredations. Ultimately he must embark on a journey through the past, future, and other dimensions to embrace his destiny as Shuten Doji reborn.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shutendo, Jiro
Horikawa, Ryo
Gouri, Daisuke
Shiba, Kyouko
Takagi, Sanae
Genda, Tessyo
Shiratori, Miyuki
Shimamoto, Sumi
Shiba, Ryuuichirou
Ikemizu, Michihiro


Kawagoe, Jun
Episode Director
Nagai, Go
Original Creator
Campbell, Charles
Editing, ADR Director
Motohashi, Hideyuki
Animation Director

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"Kukyou Nehan (究竟涅槃)" by Operatic voice

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Mar 5, 2018
ShoopDaBoot (All reviews)
The series starts off okay with what seems like a standard dark vs light story. However midway through the series they throw a curve ball and from there this series kicks into overdrive with 2 fantastic episodes.

The 3rd episode is mostly an action horror and does a great job at it with the intimidating villain that cuts his way through everyone in his path.

Very sad well thought out ending. If I were to keep a list of the best endings in anime this would be on it. I have a weakness for parent child stories and the ending hits that weakness very hard.
Nov 29, 2012
BunnyBake (All reviews)
I actually rather liked this anime, it's one of those good old ones where there's a girl that ALWAYS loses all of her clothes at some point and ALWAYS has to be saved.
The actual storyline is pretty sweet, and does actually make sense eventually, and completely fullfills all the supernaturalness it promises.
The amount of blood and guts is satisfactory, and mixes nicely with the amount of 'love' (both maternal, friend and sexual).
Overall i'd say it's worth a casual watch, if only for the sake of having seen yet another anime where the main charecter is a supernatural being that get's read more


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