Shuten Douji

Shuten Doji - The Star Hand Kid

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Synonyms: Shuten Doji, Star Demon
Japanese: 手天童子
English: Shuten Doji - The Star Hand Kid
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 1989 to Dec 21, 1991
Producers: Dynamic Planning
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: Studio Signal
Source: Manga
Genres: HorrorHorror, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MythologyMythology, SpaceSpace
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 50 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.701 (scored by 10951,095 users)
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Ranked: #108772
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Popularity: #9333
Members: 3,694
Favorites: 3


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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.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Shutendo, Jiro

Horikawa, Ryo

Shiba, Kyouko

Takagi, Sanae


Gouri, Daisuke


Sudou, Masatomo
Director, Animation Director
Anzai, Fumitaka
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Ending Theme

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


Mar 5, 2018
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
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 ...
Apr 16, 2022
Mixed Feelings
“Shuten Doji” is an OVA that attempts to do a lot of things, and although it’s not quite successful, it deserves credit for trying.

The 50-minute, four-episode series starts out with a relatively standard plot involving demons, a teenager who is discovering that he may not be human, and an evil group out to get him for seemingly simple reasons (“he’s good; we’re evil; he’s destined to slay us so we have to kill him”). Jiro, the main character who has the personality of a log, somehow immediately gains friends willing to sacrifice their lives for him, and they fight the demons together. There’s also a ...

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