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Dog Soldier


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Dog Soldier: Shadows of the Past
Japanese: ドッグソルジャー

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 1989
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Duration: 46 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 4.241 (scored by 432 users)
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Ranked: #79612
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #7249
Members: 821
Favorites: 3
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

When an American scientist carrying a cure for the AIDS virus is kidnapped by an arms merchant, John Kyosuke is forced back from retirement. He accepts the challenge to regain pocession of the anti-serum. He finds out that some of the people he is after are closely related, which gives his conquest a whole new meaning.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hiba, John Kyosuke
Hiba, John Kyosuke
Main
Kamiya, Akira
Japanese
Kamiya, Akira
Takamura, Makoto Allen
Takamura, Makoto Allen
Main
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese
Wakamoto, Norio
Magley, Catherine
Magley, Catherine
Main
Doi, Mika
Japanese
Doi, Mika
Takechi
Takechi
Supporting
Yara, Yuusaku
Japanese
Yara, Yuusaku

Staff

Ebata, Hiroyuki
Ebata, Hiroyuki
Director
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Kuroishi, Hitomi
Kuroishi, Hitomi
Music
Saruwatari, Tetsuya
Saruwatari, Tetsuya
Original Creator


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"Okujou no Sissy (屋上のSISSY)" by BLUE ANGEL




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BohemianRhapsody
Oct 11, 2015
Before I start with my review, I have to say that action anime from the 80's and 90's, despite not having much of a storyline, are a guilty pleasure for me. Secondly, I'd like to say the this review is going to have some spoilers. They aren't very important, since this anime is just 45 minutes, but hey, you can't be too careful with this stuff.

Now, without much further ado:
"Dog Soldier" is an anime that promises a lot, but does only a little. Just from the poster, you can notice the character looks like Rambo. Since the main character, John Kyosuke Hiba looks and fights read more
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WTFHachs
Jul 31, 2008
When one thinks of Dog Soldier ~Shadows of the Past~, quality isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Well, aside from "Quality" being with a capital 'q' and only in the instance where that indicates a mistake of real quality in a piece for irony. Looking at the scores assigned to this review, it's pretty mediocre with one shining moment; however, looking at my own personal view of it, it's an abysmal 3. One's final opinion is all in what is expected from the viewer, which is probably it's greatest strength.

If you're looking for a serious adventure about a man's fight against a military read more
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Apollokun
Aug 5, 2012
I wrote a much more scathing review on my Atlanta Fried Critic blog, but given that I can't go all-out on this site, I'll tone it down a bit. It's important that I do this, because you need to know never to watch this OVA. Everything about it, from the laughable story to the dreadful animation to the complete jumps in logic that apply to both of those things, is awful.

Let's start with the laughably named protagonist, John Kyosuke Hiba. The characters can never decide what to call him. In the same sentence, they'll call him "John", then "Kyosuke." What's up with that? Did read more
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