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Sanctuary


Alternative Titles

English: Sanctuary
Japanese: サンクチュアリ

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 1, 1996
Producers: VAP, Toho
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Pastel
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 7 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Ranked: #63322
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Popularity: #6969
Members: 2,502
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Synopsis

Two Japanese survivors of the Khmer Rouge massacres in Cambodia vow to find a sanctuary, even if they have to build it themselves. Returning to Japan, they take seemingly opposite paths: one becomes a politician, the other a gangster.

As Asami and Houjou work through the linked worlds of politics and crime in modern Japan, they don't hesitate to do anything necessary to secure their own positions and stay true to their vow. Loyal to no one else, they find their friendship increasingly tested as they rise in their chosen fields.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Sakura, Shuichi
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Okabe, Masaaki
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Don Sagara
Supporting
Sasaoka, Shigezou
Japanese
Tashiro, Reiji
Supporting
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Ishihara, Kyoko
Supporting
Tsuru, Hiromi
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Murata
Supporting
Satou, Masaharu
Japanese

Staff

Buronson
Original Creator
Ikegami, Ryoichi
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Jan 23, 2019
bmoore07 (All reviews)
The gods can be quite cruel. For our unnamed protagonist, it’s as if unseen forces, far greater than himself, have conspired against him. What he wants is a simple, peaceful life; however, he’s forced to watch as that door is slammed shut by a vicious twist of fate. Having no other option, our protagonist turns to organized crime. After he acknowledges the situation he’s in, he resolves to make the most of it. His efforts, though, are rooted in humble beginnings. At first, our protagonist is little more than a performer of menial tasks, an errand boy for his superiors, and a victim to their read more
Apr 4, 2011
Danno (All reviews)
Sanctuary is brilliant. We see both a corrupt political system and a dangerous underground, neither of which want some young punks rising to the top. However, the two protagonists are doing just that.
This OVA doesn't really give many details on the background of the story, and it certainly doesn't end it, so I assume this covers something in the middle of the story... I'll definitely be wanting to read the manga to find out more.

If you enjoy when one character pulls a fast one over on the other like in Death Note or Code Geass, you'll probably like this. The main character, Hojo, appears read more

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