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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 Company
Licensors: Viz Media
Studios: Pastel
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 7 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

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Score: 6.491 (scored by 555 users)
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Ranked: #53212
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Popularity: #6175
Members: 1,508
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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.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Houjou, Akira
Houjou, Akira
Main
Hayami, Show
Japanese
Hayami, Show
Asami, Chiaki
Asami, Chiaki
Main
Nakata, Kazuhiro
Japanese
Nakata, Kazuhiro
Tokai
Tokai
Supporting
Hashi, Takaya
Japanese
Hashi, Takaya
Isaoka, Norimoto
Isaoka, Norimoto
Supporting
Watabe, Takeshi
Japanese
Watabe, Takeshi

Staff

Watanabe, Takashi
Watanabe, Takashi
Director
Terada, Kenji
Terada, Kenji
Script
Buronson
Buronson
Original Creator
Ikegami, Ryoichi
Ikegami, Ryoichi
Original Character Design


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Danno
Apr 4, 2011
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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