Ajin Part 1: Shoudou

Ajin: Demi-Human Movie 1: Compel

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 亜人 第1部「衝動」
English: Ajin: Demi-Human Movie 1: Compel
German: Ajin: Impulse Teil 1 der Movie
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 27, 2015
Producers: TOHO animation
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Polygon Pictures
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: GoreGore
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.431 (scored by 1703817,038 users)
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Ranked: #21432
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Popularity: #3294
Members: 46,475
Favorites: 46

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For high schooler Kei—and for at least forty-six others—immortality comes as the nastiest surprise ever.

Sadly for Kei, such a feat doesn't make him a superhero. In the eyes of both the general public and governments, he's a rare specimen who needs to be hunted down and handed over to scientists to be experimented on for life—a demi-human who must die a thousand deaths for the benefit of humanity.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Yoru wa Nemureru Kai (夜は眠れるかい)" by flumpool

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Sep 25, 2019
Ajin is something I love with an absolute passion.
I absolutely love the manga, the only real qualm I have when you compare the anime to the manga is that the anime is much less gory, believe it or not.

Story: 9/10
Just absolutely great, not only is the concept of the story beautiful but it's exceptionally well written as well.
Ajin, demi humans that only realize they are Ajin at the moment they die, simply because they just come back to life.
The development of the plot carries on in very appropriate ways for its setting, the characters have very good reasons for each of their actions and all ...
Feb 4, 2023
Mixed Feelings
"Ajin Part 1: Shoudou" is a thrilling and thought-provoking film that takes audiences on a journey through the world of immortal beings known as Ajin. The film sets the stage for a larger story, introducing us to our main character Kei Nagai, who learns that he is one of these immortal beings. The film explores themes of identity, survival, and morality as Kei navigates his newfound powers and battles those who seek to exploit him.

The animation is top-notch, bringing the intense action scenes to life and immersing viewers in the world of Ajin. The voice acting is also superb, delivering powerful and emotional performances that ...
Apr 18, 2016
Polygon Pictures is the name of the studio behind this film, and the anime series Sidonia no Kishi/Knights of Sidonia. I bring them up because despite only having seen one completed series from Polygon Pictures (at the time of this review being posted) it was enough for me to make them my most hated anime studio. This hatred is derived from Knights of Sidonia, or as I refer to it Sci-Fi: The Anime since it’s biggest piece of sci-fi trite I have ever seen in any form of media. Every single plot point was predictable, it didn’t put a new spin on any established sci-fi ...

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