Makai Toshi Shinjuku


Demon City Shinjuku

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Monster City Shinjuku
Japanese: 魔界都市〈新宿〉
English: Demon City Shinjuku
German: Demon City: Shinjuku
French: Wicked City and Demon City Shinjuku
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 25, 1988
Producers: Japan Home Video
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Novel
Genres: AdventureAdventure, HorrorHorror, RomanceRomance, SupernaturalSupernatural
Theme: GoreGore
Duration: 1 hr. 19 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 6.231 (scored by 1081210,812 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #89342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4412
Members: 25,292
Favorites: 63

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Synopsis

On the rooftops of Shinjuku, Genichirou Izayoi fought against Levih Rah, a man who sold his soul to obtain demonic powers, and lost. Ten years later, Shinjuku remains a wasteland of demonic energy while the rest of Tokyo remains largely untouched.

One day, Genichirou's son, Kyouya, is watching the news when he sees that Japan's beloved prime minister has been attacked by demonic forces. While he lacks confidence in the Nempo powers he inherited from his father, Kyouya is the only one who stands between Levih Rah and the rest of the world. Along with the prime minister's daughter, Sayaka Rama, Kyouya journeys into Shinjuku to see if he can accomplish what his father could not.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Izayoi, Genichirou

Supporting
Ginga, Banjou
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Old Woman

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Aono, Takeshi
Japanese

Kid

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Tonguu, Kyouko
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Aguni, Rai

Supporting
Nagai, Ichiro
Japanese

Staff

Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Director, Character Design
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Maruyama, Masao
Setting
Hamasaki, Hiroshi
Key Animation


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Reviews

Mar 25, 2015
Contrary to my overall score (which is brutally honest), I absolutely adore this.
I think the reason I enjoy this so much is down to Nostalgia, more than anything else - I used to watch it a lot with my Step-Dad before he died.
Still, I do enjoy it after all these years, though I can agree with some of the criticisms, like the anti-climactic ending, poor over-dub and generic story arc and characters that're typical of most Anime.
I love the music though - It's a combination of being really, really shit, and really, really endearing - One song in particular is just so, so ...
Jan 28, 2010
Mixed Feelings
I have a sneaking suspicion that Yoshiaki Kawajiri really likes John Carpenter movies. Because Demon City Shinjuku could be summed up as an OVA that mixes both Escape from New York and Escape From L.A. (despite being made after this OVA) together, has a little bit of Halloween thrown in there, and some has supernatural elements added for good measure. Good thing I'm a Carpenter fan then, right? In Cyber City Kawajiri lifted the basic premise of criminals having to do complicated missions for the state, with the chance of being pardoned (and with the risk of being blown up if they failed), just ...
Jan 18, 2009
Worst of the shorter OVAs from the 90's. Titles like BioHunter, Wicked City, Twilight of the Dark Master and Baoh put this one to shame. Action is weak and re-hashed. Story was boring and there was no part of it that stands out. Characters are really bad. The main villain looks ok, but rather uninspiring. Uninspired actually sums up this one quite nicely. There are a ton of better OVAs to watch, but if you must, download it for free and watch it when your REALLY bored. You will be disappointed.

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