Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

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Synonyms: Jinrou
Japanese: 人狼 JIN-ROH
English: Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
German: Jin-Roh
Spanish: Jin-Roh
French: Jin-Roh, la Brigade des Loups
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 3, 2000
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.781 (scored by 7538775,387 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #9872
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1316
Members: 172,772
Favorites: 1,860

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In an alternate history, following World War II, civil unrest and terrorism run rampant in a devastated Japan under foreign occupation. During a botched interception of underground munitions being transferred by a terrorist organization, Constable Kazuki Fuse, a soldier in an elite counter-terrorism unit, witnesses the true terror of human nature. He fails to prevent a teenage girl from carrying out a desperate suicide bombing that subsequently causes immense destruction to Tokyo. With mental scars and his competence under question, Fuse is sent back to the military academy for re-evaluation. Unbeknownst to him, he will soon be caught up in a web of government conspiracies that have the power to determine the future of all of Japan.

As Fuse treads the fine line between human and beast, he ultimately discovers to which side he truly belongs.

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In 1999 Jin-Rou won second place for the Best Asian Film award at the Fant-Asia Film Festival in Canada. It also won the Best Film – Animation (Fantasia Section Award) and the Special Jury Award (International Fantasy Film Special Jury Award) at the Fantasporto Film Festival in Portugal. In 2000, it won the Minami Toshiko Award during the Yubari International Fantastic Film Festival. It won the Best Animated Film at the Mainichi Film Concours. In 2001 it won the Special Award at the Japanese Professional Movie Awards.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Terakawa, Hidekazu
Okiura, Hiroyuki
Director, Storyboard, Layout, Key Animation, Character Design
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Kamiyama, Kenji
Episode Director, Animation Director


Opening Theme

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"Jin-Roh - Main Theme" by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra

Ending Theme

"Grace - Jin-Roh - Main Theme - Omega" by the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra


Jul 7, 2023
'Jin-Rou: The Wolf Brigade' is a thought-provoking anime film directed by Hiroyuki Okiura and released in 1999. Set in an alternate history where Japan is experiencing political unrest, this dark and gritty tale explores the moral complexities of duty, loyalty, and personal identity within a dystopian society.

The story takes place in a fictional 1950s Japan, where an elite paramilitary force called the Capital Police, known as the "Wolf Brigade," maintains order amidst growing civil unrest. The protagonist, Kazuki Fuse, is a member of this force and finds himself caught between his allegiance to the government and his developing sympathy for a group of rebels known ...
Jul 2, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I suggest not reading reviews before watching a story as it can ruin the element of surprise. I gave this a 10. What I will say is that it's an old animation that some people won't find that emotional due to it's 2000s storytelling style. Nowadays modern anime focus on flashy and "cool" animations without uniqueness and substance. Jin-Rou is a good example of a movie with unique substance. It's a rather straightforward and short movie that can leave a lot desired like Princess Mononoke. Keep an open mind that these movies are old and are what shaped similar animations, tropes and stories today. Whether ...
Oct 1, 2022
I don't really know where to start with this one, but I guess the first thing I will say is that I've noticed that outside of Ghost in the Shell, I have not really cared much for Mamoru Oshii projects: I've started (and in these cases dropped) both The Sky Crawlers and Angel's Egg. It's nothing against him, and I recognize that he is a talented filmmaker, but there's just something about his minimalist storytelling that I just really do not enjoy most of the time.

Talking specifically about Jin-Rou, though, I will start with the good.

The animation quality, especially with facial expressions, is insanely good, ...

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Kei Amemiya from "Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade" (1999)
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Do I need to watch any other movies in the "Kerberos saga" before I watch "Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade"?
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Fuse made the right choice?
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