Jin-Rou


Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

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Alternative Titles

English: Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Synonyms: Jinrou
Japanese: 人狼 JIN-ROH

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 3, 2000
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: MilitaryMilitary, PolicePolice, PsychologicalPsychological, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.781 (scored by 5925559,255 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #8712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1210
Members: 130,824
Favorites: 1,421
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Synopsis

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, Kazuki 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.

Jin-Rou is a heart-wrenching tale of a man treading the fine line between human and beast, ultimately discovering to which side he truly belongs.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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


Staff

Horikawa, Kenji
Producer
Okiura, Hiroyuki
Director, Storyboard, Character Design, Key Animation
Wakabayashi, Kazuhiro
Sound Director
Kamiyama, Kenji
Episode Director, Animation Director


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Opening Theme

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

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



Oct 23, 2008
Merril (All reviews)
This movie is artistic animation. It does not have caricatures of people, use stereotypes to aid character development nor is there enough dialogue for easy digestion of characters feelings. The picture is thick of emotionally charged imagery and reflection, more clear and direct than can be done in live action. For example the fire bombs at the beginning and the reaction of the officers, the tears on Kei's face and breath of Fuze after running all cause connections with the audience instead of the usual detraction anime has.

Things like what Fuze is brooding about constantly are shown as glances into the character, read more
Aug 1, 2016
ZephSilver (All reviews)
Hot breath dissipates into the cold night air, with muffled grunts escaping the shape of shadowy figures. Under the moonlit sky, nothing is seen but the stark red glare of a misshapen beast. Nothing is heard but the synchronize march of a predatory unit on the prowl. Nothing is felt but the lifeless icy grip of steel, held firmly by the dispassionate monstrosity as its crimson gaze locks onto its target. And nothing is smelt but the cloud of gunpowder, the pungent sting of sulfur assaulting the tongue, as the mist hovers over dispensed chrome casings smeared in the blood-soaked remnants of The Wolf Brigade's read more
May 14, 2016
Paraturtle (All reviews)
Story:
An incredible wealth of potential wasted on hand-holding the audience into a waste of time. There's a constant motif of this narrative being symbiotic to Little Red Riding Hood, and while this is a cool thing at first, it's played to death over and over as the narrative continues. Virtually nothing new comes forth from this motif, and because it's crowding the run-time with over expository allusions, there's no room for characterization, world development, or memorable sequences. What crawls out from this hot mess is something that's more brawns than brains.

There's no real goal any of the characters are trying to achieve. It's not that read more
Nov 10, 2007
Shrubberypatch (All reviews)
What a unique and interesting movie...

Jin Roh tells two stories. One is the one where the main character becomes the center key to a dispute between the police forces. The second one puts the protagonists in the shoes of the characters of an older and darker version of a famous story. While we are watching the first and main story, we are slowly taken through the second one. The stories to not clash, they combine and depend on each other to exist. The second one is easy and provides most of the character development, while the first one provides the setting and the introduction read more

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