Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

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Alternative Titles

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: ActionAction, Award WinningAward Winning, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, MilitaryMilitary, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.781 (scored by 7975679,756 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1319
Members: 183,166
Favorites: 1,962

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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.

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

Episode Videos


Oct 23, 2008
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, ...
Nov 4, 2009
Mixed Feelings
Well animated and there is a good story (albeit a complex one) at the heart of it but it's so slow and the characters seem so unemotional it's hard to care about what's happening on the screen by the time it reaches its fascinating if rather depressing climax. There is a good film in here somewhere but it's just presented in such a dull and uninvolving way that it seems like a wasted opportunity.
May 14, 2016
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 ...

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