Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade

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


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)


Score: 7.791 (scored by 5365353,653 users)
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Ranked: #8442
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Popularity: #1135
Members: 116,675
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After witnessing the suicide bombing of a terrorist girl, Constable Kazuki Fuse becomes haunted by her image, and is forced to undergo retraining for his position in the Capital Police's Special Unit. However, unknown to him, he becomes a key player in a dispute between Capital and Local Police forces, as he finds himself increasingly involved with the sister of the very girl he saw die.


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


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


Opening Theme

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

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
Jan 25, 2011
lunarlandor (All reviews)
The only thing stopping Jin-Roh from achieving masterpiece status is the screenplay.

Nothing is wrong with the backdrop, it's clear Oshii has a respectable knowledge of politics and the craft of writing. He also has very interesting motif and metaphor at play. The problem is that, while there are glimpses of character development, there isn't enough to let the themes, motifs, metaphors, and obvious meanings shouldered onto the characters reach a point where it resonates. This leaves us with a deliberately meditative directing approach which mostly fails; it focuses intently on images which work as symbolism, while the script gives us 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)
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

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