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Jin-Rou


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 17, 1999
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 42 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.871 (scored by 31,401 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #7282
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #934
Members: 62,178
Favorites: 714
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

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.

Background

In 1999 the film 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

Fuse, Kazuki
Fuse, Kazuki
Main
Fujiki, Yoshikatsu
Japanese
Fujiki, Yoshikatsu
Amemiya, Kei
Amemiya, Kei
Main
Mutou, Sumi
Japanese
Mutou, Sumi
Henmi, Atsuhi
Henmi, Atsuhi
Main
Kinoshita, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Kinoshita, Hiroyuki
Agawa, Nanami
Agawa, Nanami
Supporting
Sendai, Eri
Japanese
Sendai, Eri

Staff

Horikawa, Kenji
Horikawa, Kenji
Producer
Okiura, Hiroyuki
Okiura, Hiroyuki
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Character Design
Oshii, Mamoru
Oshii, Mamoru
Storyboard, Planning, Original Creator
Kanno, Yoko
Kanno, Yoko
Music


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

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




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ZephSilver
Aug 1, 2016
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
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Merril
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, read more
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lunarlandor
Jan 25, 2011
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
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wkoppin10
Jul 17, 2015
Using animation as a medium often excels when the story calls for extravagance or impossibly fantastical setting and characters to literally jump out at it's' viewers.
Trying to paint drab, depressing pictures with such a palette would seem to be a confusing choice or worse, an exercise in futility.

Jin-Rou makes a profound statement with a quietly unsettling score, visceral images and clipped dialogue.

The ambiance that passes between scenes and the characters wandering a lonely landscape does an excellent job of complementing the film. The art works in much the same way, with people framed realistically and expressing themselves with very believable energy and poise.

The read more
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