Hon Ran

Crimson Wolf

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Hong Lang
Japanese: 紅狼[ホンラン]
English: Crimson Wolf
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 7, 1993
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: APPP
Source: Unknown
Genre: ActionAction
Theme: Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Duration: 59 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.011 (scored by 862862 users)
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Ranked: #126512
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Popularity: #11149
Members: 2,149
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The fate of the world rests in the ability of three untested warriors to defeat an unearthly army of darkness. Sorcery, martial arts and an unrequited love, spanning the centuries, explode in an epic battle at the gates of the forbidden city. Crimson Wolf is an unusual departure for the Anime genre - rooted in real world reference, it makes the fantasy all the more believeable.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Macek, Carl
Producer, Script, ADR Director
Masuo, Shouichi
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Yamada, Etsuji
Sound Director
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Episode Director, Storyboard, Principle Drawing, Assistant Director, Key Animation, Animation Director


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Oct 11, 2012
Mixed Feelings
One of the more bizarre OVAs to come out of the 1990s Crimson Wolf may at first glance be more of your standard throwaway nonsense to come out of this era however there is a little bit more to it than that.

The plot as one would expect is a contrived blend of mysticism, martial arts and gangsters though looking beyond the superficial silliness there is a deeper underlying political and philosophical message to the whole tale which is actually a fairly delightful layer of depth to the hour or so of your life you may feel you’ve just wasted. Throw in the obligatory cringe worthy ...
Sep 16, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Rate a 6
English dubbed

Okay! Is a good sum-up reaction to my stand on the show. A good mixture of Indiana Jones and Charmed(American television show). As the movie progresses i don't think you will find the movie to be easily to anticipate. Which opens a lot of room to surprise and excitement. On some occasions when a movie becomes unpredictable the writer uses easy(cheeky) explanations with the audience. Throwing the general idea of magic, illusion or dream to explain the unexplained. Here when you are surprised you become educated. While the education i can't be certain is 100 percent certain it is at least phrased ...

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