Doomed Megalopolis (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Capital Story
Megalopolis (Italian)
Teito Monogatari (Japanese)
帝都物語 (Japanese)
Genres: horror, magic
Themes: earthquake
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary:
When an evil wizard bent on conquering the "greatest city on earth" uses dark powers to awaken a demon, Masakato, the "guardian" of Tokyo, four heroes must stand against him.
Yasuori Kato, an oni who mastered the art of onmyodo and shugendo, is determined to destroy the Imperial Capital Tokyo to appease the grudges of his ancestors. To accomplish this, he attempts to awaken a powerful angry spirit, Taira no Masakado, to use as a tool for his destruction. When his initial attempts fail, Kato seeks out Masakado's descendant, a young woman with psychic powers, to use as a medium to communicate with the spirit. Opposing Kato's efforts is Yasumasa Hirai, the greatest onmyoji in all of Japan as well as the Soma Family, another lineage of Masakado. The conflict that results from this encounter will shape the history of Tokyo.
User Ratings: 184 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 3 votes (sub:3)
 Excellent: 12 votes (sub:7, dub:5)
 Very good: 29 votes (dub:19, sub:8, ?:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
)
 Good: 42 votes (sub:20, dub:17, raw:1, others:4
2 French subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Decent: 34 votes (dub:24, sub:10)
 So-so: 19 votes (sub:10, dub:8, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Not really good: 14 votes (sub:7, dub:5, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German dubbed
)
 Weak: 14 votes (dub:7, sub:7)
 Bad: 12 votes (sub:7, dub:5)
 Awful: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (dub:2, ?:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 403 users, rank: #1931 (of 6068)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.908 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.1662, rank: #4634 (of 6062)
Weighted mean: 5.931 (Decent), rank: #4601 (of 6062) (seen all: 6.06 / seen some: 4.62 / won't finish: 3.45)
Bayesian estimate: 6.029 (Decent), rank: #3954 (of 4613)
Running time: 47 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Episode titles: We have 4
Vintage:
1991
1996-11-23 (TV3 - Televisió de Catalunya)
Trivia: We have 4
Comment:
Based on Hiroshi Aramata's classic horror novel. Originally licenced, dubbed and released by Streamline Pictures. Re-released by ADV Films with Streamline's original English dub plus the original Japanese dialogue with English subtitles.
Review:
Doomed Megalopolis DVD (Dec 15, 2002)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Doomed Megalopolis (DVD) 2002-11-26
    Doomed Megalopolis - Special Edition (DVD) 2003-09-30 (from $48.70)
Soundtrack
    Doomed Megalopolis Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (OST) 2003-12-09 (from $11.98)
VHS
    Doomed Megalopolis: Haunting Tokyo (Dub.VHS) 1995-05-30 (from $8.97)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Rintaro
Script: Akinori Endo
Music: Kazz Toyama
Original story: Hiroshi Aramata
Character Design: Masayuki
Art Director:
Hidetoshi Kaneko
Yoshimitsu Ohashi (Assistant)
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Assistant Animation Director: Takeshi Koike (1-2)
Design: Mahiro Maeda
Editing: Harutoshi Ogata
Key Animation:
Eiji Suganuma (eps 1, 3)
Hideaki Anno
Hidenori Matsubara (eps 1, 3)
Hiroaki Gohda (ep 1)
Isamu Imakake (ep 1)
Katsuichi Nakayama (eps 1-2, 4)
Kazuya Kuroda (eps 1, 4)
Kazuya Tsurumaki (eps 1, 3-4)
Mahiro Maeda (eps 1, 3-4)
Mamoru Kurosawa (eps 1-2, 4)
Michio Mihara (ep 1)
Shoichi Masuo (eps 1, 3-4)
Takahiro Kishida (eps 1, 3-4)
Takeshi Honda (eps 1, 4)
Takeshi Koike (1-3)
Tomohiro Hirata (ep 1)
Yasuhiko Ōyama (eps 1-3)
Yoshimitsu Ohashi (eps 1-2, 4)
Recording Director: Masafumi Mima
Special Effects: Kunji Tanifuji
Supervising Producer: Takashige Ichinose
Kouichi Yamadera as Junichi Narutaki
Kyusaku Shimada as Yasunori Katō

Goro Naya as Yasumasa Hirai
Kaneto Shiozawa as Yōichirō Tatsumiya
Keiko Han as Yukari Tatsumiya
Kenichi Ogata as Shigemaru Kuroda
Rena Itō as Yukiko Tatsumiya
Youko Asagami as Keiko Mikata

Emi Shinohara as Nurse
Goro Naya as Hirai Yasumasa
Hideyuki Umezu as Chief
Hiroyuki Satou as
Disciple
Student
Hisao Egawa as Worker
Kan Tokumaru as
Makoto Nishimura
Nishimura Makoto
Kaneto Shiozawa as Tatsuya Youichirou
Keiko Han as Tatsumiya Yukari
Ken Yamaguchi as Kamo
Kenichi Ogata as Kuroda Shigemaru
Kôichi Kitamura as
Amano Junkichi
Junkichi Amano
Kouji Yada as Shin Mekata
Masaaki Okabe as Narration
Masaharu Satou as Kudō
Megumi Terase as Prostitute
Naoki Tatsuta as
Terada Torahiko
Torahiko Terada
Osamu Saka as
Eiichi Shibusawa
Shibusawa Eiichi
Ryotaro Okiayu as Fortune Teller
Sachiko Kojima as Girl
Shigezou Sasaoka as
Mori Ougai
Ōgai Mori
Takaya Hashi as
Hayakawa
Noritsugu Hayakawa
Youko Asagami as Tatsumiya Keiko
Yuji Machi as Disciple
Yuusaku Yara as
Kouda Rohan
Rohan Kōda
Japanese companies
Animation Production: MADHOUSE
Finish Animation:
Dr. Movie
Lee Production
Production: Toei Animation
English staff
English cast
Director: Carl Macek
Producer: Carl Macek

DVD Art Director: Ruby Halipoto
DVD Editing: Neil O'Sullivan
DVD Executive Producer:
John Ledford
Mark Williams
DVD Graphics: Hiroko Fukumori
DVD Post-Production Manager: Shelly Thomas
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Production Assistant:
Akira Watanabe
Jerry Beck
Production manager: Scott Narrie
Recording Engineer & Final Remix: Ernie Sheesley
Story Editor: Fred Patten
Subtitle Script & Timing: Jack Wang
Cam Clarke as Junichi Narutaki
Jeff Winkless as Kato
Peter Marinker as Kato Yasunori(Manga UK Dub)

Barbara Goodson as Keiko
Kerrigan Mahan as Tatsumia
Michael Forest as Aichi Shibosawa
Milton James as Narrator
Wendee Lee as Yukiko

Cliff Wells as Doctor Nishimura
Daran Norris as Astronomy Teacher
Dari Lallou as Nurse
Ed Mannix as
Keiko's Father
Professor Amano
Kirk Thornton as Kamo
Lia Sargent as Encircled Child
Michael McConnohie as Hiakowa
Michael Reynolds as Hirai
Rachel Davies as Geisha
Sam Fontana as Koda
Steve Bulen as Professor Terada
Steve Kramer as Kuroda

English companies
Adaptation: Streamline Pictures
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Manga Entertainment
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
DVD Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
DVD Production: ADV Films
Licensed by: ADV Films
Recording Facility: Screenmusic Studios
Soundtrack: ADV Music
French cast
French staff
ADR Director: Herve Rey
Adaptation: Anne Goldstein
Eric Legrand as Junichi Narutaki(ep 1)
Jacques Feyel as Kato(eps 1-2)
Mark Lesser as Junichi Narutaki(ep 2)
Michel Vigné as Kato(eps 3-4)
Pierre-François Pistorio as Junichi Narutaki(eps 3-4)

Annabelle Roux as
Yukari tatsumiya(eps 3-4)
Yukiko(eps 3-4)
Christine Delaroche as Keiko(eps 3-4)
Gérard Malabat as Yoichiro Tatsumiya(eps 1-2)
Nathalie Bleynie as Yukari Tatsumiya(ep 2)
Nathalie Mazéas as Yukiko(ep 2)
Nathalie Regnier as Yukari Tatsumiya(ep 1)
Nathalie Reigner as Yukari Tatsumiya(ep 1)
Nicolas Marié as Yoichiro Tatsumiya(eps 3-4)

Christian Visine as Kamo(ep 2)
David Kruger as Kamo (ep.1)
Georges Berthomieu as Hiraï(ep 2)
Henri Poirier as Hayakawa(ep 3)
Jacques Berthier as Prof Amano(ep 4)
Jacques Brunet as Masakado
Jacques Feyel as Terada(eps 1-2)
Jean-Pierre Denys as Terada(eps 3-4)
Mathias Kozlowski as Koda(eps 1-2)
Michel Modo as Koda(ep 4)
Michel Muller as Kuroda(ep 4)
Patrick Préjean as Kuroda(ep 3)
Raoul Delfosse as Prof Amano(ep 3)
Robert Darmel as Hiraï(ep 1)
Yves Barsacq as Koda(ep 3)

French companies
ADR Production: S.T.A.R.T.
Broadcaster: Canal + (from May 1998)
Distributor: Manga Video (France)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
César Martínez as Junichi Narutaki(Spain dub; ep 3)
Federico Menescal as Junichi Narutaki(Spain dub; ep 4)
José Antequera as Yasunori Katō(Spain dub; eps 3-4)
Juan Antonio Bernal as Junichi Narutaki(Spain dub; eps 1-2)
Miguel Ángel Jenner as Yasunori Katō(Spain dub; eps 1-2)

José Antequera as Aichi Shibusawa(Spain dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Keiko Tatsumiya(Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Yukiko Tatsumiya(Spain dub)
Paco Gázquez as Yoichiro Tatsumiya(Spain dub)
Victoria Ramos as Yukari Tatsumiya(Spain dub; eps 1-2)

Alberto Trifol as Koda(Spain dub; eps 1-2)
Angel de Gracia as Astronomer(Spain dub)
César Martínez as
Fortune Teller(Spain dub; ep 3)
Koda(Spain dub; ep 4)
Domenech Farell as Shigemaru Kuroda(Spain dub)
Eduard Farelo as Kamo(Spain dub)
Federico Menescal as
Keiko's Father(Spain dub)
Koda(Spain dub; ep 3)
Francisco Garriga as
Dr. Amano(Spain dub)
Dr. Nishimura(Spain dub)
José Luis Barcelona as
Dr. Mori(Spain dub)
Fortune Teller(Spain dub; ep 2)
Josep María Zamora as Master Hirai(Spain dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Geisha(Spain dub)
Mario Arpal as Terada(Spain dub)
Miguel Rey as Hayakawa(Spain dub)
Victoria Ramos as Nurse(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Fabrizio Mazzotta (ep 1)
Pietro Ubaldi as Kato(eps 2-4)
Romano Malaspina as Kato(ep 1)

Andrea De Nisco as Kamo(eps 1-4)
Anna Maria Tulli as Yukari Tatsumiya(eps 2-4)
Antonello Governale as Koda(eps 2-4)
Claudio Moneta as Tatsumiya(eps 1-4)
Enrico Maggi as Narrator(ep 1)
Enzo Tarascio as Hirai Yasumasa(ep 1)
Giorgio Locuratolo as Junichi Narutaki(ep 1)
Giovanni Battezzato as Kuroda(eps 2-4)
Ivo De Palma as Koda(ep 1)
Lara Parmiani as Yuchiko(eps 2-4)
Mario Scarabelli as Torahiko Terada(eps 1-4)
Mario Zucca as Eiichi Shibusawa(ep 1)
Paola Valentini as Yukari Tatsumiya(ep 1)
Pino Pirovano as
Junichi Narutaki(eps 2-4)
Mori Ougai(ep 1)
Stefania Patruno as Keiko Tatsumiya(eps 2-4)
Tony Fuochi as Eiichi Shibusawa(eps 2-4)
Italian companies
Publisher:
Granata Press (ep 1)
Polygram Video (eps 2-4)
German staff
German companies
(none)
Distributor:
Ascot (rental video)
Polygram Germany
German cast
(none)
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