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Doomed Megalopolis (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Capital Story
Megalopolis (Italian)
Teito Monogatari (Japanese)
帝都物語 (Japanese)
Genres: action, horror, magic
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: 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: 205 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Excellent: 13 votes (sub:8, dub:5)
 Very good: 30 votes (dub:19, sub:9, ?:1, others:1
1 French dubbed
 Good: 50 votes (sub:27, dub:18, raw:1, others:4
2 French subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
 Decent: 39 votes (dub:24, sub:15)
 So-so: 19 votes (sub:10, dub:8, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Not really good: 16 votes (dub:7, sub:7, others:2
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
 Weak: 15 votes (dub:8, sub:7)
 Bad: 13 votes (sub:7, dub:6)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:1, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 4 votes (dub:3, ?:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 436 users, rank: #2281 (of 9102)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.917 (Decent), std. dev.: 2.1748, rank: #7095 (of 9209)
Weighted mean: 5.944 (Decent), rank: #7020 (of 9209) (seen all: 6.07 / seen some: 4.45 / won't finish: 3.44)
Bayesian estimate: 6.036 (Decent), rank: #6032 (of 6949)
Running time: 47 minutes per episode
Number of episodes: 4
Episode titles: We have 4
1991-09-27 to 1992-08-25
1996-11-23 (TV3 - Televisió de Catalunya)
Release dates: We have 7
Trivia: We have 4
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.
Doomed Megalopolis DVD (Dec 15, 2002)
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Doomed Megalopolis (Blu-ray) 2021-11-09 (from $22.49)
DVD (Region 1)
    Doomed Megalopolis - Special Edition (DVD) 2003-09-30 (from $19.00)
    Doomed Megalopolis (DVD) 2022-03-22 (from $14.99)
    Doomed Megalopolis (Dub.DVD) 2002-11-26 (from $74.95)
    Doomed Megalopolis - The Haunting of Tokyo (LD 1) delayed/cancelled
    Doomed Megalopolis - The Fall of Tokyo (LD 2) delayed/cancelled
    Doomed Megalopolis - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (OST) 2003-12-09 (from $11.98)
    Doomed Megalopolis: The Haunting of Tokyo (Dub.VHS) 1995-05-30 (from $12.97)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Series Director: Rintaro
Kazunari Kume (ep 3)
Kazuyoshi Katayama (ep 1)
Koichi Chigira (ep 2)
Masashi Ikeda (ep 4)
Akinori Endo (eps 1-4)
Masayuki (ep 4)
Rintaro (ep 4)
Masayuki (eps 3-4)
Rintaro (eps 3-4)
Music: Kazz Toyama
Original story: Hiroshi Aramata
Character Design: Masayuki
Art Director:
Hidetoshi Kaneko
Yoshimitsu Ohashi (Assistant)
Animation Director:
Kōichi Hashimoto (ep 2)
Masayuki (eps 1-2, 4)
Takahiro Kishida (ep 3)
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Assistant Animation Director: Takeshi Koike (1-2)
Background Art: Scott Frazier
Design: Mahiro Maeda
Editing: Harutoshi Ogata
Key Animation:
Eiji Suganuma (eps 1, 3)
Hideaki Anno
Hidenori Matsubara (eps 1, 3)
Hiroaki Gōda (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)
Masayuki (eps 3-4)
Michio Mihara (ep 1)
Mitsuo Iso (ep 2)
Shōichi Masuo (eps 1, 3-4)
Takahiro Kishida (eps 1, 3-4)
Takeshi Honda (eps 1, 4)
Takeshi Koike (1-3)
Takuo Noda
Tomohiro Hirata (ep 1)
Yasuhiko Ōyama (eps 1-3)
Yoshimitsu Ohashi (eps 1-2, 4)
Poster Art: Noriyoshi Ōrai
Special Effects: Kunji Tanifuji
Supervising Producer: Takashige Ichise
Kōichi Yamadera as Junichi Narutaki
Kyusaku Shimada as Yasunori Katō

Gorō 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
Gorō Naya as Hirai Yasumasa 
Hideyuki Umezu as Chief
Hiroyuki Satou as
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 
Kōichi Kitamura as
Amano Junkichi 
Junkichi Amano
Kouji Yada as Shin Mekata
Masaaki Okabe as Narration
Masaharu Satō 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
Noritsugu Hayakawa
Youko Asagami as Tatsumiya Keiko 
Yuji Machi as Disciple
Yūsaku Yara as
Kouda Rohan 
Rohan Kōda
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Madhouse
Finish Animation:
DR Movie
Lee Production
Production: Toei Video Co., Ltd.
English staff
English cast
Director: Carl Macek
ADR Director: Michael Bakewell (UK)
Producer: Carl Macek

Casting: Jill Wilmot (UK)
Creative Director:
Chris Hawley (Special Edition)
David Del Rio (Special Edition)
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
Packaging Design: Hiroko Fukumori
Production Assistant: Jerry Beck
Production manager: Scott Narrie
Recording Engineer & Final Remix: Ernie Sheesley
Script Adaptation: George Roubicek (UK)
Story Editor: Fred Patten
Subtitle Script & Timing: Jack Wang
Cam Clarke as Junichi Narutaki
Jeff Winkless as Kato
Nigel Greaves as Junichi Narutaki (Manga UK Dub)
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
David Ellenstein as Colleague 2
Ed Mannix as
Keiko's Father
Professor Amano
Kirk Thornton as Doctor
Lia Sargent as Encircled Child
Michael McConnohie as Hiakowa
Michael Reynolds as Hirai
Rachel Davies as Geisha
Sam Fontana as Koda
Sean Barrett as Hirai (Manga UK Dub)
Steve Bulen as Professor Terada
Steve Kramer as Kuroda

English companies
Adaptation: Streamline Pictures
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C.
DVD Post Production: Monkey Boy Studios
DVD Production: ADV Films
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Media Blasters (2020)
Streamline Pictures (Expired)
Recording Facility: Screenmusic Studios
Soundtrack: ADV Music
French cast
French staff
ADR Director: Herve Rey
Dubbing Director: Dominique Bailly (eps 1-2)
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 Régnier 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 26 May 1998)
Distributor: Manga Video (France)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer: Luis de Val
César Martínez as Junichi Narutaki (Spain dub; ep 3)
Federico Menescal as Junichi Narutaki (Spain dub; ep 4)
José Antequera as Yasunori Kato (Catalan dub; Spain dub; eps 3-4)
José Posada as Junichi Narutaki (Catalan dub)
Juan Antonio Bernal as Junichi Narutaki (Spain dub; eps 1-2)
Miguel Ángel Jenner as Yasunori Kato (Spain dub; eps 1-2)

Anna Romano as Yukari Tatsumiya (Spain dub; ep 4)
Domenech Farell as Shigemaru Kuroda (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
José Antequera as Aichi Shibusawa (Spain dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Keiko Tatsumiya (Spain dub)
Mercè Segarra as Yukari Tatsumiya (Catalan dub)
Neus Sendra as Keiko Tatsumiya (Catalan dub)
Núria Trifol as Yukiko Tatsumiya (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
Paco Gázquez as Yoichiro Tatsumiya (Spain dub)
Santi Lorenz as Yoichiro Tatsumiya (Catalan 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)
Eduard Farelo as Kamo (Spain dub)
Enric Casamitjana as Noritsugu Hayakawa (Catalan dub)
Enric Isasi-Isasmendi as Torahiko Terada (Catalan dub)
Federico Menescal as
Keiko's Father (Spain dub)
Koda (Spain dub; ep 3)
Félix Benito as Eichi Shibusawa (Catalan dub)
Francisco Garriga as
Dr. Amano (Spain dub)
Dr. Nishimura (Spain dub)
Jordi Vila as Koda Rohan (Catalan dub)
José Félix Pons as Narrador (Catalan dub)
José Luis Barcelona as
Dr. Mori (Spain dub)
Fortune Teller (Spain dub; ep 2)
Josep María Zamora as
Hirai Yasumasa (Catalan dub)
Master Hirai (Spain dub)
Juan Comellas as Ogai Mori (Catalan dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Geisha (Spain dub)
Mario Arpal as Terada (Spain dub)
Miguel Rey as Hayakawa (Spain dub)
Montse Segarra as Prostituta (Catalan dub)
Ramon Canals as Kamo (Catalan dub)
Ramón Llenas as Shin Mekata (Catalan dub)
Ramon Puig as Junkichi Amano (Catalan dub)
Victoria Ramos as Nurse (Spain dub)

Alberto Trifol (Catalan dub)
Alex Meseguer (Catalan dub)
Federico Menescal (Catalan dub)
Pep Ribas (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain)
Dubbing Studio:
Q.T. Lever (Spain dub; Catalan dub)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director:
Fabrizio Mazzotta (ep 1)  (eps 1-2)
Raffaele Farina (eps 3-4)
Translation: Giovanni Trombi (eps 1-2)

Fiamma Molinari (eps 3-4)
Giovanni Trombi (eps 1-2)
Dubbing Assistant: Antonia De Angelis (eps 1-2)
Dubbing Engineer: Michele Filipponio (eps 1-2)
Mixing: Luca Porro (eps 1-2)
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
Granata Press (ep 1)
Polygram Video (eps 2-4)
German staff
German companies
Ascot (rental video)
Polygram Germany
German cast

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