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Demon City Shinjuku (OAV)

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©1993 Hideyuki Kikuchi, Asahi Sonorama, Video Art, Japan Home Video.

Alternative title:
Hell City Shinjuku
Makai Toshi Shinjuku (Japanese)
Monster City
魔界都市<新宿> (Japanese)
마계도시 신주쿠 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: Kyoya's father was a great warrior, killed at the hands of the diabolical psychic, Rebi Ra, who has now opened a portal to hell in the city of Shinjuku. It falls to Kyoya to finish what his father started and battle his way through demons, while protecting a young woman from harm. The only problem is that he's not exactly your classic hero type, and his powers are still latent.
User Ratings: 496 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:2)
 Excellent: 32 votes (sub:18, dub:12, raw:1, edit.dub:1)
 Very good: 51 votes (sub:29, dub:22)
 Good: 144 votes (sub:81, dub:60, others:3
1 Catalan dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Decent: 116 votes (sub:59, dub:53, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 German dubbed
 So-so: 60 votes (sub:32, dub:22, edit.dub:3, ?:1, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Not really good: 37 votes (sub:19, dub:16, ?:2)
 Weak: 21 votes (dub:11, sub:8, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
 Bad: 18 votes (dub:9, sub:9)
 Awful: 7 votes (dub:5, sub:2)
 Worst ever: 5 votes (dub:3, sub:1, ?:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1028 users, rank: #1186 (of 9530)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 6.056 (Decent), std. dev.: 1.8807, rank: #7002 (of 9641)
Weighted mean: 6.035 (Decent), rank: #7030 (of 9641) (seen all: 6.04 / seen some: 5.82 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 6.075 (Decent), rank: #6249 (of 7239)
Running time: 82 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1988-10-25
Release dates: We have 8
Ending Theme:
"???" by Umeda Motoichi
Links: We have 1
The film's opening sword fight was featured in the 1995 film Johnny Mnemonic.
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Demon City Shinjuku (Blu-ray) 2020-07-28 (from $29.95)
DVD (Region 0)
    Demon City Shinjuku (DVD) 1998-12-01 (from $18.98)
DVD (Region 1)
    Creator Spotlight: Kawajiri Brick Pack (DVD) 2004-10-26
    Demon City Shinjuku (DVD) 2003-01-28 (from $12.34)
    Demon City Shinjuku (DVD) 2011-10-18 (from $22.45)
    Dynamite Dozen - 12-Pack (DVD) 2004-12-21
    Demon City Shinjuku [Sub] (LD) 1994-12-07
    Demon City Shinjuku (Dub.VHS) 2002-08-06 (from $18.95)
    Demon City Shinjuku (Sub.VHS) 2002-08-06 (from $49.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Script: Kaori Okamura
Original Work: Hideyuki Kikuchi
Character Design: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Art Director: Yūji Ikeda
Animation Director: Naoyuki Onda
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Director of Photography: Kinichi Ishikawa
Executive producer: Tadao Masumizu
Assistant Art Director: Akira Yamakawa
Assistant Director:
Hiroyuki Ebata
Morio Asaka
Color design: Yumiko Katayama
Editing: Harutoshi Ogata
Editing Assistant:
Osamu Toyosaki
Yukiko Itō
Finish Animation Cooperation: Young Suk Lee (Lee Production)
Planning: Kousuke Kuri
Production: Nobuo Takamizu
Production Advancement: Joji Matsue
Production manager: Masahiro Otake
Setting: Masao Maruyama
Sound Effects: Yukio Fukushima (uncredited)
Special Effects: Kunji Tanifuji
Hideyuki Hori as Kyoya Izayoi
Hiromi Tsuru as Sayaka Rama
Kiyoshi Kobayashi as Levi Ra

Kyōko Tongū as Chibi
Yūsaku Yara as Mephisto

Arisa Andou as Female Clerk
Asami Mukaidono as Female demon (Yin)
Banjō Ginga as Genichirou Izayoi
Hirohiko Kakegawa as Earth demon
Ichirō Nagai as Master Rai
Junko Hagimori as Girl
Kazumi Tanaka as TV Analyst
Kōji Totani as Man
Naoki Tatsuta as Water demon
Osamu Saka as
President Kozumi Rama
President Rama
Takeshi Aono as Old woman
Japanese companies
Animation: Madhouse
Animation Production: Madhouse
Backgrounds: Atelier BWCA
Casting Cooperation: Aoni Production
Film Processing: Imagica
In-Between Animation: AIC Iidabashi Studio
Photography Cooperation: Flame Pot
Production: Japan Home Video
Production Cooperation:
Video Art
Recording Studio: Toei Audio Visual Art Center
Sound Effects: Fukushima Sound
English staff
English cast
Translation: Neil Nadelman
Executive producer:
John Ledford (Sentai digital release)
John O'Donnell
Laurence Guinness
Toru Iwakami (Sentai digital release)
Griffin Vance (Sentai digital release)
John Ledford (Sentai digital release)
Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Stephanie Shalofsky

Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Casting Director: Jill Wilmot
Dubbing Coordination: Michael Bakewell
Dubbing Mixing: Trevor Barber
Menu Design: Gary Swarer (Discotek Blu-ray)
Packaging Design: Brady Hartel (Discotek Blu-ray)
Crystal Ruiz (Sentai digital release)
Janice Williams (Sentai digital release)
Joey Goubeaud (Sentai digital release)
Son Phan Le (Sentai digital release)
Production Assistant:
Alexandra Bedford (Sentai digital release)
Bryson Baugus (Sentai digital release)
E.W. Rector, III (Sentai digital release)
Iman Kibble (Sentai digital release)
Luke La Padula (Sentai digital release)
Marc Levy (Discotek Blu-ray)
Mariana Valverde (Sentai digital release)
Ned Gayle (Sentai digital release)
Ryan Anthony (Sentai digital release)
Quality Control: Brian Mah
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison
Script Adaptation: George Roubicek
Subtitle Adaptation: Logan Rebholz (Discotek Blu-ray)
Subtitling: Janice Williams (Sentai digital release)
Supervising Translator: Natalie Jones (Sentai digital release)
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch (Sentai digital release)
Bob Sessions as Levih Rah
Brad Lavelle as Kyoya Izayoi
Teresa Gallagher as Sayaka Rama

Alan Sherman as Chibi 
Alex McSweeney as Chibi
Gareth Armstrong as Mephisto

Brian Note as
President Kozumi Rama (uncredited)
Rapist (uncredited)
George Little as Master Rai
Harry Ditson as TV Anchor (uncredited)
Sharon Holm as
Hag (uncredited)
Waitress (uncredited)
Teresa Gallagher as Little Girl (uncredited)
English companies
Additional Production: Sentai Studios (Sentai digital release)
Broadcaster: Sci-Fi Channel
Digital Download: Direct2Drive
Image Entertainment (LaserDisc)
Madman Entertainment (Australia/New Zealand)
Internet Streaming:
AnimeLab (Australia & New Zealand)
HIDIVE (via Sentai Filmworks)
Midnight Pulp
RetroCrush (via Discotek Media)
Licensed by:
Central Park Media (expired)
Discotek Media (2011)
Manga Entertainment (United Kingdom and Ireland; Australia and New Zealand)
Sentai Filmworks (2020; Digital & Streaming only)
Subtitles: Captions, Inc.
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Patrick Borg

Adaptation: Helene Vanura
Eric Legrand as Kyoya Izayoi
Jean-Luc Torre as Levih Rah
Vanina Pradier as Sayaka Rama

Jackie Berger as Chibi
Patrick Borg as Genishiro

Bernard Métraux as Maître Rai
Bertrand Métraux as Maitre Rai 
French companies
Broadcaster: Nolife (from 2 January 2011)
Manga Video
Dubbing: S.T.A.R.T.
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer:
Jorge Gabarró Frau (Selecta Visión)
Luis de Val (Manga Films)
Angel de Gracia as Kyoya Izayoi (Spain dub)
Carles Lladó as Kyoya Izayoi (Catalan dub)
Isabel Valls as Sayaka Rama (Catalan dub)
Jorge Varela as Levi Ra (Catalan dub)
Mercedes Diemand-Hartz as Sayaka Rama (Spain dub)
Miguel Rey as Levih Rah (Spain dub)

Alberto Mieza as Mephisto (Spain dub)
Alfonso Vallés as Mephisto (Catalan dub)
Félix Benito as Rai Aguni (Catalan dub)
Gemma Ibáñez as Chibi (Catalan dub)
Juana Molina as Chibi (Spain dub)

Esperança Domènech as Estafadora (Catalan dub)
Fernando Ulloa as Master Rai Aguni (Spain dub)
Francesc Rocamora as Reporter (Catalan dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Yin (Catalan dub)
Paco Valls as Atracador (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Buzz Channel (Spain)
Calle 13 (Spain)
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain; VHS)
Dubbing Studio: Seimar RLM (Catalan dub)
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Raffaele Farina
Emanuela Pacotto as Sayaka Rama
Patrizio Prata as Kyoya Izayoi
Pietro Ubaldi as Rebi Ra

Enrico Maggi as Mephisto
Luca Bottale as Chibi

Anna Maria Tulli as Demone Servitore
Maurizio Scattorin as Master Rai
Patrizia Scianca as Demone Servitore
Raffaele Farina as Voce narrante
Tony Fuochi as
Demone Servitore
Genichiro Izayoi
Presidente Kozumi Rama
Italian companies
Polygram Video
Internet Streaming:
Amazon Prime Video (Anime Generation)
Anime Generation
German staff
German cast
Christoph Jablonka as Levi Rah
Marc Stachel as Kyoya Izayoi
Shandra Schadt as Sayaka Rama

Michael Habeck as Rai Aguni
Walter von Hauff as Mephisto
German companies
Distributor: SP Vision

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