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Wicked City (movie)

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Alternative title:
Demon Beast City
La cite interdite (French)
La città delle bestie incantatrici (Italian)
Monster City
Poderes Eróticos (Portuguese)
Supernatural Beast City
Yoju toshi (Japanese)
妖獣都市 (Japanese)
요수도시 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: For centuries, a secret peace treaty has existed between Earth and The Black World, a parallel dimension populated by shape-changers possessing awesome supernatural powers. But now, that pact is up for renewal and a militant faction from the Black World plans to do everything in their power to stop the treaty from being signed. The fate of the world now rests in the ability of a pair of special agents, one a human, the other a shape-changer from the distaff dimension, to make sure things go according to plan.
User Ratings: 658 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 22 votes (dub:12, sub:9, raw:1)
 Excellent: 54 votes (dub:26, sub:26, raw:1, others:1
1 Russian dubbed
 Very good: 96 votes (sub:49, dub:43, others:4
1 French dubbed
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Good: 168 votes (sub:82, dub:71, raw:5, ?:4, edit.dub:1, others:5
2 Spanish subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
 Decent: 129 votes (sub:70, dub:53, ?:2, others:4
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Italian edited dub
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 So-so: 57 votes (sub:29, dub:24, ?:1, edit.dub:1, others:2
1 Italian dubbed
1 Spanish dubbed
 Not really good: 46 votes (sub:28, dub:14, edit.dub:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Italian dubbed
1 Italian subtitled
 Weak: 36 votes (sub:20, dub:14, ?:2)
 Bad: 28 votes (sub:16, dub:12)
 Awful: 13 votes (sub:6, dub:6, edit.dub:1)
 Worst ever: 9 votes (dub:5, sub:4)
Seen in part or in whole by 1184 users, rank: #1025 (of 9525)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.185 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.1457, rank: #6677 (of 9642)
Weighted mean: 6.123 (Decent), rank: #6795 (of 9642) (seen all: 6.17 / seen some: 3.43 / won't finish: 2.90)
Bayesian estimate: 6.150 (Decent), rank: #6145 (of 7315)
Running time: 80 minutes
1993-08-20 (U.S.)
Premiere date:
1987-04-25 (Japan)
2002-01-18 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
Release dates: We have 7
Ending Theme:
"HOLD ME IN THE SHADOW" by Hitomi Tōyama
Insert song:
"IT'S NOT EASY" by Hitomi Tōyama
Links: We have 8
Trivia: We have 2
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Wicked City (Blu-ray) 2020-09-29 (from $29.11)
DVD (Region 1)
    Wicked City (DVD) 2000-11-07 (from $8.80)
    Wicked City - Remastered Special Edition (DVD) 2016-01-26 (from $12.91)
    Wicked City - Black Guard (Novel 1) 2009-07-01 (from $7.99)
    Wicked City - The Other Side (Novel 2) 2010-06-08 (from $69.98)
    Wicked City - The Scarlet Clan (Novel 3) 2010-11-09 (from $110.00)
    Wicked City (Dub.VHS) 1999-12-07 (from $49.95)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Screenplay: Kisei Chō
Music: Osamu Shōji
Original Work: Hideyuki Kikuchi
Character Design: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Art Director: Kazuo Oga
Animation Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Director of Photography: Kinichi Ishikawa
Animation Check: Masashi Kaneko
Assistant Animation Director: Masaki Takei
Assistant Director:
Hiroyuki Fukushima
Naoko Kusumi
Color setting: Michiyo Iriomote
Editing: Harutoshi Ogata
Editing Assistant:
Osamu Toyosaki
Yukiko Itō
Insert Song Arrangement: Seiichi Kyōda
Insert Song Composition: Takashi Tsushimi
Insert Song Lyrics: Hitomi Tooyama (It's Not Easy)
Insert Song Performance: Hitomi Tooyama (It's Not Easy)
Music producer: Kazuo Kogure
Production Advancement: Masahiro Otake
Production Affairs: Nobuko Maruyama
Production manager: Kazunobu Shimizu
Production Supervision: Yasuo Takahashi
Setting: Masao Maruyama
Sound Effects: Yukio Fukushima (uncredited)
Special Effects: Kunji Tanifuji
Theme Song Arrangement: Seiichi Kyōda
Theme Song Composition: Yoshihiro Ida
Theme Song Lyrics: Machiko Ryū (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Hitomi Tooyama (ED)
Toshiko Fujita as Makie
Yūsaku Yara as Renzaburo Taki

Ichirō Nagai as Guiseppe Maiyart
Mari Yokoo as Spider Woman
Takeshi Aono as Mr. Shadow

Arisa Andou as Soap Girl
Asami Mukaidono as Makai Woman
Bin Shimada as
Demon B
Mr. Shadow's Thugs
Ginzō Matsuo as Demon A
Ikuya Sawaki as Bartender
Kazuhiko Kishino as Hospital Director
Kenichi Ogata as Male Co-Worker
Kōji Totani as Jin
Masato Hirano as Doctor
Naoko Watanabe as Secretary
Seiko Nakano as Female Co-Worker
Tamio Ohki as Hotel owner
Yasuo Muramatsu as Company President
Yūsaku Yara as Narrator
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Madhouse
Casting Cooperation: Aoni Production
Distributor: Joy Pack Film
Film Developing: Toei Chemical Industry
Production: Japan Home Video
Production Cooperation:
Video Art
Recording: Tokyo TV Center
Sound Effects: Fukushima Sound
Soundtrack Production: Columbia Records
English cast
English staff
ADR Director:
Carl Macek (Streamline Pictures dub)
Gregory Snegoff (Streamline Pictures dub)
Michael Bakewell (Manga UK dub)
Gregory Snegoff
Greta Mitchell (Manga UK dub)
Translation: Noelle Siddall (Discotek Blu-ray)
Executive producer:
John Ledford (Sentai digital release)
Laurence Guinness
Toru Iwakami (Sentai digital release)
Brady Hartel (Discotek DVD; Discotek Blu-ray)
Carl Macek
Griffin Vance (Sentai digital release)
John Ledford (Sentai digital release)
Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)

Additional Subtitle Editing: Brady Hartel (Discotek Blu-ray)
Additional Translation: Steven Siddall (Discotek DVD)
Associate producer: Elaine Morland (Discotek Blu-ray)
Audio Restoration: Brady Hartel (Discotek Blu-ray)
Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Blu-ray Encoding: Justin Sevakis (Discotek Blu-ray)
Casting: Jill Wilmot
Commentary: Mike Toole (Discotek DVD)
Design Director: Brady Hartel (Discotek DVD)
Dubbing Mixing: Richard King
Final Remix: Mark Eddel
Marketing Coordinator: Svea Macek
Menu Breakdown: Gary Swarer (Discotek Blu-ray)
Menu Layout: Gary Swarer (Discotek Blu-ray)
Post Production:
Scott Narrie
Tom Merchant
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)
Ian Wright (Discotek DVD; Discotek Blu-ray)
Iman Kibble (Sentai digital release)
Logan Rebholz (Discotek Blu-ray)
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)
Steven Siddall (Discotek DVD)
Production manager: Jerry Beck
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison
Recording engineer: David Walsh
Script Adaptation: Greta Mitchell
Special Features Subtitles: Steven Siddall (Discotek DVD)
Special Thanks To:
Jose Argumedo (Discotek DVD)
Mike Toole (Discotek DVD)
Russell Smith (Discotek DVD)
Subtitle Editing: Ian Wright (Discotek Blu-ray)
Subtitle Editor: Steven Siddall (Discotek DVD)
Subtitle Timing:
Ian Wright (Discotek DVD; Discotek Blu-ray)
Subtitling: Janice Williams (Sentai digital release)
Supervising Translator: Ian Fagen (Sentai digital release)
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch (Sentai digital release)
Unit Publicist: Fred Patten
Gaye Kruger as Makie (Streamline Dub)
Gregory Snegoff as Taki Renzaburo (Streamline Dub)
Stuart Miller as Taki
Tammy Holloway as Makie

Michael Reynolds as Guiseppe Maiyart
Ronald Baker as Mr. Shadow

Adam Henderson as
Doctor (uncredited; Manga UK Dub)
Joe (Ken; uncredited; Manga UK Dub)
Alexandra Kenworthy as Co-Worker (Streamline Dub)
Bill Richards as Manager
Bob Sessions as
Hotel Manager (Manga UK dub)
Male Co-Worker (uncredited; Manga UK Dub)
Narrator (Manga UK dub)
Brian Note as Jin (uncredited; Manga UK Dub)
Carl Macek as Demon B (uncredited; Streamline Dub)
David Povall as Hotel Manager (Streamline Dub)
Douglas Blackwell as Clinic Director (uncredited; Manga UK Dub)
Ed Mannix as
Clinic Director (uncredited; Streamline Dub)
Healer (Streamline Dub)
Edie Mirman as Spider-Woman (Streamline Dub)
Eleni Kelakos as Secretary
Frank Catalano as Airport Announcer (Streamline Pictures dub)
George Littlewood as Maiyart
Gregory Snegoff as Narrator (Streamline Dub)
Jason Klassi as Ken (Streamline Pictures dub)
Jeff Winkless as Demon Radicals Leader (Streamline Dub)
John Dantona as Doctor (uncredited; Streamline Dub)
Joyce Kurtz as Soap Girl (uncredited; Streamline Dub)
Kerrigan Mahan as Jin (uncredited; Streamline Dub)
Lisa Robinson as
Demon Temptress (Manga UK Dub)
Kanako (Manga UK)
Spiderwoman (Manga UK)
Melora Harte as
Female Co-Worker (uncredited; Streamline Dub)
Soap Girl (Streamline Dub) 
Michael McConnohie as Demon A (uncredited; Streamline Dub)
Pamela Merrick as
Female Co-Worker (uncredited; Manga UK Dub)
Soap Girl (uncredited; Manga UK Dub)
Philip Goug as President
Robert V. Barron as Black Guard President (Streamline Dub)
Steve Kramer as Male Co-Worker (uncredited; Streamline Dub)
Tammy Holloway as Co-Worker (Manga UK Dub)

Adam Henderson (Manga UK dub)
Frank Catlano (Streamline Dub)
Jason Klassi (Streamline Dub)
English companies
Additional Production:
Sentai Studios (Sentai digital release)
TwistyGadget (Discotek Blu-ray)
Blu-ray Menu Design: TwistyGadget (Discotek Blu-ray)
Broadcaster: OuterMax
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Urban Vision
DVD Menu Design: TwistyGadget (Discotek DVD)
Internet Streaming:
AnimeLab (Australia and New Zealand)
Crackle (Dubbed)
HIDIVE (United States and Canada)
Midnight Pulp
Pluto TV
Tubi TV
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2015)
Manga Entertainment (United Kingdom and Ireland; Australia and New Zealand)
Sentai Filmworks (2020; Digital & Streaming only)
Streamline Pictures (Expired)
Urban Vision (Expired)
Packaging Design:
TwistyGadget (Discotek DVD; Discotek Blu-ray)
Recording Facility:
Screenmusic Studios (Streamline Pictures dub)
French staff
French cast
ADR Director:
Christophe Delmas (2nd dub)
Philippe Ogouz (1st dub)

Adaptation: Réjane Schauffelberger (2nd dub)
Celine Monsarrat as Makie (1st dub)
Isabelle Ganz as Makie (2nd dub)
Philippe Ogouz as Terry Ranson (1st dub)
Serge Faliu as Taki (2nd dub)

Christian Pelissier as Shadown (2nd dub)
Henri Labussière as Dr Joseph Maiyart (2nd dub)
Martine Meirhaeghe as La Femme Araignée (2nd dub)
Michel Leroyer as Shadown (1st dub)
Michèle André as La Femme Araignée (1st dub)
Pierre Trabaud as Dr Joseph Maiyart (1st dub)

Bernard Woringer as Maître d'hôtel (2nd dub)
Claude Dasset as Chef de la garde noire (1st dub)
Georges Atlas as Docteur (1st dub)
Gérard Dessalles as Narrateur (1st dub)
Gérard Surugue as
Assassin 2 (1st dub)
Jim (1st dub)
Joseph Falcucci as Chef de la garde noire (2nd dub)
Luc Florian as
Assassin 1 (1st dub)
Barman (1st dub)
Michèle André as Hypnotiseuse (1st dub)
René Renot as Directeur de l'hôtel (1st dub)

Bernard Métraux (2nd dub)
French companies
Broadcaster: Nolife
Dagobert (1st dub - from 1991)
Manga Video (2nd dub - from 1995)
S.T.A.R.T. (2nd dub)
SOFI (1st dub)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer: Luis de Val (Manga Films)
M. Carmen Alarcón as Makie (Catalan dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Makie (Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel as Renzaburo Taki (Spain dub)
Santi Lorenz as Renzaburo Taki (Catalan dub)

Alberto Trifol as Giuseppe Mayart (Spain dub)
Félix Benito as Giuseppe Mayart (Catalan dub)
Joan Crosas as Mr. Shadow (Spain dub)
Montse Puga as Spider Woman (Catalan dub)
Ricky Coello as Mr. Shadow (Catalan dub)
Silvia Castelló as Spider Woman (Spain dub)

Aleix Estadella as
Bartender (Spain dub)
Demon A (Spain dub)
Demon B (Spain dub)
Doctor (Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Jin (Spain dub)
Domenech Farell as Hotel Manager (Catalan dub)
Joaquim Sota as Joe (Catalan dub)
José Antequera as Company President (Catalan dub; Spain dub)
José Luis Barcelona as
Hospital Director (Spain dub)
Male Co-Worker (Spain dub)
Narrator (Spain dub)
Lluis Marco as Hotel Manager (Spain dub)
Miryam Guilimany as Female Co-Worker (Spain dub)
Montserrat Roig as Soap Girl (Catalan dub)
Reyes Serrano as
Demon Woman (Spain dub)
Soap Girl (Spain dub)
Sílvia Gómez as Demon Woman (Catalan dub)
Toni Moreno as Jin (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Calle 13 (Spain)
TV3 (Televisió de Catalunya)
Llamentol (Spain; DVD)
Manga Films (Spain; VHS)
Selecta Visión (Spain)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director:
Fabrizio Mazzotta (first dub)
Paolo Cortese
Irene Cantoni (first dub)
Kazuya Fujimura
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo

Dubbing Assistant:
Andrea Moresco (first dub)
Elisabetta Cortese
Dubbing Engineer:
Enzo Mandara (first dub)
Paolo Nagy
Andrea Pochini
Enzo Mandara (first dub)
Andrea Moresco (first dub)
Laura Rubin
Cinzia De Carolis as Makie (first dub)
Francesco Prando as Genzaburo Taki (first dub)

Francesco Bulckaen as Dr. Giuseppe Maiato
Massimo Gentile as Dr. Giuseppe Maiato (first dub)

Alida Milana as Kanako
Andrea Ward as Jin
Barbara Berengo Gardin as Kanako/Spider Woman
Gabriele Carrara as Jin (first dub)
Gino Pagnani as Manager (first dub)
Giorgio Locuratolo as Barman
Irene Di Valmo as Geisha
Mario Bombardieri as Shadow Man
Massimo Gentile as Giuseppe Maiyart
Paola Majano as Kanako/Spider Woman (first dub)
Pietro Biondi as Professore
Saverio Moriones as Shadow Man (first dub)

Italian companies
German cast
German staff
Veronika Neugebauer as Makie (new dub)

Daniel Werner as Ken / Joe
Hans-Gerd Kilbinger as Doctor in Spirit Centre
Heinz Ostermann as Taki's Boss
Jürg Löw as Hotel Manager
Kai Taschner as Maiyart (new dub)
Karlheinz Tafel as Maiyart
Volker Wolf as Shadow

German companies
Ascot (rental video)
Polygram Germany
SP Vision
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Distributor: Top Tape (VHS)
Portuguese cast
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
Distributor: PolyGram (VHS)
Swedish cast

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