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Discotek Adds Demon City Shinjuku Anime

posted on by Egan Loo
Ninja Scroll's Kawajiri directed video anime of novel by Vampire Hunter D's Kikuchi

The North American home video distributor Discotek announced on Wednesday that it will release the Demon City Shinjuku anime. Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Ninja Scroll) directed this 1988 original video anime adaptation of a classic horror novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi (Vampire Hunter D) at the Studio Madhouse. Discotek describes its release as a "remastered special edition."

In the story, a man named Levih Rah has created a Demon City in Tokyo's Shinjuku district, and he aims to destroy the entire planet. Sayaka Rama vows to take on Levih Rah to rescue her captive father, and she comes to Demon City with a teenager named Kyoya and the mythical figure Mephisto.

Central Park Media once released this anime on video tape and DVD in North America before filing for bankruptcy. Digital Media licensed the original novel, while ADV Manga released Shin-ichi Hosoma's manga adaptation.

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