Standard Jin-roh: The Wolf Brigade Blu-ray Released Monday

posted on by Andrew Osmond
Dark alternate-history film directed by Hiroyuki Okiura, written by Mamoru Oshii

On Monday March 30, Anime Limited will release a standard Blu-ray edition of the 1998 film Jin-Roh - The Wolf Brigade, directed by Hiroyuki Okiura from a script by Mamoru Oshii.

Anime Limited summarises the film:

"From writer Mamoru Oshii and animation studio Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell) comes this thought-provoking modern classic military drama directed by Hiroyuki Okiura (A Letter to Momo).

"In an imagined alternate history of 1950s Japan, Kazuki Fuse works as a member of a special police unit in the midst of riots and social disorder that plague the totalitarian society he serves. Bearing witness to the horrific suicide of a young girl in the midst of a police operation, Fuse is haunted by what he's seen - a mental burden which sees him sent for re-evaluation by the police force for his inaction in the line of duty.

"As he struggles to come to terms with the horrors he's witnessed, Fuse meets the sister of the girl whose life he saw snuffed out before him, bringing about an unlikely friendship that leaves him questioning not only what is right, but also the reality he sees before him."

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