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Wicked City
Wicked City
Wicked City
Anime DVD Review

Absolutely one of the most excellent anime films of all time, Wicked City was the progenitor of all gothic-inspired horror/action films that came after (including the recent Blood the Last Vampire). The art is spectacular and unusual because most of the colors are very dark and muted: lots of blues, purples and blacks, which contribute in no small way to the many creepy moments in the film.

Warning - NOT for kids!Highly stylized, slickly drawn and tremendously animated, "Wicked City" revolves around two agents, one Human and one Black World Warrior and their assignment - to bodyguard a bigwig coming to sign a 500-year treaty between the two worlds. Protecting him draws the two agents into a series of exceedingly violent encounters with demon "radicals" who oppose the treaty. But the real way of binding the two worlds together in peace lies with something other than a contract.

Warning - absolutely not for kids as blood and gore fly amid scenes of rape, torture, shootings, slashings, and exploding bodies. It's one of our favorites!

Below: Images from Wicked City (warning: the movie is much more graphic than what we're showing here).

Wicked City

Wicked City

Reviewed by Brian Cirulnick, April 2003

Wicked City

Wicked City Website Links:

Official Website of Wicked City US Distributor

Wicked City entry at Internet Movie Database

Wicked City entry at Anime On DVD

Wicked City (Movie) entry at Anime News Network

Wicked City entry at Wikipedia

Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Director) entry at Wikipedia

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