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Demon City Shinjuku

Alt titles: Makai Toshi Shinjuku

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Years ago, a great unholy rift opened in the center of Tokyo, turning Shinjuku into a demon-infested slum. At that time, a great warrior fought their leader, but was defeated. Now, the unholy forces reach out, targeting the one man who can bring peace to the war-torn world... a young boy must now do what his father could not--defeat the evil that lives inside Demon City Shinjuku!

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Demon City Shinjuku 2002 TBD
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Demon City Shinjuku halfdan 7/10 Mar 31, 2010
Makai Toshi Shinjuku halfdan 7/10 Mar 31, 2010

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Wicked City

Wicked City
  • Movie (1 ep x 82 min)
  • 1987

In the near future, the human world exists parallel to a parallel world of demons and dark magic. The two have long abided by an uneasy peace treaty, but its time is almost up, and a new one has to be negotiated. Now, two agents--a top human agent and a beautiful assassin from the other world--must protect the only man who can seal the treaty from dark world renegades or die trying!

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NekoRocket
Wicked City takes a different spin on the human-demon interaction than Demon City Shinjuku does, however they both rely heavily on the combat and romances that develop in each. both have the same gritty, 80's style animation that characterizes some of the more violently graphic anime movies.
OldMan

Everyone that liked Demon City Shinjuku will absolutely love Wicked City. The atmosphere in both movies is alike, except that Wicked City goes much further in matters of darkness, violence, characters, and the story of course. It's an absolute treat for any fan of anime horror.

cerberus38

Wicked City and Demon City Shinjuku are older anime films that both focus on a male and female protagonist battling against demons in order to save the world. Both films have a similar dark feeling to them and belong to the same genre, so if you like one then you'll definitely like the other.

takuhii

Again a movie that features a demons trying to take over the world theme.This time the humans are trying to negotiate a peace treaty, whereas a different approach to Demon City Shinjuku, the premise is the same, and the hero ends up doing something unusual to save the day.

ZetsubouKaiji

These are both 90s anime that rely on blood, gore and some nudity to keep audiences entertained. In both cases the plots are thin to the point of being non-existent and the characters are all cliches without much else to them. If you're looking for some mindless action and gore then either of these movies should suit your needs. 

Kurozuka

Kurozuka

In feudal Japan, Kurou and his servant Benkei are fleeing from Kurou's elder brother, who has recently ascended to the throne. In a forest, they come across a house and a strange woman by the name of Kuromitsu, who agrees to harbor them under one condition: that they do not peer into the inner chambers. Soon, they are attacked by the Red Army; they are searching for Kuromitsu, whose blood holds immortality. Fatally wounded, Kurou drinks some of Kuromitsu's blood and gains immortality along with strange abilities; but shortly after, Kurou is seemingly decapitated and wakes up centuries later in a ruined city. In this twisted future the Red Army is omnipresent and still searching for Kuromitsu’s blood, while a rebel army seeks to keep them from acquiring it. With threats at every turn and fueled by his obsession, Kurou sets forth to find Kuromitsu and seek his revenge on the Red Army.

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valondar

Kurozuka starts out fairly promising with its weird supernatural blend but descends into a mess as unrepentantly laughable as it is incoherent, Demon City Shinjuku more or less starts out at this level - though it even it never really reaches the depths of utter idiocy to which Kurozuka descends. You want finely-polished, moody gothic crap from the studio Madhouse? Look no further.

ZetsubouKaiji

These are two anime that put action and gore at their forefront without much thought put into their plot. Kurozuka tries to have a more complex plot but falls flat on it's face. Demon City doesn't even pretend to care about plot, it goes with something very simple making it an excuse to string it's actions sequences together. Both these anime descend into the mindless action territory. If you're looking for something that you can watch with your brain turned off and just want to see some action then both of these are good choices.

Ninja Scroll

Ninja Scroll
  • Movie (1 ep x 92 min)
  • 1993

Jubei Kibagami is just a wandering swordsman minding his own business... until fate lands him in the middle of a battle with the terrifying Devils of Kimon! Now the fate of all of Japan lies in the hands of a vagabond samurai, a deadly female ninja and a perverted old monk as they take on an enemy who is, literally, immortal.

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afrowolf

For fans of swordplay, demon hoards, gorgeous hand-painted anime, you'll likely find lots of similar features in this film. This shares the same director and the one of the same production companies, Madhouse. The themes are quite similar, too: a lone swordsman in a quasi-reality word, facing unbeatable odds, but with hidden inner powers that develop throughout the film. This one features sexual content, and more than a bit more ultraviolence. The director, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, has surpassed himself here.

ZetsubouKaiji

These are both movies done in the style of the 90s. There's a lot of blood, gore and nudity. The action is well animated and is fun to watch. Demon City is a lot less entertaining than Ninja Scroll. Demon City has a non-sense plot that just serves to string the various scenes together. Ninja Scroll's plot is nothing fancy but it has a bit more substance to it.

If you enjoyed Demon City, then you should check out Ninja Scrolls, it's a much better movie.

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Battle Royal High School

Battle Royal High School
  • OVA (1 ep x 60 min)
  • 1987

Hyoudo is a ‘typical' high school boy who carries out his martial arts battles wearing a jaguar mask. However, there's more to Hyoudo than meets the eye - he's also the counterpart to a Demon Master named Byoudo from the dark realm, and soon comes to be possessed by the evil force! As if that isn't strange enough, there's also an evil Fairy Master whose goal is to spread her nests of bloodthirsty offspring, a pair of space time continuum enforcers, a sword-slinging demon hunter and tentacle monsters galore. Will the Demon Master Byoudo or Fairy Master succeed in taking over Earth, or can they be stopped?

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ZetsubouKaiji

If you're looking for some mindless violence with a heaping serving of nudity then Battle Royal and Demon City are the anime you are looking for. 

The plots of these shows are quite different, but both these anime aren't really about the plot anyway. The story serves as an excuse to get to the action sequences which are gory to the extreme with characters constantly exploding in fountains of blood and guts. Both these anime feature macho protagonists fighting grotesque looking monsters in fast paced fight scenes. 

If you're looking for some blood and guts in your anime then these titles are for you. 

Bio Hunter

Bio Hunter
  • OVA (1 ep x 60 min)
  • 1995

Koshigaya and Komada are professors by day, but at night, they are Bio Hunters. Their mission? Hunt down people infected with the ellusive Demon Virus, and destroy it. Things become complicated when the two become entangled with the fate of Sayaka, a woman whose grandfather is a famous psychic. With powerful enemies on their trail, they must find Sayaka's lost relative to hear his prophecy, or die trying!

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valondar

Two dark trashy anime works from Madhouse and the mind of Ninja Scroll auteur Yoshiaki Kawajiri, full of weird monsters and weird stuff going down. Neither are good really but if you liked one on one level you're sure to enjoy the other.