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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
It is the 25th century and the evil Boskone empire is invading our galaxy. Standing against the aggressors are the Galactic Patrol and their elite warriors the Lensmen – those who are given special powers by the Lens, a strange device embedded on their wrists. One Lensman steals enemy secrets and hides them in his Lens, but dies before he can deliver this information to the Patrol; his Lens transfers to Kimball Kinnison, an inexperienced farm boy. Teaming up with his alien friend Van Buskirk and the Patrolwoman Clarissa MacDougall, Kimball must finish the Lensman’s mission – before the Boskones kill him!
This might seem an odd recommendation - Shinjuku is dark and revels in its gory horror atmosphere, while Lensman is pretty sanitised space opera action. But they're both adolescent power fantasies where the hero is given a vaguely defined power (connected to his father in some way) that allows him to deus ex machina the hell out of his problems. Stupid, mediocre but passable action flicks from Ninja Scroll director Yoshiaki Kawajiri.
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.
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.