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!
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!
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.
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.
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
Both movies have a lot of action and gore with increasingly grotesque creatures with strange powers. Akira has a better plot and characters, but both movies provide action aplenty.
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!
Works of Yoshiaki Kawajiri aimed at a mature audiece who are not afraid of violent behaviour and gritty, darker takes on life, Wicked City and Bio Hunter have a common supernatural sort of "underworld" feel which may appeal to a similar kind of viewer.
Both of these films follow the main protagonists chasing and battling against demonic monsters and conspiracies. Wicked City has a darker tone but both films have a similar feeling. If this kind of thing rocks your boat then check out these films.
Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.
Both Wicked City and GANTZ rate fairly high on the WTF and ick meters, for similar reasons.
Both have unseen worlds running parallell to the human world - in Wicked City, it is a world of demons, and in GANTZ it's aliens, but both are used as foils for exploring the complexity of human nature running the gamut from apathy and immorality to leadership and high ideals.
Blatant sexuality? Check. Gratuitous violence? Check. Besides the dark supernatural elements that Gantz and Wicked City share, neither of these anime apologize for the extremes to which they take us. Furthermore, they don't have to, as both shows take us on a wild ride that evokes non-stop excitement.
If over the top violence gives you a rush, and uncensored sexuality doesn't phaze you, Gantz and Wicked City are your tickets to an experience you'll soon want to repeat!
Colin Macleod is dead; or at least, he was for a time. For Colin is an immortal who cannot die and holds a heavy burden: the love of his life, Moya, was crucified in the ancient times of Rome by the conquering Marcus Octavius, and for that he will not rest until he gets his vengeance. Throughout the centuries, Colin dies and is reborn with one wish alone: to kill Marcus where he stands for destroying his reason to live. Now, in a post-apocalyptic present where the world is flooded and monsters roam the streets, Colin has managed to track down Marcus yet again; and with the help of an unlikely prostitute, he might finally have the power to exact his revenge...
Wicked City and Highlander are science fiction at its best. Yoshiaki Kawajiri creates yet another two classics. Sex and violence are on the menu in both these movies, and they have great storylines.
If you like anime with a lot of gore and action then these two movies are for you. They both have simple stories that get more convoluted as they go along. However, the story is just an excuse for actions scenes with various villains. The fights and animation on both are decent. Both movies will satisfy action junkies, even if there isn't much depth to the plots.