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Urban Vision
» Running Time
80 minutes
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Wicked City

» written by Wai Yung (Wayne) Chim [Discuss]

There is Earth, our familiar world, and then there is the Black World, a parallel dimension that very few people are aware of. For centuries, a pact between the two worlds has been observed to maintain peace, and terms must be negotiated and renewed soon to continue the relative harmony. This time around, there is a militant faction that will stop at nothing to prevent the signing of a new treaty for inter-dimensional peace. Two agents of the elite organization known as the Black Guards - defenders of the balance between the two worlds - are charged with insuring the success of the treaty.

Wicked City, to me has always been an Anime that is mysterious. I have heard about it, but I never had the urge to watch it. Everyone that I know that had watched Wicked City always talked about the ‘rape scenes.’ In my opinion, that is all they cared. I bet they never took time to acknowledge the cool and addictive story Wicked City posses. Director Yoshiaki Kawajiri (same director that did Ninja Scroll) has done a wonderful job in merging action, eroticism and graphic horror into Wicked City. There was not a point where it was boring in the 82 minutes of run time.

Lets look into the story. Taki, a Black Guard is assigned to an assignment that involves in protecting the person that is responsible for signing the new peace treaty between the two worlds. After arriving at the airport he runs into some trouble and was later on saved by his assignment partner, Makie. Makie is a Black Guard from the Black World (meaning she is a demon), with killer looks. The story gets deeper by the scenes and attracts the viewers with fast paced action, then touches it up with a little eroticism. I can safely say, ‘Wicked City has old school animation, but every other element that Wicked City has, blanks out that thought. In the end, creating something that is totally new to the audience.’

The Breakdown
I have hardly seen any Anime with old school animation, impress me. Wicked City will be a title, that will leave a lasting mark on me.


» The Pros
Fast paced, attractive story and good action scenes.

» The Cons
Things get a little freaky at times, you might get scared! (just kidding)

» Animation
Wicked City's animation is pretty out of date. But it still does not fail to impress me a bit.

» Sound
Good sound effects and is digitally remastered in 5.1.

» Story
A very addicting story, and it completely fools the audience in a way in the end.

» Recommend
You have to watch this at least once in your life time. Wicked City is that good!


» Other Information
Language: English/Japanese language with English Subtitles

Character Bios, Interview with Director Yoshiaki Kawajiri, UV trailers.

Nicely done, shows both Makie and Taki.



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