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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade [Blu-ray] [1998]

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  • Release Date: 01/27/2015
  • Rating: NR
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    Jin-Roh
    Jin-Roh is an animated film which grew from a story and script by Mamoru Oshii, one of the leading creative artists of Japanese animation. However, director Hiroyuki Okiura deviated from the genre norms in focusing on the humanization of a macho killer. The action takes place in the Japan of the mid-fifties. Ten years after World War II, the country is in a state of strife. Emergency measures to boost Japan's economy have created some disturbing social problems. In Tokyo, special units of an elite police force known as the Metro Police are engaged in a bitter struggle with armed anti-government guerrillas. Any act of violence is reciprocated with more violence. Police officer Kazuki Fushe is a member of one such special unit, known among guerrillas as "Cerberus" and particularly feared for their striking power. Fushe's assignment is to crush the members of a guerrilla group known as "The Sect." During one of his rounds, Fushe meets a young woman on a kamikaze mission who has already activated the bomb she is wearing. Following her death, he can't get her image out of his mind and begins to visit her grave, where he meets another woman who looks like her. She is the sister of the dead girl and has her own reasons for getting closer to Fushe. The plot of the film is very complex, involving several ambiguities which are disquieting at the outset. But gradually, the vision of the director comes through, offering food for thought even in the most violent scenes. Jin-Roh was screened as part of the Panorama section of the 49th International Berlin Film Festival, 1999. ~ Gönül Dönmez-Colin, Rovi

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    • Yoshikatsu Fujiki
      Yoshikatsu Fujiki



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Amazing anime

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      IcedEarth
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      Simply put, this is my personal favorite anime of all time. Don't expect a whole lot of action, although there is some, this is much more of a drama. For me it's the story, the characters, the music, and the ending. If you like a good character study that asks what the nature of "man" is, you should like this.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Jin-Roh

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      Roach123
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      Awesome Japanese animation. Great action scenes.Good story line.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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