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Wicked City 1987

  • Yoshiaki Kawajiri
  • April 19, 1987
  • 82 mins
  • Japanese
  • Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
For centuries a treaty has existed between the human world and the realm of the demons.
This animated Japanese film is a dark, adult-oriented thriller. A peace treaty between the Earth and the Black World, a parallel universe of spider-like aliens is coming to an end. Two cops, Taki, a human male, and Maki, a female alien, are assigned to protect a diplomat who will help secure another treaty. A radical group of aliens from the Black World are out to assassinate the diplomat and prevent the treaty; only the bond that forms between the two cops can save the Earth from destruction. Sex is strongly associated with violence in many graphic scenes; although this is intended to play a symbolic role, this theme is used excessively. The story is effective, but the film is definitely not for children or anyone easily offended.


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i loved the urban and dark atmosphere, but the reproduction of rape culture and sexism is wicked indeed. also, the story line is very thin tbh.

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It's really hard to discuss what this film is like - the artwork and atmosphere are something I really like a lot. The sexual content in very strong, and the story doesn't really cover the effort of it all.

To those with triggers, a warning: strong rape scenes.

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