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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
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Overview - A retelling of the fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood, Hiroyuki Okiura's debut feature, the Animé film JIN-ROH, is a tale of personal crisis amid intra-bureaucratic skulduggery. The film is set in an alternate reality in which Japan has emerged from World War II as a totalitarian society.  Read more...

 
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Overview

A retelling of the fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood, Hiroyuki Okiura's debut feature, the Animé film JIN-ROH, is a tale of personal crisis amid intra-bureaucratic skulduggery. The film is set in an alternate reality in which Japan has emerged from World War II as a totalitarian society. The population riots, a group called the Sect creates havoc, and the armored Special Unit of the Capitol Police Organization (CAPO) plots to acquire more power. A soldier named Fuse, who was once one of the most formidable men in the Special Unit, agonizes over the death of a young girl who worked for the Sect and in doing so he becomes a neurotic mess intent on befriending the dead girl's sister. Okiura, who was the character designer of GHOST IN THE SHELL, creates an unforgettable image of the Special Unit soldier: a dehumanized, armored figure with feral red eyes. Okiura's drama unfolds against a backdrop of very complex crowd scenes; the scenes are even more impressive considering that most of the work was done using traditional cel-animation techniques. Mamoru Oshii (director of GHOST IN THE SHELL) scripted the project, based on his KENROU DENSETSU. Punctuated by brief moments of violence, JIN-ROH is a psychological drama in which nothing is as it seems.

Cast List

Hidekazu Terakawa - producer
Minoru Takanashi - producer
Hajime Mizoguchi - composer
Hiroyuki Kinoshita - voice
Yoshisada Sakaguchi - voice
Hiromasa Ogura - art director
Shuichi Kakesu - editor
Yukio Hiroda - voice
Shigeru Watanabe - executive producer
Sumi Mutoh - voice
Yosikaju Fujiki - voice
Ryuichi Horibe - voice
Tamio Ohki - voice
Hachiro Tobe - voice
Hisao Shirai - voice
Hiroyuki Okiura - Japanese anime director
Mamoru Oshii - Director/Japanimation
Yukihiro Yoshida - voice
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa - executive producer
Eri Sendai - voice
Kenji Nakagawa - voice

 
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    Blu-Ray Disc Format
  • Format: Blu-Ray
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 875707032025
  • Genre: Anime
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: January 2015

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Notes:
Theatrical release (Japan): June 3, 2000 "Jin" means man; "roh" means wolf. After finishing PATLABOR 2, Mamoru Oshii was asked to work on a six-part video series based on his manga KENROU DENSETSU. However, Oshii decided to work on GHOST IN THE SHELL instead. He assigned the third episode of KENROU to Okiura, which eventually became JIN-ROH. Mamoru Oshii has created two live action films--AKAI MEGANE (THE SCARLET SPECTACLES) and STRAY DOGS: KERBOROS PANZER COPS--that are set in the same world as JIN-ROH. Yoshikaju Fujiki, the voice of Fuse, starred as the hero of the live action film STRAYDOGS: KERBOROS PANZER COPS.

Reviews:
"...JIN-ROH is something to behold....The narration is beautifully delivered over a series of handsome black-and-white stills..." - 06/22/2001 New York Times, p.E12


"...There's some nice animation to look at..." - 08/01/2001 Box Office, p.58


"...Okiura's skillful cutting and eye for striking imagery give the film a power....A grim, brooding film of exceptional power..." - 08/31/2001 Los Angeles Times, p.10

 
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