Tokyo. But a different Tokyo that we are familiar
with that is an evil dark city held under the thrall of demons and
it is into this heart of darkness that we are led on an adventure to
rescue courageous womanís father. Her name is Sayaka Rama and she is
the first point on our quest. However she needs help and finds it in
an unlikely place.
Kyoya, our hero is a street punk with ultimately
a good heart is on the path to face his fears and learns his place
in the world. There are many obstacles on his road and the way is
not easy. The Demon City is truly a horrible place with itís
population of demons and equally bad people, at times itís hard to
work out who are worse. An element to the movie that most had me
unnerved was the possessed children. Evil kids are scary folks.
The animation suits the movie perfectly and
totally drags you into the world that you will inhabit (at times you
will wish you could leave!). There is a great play on shading in the
movie and the use of shadows creates a true sense of foreboding.
You have a choice in terms of soundtrack of
Japanese or English. As anyone who has read my reviews in the past
will know, I do prefer to hear movies in the language they are are
originally recorded. If you are one of those who like to compare
between the two you will find that you are actually given slightly
different versions of the same move with the Japanese being the more
subtle of the two.
If you donít mind taking a trip into a very dark
place, then this is a really cool flick filled with some great
characters. There are some awesome action sequences throughout and
varying themes conveyed during the movie. Well worth a watch.