is a novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi
that was adapted into an OVA
in 1988, directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri
. The title has also been translated as Hell City Shinjuku
and Monster City
The film was released in North America
by Central Park Media
in 1994. Portions of the opening fight scene were featured in the 1995 cyberpunk
film Johnny Mnemonic
The movie begins with a battle between fates, the evil Rebi Ra (also pronounced Levi Ra or even Devi Da) versus the short-lived hero Genichirou. Rebi Ra has allowed himself to be possessed in order to gain the incredible powers of evil and plans to summon demons to conquer the world. Defeating Genichirou and destroying Shinjuku
, a part of Tokyo, with a devastating earthquake, the area becomes a demon-haunted wilderness.
Ten years later, the World President, put in place to uphold world peace, is attacked by Rebi Ra indirectly to keep his old master, Aguni Lai (Aguni Rai), as the protector of the president, occupied. However, Rebi Ra did not know that Genichirou had a son who inherited his powers and more. After an emotional plea from the president's daughter, Sayaka Rama, the unlikely hero Kyoya Izayoi follows her deep into the heart of the evil city, finding new allies and terrifying enemies along the way.
((in order of appearance))Genichirou Izayoi
– the father of Kyoya Izayoi, the first to face Rebi Ra – getting himself killed in the processRebi Ra
– the dark lord who desires to gain power and conquer the... Read More