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Tokyo Revelation
Tokyo Revelation
Actor: Kojiro Soma
Genres: Indie & Art House, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2002     1hr 0min

This two-part 1995 OAV is a shoddy, violent attempt to mix a sword-and- sorcery and demon adventure with high-tech cyber-world effects. Akito, an effete teenager, believes he's an important player in the demonic conspiracy...  more »


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Actor: Kojiro Soma
Genres: Indie & Art House, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Manga Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen - Animated,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 08/27/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 1hr 0min
Screens: Color,Full Screen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese, English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

If you like "Angel Sanctuary", you may like Tokyo Revelation
Dennis A. Amith (kndy) | California | 08/27/2002
(3 out of 5 stars)

""Tokyo Revelation" is an anime that kind of shocked me. By looking at the cover, one could ask how is this anime going to be. It looks reminiscent of the popular "Angel Sanctuary" but after watching this anime, it actually has potential but "Angel Sanctuary" it is not.This anime has occult situations, a little bit of yaoi type situations and some adult situations but the animation is quite nice and the storyline had potential but the main characters lack the emotion where one can feel sorry for them. I think that's probably because it's only a sixty minute animation. If anything, you feel more for the main character's friends who are attacked by demons.... Pretty much the main character, Kojiro helps Akito when he was young and introduces him to the occult but Akito is happy to be back and happy to see Kojiro again but I guess he expects more of a reaction from Kojiro...especially after their hug.Without revealing too much, I'll just say that fans of the anime X and "Angel Sanctuary" may enjoy this anime.Unfortunately, this story probably needed more time to help introduce the characters and for people to actually have interest in them but that is what I found lacking in this anime.As for the DVD, the DVd features Japanese and English tracks, subtitles and that's about it.All in all, this anime is targeted towards fans who enjoy anime dealing with the occult and Yaoi fans may like this anime."
X/1999 - ANY redeeming value= Tokyo Revelation
Dennis A. Amith (kndy) | 06/17/2003
(1 out of 5 stars)

"When I saw the box artwork for this movie I thought: "Hey! Swords, demonic-butt-wuppin, badass wings, apocalyptic mayhem?! Sounds like a winner!"...boy was I wrong. I'm shouldn't even go into discussing the plot...since there is a severe lack of it. At one point it seems a strong plot of epic proportions is being weaved..and then...without warning...psycho lesbian demon assasins! "What's wrong with that?" some of you might ask. It just ruined the experience, it all went downhill from there. The animation and artwork is actually pretty decent but it can't save the blunt stupidity of this film. I actually liked the first action sequence, that coupled with the way the storyline was being set up drew me in. The stupidity that followed pushed me away like if you smacked a vampire with a consecreted bat. Avoid this film at all costs. Having known then what I knew now would have been a heavenly revelation."
Potential unfulfilled
Kevin | Ottawa, ON Canada | 04/04/2004
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I wanted so much to really like Tokyo Revelation. I liked the characters, the concept, the art style, the overall look. (Although I can understand some people not liking any of those) But it failed. It falls on it's face. Cerberus, the 3 headed dog of the underworld, lacks 2 of his heads... points like that grate on the nerves. The story is underdeveloped, the main characters have some development, but never seem to get anywhere because the story isn't fleshed out enough to give them room.
The dialogue needs a lot of work and research.
It should have been done more slowly, and done as a longer series. Double the length or perhaps more. More fight scenes with all the otherworldly demons introduced. More conflict and confrontation between the human characters. More development on the identities of characters and their relationships. More internal conflict for the characters who have to accept changes in themselves and those around them.It's not the worst anime I've seen, but it left me feeling like I'd been cheated out of something worthwhile."