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AKA: Youseiki Suikoden Masei Korin
Genre: Post-apocalyptic martial arts
Length: OAV, 45 minutes
Distributor: VHS and R1 DVD from ADV Films (Out of Print)
Content Rating: 16+ (graphic violence, language, adult situations)
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Notes: Based on the manga by Yoshioka Hitoshi, itself based loosely on the Chinese "Water Margin" myth. Not directly related to the Suikoden video game series.
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Suikoden: Demon Century

Synopsis

Stop me if you've heard this one before -- a massive earthquake hits Tokyo, completely rearranging civilized life there as we know it. Gangs of criminals enjoy a reign of terror over the citizens, doing and taking what they please. The government and police are nearly powerless to stop them.

Every once in a thousand years, though, a band of legendary heroes is reborn to battle evil. A Buddhist monk forsees the gathering of these heroes, and they are the only hope against the dark forces that are also beginning to gather. But our heroes number only a few, and they face a virtual army of foes. Will this last hope be extinguished before the real battle begins?

Review

Hey, it's Demon City Shinjuku, only with martial arts! Fortunately, Suikoden is a little better than its "hive of scum and villainy" brother Shinjuku... but not by too much. Suikoden's main failing seems to be that it aims low...and hits right on target.

If "underachievement" was one of the operative words in the producing of this OAV, "derivative" had to have been another -- there is very little in Suikoden that can

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Recommended Audience: Graphic violence, gore (there



Version(s) Viewed: VHS, Japanese with English subtitles
Review Status: Full (1/1)
Suikoden: Demon Century © 1993 Yoshioka Hitoshi / Kadokawa Shoten