Release date8 October 1994 WriterWilliam Flanagan (translation), Yuuko Satou (translation), Mayori Sekijima GenresAnime, Animation, Science Fiction, Japanese Movies CastHideyuki Hori (Gren), Maki Kachisa (Tamaki), Kotono Mitsuishi (Mai), Akira Natsuki (Darkside), Nozomu Sasaki (Katari), Kôichi Yamadera (Enzo) Similar moviesBig Wars (1993)
Darkside blues 1994 full movie
Darkside Blues(ダークサイド・ブルース,Dākusaido Burūsu) is a manga series by Hideyuki Kikuchi. The story has been adapted into an anime film directed by Yoshimichi Furukawa. The film was originally licensed by Central Park Media and then later licensed by ADV Films.
The story involves the town of Kabuki-cho, home of a resistance faction called Messiah. In the futuristic setting, Kabuki-cho is one of the last places of freedom because the Persona Century Corporation has taken control of the majority of the Earth. Kabuki-cho is hence known as "The Dark Side of Tokyo". Furthermore, a mysterious stranger called Darkside appears to protect the citizens of Kabuki-cho.
Helen McCarthy in 500 Essential Anime Movies calls the film "one of the most atmospheric films" of the 1990s. She praises the design, but states that "the luxuriant designs are almost outdone by the well-crafted background track, with some superior foley editing and jazzy, atmospheric music".