Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
Distributor: Bandai Entertainment
© 1999 Mamoru Oshii / Bandai Visual - Production I.G.
Set in an alternate history of Japan, Constable Fuse is part of an elite Special Forces unit known as the Capital Police whose mission is to maintain peace during a time of civil unrest. Entangled within a web of intrigue and politics between the Capital Police, the government intelligence bureau, and a secret society known as Jin-Roh - the Wolf Brigade... Fuse’s decisions will determine the ultimate fate of the Capital Police and those around him...
Average Ratings: 89
Number of Review Sites: 12
Number of Review Links: 12
"...Jin-Roh is a film made without any concern for commercial viability, a rare thing indeed in today's filmmaking world."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"This is a fairly gruelling movie, long and patiently paced but constantly building."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - exemplary
"...Jin-Roh, with it's excellent production values, is a must see..."
Anime News Network (Christopher Macdonald) - A
"Very highly recommended."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - A+
"...rivals Ghost in the Shell in terms of metaphoric complexity"
Animefringe (Adam Arnold) - 80%
"On one hand, I thought it was an excellent piece of work. But on the other hand, it didn't rock my world as much as all the propaganda claimed it would."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"... is one of the best recent movies anime has to offer ..."
DVD Talk (Loren Halek) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"A stunning and thought provoking animated film..."
IGN (Jeremy Conrad) - 8 (out of 10)
"...a chilling vision of an alternative history that might have been and--given the frequently duplicitous nature of humanity--could one day still be."
Science Fiction Weekly (Jeff Berkwits) - B+
"... an awesome package which I heartily recommend to anyone and everyone who likes good - nay - GREAT movies."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Samuel Arbogast) - 5 stars (out of 5)
"...this film belongs firmly in any fan's collection."
The Anime Critic (Pete Harcoff) - 5 stars (out of 5)
"[It’s a movie] for the smart film fan that wants material to chew on and debate, that wants art along with the popcorn."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A