Wicked City (1992)

Genres - Science Fiction  |   Sub-Genres - Alien Film, Anime, Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Horror  |   Run Time - 83 min.  |   Countries - Japan   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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This animated Japanese film is a dark, adult-oriented thriller. A peace treaty between the Earth and the Black World, a parallel universe of spider-like aliens is coming to an end. Two cops, Taki, a human male, and Maki, a female alien, are assigned to protect a diplomat who will help secure another treaty. A radical group of aliens from the Black World are out to assassinate the diplomat and prevent the treaty; only the bond that forms between the two cops can save the Earth from destruction. Sex is strongly associated with violence in many graphic scenes; although this is intended to play a symbolic role, this theme is used excessively. The story is effective, but the film is definitely not for children or anyone easily offended.

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alien [not human], bodyguard, diplomat, labor-camp, parallel-dimensions, police, shapeshifter, takeover, treaty