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Darkside Blues (1994)

Dâkusaido burûsu (original title)
A mysterious man attempts to save "The Dark Side of Tokyo" from the control of a land-hungry corporation.


Nobuyasu Furukawa


Yuho Ashibe (original story), Hideyuki Kikuchi (original story) | 1 more credit »


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Credited cast:
Akio Ôtsuka ... Kenzo (voice)
Hideyuki Hori Hideyuki Hori ... Guren (voice)
Kotono Mitsuishi ... Mai (voice)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Enji (voice)
Masako Katsuki ... Tamaki Hazuki (voice)
Maya Okamoto ... Selia (voice)
Akira Natsuki Akira Natsuki ... Darkside (voice)
Nozomu Sasaki ... Katari (voice)
Keizo Horiuchi ... Delirium (voice)
Hiroshi Yanaka Hiroshi Yanaka ... Jingo (voice)
Maki Kachisa Maki Kachisa ... Tamaki (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Avner ... Guren / Pigero (voice)
Scott Cargle ... Kenzo (voice)
Stacia Crawford ... Tamaki Hazuki (voice)
Dan Green ... Enji (voice) (as Jay Snyder)


The Persona Century Corporation has purchased nearly every parcel of land on earth. Dissension is not tolerated within the corporation's borders and those who oppose Persona are dealt with swiftly. Of those few places not yet under Persona's control is the free town of Kabuki-cho, also known as "The Dark Side of Tokyo". Within the town, under the leadership of a woman named Mai, is a small resistance group called Messiah. Into this world steps a man who takes the sobriquet of Kabuki-cho: Darkside. Sealed up in another dimension eighteen years ago by Persona Century, Darkside now returns to aid Messiah using his unique mystic power of renewal. Written by Anonymous

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The Blues song 'Darkside Blues' was written and performed by Keizo "Holly" Horiuchi. See more »


Delirium: [singing] I'm gonna make every human being... colored with the darkness. Everyone. At the end of the Winter sea... where everyone feels so lonely. There was no other way back. It's the only way to the darkness.You don't have to suffer. Just leave with the world of Darkside. You, you, you, celebration on the vermillion fest. I stare out at death. With hatred in my hands. Grieve for the peace... by the bottom of your shoes. Here comes a time colored with the darkness. From this town. From this ...
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Darkside Blues
Lyrics by Keizo Horiuchi (as Keizo "Holly" Horiuchi)
Composed by Nonaka Norio
Performed by Keizo Horiuchi (as Keizo "Holly" Horiuchi)
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Avoid like the plague!
2 November 2003 | by El_DurangoSee all my reviews

A cigarette takes away 6 min of your life, this movie takes away 80 min of it. I cannot believe I watched this movie till the end, hoping the story would develop, it did'nt. Basically darkside blues takes place in the future where some corporate evil is up to their no good doings, and there are a bunch of rebels against them, and some mysterious guy appears out of nowhere, the end. I don't remember all of it, since I am trying to forget about this disaster. I would recommend anything else over this, yes even garbage pail kids the movie!

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