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Tokyo Revelation
Manga // Unrated // August 27, 2002
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Review by Earl Cressey | posted September 3, 2002 | E-mail the Author
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Movie:
Tokyo Revelation, originally released in Japan in 1994, has now arrived in the US, courtesy of Manga Video.

Determined to take his revenge on those who tormented him in elementary school, Akito enters into a contract with demons. Using a computer program, he is able to bring them into the surface world to possess and destroy humans, though in order to do so, they must have magnetite. At school, he discovers a girl, Saki, who possesses an overabundance of the substance in her body. Using her, he plans to bring Satan to the surface world…but one is determined to defeat the demons – Kojiro, Akito's childhood friend.

For a sixty-minute OVA, Tokyo Revelation has a huge supporting cast of characters who really contribute very little to the storyline. In addition to Kojiro and Akito, there are also a coven of 'witches," two spiritual ninjas, a priest, Saki's four girlfriends, her boyfriend, and several demons. Had some of these been eliminated or had the feature been longer to allow introductions and better connections between them, then Tokyo Revelation could've been easier to follow. As is, it's an average supernatural anime, offering nothing really new to the genre, though it does manage to be mostly entertaining.

Video:
Tokyo Revelation is presented in 1.33:1 full frame. Print flaws are rare throughout the transfer, with only minimal aliasing and cross coloration. Colors are fine, though are never bold or vibrant, with solid blacks throughout.

Audio:
Tokyo Revelation is presented in English and Japanese 2.0 Stereo and English 5.1 Surround. The 5.1 track features a slightly richer front soundstage, as well as improved dialogue separation. The rear surrounds, however, are seldom used for the exception of ambient effects. The 2.0 tracks are decent, though contain little in the way of directionality. In listening to the English 5.1 track, I was surprised to discover a lot of cursing that isn't present in the subtitles, much of which sounds extremely out of place. Optional English subtitles are included.

Extras:
The extras focus on promoting other Manga Video releases, and include Manga Video Previews, the Manga DVD Catalogue, Merchandising and Catalogue Info, and weblinks.

Summary:
Tokyo Revelation is an average supernatural anime feature that deviates little from other titles in the genre. Fans of X or Angel Sanctuary might enjoy Tokyo Revelation, though those unfamiliar with the OVA should definitely give it a rental first.

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