HIDVE announced on Monday that the Wicked City (Yōjū Toshi) film will stream on their platform both subbed and dubbed, available in the United States, Canada, and Mexico on August 24th at 1:00 p.m. EDT.
Sentai Filmworks acquired the digital rights to the anime. The company describes the story:
Beyond the boundaries of our ordinary existence lies a dark and dreadful parallel world where demons dwell and humans dare not tread. For centuries, peace has existed between our world and theirs. To preserve that fragile balance and to ensure the survival of humankind, a new deal must be brokered, but dark and powerful forces lust to destroy the accord. When a militant group rises from the shadows, two elite agents are mobilized to counter the destructive forces and preserve the balance of our universe.– Sentai Filmworks
Discotek will release the anime film on Blu-ray Disc on September 29th. Discotek also released Wicked City with English subtitles and two English dubs (Manga’s British one and Streamline’s American one) on DVD in 2016.
Yoshiaki Kawajiri (Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Ninja Scroll) directed the 1987 film at MADHOUSE. The film is an adaptation of Hideyuki Kikuchi’s (Vampire Hunter D) novel series of the same name. Seven Seas Entertainment released the three-volume novel series in English in 2009-2010.
Urban Vision released the film on VHS in 1999 and on DVD in 2000. Kikuchi’s novels also inspired a Hong Kong live-action film in 1992.