Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade is a recent anime
created and written by Mamoru Oshii
, director of Ghost in the Shell
. Hiroyuki Okiura
, whose previous works include the TV anime Armored Trooper Votoms
, is the director.
Like Ghost in the Shell
, Jin-Roh moves slowly and ponderously, with brief moments of action at long intervals. The style of animation is more traditional, less slick than most of the newer anime movies. The protagonist is a government special-forces operative, and the setting is a dark, alternate near-past Tokyo.
It seemed to me that the movie was going for style and atmosphere, but didn't pull it off as well as GitS
did, because the setting was basically just present day with some weird Nazi-esque, heavily-armored cops thrown in.
Jin-Roh was recently released in theatres across the U.S., and though the English adaptation was actually done under the supervision of the director, Hiroyuki Okiura
, and it was better than most dubs are, I still would have vastly preferred subtitles.