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Actor-Inspired Element: The most common portrayal of Kato (tall, thin, long face, prominent chin) is largely based on the looks of his first live-action actor, Kyusaku Shimada.
Celebrity Voice Actor: Kyusaku Shimada was also Kato's voice actor in Doomed Megalopolis. It was his first time voice acting, too.
Fan Translation: The prologue of the first book was translated in 2013.
Fountain of Expies: Yasnuori Kato received many, up to and including M. Bison. A more blatant expy can be found in Raidou Kuzunoha.
Franchise Killer: The cinematic franchise was dented by the critical and commercial disappointment of Tokyo: The Last War. The franchise sort of bounced back after the sales of the OVA Doomed Megalopolis, but it was destroyed again by the incredible backlash against the Direct-to-Video spinoff film Teito Monogatari Gaiden (which actually tried to outdo the anime in terms of nastiness).
Hey, It's That Voice!: Cam Clarke is Narutaki and Barbara Goodson is Keiko in the English version of Doomed Megalopolis.
Name's the Same:
No Export for You:
Despite both the OVA and first movie getting English releases, the books have not due to their heavy reliance on Japanese historical and cultural references.
Tokyo: The Last War and Teito Monogatari Gaiden were also not released in the west.
Troubled Production: Numerous accidents plagued the set of the first film.
What Could Have Been: The original script for Tokyo: The Last War contained more subplots and was more faithful to the novel, however these were all cut due to budgetary issues.