YMMV / Wicked City

  • Complete Monster: Mr. Shadow is the leader of the Black World terrorists. Launching a series of terrorist attacks to prevent the peace treaty between Black World and human world from going into effect and killing the signatory Giuseppe Mayart, Mr. Shadow even bombs a huge plane, with all lives on board being lost. When the Black World heroine protecting Mayart, his ex-lover Makie, is captured, Mr. Shadow proceeds to have her gang-raped and broadcasts it to the humans as a cold reminder of what happens to "traitors", before he intends to execute her personally. Finally, he attempts to have Makie and her human partner Taki killed, solely to spark off a war where he can see humanity subjugated to their "rightful" place.
  • Iron Woobie: Makie. Despite all the crap she goes through, which would very understandably break anyone else ... she keeps going on.
  • Paranoia Fuel:
    • The demons can easily take human forms. You will NOT know who is who until the non-humans revert to their real forms.
    • Do you like boobs? Just remember, the next time you're touching any, they may be of a demon woman who will turn into putty to absorb you through her tits.
  • The Scrappy: Giuseppe. Even although it's all part of an act to run a Secret Test of Character, his entire character is so annoying that not all the viewers agree he gets Rescued from the Scrappy Heap when he proves to be a good guy and a badass in his own right at the end of the film.
  • Squick: Too many things, but the snake-worm-parasite-demon-thing which rapes orally Makie with its tongue prevails over most of them.
  • Stoic Woobie: Renzaburou evolves into this, specially at the end when he thinks about himself and Makie's situation, and decides to still live on for their shared sake.
  • What the Hell, Costuming Department?: The fact that Giuseppe wears a janitor tracksuit for the entire film is never explained, but it is enough to wonder what in the heaven was the design team thinking in to make that attire choice.