|Written by||Yasuaki Kadota|
|Published by||Tokuma Shoten|
|Published||January 1, 1987|
|Original video animation|
|Directed by||Tetsuo Imazawa|
|Produced by||Akira Sasaki|
|Written by||Yasushi Ishikura|
|Music by||Tetsurō Kashibuchi|
Psychic Wars (捜獣戦士・サイキック・ウォーズ Sojuu Senshi - Saikikku Wōzu, lit. Bestial Soldier - Psychic Wars) is a 1991 Japanese OVA anime film created by Toei Animation based on a novel by Yasuaki Kadota. It has been translated for the English-speaking world at least twice.
An old psychic woman enters a hospital in Osaka with a large cancer growth that is killing her. This sets off a chain of events that will open up surgeon Dr. Ukyo Rettsu to knowledge of the supernatural, and other realms. Dr. Rettsu discovers that the cancer is in fact a demonic messenger, heralding that a prophesied invasion of the mortal realm is coming soon. The creature tells the surgeon that he is, in fact, the "Demon of The Sky" prophesied to halt the demonic invasion. Although the old woman dies, her glowing spirit imbues Dr. Rettsu with powers including superhuman toughness, strength and speed. In order to halt the demonic invasion, Dr. Rettsu must use his powers to go through a portal and travel back five millennia into history to destroy their ancient civilization in the past.
Toei Animation released a VHS of the Psychic Wars OVA on February 22, 1991. Psychic Wars was broadcast in North America by Super Channel on December 1, 2008 and on the Sci-Fi Channel.[when?] The OVA is licensed in the USA and United Kingdom by Manga Entertainment.
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