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Goku Midnight Eye (1989)

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A private detective finds himself armed with a cybernetic eye implant that proves invaluable in his fight against an evil weapons dealer.

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Cast overview:
Juuji Matsuda ...
Goku (voice)
Jeff Harding ...
Goku (1996) (voice)
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Goku (2000) (voice) (as Steven Blum)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Genji (voice)
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Genji / Sakuma (1996) (voice) (as Garrick Hagen)
Kirk Thornton ...
Genji / Tamiya (2000) (voice)
Mami Koyama ...
Yoko (voice)
Helene Kvale ...
Yoko (1996) (voice) (as Suzie Miller)
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Yoko / Walla (2000) (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
Yamazaki (voice)
Michael Sorich ...
Yamazaki / Chief / Gomez / Sakuma / Walla (2000) (voice)
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Chief (1996) (voice) (as Bill Roberts)
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Cop / Coroner / Uchimura / Walla (2000) (voice)
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Jane / Walla (2000) (voice)
Wendee Lee ...
Anchor (2000) (voice)
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In the near future, Goku, a former police detective turned private, is investigating a mysterious string of apparent suicides of a special police unit investigating a ruthless weapons merchant. In his aggressive style, Goku almost joins that list, but he mysteriously survives and receives a cybernetic eye by parties unknown that can literally control any computer in the world. Now, he has a score to settle and is armed with what he needs to accomplish that... Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Caught this by chance, and all the better...
29 December 2001 | by (New Jersey) – See all my reviews

Funny that I too caught this film by chance on a movie channel(cinemax I think)one late late summer night in 2001. Perhaps we saw the same showing...

This film is just like that: spur of the moment, definitely watch it at night, and anime buffs, probably won't like this. I watch anime now and then and this one is particularly interesting because of its "in the dark" atmosphere... you learn what's going on along with the characters, and that makes it all the more fun. A sense of mischief almost broods in the scenes of our antihero darting around the city. What Goku does with his bestowed powers is what some of us might do had be also been given such a gift.

Though short, this film is very unique. I've yet to see an anima quite like it, with such a down to earth and sort of "in your face" story-telling feel. Usually we get the ol' Macross and Gundam style, which leaves you as a watcher of wars and conflicts that are incredibly larger than your own. Goku however has in him a bit of us, of our mischief that we don't let out and which gives us great pleasure when it's shown. If you liked this I recommend Vampire Hunter D.


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