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Cyber City Oedo 808 (1990)

Video  -  Animation | Short | Crime  -  9 January 2009 (Poland)
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In the city of Oedo 2808a.d., three Cyber criminals are given two choices, to either rot in jail or to join a special force of the Cyber Police to get possibly one more chance at freedom ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hiroya Ishimaru ...
Sengoku (voice)
Stuart Milligan ...
Sengoku (1994) (voice) (as Bruce Martin)
Tesshô Genda ...
Gogul (voice)
Sean Barrett ...
Gogul (1994) (voice)
Kaneto Shiozawa ...
Benten (voice)
Daniel Flynn ...
Benten (1994) (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Hasegawa (voice)
Bob Sherman ...
Hasegawa (1994) (voice)
Tsukui Kyousei ...
Varsus (voice)
Nigel Greaves ...
Varsus (1994) (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Dave (voice)
Marc Smith ...
Dave / Mishiba / Saionji / Thug (1994) (voice) (as Marc Smith/Michael Simpson)
Rin Mizuhara ...
Kelly (voice)
Mitsuko Horie ...
Kyoko (voice)
Emi Shinohara ...
Remi (voice)
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Storyline

In the city of Oedo 2808a.d., three Cyber criminals are given two choices, to either rot in jail or to join a special force of the Cyber Police to get possibly one more chance at freedom ever again. For each criminal apprehended, and for each successful mission done, the state will agree to reduce their sentences. Lead by Hasegawa, the new recruits: Sengoku, Gogul, and Benton will bring some hard justice to Oedo and possibly taste freedom again. Written by CrassActionHero

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A hardcore cyberpunk classic.


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The original rock-centric 23 track score composed by Rory McFarlane not present on the US or Japanese versions combines rock, electronica and ambient styles. Because of the more charged nature of the music in the UK edition score it is considered to be better suited to the ultra violent, dark and stylish atmosphere of the anime than the original, more pop like, Japanese score. Due to Manga Entertainment, UK losing the rights to the Cyber City series this edition of the score is unavailable on western DVD releases and remains available only on the old VHS versions from the mid nineties. See more »

Quotes

Shunsuke Sengoku: [after attacking a criminal, now stepping on his face] Now then young man, it's far too late for a little lad like you to be out on it's own. It's way past your bedtime motherfucker!
Criminal: [lets out an angry scowl] Fuck you pig!
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References The Running Man (1987) See more »

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I May Be In Love With You
Performed by Hidemi Miura
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Classic Anime.
16 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Welcome to Cyber City Oedo.

Cyber City is pretty good. The story is that three Cyber criminals decide on taking high risk jobs with the police or stay in prison. They take the job in hopes that they can one day be free again. That is just the intro to the series.

The three episodes rely mostly on one of our heroes for their time to shine and character development, if little development at all. The plots for each episode are clearly sci-fi. The heroes are pretty likable and have some serious attitude.(They are criminals after all). This only went on for three episodes that I know of. For what it's worth, the three episodes are fun to watch and are a little longer than I thought.

The voice acting: The Japanese acting is terrible. With all do respect, they sound awful. It's as if they are merely just reading their lines without a care at all. The English voice acting is awesome. Like watching a good movie good. Plus the English dialog is much better than the original dialog that is boring and dull, the new dialog is strong, gritty, vulgar, and up in your face!

The animation: Superior. For 1990, they set the standard here. The animation is very close to flawless as anime can get. A little dated now but still good looking.

The Last Word: Nice. Not to much to say here though. This only lasted three episodes. Did not get a chance to shine. Shame. This wasn't bad. I liked this.


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