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 »
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
When initially released on VHS, the English dub had an entirely new score composed by Rory McFarlane. This score was replaced with the original Japanese score when it was released on DVD. A soundtrack CD of the alternate score was released in the UK by Demon Records in 1995. See more »
[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!
[lets out an angry scowl]
Fuck you pig!
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I'll try not to repeat what previous reviewers have already stated but I agree strongly with much of their content. This is absolute classic anime and is not surprising given that it's made by the same guy who did Lensman, Ninja Scroll, Vampire Hunter Bloodlust.
It looks great and there's some great animation even though it perhaps looks slightly dated compared to modern day anime (it was made in 1990!!!). The stories are very sci-fi and you can see a lot of influences from 80s sci-fi cinema in there.
There are some great sci-fi ideas in there as well some very imaginative fight scenes(eat your heart out Jackie Chan).
If someone asked me to cite a definition of a classic Japanese anime, then this would be right up there.
I watched the dubbed English version which, whilst slightly over the top, is probably better than watching the subtitled version by all accounts.
It's a shame that there isn't more anime like this as I feel there is a lot of anime that isn't worth a second look.
If you're vaguely into this sort of thing, then it's definitely worth a look. Have fun!
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