In the city of Oedo 2808 A.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 »
Cyberpunk anime OVA about an ex-cop turned private eye who uses his bionic eye that can hack into any computer system in the world and his mechanical quarterstaff that also serves as a laser weapon to take on crime.
A practitioner of the deadly martial art "Hokuto Shinken" allies with two children and an expert in "Nanto Suicho-Ken" to fight against the rivals who kidnapped his lover and threaten the prosperity of mankind.
Cobra, a famous space pirate with a psycho-gun hidden in his left arm, supposed dead for two years, is back in action. He falls for bounty huntress Jane Flower, whom crime lord Necron wants dead, and tries to help her save her world.
Now, I'm not such a big anime fan, but the compelling story is a masterpiece in and of itself. I think what a lot of anime fans don't like or seems to ordinary about the film is due to the fact that it was one of the first to be translated to English. As such, a lot of the elements in the movie are seen in other anime. The plot is something that would give Lovecraft nightmares (A lot of the bioweapon beasts are an homage to Lovecraft,IMHO)
The suspense and horror are nicely accentuated by the musical score.
But of course, I'm highly biased. I've dedicated my entire back, in the form of a tattoo, to this series :P
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