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 ...
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A mysterious hacker has taken over an AI-controlled office building and turned its security systems against the people inside. Sengoku is forced to try and save the hostages and find the hacker - or ...
Geneticists around the city are dying from what looks like vampire bites. The case falls to pretty-boy Benten. Soon, Benten finds out all three victims had something in common far more sinister than ...
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 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
Cyber City Oeda 808 is used in the music video "Innocence" for the Dubstep/Drum and Bass group "Nero". See more »
This is bullshit, why hasn't my sentence been reduced?
Correction, because you deliberately disobeyed Hasegawa's orders. Your sentence has has now been increased 10 years and 6 months to 350 years and 2 months.
Why you bureaucratic shithead!
Oh, let it go Sengoku. You'll never be able to talk him out of it.
I agree with Benten. At least we saved this skyscraper and that Hasegawa didn't pop out heads of with these fuckin' collars so don't bother gettin' so steamed up over another 10 years.
Go fuck ...
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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. See more »
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Trash That Makes You Want More
Cyber City Oedo 808 (what a mouthful!) is low-brow alright. But its quite close to being so campy its legitimately good. Its got some cool sci-fi elements, with one of the trashiest dubs I've seen. The dialog wasn't just translated, but saturated with swears and even rewritten to suit a raunchier script. Thank God that happened, because they made some of the most awful, awesome lines in history, period! Its perfect for a show focused on guts and scrap metal over plot.
Heck, the stories aren't that bad. In fact, they may even be too serious for this kind of show. Each episode focuses on a different member of the force, and display a unique aspect of this cyberpunk world. There are attempts to add more sympathetic characters than our trash-talking, violent ex-criminals, but they have too little time to make an impact.
The worst part about the series? Honestly, its that there's only three episodes. You only scratch the surface of these characters and their explosive adventures. There's no over-arching plot in the OVAs, and no conclusion. I feel like I've watched three episodes from a TV series instead of a direct-to-video one. Where can I see the further adventurers of Sengoku, Gogol, and Benten? :c
Ah well. Overall, its the exact junk food you want to watch occasionally. Its a 5 out of 10, but it doesn't get that rating for being boring, typical, or unwatchable. Definitely watch the English dub, preferably the U.K. edition if you want some kickin' synth rock.
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