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Cyber City Oedo 808 

Saibâ shiti Oedo 808 (original title)
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 »
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Hiroya Ishimaru ...  Sengoku 3 episodes, 1990
Stuart Milligan ...  Sengoku 3 episodes, 1990
Tesshô Genda ...  Gogul 3 episodes, 1990
Sean Barrett ...  Gogul 3 episodes, 1990
Kaneto Shiozawa ...  Benten 3 episodes, 1990
Daniel Flynn ...  Benten 3 episodes, 1990
Norio Wakamoto ...  Hasegawa 3 episodes, 1990
Bob Sherman Bob Sherman ...  Hasegawa 3 episodes, 1990
Kyôsei Tsukui Kyôsei Tsukui ...  Varsus 3 episodes, 1990
Nigel Greaves Nigel Greaves ...  Varsus 3 episodes, 1990
Takeshi Aono ...  Dave 3 episodes, 1990
Marc Smith ...  Dave / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Rin Mizuhara Rin Mizuhara ...  Kelley / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Mitsuko Horie Mitsuko Horie ...  Kyoko 3 episodes, 1990
Emi Shinohara ...  Remi / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Unshô Ishizuka ...  Saionji / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Yoshiko Sakakibara ...  Sarah / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Kotono Mitsuishi ...  Woman / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Banjô Ginga Banjô Ginga ...  Kazuo / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Hitoshi Horimoto Hitoshi Horimoto ...  Soldier B / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Hirohiko Kakegawa Hirohiko Kakegawa ...  Captain / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Akihiro Masuda Akihiro Masuda ...  Soldier A / ... 3 episodes, 1990
Hideyuki Umezu Hideyuki Umezu ...  Ichiro / ... 3 episodes, 1990
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Storyline

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 CrassActionHero

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A hardcore cyberpunk classic.


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

1990 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyber City Oedo 808 See more »

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Runtime:

(3 x 40 minutes)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Cyber City Oeda 808 is used in the music video "Innocence" for the Dubstep/Drum and Bass group "Nero". See more »

Quotes

Sengoku: Heh. That's a sick joke. So how many more of these sad bastards I have gotta nail before I get rid of this goddamn dog collar?
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Alternate Versions

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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Featured in Anime Abandon: Cyber City Oedo 808 (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Burning World
Performed by Hidemi Miura
Courtesy of King Records
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Possibly The Best Japanation Of All Time
12 September 2007 | by editor-107See all my reviews

The plot might seem simple and well worn, three criminals offered a reprieve if they take the cases for the Police that no-one else will take, but the development has been truly awesome. Indeed, I have brought the series several times, only to have people who were friends be prepared to become enemies, just for a chance to run off with my copy.

Curiously, I loathe most Manga with its convoluted and contrived stories and gross out monsters ravaging innocent little girls, yet this avoids all that junk and deeply appeals, even to me. Each f the tales is told in the style of the three, highly imaginative characters: Sengoku, a sort of Sam Spade of the 28th Century: Gogul, a monstrous thug who is also a grandmaster at computer-hacking and Bensen, a transvestite who, despite all his shinny nail varnish, is an expert assassin.

Sadly, the series has one, monumental drawback, THEY ONLY EVER MADE THREE. Why, I have no idea. I even phoned the studio in frustration when I discovered this, yet was blandly assured that the project simply ran for three episodes and then they moved onto something else. It's like breaking the home-run record for a season and then quitting baseball before you've picked up the trophy. Now that was a TRUE CRIME ...worthy of Senguku.


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