Cybercity Oedo 808

JPEG image Type: series in 3 parts
Genre: cyberpunk, dark future, science fiction
Dub/Sub: Subtitled
Length: ~50 minutes
Copyright date: 1990-1991(1993)/1995
Animation quality: 8
Why: V, al
General overall quality: 8
Distributed by:U.S. Manga Corps

The year is 2808. Criminals are sometimes sentenced to long terms in an orbital prison. Some are given a choice:

  1. Stay in the prison and die, probably of boredom
  2. Help track down other criminals as a member of the Cyber Police and get time removed from your prison term

Three criminals, Sengohu, Benten and Goggles, are given this choice and figure that it would be better to be a member of the Cyber Police then to die of boredom. But it isn't easy to be a member of the Cyber Police. They are called "hounds" by almost everyone, their jobs are timed and they all wear a collar. If they run out of time, the collar explodes, blowing their head off. Their assignments are very dangerous, but they have no choice, if they want to earn time off.

Also featured:

  1. Hasegaua - The dog keeper
  2. Varsus - Mobile intelligent computer who helps to watch over the hounds
  3. Various and assorted nasties.... all of which are augmented in some way

I liked the Cybercity Oedo series. It is a bit violent [alright, it is very violent], but the series also makes for pretty good cyberpunk, dark future, like entertainment.

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