Ranked #2286

Cyber City Oedo 808

Alternative Titles

Japanese: CYBER CITY OEDO 808 (サイバーシティ オーエド ハチマルハチ)

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 21, 1990 to Oct 4, 1991
Producers: Japan Home Video
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Duration: 45 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 7.281 (scored by 3,774 users)
Ranked: #22862
Popularity: #2965
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Synopsis

It is the year 2808. Three convicts are recruited as members of the Cyber Police to keep major criminal activity in Oedo (formerly Tokyo) in check. In return, their life sentences will be reduced by a few years for every mission accomplished. However, to ensure that these convicts are doing their job, the police have secured special collars around their necks. If they attempt to remove their collars or fail to meet the time limit of their mission, the collars will self-destruct.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yanagawa, Merill
Yanagawa, Merill
Main
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Japanese
Shiozawa, Kaneto
Syunsuke, Sengoku
Syunsuke, Sengoku
Main
Ishimaru, Hiroya
Japanese
Ishimaru, Hiroya
Rikiya, Gabimaru
Rikiya, Gabimaru
Main
Genda, Tessyo
Japanese
Genda, Tessyo
Hasegawa, Juzo
Hasegawa, Juzo
Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese
Wakamoto, Norio

Staff

Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Director
Endo, Akinori
Endo, Akinori
Script
Wolskel, John
Wolskel, John
Script
Watanabe, Takashi
Watanabe, Takashi
Mechanical Design

More episodes Episodes(0/3)

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Opening Theme

"Burning World" by Hidemi Miura

Ending Theme

"I May Be In Love With You" by Hidemi Miura



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davers
Apr 17, 2007
The year is 2808 AD, and major technological advances have enabled humanity not only to travel to work in self-driven hovercars, but also to seal off the planet's most dangerous criminals in a maximum security penitentiary which differs from our contemporary 21st century versions in just one respect: it's in space.

Thus, along with a rocking guitar riff to introduce the absurd acronym title ("Oriental Electric Darwinism Oasis 808", apparently), we are introduced to our three protagonist anti-heros: Sengoku, a hardened criminal who must have decided at an early age to commit as many crimes as humanly possible, currently serving a sentence of 375 years for read more
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herbeey
Dec 1, 2015
Great 80s animation! Full on over the top cool cyberpunk action! Enjoyable swearing! Highly highly trashy! Enjoyable heavy rock soundtrack! Inventive architecture! Over the top dubbing! Stuffed full of attitude and one-liners! Excellent yet laughably bad!

If that sounds amazing, go watch now and have fun. Seriously, you can work out if this is for you from what I've just said. This is not a complicated anime. Go watch the UK dub now if it appeals.

3 cyber criminals in space prison (they literally call it that) are offered the chance to do dangerous police jobs in exchange for their sentences being shortened. If they fail, their read more
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Luquillo
Jul 1, 2015
Cyber City Oedo 808 is another one of those great ideas that ended up being completely wasted. I remember coming into this one with very high hopes only because it was directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. The mastermind behind well known classics such as Ninja Scroll and Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. My fascination increased once I learned this was one of his earlier works, because that was when he was really creative. Anyone remembers Neo Tokyo?

Right from the very beginning, I was immediately hooked to the style of the series. The series began with an introduction to the three main characters named Gogol, Bentan, and Sengoku. read more
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Cbubbles
Jun 1, 2013
I went into this expecting delightfully generic, violent 80s stuff like Devil Man or Angel Cop, but unfortunately with overly long, uneventful hour-long episodes and mostly lazy animation, it falls on the decidedly "un-delightful" side of generic. The hilariously bad dub can make it watchable, though. "Get lost. You wouldn't know a goddamn vampire if one jumped up and bit you on the end of your fuckin' dick. So just get off my back."
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Similar in making the 3 seperate cyber police stories like it had in some '80s '90s OVAs. Shocking cyberplots, sick villians and lots of dark traits and betrayal wich the future police has is hands full on. Recommended for sci-fi fans. 
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Both old school cyberpunk OVA. In addition, they are both part of Manga Entertainment's cyberpunk collection. 
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Both of these movies are directed by the brilliant Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Oedo has a dark city setting just like Wicked City. Wicked has, of course, way more sexual events, but their animation are very alike. If you like one you will enjoy the other. 
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