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Goku: Midnight Eye

Goku: Midnight Eye

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Synonyms: Midnight Eye Gokuu
Japanese: MIDNIGHT EYE ゴクウ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 27, 1989
Producers: Madhouse
Duration: 50 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Ranked: #44682
Popularity: #4598
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Furinji Goku is a detective who has an “eye of god”.

While he was investigating the murder case of his colleague when he had been an officer, he was pressured to stop it by the police executives. However, he continue investigating, and he lost his left eye. When he was about to be killed, a mysterious group helped him and transplant an artificial eye. The eye was a super technological device that connected to the whole computer network in the world, and enabled him to control any computers.

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Adaptation: , Goku: Midnight Eye
Sequel: Goku II: Midnight Eye

Characters & Voice Actors

Fuurinji, Gokuu
Fuurinji, Gokuu
Blum, Steven
Blum, Steven
Matsuda, Shigeharu
Matsuda, Shigeharu
Dr. Yamazaki
Dr. Yamazaki
Nagai, Ichiro
Nagai, Ichiro
Hakuryu, Genji
Hakuryu, Genji
Wakamoto, Norio
Wakamoto, Norio
Yabuki, Yoko
Yabuki, Yoko
Koyama, Mami
Koyama, Mami


Takahashi, Naoko
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Nakanishi, Ryuuzou
Ikeda, Yuuji
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Oct 14, 2009
This two-part OVA series from 1989 is adapted from the manga by Buichi Terasawa, whose work, I must confess, I'm not terribly familiar with. But I have seen the Space Adventure Cobra movie, and between that and what I've heard, I gather his stories typically feature two elements: manly men and shapely women. The first episode of Goku: Midnight Eye, you'll be pleased to hear (or not), has both.

Let's get this out of the way: Goku is a standard action movie, albeit one that has all the style and flair you'd expect from director Yoshiaki Kawajiri. If you go into it expecting read more
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Feb 1, 2013
This is a true gem in the heydays of cyberpunk anime ova´s, so goes for part 2, anyway i really am SOO distressed that there is no plans to revive or continue this one, with REAL potential that is left unfinished. The storyline starts a bit predictable but evolves into further dark background and some very mysterious charac., villians with some that are introduced fast while others have a more bigger role. the main person in here is definetly no wimp, and it proves it by the fightingstyle, so is the more marure animation with some good late 80´s sketches, i really was totally read more
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a lot of ova's in the 80's and 90's were based on futuristic idea's and cyberpunk movie's, with groundbreaking concepst like these 2 ova's . hiatus or not, golden classics!
Very similiar. Like one and you'll like the other.
More Cyberpunk anime.
Something about Ai City to me felt like it was another creation straight from Buichi Terasawa, heavily known for his Space Adventure Cobra series and Goku Midnight Eye. The dark city visuals, action, cyborg villains, and cyberpunk aesthetics of Ai City reminded me of Midnight Eye the most. If you want some good classic short sci-fi fun these are awesome.
Both are based off manga's by Buichi Terasawa and have very similar vibes and storytelling. Goku himself is very much like Cobra and they both posses in a way, a "power" or ability that gives them an edge when it comes to fighting. Great action, adult themes (Goku gets away with more being an OVA), very cool sci-fi settings, familiar imagery, etc.

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