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Cyber City Oedo 808

Alternative Titles

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


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)


Score: 7.241 (scored by 5,178 users)
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Ranked: #25932
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Popularity: #3293
Members: 11,269
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Director, Character Design
Wolskel, John
Endo, Akinori
Okamura, Tensai
Key Animation

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"Burning World: Tsuioku no Commando (Burning World~追憶のコマンド~)" by Hidemi Miura

Edit Ending Theme

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

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Apr 17, 2007
davers (All reviews)
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
Sep 14, 2016
literaturenerd (All reviews)

The German phrase Zeitgeist translates to "spirit of the age". This anime perfectly captures the zeitgeist of the 1980s even better than Fist of the North Star...despite the fact that Oedo was actually released in the 1990s and was laughably dated upon arrival. Despite how goofy it often gets, Oedo is freaking awesome and well worth checking out!


The 1980s were a truly bizarre decade in terms of film. The year 1980 saw the release of Heaven's Gate, one of the most boring, pretentious, shitty art films ever made. It bombed so hard it is legendary to this day! At the same time, the wildly popular read more
Dec 1, 2015
herbeey (All reviews)
Great 80s animation (yes it's 90s, but is very 80s)! 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 read more
Jul 1, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
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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