Joker: Marginal City

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: J0ker
Japanese: JOKER マージナル・シティ


Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 21, 1992
Producers: BEAM Entertainment
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Sign
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 36 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 5.241 (scored by 617617 users)
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Ranked: #119552
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Popularity: #10832
Members: 1,540
Favorites: 1

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Synopsis

OVA based on the Joker manga by artist Katsumi Michihara (道原かつみ) and writer Yuu Maki (麻城ゆう).

Joker is a genetically engineered shape-and-gender-shifter, who created as part of a Special Police Task Force and fights crime of all kinds, but he/she also fits in a little romance around the edges.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Rikudou, Rin

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Matsumoto, Yasunori
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Joker

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Hayami, Show
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Saki

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Takano, Urara
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Narrator

Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
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Barley

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Sawaki, Ikuya
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Dr. Bayfarm

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Kosugi, Juurouta
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Staff

Ishiyama, Takaaki
Storyboard
Tomizawa, Michie
Theme Song Performance, Inserted Song Performance


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Ending Theme

"Itsu no Hi mo (いつの日も)" by Michie Tomizawa



Feb 1, 2019
Joker is a special forces super-cop, able to shape-shift between man and woman at will. Along with his cop buddy, they are investigating a series of unusual crimes in the city where the hearts of victims have been cut out. Soon they are battling up against a rogue android creation that yearns for the one thing it cannot have.

And if that confuses you, then you are not alone. Clocking in at just over half an hour, there's not a lot of time to really develop all the twists in the plot. And not a lot of ...
Mar 15, 2020
Mixed Feelings
In these days of heavily policed on identity politics, it is surprising to stumble upon a title which almost seems to retroactively echo it. This consideration set aside, an eccentric production design often makes for an intellectually stimulating watch. The director for Studio Sign was appointed in consequence: Osamu Yamazaki, who has captained his share of somewhat quirky projects, mostly being on the crossroad between science-fiction, horror and romance (Call me Tonight, Cosmo Pink Shock, Ankoku Shindenshou Takegami...). The statement also applies to Joker: Marginal City. sdrowkcab, down under, points out to Robocop influences, but he is incorrect. Elements staged remind more a Blade Runner ...

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