Released in 1990. Produced by Japan Home Video. Animation by Madhouse.
Series Plot Summary
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.
My Thoughts on the Series
This is really good anime!! For some reason I find the 80s anime style of cyberpunk highly nostalgic. And Cyber City Oedo 808 is the very essence of 80s cyberpunk! There are three main characters. Each episode focuses on a different one. My favorite character is androgynous guy, because every time he's on the screen it's confusing. This anime is dark, bloody, violent, has bizarre sci-fi stories, and giant 80s hairstyles. It has everything we'd expect from 80s cyberpunk. I thoroughly enjoyed this anime series. I recommend it!
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