Old News (From the Future…)

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I almost want to just leave it at the bare minimum and say “Cyber City Oedo 808 is pretty great, check out the screen captures I took if you’re not convinced,” but this OVA deserves a little bit more fanfare.Created in the early 90’s by Madhouse Studios, the same studio that managed to create the mentally exhausting Paprika, and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, probably best known for Ninja Scroll and Wicked City. (He even worked on the script for Biohunter). Don’t worry, it’s fine…I’ll give you a second to write yourself a reminder to watch all of the above mentioned works as soon as you can…in no particular order of course. Still with me? Excellent…we’re almost done. Simply put, if you were into Blade Runner and/or Akira, then you should check out Cyber City Oedo 808. Even though this is a lesser work and is dwarfed by the historical importance of the two aforementioned classics, it still remains as a memorable look into the future. In this case, we are thrust into a future where hand-selected criminals get a shot at reducing their prison sentences by working with the police to put other criminals behind bars. I know it’s pretty horrible that I can’t think of anything much else to say, but these screen captures are so hard to top, and they definitely speak for themselves.

Episode 1

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Episode 2

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Episode 3

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Too bad this is out of print.

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Old News (From the Future…)

  1. It’s a real shame Cyber City Odeo 808 is out of print. I had this on video years ago, but it’s unobtainable on DVD, and all you’re doing is making me want to watch it again ;)

  2. vird

    oh i loved this movie! wanna see it again to!!!

  3. Pingback: Cyberpunk-Community - Das deutschsprachige Cyberpunk Netzwerk » Blog Archive » Anime: Cybercity Odeo 808

  4. vird

    In Germany you can buy this movie. With english dubbing. The only Problem is the Region Code.

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