What did you watch and why? It was my turn to pick a classic anime for Otaku on Writing and since Jon stole the pick that I had lined up – Vampire Hunter D, I selected Dominion Tank Police from my original VHS anime collection. Obviously, that means that I have fond memories of rewatching this series when I was younger. I hope it holds up to the nostalgia.
One line pitch! Female officer joins the notorious Tank Police, battling criminals and misogyny…
What’s it really about? A large bacteria cloud covers most of the Earth making it hard to breath outside. Crime is rampant and the Tank Police was created to fight back. Leona has just transferred to the Tank Police and is eager to get to work.
What hooked you? Continue reading “Dominion Tank Police”
Sixteen years after a mysterious object burst through the Earth’s atmosphere and destroyed Graviton City things are starting to return to normal… A-ko is a sixteen-year-old girl who is already late for her first day at Graviton High School. Thanks to her superhuman speed and strength, she manages to get herself and best friend C-ko to school before the buzzer.
There they encounter B-ko, a rich and snobby girl who takes an interest in C-ko and is willing to do whatever it takes to get A-ko out of the picture, including utilizing her ability to build weaponised mecha.
As if that wasn’t enough, they are being watched by the mysterious Operative D who believes he’s found the missing princess… A giant spaceship enters the Earth’s atmosphere making short work of the defence forces, but A-ko and B-ko are in the middle of a fight and they’re not going to let that stop them. Continue reading “Project A-ko”
Set thousands of years after a global ecological disaster, humanity survives in giant domed cities. Humans are accompanied by AutoReivs, a companion robot that aids them in their daily lives. Every aspect of their lives is carefully monitored and analysed.
When a number of AutoReivs infected with a virus that makes them self-aware start attacking and killing humans, Re-L is sent to investigate. She follows the leads to the immigrant, Vincent Law, but even then, nothing is quite as it seems.
Re-L is attacked by two mysterious lifeforms, which only makes Vincent Law more interesting. He flees the domed city and attempts to return to his home city, surviving the inhospitable world and the numerous other domed cities. Continue reading “Ergo Proxy”
It happened in an instant. A wind swept across the globe wiping the memory of every person. All that remained was the most basic instincts. Planes fell out of the sky. At that moment, humanity had been lost, possibly forever.
Wataru, a survivor who has recovered some semblance of humanity travels across the United States of America searching for others like him, hoping to find a way to undo the effects of the wind.
He meets a girl, who like him can talk, but Sophia is not human. She tells him about the origins of the wind. Now, Wataru must convince Lisa to undo the devastation by showing her that not all humanity is evil. Continue reading “A Wind Named Amnesia”
In July 1988, Tokyo was destroyed in a massive explosion. Thirty-one years later, Neo-Tokyo has emerged from the ashes. Following the massive redevelopment, projects work is starting to dry up, leaving the people struggling to make ends meet. Crime is out of control. Biker gangs fight for turf, destroying anything and anyone that gets in their way.
When Tetsuo comes into contact with a psychic who recently escaped from a secret government laboratory, abilities he never knew existed awaken. The government captures Tetsuo and confines him to the research facility, scared that he possesses the same potential as Akira, the source of the original explosion.
Kaneda will do everything in his power to free his friend, Tetsuo. With the help of a group of resistance fighters, he breaks into the facility, but Tetsuo no longer needs his help, he doesn’t need anyone’s help anymore. Tetsuo is drawn to a secret facility deep beneath the Olympic Park development where he may be able to revive Akira. Continue reading “Akira – 30th Anniversary Review”