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Ai City

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In a dystopic and futuristic Tokyo, humanity’s genetic code has gone awry. At the forefront of the technology is Fraud, an organization conducting experiments on people such as Kei and Ai – two escaped “headmeters” with hefty psychokinetic powers. The sinister Mr. Lee wants nothing more to retrieve Ai back to his clutches, as she seemingly holds the key to immense power; Kei wants simply to keep Ai safe; and the evil Lai Lo Ching has his own master plan. Along with the help of the amnesiac headmeter K2 and a trusty sidekick, Kei must fight to protect Ai from the evils of Mr. Lee, Lai Lo Ching, and the state of the world itself!

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Chuuichi IGUCHI Character Design
Koichi MASHIMO Director
Shiro SAGISU Music
Shuho ITAHASHI Original Manga Creator

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Ai City sothis 6.5/10 Dec 30, 2007

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Ai City roriconfan 4/10 Jan 4, 2012
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Cyber City Oedo 808

Cyber City Oedo 808

In the year 2808, criminals are no longer just wasting space in prison cells. The Cyber Police have turned to using these “patrons” by giving them a choice. Their sentence, or to work with them to catch other criminals and knock some years off their sentence. But getting off easy isn't, as each criminal is fitted with booby trapped collar that operates on a 24 hour cycle, stopped ONLY if they capture their intended targets. As time runs out on each case, someone's head must roll... the target's, or their own!

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Cyber City Oedo and Ai City are both older cyberpunk anime with an extremely similar tone and feel. Ai City is a bit more ridiculous, while Cyber City is a bit more action-packed; nonetheless, if you liked one, give the other a try.

Enemy's the Pirates, The

Enemy's the Pirates, The

The Division of Space Piracy is most commonly known for apprehending pirates, but also for having the priciest damage control bills thanks to the destructive efforts of Lateil and his feline sidekick Apulo. When a madman named Youmei wants to take over Mars using the CAT #86 machine (by turning everyone into cats, to boot!), who better to catch the target than the duo? Along with Lagendra, a Class-A AI driven spaceship with a superiority complex, and Marsha, the team's newest detective, Apulo and Lateil must foil Youmei's evil plan before they find themselves fired -- again!

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While Enemy's the Pirates is far more slapstick and comedic than Ai City, both have a gritty and old-school feel that will interest you. Though Ai City is more serious, it still has comedic moments to break up the tension - not to mention, it's pretty bad in itself so you'd watch it for humor purposes anyways. If you liked one of these, try out the other.

Goku: Midnight Eye

Goku: Midnight Eye
  • OVA (1 ep x 50 min)
  • 1989

Though Goku gave up being a cop to become a detective, his sense of loyalty never faded. Thus, when someone starts killing his former colleagues, he has to get involved. The job might be more than he can handle, however, as he's up against not only a half woman/half motorcycle cyborg, but also the creator of the strange eyes that have been driving his friends to destruction! Death seems likely, but the tables may turn once a mysterious benefactor implants a computer in his left eye -- a computer that can obtain any information, control any device, even destroy the world!

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Something about Ai City to me felt like it was another creation straight from Buichi Terasawa, heavily known for his Space Adventure Cobra series and Goku Midnight Eye. The dark city visuals, action, cyborg villains, and cyberpunk aesthetics of Ai City reminded me of Midnight Eye the most. If you want some good classic short sci-fi fun these are awesome.

Psychic Wars

Psychic Wars
  • OVA (1 ep x 50 min)
  • 1991

Ukyo Retsu is a skilled doctor who wants nothing more than to be happy with his girlfriend and save lives. Yet after saving an elderly patient, Ukyo finds himself in a delicate situation -- he's been given psychic supernatural powers for use in destroying the King of Darkness and an evil demon army itself! Now, after being thrown 5,000 years in the past during the time when the legendary demon army once prospered, Ukyo must use his newfound abilities to stop the invaders from annihilating mankind's ancestors before the evil consumes not only the ancient tribes, but himself as well!

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Psychic Wars is so bad it's hilarious, and Ai City is bad enough that it's at least worth watching once. Both are older anime that have ridiculous monsters, superpowers, and villains. If you liked one, try out the other.

Wicked City

Wicked City
  • Movie (1 ep x 82 min)
  • 1987

In the near future, the human world exists parallel to a parallel world of demons and dark magic. The two have long abided by an uneasy peace treaty, but its time is almost up, and a new one has to be negotiated. Now, two agents--a top human agent and a beautiful assassin from the other world--must protect the only man who can seal the treaty from dark world renegades or die trying!

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cerberus38

Both movies follow a male protagonist trying to foil a mysterious set of baddies from completing their nefarious schemes whilst having to protect someone. Both have weird monsters and both have a similar feel to them. Wicked City has more sex (much more) but if you saw one, then check out the other.