Many years in the future, crime is out of hand. In order keep the city safe, the Tank Police were created. The Tank Police are an elite unit that uses massive tanks to bring criminals to justice, yet many feel they do more damage than they are worth. Leona is a rookie, and within her first few days on the force she is already knee-deep in trouble.
After the third world war, the organization known as the General Management Control Office constructed the city of Olympus – the only place where chaos and anarchy doesn’t hold sway. It seems unthinkable that terrorists are out to disrupt this pristine society, but the threat becomes very real to SWAT officers Deunan and Briareos when their squad mates are killed during a hostage situation. Bent on catching the lone escaped terrorist, they soon find themselves involved in a plot to undermine the whole existence of their Olympus.
The manga that Appleseed and Tank Police are based on are penned by Masumne Shirow, who also wrote Ghost in the Shell. These are both quite fun and feature cute munchkin girls in lead roles. Appleseed in particular is great. Both these shows demonstrate Shirow's preoccupation with mechanised warfare; the pen may be mightier than the sword, but in a tank you're king.
In a post-apocalyptic future, mankind now lives alongside demons, spirits and other supernatural beings. Everyone is interested in coexistence, but every society has rotten apples. The bounty hunter group "Hyper Police" does its part to catch and contain criminals, and with employees such as the half-cat, half-human Natsuki and Batanen the werewolf, law-breakers better watch out.
Both of these shows are about the comedic adventures of a group of unique police, who often cause more damage than the suspects they persue.
Set in the 21st century on a recently terraformed Venus, Venus Wars is the story of a war between two opposing nations, and the effect it has on a group of teenagers. Dark and gritty, with an air similar to that of Akira, it focuses on coming of age during the midst of a planet's devastating war.
Very much the sense style, same era. It has the racing style of advanced design and the rythm of the music is comparable, it basically has the same soul. These were part of the PFC Manga Video collection in the early 90s to board Europe at the same time.
Both Venus Wars and Dominion Tank Police share a similar animation style, futuristic post-apocalypic urban settings, and killer retro soundtracks. Joe Hisaihi, known for his truly amazing work on many Studio Ghibli films, is responsible for the synth-soaked Venus Wars OST. You can tell that these anime were produced at the same time, and both holdup well. Weather you're looking for some nostalgia or just to enjoy some great 80s anime, you can't go wrong with either. If one left you wanting more, it is worth your time to checkout the other. You're in store for more retro-style action.
The year is 2032. Tokyo has been destroyed by a great earthquake and a new city, MegaTokyo, has risen from the ashes. Humans now live side-by-side with androids known as Boomers who perform many of the menial and laborious tasks that humans despise, but these artificial servants come with a price: they have a tendency to go haywire and attack those they were built to serve. The A.D. Police force was created to try and stop this menace, but its weapons can do little more than annoy the Boomers. Hope lies with the Knight Sabers, four young women with high-tech, armored suits and enough firepower to stop an army - but will it be enough to stop MegaTokyo's greatest threat?
Rally Vincent and Minnie May are twogirls with a lot of fire power. When they are not busy managing their gun store, they are working as bounty-hunter duo the Gunsmith Cats. Rally's incredible gunslinging skills and Minnie's obsession for big explosions make the GunSmith Cats a deadly force, and every task an adventure.
Girls, guns and plenty of destruction. That pretty much sums up both Gunsmith Cats and Dominion Tank Police (though the later has plenty of male characters too).
Really, if you enjoyed one of these and are in the mood for more mayhem, try the other on for size.