After being thrown off a bridge in a car chase, a delinquent youth is transported decades into the future by a mysterious phenomenon called a Timeslip. Arriving in the year 2050, he finds Tokyo a completely different place, with everything from high-tech automobiles and laser guns to zero-G discos! Unfortunately, the Timeslip also erases his memory and transforms him into the Urashiman, a human with astounding new superpowers. Now everyone is after him, including the Chief of Neo Tokyo’s Mobile Police Unit, who wants the Urashiman to help him fight the powerful crime syndicate, Necrime. Renamed Ryuu Urashima, and with new friends Claude and Sophia, the former delinquent must now fight for justice and discover the secret of his past!
After robbing a casino and finding out the entire take was counterfeit, Lupin and Jigen are off to the duchy of Cagliostro to find the source of this trickery, and to stop it. Upon arrival, the two become entangled in a car chase between a woman in a wedding dress and several men in a black car. Before she is kidnapped, this woman passes off a ring to Lupin, a ring that sparks his interest more than counterfeit money ever could. Unfortunately for Lupin it also grabs the attention of those who want the ring back, and would kill him for it in a heartbeat.
If you enjoyed the silly crime-busting caper through futuristic Tokyo in Future Police Urashiman, then you won't help but adore one of Miyazaki's finest, Castle of Cagliostro. With similar slapstick humour (albeit more effectively executed), outstanding characters that shine, and a zany but classic mystery, you cannot go wrong with this as your next choice.
No longer held back within the confines of Earth, space exploration is now commonplace throughout the universe. These new colonies, which make up the "New Frontier", are now home to the masses, but the evil mastermind Nemesis and his Outriders spread destruction throughout these worlds. In order to protect the citizens, an organization called Calvary Command was created to bring justice to these outlaws. Saber Rider and the elite agents known as Star Sheriffs now stand between the renegades of the universe and total chaos. Power Stride... AND READY TO RIDE!
Saber Rider and Future Police Urashiman are both excellent follow-ups for those wanting to relive the childhood anime experience. Once you've seen one and become addicted to the cheesy comedy, great 80s action and costume changes, as well as the liberal use of laser guns, all smoothed over with a serious plot, then be sure to feast your eyes on the other.