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!
While studios churn out more sophisticated and well-marketed products year on year, too few anime these days successfully combine an easy-going fun style with an involving mystery and traditional ethics about decency, teamwork, and justice. By this I mean, the kind of material that’s perfectly made for bite-sized weekly consumption and provides the viewer just enough amusement to last them... read more