In the futuristic city of Judoh, some dangers are too much for the police--they require Special Force agent Daisuke Aurora and his robot partner J! When the city's massive underworld is rocked by upheaval, Daisuke and J must struggle to contain gang bosses battling for supremacy. But is there more going on than meets the eye? Who is behind the sudden rise of a previously minor politican to the top of Judoh's underground? How are the mysterious Celestials, who watch Judoh from above, involved? And what secrets lie hidden in Daisuke's own past--and inside J's memory?
In a world where mankind is at the brink of destruction, one lone scientist has concocted the means to save it: bioroids. These artificial humans coexist with humans in the city of Olympus, under the watchful eye of the supercomputer Gaia -- to stabilize society. The military strongly opposes their use, however, and the elite soldier Deunan may hold the key to saving both the human race and the lives of the bioroids. Teamed up with an old friend, Briareos, Deunan must race against the clock to discover the secret of the Appleseed before countless lives are tragically lost...
Utopia, from the Greek eutopos ("good place") and outopos ("no place"), is an ideal society created for human benefit. Utopian fiction, a genre closely related to science fiction, describes such a society. But the worlds of Appleseed and Heat Guy J are not utopian but dystopian.
Appleseed opens with the promise of an utopian society in Olympus but, as Deunan Knute soon finds out, "utopia" is an ambiguous term. In Heat Guy J, outsiders believe the city of Judoh is paradise on Earth; but for longtime resident Daisuke Aurora, Judoh is a hardboiled wonderland.
Heat Guy J and Appleseed are part of the trend of crossing noir sensibilities with science fiction themes. If you're a fan of Isaac Asimov's Robot Series, or just tech-noir in general, check them out.
Ross and Armitage are now living on Mars with their daughter, Yoko. Their peace is interrupted when a riot involving the Thirds takes place -- alerting Armitage to the possibility that someone is trying to manufacture them yet again. After discovering the truth, she must fight not only for her life, but for Ross and Yoko's as well.
Among the garbage dumped down from the mysterious aerial city of Zalem, a new life is found. Restored by a brilliant cyberneticist, a young girl named Gally struggles to find her own place in the world, to learn the extent of her own deadly abilities and to discover that which makes her truly human: love.
Follow interstellar bounty hunters Spike Spiegel and Jet Black as they scour the galaxy for criminals with prices on their heads. Hoping to escape their past, they live on the spaceship Bebop, but it's a dangerous business and old enemies don't forget easily. Allies come from unlikely sources, however, as they find comrades in the beautiful swindler Faye Valentine, the genius child hacker Ed and the genetically engineered 'data dog' Ein. Will they be able to help each other though their respective struggles, or is their fate really inevitable?
Hitomi was just a normal high school girl, until she was taken by the mysterious Van Fanel and dropped into a world of romance, magic and giant sword-wielding armor suits! Now Van, pilot of the famed armor suit Escaflowne; and Hitomi, whose hobby of predicting the future just became a frightening reality, must work together and fight the advanced technology of Zaibach: a force who want to shape Gaea to their visions of "peace". Follow Hitomi in her struggles against both these forces who seek to conquer this world, and her own confused heart.
Heat Guy J and Escaflowne not only are made by the same studio, but have a very similar feel. Both shows have great twists and turns in the plot, with characters who you never sure where they will eventually side with. While Escaflowne focuses more on romance, Heat Guy J is all about the action. Character development is top notch in both shows, particularly with Dilandau and Clair. Whether you're looking for action, deep characters, or even a little bit of romance, both shows are top notch and perfect for anyone.