It is the 25th century and the evil Boskone empire is invading our galaxy. Standing against the aggressors are the Galactic Patrol and their elite warriors the Lensmen – those who are given special powers by the Lens, a strange device embedded on their wrists. One Lensman steals enemy secrets and hides them in his Lens, but dies before he can deliver this information to the Patrol; his Lens transfers to Kimball Kinnison, an inexperienced farm boy. Teaming up with his alien friend Van Buskirk and the Patrolwoman Clarissa MacDougall, Kimball must finish the Lensman’s mission – before the Boskones kill him!
Years ago, a great unholy rift opened in the center of Tokyo, turning Shinjuku into a demon-infested slum. At that time, a great warrior fought their leader, but was defeated. Now, the unholy forces reach out, targeting the one man who can bring peace to the war-torn world... a young boy must now do what his father could not--defeat the evil that lives inside Demon City Shinjuku!
This might seem an odd recommendation - Shinjuku is dark and revels in its gory horror atmosphere, while Lensman is pretty sanitised space opera action. But they're both adolescent power fantasies where the hero is given a vaguely defined power (connected to his father in some way) that allows him to deus ex machina the hell out of his problems. Stupid, mediocre but passable action flicks from Ninja Scroll director Yoshiaki Kawajiri.