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JayDee

Please identify these anime series, thanks!

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Hi,

This is not fanfiction specific so I have posted here. I saw some series or possibly they were just tv movies/miniseries type one offs years ago and I cannot recall what they were called, so with the hugely active anime boards here I figured someone might be able to identify what they were. I can remember some of the series names like Dominion Tank Police, Ghost in the Shell, Pokemon etc I don't think any of them were hentai/porny ones. It's not real important ('nother point in favor of aimless babble posting) but I was kinda curious so I will start with these five:

1) I think the characters had some kind of bomb collars on their necks. There was one guy with like white or pale hair who looked pretty feminine, and I think he was a criminal of some kind. It was awesome.

2) In another one, there were these people who were dragon or dragon spirits and there was a lot in there about tension between Japan and America and there was one woman who was a total bitch who might have been half American and I think she lost.

3) A little vampire girl and her masked buddy had wacky adventures. A journalist stalked them.

4) Kick ass biker scenes, lots of explosions, think it was some kind of post-war civil war type thing and psychic powers. Akira! Thanks

5) There was a girl who was some kind of robot or android (not Ghost in the Shell) and I think a floating city where rich people lived tethered to the ground with something like spinning blades moving up and down that stopped people climbing up.

Any ideas? I don't wanna google fu, because I'm lazy. And also "android girl" and "feminine lookin' dude" returns many, many replies. Must be tropes.

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I saw #1 more than 20 years ago at an SF convention. I don't remember the name of it, but I can provide a couple more details (which I'm hoping I remember accurately) that may help you in your search.

--There were 3 guys with bomb collars. They were all convicted criminals who were being forced to stop a criminal or terrorist plot as a sort of "community service." The collars were to prevent them from trying to escape.

--The story involved a tower that was so tall, it needed a kind of gyroscope-like system on one of its upper floors to keep it stable.

Also, I second Muhabba's speculation that #4 is AKIRA.

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Yeah, these would definitely be quite old series, at least from the 1990s if not older - Akira sounds right, looked it up and yes! That's it!

As for the bomb collars, yes I remember the other guys now, and I thought the one guy was a criminal so makes sense others would be. I don't think it's Gantz though.

Thanks for looking into it at least!

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Alrighty, well, I guess the attitude of everyone else apart from you two is is "Just fucking google it." So I unleashed my google fu, and thanks to screencaps and descriptions I know 1) is Cyber City Oedo 808, 3) is the little miniseries version of Vampire Princess Miyu (and the stalker wasn't a journalist!) and I think that 5) may well have been Battle Angel, but I don't really remember it well enough apparently. I certainly don't recall any sex, but the descriptions seem to suggest it had a shitton.

So it's just the damn dragon thing.

And now I really want to see Cyber City Oedo 808 again most of all.

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