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->''"You wouldn't recognize a goddamn vampire if one jumped up and bit you on the end of your fucking dick."''
-->-- '''Benten''' (dub)

''Cyber City Oedo 808'': In a [[NextSundayAD not-too-distant future]], convicts are imprisoned in penal satellites orbiting around the Earth. Some convicts with 'skills' considered profitable to the general public are offered jobs as special police officers, allowing them to earn time against their sentences, as well as a small degree of freedom while they're working. The catch: they have an explosive collar on their neck at all times, which will explode when: 1. Tampered with. 2. A mission time limit is reached. 3. Whenever the warden damn well feels like it. Three such lucky men: Sengoku, the foulmouthed anti-hero; Merrill "Benten" Yanagawa, the effeminate razor-wire wielding assassin-type; and Gabimaru "Gogul" Rikiya, the imposing, gruff hacker with the cool visor, are put under the watch of Hasegawa, the warden.

Each criminal-turned-almost-unwilling-cop gets his own focus episode throughout the 3-episode OVA series, with plenty of trademark Creator/YoshiakiKawajiri action and character designs all over the place.

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!!Tropes:

* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: Kyouko has a clear crush on Sengoku (who's also at least a bit fond of her), the most traditional "bad boy" archetype of the three crooks.
* AntiHero: The three protagonists are all anti-heroes by proxy, seeing as how they're all convicts. Honestly, however, none of them are actually ''evil'' people. Sengoku is kind of an [[{{Jerkass}} asshole]], but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold when it comes down to it]] [[GoodIsNotNice he's a good guy.]] Gogol is a GentleGiant in prison for hacking offenses, and Benten is a WarriorPoet. They do all have at ''least'' one charge of murder on their lengthy rap sheets, though, so none of them were unjustly imprisoned.
* {{Bishonen}}: Benten is the only one of the three to wear lipstick and paint his nails while not being some kind of crossdresser.
* BoxedCrook: The three main protagonists are all criminals who have absurdly long sentences. Rather than being expected to stay in prison until they're up, they "work off" the years by serving as law enforcement (with explosive collars keeping them in line).
* ClusterFBomb: The dub. Like most Manga UK dubs, however, it actually works... Mostly because it was ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo1gm4pC1ck hilarious]]''. Thanks to Website/YouTube, one quote from Benten in particular has become a borderline-{{meme|ticMutation}}:
--> Get lost. You wouldn't recognize a goddamn vampire if one jumped up and bit you on the end of your fucking dick. So just get off my back.
** Sengoku is guilty of this a lot!
* CrapsackWorld
* CreepyCrossdresser: Benten, sort of. While not an outright villain, he's a pretty bad guy. Certainly not a WholesomeCrossdresser, because there is nothing wholesome on this show.
* ContemplateOurNavels: a brief philosophical discussion about starlight in episode 3 and how it continues on forever. Appropriate, [[OurVampiresAreDifferent considering the]] [[WhoWantsToLiveForever themes of]] [[WeAllDieSomeday the episode.]]
* CyberPunk: The 3 protagonists adopted this look quite thoroughly.
* DudeLooksLikeALady: Benten, complete with the flowing white hair, long nails and red lipstick.
* DaywalkingVampire: Justified, due to the vampire being a genetic experiment rather than supernatural undead.
* ExplosiveLeash: The collars. Gogul sees one in action when he tracks down a fellow con who went rogue and tried to disarm his collar himself.
* GeniusBruiser: Gogul is very strong and physically tough, but also seems to be an avid reader and a very talented hacker. On several points he's seen reading classic Russian literature. In the original language.
* {{Gorn}}: [[BloodlessCarnage Actively]] [[PrettyLittleHeadshots subverted]] through most of the series. The age rating appears to be mainly based on profanity and one scene in episode 2 where a man literally explodes from a railgun shot.
* HandCannon: Sengoku's giant magnum revolver. It's got a fingerprint lock so only he can use it.
* HeroicAlbino: Benten, for [[AntiHero a give value of "Heroic"]].
* HiddenDisdainReveal: In the dub of the third OVA, Sengoku bluntly invokes this trope when he is ordered to kill a rogue Benten if he doesn't stand down (which he won't). [[spoiler:Luckily Gogol (who hadn't been given any orders) shows up and knocks Sengoku out]].
-->'''Sengoku:''' All right, I never liked you anyway. ''[raises gun]''
** He does hesitate for quite a while before firing though, which suggests he may have just been talking tough.
* HumanPopsicle: Has been in use for centuries to preserve people with terminal illnesses until a cure may be found. Unfortunately for them, the chairman of the medical foundation thinks this is a great source of test subjects for illegal medical research.
* LongerThanLifeSentence: All three protagonists are serving such sentences, to the tune of 300 years or more. For duty served, they get a few years of that sentence taken off, though if they fuck up a job or piss off Hasegawa, the warden, time gets ''added'' to their sentences -- if he doesn't just [[ExplosiveLeash pop their collars, that is]].
* LoveHurts: StarCrossedLovers ([[spoiler:Benten and Remy]])
* MeaningfulName: Gogul/Gogol can be seen reading Russian literature which hints to [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikolai_Gogol Nikolai Gogol]], a Russian writer.
* ManInTheMachine: It turns out the villain of [[spoiler: episode one,]] is an undead version of this, who somehow fused with the building upon his death.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: Science-created, psychic people with an inability to create their own blood. Benten has to deal with this weird version in his focus episode.
* PetTheDog: Sengoku seems to have a slight soft spot for Kyouko the cute police girl.
* RazorFloss: Benten's primary weapon.
* RoboSpeak: Varsus, the cons' handler. He actually uses contractions occasionally, though.
* SceneryPorn: My god! The city is just awesome!!!
* TheSlowWalk: Sengoku at the end of the first episode. He figures out his computerized enemy is predicting where he would be if he tried to dodge, and counters that by a calm walk directly towards it. He still takes a few glancing hits, but [[{{Determinator}} shrugs them off]] with sheer badassery.
* {{Starscraper}}: The highrise that Sengoku and company must save in the first episode is tall enough to reach low Earth orbit.
* ThrownOutTheAirlock: Tried against the BigBad of Benten's focus episode. It doesn't work. It aggressively doesn't work.
* WeaponOfChoice: In the intro, we can see that our heroes receive a special weapon after they accept the deal and join the Cyber Police. It is a futuristic, multifunctional version of a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jitte jitte]], a weapon which was typically used by policemen during the Edo Period in Japan.
* YourHeadASplode: The end result of the collars.
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