''Future Police Urashiman'' (or ''Urashiman'') is a science fiction {{Anime}} produced by Creator/TatsunokoProduction and released on the Fuji TV network in Japan and originally running between January 9th, 1983 and December 24th, 1983 with a total of 52 episodes. Later released in Germany, France, and Italy under various titles. The North American release plans from Saban Entertainment were canceled however, though the {{Anime}} received an English translation via fan subbing group Anime Classics.

The story follows a young man who is being pursued by police along with his cat when he finds himself caught in a cyclone that pulls him into a space/time rift, causing him to land in the year 2050. Having lost his memory, he finds himself pursued by the army-like criminal organization Necrime. Given the new name Ryuu Urashima, he joins the Neo Tokyo Mobile Police and battles Necrime with his partners Claude and Sophie.


* TheAce: Claude is a skilled policeman, car driver and Ladies Man, and has a rivalry going on with Ryu.
* AdjectiveNounFred: Urashima (Fisherman) is an actual Japanese surname.
* AffablyEvil: Ludovich and Marlene.
* AmnesiaDanger
* {{Catchphrase}}: Wolf Stinger's "Don't pull the Wolf's tail."
* CoolCar: The Magnabeetle, Ryuu's Volkswagen converted into a modern form. It can even run on walls!
* CuteKitten: Myaa, Ryu's cat (who resembles the cat from Disney's Cinderella.)
* DaChief: Inspector Goudou of the Mobile Mecha Police, who gives the heroes their orders.
* TheDragon: Ludovich is the Number Two man in Necrime, after the (unseen) Leader Fuhrer.
** Similarly, Ludovich has several lieutenants such as Malene and Wolf Stinger.
* IdiotHero: Ryuu.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Ryu cannot remember his past but still has the same basic reckless personality.
* MeaningfulName: Ryu is named after the tale of Urashima Taro.
** Fuhrer means leader in German, so Necrime's boss is named- Leader Leader.
* NaughtyNun: Sophie is an Ex-Nun but she likes to tease her partners.
* PlotInducedStupidity: The show is an action comedy.
* PsychicPowers: Allegedly granted by the Urashima Effect.
* TimeTravel: The "Urashima Effect" is named after the Japanese tale of Urashima Taro, who visited the palace of the Dragon King only to come back centuries later.
* TransformationSequence: The Magnabeetle allows Ryuu to change into a battlesuit.
* WarIsHell