The year is 2026. Tokyo is under attack from the Lucifer Hawk, alien life-forms that feed on human flesh. The Attacked Mystification Police (Abnormal Mystery Police in one volume of the manga), or AMP, an all-female squad of police officers is tasked with hunting and destroying the Lucifer Hawk.The AMP uses a mix of magic and high-tech gadgets to fight these monsters and their human allies. Along the way, some of them find love. And they find out most of the truth behind the Project Gaia disaster in 1999 that first opened the gate to the world of Nemesis and unleashed the Lucifer Hawks on Earth. Let's just say that just about all of them had parents, grandparents, or other close people involved in the screwup.Silent Möbius started in 1991 as a manga by Kia Asamiya, and was later adapted into two movies and a 26-episode TV series. The setting is heavily influenced by Blade Runner and many exterior shots have an uncanny resemblance to shots from Bubblegum Crisis.Feel free to check out the character list.
Break the Cutie: Basically what happens to Yuki. After Katsumi's possession by Medium, Yuki's ability to see the future goes out of control. It's not pretty.
But Not Too Foreign: Katsumi's mother Fuyuka is Japanese whereas her father Gigelf is of unspecified (though presumably foreign), origin. At least in the anime series, he is revealed to be a descendant of the Lucifer Hawk.
The Cracker: Lampooned by Lebia. When Katsumi finds out her paycheck was withdrawn seconds after being deposited, Lebia investigates and then jokes to her teammates that she could theoretically hack into police payroll and reinstate the funds cause it's only bits of data.
Functional Magic: Hermetic magic , Onmyodo, something or other based on Buddhist mysticism, Chinese elemental magic, maybe a couple other types. The effects are usually the same: flashy lights and a big explosion.
Half-Human Hybrid with Human Mom, Non-human Dad: Rally and Rosa Cheyenne are half-Lucifer Hawk, while Katsumi (in the anime at least) has some distant ancestry among the Lucifer Hawk on at least her dad's side.
Hand Cannon: The Graviton, which is actually AMP standard-issue in the Manga. Both Lebia and Yuuki use them at one point.
Healing Factor: High-level Lucifer Hawk heal very quickly from just about anything.
Heroic BSOD: Katsumi, repeatedly, in the films and TV series.
Law Enforcement, Inc.: The Tokyo police department has been privatized, with multiple sponsors/owners. Towards the end of the series, Rally manages to buy a controlling interest to prevent the shutdown of the AMP.
Razor Floss: Wire's main weapon, used in both his cop-killing sprees.
Refusal Of The Call: Less refusal, and more "flight from" in Katsumi's case. Pretty much every time she learns something bad about her family history, she has a Heroic BSOD, usually paired with an outright Flight from the Call, generally to the outskirts of town.
Sacrificial Lion: Roy,after he and Katsumi consummated their love,gets killed by Ganossa.