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Hi-Speed Jecy is a 12-part OVA series released on the VHS and laser videodisc formats beginning in 1989.

The story centers on a superhuman young man, Jecy Moore, his sister Tiana, and warrior priest Falk Green as they're asked to be bodyguards for a mysterious woman named Telaine Bismarck. Turns out, she's got connections to some shady people, with one in search of immortality, one with killer brains, and one who is a total psychopath. The adventure really kicks off when Tiana is abducted by the Bismarck crime family to force Jecy to do their bidding, and the experience brings back memories of a dark incident from his past...

Streamline Pictures was supposed to produce an English dub for VHS release in 1996, but problems with its distributor put the kibosh on that, and the series remains commercially unavailable outside of its native Japan to this day.


This OVA series contains examples of:

  • Anyone Can Die:
    • President Markham is shot in the heart when Cross decides he's useless as a hostage.
    • Erin is shot several times by Major Sabatini and his men after they draw her and her allies out.
    • Inspector Potomac is killed by a doppelgänger impersonating Falk in episode 10.
    • Pagos dies protecting Telaine from invading Federation soldiers.
  • Attempted Rape: Jera does this to Falk in episode 7 when he resists her advances. It doesn't get too bad only because some intruders had attacked the compound where she was holding him.
  • Badass Israeli: Erin, a rebel soldier who breaks Jecy out of a Gaza prison and works to expose Major Sabatini's corruption.
  • Batman Grabs a Gun: Both Jecy and Tiana have been known to use firearms (and, in the former's case, threaten to kill people) when things get bad enough to warrant it.
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  • Beware the Nice Ones: Tiana may be closer to Actual Pacifist than is Jecy, but even she will get dangerous if you push her Relative Button.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Jecy will do anything to protect Tiana whenever danger comes their way.
  • Bolivian Army Ending: At the end, Tiana thanks Jecy for having been with her to the end, in the event they don't make it out alive, before they make a dash to try to outrun the collapsing last stronghold of the Bismarck family. What follows is a shot of Jecy's memento of his parents lying out there as it starts raining before a couple of shots of a boy who appears to have Jecy's build running in the rain leading up to a largely creditless version of the closing sequence. The credits start to be shown over an alternate version of the final shot before scrolling against a black screen.
  • Bond One-Liner: Falk's Catchphrase, uttered most every time he kills someone with his nerve gun.
    Falk: May you harvest bliss in Paradise.
  • Breather Episode: Episode 8 is lighter on action than the rest of the series, the majority of said action this time around consisting of Jecy escaping from Cross and his goons with Telaine in tow.
  • Cliffhanger: Odd-numbered episodes have a tendency to end in these, with the arc typically concluded in the even-numbered episodes.
  • Cool Old Guy: Paolon, the sentient spaceship with a butler for an interface.
  • Cop Killer: Cross has no qualms about attacking a patrol ship with lethal force and sending it into a field of the WMD phantom space.
  • Damsel in Distress: Tiana gets hit with the Distress Ball fairly frequently, most notably in the first couple of episodes when she's captured by the Bismarck crime family.
  • Dead Hat Shot: When Jecy and his allies find the site of Potomac's accident, Falk finds only his hat. Subverted in that Tiana points out that it's not proof enough that he was killed, and indeed, he managed to jump out of the car before it hit the ground.
  • Discretion Shot: When Tiana is captured during the climax and fully in the buff, her more, um, sensitive parts are neatly covered up by the visuals already in the scene.
  • Electric Torture: Lou does this to Tiana when he has her in his custody in the climax.
  • Even Evil Has Standards:
    • Jera doesn't like in-fighting, particularly at crucial moments.
    • Telaine really doesn't like the idea of wiping out all life with the biological WMD phantom space. Cross, on the other hand, is practically enthusiastic about it.
  • Every Car Is a Pinto: In episode 7, Potomac is run off the road, and while he survives, the car doesn't, nor does the tanker that ran him off the road in the first place.
  • Evil Cripple: Lou Bismarck, at least until he has his soul transferred into the Roendolf.
  • Exact Words: Jera promises to spare the Federation ships if they don't interfere. She didn't say anything about not shooting down any ship that stands in the Roendolf's path...
  • Face Death with Dignity: The Bismarck retainer, Pagos, dies defending the Bismarck compound from the Federation and protecting Telaine.
  • Flat Character: Most of the villains, with the often-conflicted Telaine being the one exception, fit at least one villainy stereotype like a glove, with patriarch Lou being an Immortality Seeker, eldest daughter Jera being an Evil Genius, and Cross being just a plain psychopath.
  • Flipping the Bird: Erin does this to Jecy when threatening to leave him behind if he keeps running his mouth.
  • High-Heel–Face Turn: Telaine is the only Bismarck to abandon the organization, cementing it by killing Cross to protect Jecy.
  • I Let Gwen Stacy Die: Tiana's creation is the result of this. She's modeled after Erin, who was shot to death by Major Sabatini while Jecy could only watch helplessly.
  • Innocent Fanservice Girl: Tiana, who not only demonstrates examples of She's Got Legs, and Zettai Ryouiki, but also has a shower scene and, at one point early on, recharges in her birthday suit.
  • It's Personal: Erin's crusade against Major Sabatini is in part because her brother got the business end of the very corruption he was investigating.
  • Minidress of Power: Badass Israeli Erin wears a blue one, and there are a few shots up it while she's kicking ass.
  • The Mole: Cross disguises himself as Captain Rasco to hijack the Roendolf in an act of piracy.
  • Moment Killer: Falk is interrupted in the middle of having sex by a progress report from his Friend on the Force, Potomac.
  • Pink Girl, Blue Boy: Tiana and Jecy both have their default outfits, which are supposed to be largely white, tinted and shaded in this manner.
  • Pink Means Feminine: Tiana's regular outfit appears to be largely a very subtle pink, and she also wears a pink dress for the launch ceremony.
  • Pistol-Whipping: Tiana does this in episode 6 to a Mook who had just accosted Potomac.
  • President Evil: President Markham is shown to be a greedy, corrupt bastard in league with the Bismarck crime family.
  • Relative Button: If Tiana thinks you've killed Jecy, you'd better stay away from her. Just ask Jera, who got shot at.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Both Tiana and Jecy get all dressed up for the launch ceremony in episode 5.
  • Spicy Latina: Anita is the leader of a guerrilla force engaging in war against President Markham, who is considered to be a dictator.
  • Stay in the Kitchen: Jecy attempts to tell Tiana to stay behind as he charges Bismarck's base in episode 7, but she tags along anyway on the grounds that she's backing up Falk.
  • Technical Pacifist: Jecy may be a fighter, but as he makes it plain to Falk, he doesn't believe in killing. He does consider making exceptions when push comes to shove, however.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: Jecy to Cross, after the murder of President Markham.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: As of episode 4, Anita and Tiana have settled into these respective roles, with Anita being the Action Girl and Tiana being the frequent Damsel in Distress.
  • Tomboyish Ponytail: How Badass Israeli Erin styles her hair, tied back neatly with a turquoise bow.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Despite her general support role, Tiana has some badass moments of her own, particularly in episode 6 when she pistol whips a Mook and then unflinchingly shoots at Jera when she believes her to have killed Jecy.
  • Vasquez Always Dies: Largely averted despite Tiana being traditionally feminine compared to many a female guest character, but when Erin goes down, she goes down hard, being the first of the rebels to fall to Major Sabatini's forces, and also the first tomboyish side character to buy the farm.
  • Walking Swimsuit Scene: Tiana has her moment when she and Jecy are relaxing on a beachside at the start of episode 5.
  • Why Won't You Die?: The typical Bismarckian reaction to Jecy and Falk surviving an impossible situation. If something along these lines is spoken, you know the heroes are in the process of turning the tables.
  • You Have Outlived Your Usefulness: So you've got a thing going with a dictator who will gladly have you killed for crossing him, and he's just been captured by your biggest enemies who use him against you. What do you do? If you're Cross, you just shoot him in the heart and be done with it.