Dominion Tank Police (1988) IMDb

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Review applies to the dub.

Categorization

Dystopic comedy about abuse of force. Not a satire, simply a comedy, with ultraviolent catgirls, slapstick and everything, set in a dystopia. OVA series. Based on an early Shirō manga.

Subject

Cops in tanks battle mushroom architecture.

Commentary

This is an essentially faithful filming of Dominion in terms of slapstick factor, but it adds giant cock mines for reasons that are not entirely clear. It has the usual Shirō high-tech battles and philosophically inclined backdrop. Thankfully, T&A levels in Dominion are low by modern standards. The anime devotes a lot of time to giving the villain a background, but that's the best thing about it.

Japanese production Shirō Masamune animation series

Sequel:

“New Dominion Tank Police” (1993) IMDb

Categorization

Significantly more realistic in design and a bit more serious in tone, but still close to farce. OVA series.

Subject

A megacorporate conspiracy threatens Newport City. It involves a revolutionary spider-shaped tank à la Shirō's Ghost in the Shell (1989).

Commentary

Bad music. Occasional diversity in skin colour (poorly drawn, as usual). The plot subtracts Buaku, and thereby the philosophical underpinnings of the comic, in favour of a secretary.

Japanese production Shirō Masamune animation movie