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Anime of the Past: Dominion: Tank Police

oprainfall writes: “Dominion: Tank Police is a four-episode OVA series that saw its first episode released in 1988 and concluded in 1989. Based on the manga by Masamune Shirow, creator of such works as Ghost in the Shell and Appleseed, it tells the comedic tale of a special police unit in the heavily polluted city of Newport in which the officers are equipped with massive, cannon-wielding tanks for combating the rampant crime problem, but more often than not cause just as much havoc as they’re supposed to prevent. Dominion’s four episodes are divided into two stories, each comprised of two acts.

“The story is set against the backdrop of a grim environmental future; a large swath of the planet has been covered in a toxic bacterial cloud that forces those living in it to wear gas masks while outdoors. Though the premise of police using tanks to fight violent crime in such a polluted world might sound like the beginnings of a grim tale of street war and environmentalism, Dominion: Tank Police is anything but. While portions of the series, particularly in its latter episodes, do take a more serious, introspective turn at times, all four episodes are patently ridiculous.”

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D3acon1234d ago

I vaguely remember this anime, I thought it was great. I think it had a small tank named bonapart and two twin cat women or something. I heard there was a new release but I don't know if they made any changes in quality or what. I think its something I would buy. Takes back to the days of project Ako, I guess the original saiyan.