Cybernetics Guardian was a 1989 OVA directed by Koichi Ohata (only WORKED on M.D. Geist but didn’t actually direct it until the second one). I was rewatching it and came to the notion that I’m kinda surprised this is totally ignored in the west. Japan I can understand because M.D. Geist nor Genocyber weren’t popular but in the west where anime made a name for itself as being hyper violent and sex filled, this fits right in (at least in the violent department, but not much). Actually, the OVA feels light a two-hour movie that was cut down to 45 minutes. Still, this contains many of the things anime fans want in anime.
-Hellhole cyberpunk setting clearly inspired by Akira (even the city is called Cancer).
-Nudity (minor though).
-Highly detailed art with realistic character designs (limited animation though).
-AN AWESOME METAL SOUNDTRACK
-Non existent plot (because now apparently REDLINE is the high watermark for anime storytelling for some).
You’d think with these things I listed that it’d be a cult classic of anime but today it’s totally forgotten and can be had for like $5 since it’s an OOP DVD by CPM.
Hey, if things like this were still popular, Ohata-san would be doing more stuff like this instead of fanservice + fighting anime (gee, I thought he hated moe).