And frankly, I'm thrilled at this one: Darkside Blues, based on a manga written by Hideyuki Kikuchi, the author of Vampire Hunter D. The anime, a single film, follow's the two-volume manga's plot revolving around a futuristic Kabuki-cho, Japan, one of the few places in the world that have yet to b taken over by the Persona Century Corporation. But how much longer can it last?
A mysterious stranger comes to town, as they so often do in these situations, whose name is Darkside, and he begins to protect the citizens of Kabuki-cho while unveiling more of the world setting's secrets to the audience.
It's a pretty neat film, one I remember watching...it must have been six or seven years ago, at the anime club I ran in Portland. Beautiful piece, even if the 1988 classic probably looks a bit dated animation-wise today. The story continues to resonate.
ADV's re-release of the film comes out August 18th, and I strongly recommend checking it out!