New Dominion: Tank Police
Debut: January 01, 1988
Ended: January 01, 1992
Debut: January 01, 1988
Ended: January 01, 1992

Dominion Tank Police (or just plain Dominion as it was called in Japan) is a Japanese OVA series based on the manga by cyberpunk master Masamune Shirow. Dominion is set in a futuristic Japanese city, Newport City, filled with high powered technology and pollution. The crime has also increased in the city leaving any normal police department powerless so the government gives the police force tanks (while successful in combating crime they tend to do a lot of damage to the city). The main story center's around the first member of the Tank Police, Leona Ozaki (along with her partner Al and their custom tank Bonaparte) and their attempt in bringing the cyborg criminal, Buaku, and his cyborg catgirl sidekicks Yuni Puma & Annapuma to justice. The first OVA was released in 1988 and consisted of 4 episodes. In 1992 a new OVA was made. In the year 2016, Leona and the Tank Police are still taking on the crimal underworld (including Yuni Puma & Annapuma) of Newport City however this is threatened by the Dai Nippon Geiken Corporation who is creating weapons that are ultra powerful and can be obtained by the criminal gangs of the city. The government then tries to pass a law banning Dai Nippon Geiken Corporation weapons from the city. This leads Dai Nippon Geiken Corporation to try and terminate those defending the law. Leona also finds out that the Corporation led to the murder of her former partner and that merely leads to Leona wanting to crush the Dai Nippon Geiken Corporation even more. This OVA contained 6 episodes and featured new designs for the characters. All the OVA’s have been released by US companies including U.S. Manga Corps and Manga Entertainment In 2006 another Dominion Tank Police OVA (entitled Tank SWAT 01) anime was made using CGI instead of traditional 2-D animation. This latest animated version is considered the closet to being accurate to its manga counterpart (with both Yuni Puma & Annapuma now having joined the ranks of the Tank Police). This OVA has only lasted only one episode and is still (as of yet) hasn’t left the country of Japan.

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10 years, 8 months ago
First of all making new series of retro classics is plain wrong and making yet another 3D series on on top of that is stupidity.

Then you got the matter of overdubbing music with production music on top of that when Japanese cartoons normally made their own music.
    11 years, 9 months ago
    nothing like tanks,bullets and cat girls firing them and just blowing the **** out of stuff those were the good anime days even thou you can still watch and read some but the 90s were the golden years of anime i say
      13 years, 2 months ago
      I remember seeing the 1st OVA on Sci-Fi channel during the mid 90's. My best friend had the hots for the catgirl twins. A few years ago I saw the 2nd OVA on Encore Action channel. They both were okay.
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