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They needed a hero So they built HEAT GUY J. Android J was secretly built by the government as a special agent to combat crime in the oceanic city-nation of Judoh. While J initially appears to be human, the illusion quickly disappears in clouds of scorching steam when he fights. Together with his partner, Daisuke Aurola, the most dangerous criminals will soon find themselves on the run -from the underground legend known as the Heat Guy! From the director and staff that created the Escaflowne Movie comes a brand-new, action oriented cop drama! Airing in Japan in early 2003. Animation production by Escaflowne staff!
J is a cyborg of almost unlimited power and the partner of laid-back, irreverent Daisuke Aurora, who prefers popping wheelies on his super-motorcycle to filing reports. Although their duty as officers of the City Management Safety Agency is to prevent future crimes, J and Daisuke get caught in the mob warfare ripping through the city-state of Judoh. The accession of maniacal Claire Leonelli as the leader of a major crime family unleashes this savage power struggle. J rescues Daisuke from Leonelli bombers and beast-faced humans who have been genetically and surgically deformed as punishment for their crimes. The filmmakers seem to be trying to recapture the stylish noir tone of Cowboy Bebop, but Daisuke has neither the charm nor the vulnerability that make Spike Spiegel so appealing, and the results remain less than the sum of the parts. (Rated 13 and older: violence, grotesque imagery) --Charles Solomon
"This anime was full of action and even though I believe this was from 2003, I would love to see a season 2."Published 16 months ago by T. Booth
The series is like most of the android sci-fi animes in that it involves a city, a human partner who dislikes for some reason his/her robotic partner, and an underground plot by... Read morePublished on November 27, 2008 by Rich(アニメとゲームが優先!!)
The stylishness of this box is almost as stylish as the show itself. A great series that I would recommend to any anime fan.Published on August 8, 2007 by Remington McSlade
You can get the first 3 dvds for the price of one individual, but for some reason on Amazon you can't. Read morePublished on May 13, 2005 by Gerald Smith
Just the way I like my Anime!
Filled with eye-catching visuals, Heat Guy J centers around a cop and his android partner in the near future called "J". Read more