Demon City Shinjuku ★★

"Thanks, Dad."

This feels like an adaptation of an arcade game that doesn't exist. It's got a lot of awesome, pop-tarty images throughout, all rendered and animated quite nicely, and a few good set-pieces. But I just could not get invested in these characters or this story at all. It was really nice to look at occasionally, but very boring. I'm gonna chalk that up to a bad dub (although the dub itself wasn't bad, I'm just hoping maybe this is one of those ones that dumbs down a better script?) and try and revisit this at some point in the future. I'd like to play it on silent on a big TV (though then I would loose some killer cheese-ball music cues, again sounding like they come from an arcade game).