My Man Jay
coopertex | CA United States | 07/24/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Heat Guy Jay is science fiction anime which takes place in a fictional city called, Judo which looks a bit like New York City with it's congested traffic, tall skyscrapers and slum sections. Lots of strange events take place in Judo, from a mafia war, to corrupt politicians, a werewolf creature and assassin androids. Crime would certainly run rampant if it were not for the good guys stopping it. There is a young detective named, Daisuke (pronounced dice-kee) who looks like a thin, blonde boy and a slacker. He has a powerful android for a partner named, "J" who has the ability to hack into computer systems and open city-wide data files for investigations. With Daisuke's investigative skills and "J's" power they work in a private organazation that tries to control crimes and solve mysterious events which cops can't solve. Though, Daisuke looks like a slacker, he is actually a very smart character and very friendly with the local population which helps him with tip-offs and leads; and when things get dangerous he can shoot it out with the best of them, as he is an excellent shooter. His android partner "J" looks like an old man with a pony-tail, whose design I didn't like at all. "J" can be a bit boring because he talks like a machine without emotions, but often times says wise things. I loved the pacing of this anime, it lets you enjoy the wonderful scenery and great background music which accompanies it. It has a laid back feel most of the times, but can suddenly get intense with surprises in the show and the action sequences are great! Daisuke is the main character here and we get to follow him along as he investigates and gradually discovers solutions, which makes it feel immersive. The animation is fluid and the artwork is beautiful combining 2D with CGI bits scattered through out. The music is excellent and fits the events on screen perfectly. By the end of the series you will know the city of, Judo as if you lived there yourself and even get to see the "underworld". This anime series is episodic in nature, but also contain a few story arcs and re-occuring characters. I loved this show and would recommend it to anyone that likes action/sci-fi anime. I also recommend the anime called, Gunslinger Girl."
Angela Washington | Stillwater, OK | 12/22/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a really good anime. If you like Batman than you will like this one. I saw alot of truth in this anime "like christian spirtually battle and etc" I don't if the person who created this anime attended it for this or just for entertain but I noticed it any way. but beside this point I liked that it also gave words of wisdom through every episode and then the very last episode it was all put into action at the time when all hope seems lost. Like the end of Lord of the Rings "almost in a way."