I meant Sakura the eight-and-a-half-tailed fox, not Batanen-the-werewolf - the latter's partner is Tommy, who is also a wolf. - MoonShadow
Awww... And there was I trying to work out what a werefolf would look like :) Anyhow *puts on the wiki PedantryHat?* he doesn't change so he's not a were-anything. I thought Tommy was more dog than wolf, but I guess the distinction would be hard to argue --Kazuhiko
Batanen calls himself a werewolf. He reacts appropriately to full moons and has werewolf-like healing powers. Tommy proclaims himself to be a wolf, not a dog, at every available opportunity. *shrug* - MoonShadow
Sorry :/ You're absolutely right about Batanen (KazuNoBaka). I still think Tommy was more dog, but it would fit for him to declare himself a wolf either way :) --Kazuhiko
I obviously haven't seen enough of it - I misremembered Natsuki's partner as Batanen.--Mjb67
According to the page linked further down, Batanen is her partner, and Sakura is her other partner. Tommy is Batanen's brother.
Ok, I yield - we obviously didn't already have a page on this. I got the name with the apparantly NotToBeConfusedWith GalaxyPolice? (humm, we don't have a page on that either. GalaxyRangers??). Now, would someone explain to me what the heck you're all talking about, and why I've never heard of it? --Vitenka
Hyper Police is an anime by Keiji Gotoh (Nadesico, Gatekeepers) based on a manga by MEE originally serialised in Kadokawa's Dragon Magazine. The 9th Hyper Police book came out May 1st 2003, so it's still running (started in 1993) :-)
It has an anthropomorphic sci-fi cop theme. That's all you need to know. And Batanen rocks.
[Hyper Police Anime Gallery] (if you can cope with the odd falling graphic thingies...) --Kazuhiko (who has just had a lot of fun imagining reading this page from the point of view of not knowing anything about the series ^^;;)
Um yes. Time is becoming an issue, now that bandwidth and storage space are not. Has anyone else given up on removable media, after realising how cheap hard-drives are, by the way? --Vitenka
Yeah. Unfortunately though I don't think you'll be able to get HyperPolice online :-( --Mjb67
I probably shouldn't do this at work, but... oooh! Actual DVD release? Better still :) --Vitenka (And I'd not be so sure - not everyone is as good about unreleasing stuff once its officially licensed as they should be. A lot of people are starting to release 'here is the whole first series' type torrents now.) But it sounds good and looks bad enough to find the dvd ;)
Well goodness. This IS derogatory stuff. And real media really is as horrible as I remembered. ... DVD Purchasing we go... Derogatory is good! --Vitenka (Won't be able to find it online... pfah. Everything is online.)