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80s(?) Space Prison Anime Series Pilot Episode


I would've published in "TV Shows" but figured the question is most likely to be seen here. I posted this description on another site hopefully you all can help identify the series:

"I saw the pilot episode of a sci-fi anime with a dark-haired cop/bounty hunter/spy hero. His sidekick is a tomboy type women with cropped red hair often mistaken for male. In the first episode they travel to a location with a large prison population. For some reason the female dons a disguise and tries to mix in with the male prisoners. I remember her being threatened or singled out by the prisoners who suspected she was a woman or an effeminate looking male. A fight may have broken out.

There is a female warden. I think she may torture prisoners. She’s greedy as well, lives in luxury while the rest of the prison is largely uncared for.

The hero finds a sort of underground cave/cavern and he can see that a large amorphous creature is responsible for keeping the planet/prison running. I think the creature tries to attack him. He may have gained powers in the process.

It seemed like it was made in the 1980s. Most likely not for children. I remember it being quite violent and some nudity. Overall dark mood similar to, but not as dark as, Wicked City.

Any hints would be much obliged. Thank you
asked Dec 24, 2015 in Name That Movie by Tyknos (1 point)