I'm looking for a film from the early 90s or late 80s that has a similar look to the James Cameron Aliens film; it's in Japanese. There is a tank, a kid with a suit that has pressure points that make beat-box like noises when pressed, and a man/police(?) who is probably the main character. I think there is a woman too... I seem to remember the film has a very dark look to it with a lot of mist, most likely to help disguise the use of miniatures and forced perspective... THANKS!

Oh, BTW, I seem to remember seeing this (?) film around the time of the live action Guyver films...

  • Was there animation mixed in with the live-action?
    – phantom42
    Apr 4, 2013 at 11:04
  • Oh man, that's a tough one... I really doubt it, but again, we're going on MY memory from 2 decades ago LOL. I think it was straight-up live action based on anime. I seem to remember a strong resemblance with Aliens production design... and what I'm particularly interested in referencing is the kid's suit that makes beat-box noises when pressing the various pads located on the chest, arms and legs... that's why I'm trying to remember the title of the film. It's tremendously obscure, I've searched IMDb and various lists online... I can find Guyver no problem, but not this film... It was fairly
    – Anon Joe
    Apr 4, 2013 at 13:18
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    – user1027
    Apr 4, 2013 at 16:02

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Sorry guys, I found the answer finally! Gunhed! Glory be the internet!

  • Welcome to the site. On what do you base that answer ? You have any links to reference ? Expectation on the site is that answers are supported by some type of referencing material and not just a statement of 'this is the answer'.
    – Stan
    Apr 4, 2013 at 16:04
  • @Stan They're probably the same person, and he found it somewhere and recognized it.
    – Tacroy
    Apr 4, 2013 at 16:15
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    @Stan if it's his question, does he need to provide the source to his own answer?
    – Monty129
    Apr 4, 2013 at 16:29
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    @Stan Yes, a link to a site is a pretty easy reference to provide. Good thing you don't need to be the author of a post to provide an edit. You even have enough reputation to do it without waiting for approval ;)
    – Beofett
    Apr 4, 2013 at 16:57
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    @Stan The OP is new, and unregistered. From their standpoint, all they may be interested in is finding the title that's nagging at their memory. I think we should count it a "win" that they even came back to share with us that they found what they were looking for. I'd happily sacrifice the reputation if it resulted in more motivation for a new user to come back and participate in the future.
    – Beofett
    Apr 4, 2013 at 18:00

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