After generations, Japan has developed into the leading super-power of the world just recently surpassing the United States. While it's small size prevents it from being a major importer or exporter of goods it has become an R&D brainchild using the cybernet to manufacture high end goods through the recently conquered industrial nation of China. Now, with the attention of the world on them, Japan has developed stricter laws and regulations to portray an image of organization and authority to help secure their new status in the world.
Many have fought back against the attack on the peoples freedom but were swiftly silenced and detained for the greater good. Next came the information restriction act to filter out undesirable media and images. The city was soon wiped clean with a resulting city beautification act. However like always, with added restriction resulted with equal turmoil. The Revolution was sparked by the development of Spiri-tech
Spiri-tech, hardware developed combining the spirituality of the ancient monks with advanced computer technology, broke-out into the underground scene shortly after Japans rise to power. Unlike normal tech functioning on programs and electricity Spiri-tech was creative hardware fueled by the human spirit. The rebels had found their new tools of the trade. Magi-cans, Spray-paint cans which imprinted the users mental images onto a physical canvas. And Grid-X. A new brand of skates with magnetic grind plates and an anti-grav propulsion system capable of horizontal rail rides. With these new tools the youth took to the streets and began to paint over Tokyo's ivory towers.
A single revolution soon divided into many independent voices. As a result a number of rival gangs were formed all fighting over the turf of the city constantly laying claim to new areas and calling out challenges to each-other. A group keeps its pride and power by securing their territory. Laying claim by painting an area in their own art. If ever painted over it is seen as a decoration of urban rivalry.
The desire to express freedom soon was lost in a struggle for power. However, a small gang from the coast finally desides it is time to enter the big city and remind the larger teams that it is freedom and not power that is truly important. But to due this they must climb the ranks and paint their message along the way.
These underdogs will soon face rival gangs from "Poison Jam" a monstrous legion laying claim to the city sewers, to "Rapid 99" A mighty force laying claim to festival grounds and amusement parks. All of the renegades, however, are hunted by the police, military and the Golden Rhino's, a secret political organization of assassins hired to swiftly silence offenders of Tokyo's new political agenda. It is also rumored that they also dabble in the black arts.Jet Set Radio Future Music Video - Jamiroquai - Canned Heat
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