Commissioned by a pro-ecology environmental group, “Mother” (aka “E.Y.E.S Of Mars”) was produced by Tōei Dōga. It was also apparently designed to avoid the traditional anime look and to look more “American”.
Combine buddy-cops, homosexuality, mystery and comedy, and you get “Fake”. It was a leading comedy-drama manga of the 1990s; a yaoi (“boys’ love”) title, restrained enough to appeal to a general audience.
Dark Cat is a feeble attempt to rip-off Urotsukidōji. It has plenty of sexual innuendo, bland nudity, and waving tentacles bursting out of high school teachers and students, but nothing really happens.