Despite this being only 3 short stories it would eventually lead to the influence of the anime boom such as Akira and Ninja Scroll in the late 80s and 90s. I love all three! Labyrinth is a twisted take on Alice in Wonderland and Construction Cancellation Order is our dependency on machines getting out of control. But the strongest hand by far is The Running Man. Visually a tour de force in cyberpunk death racing.
Rintaro's 1987 short Labyrinth Labyrinthos follows Sachi locked in a game of hide-and-seek with her cat Cicerone. Her search leads her to an old longcase clock which doubles as a doorway to a labyrinth world. The world is filled with supernatural oddities and characters, such as cardboard working class citizens, an invisible dog, a skeleton-led train and a weird circus. http://youtu.be/mfLB2fyoOas