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AD Police


Alternative Titles

English: AD Police Files
Synonyms: A.D. Police
Japanese: ADポリス

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 25, 1990 to Nov 22, 1990
Producers: Bandai Visual, Youmex
Licensors: Animeigo
Studios: AIC, Artmic
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 6.521 (scored by 2,444 users)
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Ranked: #50672
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Popularity: #3568
Members: 5,540
Favorites: 6
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Ranked #5067Popularity #3568Members 5,540
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Episodes: /3

Synopsis

The year is 2027 in MegaTokyo, six years before the Knight Sabers will make their debut. Boomers (artificial humans) are still a relatively new advancement, and the implementation and integration of boomers into society is still a bit buggy -- sometimes fatally so. Whenever a boomer incident occurs, though, there is the Advanced Police, a special force trained to deal with boomer crimes.

Leon McNichol is a rookie in the AD Police, and is just starting to become exposed to the horrors and tragedies one finds every day in MegaTokyo. He and his veteran partner, Gina Marceau, slowly learn about the ever-fading line that separates man from machine.

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Characters & Voice Actors

McNichol, Leon
McNichol, Leon
Main
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese
Furukawa, Toshio
Marceau, Gina
Marceau, Gina
Main
Matsuoka, Youko
Japanese
Matsuoka, Youko
Lady, Phantom
Lady, Phantom
Supporting
Ichiryuusai, Harumi
Japanese
Ichiryuusai, Harumi
Cara, Iris
Cara, Iris
Supporting
Tominaga, Miina
Japanese
Tominaga, Miina

Staff

Nishimori, Akira
Nishimori, Akira
Director, Storyboard
Furukawa, Toshio
Furukawa, Toshio
Theme Song Performance
Bonnevie, Lou
Bonnevie, Lou
Theme Song Performance
Oobari, Masami
Oobari, Masami
Animation Director


Edit Opening Theme

''Lonely Soldier'' by Furukawa Toshio

Edit Ending Theme

''Love Me Tonight'' by Lou Bonnevie
''What a Fool I Am'' by Lou Bonnevie
''Cry Cry Cry'' by Lou Bonnevie



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Beatnik
Jan 28, 2009
A prequel to Bubblegum Crisis, set in 2027, AD Police Files drops the light-hearted humour of the previous OVA and replaces it with noir-esque crime thrills.

Someone saw more potential in the franchise and decided to take Blade Runner and blend it with Miami Vice. Inspired? Foolhardy? Definitely worth a shot. The cyberpunk genre can be blended with anything, and Bubblegum Crisis brilliant as it was, could have been taken in another direction entirely, and AD Police Files directs it into moody fatalistically romantic territory.

Leon McNichol is almost unrecognisable, not just due to a change in character art, but he's a jittery read more
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Shura-shurato
Feb 8, 2013
Definetly NOT for the lighthearted and teenagers! this is an cyberpunk cult classic prequel in the bubblegum crisis story ( though A.D police manga debuted in '89 named dead end city) its a good adaptation to it! and since this ova is from 1990 its seems that in anime at least japan has almost never left the 80's :). i saw this the 1st time back in 1996 on videotape.This 3 part storyline is damn violent as hell, dark, filthy and gruesome but cyberpunk as hell and even i REFUSE to watch the 2nd episode, just too tragic. Animation is quite mature for its read more
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Paladin85
Jun 12, 2009
This is one of the absolute worst animes of all time.
I was looking forward to this after watching both Bubblegum Crisis and Crash, but this is just utterly rubbish.

The sexual themes in this 3 episodes are beyond sane, mostly just discusting.
The manuscript is not very solid or trustworthy, and Leon, well...he's not really the Leon old Crisis-fans are used to.

Please, spare yourself from watching this shit.
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TheOmnipotent
Feb 24, 2016
I decided to watch this series after Finishing the A D Police main series, which I rated and wrote a review on it as well.
This series in particular was a 3 episode short OVA and I will go with a 7 rating
These 3 episodes are all different stories that involve the same main characters.
All three episodes were a little twisted and had a lot of moments when you will be like "WHAT??" because some of the scenes are very ridiculous , and personally i found it funny; however I'm not sure if they were intended to be funny.
nonetheless every episode its read more
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