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AD Police

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: AIC, Artmic, Youmex, Animeigo
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.521 (scored by 1623 users)
Ranked: #47212
Popularity: #2991
Members: 3,481
Favorites: 4
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Popular Tags

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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.

Related Anime

Adaptation: AD. Police: Shuuen Toshi
Alternative version: Bubblegum Crisis
Sequel: A.D. Police (TV)

Characters & Voice Actors

Marceau, Gina
Marceau, Gina
Main
Matsuoka, Yoko
Japanese
Matsuoka, Yoko
McNichol, Leon
McNichol, Leon
Main
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese
Furukawa, Toshio
Henderson, Adam
English
Henderson, Adam
...
Cara, Iris
Cara, Iris
Supporting
Tominaga, Miina
Japanese
Tominaga, Miina
Fanword, Billy
Fanword, Billy
Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese
Wakamoto, Norio

Staff

Nishimori, Akira
Director, Storyboard
Furukawa, Toshio
Theme Song Performance
Bonnevie, Lou
Theme Song Performance
Bakewell, Michael
ADR Director



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Jan 28, 2009
Beatnik
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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Feb 8, 2013
Shura-shurato
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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Recommendations

Both are set in a dark cyberpunk future where crimes involving technology became a really serious problem. They also have similar character designs. It's a little bit more violent than Cyber City Oedo though.
Similar look and feel. AD Police characters originated in Bubblegum.

Opening Theme

''Lonely Soldier'' by Furukawa Toshio

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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DARK AND BRUTAL ANIME CLUB, The OVA/ONA/Anime Movie club, Police, Cyberpunk Club, HARDCORE - Music and Anime, Hurricane!-Bubblegum Crisis FC, Old School Anime Club, Anime Dimenzija, AIC - Anime International Company

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