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A.D. Police (TV)

A.D. Police (TV)

Alternative Titles

English: A.D. Police: To Protect and Serve
Synonyms: A.D. Police, AD Police, Advanced Police
Japanese: アドバンスドポリス


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 1999 to Jun 30, 1999
Producers: AIC, ADV FilmsL
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Set a few years before Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040, A.D. Police chronicles the tales of Mega-Tokyo's special police division designed to control rogue Boomers in the city. A.D. Police Officer Kenji Sasaki faces a major dilemna: he loses another partner to a rabid boomer. A day after he's sent off-duty, he receives a new partner in the form of German cop Hans Kleif. Funny thing is that Kenji sucker-punched Hans at a bar the night before. Not only does Kenji face the everyday task of controlling Boomers, he has to learn to adjust with his new partner.

(Source: ANN)


Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Apr 8, 1999 to Jun 30, 1999
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Character: Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
Prequel: AD Police
Side story: Parasite Dolls

Characters & Voice Actors

Kleif, Hans
Kleif, Hans
Yamazaki, Takumi
Yamazaki, Takumi
Sasaki, Kenji
Sasaki, Kenji
Chiba, Susumu
Chiba, Susumu
Miyano, Kyouko
Miyano, Kyouko
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako
Wilson, Nancy
Wilson, Nancy
Nozawa, Yukari
Nozawa, Yukari


Ueda, Hidehito
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Fujimoto, Jirou
Episode Director
Sato, Hidekazu
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nemoto, Toshizou

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Nov 9, 2009
AD Police is the kind of show that would really benefit from being condensed into a movie or an OVA. If you stripped out about half of the dragged out scenes and needless exposition you'd have an accidentally entertaining piece. There is no denying that AD Police is bad, the only question with these kinds of shows is "can you squeeze any kind of amusement out of it?" Or as the show itself likes to phrase it, "Just how bad can things get?" Indeed, an astute observation on the part of the creators of this show. That is the question you will find yourself asking read more
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Mar 29, 2010
Bubblegum Crisis was somewhat cool as a silly sci-fi of the 80’s, and A.D. Police Files were somewhat decent as a few extra well made side missions in the same universe. A.D. Police on the other hand is a ridiculous spin-off that not only makes the franchise look bad but also came out in a time where sci-fi had evolved by miles and thus felt completely retarded.

- Studio AIC tried to milk the basic idea by dumbing it down and offering it to little kids and the result was of course not good.
- They even let Ueda Hidehito to read more
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Aug 18, 2012
i really really did not like this anime at all ,every episode is about the same thing.
is as if the creator did not had enough ideas and he just kept writing the same thing over and over ,the story ends the same way it started ~_~ i was hopping something better but no it ended the same way it started
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Jun 17, 2012
After tokyo was destroyed by an earthquake the city was rebuild into genom city useing cyborgs called voomers.Over time these voomers began to malfunction and take on the name boomers, a special task force called the AD police was established to handle all boomer related incidents.

After Kenji Sasaki losses yet another partner he is then paired with an ex-german officer named Hans Kleif,the two of them dont get along as they are so completely different;kenji is the loner who sticks to himself while hans is the extrovert who speaks his mind.Their relationship gets even more complicated as Hans who lost his memory in read more
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Strait Jacket and Advanced Police have similar plots dealing with special units killing evil -disgusting creature things that like to rip people apart. Both share a dark atmosphere where also no matter what the good guys do, someone will get hurt. Also the end result of a couple characters is very similar. Strait Jacket is more gory and Advanced Police is ever so slightly more hopeful. 
Same story, same characters, same villains, same twist, and same everything. If I didn't know better I'd claim one has rip-offed the other.

[spoiler]Both have a central theme of gradual friendship between unlikely partners surrounded by other comrades, and the less successful brunette partner (Tiger/Kenji) tries to unveil the mystery surrounding his new blonde partner's (Bunny/Hans) background, leading to the "memory" twist. The climax is same of blonde kidnapped by their own organization who are mastermind villain, and further tampered with to turn against the Brunette who is left with the duty to save his partner and reveal the villain to the  read more 
Dark cyberpunk future feel where a band of people hunt down threats to the population. 
Both series are about a futuristic police force where robots play a role. They are not the same by any means, but they are of a similar enough style that if you like one, you will probably like the other. 
The series involve mecha/robots and crime. The styles are similar despite the time gap between when they were made and the fights are reminiscent of each other. There is a similar feel. 

Opening Theme

"Imaginary Girl" by Infix

Ending Theme

"Toki no Naka de" by Masha

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