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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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 6.231 (scored by 1602 users)
Ranked: #57222
Popularity: #3091
Members: 3,804
Favorites: 5
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police sci-fi

Synopsis

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)

Related Anime

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

Characters & Voice Actors

Kleif, Hans
Kleif, Hans
Main
Douglas, Jason
English
Douglas, Jason
Yamazaki, Takumi
Japanese
Yamazaki, Takumi
...
Sasaki, Kenji
Sasaki, Kenji
Main
Chiba, Susumu
Japanese
Chiba, Susumu
Sparks, Randy
English
Sparks, Randy
...
Miyano, Kyouko
Miyano, Kyouko
Supporting
Kawasumi, Ayako
Japanese
Kawasumi, Ayako
Curtis, Rozie
English
Curtis, Rozie
Wilson, Nancy
Wilson, Nancy
Supporting
Nozawa, Yukari
Japanese
Nozawa, Yukari
Coker, Kaytha
English
Coker, Kaytha
...

Staff

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



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Nov 9, 2009
Maur
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
roriconfan
PROPER MINDSET
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.

THE STAFF
- 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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Recommendations

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 world. They tag-team the villains finally.

One ends at an unexpectedly tragic note however, and one on a hopeful tone, and that is as far as the differences go.[/spoiler]

Opening Theme

"Imaginary Girl" by Infix

Ending Theme

"Toki no Naka de" by Masha

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