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Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 22, 2003 to Jul 24, 2003
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild NudityL represents licensing company
Score: 6.691 (scored by 1633 users)
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2 based on the top anime page.
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Jan 16, 2009
Sep 23, 2011
I liked the show best when it was cruising along, being not all that cool, but not looking like a try-hard. The inclusion of gratuitous action scenes would’ve been awesome if the show had come from the 90s and sported a 90s OVA budget, instead of being from 2003 and having a few decent sakuga moments before totally blowing the third episode’s budget on a couple of bad CG chase and explosion scenes.
The best part of this OVA was the rookie cop girl, Michaelson—a tomboy with the right mixture of badass and cute vulnerability, hopelessly crushing on the main guy like a modest Faye Valentine from a far inferior show. She was the only character worth a second thought in the show.
I don’t recommend Parasite Dolls to anyone unless they just can't get enough mediocre pulp anime. There are plenty of better pulp OVAs out there. (Riding Bean and Gunsmith Cats are my personal favorites.) I will say, though, that for all the ridiculousness of the third episode, the climax was pretty satisfyingly cool. read more