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Mad★Bull 34

Mad★Bull 34

Alternative Titles

English: Mad Bull 34
Japanese: マッド★ブル34


Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 1990 to Aug 21, 1992
Genres: Action, Police
Duration: 45 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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Daizaburo Edi-Ban, a Japanese-American, joins New York City's toughest precinct, the 34th. On his first day he is partnered up with John Estes, called Sleepy by his friends and Mad Bull by his enemies, a cop who stops crime with his own violent brand of justice. Mad Bull makes no qualms about executing common thieves with shotgun blasts if they even pose a minor threat to him or anyone around them. Mad Bull also often steals from prostitutes and does incredible amounts of property damage while fighting crime. Mad Bull's unpoliceman-like behavior often puts him in hot water with his partner Daizaburo and the 34th precinct. However, despite how reckless or illegal these acts are, a good cause is always revealed (For example, Sleepy uses the money he steals from the prostitutes to fund a venereal disease clinic and a home for battered and raped women). Perrine Valley, a police lieutenant, joins Daizaburo and Sleepy later on to help them tackle more difficult cases involving the mafia and drug-running.

Mad Bull 34 is inspired by the high-action buddy cop films of the '70s and '80s.

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Adaptation: Mad★Bull 34

Characters & Voice Actors

Edi-Ban, Daizaburo
Edi-Ban, Daizaburo
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Marriott, Alan
Marriott, Alan
Estes, John
Estes, John
Otsuka, Akio
Otsuka, Akio
Kobayashi, Yuko
Kobayashi, Yuko
Ootaki, Shinya
Ootaki, Shinya


Dezaki, Satoshi
Ueda, Yoshihiro
Episode Director
Wolskel, John
Shimizu, Keizou
Character Design, Animation Director

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Jun 6, 2011
Basically, Mad Bull 34 is the best anime ever. The characters are likable, the voice-acting is stupendous, and the thrills never stop. I could not recommend this more to a prospective viewer.

Make sure you pick up the dub version; the accents are unbelievably well-done. They also preserved the original soundtrack, which really heightened the atmosphere of the entire piece.

Trying to keep this short since no one likes slogging through a gas-bagging review, but I really can't praise this show enough. It is a sure-to-please hit.
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Jan 16, 2009
I was so happy I was able to find this on dvd ( if you can't, let me know and I'll help). This is funny, with good action and interesting stories. Each episode is about 45 minutes. Violence is great and explicit. Profanity flies like there's no tomorrow and it fits this anime. Animation is typical of early 90's. Some nudity that also has it's explicit moments. Pretty good cop anime that is not afraid to be over the top wether it's violence or comedy. Very enjoyable and rewatchability is high. If you like cyberpunk, I would recommend you check this out. I don't think read more
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Both are hardcore police anime, where violence, gore, and nudity are shown as bloody hell!!! These anime are only for the older audience with titanium stomaches and anime veterans!
Both have cops, obviously. While Inferno Cop was made as intentionally over the top and crazy, Mad Bull actually tries to take itself seriously. Imagine a show written by Japanese who have only ever experienced New York through American cop dramas. Look forward to power suits, sex, and the infamous grenade crotch. Watch the dub for the full experience, as British VAs don their best "New Yoik" accents. One of the best bad anime ever made.

Inferno cop should be experienced by everyone, regardless of whether or not Mad Bull made you laugh your ass off. If you haven't done it yet, watch it!

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Ending Theme

#1: "Time to Get Busy" by James Brown (ep 1)
#2: "We Can Make It" by Maizurah (ep 2)
#3: "Living in the City" by Maizurah (ep 3)
#4: "Believe in Love Again" by Maizurah (ep 4)

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