Ranked #5503

Mad★Bull 34

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 1990 to Aug 21, 1992
Producers: Pony Canyon, Magic Bus
Licensors: Discotek
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Police
Duration: 45 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 6.361 (scored by 1,263 users)
Ranked: #55032
Popularity: #4493
Members: 2,593
Favorites: 23
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Synopsis

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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Characters & Voice Actors

Estes, John
Estes, John
Main
Ootsuka, Akio
Japanese
Ootsuka, Akio
Edi-Ban, Daizaburo
Edi-Ban, Daizaburo
Main
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Japanese
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Yue, Yin
Yue, Yin
Supporting
Watanabe, Kumiko
Japanese
Watanabe, Kumiko
Ying, Li
Ying, Li
Supporting
Arakawa, Minako
Japanese
Arakawa, Minako

Staff

Dezaki, Satoshi
Dezaki, Satoshi
Director
Ueda, Yoshihiro
Ueda, Yoshihiro
Episode Director
Wolskel, John
Wolskel, John
Script
Koike, Kazuo
Koike, Kazuo
Original Creator

More episodes Episodes(0/4)

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Opening Theme

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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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ADayWithoutMe
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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literaturenerd
Mar 16, 2015
Overview:

You may have heard of this title thanks to the efforts of people that intentionally find and review old, TERRIBLE anime like Buriedgarbage.com and Bennett the Sage. However, it is a different experience to actually witness this animated atrocity with your own eyes and hear the god awful voice acting with your own ears. Why would you ever watch such a reprehensible pile of shit? Well... TvTropes likes to call it "Narm".

Story: 2/10

The story is supposed to take lots of cliches from American cop movies and create an anime version of a 1980s action film. However, unlike Baccano which does a great job recycling and read more
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lawlmartz
Nov 27, 2015
Time to dust off the VCR and take a trip back to 1990, 'cause today I'm talking about that glorious ultraviolent cheese called Mad Bull 34! Break out the Nike Cortez, Power Shoulders, and the grunge flannel- frost your tips, mute Will Smith and eject your Lion King VHS... we've got some 90s to cover.


For the uninitiated: Mad Bull 34 was made by a company called Magic Bus... who've done *checks* literally nothing else of note. They even made some hentai once, it looks like. Amazingly, this studio has been around since the early 80s, and somehow has generated enough revenue off their titles read more
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animegorey
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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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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