AD Police

AD Police Files

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: A.D. Police
Japanese: ADポリス
English: AD Police Files
Spanish: AD.Police
French: AD.Police
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 25, 1990 to Nov 22, 1990
Producers: Youmex, Bandai
Licensors: AnimEigo
Studios: AIC, Artmic
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, DetectiveDetective, GoreGore, MechaMecha, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.231 (scored by 67866,786 users)
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Ranked: #81672
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Popularity: #4960
Members: 18,532
Favorites: 23

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The year is 2027 in MegaTokyo, six years before the Knight Sabers will make their debut. Boomers (artificial humans) are still a relatively new advancement, and the implementation and integration of boomers into society is still a bit buggy -- sometimes fatally so. Whenever a boomer incident occurs, though, there is the Advanced Police, a special force trained to deal with boomer crimes.

Leon McNichol is a rookie in the AD Police, and is just starting to become exposed to the horrors and tragedies one finds every day in MegaTokyo. He and his veteran partner, Gina Marceau, slowly learn about the ever-fading line that separates man from machine.


Initially planned for more episodes, production ceased after episode 3, due to the falling out between Artmic and Youmex. Following the bankruptcy of Artmic, Anime International Company (AIC) and Youmex took on the company's debts, which in turn, AIC would gain most of the IPs and other associated copyrights held by Artmic. Since December 2015, the AD Police IP, along with some of the other IPs held by AIC, have since been transferred to AIC RIGHTS.

In North America, the series is licensed by AnimEigo, who first released the series in 1993, on VHS and Laserdisc in Japanese with English subtitles. In September 2015, AnimEigo launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, to rerelease the series remastered on Blu-Ray, with a planned release date of sometime in 2016.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishimori, Akira
Director, Storyboard
Fujiyama, Fusanobu
Sound Director
Furukawa, Toshio
Theme Song Performance
Bonnevie, Lou
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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''Lonely Soldier'' by Furukawa Toshio

Ending Theme

''Love Me Tonight'' by Lou Bonnevie
''What a Fool I Am'' by Lou Bonnevie
''Cry Cry Cry'' by Lou Bonnevie


Feb 3, 2023
Before the events that took place in the well-known anime “Bubblegum Crisis” comes a short form OVA in three episodes titled “A.D. Police”.

As someone that has seen this OVA last year, this mecha police, drama filled anime is what one would expect from the lifestyle of what Neo Tokyo has turned into. When it comes to the ficitional events that took place in the year of 2027, the relationship that surrounds Leon and Knight Saber was one that left me with both intrigue and unique flows of romance being shown in an area that looks bleak and left with many questions.

Having to deal with the ...
Jun 2, 2021
Mixed Feelings
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The Spin Off/Bubblegum Crisis Prequel is what you'd expect from a Cyberpunk themed Noir anime from the 90s. As the name suggests, they are separate files from the AD Police where each one tells its own story, stories that however much simple has its discussions well implanted in the work.

"Phantom Lady" focuses on sex dolls called Boomer that for mysterious reasons have become aggressive with human beings, especially with men who use them for sex, those who are not able to satisfy them end up being murdered for bringing them frustrations instead of pleasure for them, which ends up being a dilemma brought by ...
Jun 29, 2023
Well, after another small 90s OVA I am left with not much to say. This show is your typical anime sci-fi fair. Protagonist are some form of police. Antagonists are some kind of augmented human. On paper, should be decent, in practice episode one and two are decent, episode three is dull. But, despite this, I'll give this review a bash.

Animation is grea here. Everything you would hope it to be for the time. Looks really great with a nice varied pallet. Character animation is smooth and effort was put in to provide a varied character look. Which is NOTHING like the complete lack ...

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