AD Police

AD Police Files

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English: AD Police Files
Synonyms: A.D. Police
Japanese: ADポリス


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: AdventureAdventure, HorrorHorror, MysteryMystery, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: MechaMecha, PolicePolice, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.261 (scored by 53395,339 users)
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Ranked: #73832
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Popularity: #4605
Members: 14,192
Favorites: 13

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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.


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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

Jan 28, 2009
Beatnik (All reviews)
A prequel to Bubblegum Crisis, set in 2027, AD Police Files drops the light-hearted humour of the previous OVA and replaces it with noir-esque crime thrills.

Someone saw more potential in the franchise and decided to take Blade Runner and blend it with Miami Vice. Inspired? Foolhardy? Definitely worth a shot. The cyberpunk genre can be blended with anything, and Bubblegum Crisis brilliant as it was, could have been taken in another direction entirely, and AD Police Files directs it into moody fatalistically romantic territory.

Leon McNichol is almost unrecognisable, not just due to a change in character art, but he's a jittery read more
May 31, 2017
ktulu007 (All reviews)
AD Police is connected to another OVA I've reviewed. Basically, it's a prequel to Bubblegum Crisis that came out in the very early 90s when that OVA was nearing its end. Supposedly, it was intended to be longer but some legal problems between Artmic and Youmex resulted in it being cut short. But the big question for me is, is this OVA as strong as Bubblegum Crisis was?


The titular AD Police are a force that specialises in dealing with boomers, and humans with enough cybernetic parts. The story follows three different cases of theirs. The first involves them trying to find proof that read more
Feb 8, 2013
Shura-shurato (All reviews)
Definetly NOT for the lighthearted and teenagers! this is an cyberpunk cult classic prequel in the bubblegum crisis story ( though A.D police manga debuted in '89 named dead end city) its a good adaptation to it! and since this ova is from 1990 its seems that in anime at least japan has almost never left the 80's :). i saw this the 1st time back in 1996 on videotape.This 3 part storyline is damn violent as hell, dark, filthy and gruesome but cyberpunk as hell and even i REFUSE to watch the 2nd episode, just too tragic. Animation is quite mature for its read more
Apr 5, 2017
TheCompletionist (All reviews)
This anime is gory and raunchy and I absolute love it for it.

This is a cyberpunk anime in it truest form with regards to its upbeat music in a dark and dreary setting, grittiness, and atmosphere.

The AD police files is three separate stories focusing around certain members of the AD police force and they're fight against boomers.

You can't go into this anime expecting a deep experience because your not going to get it. This anime is violent, sexual, and in some ways tasteless but damn is it entertaining. There are some weird scenes regarding nudity and sexuality but it doesn't deter from the overall action read more

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