Parasite Dolls

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Japanese: パラサイトドールズ


Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 22, 2003 to Jul 24, 2003
Producers: Imagica
Studios: AIC
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: DetectiveDetective, MechaMecha
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.551 (scored by 49654,965 users)
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Ranked: #61212
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Popularity: #4660
Members: 16,010
Favorites: 24

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A secret unit of the AD Police, known as Branch, specializes in crimes involving humanoid robots called 'Boomers'. Branch officer Buzz must cope with having a Boomer for a partner, while officer Michaelson finds the line between human and robot to be a thin one. Together they serve to protect a world that is slowly deconstructing around them. Set in the Bubblegum Crisis universe.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Nakazawa, Kazuto
Director, Script, Key Animation
Yoshinaga, Naoyuki
Konaka, Chiaki
Script, Series Composition
Onda, Naoyuki
Animation Director


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"Get On the Beat" by Michaelson [Vocals]

Ending Theme

"off" by Michaelson [Vocals]

Jan 16, 2009
animegorey (All reviews)
This is more of a 7.5 or a weak 8. Good cyberpunk anime. If you like Akira, A.D Police Files, Battle Angel, Ghost in the Shell or those type anime, you won't be disappointed. Animation is good and it starts slow, but picks up good. Decent violence and gore. Fits in well with anime from the 90's and has high rewatchability due to only having 3 episodes. Cheap to buy online and I recommend it if you like other animes I compared it too.
Apr 11, 2014
vigorousjammer (All reviews)
The story in Parasite Dolls is tepidly interesting, but it's also very derivative. It borrows many aspects from other cyberpunk films, such as Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell. This would be fine, but it also doesn't do any of the things it borrows quite as well as the originals did. What we're left with is a disjointed story that seems more like an excuse for some forced drama and action instead of a coherent and interesting tale.

The characters do manage to be somewhat interesting, and are introduced rather well in the first episode, giving the viewer a good sense of their personality, and read more
Feb 22, 2019
h_trism (All reviews)
This is one of my favorite anime of all time. It takes place in Bubblegum Crisis universe, but you don't really need to watch that anime to pick this one up.

It is some old school, hand drawn, gritty cyber-punk. It is very adult themed, with ideas about human sexuality in the age of androids being interwoven into the story.

The soundtrack is really, really good. It is some underground type EDM stuff that goes really well with the dark drawing and atmosphere of the whole show.

Old school cyber punk style anime is kind of my thing, and this is one of the best read more
Mar 31, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
Parasite Dolls is set in the universe of the anime series Bubblegum Crisis(BGC), which is a futuristic world that involves battles between man and machine. The OVA also happens to join the ranks of the previous spin offs of the series: A.D. Police: Serve and Protect, and A.D. Police: Files 1-3. I'll start by pointing out as mediocre as it is, this is definitely the best of the BGC spin offs, because to me both incarnations of the A.D. Police were very close to utter trash and this is coming from a fan of the franchise. Parasite Dolls has quite a bit going for it, read more

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