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, GoreGore, MechaMecha
Duration: 30 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.541 (scored by 56545,654 users)
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Ranked: #63942
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Popularity: #4814
Members: 19,177
Favorites: 30

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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.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Geshi, Yasuhiro
Nakazawa, Kazuto
Director, Script, Key Animation


Opening Theme

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"Get On the Beat" by Michaelson [Vocals]

Ending Theme

"off" by Michaelson [Vocals]


Jan 16, 2009
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
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Sep 8, 2018
Parasite Dolls is an OVA that has a very encompassing atmosphere and world, but it regressed into silly edgelord aesthetics. The story is disjointed and confusing, with numerous plot incongruences. Such as a character getting blasted the fuck up in an explosion, we’re talking about a normal human in this instance, and then they’re shown surviving it? How? Why? Your questions mean nothing to this anime.

• There is also an elongated and unnecessarily graphic scene, where a batshit insane dude is fucking a girl from behind and then shoots her in the back of the head, and her brain matter splatters everywhere and he ...

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