Mad★Bull 34

Mad Bull 34

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: マッド★ブル34
English: Mad Bull 34
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 21, 1990 to Aug 21, 1992
Producers: Pony Canyon
Studios: Magic Bus
Source: Manga
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: DetectiveDetective, GoreGore
Duration: 47 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.311 (scored by 43284,328 users)
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Ranked: #76852
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Popularity: #5843
Members: 11,640
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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


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


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Ending Theme

1: "Time to Get Busy" by James Brown (eps 1)
2: "We Can Make It" by Maizurah (eps 2)
3: "Living in the City" by Maizurah (eps 3)
4: "Believe in Love Again" by Maizurah (eps 4)


Dec 26, 2022
I knew I had to review at least one anime over the holiday season. Maybe I could review Tokyo Godfathers, the best Christmas movie ever made? Nah. Maybe I could review Akiba Maid War…but it’s just so hard to talk about that show without spoiling the fun. So, I decided to do something completely different and just re-review my favorite “So bad it’s awesome” anime of all time. I wrote a quick, shitty review back in 2014 or 2015 but I did NOT do this series justice. Now it’s time that I fully commit to spreading the gospel of the Mad Bull!

It's difficult to talk ...
Aug 16, 2017
Mixed Feelings
In a world where filth such as Umaru Chan and Eromanga Sensei Exist and are allowed to be shown on tv. It's important that we take a look back on a forgotten anime classic from way back in the day. Of course I'm talking about the classic Mad Bull 34. The main character for this show is of course John "Sleepy" Estevez. He is a true man who teaches you how to enforce the law and how to protect it. Hence Sleepy is the law of the city.

Sleepy’s partner is an immigrant named Daizaburo “Eddie” Ban who is clearly an allegory for the regressive ...
Jun 30, 2023
I'll be honest there isn't much positive I can say about this show. Considering I've seen this appearing in a number of 'top X animes' lists my expectations definitely weren't met.

Animation wise is OK. For the time however, it wouldn't have been unreasonable to expect a little more. It's all quite basic. It's not horrible, it's just ok. There is quite a lot of gore here and though I'm not opposed to gore, I feel what's presented in here is a little unnecessary. Some people may think that gore can never be unnecessary, but those people are massive fans of Hostel, and that film is ...

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