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Director: Takuya Satô
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Series cast summary:
Toshio Furukawa ...
 Leon (3 episodes, 1990)
Adam Henderson ...
 Leon (1994) / ... (3 episodes, 1990)
Brad Moranz ...
 Leon (1995) (3 episodes, 1990)
Youko Matsuoka ...
 Gina (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Gina (1994) (3 episodes, 1990)
Regan Forman ...
 Gina (1995) / ... (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Dieork (1995) (3 episodes, 1990)
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 Walla (1995) (3 episodes, 1990)
Tesshô Genda ...
 Dieork (2 episodes, 1990)
Shin'ichirô Miki ...
 Walla (2 episodes, 1990)
Scott Simpson ...
 Walla (1995) (2 episodes, 1990)
Amanda Tancredi ...
 Walla (1995) (2 episodes, 1990)
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In the future, many difficult and undesirable jobs are handled by specially designed androids called BUMAs or boomers. Unfortunately, many of them have a danger to going beserk and when that happens, only the AD Police are equipped and trained to deal with them. When one AD cop is killed in one of these missions, his life insurance may be cancelled due to some unanswered questions. To clear that up, two cops decided to investigate the target android's background on their free time. Unknown to them, another android is following them with her own agenda... Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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A.D. Police File 1  »

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Spun-off from Bubblegum Crisis (1987) See more »

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Cry Cry Cry
Music and Lyrics by Toto Gentica
Performed by Lou Bonnevie
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Very Dark Prequel to Bubblegum Crisis
9 February 2006 | by (Royal Oak, MI) – See all my reviews

(This is the prequel to the anime Bubblegum Crisis which I am not familiar with so I can't compare the shows, but simply review it as a stand alone product.) Set in MegaTokyo in the year 2046, the police force has been broken into two groups, Normal police (who deal with your everyday crimes), and AD Police (who deal with the Boomers.) Boomers are robots or people who have cybernetically enhanced their bodies by 70% and are committing criminal acts.

The extremely short series (only three episodes) deals with Normal Police officer Leon becoming an AD Police officer and what it is like to be a member of AD police.

AD Police is a very dark and grim look into the future. A feel of Blade Runner meets Robocop runs through this story, but with such a dark feeling that I couldn't really enjoy it. Plenty of blood and guts and creepy imagery to really visually impress, but just a little too nasty for my tastes.

** Out of ****


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