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AD Police Files (1990)

Video  -  Animation | Sci-Fi | Thriller  -  23 February 1994 (USA)
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Credited cast:
Atsushi Abe ...
Yôko Asagami ...
Mika Doi ...
Caroline Evers
Toshio Furukawa ...
Tesshô Genda ...
Hitoshi Horimoto
Kiyoshi Kawakubo ...
Yôko Matsuoka ...
Toshiyuki Morikawa
Ryûsei Nakao ...
Emi Shinohara ...
Vanessa Bach
Kiyonobu Suzuki ...
Hyde Cash
Sakiko Tamagawa ...
Dr. Takagi Youko
Mîna Tominaga ...
Iris Cara
Toshiya Ueda


Set several years before the original Bubblegum Crisis, This trio of disturbing cases, focusing on rookie Leon McNichol and his partner, Jeena Malso, challenge what it truly means to be human, what it truly means to be a machine, and how truly thin the border between humanity and machines is. In Vol. 1: The Phantom Woman, Jeena and Leon investigate the circumstances behind the death of a fellow AD Policeman, and Leon is stalked by a boomer who he had destroyed long ago... In Vol. 2: The Ripper, a series of grotesque prostitute murders, committed by a woman who has given up her humanity for her work, are investigated by a woman who is contemplating the loss of her own. And Vol. 3: The Man Who Bites His Tongue, deals with the near death of a police officer, and subsequent transformation into a Robocop-like cyborg, bereft of all but the very last parts of humanity, the only way he can keep his mind focused is to inflict pain upon himself, the only human sensation he has left. Written by Miriani

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23 February 1994 (USA)  »

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(3 episodes)


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1.33 : 1
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Spin-off A.D. Police: To Protect and Serve (1999) See more »


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Music and Lyrics by Ed Formoso
Performed by Lou Bonnevie
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Derivative, Poorly Animated Crap
5 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

AD Police Files is a standard issue grim cyberpunk vision that spends much of its time ripping off earlier, better works such as Blade Runner and Robocop. Long story short, it focuses on a elite police squad dedicated to hunting down rogue androids or "skin jobs,"-I, err, mean "boomers." All of this is set in the future that looks like 1989, only with robots and cyborgs.

In only three episodes, it manages to rip off every major science fiction movie of the eighties. The first two episodes are effectively pervy versions of Blade Runner, while the third episode is essentially a plagiarism of the first two Robocop movies.

To make things worst, the animation is abysmal. Never mind Akira or Studio Ghibli, this won't even make you forget a typical episode of Pokemon! As with most early 90s anime, the subtitles are laugh-inducing, with hyper-melodramatic dialogue.

Just to top it all off, the first two episodes have a definite misogynistic feel to them. In the view of the series's writers, the essence of being a woman is apparently to die from multiple rapes. This is literally stated in the dialogue.

Rent it if you're in the mood for something comical or lurid; otherwise, don't waste your time.

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