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AD Police Files
AD. Police Files
(AD. Police Files)
Genre Mecha, Police, Sci-Fi
OVA: AD Police Files
Directed by Takamasa Ikegami (File 1)
Hidehito Ueda (File 2)
Akira Nishimori (File 3)
Studio AIC, Bandai
No. of episodes 3
Released (DVD, LaserDisc, VHS) Bandai
France (DVD) Pathé
Germany (DVD) Panini Video
Italy (VHS) Manga Ent.
United Kingdom (DVD, VHS) Manga Ent.
United States (DVD, VHS) Animeigo
Runtime Aprox. 26 minutes per episode
The Phantom Woman
The Phantom Woman
The Ripper
The Ripper
The Man Who Bites His Tongue
The Man Who Bites His Tongue
Having fun with the Android
Having fun with the Android

AD Police Files is a three-part OVA which serves as a prequel to the anime series Bubblegum Crisis, produced by Artmic and AIC. Set five years before the events of Bubblegum Crisis, this series showcases three early cases of the AD Police and features the origin of Bubblegum Crisis supporting character Leon McNichol. AD Police Files is much darker and more adult in tone than Bubblegum Crisis, and some fans are less fond of it. Image File history File links Ad_police_uk_dvd_cover2004. ... One common feature of logos used by MEChA chapters, an Eagle holding a lit stick of dynamite and a maquahuitl. ... Sci-fi is an abbreviation for science fiction. ... Original Video Animation (OVA) is an acronym used in Japan for anime titles that are released directly to retail sale, without prior showings on TV or in theaters. ... AIC may stand for: AIC Limited, a mutual fund Co. ... This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... This article is about the Japanese toy manufacturer. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_France. ... Pathé or Pathé Frères is the name of various businesses founded and originally run by the Pathé Brothers of France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Manga Entertainment is a licensor and distributor of Japanese animation (anime) in the United States and United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Manga Entertainment is a licensor and distributor of Japanese animation (anime) in the United States and United Kingdom. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_States. ... AnimEigo is an American licensor and distributor, within the United States and Canada, of Japanese anime such as Urusei Yatsura, Oh My Goddess!, Vampire Princess Miyu, Gainaxs classic industry sendup Otaku no Video, the Bubblegum Crisis OVA series, and Kimagure Orange Road. ... Image File history File links Adpolicefiles_screenshot_01. ... Image File history File links Adpolicefiles_screenshot_01. ... Image File history File links Adpolicefiles_screenshot_03. ... Image File history File links Adpolicefiles_screenshot_03. ... Image File history File links Adpolicefiles_screenshot_06. ... Image File history File links Adpolicefiles_screenshot_06. ... Image File history File links Adpolicefiles_screenshot_07. ... Image File history File links Adpolicefiles_screenshot_07. ... Original Video Animation (OVA) is an acronym used in Japan for anime titles that are released directly to retail sale, without prior showings on TV or in theaters. ... Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is one of the best-known prequels. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) Anime ) (IPA pronunciation: in Japanese, but typically or in English) is an abbreviation of the word animation. Outside Japan, the term most popularly refers to animation... Bubblegum Crisis is an anime OVA series that takes at least part of its inspiration from Philip K. Dicks and Ridley Scotts Blade Runner. ... Anime International Company is an anime studio. ... Bubblegum Crisis is an anime OVA series that takes at least part of its inspiration from Philip K. Dicks and Ridley Scotts Blade Runner. ... AD Police is an anime science fiction series, composed of the 12-episode long AD Police: To Serve and Protect TV series and the 3-episode long AD Police Files OVA series. ... Bubblegum Crisis is an anime OVA series that takes at least part of its inspiration from Philip K. Dicks and Ridley Scotts Blade Runner. ... Bubblegum Crisis is an anime OVA Series that takes at least part of its inspiration from Philip K. Dicks and Ridley Scotts Blade Runner. ... Bubblegum Crisis is an anime OVA series that takes at least part of its inspiration from Philip K. Dicks and Ridley Scotts Blade Runner. ...


However, it has proven popular enough to create several spin-off manga, such as AD Police 25:00, and a television series titled AD Police — although the television series has little to do with the OVA, and is often mistaken for a prequel for the series Bubblegum Crisis 2040 (regardless of their completely different interpretations of Genom). 2nd English edition of InuYasha Vol. ... AD Police is an anime science fiction series, composed of the 12-episode long AD Police: To Serve and Protect TV series and the 3-episode long AD Police Files OVA series. ... A human ovum An ovum (loosely, egg or egg cell) is a female sex cell or gamete. ... Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace is one of the best-known prequels. ... Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 is an alternate-universe spinoff to the original Bubblegum Crisis anime OVA series. ...


Episodes

Japanese title (Kanji) Japanese title (Romaji) English title Original release date
File 1 幻の女 File 1 Maboroshi no Onna File 1: The Phantom Woman 1990-05-25
File 2 ザ・リッパー File 2 Za Rippaa File 2: The Ripper 1990-08-24
File 3 舌を噛む男 File 3 Shita o Kamu Otoko File 3: The Man Who Bites His Tongue 1990-11-22

Note: English titles may vary in different editions. Japanese writing Kanji Kana Hiragana Katakana Hentaigana Manyōgana Uses Furigana Okurigana Rōmaji Kanji (Japanese:  ) are the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system along with hiragana (平仮名), katakana (片仮名), and the Hindu-Arabic numerals. ... Japanese writing Kanji 漢字 Kana 仮名 Hiragana 平仮名 Katakana 片仮名 Uses Furigana 振り仮名 Okurigana 送り仮名 Romaji ローマ字 The title given to this article lacks diacritics because of certain technical limitations. ...


English DVD and VHS editions

Currently the rights of publication in the United Kingdom are hold by Manga Entertainment UK, Who published several DVD and VHS editions of the Anime.
Manga Entertainment is a licensor and distributor of Japanese animation (anime) in the United States and United Kingdom. ...

Cover Information
DVD United States AD Police Files 1-3

Format: Animated, Closed-captioned, Color, Dubbed, Subtitled, NTSC
Languages: Japanese, English
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)
Number of discs: 1
Rating: NR
Studio: Animeigo
DVD Release Date: October 5, 2004
Runtime: 120 minutes
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DVD United Kingdom AD Police Files 1-2-3

Format: PAL
Languages: English
Region: Region 2
Number of discs: 1
Rating:
Studio: Manga Entertainment
DVD Release Date:
Runtime:
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VHS United Kingdom AD Police 1: Voomer Madness

Format: HiFi Sound, PAL
Language: English
Rated: 18
Studio: Manga Entertainment
VHS Release Date: 5 Dec 1994
Runtime: 26 minutes
Image File history File linksMetadata Ad_police_vhs_1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Manga Entertainment is a licensor and distributor of Japanese animation (anime) in the United States and United Kingdom. ...

VHS United Kingdom AD Police 2: The Paradise Loop

Format: HiFi Sound, PAL
Language: English
Rated: 18
Studio: Manga Entertainment
VHS Release Date: 9 Jan 1995
Run Time: 27 minutes
Image File history File links Ad_police_vhs_2. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Manga Entertainment is a licensor and distributor of Japanese animation (anime) in the United States and United Kingdom. ...

VHS United Kingdom AD Police 3: I Want Medicine

Format: HiFi Sound, PAL
Language: English
Rated: 18
Studio: Manga Entertainment
VHS Release Date: 6 Feb 1995
Runtime: 26 minutes
Image File history File linksMetadata Ad_police_vhs_3. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Manga Entertainment is a licensor and distributor of Japanese animation (anime) in the United States and United Kingdom. ...

VHS United Kingdom AD Police parts 1-3

Format: HiFi Sound, PAL
Language: English
Rated: 18
Studio: Manga Entertainment
VHS Release Date: 4 Mar 1996
Runtime: 81 minutes
Image File history File linksMetadata Ad_police_vhs_123. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Manga Entertainment is a licensor and distributor of Japanese animation (anime) in the United States and United Kingdom. ...

VHS United States Ad Police Files 1-3

Format: Color, NTSC
Number of tapes: 1
Rated: NR
Studio: Koch Vision Entertainment
VHS Release Date: February 23, 1999
Runtime: 120 minutes
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Bubblegum Crisis
Bubblegum Crisis - Bubblegum Crash - Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
AD Police
AD Police Files - AD Police: To Serve and Protect
Similar setting
Parasite Dolls
Characters
Knight Sabers: Sylia Stingray - Priss Asagiri - Linna Yamazaki - Nene Romanova
AD Police: Leon McNichol - Daley Wong - Chief Todo - Jeena Malso
GENOM: Brian J Mason - Quincy Rosencroitz
Other characters: Mackie Stingray - Fargo - Nigel Kirkland - Galatea - Boomers

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DVD Times - AD Police: Files 1-3 (1916 words)
Set in Mega Tokyo 2027 AD, a few years before the events of Bubblegum Crisis and therefore before the Knight Sabers made their appearance this series takes us into the heart of the AD Police operations and gives us an insight into how they once had to deal with these situations before later interventions.
AD Police was made during the very popular Cyberpunk era in anime, where we saw such series like Bubblegum Crisis, Cyber City Oedo 808 and Genocyber and even feature films such as Akira, only a few years prior.
AD Police is a dark series that echoes films like Blade Runner and Akira in terms of setting and atmosphere and paints a gloomy picture of a not too distant future.
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