AD. Policy

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AD. Policy
genre Science fiction , cyberpunk , action
title AD. Police 25:00
Original title AD. ポ ​​リ ス 25 時
transcription AD. Porisu 25-ji
country JapanJapan Japan
author Tony Takezaki
publishing company Dai-Nihon Kaiga
magazine Comic Noisy
First publication 1988-1989
expenditure 1
title AD Police
Original title AD.POLICE 終 焉 都市
transcription AD.POLICE: Shūen Toshi
country JapanJapan Japan
author Tony Takezaki
publishing company Bandai Shuppan
magazine Bandai B Club
First publication November 1989 - August 1990
expenditure 1
Original video animation
Country of production JapanJapan Japan
original language Japanese
year 1990
Studio Youmex , Artmic , AIC
length 26 minutes
Episodes 3
Director Hidehito Ueda
AD Police (1999)
Parasite Dolls (2003)

AD. Police are two manga that were created as an offshoot of the anime Bubblegum Crisis and were also implemented as an original video animation . 1999 was followed by a remake as the television series AD Police and in 2003 the offshoot Parasite Dolls was published. The work belongs to the genres of science fiction , action and cyberpunk .


The work takes place five years before Bubblegum Crisis and tells the story of the colleagues of one of the main characters. Leon McNichol's early years with the Tokyo AD Police and their fight against runaway boomers are portrayed. He works with the police officer Jeena Malso.



Tony Takezaki published the manga AD between 1988 and 1989 in the magazine Comic Noisy ( コ ミ ッ ク ノ イ ズ ィ ) . Police 25:00 (alternatively Japanese AD. ポ ​​リ ス 25 時 , AD. Porisu 25-ji ). In December 1989 the chapters became an anthology ( ISBN 4-499-20540-9 ). summarized. This was bilingual with Japanese and English text.

A second manga called AD. Police: Shūen Toshi ( AD.POLICE 終 焉 都市 , AD.POLICE Shūen Toshi ) and the subtitle The Another Story of Bubblegumcrisis was published from November 1989 to August 1990 in the Bandai B-Club magazine . An anthology was published in 1990 by Bandai Shuppan ( ISBN 4-89189-109-2 ), with reprints in 1993 by Byakuya Shobō ( ISBN 4-89367-342-4 ), in 1998 by Media Works ( ISBN 4-07-310172-2 ) and 2004 by Kōdansha ( ISBN 4-06-334946-2 ). Viz Media released the volume as AD Police: Dead End City in the US and Manga Books in the UK. At Feest Comics he appeared as AD Police in German in their magazine Manga Power .

Original video animation

At the same time as the manga was published , an original video animation was produced by the Youmex , Artmic and AIC studios . This was directed by Hidehito Ueda , Naoyuki Konno designed the character design and Natsuki Mamiya and Rei Yumeno created the mecha design. The producers were Satoshi Koizumi and Tsutomu Sugita. Initially, five episodes were planned, but only three were produced.

The three 25-minute episodes were released from May to November 1990. This was followed by publications in English as AD Police Files , French and Spanish.


role Japanese speaker ( seiyū )
Leon McNichol Toshio Furukawa
Iris Cana Miina Tominaga
Billy Fanword Norio Wakamoto
Ernest Dieork Tesshō Genda
Jeena Malso Yōko Matsuoka

Television series

In 1999, it was re-adapted as a 12-part anime television series.


The OVA is characterized as more critical, darker and more mature than its predecessor Bubblegum Crisis . There is more violence and sex is more in the foreground. The plot focuses on the portrayal of the characters and the pressure they are under in the fight against the Boomers. As in the predecessor, the authors of the Anime Encyclopedia account for the influences of Blade Runner and Robocop . In contrast to the emphasis on femininity by the combat suits in Bubblegum Crisis , the technology in this work seemed downright misogynous and robs its users of humanity. Antonia Levi also sees little progress in the portrayed role of women in the police as it was in Japanese society at the time. Nevertheless, according to Anime Encyclopedia , the series was artistically better than the previous parts of the franchise. According to Funime, the drawings and animations have been simplified compared to their predecessor, the quality of the anime as a 1990 production.

Individual evidence

  1. Ad Police 25:00 - Tony Takezaki - English Manga. In: Retrieved August 11, 2012 .
  2. Manga Power. In: Retrieved August 11, 2012 .
  3. a b Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy: The Anime Encyclopedia. Revised & Expanded Edition , p. 5. Berkeley 2006, Stone Bridge Press
  4. AnimeDVD Vol. 8 May / June 2004, p. 55
  5. ^ Trish Ledoux and Doug Ranney: The Complete Anime Guide , p. 44. Tiger Mountain Press, Issaquah (Washington), 1995
  6. ^ Antonia Levi: Samurai from Outer Space - Understanding Japanese Animation , p. 122. Carus Publishing, 1996.
  7. Jonathan Clements, Helen McCarthy: The Anime Encyclopedia. Revised & Expanded Edition , p. 79. Berkeley 2006, Stone Bridge Press
  8. Funime 41, p. 19

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