A.D. Police

Japanese name: A.D. Police
Japanese name: none
English name: A.D. Police
Dates: April 8, 1999-June 30, 1999 (April 9, 1999-July 1, 1999)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 25:45-26:15 (Thursday, 1:45-2:15 am)
Number of episodes: 12
Animation Studio: AIC (Anime International Company), Plum, BeStack
Production Company: A.D. Police Production Committee
Broadcaster: TV Tokyo (TX)
Creator(s): Toshimichi Suzuki (anime: Bubblegum Crisis (oav series))
Series Director: Hidehito Ueda
Episode Director(s): Hidehito Ueda, Hidekazu Sato, Jiro Fujimoto, Naoyuki Konno, Shigeki Hatakeyama, Shintaro Itoga
Producer(s): Haruo Kawajima (executive), Toru Miura (executive), Hiroaki Inoue, Korefumi Seki, Kichiro Tsukamoto, Satoshi Nagai
Planning: Taiko Hoshikawa (series composition)
Writer(s): Taiko Hoshikawa, Hiroshi Ohnogi, Toshizo Nemoto
Art Director: Shinji Katahira
Character Designer(s): Naoyuki Konno, Natsuki Mamiya (mecha), Reimu Aoki (mecha), Toru Takahashi (mecha)
Music: Yoshinobu Hiraiwa
Sound: Tomohiro Yoshita
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Susumu Chiba (Kenji Sasaki), Takumi Yamazaki (Hans Clitte), Ayako Kawasumi (Kyoko Miyano), Yukari Nozawa (Nancy Wilson), Kouji Ishii (Jose Collins), Chiharu Tezuka (Karen Jordan), Takako Kodama (Mary Malone)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, cyborgs, androids, police, crime
Home Video
Japan: DVD (BIBA 1141-1146)
United States: DVD (AD Vision, DAP 001 (set))
Note(s): This series is set in a similar background story as the Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040 series. It is not exactly a prequel to that series.

There was an oav version of A.D. Police in 1993.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as A.D. Police go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: September 20, 2008
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