The year is 2027, and robotic dreams of the past have turned into a present nightmare with artificial organs turning humans into machines, and advanced AI making androids more like people. With the boundaries of humanity and morality blurring, it's the inhumanity of modern crime that the Advanced Police have to face every day on the dark streets of MegaTokyo - everything from masochistic cyborgs to subway prostitute murders. Will the violence and corruption of the city be too much for new recruit Leon McNichol?
In the year 2808, criminals are no longer just wasting space in prison cells. The Cyber Police have turned to using these “patrons” by giving them a choice. Their sentence, or to work with them to catch other criminals and knock some years off their sentence. But getting off easy isn't, as each criminal is fitted with booby trapped collar that operates on a 24 hour cycle, stopped ONLY if they capture their intended targets. As time runs out on each case, someone's head must roll... the target's, or their own!
Cyber City Oedo is about criminals upholding the law in the future, while AD Police Files is about the police doing their jobs; both have good stories and action. AD Police Files gives rise to a few more recommendations as well (Bubblegum Crash, Crisis etc) but, being a bloke, AD Police is the one to go for - forget about 'feelings', we're here for the action.
Vintage cyberpunk never gets too old to hard-core rabid fans :P!
Thought the graphical appeal and the scientific side could have gotten a tad rusty, they still have plot more complex than most modern show, not to mention they at least deserve to be watched as documents.
Either anime will fill your taste buds if you're into hunting down cyber punks with little to nothing to loose in a futuristic setting that seems more complex than that of those anime that are shown today. Both tell a somewhat similar tale, but A.D. Police Files deals more in the action side of things rather than the psychological side. Either way you'll have your fill with either anime.
When freelance reporter Sybel finds out about a potentially hot scoop involving a crashed military plane, she has no idea what she is about to get herself into. The plane, she discovers, was carrying two top-secret prototype robots known as M-66. The problem? The mission of these programmed killers is to assassinate the granddaughter of their creator. Now, Sybil must race against the clock to help save this innocent girl's life, while protecting her own...
Action packed, non stop blood and explosions both anime will keep you on the edge of your seat. Each bringing their own flavor of violence in a futuristic world that will sure to bring hard core Mecha fans to tears.
The year is 2179: humans and robots have colonized Mars. A newer Third-Type robot has been designed to interact undetected in human society. That is, until a man named D'anclaude discovers their secret and starts a movement to wipe them out. Armitage is a Third-Type that works for the police with her partner Ross, and now these two must rid the planet of D'anclaude and his evil plans.
If you enjoy futuristic classic anime with a hint of cyberpunk then you will most definately enjoy both of these anime. They both share similar ideas of humans co-existing with human-like robots and all the drawbacks of this new society. Where AD Police set from point of view of different characters(mainly around AD Police special police unit) dealing with mallfunctioning robots, Armitage story based on a badass girl android full of emotions that is trying to discover purpose of her existance, where she came from and what exactly is she.
The year is 2032. Tokyo has been destroyed by a great earthquake and a new city, MegaTokyo, has risen from the ashes. Humans now live side-by-side with androids known as Boomers who perform many of the menial and laborious tasks that humans despise, but these artificial servants come with a price: they have a tendency to go haywire and attack those they were built to serve. The A.D. Police force was created to try and stop this menace, but its weapons can do little more than annoy the Boomers. Hope lies with the Knight Sabers, four young women with high-tech, armored suits and enough firepower to stop an army - but will it be enough to stop MegaTokyo's greatest threat?
Love hard core Mecha action with a juicy futuristic story, then you'll enjoy either one of these anime, despite the fact that Bubblegum Crisis is the official sequel to A.D. Police Files. It's not a continuation by no means but still falls along the same principals of hard police work, in a futuristic setting. So if you're looking for a great place to start you Neo Tokyo fix, you'll most certainly want to watch either of these.
Many years in the future, crime is out of hand. In order keep the city safe, the Tank Police were created. The Tank Police are an elite unit that uses massive tanks to bring criminals to justice, yet many feel they do more damage than they are worth. Leona is a rookie, and within her first few days on the force she is already knee-deep in trouble.
Enjoy Mecha and a cool version of Neo Tokyo that is jam packed with action then you'll love Dominion Tank Police right along side A.D. Police Files. Despite the fact DTP has a bit more comedy in it, but it's still a great watch to be sure. You'll enjoy both anime with ease.