AD Police Files

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Cyber City Oedo 808

Cyber City Oedo 808

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!

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WM2K WM2K says...

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.

Ajna Ajna says...

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.

MugenNeS MugenNeS says...

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.

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.

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MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

At there core, AD Police Files and Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex share a similar setting. A future where the lines between man and machine begin to blur, a new law enforcement agency is created to handle situations involving cyborgs and androids. In AD Police Files, this force is the AD Police. In GitS: SAC, this force is Section 9. Both series contain their fair share of action. If you enjoyed one of the shows, be sure to try the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime are based on the premise that humanity has advanced enough to have androids entering daily life. However, not everything goes as smoothly as possible, so a special task force must exist to round up rogue androids. Eith cyber fights, plenty of drama, and questioning humanity, these two are very similar. So, if you watched one, try the other. 

ChalamiuS ChalamiuS says...

Both of these series are cyberpunk that feature androids and they both feature some sort of task force that takes care of incidents. In AD Police Files the incidents involve mostly androids, but in Ghost in the Shell they involve everything from cyborgs to androids to ordinary humans.

Both of these shows feature a somewhat dystopian future and plenty of drama.

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence

In a dystopic city of the future, there has been a rash of killings at the hands of prototype robots. These anomalies from the company Locus Solus are making headlines, and have caught the attention of the cyborg Batou and the crew of the Section 9 special forces. Yet beneath the random violence, a sinister plot is unfolding -- a situation so dangerous that it threatens not only Batou, but innocent humans and cyborgs alike. Can the team of Section 9 unravel the mystery of these murders before they suffer the same fate as the victims?

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MalteseFalcon MalteseFalcon says...

At there core, AD Police Files and Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence share a similar setting. A future where the lines between man and machine begin to blur, a new law enforcement agency is created to handle situations involving cyborgs and androids. In AD Police Files, this force is the AD Police. In GitS: Innocence, this force is Section 9. Both series contain their fair share of action. If you enjoyed one of the shows, be sure to try the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime deal with futuristic worlds where humans are surrounded by cybernetics and androids. However, the androids aren't always cooperative, and that's where a special task force comes in. Whether it's an unknown hacker or simply bad coding, the androids are going berserk. And while you ponder how, these two anime will ask you, "What gives a human it's humanity?"

ChalamiuS ChalamiuS says...

Both of these series deal with androids that have gone on a rampage and the special forces that take care of these incidents.

Black Magic M-66

Black Magic M-66

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, Sybel must race against the clock to help save this innocent girl's life, while protecting her own...

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Rar Rar says...

There are dangerous robots on the loose. We're talking, fighting, blood, explosions, scary cyborg chicks, existential ponderings (kinda) and classy 80s music. Black Magic and A.D. Police are both punk ass and a lot of fun... not suitable for little sisters though.

MugenNeS MugenNeS says...

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.

Joker: Marginal City

Joker: Marginal City

Joker is a cyborg who has superior strength, can absorb the DNA of any person by touch and regrow its body or part of it at will (hence Joker can be a male or a female). Joker belongs to a special troop of law enforcement: as cop, judge and executioner at the same time. Along with his/her lover, a police officer, they have dealt against criminals of every type.

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hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime are about androids bugging out and harming humans until a special task force is called in. While AD Police has a larger task force, Joker is only one person. If you want more cyborg fighting action, more drama, and more questioning what it means to be human, try and pair these two. 

ChalamiuS ChalamiuS says...

Both of these series feature androids that end up glitching and going on a rampage and in both series the government (presumably) calls in a task force or special agent to deal with the problem.