Angel is a tough, beautiful cop in the Special Security Force, assigned to protect a future version of Tokyo against terrorists, especially Communist terrorists. When she and her partner Raiden are assigned to take out the... more » Red May organization, mysterious beings appear who quickly reduce the would-be provocateurs to so many burned and mutilated bodies. The assignment grows even more complicated when Raiden disappears after he's badly injured in a motorcycle accident. While the Special Security agents are fighting the commies, a cadre of corrupt politicians schemes to have them all murdered before they uncover who's really behind the actions of the Red May and other radicals. Cyborgs, nuclear-waste dumping, psychic mutants, superweapons, and economic terrorism figure heavily in this rambling and exceedingly violent adventure, perhaps to compensate for the lack of credible character development and dialogue. Characters are routinely mutilated, tortured, shot, dismembered, and burned with sadistic glee. Although it's not unusual to find differences between the subtitled and dubbed versions on many anime DVDs, the gap between the two versions is striking on Angel Cop. The subtitles tell a story that is much more chauvinistic and anti-American, though no better written or structured. Contains these episodes: 1. "Special Security Force," 2. "The Disfigured City," 3. "The Death Warrant," 4. "Pain," 5. "Wrath of the Empire," 6. "Doomsday." Not rated: Parental discretion strongly advised for nudity, nonstop profanity, and graphic violence, including torture and violence against women. --Charles Solomon« less
Brad S. (Snibot) from DALLAS, TX Reviewed on 2/25/2010...
The film is a new concept, fresh and edgy. There is plenty of blood and gore, so if you aren't into that you should pass by this film. This has a great blend of psychic powers and cybernetics and while the majority of people are simply cannon fodder, some of our normal people stand out as one could reasonably expect.
Well done, this film mimics what reality would conceivably be like under the circumstances. Excellent voice acting in the English version, and fantastic overall artwork.
End of the World
coopertex | CA United States | 02/18/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Angel cop started well enough, to keep me watching each episode to the last. Much of the story seemed like a action story with shootings, car chases, and plenty of explosions. Then the anime took a supernatural twist with the telepaths, teleporters and firestarter, and the showdowns against Lucifer. Lucifer was too powerful she had the ability to levitate herself, people and objects and killed anyone with her grip. Many of the scenes were very gruesome, with blood splatters, guts and lots of profanity to boot. I understood what the creators were doing when they named characters Angel and Lucifer. I knew they were trying to convey their own version of the world apocalypse. They conveyed this well by making Lucifer almost invincible and very sadistic. In one scene she ripped a woman in half and a man was reduced to a pulp of blood. In another scene she got shot in the head and had her arm ripped off, but she healed herself and grew a new arm. The animation and character design was excellent though a bit outdated by todays standards. The sound effects were good, but sometimes a bit subdued and drowned out by the odd music. An Epic battle contained in a six episode series with pretty good action. I must comment that the english dubbing sucked. For adults only. All episodes continued. Ends on episode 6. I also recommend the anime mini-series called, "Iria"."
Best anime Cop show
Yui Hongo | Somewhere in North America | 05/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's kind of strange how I ended up buying Angel cop the collection. I had seen a commerical for this once that showed Angel taking her helmet off over and over again, because her partner was shocked to find out this his new partner was a tough, female cop (Angel). After seeing this cheesy commerical I thought that it something I definately didn't want to waste my time or money on. Later on I saw a review for this series in an anime magazine it sounded interesting enough. The thing that made me finally decide to give it a chance was the length and at that time I was buying anime based on length hoping to get more for my money which is definately not a recommended strategy for purchasing anime. I was extermely lucky with this one. This is one of the best cop shows in all of anime. There is plenty of story, action, violence, profanity, and interesting characters to satisfy any action-junkie. Also Angel's ride was pretty phat!The drawback is the dubbing. It wasn't all that great. Some people did some extremely bad acting and when other people cursed it sounded forced.Based on the amount of graphic violence, strong language, and nudity I would recommend this to mature viewers 17 and up."
Will stay implanted in your mind
Mac A Hombrelibre | Redlands, CA USA | 01/16/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A few people who have seen this movie will argue that it has no story, is too long, and drags violence on and on and on. This movie does have a plot, and a very good one at that. A branch of police called the special security force deals with terrorism in Tokyo. They stop the terrorists, but then find out that they are just a cover-up for a branch of government accepting money from an American company to dump waste in the rural regions of Japan. That is the background of the story. When watching this movie, be sure to pay attention. As for all of the violence that drags on and on, a lot of it can be best summarized with one word; disturbing. This movie can bring about a lot of disturbing moments, but you won't be able to stop watching. As for length, it is good to see some anime longer than 40 minutes. All in all, after seeing this tape you most likely will not be able to stop thinking about it. The outcome is rather exciting. There will be moments where you will enjoy certain explosions, and others where you will say, "Why did that have to happen?""
Psychic VS Cyborgs (160mins in a 6-part film)
B. Sun | Florida | 01/01/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is as deep as you wanna make it. Watch it (subbed!) and decide if you think it's about human evolution VS scientify revolution OR a lame and violent "Robocop" rip-off. Generally, if you like sci-fi flicks, chances are that this one is gonna be a classic. However, if you're more into comedy and drama and can't stand sci-fi pretentions, then stay away by all means. Though one thing is for sure: this is not for kids! Although there is no true sexual content, the language and graphical nature of this movie is extreme."
A progressive anime from bad to good.
B. Sun | 06/05/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"First off, lets rid ourselves of the misconceptions about this video. She does not wear that scantly clad suit or anything like that in the movie, sorry guys. Second, Angel is just her name, no super powers for her. Third, there is nothing angelica about this lady till the last two episodes, if you get my drift. Now, as my title shows, this anime progresses from bad to good. The first two episodes were only meant to set the foundation of the last four episodes, i.e. watch this movie all at one time or else you'll think you got jipped after the first two, and miss out. The episodes progressively get more violent, which is great and the introduction of psychic powers and cyborg elements make it even better. I only wish to that they would go more into the background of Angel, since she is the main character and to understand why she was so cold at first, but since they didn't do that for any of the characters, no exception was made for her. From my experience, with anime, I wouldn't say shes worth buying unless you like collecting anime. I may be wrong though, I did watch this movie with little sleep and a desire to see lots of violence. In other words, if you can't find it a rental place, might as well buy it. Nothing better than seeing an anime that ties up its loose ends."