Angel Cop (OAV)

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©1994 Ichiro Itano/Soeishinsha.


Alternative title:
Ангел-полицейский (Russian)
エンゼル コップ (Japanese)
Themes: cyborg, espers, police
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: To combat rising attacks by communist terrorists, Japan has created a special security force authorized to use lethal force. Angel, the newest member of the force, fights to take down the terrorist group, Red May. Accidentally uncovering ties between Red May and the government, she and the rest of the Special Security Force are targeted for execution by 3 "hunters", enhanced psychics, working for the government. Together with her cybernetically enhanced partner, Raiden, it is up to Angel to stop them.
User Ratings: 325 ratings have been given [details]
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 Excellent: 17 votes (dub:9, sub:8)
 Very good: 31 votes (sub:16, dub:14, others:1
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 Good: 69 votes (dub:40, sub:28, others:1
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Seen in part or in whole by 643 users, rank: #1709 (of 8384)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.486 (So-so+), std. dev.: 2.3318, rank: #7218 (of 8480)
Weighted mean: 5.460 (So-so+), rank: #7275 (of 8480) (seen all: 5.64 / seen some: 4.53 / won't finish: 2.41)
Bayesian estimate: 5.533 (Decent−), rank: #6070 (of 6386)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 6
Episode titles: We have 6
Vintage: 1989-09-01 to 1994-05-20
Release dates: We have 23
Ending Theme:
"Itami" (痛み; Pain) by Crayon Company
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 2
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Angel Cop (Blu-Ray) 2018-08-28 (from $17.97)
DVD (Region 1)
    Angel Cop - The Collection (DVD) 2000-10-31
    Angel Cop (DVD) 2018-09-25
VHS
    Angel Cop - The Collection (Dub.VHS) 1997-10-28
    Angel Cop - Special Security Force (Dub.VHS 1) 1995-07-25
    Angel Cop - The Disfigured City (Dub.VHS 2) 1995-08-22
    Angel Cop - The Death Warrant (Dub.VHS 3) 1995-09-26
    Angel Cop - Pain (Dub.VHS 4) 1995-10-24
    Angel Cop - Wrath of the Empire (Dub.VHS 5) 1995-12-05
    Angel Cop - Doomsday (Dub.VHS 6) 1996-02-27

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Ichiro Itano
Screenplay:
Ichiro Itano (eps 1-6)
Noboru Aikawa (ep 1)
Storyboard:
Akihiko Yamashita (ep 3)
Hideki Takayama (eps 3, 5)
Hiroyuki Kitakubo (ep 2)
Hiroyuki Ochi (ep 3)
Ichiro Itano (eps 1, 4, 6)
Shoichi Masuo (ep 4)
Music: Kan Ogasawara
Original Work: Ichiro Itano
Character Design: Nobuteru Yuki
Art Director:
Hiroshi Sasaki (eps 1-4)
Hitoshi Nagao (ep 6)
Satoru Hirono (ep 5)
Animation Director:
Hiroyuki Ochi (ep 3)
Satoru Nakamura (ep 2)
Takehiro Nakayama (ep 6)
Tamio Okuda (ep 3)
Yasuhiro Seo (eps 4-5)
Yasuomi Umetsu (ep 1)
Mechanical design:
Koichi Ohata (eps 4-6)
Masaharu Tomoda
Yasuhiro Moriki
Art design: Sadami Morikawa
Sound Director: Etsuji Yamada
Director of Photography:
Hideo Okazaki (eps 4-5)
Hiroaki Matsuzawa (ep 1)
Norihide Kubota (ep 3)
Takafumi Arai (ep 6)
Yukio Sugiyama (ep 2)
Producer:
Kazufumi Nomura (eps 1-3)
Yoshio Nakamura (eps 4-6)

Assistant Unit Director: Ken Hirano (ep 3)
Background Art:
Masanori Kikuchi (ep 1)
Naoshi Yokose (ep 3)
Satoru Hirono (eps 1-5)
Takashi Watabe (Apple; eps 2-4)
Tatsuya Kushida (ep 1)
Tsuyoshi Watanabe (Apple; eps 2-4)
Youji Takeshige (eps 1-4)
Color design: Kazunori Suzuki
Composition: Hiroyuki Kitakubo (ep 2)
Dialogue Editing: Ryoko Nashimoto (ep 6)
In-Between Animation:
Hideo Yuasa (eps 4-6)
Hiroshi Matsuyama (ep 3)
Hiroyuki Murakami (ep 3)
Keiji Koga (ep 6)
Kouichi Ishida (eps 4-5)
Kunihiko Ito (eps 1-2)
Masato Ujibe (ep 6)
Masayuki Ota (eps 1-4)
Miiko Adachi (ep 2)
Mikihiro Ohshiba (ep 4)
Rie Aoki (ep 6)
Shinya Kawahara (ep 6)
Takaaki Fukuyo (ep 6)
Tetsukazu Yamagishi (ep 6)
Tomohiro Kawahara (eps 1, 4-5)
Toshihiko Shimada (eps 1-2, 4-5)
Tsukasa Koshiya (ep 3)
Yoshiie Yokoyama (ep 6)
Yūji Matsubara (eps 4-5)
Yūki Ōnuki (eps 4-5)
In-Between Check:
Ritsuko Watanabe (eps 1-2, 4-6)
Toshiyuki Ozawa (ep 3)
Mechanical animation Director:
Ichiro Itano (ep 5)
Masaharu Tomoda (eps 1-2)
Music Editing: Ryoko Nashimoto (ep 6)
Paint: Michiko Koike (ep 6)
Paint Check:
Akemi Horie (eps 1-3)
Eriko Murata (eps 1-4)
Kazunori Suzuki (eps 5-6)
Masato Takagi (ep 4)
Michiko Koike (ep 5)
Yoshiko Takiguchi (eps 1-5)
Yuko Minezaki (eps 1-3)
Yuko Toyozaki (eps 1-4)
Photography:
Akio Kanazawa (Trans Arts; eps 1-2)
Atsushi Kageyama (I.M.G; ep 4)
Haruto Matsui (I.M.G; ep 4)
Hideo Fujii (Trans Arts; eps 1-2)
Hideo Suzuki (Mushi Production; ep 3)
Hiroaki Matsuzawa (Trans Arts; ep 2)
Hiroki Sekido (Trans Arts; eps 1-2)
Hiroshi Isakawa (Mushi Production; ep 3)
Hirotaka Ōkubo (Trans Arts; eps 1-2)
Katsutoshi Hirose (Trans Arts; ep 1)
Kazunori Suzuki (Mushi Production; ep 3)
Masaaki Fujita (Mushi Production; ep 3)
Masaki Nakamura (I.M.G; ep 4)
Naoko Watanabe (I.M.G; ep 4)
Norihide Kubota (Mushi Production; ep 3)
Toshiaki Yamaguchi (Mushi Production; ep 3)
Tsuneo Hosoda (Trans Arts; ep 2)
Yoshinori Kimura (Trans Arts; ep 1)
Planning: Naotaka Yoshida
Production Advancement:
Hikaru Sato (eps 1-2, 5)
Hiroaki Urano (ep 4)
Kyōko Koyama (eps 5-6)
Masahiko Aida (ep 3)
Production Affairs: Hiromi Harada (eps 4-5)
Production manager:
Hikaru Sato (ep 4)
Hiroaki Urano (eps 1-2, 5-6)
Koichi Murakami (ep 3)
Mamoru Minagawa (ep 3)
Production producer:
Kenji Miyashita (eps 1-2, 4-6)
Toshiki Oonishi (ep 3)
Recording:
Nobuhira Hirano (eps 1, 3-4)
Riyo Yamada (ep 2)
Takako Morohoshi (ep 6)
Teruaki Sugawara (ep 6)
Yasuo Kosuge (eps 1, 3-4)
Yukio Abe (ep 5)
Recording Adjustment:
Kou Kojima (ep 5)
Nobuhira Hirano (ep 6)
Shuji Inoue (ep 2)
Toshiaki Hoshino (eps 1, 3-4)
Recording Coordination:
Mikio Iizuka (Avaco Creative Studio; ep 5)
Toshiaki Hoshino (Central Recording; ep 6)
Sound Coordination: Toru Nakano (81 Produce; eps 1-6)
Sound Effects:
Junichi Sasaki (Anime Sound Production; eps 1-6)
Special Effects:
Mutsuko Shibata (ep 1)
Takashi Maekawa (eps 2-6)
Special Key Animation:
Shinji Hashimoto (Studio Break; ep 2)
Shinya Ohira (Studio Break; ep 2)
Special Thanks To:
Hideki Futamura (ep 4)
Nobuteru Yuki (ep 4)
Satoshi Urushihara (ep 4)
Shoichi Masuo (ep 4)
Theme Song Arrangement: Hideki Katoh
Theme Song Composition: Yukie Yaginuma
Theme Song Lyrics: Yukie Yaginuma
Theme Song Performance:
Hideki Katoh (crayon-sha)
Yukie Yaginuma (crayon-sha)
Mika Doi as Angel (Yō Mikawa)

Akio Ohtsuka as Hacker (Yūji Fuse; eps 1-4)
Kenji Utsumi as Kaishō Taki
Kōichi Kitamura as Ichihara (eps 1, 3, 5-6)
Kumiko Hironaka as Lucifer (eps 2-6)
Masashi Ebara as Raiden (Isamu Sakata)
Mikio Terashima as Kuwata (Masumi Hirakawa; eps 1-4)
Nozomu Sasaki as Asura
Osamu Saka as Governor Maisaka
Rei Sakuma as Peace (Reika Yogawa; eps 1-4)
Tesshō Genda as PSB Chief Togawa (eps 3-6)
Toshihiko Seki as Tachihara (eps 1-4)
Yuko Mizutani as Freya (eps 2-4)

Hajime Koseki as Takeshi Suyama (ep 1)
Hidenari Ugaki as Division leader (ep 5)
Kiyoyuki Yanada as Tango Leader (ep 5)
Masaaki Yajima as Narrator (eps 1-2)
Takuma Suzuki as Subordinate (ep 6)
Tesshō Genda as Frenchie (ep 3)
Toshiharu Sakurai as Delta One (ep 5)

Atsushi Anbe (eps 1-3)
Emi Shinohara (ep 1)
Hajime Koseki (eps 1-2)
Hidetoshi Nakamura (eps 1-2)
Kiyonobu Suzuki (eps 1-2, 4)
Kyousei Tsukui (eps 2, 4)
Takeshi Oba (eps 2-3)
Japanese companies
Animation Production:
D.A.S.T Corporation (eps 1-2, 4-6)
Studio 88 (ep 3)
Animation Production Cooperation:
Project Team Muu (ep 3)
Studio 88 (eps 1-2)
Background Art:
Apple (eps 2-4)
Baku Production (ep 1)
Mi Rim Animation (ep 5)
Studio Tulip (eps 5-6)
DVD Distribution: Geneon Entertainment, Inc.
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
In-Between Animation:
Oh! Production (ep 2)
Studio Egg (ep 2)
Studio Wombat (ep 2)
In-Between Animation Cooperation:
Artland (eps 1, 4-5)
Balance Pro (ep 3)
Kim Seong World (eps 1, 4-5)
Monsieur Onion (ep 1)
Sam Heung Animation (ep 3)
Seoul Kids (ep 6)
Studio 88 (ep 1)
Studio Boomerang (ep 1)
Studio Egg (ep 4)
Studio Kuma (ep 3)
Studio Look (ep 1)
Studio Mark (ep 3)
Studio Wombat
Tasco Shanghai (ep 6)
Tokyo Animation Center (ep 6)
Twenty First (ep 1)
Studio Wombat (eps 1, 4-6)
Key Animation:
Artland (ep 4)
EarthWork (ep 4)
Music Production Assistance: Ai ga areba Daijobu CO. LTD.
Music Re-Mixing: Kannonzaki Marine Studio (eps 4-5)
Music Recording: Kannonzaki Marine Studio (eps 4-5)
Paint:
AIC (ep 6)
Just (eps 1-4)
Kim Seong World (eps 1-5)
Mi Rim Animation (ep 5)
Office Next-One (ep 1)
Sam Heung Animation (ep 3)
Seoul Kids (ep 6)
Tasco Shanghai (ep 6)
Photography:
AC Production (ep 6)
ACC Production Yahara Studio (ep 4)
AIC (eps 4-5)
IMG (eps 4-5)
Kum Young Animation (ep 5)
Mushi Production (ep 3)
Studio Cavern (ep 4)
Studio Sieben (eps 4-6)
Trans Arts Co. (eps 1-2)
Tsudo Kobo (ep 5)
Production: Soeishinsha
Recording Studio:
AVACO Creative Studios (ep 5)
Central Recording (eps 1, 3-4, 6)
Tokyo TV Center (ep 2)
Sound Coordination: 81 Produce
Sound Effects: Anime Sound Production
Sound Production:
Central Recording (eps 3-4)
HALF H·P STUDIO (eps 3-6)
Special Key Animation: Studio Break (ep 2)
Titles: Maki Production
English cast
English staff
Dubbing Director: Michael Bakewell
Executive producer: Laurence Guinness

Casting: Jill Wilmot
Dubbing Mixing: Richard King
Re-Recording Engineer: Clive Mitchison
Script Adaptation: John Wolskel
Sharon Holm as Angel

Barbara Barnes as
Freya
Peace
Bob Sessions as
Taki 
Taki Haishyo
Garrick Hagon as Kuwata
Jay Benedict as Asura
John Bull as Hacker
John Hunter as
Raiden 
Sakada Raiden
Lorelei King as Lucifer
Peter Marinker as Dr. Ichihara
Peter Wood as Miyaka

Bob Sessions as Narrator
Colin Bruce as
Red May Terrorists
Technician
Daniel Flynn as Tachihara
Danny Flynn as Tachihara
Jesse Vogel as Maisaka
John Jay Fitzgerald as
Spokesman
Walla (uncredited)
Peter Wood as
Togawa
Togawa's Double
William Dufris as Guard
William Roberts as Tokawa
English companies
Internet Streaming:
Amazon Prime Video (Dubbed)
Midnight Pulp (Dubbed)
RetroCrush (Dubbed)
Tubi TV
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2018)
Manga Entertainment (expired)
French staff
French cast
(none)
Céline Mauge as Angel

Frederic Popovic as Raiden
Jacques Albaret as Kuwata
Michel Blin as
Narrateur
Taki
Nathalie Bienaime as
Freya
Peace
Patrick Bethune as
Hacker
Professeur Ichihara
Paule Pascal as Lucifer
Tony Joudrier as
Asura
Tachihara
French companies
Distributor:
Manga Video
Pathé (France)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Augusto Di Bono
Patrizia Salmoiraghi as Angel / Yo Mikawa

Alessandra Karpoff as Peace / Reika Yogama
Augusto Di Bono as
Togawa
Voce Narrante
Diego Sabre as Kuwata / Masumi Hirakawa
Federico Danti as Tachihara
Gianfranco Gamba as Asura
Gianni Mantesi as Governatore Maisaka
Luca Semeraro as Raiden / Isamu Sakata
Marco Balbi as Hacker / Yuji Fuse
Mario Scarabelli as Ichihara
Orlando Mezzabotta as Kaisho Taki
Stefania Patruno as Lucifer

Italian companies

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