Mad Bull

Rating: no Rampages

The cover for this crappy video Synopsis:
America - land of freedom. Within its dark streets prowl those who abuse its freedoms, and nowhere is as crime-ridden as New York City. The New York City Police Department must protect society from evil on its streets. This is the tale of New York's finest cops, serving in its toughest district - the 34th Precinct. Lurking in its dark alleyways and on its poorly lit street corners, lies a vice infested, crime-ridden cesspool. Prostitution, drugs, extortion - all make the streets less than safe.
Into this melting pot of crime and corruption comes a raw, young, 19-year-old recruit, an accomplished marksman and martial artist - Diazaburo. Confident in his ability to deal with any encounter, he's about to get a very rude awakening! His new partner is the most notorious cop on the force - know as Mad Bull, due to his incredibly violent form of peace keeping. And to make matters worse, the 34th Precinct is in the middle of a Mafia turf war!

Gee, this was a big surprise..I had no idea it was going to be this bad from the trailers! I mean, doesn't everyone love animation that looks like it's older than my parents, pointlessly over-the-top sex and violence (and still badly drawn), and characters that make the cast of MD Geist look like they could teach Shakespeare? Okay, enough kidding around...this is hands down one of the worst anime I've ever seen. Absolutely everything about the art is complete crap, I mean this stuff makes Orange Road look like Akira; really heavy on the cel-recycling, choppy cutting, and pathetic backgrounds. I'm really wishing I'd listened to that little voice inside of me saying "you don't need to watch, they can find out for themselves..." There is abolutely no depth to the characters at all, and we get either no clues to their motivations, or clues that make us wish we could forget them in their lameness. I'm not even going to bother mentioning the music, as there isn't anything in this show that one could refer to as "music" without viciously insulting every musician who ever lived. I can't think of one thing about this series that I found even remotely worthwhile, though some people seem to find the concept of a cop who has a rack of grenades hanging from his pubic hair amusing--I just found it absurd and pointless. Dubbed or subbed, avoid Mad Bull at all costs. Trust me, this is NOT worth anyone's time.

Available from Manga Entertainment.