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Angel Cop
(Enzeru Koppu)
Genre Action, Cyberpunk, Detective
Original video animation
Director Ichirō Itano
Studio Japan Soeishinsha
Licensor United States Manga Entertainment
Released 1989-1990, 1994
Episodes 6
Author Taku Kitazaki
Publisher Newtype 100% Comics
Magazine Newtype
Original run April 1990 – ongoing
Volumes 1
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Angel Cop (エンゼルコップ Enzeru Koppu ?) is a six-part original video animation created and directed by Ichiro Itano. A manga adaptation written and illustrated by Taku Kitazaki was serialized in Newtype Magazine and reprinted as a Newtype 100% collection in 1990.



The story initially starts by dealing with terrorism in an alternate-universe 1990s era, where Japan is the largest economy in the world. The communist radical group, the Red May, are trying to bring down Japan's economy and take over the government.

In response, a government agency, the Special Security Force, is formed with the ability to act outside the law. However, when the Red May suddenly find themselves being wiped out, the force discovers that something else is hunting the terrorists.



Voiced by: Mika Doi (Japanese), Sharon Holm (English)

The main protagonist and title character. A member of the Special Security Force, she initially believes in just getting the job accomplished and not caring who dies. In the end, however, she shows dismay after being forced to kill Raiden.


Voiced by: Akio Ohtsuka (Japanese), John Bull (English)

One of the Special Security agents. As his name implies, he handles hacking duties, but also participates in firefights. He is killed when Lucifer takes control of his body and causes him to detonate a grenade.

Sakada Raiden

Voiced by: Masashi Ebara (Japanese), John Hunter (English)

Angel's assigned partner in the Special Security Force. Injured during a pursuit of the Red May terrorists, he voluntarily allows himself to receive cybernetic enhancements. His new powers allow him to fight Lucifer to standstill. Afterwards, he forces Angel to kill him by causing his suit to detonate, destroying Lucifer in the process.


Voiced by: Rei Sakuma (Japanese), Barbara Barnes (English)

The only other female Special Security agent, Peace handles explosives and is generally paired with Hacker. It is later revealed that she is in love with him. Peace dies when Lucifer drains her mind.

Taki Haishyo

Voiced by: Kenji Utsumi (Japanese), Bob Sessions (English)

The head of the Special Security Force. He is responsible for giving his subordinates their orders. In the final episode, he arrives at the main police office to kill Maisaka, but is wounded in the attempt and left to bleed to death. However, he manages to plant a bomb in a tape recorder and escape the building.


Voiced by: Kôichi Kitamura (Japanese), Peter Marinker (English)

A scientist who developed cybernetic technology for the police force. Taki, however, refused to allow Ichihara to test his works on the Special Security agents. Nevertheless, Ichihara was able to give Raiden a cybernetic exoskeleton. During the final battle, he was killed when his laboratory exploded.


Voiced by: Kumiko Hironaka

The series' main antagonist, Lucifer is a Hunter, psychic beings sent to destroy anyone unjust in the world. Of the three Hunters, Lucifer is the most powerful and the most fanatical, causing a mass pile-up just to catch Tachihara and killing anyone who attempts to aide the Red May terrorists, the Special Service agents included. She is finally killed when Raiden's suit detonates in front of her.


Voiced by: Mikio Terashima

Taki's right-hand man, Kuwata appears to be second in command of the Special Security Agency. He is killed by Lucifer for allowing Tachihara to leave the Special Security's building. Ironically, he wanted an alliance with the hunters shortly before his death.


Voiced by: Nozomu Sasaki

The first hunter encountered, Asura possesses psychic powers similar to Lucifer's, but not on the same level as hers. He decides to join up with the Special Security agents after realizing Lucifer went too far in her methods. Asura soon becomes targeted by her, but survives the final encounter.


Voiced by: Osamu Saka

Maisaka is a powerful figure in Japan, he is in command of all the police forces. He is responsible for awakening the hunters and attempted to wipe out the Special Security Force. He was killed when a tape recorder inside his helicopter detonated.


Voiced by: Tesshô Genda

Maisaka's second in command. Nogawa was seemingly killed by Angel during an attack on Ichihara's building, but the man killed was revealed to be a decoy. The real Nogawa perishes in the explosion that also kills Maisaka.


Voiced by: Toshihiko Seki (Japanese), Danny Flynn (English)

The new head of the Red May, Tachihara initially manages to escape from the Special Security Force, but is eventually captured and tortured. Hacker and Peace attempt to bring him to Ichihara's laboratory for safety, but the three are killed by Lucifer on the highway.


Voiced by: Yuko Mizutani

A hunter with the appearance of a young girl. As her name implies, she possesses pyrokinetic powers. Asura and Freya appear to be very close. She is killed by Lucifer during a battle on the highway.



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