Parasite Dolls (パラサイトドールズ Parasaito Dōruzu) is a three-part original video animation produced by the Anime International Company and IMAGICA Entertainment, and written by Chiaki J. Konaka and Kazuto Nakazawa. The series is set in Megatokyo and focuses on a group of A.D. Police officers known as the Branch.
Branch is tasked with stopping terrorist activities as well as Boomers (androids) that have become harmful to society. Branch officer Buzz must cope with having a Boomer for a partner, while officer Michaelson finds the line between human and robot to be a thin one. Together they serve to protect a world that is slowly deconstructing around them.
- Kenji Sorime
Branch Members Edit
It was originally released in a three-part OVA (each episode a half-hour long), but was also released as an hour-and-a-half long movie.
Nicoletta Christina Browne of THEM Anime Reviews found the installment to be "a good series that doesn't pull many surprises but does make a satisfying if sometimes a bit graphic watch. If one comes in without expectations of greatness and prepared for the violence, you'll likely enjoy it just fine." Browne recommended it for fans of cyberpunk, and also that it would be for mature teens and adults for its graphic violence and implicit sex.
Chris Beveridge of the Fandom Post found the audio and video for the collection to have no major issues. He liked that the series featured some of the "dark underbelly" of the Bubblegum Crisis universe and without the bubblegum or the pop of the previous series and OVAs. He wrote: "This is a cop drama of a sort set in the future that tells three engaging tales and lets the third one really play with the world we’ve come to know. This is the kind of show I want to see as a series, not that other AD Police series. This is the good stuff."