History Manga / MadBull34

6th Dec '16 9:50:07 AM Agent_B
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* AdaptedOut: Nickel in the OVA.

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* AdaptedOut: Nickel Nickels in the OVA.



* AssassinOutclassin: A running gag in the manga is every single hitman in eastern America has their eyes on taking out the famous "Mad Bull" Estes. These guys are usually black men with various degrees of heavy automatic weaponry; though every now and then Ninja Hookers or Diabetic Tinkers get involved. Nickel is the only one who's survived to try more than once.

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* AssassinOutclassin: A running gag in the manga is every single hitman in eastern America has their eyes on taking out the famous "Mad Bull" Estes. These guys are usually black men with various degrees of heavy automatic weaponry; though every now and then Ninja Hookers or Diabetic Tinkers get involved. Nickel Nickels is the only one who's survived to try more than once.
21st Jun '16 2:07:36 PM Willbyr
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A series of {{OAV}}s by Creator/MagicBus were released in 1991, and as you can imagine they're pretty violent. The anime unfortunately only represents four of the many stories of the manga. By the way, this series is by [[LoneWolfAndCub Kazuo Koike]].

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A series of {{OAV}}s by Creator/MagicBus were released in 1991, and as you can imagine they're pretty violent. The anime unfortunately only represents four of the many stories of the manga. By the way, this series is by [[LoneWolfAndCub [[Manga/LoneWolfAndCub Kazuo Koike]].
25th Jan '16 3:35:10 PM Angeldeb82
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[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-13/discotek-announces-dvd-release-of-mad-bull-34-series A DVD release of the series has been announced for 2013]], by Creator/DiscotekMedia.

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[[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-06-13/discotek-announces-dvd-release-of-mad-bull-34-series A DVD release of the series has been was announced for 2013]], by Creator/DiscotekMedia.



* ArsonMurderAndLifeSaving: Seems to only happen once, in the first installment, at the end, when Sleepy's questionable actions are brought into question by the higher-ups, and the only reason they don't strip the big guy of his badge (and presumably set it on fire) is an impassioned speech by Daizaburo.

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* ArsonMurderAndLifeSaving: ArsonMurderAndLifesaving: Seems to only happen once, in the first installment, at the end, when Sleepy's questionable actions are brought into question by the higher-ups, and the only reason they don't strip the big guy of his badge (and presumably set it on fire) is an impassioned speech by Daizaburo.



* BuddyCopShow: Almost a parody of such aspects. Though, as mentioned before, it's hard to tell. [[spoiler:Then Daizaburo gets killed]].

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* BuddyCopShow: Almost a parody of such aspects. Though, as mentioned before, it's hard to tell. [[spoiler:Then Daizaburo gets killed]].killed.]]



* ManlyTears: Sleepy sheds these when he's especially moved by his friends' support, and [[spoiler:when he snipes Lieutenant Demeyer, who he'd wanted to respect]], for proving to be a DirtyCop in cahoots with the criminals who're after Sleepy.

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* ManlyTears: Sleepy sheds these when he's especially moved by his friends' support, and [[spoiler:when he snipes Lieutenant Demeyer, who he'd wanted to respect]], respect,]] for proving to be a DirtyCop in cahoots with the criminals who're after Sleepy.



* MoralDissonance: A minor case. Sleepy murders hundreds of criminals, including arguably petty ones, on a daily basis... yet when [[DirtyCop Demeyer]] extracts information from a drug pusher by threatening to tell his son what he's been doing, Sleepy looks at him like he's the worst person alive.
** For good reason. [[DirtyCop Demeyer]] was going to drag the guy through his kid's school letting everyone there know that he was a criminal, and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mad_bull_34/v02/c019/7.html this]] would've happened. [[HarmfulToMinors Think about what would've happened to the kid]].

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* MoralDissonance: A minor case. Sleepy murders hundreds of criminals, including arguably petty ones, on a daily basis... yet when [[DirtyCop Demeyer]] {{D|irtyCop}}emeyer extracts information from a drug pusher by threatening to tell his son what he's been doing, Sleepy looks at him like he's the worst person alive.
** For good reason. [[DirtyCop Demeyer]] {{D|irtyCop}}emeyer was going to drag the guy through his kid's school letting everyone there know that he was a criminal, and [[http://www.mangafox.com/manga/mad_bull_34/v02/c019/7.html this]] would've happened. [[HarmfulToMinors Think about what would've happened to the kid]].



* NoKillLikeOverkill: "If they can still stand, then you gotta keep pulling the trigger till they lie down."



* TankGoodness: In the end of the third OVA, the last assassin comes in with an APC to blow away our protagonists. Sleepy's response? ''Lift it''.

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* TankGoodness: In the end of the third OVA, the last assassin comes in with an APC to blow away our protagonists. Sleepy's response? ''Lift it''.it.''
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: "If they can still stand, then you gotta keep pulling the trigger till they lie down."
7th Jun '15 6:26:15 PM Willbyr
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** During his review of the anime, BennettTheSage keeps a running counter of "Blond Women in Peril". It's up to ''six'' by the end of the ''second episode''.

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** During his review of the anime, BennettTheSage WebVideo/BennettTheSage keeps a running counter of "Blond Women in Peril". It's up to ''six'' by the end of the ''second episode''.



* BatmanGambit: When Sleepy is forced to relinquish his right to use firearms and Daizaburo is transferred to Perrine as her partner, he eventually makes a bet with DaChief. If Daizaburo claims that a DirtyCop shot someone in self-defense, Sleepy leaves the force. Otherwise, Sleepy gets to join Daizaburo and Perrine as their partner, the right to use firearms again, and to use the precinct's helicopter anytime he wanted. DaChief accepted, thinking that Daizaburo was in the dirty cop's pockets. He wasn't.
** The abduction of RonaldReagan by Sleepy.

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* BatmanGambit: BatmanGambit:
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When Sleepy is forced to relinquish his right to use firearms and Daizaburo is transferred to Perrine as her partner, he eventually makes a bet with DaChief. If Daizaburo claims that a DirtyCop shot someone in self-defense, Sleepy leaves the force. Otherwise, Sleepy gets to join Daizaburo and Perrine as their partner, the right to use firearms again, and to use the precinct's helicopter anytime he wanted. DaChief accepted, thinking that Daizaburo was in the dirty cop's pockets. He wasn't.
** The abduction of RonaldReagan UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan by Sleepy.
2nd Jun '15 1:21:51 PM Goukenimaru
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* BuddyCopShow: Almost a parody of such aspects. Though, as mentioned before, it's hard to tell. Then Daizaburo gets killed.

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* BuddyCopShow: Almost a parody of such aspects. Though, as mentioned before, it's hard to tell. Then [[spoiler:Then Daizaburo gets killed.killed]].
2nd Jun '15 1:18:53 PM Goukenimaru
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* PlotArmor: Sleepy survives an explosion despite being right in the center of the blast. He is able to take various wounds and heal within hours, but Perrine and Daizaburo became KilledOffForReal before the reboot.

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* PlotArmor: Sleepy survives an explosion despite being right in the center of the blast. He is able to take various wounds and heal within hours, but [[spoiler:but Perrine and Daizaburo became KilledOffForReal before the reboot.reboot]].
14th May '15 8:26:56 PM SpectralTime
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* {{Eagleland}}: Some weird bizarre mixture of the two types.

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* {{Eagleland}}: Some weird bizarre mixture of the two types. On the one hand, New York is a cesspit of violence, vice, and violent vice. On the other hand, the protagonists are a melting-pot of different nationalities that mostly get along in peace and harmony, and Sleepy is the most chiseled chunk of action-hero cliches glued together ever to grace videotape.
11th Dec '14 10:04:09 PM mazaka
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* KarmaHoudini: To some extent with Sleepy. He's a vulgar AntiHero who murders common crooks and rapists in broad daylight and usually in front of hundreds of witnesses, and STILL has his badge by the end of the day.

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* KarmaHoudini: To some extent with Sleepy. He's a vulgar AntiHero who murders common crooks and rapists in broad daylight and usually in front of hundreds of witnesses, and STILL still has his badge by the end of the day.



* PoliceBrutality: In this world, it would be no surprise if you looked up the phrase 'Police Brutality' and found a picture of Sleepy. He's like if the Punisher was a cop.

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* PoliceBrutality: In this world, it would be no surprise if you looked up the phrase 'Police Brutality' and found a picture of A "heroic" case with Sleepy. He's like if the He could give Punisher was a cop.run for his money in terms of extreme violence.
11th Dec '14 9:57:51 PM mazaka
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* AntiHero: Sleepy, ''ridiculously'' so. He'd probably be locked away for a loooong time if he tried anything in real life.



* KarmaHoudini: A weird protagonist example. Sleepy brutally murders common crooks and rapists, in broad daylight, and usually in front of hundreds of witnesses, and he's STILL got his badge by the end of the day. And that's just the tip of the zany over-the-top iceberg. Oh, and he's the HERO.

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* KarmaHoudini: A weird protagonist example. Sleepy brutally To some extent with Sleepy. He's a vulgar AntiHero who murders common crooks and rapists, rapists in broad daylight, daylight and usually in front of hundreds of witnesses, and he's STILL got has his badge by the end of the day. And that's just the tip of the zany over-the-top iceberg. Oh, and he's the HERO.



* MoralDissonance: Sleepy murders hundreds upon thousands of criminals, including petty ones on a daily basis... yet when [[DirtyCop Demeyer]] extracts information from a drug pusher by threatening to tell his son what he's been doing, Sleepy looks at him like he's the worst person alive.

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* MoralDissonance: A minor case. Sleepy murders hundreds upon thousands of criminals, including arguably petty ones ones, on a daily basis... yet when [[DirtyCop Demeyer]] extracts information from a drug pusher by threatening to tell his son what he's been doing, Sleepy looks at him like he's the worst person alive.



* UnscrupulousHero: Sleepy, ''ridiculously'' so. He'd probably be locked away for a loooong time if he actually tried anything in real life.
6th Dec '14 2:41:48 AM thatother1dude
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A series of {{OAV}}s by Creator/MagicBus were released in 1991, and as you can imagine they're pretty violent. The anime unfortunately only represents four of the many stories of the manga. It also leaves out the only [[FriendlyEnemy lovable villain]] that is not killed seconds after being introduced: a diabetic electrician named Nickel whose calling card is pissing sugar all over your car. By the way, this series is by [[LoneWolfAndCub Kazuo Koike]].

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A series of {{OAV}}s by Creator/MagicBus were released in 1991, and as you can imagine they're pretty violent. The anime unfortunately only represents four of the many stories of the manga. It also leaves out the only [[FriendlyEnemy lovable villain]] that is not killed seconds after being introduced: a diabetic electrician named Nickel whose calling card is pissing sugar all over your car. By the way, this series is by [[LoneWolfAndCub Kazuo Koike]].



* AdaptedOut: Nickel in the OVA.
* AdaptationNameChange: The black assassin "Curtis" in the first episode of the OVA was originally named Black Rose in the manga.



* BigApplesauce: Mixed a bit with "Did Not Do The Research".



* TheBigRottenApple

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* TheBigRottenAppleTheBigRottenApple[=/=]{{Gangsterland}}: New York is portrayed as a crime-ridden hellhole, where the only difference between the criminals and the police are uniforms.



* {{Bowdlerise}}: The way Black Rose/Curtis kills his hooker friend is changed in the OVA; originally it was [[UpToEleven even gorier]], since instead of a Molotov mixture, the soda bottle contained various acids.



* ChuckCunninghamSyndrome: Pretty much everyone from the original manga is gone in ''2000''.



* CutAndPasteTranslation: Each episode of the OVA is made up of around 3-4 chapters of the manga, with various bits obviously grabbed and used while others are ignored. Originally, Nickel appears more often (and does not use that stupid "choose a can" trap) and proves very competent; the drug boss in episode 2 was a random Bond-styled villain; the scene in which Perrine and Eddie are captured is completely different. The manga actually makes most of the plot make sense.



* DubNameChange: The black assassin "Curtis" in the first episode of the OVA was originally named Black Rose in the manga. In addition, the way he kills his hooker friend is changed in the OVA; originally it was [[UpToEleven even gorier]], since instead of a Molotov mixture, the soda bottle contained various acids.



** Sleepy must be what would've happened if [[FinalFight Mike Haggar]] became a pervy CowboyCop instead.



* OrwellianRetcon: ''Mad Bull 2000'' Which moved the timeframe more than ten years and cuts the protagonist cast down to three.



* RefugeInAudacity: Sleepy is this trope.
** After getting stabbed close to his heart, he found time to fuck the nurse in the operating room right after his surgery. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
* RetGone: Nickel in both the OVA and ''Mad Bull 2000''.
** Pretty much everyone from the original manga is gone in ''2000''.

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* RefugeInAudacity: Sleepy is this trope. \n** After getting stabbed close to his heart, he found time to fuck the nurse in the operating room right after his surgery. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
* RetGone: Nickel in both the OVA and ''Mad Bull 2000''.
** Pretty much everyone from the original manga is gone in ''2000''.
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