English: The Severing Crime Edge
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2013 to Jun 27, 2013
24 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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Score: 6.941 (scored by 14443 users)
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SynopsisHaimura Kiri is a seemingly ordinary boy with one slight problem: he is obsessed with cutting other people's hair. One day he meets Mushiyanokouji Iwai, the "Hair Queen" who cannot cut her hair because of an inherited curse. Kiri finds out that his scissor, "Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge" is the only thing that can cut them. But little did he know that their meeting sparked the start of an old murder game to kill the "Hair Queen" using the cursed killing tools, the "Killing Goods." Can Kiri protect Iwai from the Killing Goods Owners? Let the game begin!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
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Every few years there are anime that some believe revolutionizes the industry, some may even say that it "saves" anime. Case in point: Madoka (2011), Attack on Titan (2013), and Kill La Kill (2013). Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge however, is not one of those animes.
Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge was the least entertaining anime of Spring 2013. I will give the originality of the story credit, sadly though originality alone is not enough to make this an even decent anime. The beginning three-fourths of the show walk the line between entertaining and complete boredom. Only after episode 8 do you finally realize that you're completely tired of this show but your so invested in it that you can't help but watch it till the end. Besides for the execution of the story, the characters that are suppose to drive the story fail to connect emotionally on any basic level. The main hero of the show Kiri and his matching scissor that can cut anything bring nothing to the show but an example that even the weak can put up a fight when their love is in danger. When it comes to the Queen of hair her inability to protect herself plus her constant cries of Kiri Kun make you wish that writers will just get rid of her. It's rare that by the end of an anime I find myself wishing both the main characters would just die. The other minor characters, though far more interesting and less annoying then the two main characters, provide little to nothing to the story and after awhile become forgettable. The fight scenes, though animated decently, barely provide enough excitement to keep interest in the show. No matter how hard you try finding a good point about this show is almost impossible. If there was one good point about Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge is as previously stated is the concept of the show and the originality of the story.
The tragedy that was Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge is enough to temporarily turn anyone away from shows in which a scissor is used as either a weapon or a plot driver. For those who haven't seen Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge but are thinking of watching it I sincerely recommend watching something else. read more
Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge is a rather recent anime based on a manga by Hikagi Tatsuhiko. The anime was handled by Studio Gokumi, a studio I only know from their work on A Channel. They don't really have many works yet since they're a pretty new studio, their first work wasn't even four years ago. This will be the second anime I've seen from them. Let's see how it compares to the first.
Our story opens with Kiri, our protagonist, going to the house of a rumoured spirit with long hair because... that's his fetish. I'm not even kidding. He goes because he has a hair fetish. When he gets there he finds a petite girl roughly his age with hair down to her feet. He decides to stare at her, scissors in hand while breathing heavily. Contrary to common sense or basic survival skills, the girl, Iwai, decides that the best way to handle the situation is to invite him inside. Because in the land of poorly written characters, actions don't need to remotely resemble what anyone with a single functional brain cell would do. It turns out that Iwai has cursed hair that can't be cut. In spite of Kiri trying several pairs of scissors from her drawer. But that's okay because his pair is magical as it was a murder weapon at some point and it can cut her hair. The worst part is that that isn't even the stupidest aspect of this series. That's right, my friends, the idiocy escalates. It turns out that there are lots of people out there with magical murder weapons called authors and if any of them manages to kill Iwai, the “hair queen” they can get any wish they want and escape the spirit of the original murderer that still possesses the weapon. Kiri decides to protect her because she's surprisingly uncreeped out by him. The series from there follows the pair as they try to fend off a bunch of “authors” who either want to kill Iwai or Kiri. There are many problems that plague the narrative. The most obvious being that the premise is really stupid. Even if it was well-executed, which it isn't, it would still be just an absurdly stupid premise. Which might work in a parody but they play it seriously and try to play up the “drama.” Which is terribly written and the romance is cringe worthy to the point where it would fit into a Stephanie Meyer novel. I have nothing positive to say about the story. It starts out as mind-numbingly stupid and only gets worse eventually ending on an expositional onslaught about how much more there is to come.
The characters in this are horribly written. Their actions and motivations have no verisimilitude whatsoever. Kiri has a hair cutting fetish and protects Iwai because he's in love with her based on her hair. Iwai is an archetypal damsel in distress who spends her time either fixated on her love interest, crying or yelling for help. Most of the characters are defined entirely by exaggerated fetishes and the rest are just one-dimensional. The best characters are the dogs that appear briefly in two or three scenes. Just because they're the only characters who never do anything grossly stupid or incredibly annoying. To make things even worse, character motivations and actions change quite a bit in this for really flimsy reasons. They really couldn't use actual character reasons since the characters in this have less personality than a half leaf of lettuce so they have to resort to the tired “characters change because the plot says so.”
The art is meh. It's not as bad as the rest of the series, but it's nothing special. The character designs are pretty standard. The action sequences tend towards the slow, dragged out and uninteresting. They also mute the colours when things get violent. Having fetishy characters, including a pedophile, running around is fine, but showing blood would just be going too far. (Facepalm) There's really nothing visually interesting about the series.
The voice acting is pretty bad. Not because of the cast, I've heard most of them deliver good performances before, but because the characters have nothing to them. And actors can't make something out of nothing. As a result, the performances are pretty flat and the actors frequently just sound dis-interested. The music is okay.
The ho-yay factor is a 3/10. There are a couple homo-erotic scenes between two girls. Unfortunately, those girls are twin sisters. So it just ends up being disgusting. What is with creepy terrible writers and adding romantic subtext to relationships between twins? Looking at you too, Bendis.
This anime is horrendous. There's really nothing I can recommend it based on. The writing is terrible, the plot is stupid, the characters are bland at best and downright unpleasant at worst. I could only recommend this one to someone I hated and you're all such lovely people that I couldn't do that to you. Final rating 1/10. Next week I'll take a look at 5 centimetres per second. I know, it's not on my request queue, but I'm trying to finish Legend of the Galactic Heroes and it's quite long. Unfortunately, I don't have anymore requests that are short enough to watch in the meantime. Thank you all for being patient with me. This Friday I'll do a little something special for all of you. It's something I've wanted to do for a while and now seems a good time. And no, it's not images of myself in lingerie for Valentine's. I'm sure most of you would not be interested in seeing that anyway. read more
- Killing game
- Somewhat sexual
- Dark atmosphere
- Focuses on "pairs"
A deadly game involving people that have no other choice but to participate. By this, a certain goal is trying to be achieved.
The main character is now part of a survival game
Well from the initial premise, both Mirai Nikki and Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge involves a twisted game using dangerous objects. These objects has supernatural abilities that can be fatal to opponents when used correctly.
More than that though, the main protagonist from both series has seemingly has an obsession (although different in nature).
Both series contains a mystery like aura as well given the background of the game that the characters are involved in. Additionally, it seems that the game itself has consequences for losers.
Both series also adds in flavors comedy, drama, action, and inklings of romance between the two main characters from their perspective stories.
Both Survival Games with participants, who have different "weapons" of a higher power. Also they have much Blood and creepy Characters.
Both have a boy and girl fighting for their survival and similar atmosphere.
Characters with an unusual fetish, scissors being similar to both series. They are attached to each other and also have a daily routine to be fulfilled.
Both involves a guy who has a rather unusual fetish.
Both involves a weird girl whom the guy likes.
Both have something to do with scissors.
One was a bit disgusting, while the other is heart warning.
The girl in one anime is someone whom cannot be trifle with, while the other is living in an appalling situation.
One was more of a comedy romance, while the other is more of mystery.
Both series have the main characters doing some sort of strange ritual/routine
In NazoKanoX- her saliva sharing and in Crime Edge- Hair cutting
While not entirely alike, both series features a strange female protagonist who one day meets the main protagonist in a bizarre matter; they also seem to have a strange relationship as the two characters are almost nothing alike.
Both series features the usage of 'scissors' as a tool that can be seen as both dangerous and useful. The scissors themselves also plays a part in the main characters' relationship.
Both series takes place at a school life setting and gives off a strange nostologia as the main characters deals with their every day life.
Both have the same male character with an unusual fetish who seems to have a thing for a wired girl.
Opening Theme"Unmei no Ori (運命の檻)" by Aimi
Ending Theme#1: "Glass no Mikazuki (硝子の三日月)" by Iwai Mushanokouji (Kotori Koiwai) (eps 1, 6, 13)
#2: "Kimi to Futari (君と二人)" by YURI*KARI (eps 2-5, 7-12)
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