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Hamatora The Animation


Alternative Titles

English: Hamatora The Animation
Japanese: ハマトラ THE ANIMATION

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2014 to Mar 26, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: NAZ
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.421 (scored by 54,297 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #18222
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #389
Members: 116,082
Favorites: 607
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

"Hamatora" is the team name for a pair of detectives, Nice and Murasaki. These aren't just ordinary detectives, though. Both of them possess a special gift called Minimum, also referred to as small miracles. People who possess these supernatural abilities are known as Minimum Holders. They set up shop at Café Nowhere, where they hang out with their friends as they wait for work to roll in.

As the duo is hard at work, they notice a connection between the jobs they are currently assigned and a serial killer their friend Art, a local police officer, has informed them about. The killer is going after people who are Minimum Holders, which will force Nice and Murasaki into the investigation.

As Nice and Murasaki delve deeper into the case, secrets and surprises emerge. Who is this killer and why is he targeting Minimum Holders? Will Nice and Murasaki remain safe as they chase him down? Find out in Hamatora The Animation!

Background

Hamatora, short for "Yokohama Troubleshooter," was inspired by superhero comics from Marvel and DC.

The franchise also contains a stage play, a novel, and a video game adaptation for the Nintendo 3DS.

Episode Videos


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Characters & Voice Actors

Nice
Nice
Main
Osaka, Ryota
Japanese
Osaka, Ryota
Murasaki
Murasaki
Main
Hatano, Wataru
Japanese
Hatano, Wataru
Art
Art
Supporting
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Japanese
Kamiya, Hiroshi
Hajime
Hajime
Supporting
Katou, Emiri
Japanese
Katou, Emiri

Staff

Kishi, Seiji
Kishi, Seiji
Director
Kimura, Hiroshi
Kimura, Hiroshi
Director
Machida, Touko
Machida, Touko
Script
Kumagai, Jun
Kumagai, Jun
Script, Series Composition


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"FLAT" by livetune adding Yuuki Ozaki (from Galileo Galilei)

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"Hikari" by Wataru Hatano



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silverwalls
Mar 25, 2014
Hamatora was a show I was quite interested in prior to its airing. Looking at the key visuals, the characters looked interesting; and the preview video showed some cool superpowers with flashy and colorful animation. But you may think the synopsis doesn't really sound interesting - cool guys fighting with superpowers are an overused trope in anime, to the point where it gets cliché. But wait, Hamatora throws some detective elements into the mix! So, does that make Hamatora an interesting, outstanding watch that puts the superpower guy cliché into good use? Well, as you can see on my final score, I don't share that read more
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Asfaria
Mar 26, 2014
Hamatora is an anime that showed plenty of promise at first. It could have been excellent if not for one major setback: most of the anime is filler. The story is actually great when it gets down to it, but having one of the most thrilling scenes of any show this season followed up by a beach episode before returning to the actual plot just destroys the mood and momentum this show could have built up much more. That's not the only problem, but it certainly is the biggest and most noticeable one.

Hamatora is an anime with a similar style to things like Persona 4 read more
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Stark700
Mar 27, 2014
Certain humans born with special powers. How many series have you watched involved some sort of a similar theme? What Hamatora delivers includes a package of characters known as “Minimum Holders”. Yet everything else it comes with is hardly anything but special. In essence, Hamatora is a sour bag of trite cliches formulated by its premise. For what it’s worth, this show’s is dense with minimal value.

To trace back a bit, we learn that there are special humans with abilities that are known as “Minimum Holders” in a setting known as Yokohama City. The titular title “Hamatora” is a collectively group of Minimum Holders read more
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ScarletCrystal
Mar 25, 2014
“You have no business telling me that I’m strong or alone or whatever. In fact, it’s no one’s business to decide who’s weak or strong.” – Nice

Hamatora The Animation is one that will leave you excited, shocked, angry, and confused at some point. Set in the year that this anime aired, people in this world will have a power called a “Minimum”, therefore being called “Minimum Holders.” “It is an extraordinary power beyond the understanding of man that manifests whenever a specific condition is met in the form of an action.” Unfortunately, others won’t have this kind of power because they weren’t born or read more
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