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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: 7.411 (scored by 56,958 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #18832
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #394
Members: 122,269
Favorites: 636
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

The ability to create miracles is not just a supernatural phenomenon; it is a gift which manifests in a limited number of human beings. "Minimum," or small miracles, are special powers that only selected people called "Minimum Holders" possess. The detective agency Yokohama Troubleshooting, or Hamatora for short, is composed of the "Minimum Holder PI Duo," Nice and Murasaki. Their office is a lone table at Cafe Nowhere, where the pair and their coworkers await new clients.

Suddenly, the jobs that they begin to receive seem to have strange connections to the serial killer whom their friend Art, a police officer, is searching for. The murder victims share a single similarity: they are all Minimum Holders. Nice and Murasaki, as holders themselves, are drawn to the case—but what exactly is the link between Nice and the one who orchestrates it all?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Hamatora, short for "Yokohama Troubleshooter," is a mixed-media project which was inspired by superhero comics from Marvel and DC. The project began with a manga series, which was followed by a TV anime series. The franchise also contains a stage play, a novel, and a video game adaptation for the Nintendo 3DS.

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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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