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Weiß Kreuz

Weiß Kreuz

Alternative Titles

English: Knight Hunters
Synonyms: Weiss Kreuz, White Cross
Japanese: Weiß kreuz ヴァイス クロイツ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 9, 1998 to Oct 1, 1998
Genres: Action, Drama, Shounen
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.891 (scored by 4762 users)
Ranked: #36402
Popularity: #2049
Members: 11,341
Favorites: 156
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

action adventure drama

Synopsis

Aya, Yoji, Ken, and Omi are the four young men who comprise Weiss Kruez (WK), an assassin group who eliminates certain menaces to society. Each member has his own trademark fighting style. Aya is adept at fighting with a katana, Yoji has mastered the art of strangulation via strings, Ken is lethal with his metal claws, while Omi specializes in a wide array of projectiles. Under the command of a mysterious man known only as "Persia", the WK is dispatched to take care of drug rings, terrorist factions, and the like. But as things go along, they discover that most, if not all, the bad elements they have dealt with are somehow connected to the Takatori family. The Takatori family is rich, powerful, and influential. It seems if the problem is to be nipped in the bud, the WK would have to put an end to one of Japan's most prominent clans.

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Weiß Kreuz
Sequel: Weiß Kreuz Glühen, Weiß Kreuz OVA

Characters & Voice Actors

Fujimiya, Ran
Fujimiya, Ran
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Juhn, Paul
English
Juhn, Paul
...
Hidaka, Ken
Hidaka, Ken
Main
Seki, Tomokazu
Japanese
Seki, Tomokazu
Kang, Su Jin
Korean
Kang, Su Jin
...
Kudou, Youji
Kudou, Youji
Main
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Miki, Shinichiro
Diraison, Marc
English
Diraison, Marc
...
Tsukiyono, Omi
Tsukiyono, Omi
Main
Yuuki, Hiro
Japanese
Yuuki, Hiro
Mcgonnigal, Jamie
English
Mcgonnigal, Jamie
...

Staff

Oobari, Masami
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Tomita, Sukehiro
Script
Yanagisawa, Tetsuya
Storyboard, Animation Director, Character Design, Chief Animation Director
Seki, Tomokazu
Theme Song Performance



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Jul 22, 2008
Ranivus

::QUICK REVIEW::
Story: 4 (Go go Weis Kreuz Rangers!)
Art: 2 (Even Dragon Ball looks better than this)
Sound: 5 (people screaming & tires screeching makes me RAGE)
Character: 3 (The boy band heroes and ignorant girls)
Enjoyment: 2 (KEN... RAAAAAAAAAAAAAGE!!!)
Overall: 16/50 = 3.2 (Funny for the wrong reasons)


:::FULL REVIEW::
Weiss Kreuz is one of those anime shows that you've feel you've seen before. And you're mostly right, the overall story has been done by every box-office smash, b-movie, independent movie, anime, TV show, and even children's programming. But what this resembles most of all is some "mature-ish" version of Power Rangers. Four main characters that specialize in their own fighting read more
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Aug 11, 2010
rojocharmander
Story: 4/10
I gotta admit, I was intrigued by this anime because (like any girl) I'm a sucker for the pretty boys, but pretty boys don't make good plots. Too predictable, too "safe" and definately TOO stupid. I can't stand an anime I can easily predict and doesn't have enough substance to keep me interested. Sadly this anime lacked all of the above and more.

Art: 5/10
The art wasn't TERRIBLE but it wasn't the BEST either, it was more average than anything. The facial expression lacked emotion, the women were poorly drawn (how any of them fell for those women is beyond me) and it was just read more
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Feb 20, 2013
ThatAnimeSnob
This pseudo-German-sounding anime is practically a dried-up, poorly-made, gay version of Black Lagoon. Just like guys loved that show for having hot chicks with guns shooting at stuff and throwing in some piss-poor drama and social criticism, the Knight Hunters do the exact same thing for yaoi fangirls. It was adored a lot back in its prime for being a bishonen show that lasted far more than a few episodes and had a very high amount of emotional-moving and shock moments (amongst fujoshis only of course). Of course when I watched it like the completionist I am all I saw was a boring episodic show read more
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Recommendations

More specifically, if you were intrigued by the concept of the Twelve Heavenly Generals in the Martial Fist arc, then you may enjoy the similar group, Weiβ. Both are underground assassin teams that target criminals who escaped the justice of civil law. There's also the same angst-ridden back stories to some of the characters.

And if the supernatural element of "Tokyo Majin" excites you, then check out the antagonist group to Weiβ (White), Schwarz (Black) whose members have ESP powers and work in the shadows.
reportRecommended by hlwar - Add to favorites
At the very beginning Night Head Genesis reminded me so much of Weiß kreuz! They share the same ambience, melodrama, and even the artwork styles are similar (although Genesis is much more consistent than poor Weiß).

While there are no assassins in Night Head Genesis, both anime do revolve around unique sets of people and professional organizations; for instance, Arc is comparable to Eszett. The plot is carried out in much the same way as the Missions of Weiß - that is to say, with story arcs that are all connected by an overall scheme in the end. The arcs in Genesis are not as action-packed as Weiß, but the fight sequences watch the same.

The Genesis brothers reminded me specifically of Aya and Omi from Weiß, but of course there is the feeling of Schwarz about all the characters in Genesis simply by their ESP and desire to alter society with their supernatural gifts.

Definitely if you've seen one anime, you'll enjoy the other title.
reportRecommended by hlwar - Add to favorites
About group of assassins
It is difficult to pin down exactly what makes Weiss Kreuz and Meine Liebe so similar since one deals with hitmen in the modern world while the other takes place in a academy in a vaguely historical setting but they share a certain atmosphere. The almost all male ensemble that has to interact and cooperate in close quarters as well as the contrasting personalities add an air of drama, the characters' backgrounds that are brought to weight on the narrative and the overall feeling make these titles reminiscent of each other. Those who were able to turn a blind eye to the flaws of one are likely to enjoy the other.
their characters are alike... for example aya (from WK) is quiet type like Sanzo (from Saiyuki),, Yogi (from WK) is a playboy type like Gojyo (from Saiyuki),, Omi (from WK) is the childish like Son Goku (saiyuki),, and of course Ken (from WK) is the cool type like Hakkai (from Saiyuki)......

Opening Theme

#1: "Velvet Underworld" by Weiß (eps 1-15)
#2: "Piece of Heaven" by Weiß (eps 16-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Beautiful Alone" by Weiß (eps 1-15)
#2: "It's too Late" by Weiß (eps 16-25)

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