Crying Freeman

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: Cryingフリーマン


Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 25, 1988 to Feb 25, 1994
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Themes: DetectiveDetective, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 51 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 6.411 (scored by 38643,864 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #71952
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Popularity: #5789
Members: 12,319
Favorites: 42

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Episodes: /6

Synopsis

Yo Hinomura was an ordinary Japanese potter when a run-in with a Chinese mafia changed his life forever. Now an assassin for the 108 Dragons, Yo is the perfect killing machine. As a sign for remorse over his victims, he sheds tears after eliminating his targets. Because of this, he is infamously known by the Dragons and every crime syndicate in the world as "Crying Freeman."

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hinomura, Yo

Main
Furukawa, Toshio
Japanese

Hino, Emu

Main
Kataishi, Chiharu
Japanese

Heaven, Nina

Supporting
Takashima, Gara
Japanese

Tokugen, Koh

Supporting
Nakao, Ryusei
Japanese

Jigon

Supporting

Hanada, Kimie

Supporting
Katsuki, Masako
Japanese

Lee

Supporting
Tanaka, Kazumi
Japanese

Pei, Woh

Supporting

Yanagi

Supporting

Nitta, Inspector

Supporting
Yara, Yuusaku
Japanese

Staff

Macek, Carl
Producer, ADR Director
Takahashi, Naoko
Producer
Yamauchi, Shigeyasu
Director, Storyboard
Nishio, Daisuke
Director


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Reviews

Aug 10, 2014
Freeman is crying. Freeman does not want to kill but binded by a brainwashing force, Freeman leaves tears every time he must assassin someone. A 29 year old virgin witnessed Freeman assassinate the yakuza. Will Freeman shoot her too? She is completely innocent. Seeing the face of Freeman, the virgin knows a killer face that will shoot even if crying and she will die a virgin, The person in charge of Freeman left an order to shoot the virgin and the yakuza still at large also want to shoot Freeman. If the yakuza shoot Freeman, then they will shoot the virgin too. Freeman at the ...
Apr 7, 2012
Mixed Feelings
What do you get when you cross Sanctuary's setting, Hellsing's brutality, miscellaneous porn, and a storyline about as deep as Bleach? Crying Freeman.

Crying Freeman is a potter that apparently seemed skilled to the Chinese mafia "108 Dragons". Through the magic of acupuncture, he becomes their ultimate assassin slave. He's programmed to do their dirty work despite how it tears up him inside and makes him cry. However, he quite evidently does have free will and he exercises it regularly. He doesn't cry out of pity for his victims; he often CHOOSES to kill people entirely on his own, then he cries simply because that's the ...
Jan 8, 2016
Crying Freeman
Crying Freeman is a messy piece of work, which includes a very bad story, mediocre art style, mediocre sound, bad character development and the only enjoyment you can have is the laughs one can have when watching the absurd story and how nonsensical it is.

Story
The story is poor on this one, the first time i have watched something so bad that i couldn't take any possitivity from it, although the beginning can be deceiving because the first ep. did things almost right, if i have to score it just for that one ep. i would give it a 7 and it would deserve that ...

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