Crying Freeman

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Japanese: Cryingフリーマン


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: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, PolicePolice
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 52 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.471 (scored by 30763,076 users)
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Ranked: #62442
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Popularity: #5366
Members: 9,401
Favorites: 32

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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."

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Yara, Yuusaku


Horikawa, Ryo

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


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Aug 10, 2014
Jayanti (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 8, 2016
BioChuck (All reviews)
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.

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 read more
Apr 7, 2012
Danno (All reviews)
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 read more
Feb 26, 2020
RauLeCreuset (All reviews)
I absolutely loved crying freeman, I own all six episodes on VHS that I purchased off eBay, over eight years ago, this anime has plenty of action and fighting, as well as killing to keep anyone entertained for at least five hours. I recently watched this anime a couple months ago on my firestick after not seeing it it for about two years or so. It was a nice memory refresher on how much I actually enjoyed watching it, he, or should I say freeman, puts his feelings into everything he does, his love, honor, and deep feelings into everyday life, yes, that also includes read more

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