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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
Duration: 52 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.541 (scored by 2,552 users)
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Ranked: #58452
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Popularity: #4887
Members: 7,213
Favorites: 30


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Jan 8, 2016
ChucriBZ (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
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
Nov 9, 2019
bullitbaby (All reviews)
Hey folks bullitbaby here with hopefully another REAL WORLD breakdown.

First off, I REALLY liked this vintage 1998-1994 OVAs. Each episode roughly year apart and I come at it from a VERY different PLACE. So did the writer director which is refreshing. Imho

Other reviews proclaim continuity issues, the xcess pointless nudity, unusual nonsensical character development. But each episode is a FULL YEAR apart. Your NOT gonna get standard series style character developement under these conditions. TO PRETEND SO IS SILLY.

So right off the bat just get yourself OUTa of the 12-24 episode series character developemnt. I believe we are meant read more