Pumpkin Scissors

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: PumpSci
Japanese: パンプキン・シザーズ


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2006 to Mar 18, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:00 (JST)
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Gonzo, AIC
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, DramaDrama
Theme: MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.171 (scored by 1480414,804 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #30302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2917
Members: 38,030
Favorites: 115

External Links

Ranked #3030Popularity #2917Members 38,030
Add to List
Episodes: /24
* Your list is public by default.


Three years ago, the long war between the Royal Empire and the Republic of Frost came to an end. With both nations a long way from recovery, a passionate young woman named Alice L. Malvin leads the Pumpkin Scissors, a unit of the imperial army specializing in war relief.

During a mission to assist a village occupied by renegade soldiers, Alice meets Randal Oland, a scarred former soldier with a sordid past and kind heart. Encouraged by the efforts of the Pumpkin Scissors, he joins the team on their mission. During the assault, however, Randal enters a trance-like state prompted by a mysterious blue lantern. As a result, he acquires monstrous strength and decimates the enemy forces.

Despite having witnessed Randal's disturbing transformation, Alice invites him to join her squandrant, confident that his gentle nature will prevail and make him a perfect fit for the Pumpkin Scissors.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors

Oland, Randal

Miyake, Kenta

Malvin, Alice L.

Itou, Shizuka


Toriumi, Kousuke


Majima, Junji


Ogawa, Kazuki

Stecchin, Lili

Ueda, Kana


Suzuki, Chihiro


Narita, Sayaka


Taniyama, Kishou




Akiyama, Katsuhito
Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Abe, Masashi
Episode Director, Storyboard
Nishouji, Yoshihito
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Aoki Flamme" by Takahashi, Yoko

Ending Theme

1: "Mercury Go" by Kana Ueda & Yukai na Nakama-tachi (eps 1-17,19-24)
2: "Pumpkin Ondo" by Kana Ueda (eps 18)

Aug 20, 2007
YourMessageHere (All reviews)
This is absolutely typical. Oooh, I thought, something about a post-war relief squad. That has some real potential, it's original, good setting, chance for some great stories, those shots look nice, and - Oh nuts, it's Gonzo.

Studio Gonzo have this amazing effect; I suspect they have some kind of quota system in effect. For each really good thing they put out, there seem to be a bunch of things about which you end up thinking "if only they'd just done that differently, that could've been so much better...". Every excellent series like Bokurano that they put out is outnumbered by flawed read more
Aug 7, 2008
Huntsman (All reviews)
Was a good anime, but had the potential to be great.
The story takes place in a parallel earth that looks like Europe in the 20s and 30s. A cease fire has ended between Royal Empire and the Republic of Frost. Three years later the Empire is still plagued by problems from the war, soldiers becoming mercanieries, starvation, and disease. To help solve the problems the Empire sets up Imperial Army Section III nicknamed Pumpkin Scissors. Led by 2nd Lieutenant Alice L. Malvin and a special forces soldier Randel Oland set out to change the empire.

Almost everything about this anime was great. The story wasn't original, read more
Apr 13, 2010
erisabesu_kuro (All reviews)
(season 1) This anime, pumpkin scissors is about military section 3, pumpkin scissors helping people after the war. I have to say, even I was skeptical at first and had a hard time picking up the manga, or the anime to watch or read it. But once I got started, I couldn't stop. It has a subpurb plotline, and the characters are VERY believable, it's almost like you mourn for them when something bad happens. It's very realalisting even besides the fact that they have a litle bit of fantasy genre in there. The fantasy genre was so beutifully mixed into the reality that it read more
Jan 13, 2018
bmoore07 (All reviews)
Assembled through a string of bizarre twists of fate and spearheaded by a tomboy princess known as 2nd Lieutenant Alice L. Malvin, a ragtag outfit of inexperienced yet well-intentioned military officers aspire to forge a positive, lasting impact in their community, their society, and the world at large through resolving one trivial, small-scale case after another. They are Section 3 (nicknamed the “Pumpkin Scissors” unit) of the Royal Empire militia; brought into existence by the Empire’s ceasefire with a rivaling country after a long, arduous, bloody, and pointless war, this unit, the archetypal “whipping boys” of the military, contributes in combating the after-effects of the read more


Recent News

Recent Forum Discussion

You Call THAT and Ending?
Chelle - Mar 20, 2007
25 replies by LittleFreak »»
Aug 22, 3:09 PM
Poll: Pumpkin Scissors Episode 23 Discussion
ShanaFlame - May 30, 2009
7 replies by frequency15k »»
Jan 23, 8:30 PM

Recent Featured Articles

Top 13 Best Military/War Anime of All Time

Top 13 Best Military/War Anime of All Time

Unsurprisingly, many of the more 'epic' anime out there feature fictional military organisations, but so do some lighthearted comedies. This list has a little something for everyone.

by NicWat10