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Pumpkin Scissors


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 2006 to Mar 18, 2007
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:00 (JST)
Producers: GDH
Studios: Gonzo, AIC, Nomad
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.251 (scored by 10,624 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #24932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1865
Members: 23,876
Favorites: 97
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Ranked #2493Popularity #1865Members 23,876
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Episodes: /24

Synopsis

A ceasefire put an end to the long war between the Royal Empire and the Republic of Frost. Three years later, the Empire is still plagued by starvation, pestilence, and soldiers turning into bandits. To aid in the war relief effort, the Empire created the Intelligence Army State Section III, also known as the Pumpkin Scissors.

Considered a waste of resources by some, and just an instrument of propaganda by others, the Pumpkin Scissors still takes their role in the country's reconstruction seriously. One day their life starts to change when a certain corporal with a mysterious past joins the team.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Oland, Randal
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Miyake, Kenta
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Malvin, Alice L.
Malvin, Alice L.
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Itou, Shizuka
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Toriumi, Kousuke
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Stecchin, Lili
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Ueda, Kana
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Staff

Akiyama, Katsuhito
Akiyama, Katsuhito
Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Jun
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Nishouji, Yoshito
Nishouji, Yoshito
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takeyama, Atsushi
Takeyama, Atsushi
Episode Director


Edit Opening Theme

"Aoki Flamme" by Takahashi, Yoko

Edit Ending Theme

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




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YourMessageHere
Aug 20, 2007
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
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Huntsman
Aug 7, 2008
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
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erisabesu_kuro
Apr 13, 2010
(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
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SchrodingersMatt
Jun 18, 2013
While I believe that a responsible critic should judge each creation on its own individual merits, there are times when the existence of a comparable alternative that surpasses the subject in question on just about every level is evidence enough that it could have been "done better". That holds especially true in this case, where said alternative is widely considered to be essential viewing for anime fans. I mention this because from the military-ruled state to the lower class that's still suffering from the wounds left by war, right down to the noticeably similar art style, Pumpkin Scissors comes out looking an awful lot like read more
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