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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)
Licensors: ADV Films, Funimation
Studios: Gonzo, AIC
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.221 (scored by 12,735 users)
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Ranked: #28402
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2354
Members: 31,162
Favorites: 105

Recommendations

I kind of like to describe Pumpkin Scissors as FMA without the alchemy. I think it's a really underrated series that should be taken a closer look at. Both series are very enjoyable to watch in my opinion, and they also have very similar military themes. Their worlds are pretty close in terms of technology as well. If you enjoyed watching FMA, then I think you'd enjoy Pumpkin Scissors since it does have a certain charm to it. Although I have to add, the ending for this series might let you down. 
report Recommended by AtomicNerd
Monolithic expansionist empires, machine-like armies, and super-special units putting out fires in all regions of the empire are very similar motifs in both of these anime. 
report Recommended by alienninjasaiyan
Both anime are set in fictional world with WWI technology and shows adventures of military unit. 
report Recommended by hajil
Besides sharing the same genre, both have female protagonists working to the future of their respective roles and accomplishing their missions. Although their plots are entirely different, the two series have a fair share of conflicts and purpose that pertains to their respective stories. 
report Recommended by janoxide
Both have a main character that is extremely powerful and has seen many fights who joins a group of less experienced people. The main character also seems reluctant to display their powers because of the past and they are trying to change from fighting into existing more peacefully with others. 
report Recommended by santaclause
Both of these series are set in a post-war era, reminiscent of World War I & II. It shows the struggles of rebuilding after the war, and the horrors of ensuing conflict. In Hellsing and Pumpkin Scissors, Germany becomes a place where professional killers are created. Both Alucard and Oland have a similar way of dealing with violence and war. They both have a mental switch that gets turned on when they are facing danger. Alucard and Oland become crazed killing machines, that surpass the strength of normal humans. Hellsing is darker than Pumpkin Scissors, but they both have the same sort of feeling.  
report Recommended by _Hanamaru_
I believe that both of these anime have a similar feel about them in general and both of the main characters in Pumpkin Scissors and Spice and Wolf also contain a similar feeling. The art work also is similar in parts. Overall one reminded me of the other and I think that if you liked one chances are that you'll like the other. 
report Recommended by popapop2
Both have guns and awsome protagonists. What's not to like, alto Pumpkin Scissors does need a continuation(Season 2) which is unlikely to happen in the near future. 
report Recommended by Iosyf
Both of these series are set in a post-war era, reminiscent of World War I & II. It shows the struggles of rebuilding after the war, and the horrors of ensuing conflict. In Hellsing and Pumpkin Scissors, Germany becomes a place where professional killers are created. Both Alucard and Oland have a similar way of dealing with violence and war. They both have a mental switch that gets turned on when they are facing danger. Alucard and Oland become crazed killing machines, that surpass the strength of normal humans. Hellsing is darker than Pumpkin Scissors, but they both have  read more 
report Recommended by _Hanamaru_
Izetta really reminds me Pumpkin Scissors. Animation and style are very alike. Both series focus on military theme and strong female characters. 
report Recommended by LordCrane
While they have somewhat different settings, i think they share in essence the illustration of inhumane warfare with drastic animation. Jin-Roh takes a more serious and realistic approach, but Pumpkin Scissors can be convincing as well. 
report Recommended by Proselyt
I believe they have a very similar feel to them. Warfare, tragedy, secrets being withheld by superiors, and the overall fight for love and peace.. there's great adventure to be had in each. The musical scores are fantastic, too. (You'll find yourself watching the OP and ED themes more often than not.) Not to mention, Alice (Pumpkin Scissors) resembles Mirepoc (Bantorra) so much it's laughable. Note: Women in power are sexy. :P 
report Recommended by Shirt
Both series with tremendous potential, but which suffer from abrupt endings. They each have a male-female duo with a good dynamic as protagonists, as well as a mysterious atmosphere and a solid supporting cast. Watch if you enjoy cliffhangers and unresolved plot lines~! 
report Recommended by -PixieDust-
I could describe Pumpkin Scissors as a pre-cybernetic version of Ghost in the Shell. Both tell a story of a special team which investigates conspiracies and wrong-doings of the military and the goverment and add some social commentary to the mix. The compositions of the teams are also quite similar. Pumpkin Scissors has somewhat more relaxed and silly feeling (more comedy) to it than GitS, so it can serve as a lighter option to it. 
report Recommended by isokana
Though the plot are different, it reminds me of the MCs. Alice L. Malvin reminds me the main character of Hanasakeru, Kajika Burnsworth. Both of them are non-stereotyped characters which are easily loved by audience. Their minds are strong and they are straightforward.  
report Recommended by chichikun