Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge

The Severing Crime Edge

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Synonyms: Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
Japanese: 断裁分離のクライムエッジ
English: The Severing Crime Edge
German: The Severing Crime Edge
Spanish: The Severing Crime Edge
French: The Severing Crime Edge
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2013 to Jun 27, 2013
Premiered: Spring 2013
Broadcast: Thursdays at 00:30 (JST)
Producers: Media Factory
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Studio Gokumi
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: GoreGore, High Stakes GameHigh Stakes Game, SurvivalSurvival
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.671 (scored by 4709847,098 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #56722
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1874
Members: 111,022
Favorites: 160

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Kiri Haimura has an obsession with beautiful hair—specifically, cutting it. This bizarre trait is what leads him to seek out a rumored long-haired ghost who lives in an abandoned house on a hill. However, he finds not a ghost, but a beautiful girl with long flowing hair named Iwai Mushanokouji, the "Hair Queen," whose hair cannot be cut due to a family curse.

Iwai explains that there is a death game surrounding her, and that if she is killed by a cursed object, aptly named a "Killing Good," the wielder gets their wish granted. After protecting Iwai from "Authors"—Killing Goods users—he learns there is in fact a Killing Good passed down in his own family: a pair of scissors used by his ancestor to commit murders. Naming the scissors "The Severing Crime Edge," he finds that he is able to cut Iwai's cursed hair with them, setting her free to live a normal life. However, many Authors seek to kill the Hair Queen, and Kiri will have to protect her in this lethal game of fate.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Takahata, Yuuichirou
Yamaguchi, Yuuji
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Kuramoto, Hotaka
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Unmei no Ori (運命の檻)" by Aimi

Ending Theme

1: "Glass no Mikazuki (硝子の三日月)" by Iwai Mushanokouji (Kotori Koiwai) (eps 1, 6, 13)
2: "Kimi to Futari (君と二人)" by YURI*KARI (eps 2-5, 7-12)


Jun 1, 2017
Drawn within It's context, Seems decent. Less appeal but better range than the manga.

The Possible Setback contains darker tone and every details is a hit and miss

Remaining Last 2 Episodes can be downer soon, As Why It's incomplete.

Story Starts off :

Haimura, as a natural geek barber from his own house, every time He cuts some hair. He became addicted with it (Nothing wrong with that, cause it's just a force habit). Precisely, He got involved into unknown house as He saw a girl in a white blouse towards the garden area. Their Fate ends up into a Deadly game where he should protect the Hair ...
Jul 3, 2013
Mixed Feelings
“Kiri-kun, you’re the first one to kill me!”

If I had to describe this anime in 3 words, it’d easily be “out of place”. It seems they tried to incorporate so many things into this short series, leaving you with a very fast-paced, poorly executed mess of out-of-place fanservice, actions, animations, and story elements.

Story: (4 / 10)
If you read the synopsis for this series, and you’re expecting an intense killing game involving these cursed “killing goods”, then you might as well leave right away, because this is not at all what the show is about.
Well, that’s not completely true as this deadly game is ...
Jul 17, 2018
This anime was the recommendation. I was sold pretty much by synopsis read on MyAnimeList and how my friend described it – along with a video excerpt. It looked and sounded like it would be a very interesting decent fantasy romp but it failed in all the right places in the wrongest of ways.

You've probably read the synopsis. Interesting, no? Well, that’s all Crime Edge has going for itself.

First of all, as interesting as the story is, it manages to seriously hamper it’s fresh plot with cliches and plot devices one can normally see in 3rd-rate Shounen anime and manga. The setting is basically for ...

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