Hamatora The Animation

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English: Hamatora The Animation
Japanese: ハマトラ THE ANIMATION


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2014 to Mar 26, 2014
Premiered: Winter 2014
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: NAZ
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, MysteryMystery
Theme: Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.281 (scored by 113375113,375 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #24692
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #635
Members: 269,143
Favorites: 949

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The ability to create miracles is not just a supernatural phenomenon; it is a gift which manifests in a limited number of human beings. "Minimum," or small miracles, are special powers that only selected people called "Minimum Holders" possess. The detective agency Yokohama Troubleshooting, or Hamatora for short, is composed of the "Minimum Holder PI Duo," Nice and Murasaki. Their office is a lone table at Cafe Nowhere, where the pair and their coworkers await new clients.

Suddenly, the jobs that they begin to receive seem to have strange connections to the serial killer whom their friend Art, a police officer, is searching for. The murder victims share a single similarity: they are all Minimum Holders. Nice and Murasaki, as holders themselves, are drawn to the case—but what exactly is the link between Nice and the one who orchestrates it all?

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Hamatora, short for "Yokohama Troubleshooter," is a mixed-media project which was inspired by superhero comics from Marvel and DC. The project began with a manga series, which was followed by a TV anime series. The franchise also contains a stage play, a novel, and a video game adaptation for the Nintendo 3DS.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Oosaka, Ryouta


Hatano, Wataru


Kamiya, Hiroshi


Katou, Emiri


Fukuyama, Jun


Kobayashi, Sanae


Ono, Yuuki


Kitamura, Eri


Murase, Katsuki


Yasuno, Kiyono


Itou, Fumio
Episode Director
Machida, Touko


Opening Theme

"FLAT" by livetune adding Yuuki Ozaki (from Galileo Galilei)

Ending Theme

"Hikari" by Wataru Hatano

Mar 25, 2014
silverwalls (All reviews)
Hamatora was a show I was quite interested in prior to its airing. Looking at the key visuals, the characters looked interesting; and the preview video showed some cool superpowers with flashy and colorful animation. But you may think the synopsis doesn't really sound interesting - cool guys fighting with superpowers are an overused trope in anime, to the point where it gets cliché. But wait, Hamatora throws some detective elements into the mix! So, does that make Hamatora an interesting, outstanding watch that puts the superpower guy cliché into good use? Well, as you can see on my final score, I don't share that read more
Mar 26, 2014
Asfaria (All reviews)
Hamatora is an anime that showed plenty of promise at first. It could have been excellent if not for one major setback: most of the anime is filler. The story is actually great when it gets down to it, but having one of the most thrilling scenes of any show this season followed up by a beach episode before returning to the actual plot just destroys the mood and momentum this show could have built up much more. That's not the only problem, but it certainly is the biggest and most noticeable one.

Hamatora is an anime with a similar style to things like Persona 4 read more
Mar 25, 2014
ScarletCrystal (All reviews)
“You have no business telling me that I’m strong or alone or whatever. In fact, it’s no one’s business to decide who’s weak or strong.” – Nice

Hamatora The Animation is one that will leave you excited, shocked, angry, and confused at some point. Set in the year that this anime aired, people in this world will have a power called a “Minimum”, therefore being called “Minimum Holders.” “It is an extraordinary power beyond the understanding of man that manifests whenever a specific condition is met in the form of an action.” Unfortunately, others won’t have this kind of power because they weren’t born or read more
Mar 27, 2014
Stark700 (All reviews)
Certain humans born with special powers. How many series have you watched involved some sort of a similar theme? What Hamatora delivers includes a package of characters known as “Minimum Holders”. Yet everything else it comes with is hardly anything but special. In essence, Hamatora is a sour bag of trite cliches formulated by its premise. For what it’s worth, this show’s is dense with minimal value.

To trace back a bit, we learn that there are special humans with abilities that are known as “Minimum Holders” in a setting known as Yokohama City. The titular title “Hamatora” is a collectively group of Minimum Holders read more

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