Taboo Tattoo

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Japanese: タブー・タトゥー
English: Taboo Tattoo
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 5, 2016 to Sep 20, 2016
Premiered: Summer 2016
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:05 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation, Crunchyroll
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.741 (scored by 124938124,938 users)
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Ranked: #104502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #828
Members: 283,821
Favorites: 242

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Seigi, a martial arts trained middle schooler, often feels driven to protect the weaker people around him. One day, he defends a homeless man against some punks, and the man gives him a strange tattoo on his palm in return. The tattoo is a secret weapon produced in the arms race between America and the Serinistan Kingdom.

Seigi finds himself in over his head when a powerful girl, using the same secret weapon, violently pursues him in order to retrieve it. His skill at martial arts may not be enough to keep him alive, but will he be able to learn how to trigger the power of his tattoo in time?

(Source: MU)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Suzuki, Kaoru
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

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"Belief" by May'n

Ending Theme

"EGOISTIC EMOTION" by TRIGGER [Bluesy Fluesy (Mikako Komatsu) & Touko Ichinose (Chika Anzai)]


Jul 17, 2019
Overall, I thought it was a great anime, I especially liked the main premise of the show, with the tattoos and special abilities.

What I didn't like was the ending, which I'm not gonna spoil here, but I think they should have done it differently. What I mean by this is especially the final fight. You'll get what I mean when you watch it...

I would have given an 8 or even a 9 if they would have changed the ending, but ending the show like this, doesn't feel very satisfying and now I wish for a different ending!

But to end on a few good notes, I'd ...
Nov 19, 2016
Mixed Feelings
The starting episodes from 1 to 5 was really good. But then the ending episodes just sucked pure and utter ass. The opening and ending songs are really awesome, since I discovered this anime through osu.
The anime started off with a strong beginning, strong buildup in episode 1, so it got you into the anime.
But then, from each episode to the next, you're absolutely lost, you have no idea what happened because they don't start from the scene from the previous episode but from a scene which is 3 days after that scene. The timeskip from episode 10 to episode 11 of 1 year was ...
Oct 24, 2022
You shouldn't watch this unless you don't have anything else to watch and are desperate for something from this genre.

I hated all the characters. The interesting aspects of the characters were left unexplored.

The story was interesting. However, there's no real focus on the story. It's also one of those shows where people survive the most ridiculous events, when they clearly should have died. Then, later on someone will die from something far less lethal, not because it makes any sense but because the plot now demands it.

To be clear, I don't know anything about the source material; and, there are good points about the show. ...

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