Taboo Tattoo

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Alternative Titles

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: 5.731 (scored by 127706127,706 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #106582
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #854
Members: 290,672
Favorites: 251

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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)

Characters & Voice Actors



Opening Theme

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"Belief" by May'n

Ending Theme

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

Episode Videos


May 19, 2019
I really love Taboo Tattoo. The way the characters powers work was very interesting. Getting powers through a tattoo. The powers themselves was also very interesting and cool. I really liked the fight scenes, filled with plenty of satisfying action and outcomes. In my opinion the battles was balanced with the whole "good guys win, good guys lose" thing. The characters are pretty good as well. I think they have good development. The story was very interesting although I think they could've gone into more detail about the Tattoos and the characters backstories. Overall I think this anime is very interesting and awesome
Sep 19, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Lelouch's dad once said, "Notto disu shitto agen." Well, that's exactly what i was thinking while watching Taboo Tattoo.

Justice! Heroism! Friendship! And middle schoolers!? In a battle to save the world, our middle school justice-loving protagonist conveniently receives the most powerful tattoo. This Tattoo has the power to create black holes and, of course, Seigi uses it for justice and protecting his loved ones... But what actually happens in this story when you put a naive middle schooler and his powerless childhood friend in the middle of a war to save the world...? Well, my friend, people die.

Ah yes, Taboo Tatoo: an anime where the ...
Sep 20, 2016
Genericism is a very interesting thing. Shows we label “generic” are almost always inferior, so it is only natural to wonder why every season, without fail, there is an overabundance of them. One of the most common symptoms of genericism is that you can easily predict more things than should be predicted simply by taking a glance at the synopsis or poster. You might take one look at Taboo Tattoo’s poster and promptly dismiss it as generic, but I’m here to tell you that it is not. It may seem like it, it may start of like it, but no, I assure you, it isn’t; ...

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