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, MysteryMystery, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.751 (scored by 116613116,613 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #100202
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #762
Members: 258,485
Favorites: 215

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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?

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Characters & Voice Actors


Watanabe, Takashi
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Shinohara, Masahiro
Episode Director, Storyboard
Sakurai, Chikara
Episode Director, Storyboard, Layout


Opening Theme

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"Belief" by May'n

Ending Theme

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

Sep 20, 2016
Adi (All reviews)
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; read more
Sep 24, 2016
Tokumia (All reviews)
Taboo tattoo is a kind of show that I have high expectation once,it went well in the beginning.However,things started to go in a wrong direction and finally become a train wreck.


The beginning of Taboo Tattoo is very easy to follow,it started with a rich introduction about the story and also the characters,which is a solid start.

The actions are also impressive too,characters using different skills to fight against enemies.I have no complaint about the actions.Its exciting and fun to watch.

However,things started to turn worse in the later episode.The pace of the story is kinda fast and rough.It feels like the story is rich and full of read more
Sep 19, 2016
3xTripple (All reviews)
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 read more
Sep 19, 2016
thelectricow (All reviews)
TL;DR at the end

~Contains Spoilers~

The reviews for this show are far to generous. Even this one, is far to generous, and I haven't even wrote it yet. If you enjoy cliche shows, then that's fine. But it doesn't change the FACT that this anime takes itself way to seriously and becomes one of the hardest things to watch in anime history.
STORY: 1/10

Though I will admit the timeskip episode stirred a slight bit of emotion inside me, a fraction of my fiber that harbors a forbidden love for this type of anime.... the rest of it had me throwing up inside my mouth. There is read more


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