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 124258124,258 users)
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Ranked: #103862
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #820
Members: 282,335
Favorites: 240

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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


Cook, Justin
Suzuki, Kaoru
Tanaka, Hiroyuki
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 ...
Aug 1, 2018
Mixed Feelings
Akatsuka, a middle school boy who magically received a tattoo from some person he randomly saved on the streets. (Was shown on episode 1)

This Anime was really interesting and was really different from all the other anime I've watched over the past couple of years. But, the problem is, is that it was way too rushed. 12 Episodes was surely not enough. If they where to extend it and explain the story in details and not rush it, it would've received a 10x better rating.

Regarding the "Comedy" in this anime, it was pretty pointless, since they implement it in the worst situations ever. They ...
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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It’s time to ditch the text file.
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