In a city known as Fukuoka, crime exists in the underworld from a seemingly peaceful surface. In the Hakata ward of the city, there are various individuals with special talent that consists of professional killers, detectives, informants, and professional revenge seekers. Furthermore, according to an urban legend, an individual known as "killer of professional killers" has shown up in the city.
I created an account just to give this title justice. This title has an excellent start and I really enjoy the story, but I will not recommend this for younger viewers because of thematic issues, such as normalizing and somewhat glamorizing crime and murder, human trafficking, sex, rape, torture and explores what it means to live in a world governed by political power, money and with no moral ethics. This show has sinister undertones of a world that is hidden underneath the bright and bustling world of Fukuoka, and yet does not lose the lightness and get indulgent in the violence. In case you
haven't already gotten the memo, this show is really more suitable for adults, and I mean no insult when I say this.
There are not as much action as one might expect in a 'hitman centric' show, as in the case of Jojo's Bizarre Adventures (was really good but it is really action and violence galore), instead the first episode takes its time to explore the characters in their regular settings, and there are many of them to begin with, in their own class and hierarchy. We are introduced our leads, the calm Zenji and Lin with a complicated past, and the ever hopeful, every self doubting newbie Saitoh, who is reminiscent of every graduate, ready to enter the big vast world that we know nothing about, the people working in the Fukushuya who listen to your problems and solve them for you. Legality plays little role here, and for what it is, it's intriguing.
Violence is present in the show, but it is not gratuitous, and everytime you relax and think the characters are human afterall, they do something to remind you of just how dangerous they can be. Even the cruel assassins working against our main leads, you get the sense that they are not evil at heart, but are bound to their tasks by the true pathological people in power. For Lin, especially, he shines in the first ep and the writers made an interesting way to introduce his meeting of our main protagonist Zenji. For a somewhat proud, boastful, petulant boy who is very dangerous and likes knives, he has a very real and human reason to pay his debts to get back to his little sister whom he misses and clearly cherish very much, struggling against a circle who know nothing of being an empathetic human, except perhaps Zenji Banba.
I really would like to put my vote in for this title, and I and my colleagues do enjoy this title for how different it is. It has a great story, great soundtrack and the art style is pleasant. I watch anime often due to work and this one stands out among the plenty I've seen (and I don't like a lot of what I've seen) It makes me question the value of human life, social hierarchy, the hidden subcultures and underworld of Japan (very prevalent actually) and a patriarchal society where women are barely more than products and sex slaves for the enjoyment of powerful men, and it this is a commentary of the reality we live in.
Anything with killers, professional killers or agency/company of killers it's absolutely fucking retarded triple so in anime where all the characters look younger than 25
Those were some wasted 24 minutes I am never getting back
And if you thought DRRR was retarded YOU. HAVE. SEEN. NOTHING. YET.
This is more thank this piece of shit anime deserves deviantart shit tier
This is more thank this piece of shit anime deserves deviantart shit tier
This is more thank this piece of shit anime deserves deviantart shit tierThis is more thank this piece of shit anime deserves deviantart shit tier
This is more thank this piece of shit anime deserves deviantart shit
tierThis is more thank this piece of shit anime deserves deviantart shit tierThis is more thank this piece of shit anime deserves deviantart shit tierThis is more thank this piece of shit anime deserves deviantart shit tier
After seeing first episode, I had this sudden urge to warn everyone to not watch this. There are few reasons.
"A company of killers for hire"
First of all - this anime makes no sense whatsoever. The city of Hakata, where the action takes place, could not possibly exist in a way it does. It is said to us that 3% of the population are "professional killers, detectives, informants, and professional revenge seekers". How do they know that ? Never explained. Let's be generous and say that 2% are the killers (including revenge seekers because I do not see the diffrence) and 1% is the rest. You
want me to believe that there is a city that for this 2% has literally whole companies for killing people and nobody cares ? It is not as the city is a shithole for some degenerates. We can see in various scenes that the city is far from being that.
As for the companies the anime even has a whole scene taking place in one of them (called "Red Rum", really original btw), where people are casually talking about murder like it was some kind of a paperwork. I'd not be surprised if the building was placed in the centre of the city.
Another thing is the rating. PG-13 ? Are you kidding me ? So this is an anime about killers killing people and it is rated for kids ? Yeah, right. Expect some quality content right there.
In Hakata also exist "Killer of killers", the most powerful of them all, who of course is the main character. How do we know this ? We don't. But this a light novel adaptation, so what else would you expect.
Oh, and did I mention that there is a trap ? Well of course there is, because why not.
One time I actually laughed was when the main character popped a balloon and people though it was a gunshot. Open space, crowd of people, dozens meters away. Guy popped a balloon - "Oh no, run for your lives people, there is a firing."
After watching the first episode of almost every anime, I like to ask myself a simple question: "Is there any reason to watch the second?"
And in this case, there is not even a single thing I can think of.
The premise is incredibly stupid. The "plot" has no direction. We know absolutely nothing about the characters other than their "profession". Visuals are decent, but nothing to brag about. Music ? I don't remember any. Some good dialogue, witty one-liners or dark humor ? This is a story about killers after all, why not have any of it ? But you guessed it, not a chance.
And with that I want to close this rant. Please do not treat it as a review or any of the sort. I just wanted it to be a mean of warning for you to not waste your time.
Have a good day.
Unknown killer gains to purge and acts as a "Rulebreakers" in a city of Fukuoka. Imagine having a sociopath pulls all the string since daylight. The type innocent guy named Saitou got the wrong company to work with. Eerie atmosphere makes a double edge dark turn of some relentless killers forcing them to be get hired among that lurks in the shadow, Possessing great talent and skills of what a professional killers must contradict mindless savage intent.
--Apart from the first chapters, Lin ambushes her first victim at the 4th Floor, while she play the victim method, Lin slit the
throat who just she seek, Relentlessly purged by getting soaked in blood. Damn she- I mean he's totally good at this kind of hobby. Pursuing his new target got easily eliminated leaving a guy faces the consequences of being a degenerate lowlife by committing a suicidal conflict.
--Right from the other side of Fukuoka city, Banba motives can be lot more crucial in fact, Taking a different aspects along with Lin. By becoming the bait, the pigeons comes once he realized it when vigorously feeling them, A mere severe crime is just right of his corner. Disputing bunch of gangs is a trickery method he contempting the sounds between the noise of a balloon and a gunfire, Like the amount of guns firing has also increased. If there was a sudden loud sound, it would be natural to be on the defense thinking of it as a gunshot. Even more so for those who are assuming they are the ones with their lives being targeted. The lies between the identity of a hired killer remains unknown.
--Difference between the roundabout serial killing attempt recently in the article Saitou read, Purging the law regains more intentions for those who shall seek violating the act. Pretty nonsense, Comparing the town in Ikebukuro, Not only urban legend can maintain it's quota. When most of the body scattered in a different angle, Methods can least be malicious to those got savagely killed and received more than death by fate.
--Pretty subsided getting a certain amount of decent death so far, Ivanov directly pulls off his own petty target not once this long, Munakata casually got his own prey to keep a look out. Just as he stroke the trigger, the bullet reach to the victim's head and his own routine ended. Right about meeting the head of the branch. Quite silence occurs leaving job to be taken out for such petty reason and receive it's own conclusion.
Cases may currently unknown the whereabouts between a "Notorious Hitman or just your not so typical serial killer" cause most of his prey where completely random. Easy outgoing flow but with tense atmosphere filled such dreadful state, In between most corpses haven't been found out but the deaths are way down too crucial. About how it has the same quota as Narita's writing tends to us a bit more confused, He'd be able to keep the most plotholes be left out as "Anthology" by maintaining to it's current unique flaws.