Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens


Alternative Titles

English: Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
Japanese: 博多豚骨ラーメンズ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2018 to Mar 30, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Satelight
Source: Novel
Genres: Action
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Popularity: #1150
Members: 73,436
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Synopsis

Although the city of Fukuoka might look relatively peaceful at first glance, in actuality it houses a thriving mixture of dangerous individuals such as killers, detectives, and professional revenge seekers right beneath its surface. Among their number is Zenji Banba, a laidback and observant detective who is investigating the work of other hitmen companies in the area. However, Banba might not be the only one with a bone to pick with these organizations, as Xianming Ling, a crossdressing male hitman in the employ of one such company begins getting fed up with his lack of jobs and pay.

One day, after Ling's current target commits suicide before the hitman could reach him, his company refuses to pay him even half the amount they were originally supposed to for the assassination. Frustrated, Ling requests another mission and is offered the job of taking out Banba, whom his organization believes has been interfering with their business. However, when Banba arrives at his home and finds the hitman inside, Ling surprisingly doesn't even attempt to kill him. Instead, he offers the detective another option: to join him and form a team. With the offer on the table, exactly how will Banba respond, and just what plans does Ling have in store for the underground world of Fukuoka?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Lin, Xianming
Main
Kaji, Yuki
Japanese
Banba, Zenji
Main
Ono, Daisuke
Japanese
Enokida
Supporting
Ono, Kensho
Japanese
Saruwatari, Shunsuke
Supporting
Nakamura, Yuuichi
Japanese
Misaki
Supporting
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Jirou
Supporting
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Martínez, José
Supporting
Maeno, Tomoaki
Japanese
Siva
Supporting
Hanae, Natsuki
Japanese
Saitou
Supporting
Kobayashi, Yuusuke
Japanese
Yamato
Supporting
Matsuoka, Yoshitsugu
Japanese

Staff



Opening Theme

"Stray (ストレイ)" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (eps 2-11)

Ending Theme

#1: "Stray (ストレイ)" by Kishida Kyoudan & The Akeboshi Rockets (eps 1, 12)
#2: "DIRTY BULLET" by TRI4TH (eps 2-11)




More reviewsReviews

Mar 30, 2018
loancruz (All reviews)
the only baseball anime i will ever watch!!

i only started watching this because of yuki kaji, but i ended up falling in love with it. for people who enjoy character-driven stories like me, this is a great anime to watch. it's very satisfying to see how all of the characters come together and become some sort of found family.

the arcs aren't drawn out, but instead of feeling rushed, they just make me feel more satisfied. they spend a bit of time in each arc introducing and fleshing out a character, which is to be expected with how many there are in the group. it doesn't read more
Mar 30, 2018
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens was one of the Winter 2018 anime I've anticipated for quite a while, and it truly delivered the punch that it deserves.

Story:
The city of Fukuoka (or Hakata City as always mentioned) is not your usual city, while it thrives on the outside world, its citizens are literally another story. Basically, the thing is, one in every three citizens is are revenge-job-seeking hitmen, killers (whether hired or not) and detectives, all laying low in the lurch.

Zenji Banba is one of those private detectives in the Hakata area, trying to seek out hitmen companies so that he could interfere with their hitmen jobs, and read more
Mar 30, 2018
RebelPanda (All reviews)
The night sky is vibrantly illuminated by the mellow glow of colorful lights, emanating from each building throughout the city. More lively during the night than day, the city of Hakata has a deceptively alluring glow covering it entirely; masking the dangers that lurk around every corner.

Hakata is infamously known for 3% of its population being comprised of hitmen, torturers, yakuza, and worse. This percentile is further divided into agencies, gangs, and websites for freelancers; a few of them are hilariously named “Murder Inc”, “Shadeyjobs.com”, and “RedRum Inc”. A sly snap at other action crime anime that strive to be realistic with overwrought edginess. Darkly read more
Mar 30, 2018
Tomm01p (All reviews)
Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens is like an action movie made in todays Holywood. It doesn't make sense, it's overflowing with clichés and one could ask why the hell does it even exist. Yet, it does and I have to bear with the fact that it'll continue to exist. Because there is one reason why it does still make a lot of money. And that reason is the action, because action equals entertainment. But entertainment, like Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens perfectly shows, doesn't equal quality.

The story takes place in a city Fukuoka, which, in this fictional version, is overflowing with killers and assasins. So much infact that read more

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