This is the first time ive ever written a review for anything. After watching almost the entirety of this show in one day, I decided it was necessary as I do believe this is the most underrated show of all time. One reason I hear people aren't giving it a chance is because its Chinese which is ridiculous because china have proven themselves capable of great animation (ping pong) + the voice acting is brilliant.
The studio that worked on it (Annecy) takes a more traditional route to animation. Its mostly frame by frame and hand drawn. A beautiful yet simplistic style that's just
so damn appealing to look at. One of the most consistent animes I have ever seen.
ya gotta take my word for it, ive studied comedy. I've got a pretty good grasp on what makes something funny. This show does it right. It sets you up to think one thing, then does the complete opposite, a fine subvert of expectations. It handles repetition well in a way where its not annoying. Sometimes you'll think a scene is really heartwarming then BOOM, it hits you with that sweet, rich, comedic gold OR vice versa. The main voice actor has hilarious delivery skills, its very chinese is my best way of describing it. How does one make a fight so comedic??? I laughed none stop through multiple battles that in shounen would be mega serious. Constant surprise, never does what you expect.
This show is amazing at making you care for characters you've known for one episode. This world has humans and human hybrids and I think it fits the art style very well. The recurring characters are likable and funny, as well as interesting. The main is an assassin hairdresser with telekinetic abilities, he fights with scissors. His contractor is a bird person who invents technology for Liuqi to use.
As a whole, the plot isn't completely original. An assassin with amnesia who wants to know more about his past, he takes on assignments to get the attention of popular assassins. However, on an individual level the episodes are fantastic short stories. I personally prefer a story with a satisfying ending summed up in one episode rather than a long story that gives you pieces of info in each. This story is easy to follow, memorable and most importantly ENTERTAINING. You will go through a roller-coaster ride of emotions if you watch this. The writers are very good at seamlessly changing the genre from comedic to dramatic and heartbreaking. That's only scratching the surface, im a grown man and I started tearing up at one point or another.
Not perfect. The voice acting is the best, the music is good, sound direction is adequate BUT its as if they recorded with lower quality mic than most other places. Wont be noticeable to most , I didn't have an issue with this at all. Oh yes, some of the songs are actually amazing.
I think that's about everything. Id recommend this show to anyone no matter what genre you prefer. It went far beyond my expectations and im happy I found it by pure chance, ill re-watch it multiple times. Find a sub OR dedicate a few years to learning Cantonese so you can enjoy everything this show has to offer. its flippin worth it (idk if im allowed to swear in review)
Killer seven is an amazing short Chinese anime . It already gained huge popularity in China ,but seems pretty low key elsewhere so I don’t know if there’s sub but it should come one day.
It has simple but well thought plot , the animation feels cheap and more of a hand drawn style but everything runs fluidly and there’s no animation glitch or deformed face like in some Japanese anime. The fight scene are extremely fluid and well executed we can tell the budget went to the right place. Every episode have unexpected comedy scene , sarcastic jokes and pop culture reference with
decent emotional scene.
If you can find sub or understand Chinese,I definitely recommend it. The sytle is very semblable to some Kung fu movie. It should be enjoyable for all age group beside 60+ i guess. There’s also 4 eps ova worth watching
Out of 100 Nobles watching…
97 were impressed!
1 thought the story pacing/plot was a bit nonsensical at times
1 thought the animation chugged or got lazy in parts
1 thought the voice work was just so-so
Killer 7 is coming in strong with the new year packing a punch and taking my lunch…money. *cough* This one’s pretty good and I’m glad I spent half an afternoon watching it yes you heard me just half an afternoon. This bad boy comes packed nutrient rich with tasty anime flavors and is consumable in its entirety including its 4 OVA episodes in a little under 4 hours thanks mostly to the shows
12-15 minute run time. Killer 7 presents something fresh, unique, and fun and along side it’s short run time there’s really no reason not to watch it. Heck even if you’re the sort of plebeian who watches their anime only in English there’s a dub for you. There’s like 6 dubs for that matter this show really got the full-service treatment.
There’s not really anything significant for me to harp on this show for, my 97 stands because it doesn’t feel right calling Killer 7 perfect. Right off the bat I’ll praise the visuals of the show. In addition to the shorter runtime this shows style is sort of an inky hand-drawn look that really gives me nostalgic vibes reminiscent of FLCL. The visuals feel a little lazy in some parts and there is some minimal CG that stands out a bit, but I’m valuing those transgressions fairly low given how minimal they were and that this studio seems to be a first timer. Honestly the expression in animation was great and I hope to see more from ShareFun and other Chinese studios in the future.
I went into this show expecting nothing, but man for a show that has the sense of humor that it does the feels really come hard in this one. I was quite surprised with a number of episodes. The show doesn’t explain to much about what’s going on but I don’t really think that’s a bad thing. I was definitely left wanting more of the story to unfold by the end of the season. As a side note the OVA prequels are incredibly good. I never knew I wanted a full on Shonen anime about cock fighting.
The show is Chinese and originally dubbed in the language. I watched the show in Japanese for my own practice of AJAT (All Japanese All the Time) immersion for “study” so I don’t know how good the original dub is. The Japanese dub was pretty good, maybe slightly average in some parts. I could swear the voice actress of Rem from Re:Zero was voicing a cute girl but finding the Japanese voice credits was too hard for me. Overall there weren’t any real masterful performances outside of the OVA, but the show despite containing action was more of a slice of life so there weren’t too many “hype-moments” that relied heavily on the performance of a voice actor to sell the scene. Although right after typing that there were a few scenes with the MC…
Killer 7 was a great show. I really hope I see more content like this from Chinese studio’s and hope Japanese studio’s will step up their game to compete. This show really deserves nothing but praise and you’re doing yourself a disservice by not watching it.
I honestly never expected to have watched this underrated Chinese anime in my whole lifetime....regardless if it was on my watchlist for a very long time.
I didn't expect to see a Samurai Jack\Saitama type of character who was inspired by a historical figure and that folks is Wu Liuqi AKA Seven as you probably have never heard of before you watched this anime lol!
Seriously the dude was so effing badass and just pure funny the way he interacts with unique characters he bumps into. I really liked how the show deep dives into what these main characters are going through behind the scenes (cancer,
forbidden love, family issues,etc) because we all have a life story to share at the end of the day! I have to advice anyone that's planning to watch this short Chinese anime to bring tissues as they are definitely needed to watch the whole 10 episodes.
Music was great too especially when it came to the battle scenes!
It's too bad that the actors weren't credited for their performances as the characters as they did such a superb job. I honestly want to find out who did the old bird because his old man voice was just God damn great as well as the assassin and the little bird who travels with the guys. It may be the same guy but who knows?
Just go watch this folks because honestly, this type of Chinese anime needs to be recognised badly!
Cike Wu Liuqi is one of these animes you usually wouldn't watch untill you are alone at 4am, doing nothing and seeing it being in a "recently uploaded" list. It's the typical anime you watch without any expectation and would even eventually judge a bit lame at the first sight, before watching every episodes of it without skipping any opening or ending and without being able to stop.
The anime will first grabs you with its humour and, its simple plot and its unexpected shitty plot twists while accompaining this with a very good ost and animation (taking in consideration the first impression you might
have of it).
Don't take me wrong though, despite being "simplistic", the characters you will encounter aren't on the story just as flower pots, they are well made even if they are used in very few episodes.
Thus, you will switch from laugh to empathy, from "bwehehe" to "holy shit" and most important from "meh, the anime looks a bit lame" at 4am to a guy singing the ost while playing with scissors.
It was so fun to watch and it really made me laugh (some times even cry xD)!!!!!
I've really loved it!!! You will love it tooooo !!
You should all watch it because all the characters have their own story and it really could touch the bottom of your heart. ^^
When I started watching it looked very strange (the drawing I mean) but later you get used to it and it's very awesome.
Btw the music was so epic, I have never skipped ending (it was very sweet).
I really want another season, thought. :U
And..... It deserves a bigger rating !!!!
That's my opinion :)
-Lacks a little bit of exposition
-Not too present story
-Kind of abrupt beginning
-(Not really a weakness but) Lol what do I watch it in sub or dub?
What do I need to say to get you to watch this show? It is grossly underrated and unknown, released two years ago, yet it became one of my favorite comedy shows.
This isn't really a plot-driven show. I suspect that the second season is a bit more story-based, but currently there's no eng sub or dub for it. The show is centered around Seven, a broke kid
in "Chicken Island" who can control scissors with his Qi. His only friend is a blue chicken named Dai Bo, and together they decide to reach the top of the "killer rankings". The first seven episodes seem to be loosely connected to each other, and you might be able to somewhat watch it out of order and most still should make sense. The last three episodes are all connected however, and reveal a lot about the characters and the world around them, which alludes to how the second season is probably more plot-driven, with the first season serving to set up a lot of the show. There's is a lot of things that are not exactly explained clearly, which is fine for an anime like this, but some other things I'd wish I was not wondering throughout ten episodes. Things like Seven's backstory or Dai Bo's inventions. These things are briefly alluded to in the beginning which makes the first episode feel a bit too rushed, and most are explained by the end of the show. However, the show is sort of gag-ish, so most of these complaints are minimal. Episodes are fifteen minutes long, which turns out to be perfect, as I found no problem with the pacing of any episode. As I was binging it, I seemed to be burning right through the episodes. Comedic timing is great, its one of the few shows to make me laugh out loud. I'm currently watching it with one of my friends, as its just that fun. If your kind of humor is "That's stupid, and I like it!" then you'll like this show.
I haven't ever heard of ShareFun Studio before (mostly cause I don't tend to watch a lot of Chinese anime), but they do an amazing job with this show. Killer Seven is best compared to the animation style of Mob Psycho 100. The action scenes in the show as intensive, fast, and beautifully animated. It looks like studio Bones only without the crazy viewing angles or bombastic attacks. Still, it is a lot stronger than most action/adventure anime you'll find. However, the animation of a show is not defined by its fight scenes, and this is entirely the case with Killer Seven as the lighting is beautiful. The simple artstyle is perfectly enhanced by the realistic lighting, which gives off the feel of a homey and comfortable chicken island. There is also quite a lot of visual gags and artstyle switches that the show likes to perform, which usually end up being successful.
The OST does it's job well, pumping you up for intense or mellowing the mood for sadder scenes while not being too noticeable.
There are like five songs played throughout the show, and they're all in Mandarin which I don't speak but I still enjoyed them.
The characters in Killer Seven are all unique, interesting, and just super fun. Seven's dense, disconnected attitude bounces very nicely off other characters. Thirteen is my new discord profile picture, Dai Bo is sort of like an Arataka Reigen except not as funny and more a tool for exposition, and all the townies on Chicken Island have something special about them that make them all unique, and the show does not try to dump them on your face like with other shows. Killer Seven knows that its about Seven, so it focuses mainly on Seven's actions and relationships.
Uh, I enjoyed it a lot. You can probably tell this already, but yeah.
Killer Seven is a super fun, incredibly enjoyable show with a great cast of characters, a story that shows a little bit of promise, and breathtaking animation.
Killer seven or scissors seven if your a Netflix viewer.
it is a quiet funny short Chinese anime with tons of visual gags some come of as immature but before you have time to sigh it throws another funny joke the main character is a wanna-be assassin but he's not good at killing he actually has a kind heart
the art is all over the place and fast pace its very different then Japanese anime with more of a western style'
the story is surprisingly deep each episode has a different small story with a over arcing plot and with the OVA's it gives backstory
to the side characters.
the character interactions a very funny and Awkward the side characters are very fleshed out along with the main group.
I would definitely recommend its just 10 episodes about 12 minutes each and 4 OVA's its short and easy to binge watch check it out.
(Scissor Seven is original called Killer Seven in China so that's what I call this anime in my review) Killer Seven is one of my favorite animes
of all time. Going into Killer Seven I thought nothing of it I just wanted to watch something new. But Killer Seven was a lot more than just something new. Killer Seven was an outstanding anime with every aspect of the anime doing something right. This anime is a good watch for anyone who wants a good laugh because every joke hits and exceeds expectations. P.S. If you would like to watch Killer Seven you can find it on Netflix in dub and sub.
You know, I feel like the word underrated is overused. The term gets slugged around too much and has lost its meaning in the process. Scissor Seven, however, is not just underrated, it's a hidden gem.
It's the biggest strength by far is its creativity. It goes for everything. Ranging from the vast array of characters, and the absurd story, the unique animation, abrasive dialogue, or the beautiful action sequences. I promise you this is not a gimmick to garner views solely off of shock value, or this "random = funny" approach. It's as if the creative minds behind this received these blank cells, canvases, and
scripts unaccompanied by restrictions and censorship. The show felt and looked like a passion project that was done by professionals.
The story, more specifically, the story progression, is phenomenal. It's not hard to figure out the key twists, and it's not because of bad storytelling. It seems like the producers wanted us to at least get a lead on our main character, leaving us to wait for Seven to catch up with the audience, waiting for that climactic "aha" moment. The show does an excellent job of throwing bones and keeping you entertained in between.
If you didn't find a particular technicality superb, the show still managed to do a decent job. What do I mean, you ask?
The character development is a bit lackluster, specifically for the side characters. However, I do appreciate the callbacks, and every character has at least has a decent, entertaining backstory. To the defense of the show, you can only do so much with the limitation Scissor Seven has, being this quasi-episodic show.
The voice acting is a maze, for me at least. The show was dubbed initially in Mandarin, and I'm used to watching in Japanese (which there is a dub for), but the English dub kind of lands the slapstick comedy the best. Albeit quite arduous and time-consuming, I often switched from English to Japanese, especially during the sakuga fight fests.
We need more shows like this. Call me childish, but it's pretty refreshing to hear the word "fuck" used so nonchalantly.
Scissor Seven is a funny, quirky show with excellent animation. I feel like this might have been adapted from a webtoon or something because the pacing is break-your-neck fast. I still know next to nothing about any of the characters, but I would not mind seeing more of them either. (I see there are some OVAs, so hopefully, they flesh out the story). By the time, we find out some interesting character backstory, it’s the last episode ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Also, the last-minute world-building felt abrupt. Just bam! Here’s the guy who has come to take you out, and it is because of xyz! Still, that was a
good fight scene tho, so I am not complaining.
If you’re here for a bunch of blood and guts, this ain’t for you. For a show about assassins, there is not a bunch of killing, which is certainly no problem for me, but I can see where someone else would be disappointed. Instead, the charm of this show is the gags and the animation. It’s wonderfully dumb. Despite this show’s slapstick nature, you can find some heartwarming moments that might tug on your heartstrings too.
There’s so much personality shown through Wu Liuqi/Seven’s stupid expressions or how he scurries away or fights back. All of his body movements are smooth and fluid with barely any wacky in-between shots. I also think Wu Liqui/Seven’s skill with the scissors is executed nicely!
Wu Liqui/Seven cannot remember too much about his past, but it does not stop him from being a goofball. He's my favorite character here.
I like the contrast between his true personality as a no-nonsense, gallant assassin vs the goofiness we are used to seeing from him. When those bangs come down, he means serious business
Ji Dabao was fun. I like when money-hungry or tough-as-nails bossman type characters have a genuine soft spot for their workers/protege/whatever (let's go Western for a second: like earlier Spongebob season's Mr. Krabs or Mickey with Rocky).
The rest of the cast of characters was okay as well. Even though each supporting cast character was featured as the kill-of-the-week or person hiring Seven for his services, I was surprised to see the majority of them return. So, they were not one-off characters as I originally thought.
Oh yeah, as far as the voice-acting, I was very indifferent among English, the original Mandarin Chinese, and Japanese though I chose Japanese in the end. The ending song sounds like a lullaby to me. I like it.
I enjoyed watching it, and I think 7 out of 10 is fitting. Like, I mentioned earlier there are four OVAs for this series out, so I am going to watch them. I'm eager to see where this story goes. I want to know why [redacted] betrayed him.