Akudama Drive

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Alternative Titles

English: Akudama Drive
Japanese: アクダマドライブ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2020 to Dec 24, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Thursdays at 21:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 7.671 (scored by 122169122,169 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #11152
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #588
Members: 279,649
Favorites: 2,247

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Synopsis

The bustling metropolis of Kansai, where cybernetic screens litter the neon landscape, may seem like a technological utopia at first glance. But in the dark alleys around the brightly-lit buildings, an unforgiving criminal underbelly still exists in the form of fugitives known as "Akudama."

No stranger to these individuals, Kansai police begin the countdown to the public execution of an infamous Akudama "Cutthroat," guilty of killing 999 people. However, a mysterious message is sent to several elite Akudama, enlisting them to free Cutthroat for a substantial amount of money. An invisible hand seeks to gather these dangerous personas in one place, ensuring that the execution is well underway to becoming a full-blown bloodbath.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

Each episode of the series shares a title with famous movies whose story shares themes and plot elements with the episode.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Taguchi, Tomohisa
Director
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Urashimasakatasen
Theme Song Performance
SPARK!!SOUND!!SHOW!!
Theme Song Performance


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Opening Theme

"STEAL!!" by SPARK!!SOUND!!SHOW!!
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Ending Theme

"Ready" by Urashimasakatasen



Dec 24, 2020
RebelPanda (All reviews)
Akudama Drive is pure madness. It has all the action-packed mayhem of a 1980s B-movie, taken to ludicrous extremes with orgasmic animation and insane characters. It uses the classic cyberpunk aesthetic to tell a story saturated with razor-sharp social criticism and vibrant neon lights.

This anime is a combination of Blade Runner and Psycho-Pass, lovingly brought to life by Kodaka, the creator of Danganronpa. It shouldn't work, but it does.

And it's god damn amazing.

The story follows an ordinary person, a girl mistakenly labeled as an Akudama; One of the most dangerous and highly skilled criminals in the city of Kansai. She becomes known as "Swindler" for read more
Dec 24, 2020
Ryuseishun (All reviews)
*Slight spoilers*

Akudama Drive is one of those easily captivating and enticing sci-fi action flick series. Lots of flashing aesthetics, bombastic action, sheer madness, ludicrous characters, and a cool-looking hi-tech environment. With all of this in one package, being created and written by none other than Kazutaka Kodaka, the creator of the Danganronpa franchise, well as being influenced by classic films like Pulp Fiction, Blade Runner, and The Ghost in the Shell, it’s not surprising that many people would instantly be hooked on it and praise it so much.

But the truth is, Akudama Drive is akin to a bunch of discombobulated parts tossed into a blender read more
Dec 24, 2020
ACasualViewer (All reviews)
Are you tired of boring Rom Com series with dense protagonists that never go anywhere? Would you rather quit anime altogether than watch another basic Shonen series? Do you enjoy high octane action driven series set in a well-developed gritty cyberpunk world? Well Akudama Drive is the right anime for you. Every moment is either action, world building, or characters explaining something important, not a moment is wasted in this breakneck paced show.

THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS

Story: 8

Imagine Suicide Squad the anime, throw in a futuristic world where crime rankings are a power level and authoritarian police that were implemented during some civil war and read more
Dec 24, 2020
SingleH (All reviews)
Episode one of Akudama Drive is all gas, no brakes. Four badass edgelords who are aimlessly wreaking havoc upon the most over-the-top cyberpunk setting imaginable are offered a ludicrous amount of money to rescue a fifth badass edgelord who is scheduled for execution, and the madness and violence which ensues throughout the course of the first episode is the result of this bounty which they were all happy to compete for, but after having razed the world before them to complete their task, they’re met with a talking cat who has the very man they saved snap collar bombs around their necks and the necks read more

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