Akudama Drive

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Japanese: アクダマドライブ
English: Akudama Drive
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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: Pierrot
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, GoreGore
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.581 (scored by 205369205,369 users)
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Ranked: #15742
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #522
Members: 439,176
Favorites: 3,775

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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.

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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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Ending Theme

"Ready" by Urashimasakatasen

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Jun 3, 2024
TL,DR: over the top situations full of action scenes, an impeccable visual style, and an interesting non-logical story, but everything's so cool.

First thing first, the show is good, but as good as a good action shonen/movie/videogame, period. The rest is incidental. You should approach this anime as you would if it were a Devil May Cry, if it's cool it's cool, whether it makes sense or not.
So if you are looking for a deep and well tale story, an intriguing with no plot holes and a study of the psyche of its characters this is not that kind of anime (this is not, even with ...
Apr 17, 2023
Mixed Feelings
This anime was definitely a wild ride. If you like animes such as Dororo, Babylon, Tokyo Ghoul, Hell's Paradise or even Chainsaw Man then this is definitely worth checking out.

It's another one of those that leaves one with the moral questioning and is not for the faint of heart at all. It's focus is mainly on the morals, the story, and not necessarily on telling a lot of background and the likes about most of the characters - just a trend since a while.

If you're into bloody journey's, characters you'll like that you maybe shouldn't like (JJK, CSM, and the family are waving) then, once ...
Jan 26, 2023
For lack of a better simile, Akudama drive is like eating rock candy- at first seeming incredibly interesting, an interesting appearance with an enticing texture, it tastes sweet but isn't much more. Like liquid sugar, Akudama Drive doesn't really make for much more than a temporary sugar rush.
Like flashes of lightning, the series always presents something that is enticing, ideas that come off as interesting, characters that you *could* grow attached to- but they exist within their boxes of tropes and don't become more than characters on the screen. For their initial presentations, most of the characters exist as incredibly edgy and egotistical characters ...

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