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
Theme: GoreGore
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.611 (scored by 176123176,123 users)
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Ranked: #13572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #525
Members: 375,374
Favorites: 3,262

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Taguchi, Tomohisa
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Murata, Hikaru
Script, Storyboard
Sasahara, Yoshifumi
Script, Storyboard, Assistant Director


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Amazon Music
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Ending Theme

"Ready" by Urashimasakatasen

Dec 24, 2020
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 ...
Dec 24, 2020
Mixed Feelings
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 in ...
Dec 24, 2020
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.


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 ...

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