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)

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Score: 7.591 (scored by 203338203,338 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #523
Members: 435,212
Favorites: 3,755

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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.

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"STEAL!!" by SPARK!!SOUND!!SHOW!!
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"Ready" by Urashimasakatasen




Reviews

Mar 2, 2024
The visuals were great , fight scenes were awesome, characters and animation 😘. The story or plot was really great with some twists, the fact that it ends without you even knowing a single character's name just their Titles like Swindler, Courier, Hacker, Doctor, Hoodlum,etc . Damn. This one was quite the ride. At first I didn't think much of Swindler girl, I thought she was pretty dumb but actually at the end time. I respect her big time. Every character is unique in their own way. But In particular my favorite characters were : Swindler and Courier.
I recommend this Anime to everyone who ...
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
Well-writtenWell-written
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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