Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune

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English: Yakitori: Soldiers of Misfortune
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 6
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 18, 2023
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: ARECT
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, SpaceSpace
Duration: 31 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.441 (scored by 19951,995 users)
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Ranked: #71332
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Popularity: #9285
Members: 3,991
Favorites: 13


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Episodes: /6


With Earth colonized by a superior alien civilization, Akira's only chance at a better future is to enlist as an expendable Yakitori foot soldier.

(Source: Netflix)

Characters & Voice Actors


Zen, Carlo
Original Creator
Assali, Heitor
ADR Director


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Jun 18, 2023
I don't care what anyone says this show is dope as hell.

The dialogue is ok, the plot is actually really good. The animation work and directorial stuff is next level, but you do have to look past the 3d animation, which really isn't a problem for me.

If this AT ALL looks interesting to you, do yourself a favor and please watch this.

The set pieces and action moments are all done really well and there are some really breathtaking animation set pieces. There was a moment near the end of the show that legit left me speechless.

The writing isn't something that's going to draw you in ...
Jun 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
[TL;DR: A weirdly compelling sci-fi action-schlock that ultimately fails on executions. The cool premise, the art and design are all thrown under the bus by awful animation, terrible dialogue and abysmal writing. At least it's short, and there's Bunny Miku, so it's not all bad. Might worth a binge on a boring afternoon, but don't expect a life-changing experience]

Tonkatsu is one of those adaptations that makes you go "WHY?". Why was it made? Who was it even made for? For the fans of the source material it's very lackluster and undeserving, and for everyone else it's confusing, trashy and short (the latter of which is ...
Aug 6, 2023
I’ve had my Netflix subscription for about 4 years now. One conclusion I’ve come to during this time is that a marriage between anime and CG would lead to a very toxic relationship. And when you have Netflix certifying said marriage, it will lead to a bloody godawful divorce with no one winning anything substantial in the divorce proceedings. This has been evident in a vast majority of CG anime till date with no such anime becoming a commercial or a critical hit. Unfortunately, Yakitori continues this trend.
Yakitori is a 6-episode anime adaptation of a novel series by the same name, which was written by ...

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Novel 'Yakitori' Gets Anime Adaptation in May 2023

Novel 'Yakitori' Gets Anime Adaptation in May 2023

The Netflix Anime Special Stage at AnimeJapan 2023 announced an anime adaptation of Carlo Zen's Yakitori novel on Saturday, revealing the main staff, key visual...read more

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