The Fable

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: ザ・ファブル
English: The Fable
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 2024 to ?
Premiered: Spring 2024
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, Organized CrimeOrganized Crime
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.391 (scored by 75277,527 users)
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Ranked: #22892
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Popularity: #3396
Members: 44,223
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Fable, an assassin who works in organized crime, has been raised to the legendary status of a ruthless killer capable of murdering any man within six seconds. Six years after his debut, his boss fears that Fable has started to attract too much attention from the legal authorities, and he orders him to hide in Osaka for a year. Accompanied by his driver who assumes the identity of his sister, Fable is bound by a special condition: he must act as a civilian and not murder anyone lest he and his partner lose their lives.

However, the seemingly well-deserved holiday soon takes a grim turn. Takeshi Ebihara, the second-in-command of the Osaka mafia that officially protects the assassin, sees Fable's presence as a threat and wants to remove him. Constantly monitored by the yakuza and regularly put in life-or-death situations, Fable has no other choice but to outwit Takeshi's schemes if he wants to stay alive.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kuroshio, Ryou

Iwasaki, Ryouta

Jackal Tomioka

Fukushima, Jun


Ichijo, Kazuya

Kainuma, Etsuji

Asahina, Takumi


Komura, Tetsuo


Onoue, Taiki
Iwasa, Naoki


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Professionalism" by ALI feat. Hannya (般若)
2: "Switch (スイッチ)" by UmedaCypher (梅田サイファー)

Ending Theme

1: "Odd Numbers" by UmedaCypher (梅田サイファー)
2: "BEYOND feat. MaRI" by ALI


Jul 13, 2024
Preliminary (15/25 eps)
first off, this is an amazing show. Do you like mature anime with adult characters about redemption and character development? The main char is a total badass in every sense but hes also unknowingly naturally predisposed good natured even if he is a deadly assassin. The story itself starts slow and the main plot does not come to fruition immediately BUT no episode is filler. The first episodes are doubly deceiving so it picks up later because it is planting seeds and teaching you who he is. Its a very entertaining show with a purpose as long as you are into bad ass characters. ...
May 11, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (6/25 eps)
Read the manga instead. The animation presented in this adaptation is unfortunately nearly nonexistent. This adaptation simply didn't get the budget and/or care/love it deserved. It is such a shame because the manga is truly a hidden gem with an extremely unique take on a slice-of-life meets comedy and action genre. The characters are written to feel like real people unlike the annoying anime tropes that we're all used to at this point. The humor is subtle but really hits home and the story pulls you in and gets you extremely invested in what's gonna happen next. The manga is around 240 chapters of pure ...
Jun 12, 2024
Preliminary (9/25 eps)
I will start by saying I haven’t touched the manga so my review will be based solely on the anime.

The premise of the show seems really cool, a hitman that has to try to live a normal life with his fake "sister" for a year. The setup was done and explained nicely in the first episode and I genuinely enjoyed it. But it goes downhill from there.

The cast of characters is really bland, they don’t bring much to the table bar the main character which reminds me in a lot of ways of Kazuma Kiryu from the Yakuza games. The pace of the show is ...

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