Emblem Take 2

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Japanese: 代紋(エンブレム) TAKE2


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 25, 1993 to Nov 21, 1995
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama
Themes: Organized CrimeOrganized Crime, Time TravelTime Travel
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 51 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.611 (scored by 936936 users)
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Ranked: #61472
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Popularity: #10849
Members: 2,399
Favorites: 1


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Shinjuku, 1983. A member of the Kaeda Yakuza gang, Akutsu Jouji, has lost in a brawl with a university cheering squad, and begs for forgiveness through bitter tears. Since then, nothing has gone well in Jouji's life, until 10 years later in 1993, his friend was ordered to kill him, and as he ran away he killed himself, ending his miserable life.

But when Jouji opened his eyes, he was in Shinjuku in 1983, at the fight with the university students that caused things to go wrong. Now with ten more years of memories and experience, Jouji repels the university students with spirit and wisdom. Now he swears to wear a gold emblem around town, and begins his life anew.

(Source: Hokuto no Gun)

Characters & Voice Actors


Imazawa, Tetsuo
Shimizu, Junji
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

1 "Koigokoro Climax (恋心クライマックス)" by Z-BACK (ep 1)
2 "Yes, I Do" by Takashi Aonishi (ep 2)


Dec 14, 2015
This is only anime I can find that actually tackle the Yakuza seriously (That has been translated), and boy is this a good one for that. It's unfortunate that this never really gets off its feet before it ends, but i'm grateful for what I got regardless.

Emblem Take 2 really doesn't aim to show the Yakuza in a positive light which is a good thing as far as i'm concerned, they're the Mafia, they shouldn't be glorified. It shows them as cheap, petty, conniving bastards. It shows some of the awful ways Yakuza go about their business, such as when our main character Jouji terrorizes ...
Aug 27, 2017
This was a decent OVA, just two episodes and kinda makes you want to see more, but it was entertaining.

Story: I liked it, a deus ex machina at the start, but from there we get a interesting story about the Yakuza, following one guys journey for a few years through the world of the Yakuza where something always seems to be going wrong.

Art: I liked it, but it's a 90's so don't be quiet expecting the crispness of modern anime, but still very much enjoyable.

Characters: Quiet a few in here, took me a bit to get used to who was who ...

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