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Manga 'Taboo Tattoo' Gets Anime Adaptation [Update 1/25]

by tsubasalover
Jan 22, 2015 11:15 PM | 34 Comments
It was announced on the wraparound of the ninth volume that manga Taboo Tattoo by Shinjirou will get an anime adaptation. More information will be announced at a later time.

Synopsis (by Stark700)
The series follows a martial arts trained middle schooler named Seigi. After saving a homeless man one day from some thugs, he is given a mysterious tattoo by him. This mysterious tattoo is a secret weapon that grants him unique powers. Afterwards, he is caught in a conflict when a young woman named Ijii is sent to retrieve the tattoo. The story tells of Seigi's involvement with Ijii as well as the events that changes his life forever.

Source: Scan via Yaraon


Update January 25
It was announced by French publisher of the manga, Doki-Doki, that the anime will be aired in 2015.

Source: ANN

Taboo Tattoo on MAL

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One of the few manga I actually put off for a while, maybe i should continue? First few chaps were OK but it it fell off a cliff from there.

Willing to make some predictions about the anime though, will it be:
A) 12 episodes, rushed, cheap animation with boobs all over the place. A bit like Absolute Duo. (Thing is I quite like the manga of AD but they had to ruin the anime >.>)

OR

B) 24 episodes. Story drags on for oooon and oooon. *Fill in extra complaints here*

Tbh many people may just drop the series 1-4 episodes in as in my opinion (should it follow the manga) the first few chapters seem to lack that pull factor.

Feb 10, 2015 2:41 PM by LemonSyrup

synopsis said:
Seigi, a martial arts trained middle-schooler, often feels driven to protect the weaker people around him.
Groan

One day, he defends a homeless man against some punks, and the man gives him a strange tattoo on his palm in return.
At least it's not a girl about to get raped.

The tattoo is a secret weapon produced in the arms race between America and the Serinistan Kingdom.

Seigi finds himself in over his head when a powerful girl, using the same secret weapon, violently pursues him in order to retrieve it. His skill at martial arts may not be enough to keep him alive, but will he be able to learn how to trigger the power of his tattoo in time?
Meh.

Not interested in another dumb harem.

Jan 27, 2015 1:23 AM by Red_Keys

ChairForceOne said:
No. I bet it will be Diomedia.

Bones doesn't do generic stuff like this unless it's original.


They did say they are adapting 3 series and making one original this year though. Kekkai Sensen is one of them.

Jan 27, 2015 1:19 AM by Stark700

Tengai said:
Dafuq, is Seigi a boy or a girl?? The synopsis said "him", but the cover has a girl with boobs =_=
The girl is probably the one who pursues him.

ChairForceOne said:
No. I bet it will be Diomedia.

Bones doesn't do generic stuff like this unless it's original.
Those guys need a long break after Spring.

Jan 26, 2015 7:22 AM by Paulo27

No. I bet it will be Diomedia.

Bones doesn't do generic stuff like this unless it's original.

Jan 26, 2015 5:23 AM by ChairForceOne

Dafuq, is Seigi a boy or a girl?? The synopsis said "him", but the cover has a girl with boobs =_=

Jan 26, 2015 5:20 AM by Tengai

Stark700 said:
Paulo27 said:
I wonder who is going to animate it, most of the big guys that could handle this well already have their hands pretty full.


My guesses are Madhouse, Bones, and Production I.G. for now. A-1 may also be a possibility despite the amount of shows they are working on right now.
I was thinking Bones too, I just didn't mention it because I thought they were doing Gangsta. too (and I'm hoping Kekkai Sensen is 2 cours) but that's Manglobe, I guess since it was announced now and it'll air this year it'll probably be around Fall so I could see Bones doing it, Production I.G. would be nice too.

Jan 25, 2015 7:06 AM by Paulo27

Paulo27 said:
Stark700 said:
Scheduled to air in 2015. Chance of TV adaptation very likely.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-24/taboo-tattoo-french-publisher-anime-will-air-in-2015/.83651
I wonder who is going to animate it, most of the big guys that could handle this well already have their hands pretty full.


My guesses are Madhouse, Bones, and Production I.G. for now. A-1 may also be a possibility despite the amount of shows they are working on right now.

Jan 25, 2015 6:19 AM by Stark700

Stark700 said:
Scheduled to air in 2015. Chance of TV adaptation very likely.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2015-01-24/taboo-tattoo-french-publisher-anime-will-air-in-2015/.83651
I wonder who is going to animate it, most of the big guys that could handle this well already have their hands pretty full.

Jan 25, 2015 6:00 AM by Paulo27

I have never read this manga but the synopsis looks interesting. Maybe I'll check this out.

Jan 24, 2015 6:23 PM by kyouche29

Jan 24, 2015 5:02 PM by Stark700

wow the genre and cover picture throw me off completely.

will wait for more details.

MaxXZoe said:
sorry but it's very different...it's dark, rape and gore as examples

oh that means it'll be a good show. thanks, man

Jan 23, 2015 5:40 PM by Mayuka

Hmm, lets put it this way: I'm usually incredibly tolerant with just about any manga I read. If I can get even the slightest menial enjoyment out of it, I'll keep reading it.

This manga however, was one of the very few that I just had to drop because there really wasn't anything good about it. I got maybe 10 chaps in, and there was so little excitement I couldn't handle it.

I don't have a problem with shit being generic, as long as it has potential to do something entertaining and interesting, but this was generic, on top of being boring as hell.

I might watch the anime just to see the story get farther than I read and for the hell of it, but I can definitely say I'm not expecting this to be even remotely good.

Jan 23, 2015 5:38 PM by Jonesy974

Action, ecchi and super power ?! These genre alone makes this anime worth watching.

The girl holding a knife in manga cover reminds of Akame in Akame ga kill. I have no choice but to watch it. I can't not resist something like that.


MaxXZoe said:
lllllllll said:


sorry but it's very different...it's dark, rape and gore as examples


Rape and gore you say !! Thats even better.

Jan 23, 2015 12:46 PM by thepath

Paulo27 said:
MaxXZoe said:


sorry but it's very different...it's dark, rape and gore as examples
Don't ya just hate when there's rape in your ecchi anime? Ruins my day, man.

Probably watch it if it looks good enough.


Yeah I hate it.Though started reading this manga 2 weeks ago,so I'm surprised for these news.Will watch it.

Jan 23, 2015 9:40 AM by MrEpicMichael

Well I had the manga on my plan to read list for awhile, might as well just wait for the anime now...

Jan 23, 2015 9:10 AM by animefan8800

the manga Cover looks interesting

Jan 23, 2015 8:25 AM by AllenVonStein

Paulo27 said:
MaxXZoe said:


sorry but it's very different...it's dark, rape and gore as examples
Don't ya just hate when there's rape in your ecchi anime? Ruins my day, man.

Probably watch it if it looks good enough.


the rage keeps me going

Jan 23, 2015 7:11 AM by MaxXZoe

Please be DEEN

They need to go bankrupt right now

#OFFWITHDEEN

Jan 23, 2015 6:26 AM by zetsu_shoren

The only thing that's making me a bit wary of this is the fact that the kid is a middle schooler but people have told me that this manga is good so I'm going to keep my eyes open.

Jan 23, 2015 5:38 AM by Laciie

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