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The series would be directed by popular 80's anime director Katsuhito Akiyama ("Sol Bianca", "Thundercats", " Gall Force","Bubblegum Crisis"), screenplay by Yuuji Hosono ("Guyver: The Bioboosted Armor", "Ray" and "Trinity Blood"), series composition by Atsuhiro Tomioka ("Samurai 7', "Vandread", "Eat-Man" and "Berserk"), character designs by Chizuko Kusakabe ("Trouble Chocolate") and mechanical designs by Shuichi Hara ( who worked on "Armitage: Dual Matrix" and "Solty Rei").
"Pumpkin Scissors" takes place during a time where war has ravaged the country. But a ceasefire has ended the war between the Royal Empire and the Republic of Frost. But since the cease fire, the country is not in the best of shape. The Empire is now plagued with starvation, crime, pestilence and even the soldiers have become bandits.
With corruption also residing in the ranks of the military, a division called Imperial Army State Section III was created. Section III is also known as "Pumpkin Scissors". A name given to the group by 2nd Lt. Alice L. Mavin. As way of the pumpkin being the layers of corruptness being trimmed by the blade of a scissor.
The series focuses on the Section III team and their mission of helping people and eliminating the corruption in their own military but also helping the public in other areas who have suffered from corruption.
But within the Section III is a mysterious soldier named Corporal Oland who is a member of the secret anti-tank group known as "The Invisible 9' who seems to get them out of a jam when the going gets tough.Read more ›
This anime release represents but another gem created by Gonzo that Funimation wisely picked up in their collaborative deal with ADV Films. Labeling this specific release The Complete Series, it contains episodes 1-24 of the show across 4 dvds. Packaged within a pair of thin packs (each holding two discs) within a very nicely decorated cardboard sleeve, the total runtime comes in at 600 minutes-even.
The show wears an appropriate TV 14 rating due to its grandiose themes of violence and militaristic operatives. There is no nudity or particularly offensive language, and some sequences, though violent in nature, seem to avoid indulging in gore.
Language options consist of both the original Japanese dialog track (stereo) or English dub (Dolby 5.1 Surround) and the choice of English subtitles for either vocal track.
Extras are limited to texless songs and two crops of Funimation trailers.
The story goes something like this: We pick up at the conclusion of a long and grueling war between the Empire and the Republic.Read more ›
I'd hate to say don't see it. It was worth the watch. Just be prepared to be angry that you'll have to dig for the manga to see what happens next.
Makes me sad that there are some truly crappy animes out there that have had a much longer run. This one was well worth at least one more season. Sigh.
The hero of our tale is Alice Malvin, a high ranking noble-person turned idealistic army officer, leading a team originally assigned to war relief, but increasing finding itself fighting the corrupt system. Along the way, they encounter Randel Oland, a hulking but gentle giant of a man with a terrible secret related to the war, and the lengths to which it was fought. The result is a story of intrigue, double dealing, and mayhem, with our heros braving both long odds, and the dirty bureaucracy.
I did enjoy this story quite a bit. It was quite nicely paced, and the characters were very interesting. If I had any complaints about this show, it was with our young heroine. She was at times just too good at what she did, and too high minded. That wouldn't be a problem in and of itself, but her idealism and extreme heroism made the ending excruciating as every challenge had to be met and every moral conundrum had to be explained and faced down. It all made sense in the end, and you still came away with great respect for our heroine, but give me a break. No one's that blasted perfect.
There are good things happening here, and certainly plenty of material for a second season, but there are some problems. I guess I can sum up my feelings by addressing Alice herself. She is amazing, much like her series, but I can't relate to her very well. In the end, much as one would expect in real life, this girl is just too far above my paygrade to make this relationship work.
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It was brand new, or like new and I enjoyed every minute of the show. Well worth the wait as I had to do so until they had some more DVDs in stock. Read morePublished 5 months ago by T. E. Brechlin
not what I expected but a really interesting anime all around - just sit back and enjoy the ridePublished 6 months ago by Matthew G
Portions of this series seem a bit silly and contrived. They just do. It's an unfortunate pitfall of a great amount of anime. Read morePublished 7 months ago by mr.goodguy
My husband and I love this series. We were watching it on Netflix but it went off so I bought it. If you like this series you will also like Black Lagoon and Helsing.Published 13 months ago by Laura H. Quaney
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I started watching this show in Japanese with subtitles and I have to say, the dub is alright. Read more
A really good anime. This is one for true anime fans that like a good story with laughs and drama.Published on January 23, 2014 by Christopher Carter
there are war story anime, there are anime about peace time. this is an anime about what happen in between war and peace, a story about a country that last a war, and are in the... Read morePublished on December 19, 2013 by ikus