Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge — First Impressions

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A boy with magic scissors cuts the hair of a girl whose hair can’t be cut.

This sounds like the dumbest premise ever (okay, it is the dumbest premise ever) but I enjoyed the first episode. First of all, I think the main female and male have some good chemistry. Whenever they’re together things just seem to flow together smoothly.

Second, Crime Edge takes itself seriously just the right amount. It’s still able to laugh at all the hair stuff like the joke it is. But at the same time, the show enables us to take these characters’ ridiculous problems somewhat seriously, which is an impressive feat.

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Finally, I like all the corny talking about “killing goods” and the appearance of those two psychotic killer girls. Things could get interesting with this setup. With that said, this could just as easily turn into a barber shop harem and fall apart completely.

8 thoughts on “Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge — First Impressions

  1. I swear Japan is the only country that would make an anime about cutting hair. Hmm…
    Anyway, this was definitely better than I expected. And the animation was pretty good too, especially with that hair.

    1. Same here. I thought this would be hilariously bad, but was pleasantly surprised. Certainly no one but the Japanese would ever think of this premise…

  2. Can you really say this is the dumbest premise you’ve seen for an anime? If there’s one thing impressive about anime, it’s the ability to make shows out of things that should have never even been considered.

  3. I’ve been traveling a lot recently so I had the time to watch the first three eps of this. I can’t really pin it down but I’m pleasantly surprised and will follow the series if I find the time. It’s just so… bizarre. Perhaps it is b/c some elements (the girl in your last pic; the fetishes; the gore; the long hair) remind me of Tokyo Akazukin. Or perhaps the combination of haunting soundtrack and atmosphere w/ this absurd Killing Goods/ Hair Queen story. Like a Tim Burton mystery movie. The animation is subpar, though, and the story might become boring later on but let’s see! At least it’s the most refreshing premise in my eyes since Nazo no Kanojo X and Ben-to.

    1. I like this too for the bizarre factor. It gets even weirder, if that’s possible, with characters with even more bizarre fetishes. I love how the main character randomly talks about girls’ hair all the time too.

      I haven’t seen Tokyo Akazukin, but I’ve added it to my to read list. Looks pretty interesting.

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