Ranmaru is young cop with a dark past. As one of the few survivors of a mindless slaughter in his apartment block, he joins a special unit called TOKKO to avenge his parents. On his first case, the already ghastly murder scene turns to one of terror, as the inhuman killers start to massacre the police. After being saved at the last minute by a secret unit named TOKKO who wield swords instead of guns, Ranmaru's mind is filled with questions and he is determined to find out the answers, no matter what it takes. What are these monsters, and why did they recognize him?
My first exposure to Tokko was not a pleasant one. After finishing the first episode I decided it was in my best interest to stop watching. There were just too many things working against it. The dub was average to below average, depending on the character, with a number of off and monotone performances. The animation was shiny, but not particularly good, especially during the action scenes... read more
Short and sweet cause 1. I'm not one for writing reviews 2. I'm lazy and don't feel like typing a 3000 word essay. My take on the anime: The ending was really rushed (kinda anti-climatic), the series would have benifited if it had been exteneded, there were a lot of things that were rushed story wise, the action scenes are really mostly just pictures with that speed lines effect added, left out a few... read more