Hamatora

TV (12 eps)
NAZ
3.715 out of 5 from 9,133 votes
Rank #2,616

"Minimum"— Otherwise known as "small miracles", is a special power that only manifests within a few, select humans. Those who possess this ability are called "Minimum Holders." 2014: Yokohama. The detective duo of Nice and Murasaki, otherwise known as "Hamatora," wait again today for work with their friends at a table at Cafe Nowhere that they use as their agency. Suddenly, a job they receive seems to have a weird connection with the serial killer that their police friend, Art is searching for.

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File 01: Egg of Columbus

Episode 1

File 01: Egg of Columbus

File 02: Beloved Bastard

Episode 2

File 02: Beloved Bastard

File 03: Haves and Have-nots

Episode 3

File 03: Haves and Have-nots

File 04: The Wandering Totem Pole

Episode 4

File 04: The Wandering Totem Pole

File 05: Sweat, Muscles, and Me

Episode 5

File 05: Sweat, Muscles, and Me

File 06: The Prophet's Torment

Episode 6

File 06: The Prophet's Torment

File 07: Black Cosmos

Episode 7

File 07: Black Cosmos

File 08: The Blood-Soaked Bitter Melon

Episode 8

File 08: The Blood-Soaked Bitter Melon

File 09: Little Beauty and the Beast

Episode 9

File 09: Little Beauty and the Beast

File 10: March of the Weak

Episode 10

File 10: March of the Weak

Flight of the Victor

Episode 11

Flight of the Victor

Resolve (Ego)

Episode 12

Resolve (Ego)

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Reviews

Noriko
6.5

My review of Hamatora: The Animation Note that this review might contain: Some minor spoilers Personal opinions that might not be true/best opinions Some explicit language STORY So let's start off with the story. The story is based on a secret organization called Hamatora, which is located in the cafe Nowhere. So there are these 2 characters, Nice and Murasaki (the glasses one) and the story is based on those 2, but also on other characters but I'll stop here because I'll get to characters later. Personally, I did not really like the story, It was messy and in the end (especially the END) you ask yourself a lot of questions. And hopefully those questions will be answered in season two.... which is currently running wow i did not know this up untill now... moving on. ANIMATION The animation was okay/good. I really liked the part where they activate their powers, everything suddenly goes like they drugged themselves with shrooms. It's unique to see stuff like that in anime. Besides the trippy animations when they activate the ''Minimum'', the enviroment itself could be better. There's nothing else special and notable about the animation. It's rather good and well done (unlike the anime this studio is currently airing. . .) CHARACTERS Sooooo here's the part that most of people don't like about Hamatora. The characters. It's true that the story focuses too much on the main characters Nice, Murasaki, Moral and Art. But there are some other characters you knoooow. Hajime is mentioned and showed ALL the 12 episodes but whenever she's showed, she's freaking eating or talking about food. Then there's the owner of the coffee shop. HE'S BLENDING COFFEE FOR ALL 12 EPISODES I AM NOT JOKING. It annoyed me very much. And I hate all the main characters because: Nice is overpowed but even tho he's like chill and stuff and it makes me want to punch him in the throat  Murasaki is an asshole who can't accept the fact that he will never be as strong as Nice. And that's basically his point of existance in this anime. Moral is a freaking weirdo. He's like 4chan type of weird. I don't like him. ew Art is the one I like the most out of these 4 but the story doesn't really give much information about him. Because certain things happen, a lot of questions about Art remains unanswered. That's why I don't like him too... SOUND Voice acting is not bad. The music in the anime is not bad. Sound effects could be better. And just like the animation, there's nothing really notable about sound. OVERALL So yeah this anime is that type of anime which you can watch and still be impressed, because the animation and sound are good. But then when you finish it you're like WTF because the story doesn't make that much sense, and the characters are plain and undeveloped. Wow now that I reviewed this anime I realize that It's not really that good... damn Let's just hope that season 2 will be better because, for some reason, I WILL watch it. Thanks for reading this review. I'm not that good at reviewing stuff because I don't do it often... aaand my english is not as good so I don't want to confuse people. Hope this helped you if you're planning to watch Hamatora. It's not really a bad anime, but do not expect much from it. Cheers! ^_^

vongolajake
8.5

Nice (RYOTA OHSAKA) and Murasaki (WATARU HATANO) form the detective pair Hamatora. With the use of "Minimums" becoming a problem, we follow these two and the rest as one case after another ties into the mystery of a seriel killer. STORY: In my opinion Hamatora has a really great concept. Yes it does have some standard cliches but overall i found it interesting. I gave it a 8 (and it may deserve a 7.5) because it did have its moments where it seemed to stray away from the interesting concept and gave us the somewhat comedic non-essential episodes, But without spoiling anything its does pick back up around episode 7 and finishes really solid. Animation: The quality did seem to dwindle a tiny bit as the season progressed, but i was very impressed by the animation. This being the first show put out by NAZ i thought they did a wonderful job. It seemed crisp and the colors especially during the fights and the opening theme was a pretty well done addition to the show and i felt like it added to the experience.  Sound: The sounds were done well, Voice acting was spot on, the OST was good for the most part, and i really enjoyed the Opening and Ending themes.                                     Opening theme: FLAT by Livetune featuring Yūki Ozaki                                                  Ending theme: Hikari by WATARU HATANO (Murasaki) Characters: Overall the characters were interesting. Really wished they would have gotten more indepth with some characters and their abilities but i felt they all added to the show nicely and were all either loveable or hateable respectively. Overall: It was a fun show. But i give it a 8.5 because i felt it lacked something. It did pick up really well near the end and i have to say the last episode was Amazing. Especially the last scene. Overall i enjoyed it a lot and seeing this at the end *tiny spoiler*  To Be Continued ( will add pic when i find one) made me happy because i know itll be just as good and hopefully better as the first season, and hopefully it comes out in this fall this year because i really want to know what happens.

ReviewBonfire
6

Hamatora The Animation   Another anime that deals with the topic of superhumans/people with special skills. The approach is quite simple, and the plot is nothing particularly new. However, the implementation here is quite pleasant and even worth mentioning. Particularly noteworthy was the implementation of the last episode and the quite solidly placed unexpected cliffhanger. Otherwise, the tension was mostly flat but not falling. On the part of the characters, there were many different personalities. I wouldn't describe them as particularly profound, and they also had rather monotonous character traits in the long run. Still, her quirks were quite entertaining. Both seasons had their strengths and weaknesses. Strangely, in different places. Season 1 was tighter on the main plot and could only build the tension in the final episodes. In contrast, season 2 was the complete opposite. Despite bigger action, she was unable to build up the tension. It's a shame, actually, the implementation of the concept was quite successful. Story The protagonists, who have been gifted with supernatural abilities, run a detective's office to shovel some money. However, this seems to be going very badly for them. Incidentally, this detective thing is very secondary to the anime and has little relevance in the plot. The actual plot revolves around the main antagonist, his connection to the protagonist, and the implementation of his plans. Nothing particularly imaginative, but as mentioned, it had a nice implementation. The particular highlight was somewhere around episodes 5-7, due to a little twist. And another resolution in the last episode. The cliffhanger made the best impression. Animation / pictures The animations were above average. And especially the colored design did very well here. The fights were presented solidly and the animation was, if necessary, subtle. Characters I wish the characters had a little more depth of character and could have been written a little better. Apart from that, they were quite pleasant and certainly brought out one or the other solid character joke.   Music The intro was average. However, the Osts have been pretty solid. Conclusion The first season of Hamatora has a lot of charisma and I will certainly remember it positively. You could clearly have gotten more out of the work because the potential was not used.

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