Humans that have been physically altered and turned into dangerous weapons are known as the Extended. Juuzou Inui awakens as one of these weapons—with amnesia. But his job as an agent investigating the Extended leads to a mysterious child with Extended ties showing up at his office. Now Inui must keep the child away from street gangs and the megacorporation Berühren, and it won’t be easy.
For an anime with a guy that has a gun for a head I was expecting it to be a little more "out there." However the show takes itself serisouly a little too serisouly sometimes, but I like that. It reminds me of old detective shows when it's all about "not losing yourself to the misery of world." However there are comedic moments with good timing as to not disrupt the serisous plot, but rather give the viewer a moment of solace away from the gritty themes of the show. Juzo, our leading man with the gun head is a harden ex-soldier and the epsiodes tend to start with him brooding about how he got in a certain situation or about some corporate overlord at his throat. Regardless on what your thoughts are on narration I think it works here, and is a nice nod to old detective shows. The other main characters, Mary and Tetsuro are a nice juxtaposition to the more stotic Juzo. I won't spoil these characters as it's fun getting to know them and their little qwerks. I love the openng "MOTOR CITY" by Kenichi Asai. It's a great song to get me pumped up for the episode. It doesn't necessarily match the tone of the overall show though. Most of the background music is akin to something you might hear in a smokey bar or the office of a journalist from an old black and white film. The animation is pretty wonderful. I'm tempted to say it's seamless blends 3D and 2D, but there are a fews moments that look a bit awkward. For the most part it's brilliant. I recommend this anime if you like serisous themes, characters with personality, and a classic noir detective story.
I started watching this because of the main character Juzo who has a revolver for a head! (It is probably the same reason why many others started watching this.) Super cool design! I also adore Juzo's voice actor, so I had to watch this when I found out that Suwabe Junichi would be voicing him. I love the art style of the serie and all the character designs, so a pretty high score on that part. However, for me the rest was kind of dissapointing. Because a lot of the characters dont move their lips while talking, like Juzo and Tetsuro, the animation is rather stiff in my opinion. Of course there are action scenes that make up for it, but it wasnt anything spectacular. Story wise, I had to watch this anime twice (i dropped it the first time). I felt there was a storyline missing. It was there in the beginning when Tetsuro first appeared, but then that storyline kind of faded. Because this anime was only 12 episodes I ended up picking it up again and started getting into it. It's just cool to watch a walking revolver doing a bunch of action stuff! A new storyline kind of picked up the last couple of episodes and I figure it is where they will pick up in season two. So even though I didnt think this season was that amazing, I still want to watch season 2 and hope it will be better. I'm curious where it will go next.
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