Switch

OVA (2 eps)
2008 - 2009
3.394 out of 5 from 1,221 votes
Rank #3,797

Two newbies at the Narcotic Control Department in Japan, Haru and Kai, struggle against: drug dealers, gangs, murderers, psychopaths, mysterious organizations, and mad people in general. The gentle and caring one of the group, Kai, who has problems of his own, has the tendancy of turning into a lethal killing machine in certain scenarios. The way he acts changes like that of a "switch". As the two do their job, answers of what is behind Kai's strange behavior and who exactly he is, is revealed.

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QueenPrisme
6.8

This anime is only two episodes so the story was very fast and unfortunately there was a lot of acronyms used for things with the very title possibly being one. Throughout the story there are many things that have no explanation given about them like what even is a "matori". Otherwise, the over all feeling and tone and plot of the story is very interesting. It starts off with two undercover detectives trying to make a drug bust in two different ways. One cop is working in a gang that is supposed to be making a deal for the drugs and the other became a part time employee with a botany company. From there the stangeness starts with weird phone calls and acronyms that we don't know what they mean, stalking starts and so does some violance. The animation is actually very decent with a lot of suspenseful lighting and coloring. I particularly like the eyelashes in the anime, it gives it a kind of emo feel XD.  There's really not a lot to say about sound and usually I give sound a ten out of ten because it has sound and the voices are decent and so is the opening and ending of this show and most other shows. The reason this one ranked so low was honestly so the overall rating would be what I felt was accurate for the show. But honestly the sound is pretty good though there are some times when the voice did not sync well with the lips. Characters, I've been waiting all review to talk about this one. The characters are very strange and honestly for the time restraints on the anime I feel as if there are too many characters. It's easy to get names mixed up or forgotten and I'm pretty sure there's like two names that are mentioned in the anime that go to people who don't make an appearance but I could be wrong. Anyways, the two main characters are basically the complete opposite of eachother, or well it feels like that, the anime focuses more on story development than the characters, though I do believe the red haired boy is gay for the blonde just based on how he blushes around him sometimes though I could just be mistaking the situtation as a gay moment. Really sexuallity has nothing to do with the anime and I wouldn't let that stop you or drive you to watch the anime. There is this repeated question saying along the lines of "If I told you to die would you?" said from the blond to the red. And even in the end that question is very unusual and many aspects of their relationship, even in a work environment, has left much to be desired.  Now as I mentioned earlier there seems to be a little psychopath in this anime that tricks a few people, to me when we met him I knew that he was the bad guy immediately. Maybe it's because I watch a lot of shows like this but overall he did reach the "this guy is a creep" very well in the anime, especially at the ending. But otherwise there's no tell of what happened to him or anything.  In this anime, there is a gang and the boss and other members don't get along very well at least as far as trust and thought process goes. Otherwise I can't say very much about them. Overall this anime felt very open ended without very much explanation for what things meant. Like what does Switch mean in itself. It doesn't really say. It also indicates in the end that there is a mass murderer going around but you don't really get more than that. Honestly, if you're really hooked and want to know more I would check to see if there is a manga and go from there. 

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