Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit

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Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit
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Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit key visual
警視庁 特務部 特殊凶悪犯対策室 第七課 -トクナナ-
(Keishichou Tokumu-bu Tokushu Kyouaku-han Taisaku-Shitsu Dai-Nana-ka -Tokunana-)
GenreCrime[1]
Anime television series
Directed byTakayuki Kuriyama (Chief)
Harume Kosaka
Written byYuichiro Higashide
Music byRyo Takahashi
StudioANIMA&CO.
Licensed byFunimation
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, TVA, BS Fuji
Original run October 6, 2019 December 29, 2019
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
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Special 7: Special Crime Investigation Unit[2] (Japanese: 警視庁 特務部 特殊凶悪犯対策室 第七課 -トクナナ-, Hepburn: Keishichou Tokumu-bu Tokushu Kyouaku-han Taisaku-Shitsu Dai-Nana-ka -Tokunana-, lit. "Metropolitan Police Department Special Division Heinous Crime Task Force 7th Unit: Tokunana") is an original anime television series by ANIMA&CO. that aired from October 6 to December 29, 2019.

Characters[edit]

Seiji "Rookie" Nanatsuki (七月清司, Nanatsuki Seiji)
Voiced by: Hiro Shimono (Japanese); Matt Shipman (English)[3][4]
Nine years ago, he survived a terrorist attack on an airport because a detective delayed the terrorists and let him escape. He wished to be like him and so became a detective. He seems to have some type of magical ability that he acquired at the airport bombing that he is not fully aware of yet.
Shiori "Charisma" Ichinose (一ノ瀬栞, Ichinose Shiori)
Voiced by: Kenjiro Tsuda (Japanese); Brandon Potter (English)[3][4]
A withdrawn human member of the team, he is a master at making suspects talk by using his innate ability to see all the possibilities and conclude which is the most probable. His marksman skills are bizarre. If he is taking his time and aims at his target, he misses every time, but if he closes his eyes or just fires randomly, he can make impossible shots.
Kujaku "Analyzer" Nijo (二条クジャク, Nijō Kujaku)
Voiced by: Tatsuhisa Suzuki (Japanese); David Matranga (English)[3][4]
A highly-intelligent elf with a large network of connections. He lost his older brother in the same terrorist attack that Seiji Nanatsuki was injured in. That detective was the one that saved Seiji.
Akane "Samurai" Shikisai (四季彩紅音, Shikisai Akane)
Voiced by: Yūko Kaida (Japanese); Monica Rial (English)[5][4]
A vampire and master swordswoman. She shares an apartment with a male and their dog.
Bellemer "Ninja" Cinq (ベルメール・サンク)
Voiced by: Ari Ozawa (Japanese); Sarah Wiedenheft (English)[5][4]
She is a homonculus girl with blonde hair who used drones to deliver explosives and blow up Rainbow Bridge to stop an armored car.
Rokusuke "Sniper" Endo (藤六輔, Endo Rokusuke)
Voiced by: Kenji Nomura (Japanese); Chris Rager (English)[6][4]
Sometimes called Gramps, he is a dwarf who wears an eyepatch over his left eye but remains a master sniper. His ex-wife is an elf. He lives with his adult daughter.
Sakon Zeroemon "Boss" Kiryuin (桐生院左近零衛門, Kiryuin Sakon Zeroemon)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese); Eric Vale (English)[7][4]
In charge of Special Unit 7 he directs and watches over the team from base, but is shown to be quite quirky, especially the way he wears bow ties. He has a familiar that is a small white dragon which he shares a psychic connection with. He is able to communicate with his team, sees what it sees, and feels what it feels. He is a magic user that can cast spells through this familiar.
Warlock (ウォーロック)
Voiced by: Hiroaki Hirata[8]
The leader of nine. He is a magic user.
Ruka Mizuka (三潴ルカ)[9]
Voiced by: Yoshitsugu Matsuoka[8]
Black Pearl (黒真珠)
Voiced by: Nobunaga Shimazaki[8]

Production and release[edit]

The original anime television series was announced on March 20, 2019. The series is directed by Harume Kosaka and written by Yuichiro Higashide, with Takayuki Kuriyama serving as chief director, and Hiroya Iijima adapting the original character designs by Nanae Chrono.[3] Ryō Takahashi is composing the series' music. ANIMA&CO. will animate the series. It aired from October 6 to December 29, 2019 on AT-X, Tokyo MX, SUN, TVA, and BS Fuji.[8] Oldcodex performed the series' opening theme song "Take On Fever", while SCREEN mode performed the series' ending theme song "One Wish".[10] Funimation has licensed the series for a simuldub.[11]

No. Title[12] Original air date
1"One Brings Bad Omens, Seven Brings Good Luck"
Transcription: "Ichi wa kyōchō wo, Nana wa koūn wo" (Japanese: 一は凶兆を、七は幸運を)
October 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)
2"The Two Investigate"
Transcription: "Sōsasuru ni futari" (Japanese: 捜査する二人)
October 13, 2019 (2019-10-13)
3"The Threefold Trap"
Transcription: "Sanjū no Wana" (Japanese: 三重の罠)
October 20, 2019 (2019-10-20)
4"Family of Four"
Transcription: "Yonnin no Kazoku" (四人の家族)
October 27, 2019 (2019-10-27)
5"The Fifth Seal"
Transcription: "Daigo no Fūin" (第五の封印)
November 3, 2019 (2019-11-03)
6"The Six-Minute Battle to the Death"
Transcription: "Rokubunma no Shitō" (六分間の死闘)
November 10, 2019 (2019-11-10)
7"The Seventh Day is for Idleness"
Transcription: "Nanahime wa damin" (七日目は惰眠)
November 17, 2019 (2019-11-17)
8"The Eight-Foot Escape Route"
Transcription: "Hachifīto no Nigemichi" (八フィートの逃げ道)
November 24, 2019 (2019-11-24)
8.5"Seiji Nanatsuki's Running Report"
Transcription: "Nanatsuki Seiji no Kakenukeru katsudō hōkokusho" (七月清司の駆け抜ける活動報告書)
December 1, 2019 (2019-12-01)
9"Nine Years' Rage"
Transcription: "Kyūnen no Fundo" (九年の憤怒)
December 8, 2019 (2019-12-08)
10"The Tenth Dragon"
Transcription: "Jūbanme no Ryū" (十番目の竜)
December 15, 2019 (2019-12-15)
11"The Eleven O'Clock War"
Transcription: "Jū-ichiji no Sensō" (十一時の戦争)
December 22, 2019 (2019-12-22)
12"From Zero to Seven"
Transcription: "Zero kara Nana e" (ゼロからナナへ)
December 29, 2019 (2019-12-29)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peace Maker's Nanae Chrono Designs Original TV Anime Tokunana". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  2. ^ "Funimation's Fall 2019 Lineup Ramps Up the Action!". www.funimation.com. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  3. ^ a b c d "Peace Maker's Nanae Chrono Designs Fantasy Crime TV Anime Tokunana". Anime News Network. March 20, 2019. Retrieved March 20, 2019.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Funimation (2019-10-19). "Get ready for a supernatural take on the special crimes unit. @VAJerryJewell leads the cast of Special 7!
    Nanatsuki - @MattShipmanVO
    Ichinose - Brandon Potter
    Kiryuin - @ericvale
    Nijo - @DavidMatranga1
    Endo - @ragercoaster
    Bellemer - @SarahWiedenheft
    Akane - @Rialisms"
    . @FUNimation. Retrieved 2019-10-21.
  5. ^ a b "Tokunana TV Anime Casts Yuko Kaida, Ari Ozawa". Anime News Network. April 19, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  6. ^ "Tokunana TV Anime Casts Kenji Nomura". Anime News Network. April 12, 2019. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Tokunana TV Anime Casts Toshiyuki Morikawa". Anime News Network. April 26, 2019. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  8. ^ a b c d "Tokunana TV Anime Reveals Video, More Cast, October 6 Premiere". Anime News Network. August 7, 2019. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  9. ^ "CHARACTER - 謎の男 / TVアニメ「警視庁 特務部 特殊凶悪犯対策室 第七課 -トクナナ-」公式サイト" (in Japanese). Retrieved 3 March 2020.
  10. ^ "SCREEN mode Perform Tokunana TV Anime's Ending Theme". Anime News Network. August 21, 2019. Retrieved August 21, 2019.
  11. ^ "Funimation Adds 7 More Anime to Fall 2019 Simulcast Lineup". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-09-29.
  12. ^ "STORY / TVアニメ「警視庁 特務部 特殊凶悪犯対策室 第七課 -トクナナ-」公式サイト" (in Japanese). Retrieved October 6, 2019.

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