The more things change in Re: Hamatora the more they seem to stay the same as well. Re: Hamatora Episode 1 review/recap. Please take care in reading since it may contain some minor spoilers, so if your spoiler sensitive make sure you use caution while reading posts on this blog. Read on.
Re: Hamatora Episode 1 Intro
The return of Hamatora has now come for a while with Re: Hamatora’s premiere! Probably one of the most excited for when it came to anime season returns this Summer 2014 Anime Season. The first opening theme song of Season 1 was very much full of musicality but this one is a pretty good addition to Livetune’s repertoire of anime theme songs. The animation sequences are still as fast-paced as ever with a feature of all the Hamatora main characters and even a confrontation between Nice and Art.
Leaving the OP aside. The confirmation that Nice is dead was still surprising but somewhat too saddening. The thing that stood out though was the Hamatora gang wasn’t saddened too bad by his death but they are mostly quirky, so they obviously don’t react too depressed with Nice’s seeming demise. It really shows even while he is dead they are all as quirky as ever. It seems they are all moving on which is good. I liked that transition of them still doing minimum related jobs but also seeing that because of the past Yokohama riots surrounding minimum holders they are struggling to even get some of those jobs. While I found this worrying we at least had a new case to keep distracted by with Episode 1.
When Hamatora ended in early 2014 many fans probably expected a big bang with this return of Hamatora. You don’t exactly get that with this first episode of Re: Hamatora. The premiere was much more restrained welcome back to the series. Personally which I liked but also disliked.
The premiere was good but not great mainly because it stayed true to the characters’ personalities but if you expected this dramatic return it wasn’t there. Still the series maintains its ever random and surprising vibes. Now all there is left is to see how it turns out over the course of the rest of the episodes. The anime series will have to pull some serious twists to keep one hooked.
Re: Hamatora Final Thoughts on Episode 1-Review
Telling it honestly and straight
The series have come to a realization works best when there is a glimpse into a how a bigger overarching conflict may pop-up in the future with the main characters or should I say main antagonists which does include Art. The smaller episodic cases can retain your attention but by themselves would probably get tedious. As a big fan of Hamatora this first episode had enough elements that had seen in the past that I will be continuing the series with Re: Hamatora. It has pulled its weight in the past and I do have some faith in those involved with the series to pull through also with Re: Hamatora. What can I say? The anime series has a certain charm.
“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.
Director: Seiji Kishi
Animation Studio: Lerche, NAZ
Genre: Action, Mystery, Comedy, Science Fiction
Licensed streaming and home video rights in North America: None except streaming with Crunchyroll
Available to Watch: Crunchyroll.com | Simulcast on Mondays 2: 05 pm EDT
Re: Hamatora-[OP] Opening Theme Song
Sen no Tsubasa by Livetune adding Takuro Sugawara (from 9mm Parabellum Bullet)
The OP is now available on Youtube. Thanks to Misthes ReyeZ on Youtube.
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