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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/28/18
For prior conversation in anticipation of this show see /forumtopic-995261/hakata-tonkotsu-ramens-anticipation


https://myanimelist.net/anime/35889/Hakata_Tonkotsu_Ramens

Plot Summary


In a city known as Fukuoka, crime exists in the underworld from a seemingly peaceful surface. In the Hakata ward of the city, there are various individuals with special talent that consists of professional killers, detectives, informants, and professional revenge seekers. Furthermore, according to an urban legend, an individual known as "killer of professional killers" has shown up in the city.


Type: TV
Episodes: Unknown
Status: Currently Airing
Aired: Jan 12, 2018 to ?
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Fridays at 22:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Satelight
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action
Duration: Unknown
Rating: None
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/12/18
Here is the first episode. 8am Pacific on Fridays: http://www.crunchyroll.com/hakata-tonkotsu-ramens/episode-1-play-ball-759983

Episode 1

And it begins with a trap dude from China carrying out an assassination job. That guy was separated from his sister Qiaomei a long time ago. His next assignment the target was killed by someone else. And using a popped balloon as a fake gunshot to figure out if Reiko is a hitman or not, that was a smart thing to do. So after the first half was all about stuff happening on the job, the second half digs deeper into the case, and Enokida sure has some pretty clever gadgets, especially with that tracking spider. The setting sure is something there where you must pay attention all the time and you never know when you run into a hitman. I'm curious to see what direction this show goes now that two of the MCs have met with the trap out to kill Banba, who had been sniffing around his boss's business. So far, the thrills are what is keeping me interested in this show.

And despite the name, it's absolutely nothing like the other show with ramen in its title. In fact, food is not front and center at all.
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/12/18
No 404 error this time.

I went into this show blind and not knowing anything about. It did surprise me slightly that the main guy is actually a
It makes killing easier considering the disguise. Besides that, I got some slight Durarara vibes from this.

Still not sure what to think about this anime yet. There's a decent amount of characters and I want to know about them more.

The only ramen I saw was during a very short clip when some guys were eating lul
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/12/18
Really good first episode! Durarara vibes off the charts. Just like a grown up DRRR. With that, Ling is the most interesting character so far and glad we got his motive established so early.

Jazzy OST is pretty awesome. Really excited to see where this show goes!

And for the name it is based off a ramen dish from there https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tonkotsu_ramen
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I came for ramen. Where is my Tonkotsu ramen? I want more ramen :((

Jokes aside I think I enjoyed this a lot more than I should have.
I love the crossdresser guy a bit too much. I literally heard his voice and I just thought 'hello there, possible best male character of the season' (I have a bias towards guys voiced by Yuki Kaji ok leave me alone) and I just love everything about him from his voice to his design to his personality. All of the characters seemed interesting, and I'm really looking forward to see where it goes. And yeah, as others have said, this does have a bit of a Durarara vibe to it, but I feel like this will be a bit darker.
With that being said, I did feel like it tried to cram a bit too may characters doing too many things into the episode (but hey, all of their actions intertwine so it's not that huge of a deal). But I still really enjoyed it, and I think it might actually be one of my favourites this season!
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/12/18
It feels like DRRR because there's not an actual mc, and the scenes change at the speed of DRRR's. Character-storywise is not really like DRRR. I'm rooting for the clumsy guy who got his new job in Hakata.
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/13/18
Ha that was fun. Based on the name and preview pic you really have no clue what this is about and what it is about seems like it is going to be a really fun ride. Looking forward to more of this.
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/13/18
worst trap ever and I love it
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/13/18
The setting isn't as vibrant as DRRR or Black Lagoon, but it's pretty amusing to watch the characters bounce off each other. I'll definitely be giving this at least another episode or two.
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/13/18
That was rather enjoyable. So it seems murder is illegal (?) but hitman agencies openly advertise. Looking forward to seeing how that one is explained. Also, "Red Rum". LOL! That joke alone was worth it.

I love the OST. Apparently I'm becoming a sucker for jazz-y music in anime since BBB. (Though Cowboy Beebop does it best.)

I ready to for the ride and see where this anime takes me.
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/13/18

Ahh~ That Stephen King's "The Shining" reference. XD


And reading the posts before me, I see that I'm not the only one feelin' a tinge of DRRR!! based from the first episode.


Interesting start and I'm in for the haul.
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Posted 1/12/18 , edited 1/13/18
Red Rum, Inc? I wouldn't want to work there. I heard they're all work and no play; I'm afraid that'd make me quite the dull boy.

Anyway, this looks like it could be good. The characters seem pretty fun.

Also, with all the baseball mentioned, I kinda want to see a hitman baseball match...
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Posted 1/13/18 , edited 1/13/18
I love the crossdressing assassin. Awesome character. Beyond that, I really enjoyed a lot of this first episode as well. The art and style were really nice. There were some interesting characters and an interesting world. There were some nice plot threads to develop moving forward. But, at the same time, it just didn't quite hook me. There wasn't anything special that really grabbed me and made me want the next episode NOW. I'll definitely be back next week for more but that's about it right now.
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Posted 1/13/18 , edited 1/13/18
Not enough focus on the ramens.
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Posted 1/13/18 , edited 1/13/18
Wonder if Kozomi-san would go here to eat some ramen? hmm.

Well anyways interesting and enjoyable start, wonder whose going to die.

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