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Crying Freeman

Yo Hinomura was an ordinary Japanese potter when a run-in with a Chinese mafia changed his life forever. Now an assassin for the 108 Dragons, Yo is the perfect killing machine. As a sign for remorse over his victims, he sheds tears after eliminating his targets. Because of this, he is infamously known by the Dragons and every crime syndicate in the world as "Crying Freeman." (Source: ANN)

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User Count858
Favorites Count5
Start Date25th Nov 1988
Next ReleaseInvalid date
Popularity Rank5100
Rating Rank3584
Age RatingR
Age Rating GuideMild Nudity


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Took me just over a year to watch this 6 episode OVA. It wasn't... terrible. The art quality was fine though they obviously had some budget constraints on the couple episodes. But it was... dull. And very padded. There seems to be a good sleazy 90 minute martial arts/sexploitation movie buried in this series, but it was buried under 3 hours of pointless padding. The last episode is definitely the worst. You can tell nobody cared by this point, as they had straight up forgotten the (excessively contrived) meaning of the series' title. Still, it is VERY different from modern anime, and does nail most of the tropes of the old sleazy kill-fu OVAs, so it might be worth skimming for historical curiosity,

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