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Tokkou

"Shindou Ranmaru has just graduated from police academy and assigned to Tokko: Special Mobile Investigation Force. On the day of his graduation, he meets the half-naked girl he has been seeing in his dreams. Her name is Rokujo Sakura and she works for a secret group within Tokki, known as Tokko: Special Public Safety Task Force. Shindou ends up joining Tokko to avenge his parents' death, and solve the mysterious mass murder of residents in his hometown of Machida. Meanwhile, bottomless pits begin appearing around Japan, and mysterious creatures emerge from them. Could these events be linked to Machida Massacre?" (Source: DVD Complete Series Back Cover)

Ranking 2701

User Count3200
Favorites Count10
Start Date16th Apr 2006
Next ReleaseInvalid date
Popularity Rank2701
Rating Rank8773
Age RatingR
Age Rating Guide17+ (violence & profanity)
SubtypeTV
Statusfinished

Episodes

All Tokkou released episodes

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Phantom ~ 'a father, all alone' Poster Image

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Phantom ~ 'a father, all alone'

Covering the incident of Ranmaru involving a car accident as a cover story, Ranmaru encounters Saya in his hospital room. She warned him not to get further involved into what had happened to him near the forensic building last night. Kunikida, thought to have granted a request to investigate the forensic building for evidence to suggest that TOKKO was concealing evidence from the public, which was denied by top National Police Agency officials. Yukino then visited Ranmaru back in the Shibuya police station, warning him that her father was researching on the strange creatures that Ranmaru had encountered before. Wanting to quell his suspicions, he requests a meeting with Dr. Shirashi, who fills him on the legend of the Box of Dirge, the artifact that the alchemists used in the Middle Ages to connect the human world with the underworld, only that demons were summoned from the box. Ranmaru found out that the Box of Dirge broke into 108 pieces, living inside each Phantom demon. The story made Ranmaru even more suspicious of Dr. Shirashi and when he entered the abandoned Special Organisms Laboratory, only to discover that the chief researcher himself had consumed parts of the demon hand that police found near the scene of the Machida massacre, turning him and his research staff into half-human/demon hybrids. Before the mad Dr. Shirashi could kill Ranmaru, Yukino was critically wounded when she interfered by blocking Dr. Shirashi's attacks on Ranmaru. The mad scientist tried to escape, only to be killed by two unknown people (known as the Araragi siblings in the manga). Kureha and Sakura raid the forensic building to secure Ranmaru from harm, killing the half-human/demon hybrids instead.

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Reviews

Tokko was recommended to me by a friend who fairly knew some of the qualities I seek in an anime, which is vague even for myself. However, he seemed pretty positive that I'd like it, and he was right. Tokko is a fairly good anime that knows how to keep the story flow. If you are a fan of gory, bloody and gushing gruesome horror, Tokko doesn't hold up to the standard highly, however it makes a fair attempt to deliver those qualities to the viewer. I liked the anime a lot because simply I'm sucker when it comes to body-ripping, blood-flooding death scene, but also because the story line itself holds up a continuous event. The anime succeeds in holding up secrets that slowly reveal its truth throughout the anime. The characters have a nice connection between each other, the sister, the cursed brother and the people who were effected by the incident at the hospital. The way they also slowly develop their relationship is well written. Some of the things I disliked about the anime is the way the main devil presented itself and the very vague ending. Maybe I did not understand the ending, maybe I should watch the last episode again, but there was something missing to wrap up the anime with. The element of a good-ending. Overall, I enjoyed this anime and definitely recommend it. If you liked animes between the lines of Gantz, Elfen Lied or even Hakuouki, I'm sure you will enjoy this shounen. There's also a very high chance that I'd watch this again.

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