Both studios revealed it in March 2020. It is quite common to notice a lot of naive characters in Anime. ]]�* AGoodWayToDie: [[spoiler:He dies realizing that he scored a MutualKill with the ultimate WorthyOpponent in front of the guy he hero-worships. In Kansai, a group of six Akudama carry out missions given to them by a mysterious black cat, while evading the police. �* WoundedGazelleGambit: Pulls off the ''ultimate'' one in the final episode. As it turns out, both he and and his sister were part of an experiment on human immortality. It just means he's found a proper challenge. Picking up this coin is the sole reason I became an Akudama. Robinson, Zeno. [[spoiler:Episode 11 reveals that he survived but had to give up his physical body upon entering Kanto. ]]�* GuileHeroine: How the other Akudama sees her as given she�s a "swindler". Yet spiritually they are extremely similar, because Akudama Drive follows the three tenets of Cyberpunk almost to the T. ]]�** [[spoiler:She kills Cutthroat after tricking him, cutting off his arm and stabbing him. Characters are alright albeit a little bit one-dimensional, which isn't inherently good or bad, just a matter of preference. It'll change your life and the kids' lives, so take this 500 yen and accept my job. Master is strong enough to fight several Akudama at the same time, while the Pupil despite being weaker was still a threat in a 1 to 1 battle. �* MistakenForBadass: Everyone believes her lie that she is an Akudama who erased her name from the records, so they think she is just as dangerous as the other Akudama.�* MultiColoredHair: She has primarily black hair, but also pink streaks, most likely dyed. The characters have no names, only roles: Courier, Doctor, Ordinary Person . Hoodlum -he escapes from the Kansai prison during the cutthroat heist.and tries to let himself a bigger criminal of akudama. ]]�** [[spoiler:He does this again after he finds out that Brawler's death was actually partially caused by Doctor intentionally sewing him up improperly. M [[spoiler:This means that, after Hoodlum slits her throat and carotid artery like he taught her, she has to carefully stitch it back up to survive, which she's unable to do while being stampeded by a group of panicking civilians, leading to her death. Since Hoodlum had merely a four-year sentence, it's likely that Pupil would've just apprehended him since his crimes aren't worthy of an execution. ]]�* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:He returns in Episode 11. ]]�* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Turns out that his protective nature towards Swindler is because he wanted to kill her personally, rather than out of genuine affection. Where to Watch Akudama Drive English Dub Online? However, while attempting to buy a meal, Swindler is recognized as an Akudama and escapes with Sister. ", "3ページ目:アニメ『アクダマドライブ』小高和剛×田口智久×富永禎彦スタッフ座談会", "Interview: Akudama Drive Art Director Yoshio Tanioka", "Our Most Anticipated Anime Of Fall 2020", "7 anime series to check out in the fall season", "The Fall 2020 Preview Guide Akudama Drive", "AKUDAMA DRIVE'S "SWINDLER" IS EVERY BIT HER NAMESAKE (WHETHER SHE BELIEVES IT OR NOT)", "Akudama Drive Episode #12 Anime Review (Season Finale)", "The Best of Anime 2020: Chris, James, Theron, & The Best Moments", "The Worst Anime of 2020 & Mega Poll Results", Hikaru no Go: Journey to the North Star Cup, Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel: Eien no Once More, Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel: Lovely Serenade, Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel: Long Goodbye, Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel Song Special 2: Curtain Call. ]]�* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:In the confusion of all the citizens trying to board the ''Shinkansen'', he slits Doctor's throat in the way he taught her to kill her, only to get his own slashed in return. I usually prefer more complex characters, but I believe that the way the characters are portrayed in Akudama works well with the setting and the general tone of this show in particular. ]]�* NotSoAboveItAll: As the story progresses, the other Akudama's influence rubs off on her.�* OddFriendship: [[DownplayedTrope Sort of]]. Personalities aside, they both sport similar hairstyles and are incredibly savvy when it comes to creating sophisticated computer programs and hacking security systems. This backfires on her as he decides to strangle her with his one remaining arm instead. Careful: This wiki contains SPOILERS, read with caution! Akudama Drive characters with Japanese and English names and official ages. Just like the average anime fan. Akudama Drive . Swindler and Sister escape from the rocket after crash-landing and return to Kansai. '''Voiced by:''' Creator/TakahiroSakurai (Japanese), Creator/MattShipman (English)�[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_4821d0c04bb668cac8da6200fcb2a942_cfb0edc2_1280.png]] ��An eccentric yet deadly serial killer who was rescued from execution during the first mission by the other Akudamas.�----�* AbhorrentAdmirer: To Swindler's disgust, Cutthroat takes a strong liking to her because of the pink colors on her outfit and decides to be by her side no matter what.�* AlbinosAreFreaks: His white hair, pale skin and reddish eyes imply that he might be an albino, while the freak part is due to him being a childish serial killer. ]]�* LennonSpecs: His glasses in all its finery.�* MilesGloriosus: He tends to exaggerate his crimes and prison sentence so he can stay in the good graces of the Akudama; the rest of his screentime is spent acting like a huge chicken.�* MoneyFetish: His crimes are based on obtaining as much money as possible.�* NoOneCouldSurviveThat: His reaction to Doctor surviving her seemingly fatal injuries at the hands of Pupil. Courier. ]]�* {{Expy}}: His general appearance and initial love for money in the beginning is very reminiscent to [[Manga/HunterXHunter Leorio. The first season of ‘Akudama Drive’ will stream on Funimation with its authentic Japanese audio and English subtitles beginning October 8, 2020. The region is filled with crime and criminals known as ‘Akudama.’ Due to certain circumstances, these Akudama gather in one place. '''Voiced by:''' Creator/ShunHorie (Japanese), Y. Chang (English)�[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_b5f956980c2be8d00e4b7c7f55f0b4e4_170e3a80_1280.png]] ��An apathetic boy known for his ability to hack any computer system.�----�* AmbiguousSituation: After his departure to Kanto, it's unknown if he somehow survived the Decontamination Area. Swindler calls her out on not truly understanding their relationship. Deliver the children to Shikoku! Critical response to the series was positive based on the cyberpunk setting as well as the handling of the main cast, most notably the lead Swindler. He didn't kill countless people by sheer luck. ]]�** Due to being cleared of her Akudama status, [[spoiler:when Pupil threatens to kill her after stabbing Junior in the heart, she tells her that as an Executioner, Pupil would be declared an Akudama for murder, which forces her to back down. [[spoiler:Since Doctor has been cleared of all charges and the police haven't traced her new crimes back to her, Pupil can't kill her when she threatens Junior's life for this reason. ]]�* AmbiguousSituation: It is unknown how much he is aware that Swindler is just an Ordinary Person and why he still recruited her into the grand scheme anyways despite her not being an Akudama.�* BerserkButton: He doesn't like the implication that Kanto is a great place like it's publicized as. In Kansai, the power of police and government has reduced. ]]�* HealingFactor: Just like her brother, she has the power to regenerate her body.�* LadySwearsAlot: Downplayed. ]]�* HatesBeingTouched: He seems opposed to any form of physical contact, as seen with how he reacts to Doctor�s attempt to seduce him.�* HiddenDepths: Despite his stoic and rather aloof demeanor, there are several moments throughout the series that implies otherwise. ]]]]�* ChallengeSeeker: Ultimately, he's bored with how easy it is for him in Kansai and desires to go to Kanto in hopes that it'd be more exciting. Berry ; October 15, 2020; Akudama Drive Anime ... the plan, and her record is clean. �* KickTheSonOfABitch: �** [[spoiler:She slashes a gangster's eye with a can lid when he tries to take Sister away for their sex slave ring. Overall episode one of Akudama Drive left me with mixed feelings. And thanks to her pretending to be an ordinary person who was "wrongfully" executed, the public decides to rise up and fight against the Executioners. ]]�* KillEmAll: [[spoiler:She forces this onto the Chief of Police in Episode 10 in order to deal with the mob of civilians out for Akudama blood.]] akudama drive cutthroat swindler courier brawler doctor hacker hoodlum. �* RealityEnsues: Since it's the police who are the ones in charge of designating who are classified as Akudama, the Executioners can't just declare somebody one on the spot and kill them, or else they risk being declared one themselves. [[spoiler:She also reveals that she started the Master-Pupil system to lower their shockingly high casualty rate, banking on the Executioners bonding with their partners and being less willing to throw their lives away. ]]�* ComplainingAboutRescuesTheyDontLike: [[spoiler:Brother ends up in tears when he realizes that Sister is jeopardizing her freedom and the effort he put in his GrandPlan just to rescue him from the Executioners. Shortly, thugs find the two and aim to violate them. ]]�* {{Expy}}: �** His appearance, eccentricity, and need to be around things that he loves and consider "beautiful" are very reminiscent of [[VisualNovel/Danganronpa2GoodbyeDespair Nagito Komaeda]].�** His color scheme, psychopathic personality and love for ''marshamallows'' is really similar to [[Manga/Reborn2004 Byakuran as well]].�* {{Foil}}: To Courier. For example, if he ever comes across a red colored button, he'll use that chance to play around with it like a misbehaving child. When Pupil threatens to kill her over this, she bluntly states that as a civilian, Pupil would be branded an Akudama for murder, forcing her to stand down and hand over the vault. [[NotSoStoic It�s also hinted at that he isn�t completely unflappable outside of work]].�* BigDamnHeroes: [[spoiler:When a thug is about kill Swindler, Courier comes in and takes him out first. What initially seemed like nothing more than a stylish brawlfest, and Akudama Drive certainly is some of that, turned out to be waaaay more punk than anyone expected. [22], Lauren Orsini from Anime News Network and D. M. Moore from Polygon regarded Akudama Drive as their most anticipated series from Fall 2020. We currently have 185 edits to 7 articles and 5 images on this wiki.. ]]�* DeclarationOfProtection: He swears to protect Sister and keep her safe. They have cool character designs and weapons and they’re definitely going to be reoccurring characters. On a slightly related note, Kodaka was tweeting about Akudama Drive yesterday. ]]�* GoodScarsEvilScars: Zigzagged considering her role as a HeroAntagonist, but in Episode 6, [[spoiler:the right side of her face is left brutally scarred thanks to the emotionally distraught Hoodlum]].�* HeelRealization: In Episode 10, [[spoiler:she starts to realize that line between what designates an Executioner from an Akudama is much muddier and greyer than she believed, though she seems to have dropped this as she destroys the ''Shinkansen'' that Swindler and Courier are on in Episode 11. This led to the casualty rate dropping to 30%. Cast. �* RedBaron: {{Invoked|Trope}} and {{exaggerated|Trope}}. With that said I didn't hate it, and the only aspect of this show that I hated was how they don't give any characters actual names and they just go by their titles. ]]�* BloodKnight: Brawler confesses that he doesn't care about money. ]]�* ShesGotLegs: They're accentuated further by her tall black stiletto boots.�* TheSociopath: Along with killing innocent people on a whim, she proclaims to have the right to give and take away lives thanks to her profession as a doctor. She, along with her brother, were meant to be shipped to Kanto for unknown reasons. He slashes Doctor's throat in the same way she taught him, ultimately leading to her death. �* LabcoatOfScienceAndMedicine: Wears a labcoat over her {{Stripperiffic}} outfit. '''Voiced by:''' Taiko Katono (Japanese)�[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_116301852e2e23ff1cf9e5b3348e72e9_2beb5275_2048.jpg]] ��Junior is a motivated, young and fresh male Executioner recruit, who is assigned as Pupil's new partner.�----�* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:He's shot in the stomach by a little girl, one of the citizens he was sworn to and, unlike seemingly all the other Executioners, was genuinely dedicated to protecting. This [[LaserGuidedKarma bites them in their asses hard]] when the footage of Swindler getting killed is shown and another riot breaks out over it, spearheaded by a little girl who's parents were among the ones executed. ]]�* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:He's killed by Swindler, the girl he obsessed over and pursued relentlessly to kill. Akudama Drive (Japanese: アクダマドライブ, Hepburn: Akudama Doraibu) is a 2020 Japanese cyberpunk anime television series produced by Pierrot and Too Kyo Games.Set in a dystopian future in Kansai, the story follows criminals known as Akudama who are pursued by the government though one of them is an ordinary citizen who decides to take a fake identity to survive. Please know that cookies are required to operate and enhance our services as well as for advertising purposes.We value your privacy. Hoodlum, of course, uses this to his advantage.�* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:He does a MutualKill on Master. �* WrittenByTheWinners: Based on their dialogue and how they blatantly praise Kanto, the faction that won the apocalyptic war of the two states, their characterizations are written to teach the present and future generations about who won the war and the wonders they do for Kansai. December 6, 2020 by SuperWooper, posted in Akudama Drive, Currently Watching: For all the sex and murder featured in this episode, it left me a little cold. Other characters, such as Hoodlum, would then exaggerate her reputation as a remarkable criminal.�* RidiculouslyAverageGuy: This is her whole shtick and her main title apart from Swindler.�* SlapstickKnowsNoGender: She�s usually on the receiving end of most of the physical comedy more often than the male characters�barring Hoodlum.�* TheTeamNormal: At first, she�s the only one of the Akudama to not have a particular skill, due to starting out as a mere citizen. Meanwhile, Doctor and Hoodlum search for Brother and Pupil is revealed to be alive, now wearing an eyepatch, and assigned to a new partner by Boss. They all have convenient names like Brawler, Cutthroat, and Courier that both allow you to call these characters something and tell you what they’re about. She still keeps the coin anyways to return it if they meet again, and sure enough refusing to pay for food using that money ended up getting herself accused of being a criminal and brought to her current situation.�** Her ChronicHeroSyndrome, particularly in saving cats, has her trying to "save" Black Cat, which not only gets her into a run-in with the Akudama, but also rolled into their heist as well. '''Voiced by:''' Creator/AkioOhtsuka (Japanese), Creator/DCDouglas (English)�[[quoteright:225:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/masterprofile.png]] ��Master is one of the high-ranking Executioners who was sent to go after and eliminate the Akudama group created by Black Cat. �* WeakButSkilled: While he can keep up with fighting Pupil, he seems to have a very hard time keeping up with Master in terms of strength alone. オシラセNEWS. ]]�* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:She's surprised that the offering to Kanto was a pair of children, but that doesn't stop her from trying to recapture them. ]]�* ForgotAboutHisPowers: Sister doesn't seem to use her flute very much despite winding up in dire situations that would make her powers incredibly helpful.�* GenkiGirl: [[spoiler:Her time with Swindler has made her a lot more excitable and cheerful. When asked to fight alongside her to reunite the siblings, Courier allies with Swindler. Akudama Drive Episode #12 Anime Review (Season Finale) 4 min read. ]]�* PleaseKillMeIfItSatisfiesYou: [[spoiler:When Hoodlum gets pissed at his disregard for Brawler's death, he offers to let Hoodlum punch him since he can survive whatever he can do to him anyway. Both were fans of Reservoir Dogs (1992), Pulp Fiction (1994), and The Usual Suspects (1995), and their fascination with these films went into their desire to make a story set in a cyberpunk world with a Quentin Tarantino-inspired plot. We talked and decided to make a 90's crime action cyberpunk. ]]�* DragonInChief: Despite being the head of the Execution Division, she still answers to the Board of Directors for the Kanto region.�* HoistByHerOwnPetard: [[spoiler: While Swinder's death was the final push, her ordering a mass-murder of the rioters certainly didn't help in preventing the uprising Swindler's final BatmanGambit caused, and she's put in even more of a tough spot when the Chief of Police, wracked with guilt from her forcing him to declare the earlier rioters Akudama, kills himself before he can do the same to the new batch. Now I'll never have a normal life. Cindy H. Yamauchi adapted Rui Komatsuzaki's original character designs for animation. Really brings a certain fight loving criminal named [[Manga/HunterXHunter Uvogin]] to mind, doesn�t it?�* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Hoodlum finds him lying mortally wounded after his battle with Master, and the last thing he does is break into a smile as he realizes that his "big bro" got to see the greatest fight of his life. It's implied that she lives alone.�* {{Irony}}: Despite it being something she made up on the spot, she is technically a Swindler; she was able to trick some of the world's most dangerous criminals into not killing her by claiming that she was just as or more dangerous than them, with seemingly none of them the wiser.�* JaywalkingWillRuinYourLife: She's arrested at the beginning of the story only because she didn't paid for some takoyaki she ordered, even though she didn't eat it and promised the takoyaki's stand owner to bring the money back. Since Hacker already was part of the system, and even maintained his free will, he's able to rescue his friends and snap them back into reality. The characters in akudama drive are very generic, following their tropes to the book. ", "【オシラセ!!】追加キャラクター&キャスト情報解禁!! ]]�* HoistByTheirOwnPetard: [[spoiler:She teaches Hoodlum how to accurately cut the carotid artery while using him as her reluctant minion against Swindler. Akudama Drive … Yūta Suzuki, Tomohisa Taguchi, Yoshifumi Sasahara. Welcome to the Ten Count Wiki! Meanwhile, in order to quell the riots, Boss has the Chief of Police declare the insurgents Akudama. ]]]]�* UncertainDoom: [[spoiler:It's unknown what happened to her during the uprising induced by Swindler's death, or if she survived Courier destroying the communications tower. No, Akudama Drive graffitis the meaning of punk in bright neon letters – that is, ‘fuck the police!’ And, the great thing is that even if we compartmentalise its furiously fascinating anti-authoritarian thesis, it stands up fantastically as a 12 episode anime. One reviewer was more skeptical of the premiere, calling the series "edgy". There is the implication that he only protects her so he can kill her later. Top 10; ]]�* ConsummateProfessional: Despite being a criminal, Courier has a very professional and serious air about him. ]]]]�* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Zigzagged. What initially seemed like nothing more than a stylish brawlfest, and Akudama Drive certainly is some of that, turned out to be waaaay more punk than anyone expected. Female Characters . !Ordinary Person [=/=] Swindler�!!! In Kansai, a group of six Akudama carry out missions given to them by a mysterious black cat, while evading the police. Previous article Akudama Drive Episode 10 Release Date, Spoilers and More. Even a nothing Akudama like Hoodlum isn't referred to by whatever his real name is.�* TeethClenchedTeamwork: The first episode makes it clear that they can't stand each other and would prefer to work alone. [45] The Fandom Post gave the first episode a "B", finding the large cast fun but at the same time hilarious when they are introduced. Mention shall be made of, Ibuki (Taiten Kusunoki from Fire Force & Hunter x Hunter) and Free (Subaru Kimura from Akudama Drive & Hypnosis Mic), both of their presence can be marked in Shishigumi. She comes up with the codename "Swindler" as a way to gain respect from the Akudama who would have killed her on the spot. He technically has more power than the Executioners, as only he has the authority to declare someone an Akudama. It’s difficult to follow an all-star episode like “Brothers,” as this doubleheader can attest. '''Voiced by:''' Creator/YuichiroUmehara (Japanese), Creator/JonahScott (English)�[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_626ae01be4f376254cef2ab46e120b0d_ba1ef949_1280.png]] ��A serious man known for transporting products with high efficiency. I haven't played it myself yet, but I have watched some VTubers do so, which I'm assuming explains the anime characters in these images. In Kansai, a group of six Akudama carry out missions given to them by a mysterious black cat, while evading the police. Very similar to your avid spy movie, such as james bond or spy kids. If you are not comfortable with us using this information, please review your settings before continuing your visit. … ]]�* TrademarkFavouriteFood: [[ZigZaggingTrope Zigzagged]]. ]]�* ThroughTheEyesOfMadness: [[spoiler:He reveals to Swindler that he sees all things as bloody, with a particular effect surrounding Swindler which is why he's so fixated on her.]] That being said, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she hints that the consequences could have been far worse. [[spoiler:This gets deconstructed in later episodes as their willingness to kill anyone who's labeled as an Akudama, regardless of what they're like, gets scrutinized by the general public. ]]�* WalkingSpoiler: [[spoiler: Brother is this.]] �[[/folder]]��[[folder:Black Cat/[[spoiler:Brother]]]]�! �* WhiteHairBlackHeart: He has snow white hair and the blood of a thousand victims in his hands. Animetopwallpaper.blogspot.com is a collection of HD anime wallpapers site, you can find wallpaper about anime here ]]�* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: He�s the Sensitive Guy to Brawler�s 'BloodKnight tendencies' Manly Man.�* ThoseTwoGuys: He becomes this with Brawler. Whether it is the 6 Lovers OVA, to the animation based on the manga scheduled for 2020, then the Games to music, if it cannot be found feel free to document official information on the all covering wiki! Main. [[spoiler:As she reveals to Hoodlum, she's been figuring out ways to perfect healing for years, if not decades. ]]�* EliteMook: They're much tougher than the average cop.�* FlowerMotifs: The sakura, to represent their responsibility to uphold traditional values of honor and order.�* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler:When captured and being transported by Pupil and Junior]], Brother insinuates that they are this:�--> '''Brother:''' From my perspective, you guys are the Akudama.�* HeroAntagonist: They are on the side of the law and are working to kill the Akudamas who are the {{Villain Protagonist}}s of the series.�* KnightTemplar: They're the main authority of the of the setting who are charged with killing any and all Akudama. ]]�* EvilCannotComprehendGood: [[spoiler:She sees Hoodlum's bond with Brawler as just him leeching off the stronger man for protection, and thus assumes she'd have his UndyingLoyalty if she took over the role after Brawler dies. [[spoiler:Despite the idea of escaping the Quarantine Zone alive being something that no one, not even herself, could imagine being possible, she still suspends Master and Pupil when the Akudama are able to do just that. ]]�* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Doctor places a needle onto his heart and threatens to kill him unless Pupil complies to her demands. Swindler reminds him of how much his Bro cared about him and how he doesn't have to stoop to becoming a coward like before. �* MysteriousPast: [[spoiler:She reveals to Hoodlum that she is not what she appears to be, but leaves it vague as to what exactly. It is publishing on 3rd of this December at 9.30 pm Japanese Standard Time (JST). ]]�* EnergyWeapon: His bike comes equipped with one. Akudama Drive is wacky anime trash, coasting on pure style. ]]�* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Downplayed. �* FriendToAllChildren: She's the only one in the group to treat the children from the Shinkansen like actual children rather than employers or cargo.�* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:As she succumbs to her stab wound, she sees a vision of Brother and Sister finding the promised land and smiles knowing that they'll be okay. 兄:内田真礼 妹:市ノ瀬加那 市ノ瀬加那さんからのコメントも届きました!", "Too Kyo Games, Studio Pierrot Reveal Akudama Drive Original Anime", "Akudama Drive Anime Delayed to October Due to COVID-19", "Danganronpa Writer's Akudama Drive Breaks Out New PV and Release Date", "Funimation to Stream Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World, Naruto, More Anime", "21 Simulcasts this Fall on Wakanim: that's a record! �* MadScientist: Her doctor-esque career mixed with her blood lust make her akin to this.�* ManipulativeBitch: [[spoiler:Her core motivation. Both the anime’s direction and the characters themselves move with inhuman quickness, so clustering most of the in-between frames around the key poses seems to be Akudama Drive’s secret sauce. Together, they rescue Cutthroat from being executed who then places explosive collars on all of them. Norimitsu Kaihō, Yoshifumi Sasahara, Tomohisa Taguchi, Black Cat informs the Akudama that it has brought them together to attack the, Ryō Morise, Yoshifumi Sasahara, Tomohisa Taguchi, The Akudama rendezvous at an abandoned warehouse where they go over the finer details of the. ]]�* StartingANewLife: His goal in life is to leave Kansai and start a new life at the more promising Kanto region.�* TeenGenius: The youngest out of all the Akudama yet he�s by far the most clever given his speciality is using smarts over muscles. She often hides away in the face of danger alongside Hoodlum, and pretty much admits to being useless as well. Week 10 - Fall 2020 . ]]�* GroinAttack: Doctor inflicts one upon him before seducing him into becoming her right-hand man (and, well, actually seducing him).�* IJustWantToBeBadass: Often plays up his criminal status and lying that he has a prison sentence of five million years, funnily enough Brawler admires him for it.�* KickTheSonOfABitch: In Episode 10, Hoodlum manages to [[spoiler:slit Doctor's throat after she boasts being responsible for Brawler's death with her lackluster stitch work. [4] A manga adaptation debuted on Renta! Here’s a list of names to avoid. Due to having a broken leg, Swindler requests Courier her last will of taking Brother and Sister to a safe area, returning the 500 yen as a price. When the group plans to head back to Kansai, he takes it off and announces his plans to continue riding the ''Shinkansen'' the rest of the way to Kanto, even if the Decontamination Area could kill him, while giving Ordinary Person one of his drones as a parting gift.�* SmallTownBoredom: Kansai isn't exactly "small", but this is how Hacker feels about it. Swindler and Courier are trapped in their past memories in a digital world until they are both saved by Hacker. He even manages to find a way to hack and get rid of his collar as well.�* DoWrongRight: [[spoiler:When the Siblings are able to create an opening and give him a HeroicSecondWind, he states that Kanto could have avoided it if they opted to prevent them from having self-awareness. Akudama Drive Episode 2. He later slices Doctor's carotid artery after she reveals she intentionally set up Brawler to die. After Hacker passes to the afterlife, Swindler and Courier discuss their next move. ]]�* KnightTemplar: He might be NewMeat, but he's fully indoctrinated into the Executioners' Akudama-hating ideal, going as far as to say that Akudama don't have hearts and should therefore all die. Share Tweet. Last week’s focus on Swindler didn’t just make her more sympathetic, it painted a way forward for both her character and the story: the rescue of Brother from Kansai’s clutches. �* InspectorJavert: [[spoiler:Despite being suspended by Boss, he decides to disobey her command and hunts down the Akudamas himself. Although Hacker gets bored easily he gets along surprisingly well with Swindler, who is by far the most mundane and ordinary out of all the Akudama. Would result in the Kansai Station is `` STEAL!! – anime Review ( season Finale ) 4 read! This License may be available from thestaff @ tvtropes.org the ensuing chaos, forces. 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