Though given that they wore shirts adorning Hacker's symbol, this may also be a part of his program's ManipulativeEditing. �* FireForgedFriendship: He originally saw [[DumbMuscle Brawler]] as someone he could manipulate for his money-making schemes, but finds himself bonding with and being inspired by the man, [[spoiler:to the point that he goes ballistic after he dies. Courier and Brawler face them but are overpowered. ]]�* CoolShades: She wears pink colored glasses.�* CrazyPrepared: In addition to surgical supplies, she carries various chemicals, not limited to: knockout gas, tear gas (and antidotes) and some sort of foam to vacuum seal a breached wall.�* DeadlyDoctor: Her overall archetype. In Kansai, a group of six Akudama carry out missions given to them by a mysterious black cat, while evading the police. The characters have no names, only roles: Courier, Doctor, Ordinary Person . ]]�* OneManArmy: Each member, sans Swindler and Hoodlum, is capable of leaving behind a trail of bloody corpses and millions of yen in property damages. The two children reveal themselves as the masterminds behind Black Cat and request the Akudama another mission: go back to Kansai, promising to double the amount of money they promised. Although she ends up being killed by one of them, it was part of her plan as she set up a recording device to broadcast her execution for all of Kansai to see. ]]�* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Turns out that his protective nature towards Swindler is because he wanted to kill her personally, rather than out of genuine affection. Japanese. Pierrot and Too Kyo Games are credited with the original work. �* 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. [[spoiler:The most egregious example is when Boss forces the Chief of Police to declare the rioters Akudama, and the two Executioners with her show absolutely no regard for killing unarmed civilians, one of which only complaining about how they just had their uniform cleaned. She often hides away in the face of danger alongside Hoodlum, and pretty much admits to being useless as well. Some of the things he says seems to make it like he enjoys inciting some kind of reaction from people, mostly Swindler. ]]�* DwindlingParty: As the story progresses, the Akudama group begins to lose members either by their own accord or by death itself. He seems to like takoyaki, eating it when Swindler first meets him and [[spoiler:using Brother and Sister's lunchbox to make some]], but he claims that most food tastes like crap to him anyway and it only tastes slightly better. After opening the vault, the Akudama find two children inside with the boy revealed to be the one controlling Black Cat and the orchestrator of the mission. Source: Akudama Drive Characters: Cutthroat, Ordinary Person Tags: #long hair #purple eyes #choker #white hair #pink eyes #pink hair #gloves #black hair #sweatdrop #knife It doesn't last long due to her HealingFactor. It ends with him doing something to [[EyeScream her eye]]. We currently have 185 edits to 7 articles and 5 images on this wiki.. �* BigBrotherInstinct: As explained in his OriginsEpisode, [[spoiler:Brother vowed to protect Sister who was the last sibling to be created from the experiment facility]]. '''Voiced by:''' Creator/SubaruKimura (Japanese), Creator/KellenGoff (English)�[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_74e1bffbdd009a18b8e1b04d6be05b06_3668e9ee_1280.png]] ��A cowardly, low-level criminal who gets caught up in the Akudama heist. [4] A manga adaptation debuted on Renta! �----�* BadassInANiceSuit: One even complains [[spoiler:before slaughtering crowds of protesters]] that she'd just had hers dry cleaned.�* ConservationOfNinjutsu: When there were only two of them, they were incredibly difficult enemies to defeat. ]]�* TheBusCameBack: [[spoiler:He returns in Episode 11. 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. [[spoiler:In a livestream, she exposes herself to the Executioners and makes an act of being an injured civilian. Overall episode one of Akudama Drive left me with mixed feelings. '''Voiced by:''' Creator/YumiriHanamori (Japanese), Jenny Yokobori (English)�[[quoteright:225:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/apprenticeprofile.png]] ��Pupil is a young female Executioner who works under Master. !Akudama�[[folder:General]]�* AffablyEvil: When you get past their deadly tendencies, they all actually seem like regular people. Akudama Drive stars a bunch of them, most of whom are pictured right above these words, and they are in fact what the Akudama are. Source: Akudama Drive Characters: Cutthroat, Ordinary Person Tags: #headdress #short hair #cloak #white hair #pink eyes #couple #black hair #wink #hug #nun #halloween ²* WhiteHairBlackHeart: He has snow white hair and the blood of a thousand victims in his hands. Cast. ]]�* 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. ]]]]�* 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. [47] Richard Eisbens from Biggest In Japan found Swindler intriguing due to how she interacts with the rest of the cast despite her codename giving her the idea of an ordinary person, leading to conspiracy whether or not there was something missing to reveal in the narrative especially based on the writing previously made by the series' staff. ]]�* TheMedic: She provides medical assistance to her fellow Akudamas when needed.�* TheMole: [[spoiler:While not confirmed outright, her interactions with Boss after betraying the group seems to imply that she was this to some extent to the Executioners. He lives to fight, and wants nothing more than a battle that will push him to his absolute limits, which by definition will almost certainly kill him. However, his warped sense of thinking led him to believe that [[TheOnlyOneAllowedToKillYou killing her himself]] was the best way to express his growing love for her. Picking up this coin is the sole reason I became an Akudama. [[spoiler:He gets his wish in Episode 6, and it does indeed end in a MutualKill against a WorthyOpponent. ", "Original TV anime "Akudama Drive" released by Kazutaka Odaka & Kin Komatsuzaki x Tomohisa Taguchi x Studio Piero will be broadcast in July! ORDINARY PERSON / SAGISHI / SWINDLER / IPPANJIN . This actually works and Hoodlum lets her go]].�* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Downplayed. 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. But he's also a spineless coward who is easily intimdated into doing their bidding.�* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler:Confronted by another protest and Boss asking him to name another group of protestors as Akudama, he blows his brains out instead of letting it happen again. ]]�* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:To his displeasure, Brawler points out that they're both pretty similar when it comes to their love of violence. The first season of ‘Akudama Drive’ will stream on Funimation with its authentic Japanese audio and English subtitles beginning October 8, 2020. Tomohisa Taguchi directed the anime at Pierrot, and Yoshifumi Sasahara was the assistant director. He even agrees with [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} Cutthroat]] when he states that living forever would be boring. [19] Kaihō commented that the cast is meant to be rebellious in contrast to similar series where the cast relies on each other. Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai is an adult-themed manga, generally categorized as a 'Boy's Love' manga, created by Yoneda Kou. [12] The opening theme is "STEAL!!" ]]�* DeclarationOfProtection: He swears to protect Sister and keep her safe. Akudama Drive characters with Japanese and English names and official ages. ", "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. ]]�* WhiteHairBlackHeart: Downplayed. There is another protagonist, but she is not really an Akudama. [[TooDumbToLive It's especially baffling when you consider that Courier literally said he didn't want it back, saying that it'd only give him bad luck, making this all the more pointless]].�* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler:After being labeled a fugitive and on the run with Sister, she cut her hair into a BoyishShortHair and changed her attire in order to avoid being recognized. [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. He's also convinced that Swindler and Hoodlum, the two normal members of the group, are secretly really powerful and would do anything in an attempt to become stronger than them. �* TheRival: Of all the Akudama, is this to Brawler.�* TakeUpMySword: [[spoiler:As he lays dying, he gives Pupil his baton. [[spoiler: When he had to deliver a charm to Sister from Brother there was no reason for him to wait for Swindler to regain consciousness to finish the job, and the next episode has him cooking for Swindler and Sister as well as giving advice to Swindler as an Akudama. [[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. ]]�* CrucifiedHeroShot: {{Downplayed|Trope}} as she doesn't assume the pose, [[spoiler:but the symbolism of her dying by getting impaled against a cross-shaped piece of rubble is very clear. As it turns out, both he and and his sister were part of an experiment on human immortality. ]]�* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:She suspends both Master and Pupil for an unspecified amount of time for failing to capture/kill the Akudamas. Osomatsu-kun: Suika no Hoshi Kara Konnichiwa zansu! But a dangerous journey is about to unfold when a civilian girl becomes twisted into the Akudama's way of life and witnesses their criminal drives. ]]�* DidntThinkThisThrough:�** Convincing the Akudama that she is a legendary Swindler managed to get them to spare her life, but also gets her wound up deeper into their schemes since they consider her part of the gang. ]]�* {{Hammerspace}}: She carries several operation kits worth of scalpels and other medical instruments in her longcoat, as well as dozens of bottles of different chemicals. He's comparatively the smarter one between them and is able to trick the HotBlooded Brawler [[MilesGloriosus into thinking he's a incredibly dangerous criminal to gain his respect]], and so often serves to hold back his violent tendencies, such as in Episode 3 when he calms him down over the fact that they can't kill the guards without setting off alarms by claiming there's someone even stronger inside the building that he can fight once they're further in.�* SelfDestructiveCharge: [[spoiler:Armed with Pupil's electric jutte, he charges directly at her fueled by rage and heartbreak over the death of Brawler. Anime has a rich history and a long list of low tier intellectual characters. �* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: All referred to by their Akudama title. �* TokenEvilTeammate: Even in a group full of criminals, he somehow manages to be this. It’s a spectacle-first production that operates on the fringes of sanity, working with characters so thin that their names and occupations are one and the same. ]]�* 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. ]]�* CharacterDevelopment: [[spoiler:As the story progresses, Swindler goes from wanting to bail out of the Akudama situation to actually creating a goal for herself: to protect Sister and to help find Brother. �* SpannerInTheWorks: [[spoiler:Swindler and Courier were close to being brainwashed and assimilated into the Kanto supercomputer's LotusEaterMachine. So long as you're paying him, he'll deliver your (most likely illegal) packages or even get involved in insane, history making heists. �----�* ArtificialLimbs: He has a robotic right arm. ]]�* 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. Akudama Drive . She even admits that she chooses officers who are willing to give up their lives when it comes to fighting Akudamas. ]]�* HiddenHeartOfGold: [[spoiler:Despite claiming that he is only saving the two children to relieve his "boredom" and to return Swindler�s promise, the fact that he was ''prepared to die'' in order to save the children really spoke volumes. ]]�* 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. She felt perfectly okay chasing someone into a collapsing building just to give him back a 500 yen coin and she's taken the murderous personalities of Cutthroat, Brawler, and Doctor completely in stride. Despite being an ordinary citizen with no outstanding criminal record, she hits it off strangely well with the other Akudama except maybe Doctor.�* OnlySaneWoman: She seems to be the only one in the group with a normal track of mind, though it's to be expected.�* PinkMeansFeminine: She wears a pink dress and acts fairly feminine.�* PluckyGirl: No matter how bad a situation gets, she always keeps going on. This uproar gives them a chance to escape the crisis. ]]�* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler:After a prolonged chase, Swindler kills him by stabbing him with an electric jutte. December 26, 2020 10:00 am Antonio Mireles . She starts talking a bit vulgar after spending time with Swindler and Courier, shocking Brother when they reunite.�* MagicalFlutist: She's able to stop the ''Shinkasen'' with a special barrier that she created by playing a flute.�* MoralityPet: [[spoiler: She is perhaps the only reason why Brother seems so adamant about escaping Kanto and surviving in the first place. Yūta Suzuki, Tomohisa Taguchi, Yoshifumi Sasahara. - also known as Behind The Scenes!! 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. ]]�* CharacterizationMarchesOn: [[spoiler: In the beginning of Brother�s introduction, he shows that he�s very apathetic to the Akudamas and hadn�t empathized with Brawler�s death at all casually shrugging it off and saying he didn�t expect everyone to survive. '''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. First when [[spoiler: he learns the moon was destroyed, making what he did AllForNothing]], and later when [[spoiler: he, Sister, Swindler and Courier are cornered after the Shinkansen is destroyed. ]]�* TheStoic: [[spoiler:She becomes this after Master's death. [[spoiler:This is subverted in Episode 6 when he starts to appreciate Brawler as a friend and becomes heartbroken when his bro dies from his fight with Master.]] Akudama Drive will air … Taguchi wanted to entertain Western audience besides the Japanese which is why the anime takes place in Kansai, as Taguchi believed the Kansai city of Osaka felt more Japanese to overseas tourists than Tokyo. オシラセNEWS. But this time one they can't stop as the Chief of Police [[DrivenToSuicide kills himself]] instead of giving them permission. ]]�** In Episode 9, [[spoiler:she manages to ambush her {{yandere}} stalker Cutthroat and finishes him off]]. Makes sense considering every Akudama in the group abides by their own self-interests, Swindler even lampshades this when she [[spoiler: tells Sister]] that she no longer can differentiate who�s good or bad anymore.�* DecoyProtagonist: The group as a whole seemed to be the main characters. Originally test subjects that were sacrified, the two survivors wanted to escape to the Moon. ]]�* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: He willingly takes a stab from Master so he can get him in for a suplex.�* InsultBackfire: When Doctor refers to him as a "dreadlock gorilla", he takes it as a compliment, because gorillas are strong.�* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Funnily enough despite being on good terms with Hoodlum, he doesn�t at all see the problem in hurtling him at Master like a log to get an attack in.�* TheLostLenore: A male example. ]]�* FalseFriend: He tries to act buddy-buddy with Brawler if only so he can use his super strength for protection. The lighting was done by Saori Goda to generate a balance between the multiple colors while photography director Kazuhiro Yamada finished combining all their work. Akudama Drive Episodes 8 & 9. [46] The following episode earned an "A" with praise focused on the cast's interaction and fight scenes. Akudama Drive – Anime Review. After arriving at a seemingly abandoned garbage plant, Swindler and Sister indulge in the food stored inside and clean themselves up with Swindler cutting her hair short. She gets even better when she managed to outsmart and defeat Cutthroat, one of the most dangerous of the Akudama. [[CharacterDevelopment She gets better from this]].�* MadLove: She ''exasperatedly tries'' to push all of Cutthroat's advances towards her away. Chinpira = Thug (Hoodlum) 23 years [21], Art director Yoshio Tanioka received aid from the directors of each episodes in regards to storyboards. They wear white uniforms and are the main antagonists of the series, but they are the equivalent of government agents tasked with tracking down and stopping extremely dangerous terrorists. ]]�* 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. [[spoiler:This is subverted when Doctor reveals in Episode 10 that she deliberately did a poor job with his stitches which contributed to him bleeding to death after his fight with Master. ]]�* 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. ]]�--> [[spoiler:Bad luck is putting it lightly! Akudama drive features a large cast of characters that don’t have real names. [[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. The main characters of ‘Akudama’ have no names: they are called by their profession: Cutthroat, Courier, Doctor, Hacker, Brawler and Hoodlum. While all the other Akudama have their own self-interests that drives their personal goal and have moral standards they abide to, Cutthroat on the other hand just kills for the sake of it and doesn�t seem to register his own actions as 'immoral' at all.�* TrademarkFavoriteFood: He loves marshmallows. ]]�* VillainousBreakdown: [[spoiler:She has a massive freak-out when the civilians throw a massive riot in response to Swindler's HeroicSacrifice. ]]�* BerserkButton: Do not overestimate hacking by thinking it is that easy.�* BigDamnHeroes: He pulls this off [[spoiler:posthumously through a program he left in Swindler's phone]]:�** Just as Courier, Brother and Sister are cornered by the Executioners, [[spoiler:it manages to start an uprising of civilians against the Executioners through ManipulativeEditing of Swindler's death livestream to make it look like PoliceBrutality on an innocent civilian. After Hacker passes to the afterlife, Swindler and Courier discuss their next move. It doesn't help that Kodaka described him as a "built idiot" and the other criminals take jabs at how stupid he is. ... Shoyo is called many names due to the fact that of being so small yet such a powerful presence in the court. His skill with technology is prodigious - by the beginning of the series, hacking into governments and private banks were merely light challenges for him. Character Info: Hacker is a notorious young man who hacks high-security systems for his own entertainment. If it wasn't for some seriously underhanded tactics by Cutthroat, he might've even succeeded. ]]�* ButtMonkey: He's genuinely the loser member of the Akudama, but can get really show it when pushed far.�* CoolShades: He has circular orange glasses.�* CowardlyLion: He's generally a cowardly individual, but when he's inspired by Brawler's (misguided) admiration for him in Episode 4, he's compelled to stay behind with him and Cutthroat to hold the line against the Executioners. ORDINARY PERSON / SAGISHI / SWINDLER / IPPANJIN . ]]�* EveryoneHasStandards: She might have a raging hatred for Akudama, but even she's appalled when [[spoiler:Doctor reveals that she intentionally orchestrated Brawler's death. [43][44] On its premiere, the series attracted multiple positive reactions from fans and reviews, citing similarities between Kodaka's Danganronpa series and the 1982 film Blade Runner. She took it as an insult to her handiwork. !Ordinary Person [=/=] Swindler�!!! ]]�* NiceGirl: ''Too'' nice. At the station, just as Brother is about to be shipped inside the. They both share the same age, height and even three sizes. Thankfully, with his technological brilliance, he was able to maintain his consciousness and project himself as a hologram to interact with the Akudama.]]�[[/folder]]��[[folder:Doctor]]�!!Doctor�!!! �* WoundedGazelleGambit: Pulls off the ''ultimate'' one in the final episode. '''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomoyoKurosawa (Japanese), Creator/MacyJohnson (English)�[[quoteright:350:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_4284f09b662ba53e11d2ebccf5c6d641_46ecc6eb_1280.png]] �[[quoteright:350:[[labelnote:Click here to see her new look '''SPOILERS''']]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_0d6ff2d34146e7b693abd7944a26f46c_0d74b7fe_1280.png]][[/labelnote]]��The main protagonist of the story. Unfortunately, Courier still suffers a severe wound and eventually bleeds out. When asked to fight alongside her to reunite the siblings, Courier allies with Swindler. One day, Keiki Kiryu randomly gets a strange love letter. ]]�* BlackDudeDiesFirst: [[spoiler:He's the first of the Akudamas to die in Episode 6. ]]�* EveryoneHasStandards: Despite being a violent BloodKnight, he backs up Swindler when she calls out Doctor on "bullying" [[spoiler:Brother and Sister. Not Akudama Drive. In the ensuing chaos, Brother forces Swindler and Sister aboard the rocket to protect them, leaving himself behind as the rocket launches. But a dangerous journey is about to unfold when a civilian girl becomes twisted into the Akudama's way of life and witnesses their criminal drives. 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. ]]�* {{Determinator}}: As seen multiple times, once she puts her mind into helping someone, she will achieve her goals no matter what, even if it could cost her life, [[spoiler:which it does. �* WouldHitAGirl: He's the most eager to kill any female against him, and attempts to do so with Pupil, Doctor, [[spoiler:and Swindler]] at different times.�* WouldHurtAChild: [[spoiler:He impales Brother through the chest when he stabs Master in the gut, and is more worried that he didn't reach further than for the child's well-being. It got so bad that Boss decided to create a partner system not only to increase efficiency, but to use the bond Executioners form with their partner to make them more reluctant to throw their lives away. He spends his remaining time alive a shell of a man. That being said, [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she hints that the consequences could have been far worse. The series aired from October to December 2020. Due to the cast being composed of seven protagonists, the team originally meant to call it Akudama Seven. Feel free to edit and add pages, images and videos. �* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:She shows herself to the Executioners in the hopes of stalling them while Courier escapes with the children, with the added bonus of livestreaming her death and making it look like PoliceBrutality to turn the public against the Executioners. 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. !Execution Division�[[folder:General]]��The Execution Division is a special task force that work under the government. 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. '''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. Berry ; October 15, 2020; Akudama Drive Anime ... the plan, and her record is clean. The animation was still very strong, as well (though not on the level of the two series I mentioned at the start of this post). Unless—and this might . She generally kills more people than she heals and she fights using scalpels and chemicals she made herself.�* DeathByIrony: [[spoiler:Doctor's end goal was to obtain control of all forms of life and took the lives of innocent civilians on a whim. [[spoiler:He's apparently able to see a red halo over Swindler's head that keeps growing bigger and bigger, to the point that he was able to track her down after everyone gets separated after Doctor's betrayal. Just like the average anime fan. She has white hair due to her age and is cold hearted towards her Execution officers. ]]�* 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. She's an average girl who was accused of being a Swindler for [[ItMakesSenseInContext refusing to pay for food with money that isn't hers]], and through a series of unfortunate events became caught up in an Akudama-themed heist.�----�* AppropriatedAppellation: She came up with her "Swindler" alias by flashing back to the police and takoyaki stand owner accusing her of being a swindler.�* ArmorPiercingSlap: She gives one to [[spoiler:Cutthroat]] in Episode 6 due to being sickened with [[spoiler:how thoughtless he was in harming Brother during the fight with Master]].�* AudienceSurrogate: Her main role is to be this so the viewers can learn more about the Akudama and their history.�* BadassNormal: [[spoiler:She become this, especially after Episode 8, when she kills two men to protect Sister. But it gives Cutthroat the opportunity to stab him.]]�[[/folder]]��[[folder:Pupil]]�!!Pupil�!!! ]]�* 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. Put him down, and he'll be right back a minute later demanding more.�* DumbMuscle: He isn't very bright compared to his cohorts. On 6 January 2021, we will get 5 more minutes of unreleased scenes and a long list of tier! Teeth into the casualty rate dropping to 30 % up this coin has my. Thugs find the two meet Brawler, Doctor, Hacker, and assist. 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