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Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens
(Two episodes watched):|
Well, this show was sort of interesting, but there are so many different factions (and the character designs are relatively simple, so it's hard to keep track of them all) that I fear I do not understand where things stand well enough. It's almost like there are no good guys, since almost everyone is a hitman; or maybe there are no bad guys, for the same reason. There is one non-hitman, the detective; and I'm curious what sort of deal the cross-dressing hitman, is about to propose to him at the very end of the episode. But this show hasn't exactly thrilled me, so episode two will need to be a lot of fun in order to recruit me as a viewer.
Episode two gave me the impression that this is an OK but by no means outstanding show. The villains are generic scumbags, and it's hard to draw who's right and who's wrong conclusions from squabbles among professional assassins. What are the two protagonists fighting for? It looks like a matter of revenge after an acquaintance of cross-dresser guy is murdered. But I don't see why the detective would want to have anything to do with such a grudge--he had never heard of this person before. The show has a discordant mix of sadistic crimes successfully carried out and attempted murders for which the villains get little more than a slap on the wrist--presumably to demonstrate how much better the good guys are than the bad ones. It feels confusing. It seems like a lot of brainpower will have to be invested in this show in order to keep track of who's who and how things stand between the many factions, and the signs are that the rewards may not be worth it.
Last updated Sunday, January 28 2018. Created Friday, January 19 2018.