During the day, they're four cute boys who run their flower shop. By night, they instantly turn from innocent to bad as they go out and execute the people who do illegal things. Assassins. ...
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During the day, they're four cute boys who run their flower shop. By night, they instantly turn from innocent to bad as they go out and execute the people who do illegal things. Assassins. The group, Weiss (pronounced Vais) consists of the serious leader, Aya Fujimiya, the soccer lover, Ken Hidaka, the young computer expert, Omi Tsukiyono, and the playboy, Youji Kudou. Their boss, Persia, gives them their missions by tape recording, delivered to them by his secretary, Manx. As the story goes on, they find out the people they're killing have some connection to one of two other assassin groups, Schrient (pronounced SHRAI-ent) and Schwarz (pronouced Sh-VARTS). Along the way, the four's pasts are revealed and it seems that Aya and Omi have more issues with the Takatori family and the other two... Written by
Ruki Kamiya <firstname.lastname@example.org>
an assassin story! and you thought those days of Japanese film-making were over...well, Takehito-sama brought them back, just for us. very dark and violent, though not quite as gratuitous as parts of the manga. great soundtrack albums, too, because Weiss is a great vocal group (but don't expect much from the Schwarz songs...).
okay, it's true that, even for the time it was released, the animation of Weiss Kreuz wasn't exactly up to snuff. and it's true that a good deal of the angst is so contrived and plot-device-induced that it feels like it belongs in a yaoi manga.
BUT! it's also true that the cast includes Seki Tomokazu, Koyasu Takehito, Yuuki Hiro, and Midorikawa Hikaru.
it's angsty, the characters are involving, and listening to it is like bathing in chocolate. old-school enjoyment, pure and simple. <3 8/10 stars
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