Special Crime Investigation Unit – Special 7 Anime Series Review

I never did review the final three episodes of this anime though I did finish watching it. Honestly, I just didn't have enough to say about those episodes individually. Here's a supernatural police drama that manages to yawn its way through 12 episodes despite the promise of vampires, dragons and large scale terrorism.

Special Crime Investigation Unit – Special 7 Episodes 8 +9 Review

This pair of episodes of Special 7 deals with Belle's kidnapping and then launches us into full on backstory mode as the group are tasked with transporting a terrorist turned witness who just happens to be responsible for the mess at the airport that seems to link all our character's tragic backstories. Of course we're left on a cliffhanger so I guess I'll find out what happens next when I finally get to the next episode.

Special Crime Investigation Unit – Special 7 Episodes 6 + 7 Review

Episode 6 moves along quite a bit quicker than episode 5 and the resolution of the terrorists in the mall works well enough in Special 7. Then we go to an episode which is admittedly down time and set up but unlike some other shows this one manages to keep things moving along as it does it and offers some new perspectives, or at least a chance to learn a bit more about some of the characters in the process.

Special Crime Investigation Unit – Special 7 Episode 5 Review

The terrorists attack a shopping mall but the special 7 are already there. This episode ends unresolved and to be honest is taking its sweet time with the set up.

Special Crime Investigation Unit – Special 7 Episode 4 Review

How does it take me four episodes to notice that every episode title in this anime is counting up? Probably because I don't pay enough attention to episode titles. Anyway, Special 7 brings us "Family of Four" for episode four and once again we're dealing with bombs and cars.

Special Crime Investigation Unit – Special 7 Episode 3 Review

There's a lot of intense staring going on this week in Special 7 and while I actually kind of appreciated this episode for what it was the ultimate solution was a little on the lame side. It is a two steps forward and two steps back for this one.

Special Crime Investigation Unit – Special 7 Episode 2 Review

The second episode of Special 7 is on more solid footing than episode 1 was. It is still fairly unspectacular as it introduces the rookie to the rest of the team and goes about solving a case that seems more to exist for the sake of introductions than anything else, but it is fun enough.

Special Crime Investigation Unit – Special 7 Episode 1

They apparently really like using the word special in their title and also being ambiguous for the sake of it. Honestly, this first episode is not great but the genre works for me so Special 7 is going on my watch list even if it doesn't end up being particularly good.

Top 5 Anime About Police

Tuesday's Top 5

Watching Cop Craft this season got me thinking. I love police procedural stories and I love buddy cop action movies with a bit of comedy and yet I don't come across these kinds of stories in anime very often. Whether it is Bones, Castle, NCIS, Lethal Weapon or any of the myriad of TV shows … Continue reading Top 5 Anime About Police

elDLIVE Episode 10

Review: For a show that supposedly has only 12 episodes they really aren't making any effort to bring this season to any kind of climax. We get another kind of throw-away investigation of the week episode with some bare minimum character development propped against it in episode 10. And also a random introduction to yet … Continue reading elDLIVE Episode 10