Isn't that worth more than any amount? What initially seemed like nothing more than a stylish brawlfest, and Akudama Drive … He even rubs it in her face that he's using the same method ''she'' taught him. ]]�** [[spoiler:He does this again after he finds out that Brawler's death was actually partially caused by Doctor intentionally sewing him up improperly. While Hacker decides to leave the group having removed the explosive collar from his neck, the rest of the Akudama decide to continue working with Ordinary Person stopping Doctor from bothering the children. '''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaUchida (Japanese), Daisy Guevara (English)�[[quoteright:300:https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/tumblr_fb44a6e1068be30976cabf0f789b0393_090f6901_2048.jpg]] �[[quoteright:300:[[labelnote:Click here to see his actual appearance]]https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/de8n8u3_63fe2bc2_a695_4b3d_9ecc_acf7007411b3.png]][[/labelnote]] ��The mastermind behind the grand heist and the leader of the Akudama. �* 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. She comes up with the codename "Swindler" as a way to gain respect from the Akudama who would have killed her on the spot. ", "Original TV anime "Akudama Drive" released by Kazutaka Odaka & Kin Komatsuzaki x Tomohisa Taguchi x Studio Piero will be broadcast in July! It doesn't help that Kodaka described him as a "built idiot" and the other criminals take jabs at how stupid he is. ]]�* MurderIsTheBestSolution: The Executioners are allowed to execute any criminal as they see fit. It is later revealed that Brother has a healing factor. Despite having a phenomenal record of killing more than a ''thousand'' civilians, Cutthroat's personality and behavior is anything ''but'' professional.�* PsychoticManchild: Compared to the other members in the group, he's the most childish and unhinged. Hoodlum, of course, uses this to his advantage.�* DyingMomentOfAwesome: [[spoiler:He does a MutualKill on Master. �* 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. Courier accepts and when taking the children, Swindler tries confusing the Executioners until she is killed. He uses that knowledge to slice hers, and she's trampled to death trying to repair it. They both share the same age, height and even three sizes. 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. ]]�* {{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. The two meet Brawler, Doctor, Hacker, and Hoodlum. Synopsis: Many years ago, a Great Civil War ravaged Japan, leaving the country fragmented between two regions: Kansai and Kanto. The characters in akudama drive are very generic, following their tropes to the book. [20] Other influences include Ridley Scott's Blade Runner (1980) and Mamoru Oshii's film Ghost in the Shell (1995). In Kansai, a group of six Akudama carry out missions given to them by a mysterious black cat, while evading the police. In a dystopian future where Kansai became a vassal state of Kantō, multiple highly skilled criminals, called "Akudama," are sent a message from an anonymous client to free a death row prisoner named Cutthroat before he is executed. Cutthroat is the Top-Ranking criminal in the city with approximately one thousand murders accounted to his name and has an estimated 967 years of prison sentence. '''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. 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. random names / what to call a character / name suggestions / first name tool / surname finder / boys names / girls names/ double-barrelled names / human / fantasy / vampire / zombie / witches / wizards / fan fiction / human name generator ]]�* 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. [[spoiler:By the end of the series, they're all dead. I just hope future episodes dig a little deeper with their characters to match the standards the visuals have set. [[CharacterDevelopment She gets better from this]].�* MadLove: She ''exasperatedly tries'' to push all of Cutthroat's advances towards her away. Akudama Drive Anonymous 01/04/21(Mon)21:45:22 No. Unless—and this might. ]]�* InnocentlyInsensitive: [[spoiler: Once Brother explains his and Sister�s situation as tortured experiments for immortality, Cutthroat then casually tells them that living forever is boring and while Brother agreed with this sentiment it was still very insensitive. ]]�* 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. And her time with the Akudama have most likely helped her develop a backbone to fight in dire situations. 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. ]]�* 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.]] �* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: He has crimson red dreadlocks.�[[/folder]]��[[folder:Hacker]]�!!Hacker�!!! ]]�* YouHaveFailedMe: [[spoiler:She suspends both Master and Pupil for an unspecified amount of time for failing to capture/kill the Akudamas. �* OnlyOneAllowedToKillYou: [[spoiler:This is his reason for protecting Swindler. ]]�* NiceGirl: ''Too'' nice. ]]�* 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. 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. ]]�** In Episode 10, [[spoiler:her expression turns delightfully horrified when Hoodlum slits her throat using the technique she taught him. After Hacker passes to the afterlife, Swindler and Courier discuss their next move. 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. After this, it is revealed that a black cat Swindler rescued earlier is the mastermind behind bringing the Akudama together. They are bound to the laws of Kanto and can't attack anyone unless they're declared to be a criminal or Akudama. Brawler. In Kansai, a group of six Akudama carry out missions given to them by a mysterious black cat, while evading the police. ]]�* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Turns out that his protective nature towards Swindler is because he wanted to kill her personally, rather than out of genuine affection. �* WoundedGazelleGambit: Pulls off the ''ultimate'' one in the final episode. ]]�* BitchInSheepsClothing: Doctor seems to assume she's this, believing that her being a NiceGirl is part of her act as a Swindler, not realizing she's actually an ordinary civilian.�* BoyishShortHair: [[spoiler:To make it easier to hide, she cuts most of her hair into this style. 「SE7EN」 It was tricky to know what to expect from Akudama Drive.As an anime project from director Taguchi Tomohisa and original creator Kodaka Kazutaka of Danganronpa fame, a story about a vague dystopian future could go anywhere from retreading the same territory as DR to creating an entirely new oddball story like ‎Death Come True.With the first episode of Akudama Drive, … Akudama Drive characters with Japanese and English names and official ages. Just like the average anime fan. Akudama drive features a large cast of characters that don’t have real names. ]]�* BigSisterInstinct: Upon finding out that [[spoiler:the contents of the safe is a pair of children]], she becomes protective of them and develops the will to stand up to the Akudama to keep them safe. I can tell theres the potential for something great there, but it seemed like episode one danced around it. On the surface, Akudama Drive is far from my cup of tea. ]]�* BloodKnight: Brawler confesses that he doesn't care about money. ]]�* DistressedDude: [[spoiler:Doctor places a needle onto his heart and threatens to kill him unless Pupil complies to her demands. 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. TVTropes is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Akudama Drive Episodes 8 & 9. Took us 6 years. 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