|Posted by Anna H. on September 4, 2016 at 6:00 AM|
How's it going my gumdrops? Do you have any questions for me? In case you missed yesterday's Song Saturday blog, I mentioned that September 23, 2016 will make it 3 years, since building this website. Usually, I publish Q&A's during this time of year.
Yesterday, I explained more about the Q&A blogs I publish during September.
In that same blog above, I also mentioned that I spent last week updating other blogs from the last 2-3 years. This includes my Horror Anime Reviews from 2014.
In that blog review, I reviewed a variety of Horror Anime ranging from Psychological Supernatural Horror Mystery Drama, Horror-Action, to SciFi Horror. Those 3 types of Horror Anime sub-genres are mostly meant for Shonen (boys), Seinen (men), and Shojo (girls) demographics.
After publishing my Horror Anime Reviews, I gradually published more blogs about those shows individually. However, I NEVER published an individual blog about the Seinen SciFi Horror Action Anime, Tokko. Today you are in luck.
If you never had the opportunity to watch Tokko, before The SciFi Channel rebranded and was renamed "Syfy" and never saw Tokko on its sister network Chiller TV, today's Cartoon Sunday blog will be beneficial. I have spent a lot of time hunting for decent quality videos for this particular Horror Anime but had very little luck.
YouTube is our last resort. Hulu, Crackle, Yahoo View, and other online streaming sites, that have Anime in general did NOT have Tokko on their lists. This surprised me, especially since Tokko had aired on TV a few times.
In case you do NOT want to scroll down the review I published 2 years ago, I will share the plot of this Seinen SciFi Horror Action Anime once again.
In this particular series, it has more police procedural and supernatural elements to it. In Tokko, Ranmaru Shindou graduates from the police academy and is assigned to Tokki. Tokki is a Special Mobile Investigation Force.
On the same day of Ranmaru's graduation, he meets this half-naked girl, who he constantly sees in his dreams, named Sakura Rokujo. Sakura happens to work for Tokko.
Tokko is the Special Public Safety Task Force, which is secretly within Tokki.
Eventually, Ranmaru joins Tokko mostly to avenge the death of his parents, and to solve the mass murder mysteries for Machida, Japan's residents. Because Tokko is a short series, it has a faster paced storyline. It only has 13 episodes, which makes it 1/2 season. The finale felt more like a cliffhanger.
Originally, I watched Tokko in Japanese 10 years ago. Then, about 1 year later, it was announced that The SciFi Channel was airing Tokko on its Ani-Monday block. Several years later, Tokko began airing on Chiller TV's Ani-Monday block.
I really miss watching Ani-Monday and Anime Wednesday on Syfy and Chiller TV. Both networks kept me watching their selections of Anime, which cannot always be said about Adult Swim's Toonami block.
Now that JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Phantom Blood will be airing on Adult Swim next month, this will give me another Anime to regularly watch. You gain some, you lose some. Anyway, here is Tokko for today's Cartoon Sunday.
Tokko Episode 1: "The Awakening" (2006)
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Categories: Cartoon Sunday