Lately, Chinese anime producers have been churning some great anime shows; especially when it comes to the aesthetics and production value of these. However, most of these shows go unnoticed because they’re often overshadowed by mainstream Japanese anime. ‘Scissor Seven’ is another one of those Chinese anime shows which has been very well received by those who got the opportunity to watch it.
In an interview, John Derderian, director of content for Netflix, also claimed that “We were impressed by the production quality of Scissor Seven [originally titled Killer Seven], as well as its unique storytelling style, which we believe will resonate and be loved by our animation fans around the world. It’s worth noting that the series is the only Chinese-language title that received a nomination in the TV Film category at the 2018 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.”
So undoubtedly, if ‘Scissor Seven’ manages to connect well with a global audience, we might get to see a lot more of it in the future. Speaking of which, to know more about the prospects of the second season, read on further.
When is Scissor Seven Season 2 Release Date?
‘Scissor Seven’ season 1, originally titled as ‘Killer Seven’, is a Chinese anime series which first premiered on April 25, 2018, and with a total of 12 episodes, it finished airing on June 20, 2018. This was then followed by 4 additional episodes that aired from August 1, 2018 to August 22, 2018. On January 10, 2020, Netflix released all 14 episodes of its first season in an ONA format. Since ‘Scissor Seven’ is a Chinese anime, it wasn’t all that popular when it was first released. However, now that it is on Netflix, it will certainly acquire a much bigger viewership than before.
As far as its next season goes, Netflix has already renewed it for another season. ‘Scissor Seven’ season 2 is officially scheduled to release on May 7, 2020.
— Scissor Seven (@SevenScissor) April 25, 2020
Scissor Seven English Dub
The English dub of Scissor Seven is now available on Netflix.
Scissor Seven Plot
‘Scissor Seven’ revolves around the adventures of Wu Liuqi who is a young not-so-dangerous assassin known for being the master of disguise. Since he isn’t the best at what he does, he only charges a nominal fee for carrying out his assassins. But since he’s not so good at his profession, things don’t usually go as planned and he often finds himself in the most ridiculously funny situations. For the most part, especially from the animation and storyline standpoint, the Netflix version is exactly the same as the original version. But some changes have been made to the dialogues of the characters to make it more suitable for an international audience.
According to the official synopsis on Netflix: “Seeking to recover his memory, a scissor-wielding, hairdressing, bungling quasi-assassin stumbles into a struggle for power among feuding factions.”
Scissor Seven Characters
Seven is the main character of the series who is also a top-ranking assassin of the kingdom of Black Tortoise. But after an incident, he ends up losing his memory which, in turn, affects his skills as an assassin. He is 173cms tall and weighs close to 60 kgs. He has dark circles around his eyes which shows how exhausting his job is. Apart from being an assassin, he is also fond of cutting hair and styling them in a myriad of ways. He also loves food and is particularly fond of beef chow and seafood. He does not think twice before doing something and a lot of times, he even does things for no reason at all. According to some trivia surrounding his character, the director of the series created his character in a very random fashion and somehow just ended up with something that turned out to be very unique and fitting for the themes of the show.
Other primary characters of the show include Cola, Chen Long, Granny Chen, Underwear Guy, Wang Feng, Plum Blossom Thirteen, Thirteen’s Master, Prince of Stienstan and Small Robot from Steinstan.
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