Pumpkin Scissors

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  • TV-14
  • 2006
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (261)

Pumpkin Scissors is a popular Japanese anime television series that aired on Chiba TV from October 2006 to March 2007. This action-packed show is based on a manga series of the same name by Ryoutarou Iwanaga. The story of Pumpkin Scissors takes place in a fictional country called the Empire, which has recently ended a long and brutal war. The aftermath of the conflict has left many civilians impoverished and desperate. The lead character, Second Lieutenant Alice L. Malvin, is a member of the Imperial Army's Pumpkin Scissors squadron, whose mission is to help these civilians recover from the war, rebuild their homes and return to normal life.

Alice L. Malvin is a strong-willed, determined and compassionate officer with a sense of justice that often leads her into trouble. Her team of skilled soldiers includes her loyal aide-de-camp, Corporal Randel "Randy" Oland, 2nd Lt. Oreldo, and 2nd Lt. Martis. Together, they face many challenges, from corrupt government officials to vengeful former soldiers who refuse to accept the end of the war.

The central theme of the show is the aftermath of war and its impact on ordinary people. The story deals with issues like poverty, unemployment, and homelessness, which are all prevalent in the post-war Empire. Pumpkin Scissors explores the concept of duty and responsibility, and how soldiers can help those affected by war once their battles have ended.

The character development in Pumpkin Scissors is excellent, and the viewer gets to know each character's backstories, motivations, and desires. Alice, Randy, and the other characters are complex and multi-dimensional, making them relatable and human. The show's pacing is fantastic, with fast-paced action scenes balanced with slower character-developing episodes, giving the show a good blend of exciting action and character development.

One of the show's selling points is its striking visuals, which are both detailed and vivid. The artwork in the action scenes is particularly impressive, with well-choreographed fights and intricate weapon designs. The backgrounds are also beautifully drawn, depicting a post-war setting with precision, detail, and an artistic flair. The character designs are unique and memorable, and the costume designs are intricate and stylish.

The voice acting in Pumpkin Scissors is top-notch, with each character having a distinct personality and voice. Kenta Miyake does an excellent job voicing Randy, bringing to life his character's gentle and empathetic personality. Shizuka Ito, who voices Alice, brings a sense of authority and confidence to the character, making her a fantastic female protagonist. The other voice actors, including Cho, Chihiro Suzuki, Kana Ueda, Kazuki Ogawa, Akiko Hiramatsu, Shinichiro Miki, Tomoyuki Shimura, Junji Majima, Akeno Watanabe, and Atsuko Yuya, all deliver excellent performances, bringing to life their individual characters with depth and nuance.

In conclusion, Pumpkin Scissors is an excellent anime show worth watching. It's a well-crafted show with fantastic visuals, outstanding voice acting, compelling character development, and a powerful message. The show's exploration of the impact of war on ordinary people is poignant, and the action scenes are thrilling. The show leaves us with the message that even in the aftermath of war, there is hope for the future, and with perseverance and compassion, people can recover and move forward.

Pumpkin Scissors is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2006.

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The Military, the Commoners and the Nobility
24. The Military, the Commoners and the Nobility
March 17, 2007
The Pumpkin Scissors have precious little time to establish peace before Section I takes matters into their own hands.
And Then, an Alluring Trap
23. And Then, an Alluring Trap
March 10, 2007
The crowd at the ball is transfixed by Alice's ongoing duel. Meanwhile, the military prepares to invade the palace, but who is to be arrested?
Lonely Scales
22. Lonely Scales
March 3, 2007
Randel is beyond desperate to find a reason to fight again, and Alice must battle both her opponent - and an angry mob.
The Puppet and the Idol
21. The Puppet and the Idol
February 24, 2007
Hunks is shocked to learn that his unit will not be attempting a rescue mission. Alice challenges an arrogant noble to a duel, but there is no guarantee he'll accept.
Enter the Performers
20. Enter the Performers
February 17, 2007
When the ball Alice is attending is interrupted by an enraged mob, Section III must deftly maneuver through an extremely delicate situation.
A Sweet Trap
19. A Sweet Trap
February 10, 2007
Most members of Section III are assigned to duty distributing rations to the homeless, but Alice spends her evening attending a luxurious ball with her sisters.
A Small Military Power
18. A Small Military Power
February 3, 2007
Stecchin goes out of his way to lift the spirits of Randel, who can't seem to shake the depression he's carried since the last mission.
The Darkness That Cannot Be Saved
17. The Darkness That Cannot Be Saved
January 27, 2007
Alice has her back against the wall during a run-in with the Claymore Unit. Meanwhile, Randel is headed for a showdown with Hans.
The One Who Slashes
16. The One Who Slashes
January 20, 2007
It will take courage - and a special weapon - for Alice to survive her raid on the drug dealers' headquarters, but if she succeeds, they'll be permanently shut down.
Decisions Run Astray
15. Decisions Run Astray
January 13, 2007
Alice and her unit continue their standoff with the drug dealers, but a deadly new foe - armed with a flamethrower - is about to enter the fray.
The Flame Still Burns
14. The Flame Still Burns
January 6, 2007
Section III runs into trouble with underground drug dealers during a mission to remove homeless people from the sewers.
Crude But Elegant
13. Crude But Elegant
December 25, 2006
Thanks to Hunks, Alice learns the truth about Princess Loderia's visit to the Empire.
Unseen Pain
12. Unseen Pain
December 18, 2006
Alice's captors release her after she agrees to cooperate, but their lives are threatened by those who want to silence them.
The Quiet Quickening
11. The Quiet Quickening
December 11, 2006
Alice is taken hostage by a woman who's desperate to expose the military scandals uncovered by her dead brother - who was killed by someone just like Alice!
Pumpkins and Scissors
10. Pumpkins and Scissors
December 4, 2006
Stecchin shares the tale of the tumultuous times that brought the Pumpkin Scissors together, and reveals the reasons behind the unit's name.
The Woman in the Morning Mist
9. The Woman in the Morning Mist
November 27, 2006
Oreldo's thoughts become consumed with a beautiful woman who lives in sadness as she waits for her boyfriend to return from war. He goes out of his way to make her smile once more.
Burn in the Snowfields
8. Burn in the Snowfields
November 20, 2006
It's a race against time - literally. With only 48 hours to deliver an important package, Alice and her crew must deal with armed bandits in the treacherous, frozen wilderness.
The One Who Leads and the One Who Follows
7. The One Who Leads and the One Who Follows
November 13, 2006
Alice's plan to spend time with her fiance falls apart when she learns that the rest of the team has fallen under attack while searching for vital supplies that never made it to the locals.
A Fruitful Time
6. A Fruitful Time
November 6, 2006
After Randel finds a baby that's been abandoned outside the gates, Alice begins a search for the child's mother.
Shallow-Minded Men
5. Shallow-Minded Men
October 30, 2006
As Randel heals in the hospital, Martis keeps digging into his past. As the mystery deepens, Oreldo begins to have questions of his own.
The Cracked Portrait
4. The Cracked Portrait
October 23, 2006
Worried that Randel's presence in the Pumpkin Scissors puts their efforts at risk, suspicious Martis begins investigating the past of his newest teammate.
For That is a Precious Thing
3. For That is a Precious Thing
October 16, 2006
Alice's unit is tasked with rebuilding a railway tunnel. They'll need to convince the locals to work beside them, but the hearts and minds of the citizens have been burned by the military before.
War Relief Unit
2. War Relief Unit
October 9, 2006
Alice faces an oppressive nobleman after hearing of the horrors his people endure. Meanwhile, the ranks of the Pumpkin Scissors grow when Randel joins the team.
The Invisible 9
1. The Invisible 9
October 2, 2006
When Alice's Pumpkin Scissors crew goes up against a band of heavily armed rogue soldiers, they find their efforts assisted by an unlikely ally.
Where to Watch Pumpkin Scissors
Pumpkin Scissors is available for streaming on the Chiba TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Pumpkin Scissors on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon and Crunchyroll.
  • Premiere Date
    October 2, 2006
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (261)