Keitai Sousakan 7 ケータイ捜査官７ Ep1 Screen Caps
What a terrific opening episode, as expected from the series supervisor Miike Takashi (Ichi the Killer, The Great Yokai War), and according to the dramawiki some of the directors lined up to work on the 51 episode series are Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell), Shusuke Kaneko (Death Note) and Manabu Aso (One Missed Call: Final). I loved this opener which ran for around 45 minutes, but I believe the other episodes will be shorter fitting in a 30 minute time slot. The cellphones name is Phonebraver 7 which made me think of Bamboo Blade immediately, especially when Sousuke says they’re both there for human safety and peace. If the products that the Japanese have given us prove one thing it’s they are masters of miniaturization, so this concept actually seems closer to reality then the giant robots seen in so many other shows. I’d highly recommend this show to fans of tokusatsu like Garo, Kamen Rider Kabuto or anime like Ghost in the Shell or the movie Hackers.
Download the first episode English hardsub release by Order of Zeronos fansub group here.