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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Keitai Sousakan 7 ケータイ捜査官7 Ep1 Screen Caps

A man, Ugumura Shoji has hacked into an elevator control, when the company president enters the car, Ugumura seizes control, causing it first to ascend at a frightening rate then drop even faster pinning the occupants to the ceiling. He then notifies the building security, telling them to follow his directions or the president will be killed. The scene shifts to a car speeding through a tunnel, the driver Takimoto Sousuke is identified as an Under Anchor Agent. Sousuke appears to be talking on his cellphone about a girl, but then he arrives at the scene advising another agent Asano Touko of his arrival, promising to finish the job within five minutes. Another agent, Mimasaka Chigusa agrees with this acessment saying “He usually finishes in five minutes.” But then adds that she doesn’t like the way he seems to be playing around. Sousuke surprises Ugumura and when Ugumura threatens to drop the elevator Sousuke tosses his cellphone towards the computer and tackles the man. The cellphone transforms, adding arms and legs and hacks into the computer system.

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.

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Blogger issa-sa said...

Okay, I kinda saw an episode of this on TV recently and was wondering if I was hallucinating about the cell phone thing :S

4/27/2008 08:50:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

not hallucinating, it the year of cell phone Mecha! They're planning to sell a working cell based on it's design from what I heard.

4/27/2008 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


gonna try this out.

4/27/2008 10:53:00 AM  
Anonymous HyperZeronos said...

I'm HyperZeronos, owner of Order of Zeronos. I hope you guys enjoyed the first episode and second episode. Come grab it at www.orderofzeronos,com!

5/02/2008 09:34:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

@HyperZeronos I hope you guys enjoyed the first episode and second episode.

I loved the first episode and d/ling the 2nd right now, thanks for the hard work you guys are putting into this series.

5/02/2008 09:40:00 PM  
Anonymous HyperZeronos said...

Well, that's good if you enjoyed it! I'm waiting for more reviews by you!

5/03/2008 09:20:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

@HyperZeronos I'm waiting for more reviews by you!

Thanks for episode two it was hilarious, loved the cellphones, Three bowing and apologizing because of his buddies rudeness and the cellphone martial arts. Please keep up the good work I look forward to episode three.

5/04/2008 07:04:00 AM  

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