Pumpkin Scissors

Pumpkin Scissors, I have no idea what the name means when I found out about this anime. After watching the first 4 episode and reading a bit about the anime on it’s official website, I finally gets what the title means.

The story began 3 years after the war has ended, as Lt. Alice Malvin takes command of the Imperial Army Intelligence Section III, that serve as an instrument of justice, protecting the people from power-mad nobles and soldiers turns bandit. The name Pumpkin Scissors according to Alice are the threat of corrupt people the group must face, who protect themselves with lies, power, money and many other layers like a pumpkin. Section III is the scissors that cuts through the layers and delivers justice to them.


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I got Vol. 1 and 2 at the same time, and vol. 2 comes with a nice artbox for you to store the rest of the volumes. Shana agrees that Pumpkin Scissors is nice too ^^.


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P.U.M.P.K.I.N. S.C.I.S.S.O.R.S


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Randel.


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Some screen cap from vol. 1. Nice looking menu with Alice and Randel picture. The menu reminds me of the DVD menu from Band of Brothers, a great TV series btw.


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Lt. Alice Malvin, not your usual cute type of character, she a very determined woman who strongly believe in what she’s doing and don’t mind getting her hand dirty while doing it. It’s interesting to see what other obstacle she gonna face and how she’ll conquer them. Being a noble from a powerful family helps too ^^.


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Corporal Randel Oland, he was in the 901-ATT, ATT stands for Anti-Tank-Trooper, unit during the war. A chance meeting in episode one with Alice, sees him joining Pumpkin Scissors in episode 2. He’s fearless in battle and can fight a tank with just his 13mm anti-tank gun. It seems he too believe in what Alice is trying to do, but there’s still a lot about him that’s not revealed yet.


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The members of Pumpkin Scissors, the old guy is the Captain of the group, the guy with spec is Warrant Officer Martis, follow by Warrant Officer Oreldo. The other girl is Sergeant Major Lili Stecchin and the dog is Mercury who got demoted to Courier Private First Class in the first episode, after taking a bite at an officer’s head ^^.


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The first few episodes are pretty much stand alone but I believe as the story progress, a larger force at work will probably be revealed. Glad that I decide to pick up the DVD when it was release, it was actually on my to watch list when it was first release in Japan but I some how totally forgotten about it together with tons of other anime that I had probably forgotten that I wanted to watch it. A case of too many animes and not enough time XD.

Pumpkin Scissors Vol. 1
Company: ADV
Price: US$29.98
Released: October 2007
Added to collection: November 2007
Availability: available at Rightstuf

Pumpkin Scissors Vol. 2 with artbox
Company: ADV
Price: US$39.98
Released: November 2007
Added to collection: November 2007
Availability: on order at Rightstuf
Photo taken using: Canon EOS 400D with EF-S 17-85 lens