June 24, 2021

Review on Fugou Keiji: Balance: Unlimited

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Hello, Alysers, I am excited to write the review on Fugou Keiji: Balance: Unlimited.

Review on Fugou Keiji: Balance: Unlimited

Tsutsui Yasutaka is a very popular Japanese modern science fiction writer who allows himself to misbehave (those who read his “Vietnam travel agency” and “Salmoners from the porn planet”, will agree with me). He is also a well-known person in the anime industry, with his books on “Toki o Kakeru Shoujo” and “Paprika”.

CloverWorks released the TV series “Fugou Keiji Balance: Unlimited” last year. Based on his collection of four short stories, published from 1975 to 1977.

Fugou Keiji

It is not surprising that the plot smacks of mothballs. Now you will not find such old-fashioned freaks in the afternoon with fire, and admiration for gadgets is already considered bad manners in the new Bond. Nevertheless, the series is quite watchable. The cold-blooded egotist and the emotional romantic have always been a win-win couple. So here too, in contrast, the shortcomings of each become almost a virtue.

Kato Haru languishes in the modern crime department, which is simply a sump for losers. Kato was once the star of the prestigious First Division but as a result of one incident. He suffered trauma and could no longer fully perform the functions of a policeman. Although the guy is a born ideal policeman. All the clichés are obvious: stubborn, meticulous. Prefers to do everything himself, without delegating duties to anyone, climbs wherever they ask, does not accept illegal methods, and is always ready to help.

All the rest in the department are imperturbable sloths, with the calmness of a Buddha leaving the energetic Kato to catch the few troublemakers with his own hands. All the same, the criminals are “not real” (the real ones are the case of the First Department). And in the department for working out methods of combating modern crimes. The employees do not even have weapons.

Therefore, when the eccentric young millionaire Daisuke Kambe, the heir to a huge corporation. Who received a law degree and wants to become a detective, falls on his bosses like snow on his head. He is fused into the “department for losers” as partners with Kato.


It is clear that these two are ice and fire. It is clear that at the first meeting they immediately strike sparks. What can we say, the police authorities need to go to the movies more often. Because since the days of “Lethal Weapon” it is known that it is precisely such opposites that work well in a team and cause a lot of headaches.

The series is built as a collection of stories about incidents that happen to a couple. It is extremely difficult to call them investigations. Deductive methods are rarely used when unraveling the tangle of events, mainly the rate on gadgets and security cameras. But there is still one investigation in the series, for the sake of which Cambe reported to the police. And during this investigation. It becomes not at all laughing, so this is an unattractive story.

The heroes are not so sweet to the heart. Kato is a little simple-minded muddler, and Kambe is really an egoist with fish blood. And he was very lucky to meet Kato. When grandma says that it was Kato who cheated on Cambe. She is not lying. The guy was specially brought up emotionally cold because he should inherit the largest corporation. And empathy is useless for the rich.

Well, it’s nice to know that the educators were wrong.

Unfortunately, the characters of the secondary heroes were not honored to be revealed, because some of their actions seem very illogical.

Fugou Keiji Balance Unlimited

The graphics in the series are deliberately simple, you can’t expect this from CloverWorks. It feels like the studio has unused resources and free people, so they decided to stir up the show. But here is an amazing soundtrack! A very sophisticated, aesthetic opening. Both the visuals and song performed by SixTones are amazing.

Even more, I liked “Welcome My Friend” performed by OKAMOTO’S from the ending theme. And if the opening theme is unrestrained fantasies in the style of Bondiana. The ending theme just conveys the totality of the relationship that has developed between the partners.

What can I say – you can watch: at times it is fun, at times the action sags, conventions are often used. But the thread of the narrative does not lose coherence. Where necessary, bush pianos and other advances in modern technology are successfully used. Nice TV show for a couple of nights.

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