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Series: Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge (断裁分離のクライムエッジ)
Year: 2013
Episodes: 13
Production: Media Factory, Sentai Filmworks, Studio Gokumi

Summary: Haimura Kiri is a seemingly ordinary boy with one slight problem: he is obsessed with cutting other people's hair. One day he meets Mushiyanokouji Iwai, the "Hair Queen" who cannot cut her hair because of an inherited curse. Kiri finds out that his scissor, "Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge" is the only thing that can cut them. But little did he know that their meeting sparked the start of an old murder game to kill the "Hair Queen" using the cursed killing tools, the "Killing Goods." Can Kiri protect Iwai from the Killing Goods Owners? Let the game begin! ( - MAL )

Catie's Thoughts: Hm. I really don't know what to think of this show, it was ... strange. Not particularly outstanding, pretty mediocre as far as things go. The story line felt as if it was a mish-mash of several different series, due to the moe aspect and the fighting series aspect, plus the whole murderer aspect. There's a lot of little bits that are intriguing in that vein - especially the Killing Goods, the original murderers and the effect that the cursed weapons have o the Authors, and fortunately the series focuses a lot on that. There are so many characters that are slightly shoehorned in, that you see a few times and don't turn up again. There are also things that seem like they might be important that are just dropped by the wayside, forgotten bits of story and plotlines.

The series feels entirely too disjointed. I hear that there may be a second season and if that's the case I'll watch it simply to see if more episodes helps tie it together more soundly. The characters are both at the same time interesting and flat, like the character creation model stopped halfway through. 

Would I buy it? Likely not. It's not generally the type of show to appeal to me for a second watch-through, even if I wasn't so perplexed by it. I would give this series a pass unless you're already invested in the series, or enjoy really strange storylines. (Or, like Kiri, have an almost perverse fetish for hair-cutting.)
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