This is seriously a MUST WATCH anime. I really enjoyed watching this because, well, it’s mystery and I love mystery. But it’s not all mystery, it also has action and comedy. I’m hoping for a 2nd season because (SPOILER) they left you hanging at the end.

Summary: “Minimum” – a special inborn power found in a limited number of human beings known as “minimum holders.” In Yokohama, a group of detectives called Hamatora becomes involved in an investigation concerning a serial killer killing minimum holders like them.

So Minimum holders are basically people who have special abilities that are activated when a certain condition is meant. For example, your power will only activate if you take off your glasses.


Nice (one with headphones) and Murasaki (one with glasses) are known as the “Minimum Holder PI duo.” Ironically, Nice is not that nice lol, although he does care for his friends. He takes jobs based on their content, not on their reward. Nice possesses supernatural abilities of “seeing” sounds and uses it to travel in the sound waves itself. The requirement for this ability is that he has to put on his headphones that he carries all the time and snap his fingers everytime he goes to sonic mode. Murasaki usually takes on jobs based on the reward, not the content itself which usually causes an argument between him and Nice. He is also very sincere and considerate of others. Murasaki’s ability is activated when he removes his glasses. His body hardens, giving him strength beyond a normal body could muster.


Art is the superintendent of the Yokohama Police Department. He doesn’t possess a Minimum and has known Nice since he was a kid. Art is said to have shown potential for having a Minimum but was never able to actualize it. Although it may not seem like it, but Art is a very important character in the story. You will know once you watch it. So… watch it 🙂


Birthday (yes that’s his name) is a jolly, laid back person. He is usually grinning, even in battle. Birthday’s minimum allows him to control electricity when he bites directly on anything with an electrical current. He activates his abilities by biting the end of a taser. He carries that taser everywhere he goes. I like him because



Ratio is a doctor and Birthday’s partner. Ratio has the ability to observe the muscular structure of his opponents, which allows him to easily find their weak spots. His ability is activated when he takes off his eye patch on his right eye. Ratio’s arms are also made out of solid material (as you see in the picture above), which allows him to pack a punch during battle. Ratio and Birthday have known each other since they were kids. I think it’s pretty cool that he has golden arms and an eyepatch. Y’know I’ve always wanted to wear an eyepatch in the beginning of High School but never got to XD

hamatora honey and three


Honey (the girl) and Three are usually always together. They’re partners. Honey met Three when she was very young and was the first the accept him after he has failed to save a group of children. After that, Three has promised to protect Honey for the rest of his life. Honey’s minimum utilizes a device that looks like a tablet to see 10 minutes into the future. Using this device, she can view what’s going to happen in a certain place in the next 10 minutes but she can only view a small part of the city. She activates this by biting a tiger shaped sweet that looks like a lolipop.

Three was once a mercenary who could kill multiple men without getting hurt. Three is able to unleash his inner beast by holding the Bible and asking the Lord for forgiveness. With this, he can become really strong, like a beast. He may not look it but he actually likes to read manga lol He also runs and orphanage.

hamatora last


You guys should really watch this anime. Even Hajime-chan recommends it. It’s really cool. My favorite is Hajime (the one in the hat). Hajime loves food. I’m not really sure what her power is but apparently she becomes really strong when she’s hungry lol. Another one of my favorite is Birthday. Mainly because of his name and he’s funny.

The names of the people in this anime are kind of weird but awesome. It only has 12 short episodes so you would be able to watch it. But it did hint that there would a continuation because it said To be continued at the end of episode 12.

There are some really crazy sh*t in this anime. Like in the last couple of episodes, sh*t gets real. And when you find out the reason to why the serial killer is targeting minimum holders, you are gonna flip. Well I flipped so I don’t know about you. XD So anyways watch it! 🙂 -R!n


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