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Crying FreemanCrying Furiiman(οΌ£ο½’ο½™ο½‰ο½Žο½‡γƒ•γƒͺγƒΌγƒžγƒ³)("Crying Freeman")Crying Freeman
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Crying Freeman
Released
6 OVA episodes6 OVA episodes
Dates
1988–90, 1994–20011988–90, 1994–2001
Company
Streamline PicturesStudio Ship/Weekly Big Comic Spirits/Toei Animation
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AD Vision
Creator
Kazuo Koike, Ryoichi Ikegami
Director
Daisuke Nishio(episode 1)
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Nobutaka Nishizawa(episode 2)
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Johei Matsuura(episode 3)
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Shigeyasu Yamauchi(episode 4)
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Takaaki Yamashita(episode 5)
Genre
Action, Drama, Ecchi, Martial Arts, RomanceAction, Drama, Ecchi, Martial Arts, Romance
Characters
Crying Freeman/Yo Hinomura/Om Thai Yeung βŠ•Crying Freeman/Yo Hinomura/Om Thai Yeung βŠ•
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Tak Yuen Koh βŠ•Tak Yuen Koh βŠ•
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Tiger Lily/Emu Hino/Fu Ching Lan βŠ•Tiger Lily/Emu Hino/Fu Ching Lan βŠ•

Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon.

Description: Crying Freeman

An artist at heart, Yo Hinomura was about to explode as a world famous pottery artist. At the height of his premiere show, he had an accidental, life altering encounter with the 108 Dragons, a very powerful criminal organization of assassins/dealers. This encounter was a start of many changes for Yo, starting with his abduction and then training to be one of the Dragons, to be an assassin.

Using acupuncture, the 108 Dragons seduced and trained him to the ways of the dark side. His body and mind are honed to perfection as the ultimate killing machine. Then his entire body is wrapped with tatoo giant dragon, his trademark. Only after he completes his mission, when he kills, does he return to his normal self and this is when he releases tears of sorrow for the life he has taken. These tears are what brought about the name Crying Freeman.

The story of Freeman continues as he goes from an assassin to the most feared assassin in the world, to the head of the whole 108 Dragon Organization. The story tells of his loves, his near deaths, his struggles, and his indomitable will to always preserver. He is the true Dragon.

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