THE UNLIMITED Hyobu Kyosuke Review

Andy is an ESPer who has never fit in with others of his kind. Desperate for a place to belong, he joins an organization that is dead set on controlling other ESPers, specifically the ESPer “terrorist” group called P.A.N.D.R.A. But when he manages to join this eccentric group in question, he soon finds out that it wasn’t exactly as he had been told. Not by a long shot.

This is a pretty violent one. Gun shot wounds, being cut and even being exploded by ESP attacks all happen in this show. And, yes, there is blood. This section alone got this show bunked up to a YA rating.

All the usual bells and whistles for a YA show, d-mns, b-words and such. Nothing happening every other word, but it does happen.

Surprisingly, not much goes in this section. A few girls have a large… chest, but other than that, nothing really goes on. Oh and a few characters joke that Kyosuke has a lolita fetish. But nothing ever happens, it’s just a joke.

Some of the ESP abilities cause hallucinations and others seem to see into the future somewhat. Nothing religious comes up about it. It’s just accepted as a part of the world and not really discussed in depth.

Personal Impression:
This series was actually pretty interesting. Kyosuke is a complex character and they sting out his motives along most of the show, keeping it interesting and not just a fighting show with superpowers. The political aspects are especially well done.
As for the details of the show, the music is decent and the animation, although a bit strange at times, is good as well.
Although this show doesn’t do anything too far from form, it does keep a few of the more common cliched characters out of the show. The main character, Andy, doesn’t fall into a clichéd ending and the future of the characters is still largely a mystery. In fact, the biggest mystery of the show never gets explained as it is still a far off projection of the future. Although it can be a bit frustrating for some not to have every little thing wrapped up, the series does leave off in a pretty realistic (for anime, anyway) fashion.
So if you like action and a bit of political intrigue, you might like giving this show a try. Just be warned that this isn’t a violence free zone.

Personal Rating: Young adult

Episodes: 12
Languages: Sub
Official rating: TV14
Genre(s): Action, science fiction, fantasy
Website: n/a
Legal streaming: Crunchyroll
Screen shots:
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About inrosegalaxy

Raised on everything from Moby Dick to the Star Wars X-Wing books from a young age, it came as no surprise to anyone who knew me that I’d become a literature graduate and avid writer. But my love of a good story wasn’t restricted to the written word in my early years. Star Trek, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and badly dubbed Godzilla flicks helped shape my love of science fiction on screen as well. I wrote my first story while in the second grade. It was a horrifying tale about murdering a fairy-eating dog via a slice of pizza (in my defense, my only exposure to pizza was in the cafeteria and I swear you could legitimately kill someone with those things). I was a special snowflake. Today I write science fiction, fairy tales, Gothic epistolaries, fantasy and anything else that pops into my bizarre and twisted mind. I write new articles for my blog every Tuesday and Thursday. And if you happen to fancy Japanese animation, I also run an anime review blog, RRAR, which updates every Monday.

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