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A horror-actioner manga and [[TwelveEpisodeAnime 13-episode anime]].

Ranmaru Shindo and his sister Saya are two survivors of the Machida massacre, an incident where almost the entire population of an apartment complex is bloodily slaughtered, including their parents.

Some time later, they graduate from the police academy, where Ranmaru becomes entangled with the [[TheMenInBlack shadowy organization]] known as ''Tokko'', and begins to learn the truth behind the Machida massacre, as well as the meaning of the dreams that have been coming more and more frequently, featuring a topless woman wielding a bloody sword.

This series can be found on Netflix's "Watch Instantly" service. It has had several runs on SyFy's Ani-Monday block.

It's announced that a new manga called Tokko Zero will be published soon. It's unknown if it's a prequel or sequel.

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!!This series contains examples of:

* AbsoluteCleavage: Kureha.
* ActionGirl: Kureha and Sakura
* AdaptationExpansion: In the manga, the main story ends right after Ranmaru awakens his powers, with the last few chapters being a side story focusing on a pair of phantom hunting siblings. The anime expands/continues Ranmaru's story after his powers awaken as well as expanding on the events leading up to it. The Anime also expands the backstories of most of the characters.
* AudibleSharpness
* BaldOfEvil: Taishi
* BareYourMidriff: Kureha and Sakura.
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: Ranmaru has one after an encounter with Taishi causes him to lose control of his phantom.
* BellyMouth: Some phantoms have this.
* BigBad: Taishi
* BigEater: Itto and Mayu are always eating, whether it's normal food or [[CannibalismSuperpower phantom flesh]]. Itto even had Mayu toss him a hamburger to snack on at the beginning of a fight.
* BigNo
* BikerBabe: Kureha
* {{BFS}}: Section 2.
* BlastingItOutOfTheirHands: Muramasa in ep 13.
* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler: Sakura]].
* BondageIsBad: Many phantoms are shown wearing things like ball gags, leather masks, and other bondage-retated things.
* BrotherSisterIncest: Hanazono suspects Ranmaru of this with his sister Saya in the first episode.
** Saya herself likes to tease Ranmaru by doing things like coming into his room wearing nothing but a bra and panties and squeezing/jiggling her breasts right in front of him.
** In the TokyoPop translation of the manga, Saya even offers to let Ranmaru "bury your face in my breasts" in the first chapter.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: Inverted. [[spoiler:Ranmaru's]] phantom is on the protagonist's side, but it's just as ugly as any other phantom.
* CannibalismSuperpower: The Phantom hunter siblings Itto and Mayu have the ability to absorb the powers of the phantoms they kill by eating them.
* CantBatheWithoutAWeapon: When Kureha is attacked in the shower.
* TheChosenOne: Ranmaru, according to Taishi.
* ClusterFBomb: In the english dub. Funny when you think about other [[HeyItsThatVoice characters that the actors voice]].
* CompensatedDating: At the beginning of volume 3, it looks like Mayu is doing this, accepting 40,000 yen to go on a karaoke date and have sex with an older man, however, when they get to the hotel its revealed that the guy was actually a phantom who targeted schoolgirls and the whole thing was a trap to lure him out so Mayu and Itto could kill him.
* CoolBigSis: Kureha.
* CurbStompBattle: Taishi against Ranmaru. Hell, Taishi against anyone.
* CutShort: Neither the manga nor anime have any real conclusion to the storyline, and the anime even ends on a cliffhanger. Though the manga does suggest that [[spoiler: Tokko loses against the phantoms and the world ends two years after the end of the story]].
* DemotedToExtra: In the manga, Itto and Mayu star in their own dedicated arc/side story which takes up the entire third volume, but in the anime they only make a few cameo appearances, and their arc is rewritten with them removed from it (except for a brief cameo at the end) and replaced by Ranmaru.
* DownerEnding: Ranmaru's monologue at the end of the main manga story reveals that [[spoiler: "two years later we were the ones to witness the end of the world"]].
* DualWielding: Kureha. Also Ranmaru with his and [[spoiler: Sakura's]] swords.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Sakura kisses an unconcious Ranmaru before helping him in his BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: The Tokko members exhibit this when they get [[LetsGetDangerous serious]]. Probably has something to do with the fact that they [[spoiler:have a phantom living within them]].
* {{Earworm}}: The opening "Nothing" which is oddly upbeat in contrast to the horrific tone of the series. Not to mention the SurprisinglyGoodEnglish of the artist dB.
* TheEmpath: Mayu.
* FullFrontalAssault: In one episode, Kureha is attacked by phantoms in the shower, leading to a fight scene where she's slicing through a room full of phantoms completely naked. Also, since Kureha [[NoShirtLongJacket doesn't wear a shirt or bra under her leather jacket]], a few of her other fight scenes are a minor version of this trope since her jacket is shown occasionally flying open during fights, resulting in her fighting with her breasts fully exposed (though, this is edited out of the tv version).
* GagDub: On the complete series DVD box set, each DVD has an easter egg (clicking on the Tokko symbol on the extras screen) that features a short clip of various scenes from the episodes on that DVD with the original dialogue replaced with gag lines such as "Are you going to [[TheModestOrgasm come quietly]] or are you [[TheImmodestOrgasm a screamer]]?" and "Kureha, do you have to [[NoShirtLongJacket flash your tits at everyone]]?"
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Sakura to Ranmaru.
* HairColors: Sakura's bright red/magenta, Ranmaru's blond with orange streaks.
* HeAlsoDid: The series was created by Tohru Fujisawa, the man who brought us ''Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka''.
* HealingFactor: Everyone with a phantom inside them.
* HellbentForLeather: Other than Ryoko, who wears a police uniform, all members of Tokko wear leather jackets and leather pants.
* HeyItsThatVoice: [[strike:[[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rangiku]]]] Saya is partnered with [[WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender Suki]]... I mean Mikae. Ryoko is [[Manga/AiYoriAoshi Aoi Sakuraba]], [[Manga/{{Chobits}} Chii]], [[Anime/DigimonFrontier Zoe Orimoto, Kazemon]], [[Manga/{{Naruto}} female Orochimaru]], and [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Rukia]]. Ranmaru is [[Anime/LupinIII Lupin]], [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Ulquiorra]], and [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Lancer]]. His pal Ichiro Hanazono is [[Manga/{{Bleach}} Izuru]] and [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Gilgamesh]]. Definitely averts PigeonholedVoiceActor.
** Also, the chief is [[Manga/GreatTeacherOnizuka Onizuka]]... well... in the Japanese version anyway.
** One-episode character Hiroki is [[{{Manga/Naruto}} Sasuke]].
** Akito is [[{{Manga/Monster}} Johan]].
* HiddenEyes: Fake!Saya.
* HighPressureBlood
* InstantRunes: Shown when Ranmaru summons his sword, as well as when a demon touches a barrier.
* ImmuneToBullets
* [[HeelFaceTurn Jerk Face Turn]]: The chief
* KiAttacks: Ranmaru creates an energy wave that ''disintegrates'' a demon.
** Sakura can do the same thing in the manga.
* KnifeNut: Kureha uses twin daggers that wouldn't be out of place in a [[Franchise/StarTrek Klingon's collection]].
* {{Kuudere}}: Sakura.
* LecherousLicking: The first thing Kureha does when she first meets Ranmaru is lick his cheek.
* MasterOfIllusion: In the manga, Mayu is shown to be able to project illusions into the minds of anyone within a certain distance.
* MsFanservice: Kureha.
* MoreTeethThanTheOsmondFamily: The various demons.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Taishi.
* NextSundayAD: The manga came out in 2004 (and the anime in 2006) while the story is set in 2011.
* NightmareFuel: Both in-universe and for the viewer.
* NoShirtLongJacket: Kureha.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler: Sakura]].
* OculoThorax: The little pet phantom Kureha keeps in her jacket pocket in the manga isn't much more than an eyeball with legs.
* OneHundredAndEight: The fragments of a puzzle box and the number of demons unleashed.
* ParrotPetPosition: Kureha's pet phantom sits on her shoulder in one panel of the manga.
* PetMonstrosity: In the manga Kureha keeps a small pet phantom in one of the pockets of her jacket.
* PlayingWithFire: Sakura's SwordBeam attack in the manga appears to be fire based. Also, Itto can make a giant flaming hand shoot up from the ground and crush enemies.
* PowerPerversionPotential: In the manga, after Itto kills a perverted phantom who liked attacking schoolgirls and [[CannibalismSuperpower taking his powers]], Itto discovers to his dismay that the power he got from the phantom was the ability to sprout dildos from his hands.
* PowerTattoo: Worn by the holders of Phantoms.
* PowersViaPossession: People with phantoms.
* PromotedToLoveInterest: In the manga Ranmaru and Sakura don't show any particular romantic interest in each other, while in the anime they develop feelings for each other.
* PsychicAssistedSuicide: In the manga, Yukino is introduced when a PuppeteerParasite phantom tries to get her to commit suicide, but Itto and Mayu rescue her.
* ReallySevenHundredYearsOld: Taishi.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: The possessed people have red eyes with lighter red whites. Averted with Sakura, who has red eyes but is one of the protagonists, and isn't evil in any way.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: Ranmaru and Ryoko are [[Anime/LupinIII Lupin and Fujiko]], [[{{Chobits}} Shinbo and Chii]], and [[Anime/ALittleSnowFairySugar Vincent and Saga]].
* RetractableWeapon: In the manga both Sakura's sword and Kureha's daggers are shown to be retractable. Though in the anime only Kureha's daggers seem to be retractable.
* ReverseGrip: Kureha.
* RustproofBlood: years after the Machida massacre, the bloodstains still look fresh.
* SayItWithHearts: Kureha.
* ScaryShinyGlasses: Shiraishi.
* ShockAndAwe: In the manga Mayu can shoot electricity from her hands.
* ShootingSuperman: The police forces who have encountered the demons don't seem to realize bullets don't do diddly to them.
* ShowerScene: Happens twice in the anime, once with Ryoko and again with Kureha. Both feature full nudity from the waist up (which were edited/censored in the tv version of course). Kureha's shower scene leads into a [[FullFrontalAssault fight scene with Kureha fighting phantoms completely naked]].
* SideBoob: Sakura shows some side boob through her tank-top in a few scenes.
* SlasherSmile: Lots of the Phantoms, and especially Taishi.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: Kureha. Wears an open jacket with nothing under it, all the time. Plus the fight scene in the shower.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: Ranmaru has to keep his in.
* SwordBeam: Ranmaru and Sakura can both do this.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: At the end of the main story of the manga, Ranmaru has a monologue where he says [[spoiler: "And two years later we were the ones to witness the end of the world"]].
* TheTease: Kureha. Saya is also a bit of a tease occasionally towards Ranmaru.
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: The epicenter of the portals.
* TwistEnding: The opening theme leads you to believe that Sakura will [[ShootTheDog have to kill Ranmaru]], but [[spoiler: in fact, he nearly kills ''her'', at her own request, to beat the BigBad. However, they both survive.]]
* VaporWear: Kureha. Sakura also doesn't appear to wear a bra under her tank-top.
* WeaponOfChoice: Each member of the Tokko unit has a unique weapon.
* YouTasteDelicious: Kureha licks Ranmaru's face during their first meeting and comments on his taste. She does it to see if she can "taste" a phantom in him.
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