Super Crooks (2021) Review: A Gaggle of Baddies

Super Crooks is an action-adventure Anime series directed by Motonobu Hori and stars Kenjiro Tsuda, Maaya Sakamoto, Hiroshi Yanaka and Yasuji Kimura, alongside other voice cast members. The series has 13 episodes and is based on the comic book series of the same name by  Mark Millar and Leinil Francis Yu.

Netflix describes the series as:

Johnny Bolt recruits a group of ragtag supervillains for one last heist. Their target: A ruthless super-powered crime boss. What can go wrong?

– Super Crooks review does not contain spoilers –

Super Crooks is Mark Millar’s second stint with Netflix after Jupiter’s Legacy which saw itself crash and burn earlier this year. But, no matter, we are back with another comic adaptation and one that is in every way better than the previous series.

Super Crooks series follows a super heist by a bunch of anti-heroes and is bingeable as heck. Starting off with a splash, the series is absolutely amazing from the first moment of its runtime. We first see a backstory of our protagonist Johnny Bolt, and the series, with its 13-episode length, it’s extremely watchable. The first few episodes are backstories and backgrounds of the heroes, villains and everything in between but never really drags too badly.

There are some moments before the heists take place that can be a bit on the dragging side, but it’s manageable. But, when the action starts, that’s when Super Crooks really becomes interesting. The action sequences are fast and are made so well that they are a breeze to watch. They are usually long as well and thus it’s not just a 5-second blink-and-you-miss-it stint.

The characters themselves are a big part of what happens and why. I mean, Johnny and his band of goons are very interesting and their characters are made with care and thought. However, the most interesting and exciting parts come into play when Praetorian joins the fun. I mean, 200 abilities? Yes, please! Man, I loved his character, he’s totally unpredictable, absolutely crazy and does whatever whenever he wants. It’s so fun to watch him play around with the different supervillains.

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Apart from this, Johnny and Kasey’s characters are a great watch and although they are villains, they still love each other. I like their relationship dynamic and found it to be believable and realistic. There’s also a dose of humour in the series which flows throughout quite beautifully and will make you chuckle throughout.

I love the animation style. It’s crystal clear, dreamy and flows so well. It goes splendidly with the story. However, that’s a given since the animation is done by Bones Inc., the animation studio behind My Hero Academia. So, you know, it’s in good hands. Fans of the fantastic Invincible will really enjoy this series. Both have sort of similar tones but of course, superheroes and supervillains and stuff.

Summing up: Super Crooks

Super Crooks Netflix is the Anime that you’re going to enjoy binging tonight. It’s fun, entertaining and light and gives seasons Oceans 11 vibes. Yes, that’s always a good thing. The characters are well-rounded and the crooks and heists interesting. The most interesting bit is the crazy superhero with over 200 abilities, though!

Super Crooks is streaming on Netflix.

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Netflix's Super Crooks is super fun with a host of supervillains and superheroes and Kanjiro Tsuda's awesome voice acting!

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