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Double Decker! Doug & Kirill Season 1
DOUBLE DECKER! ダグ&キリル

Synopsis

In the city-state Risvaletta, while people go about their tranquil everyday lives, crimes and illegal drugs run rampant. Above all, a dangerous, highly-fatal drug named “Anthem” is casting a dark shadow on the streets. The “Seven-O” special criminal investigation unit whose specialty is to supervise the investigation of Anthem, institutes a “Double Decker System” policy of forming groups of two investigators, and all members are given nicknames.

One team consists of the veteran investigator Doug Billingham accompanied by the rookie Kirill Vrubel. This unconventional duo combines an aloof veteran detective who is hard to get a read on and an inexperienced detective who is a little too eager.
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Premiered

September 30, 2018

Run-time

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Overview

The series scheduled to premiere on September 30, 2018. The production team features some of the staff who worked on the Tiger & Bunny series.

Alternative title

– Double Decker! Doug & Kirill
– DOUBLE DECKER! ダグ&キリル
– Double Decker! 더그 & 키릴

TL;DR Review

Double Decker! Doug & Kirill (Double Decker! ダグ&キリル) is a Japanese anime television series produced by Sunrise.

The animation is great if you are into the super colorful neon aesthetic. Everything is overly vibrant and feel like you’re in an 80’s arcade. The style is almost identical to Tiger & Bunny‘s art, because this is the same staff that worked on both series.

The opening theme is “Stereo to Monologue” by KiRiSaMe, and the ending theme is “Buntline Special” by Vickeblanka.

I feel this series was written for a much younger crowd, so many of the jokes just feel really dumb and forced. The characters act over the top to convey their emotion as if the audience would not understand subtlety.

Double Decker is all about flash and style to get attention, but lack any substance when it comes to character development and plots. Pretty to look at, but dumb as a brick.

The show feels like a procedurally generated crime drama. The plot doesn’t go anywhere and loosely progressed. It’s not a horrible show, just not a good one either.

I can’t recommend Double Decker! Doug & Kirill to anyone over 10, unless you just happen to really enjoy Tiger & Bunny. This anime contains graphic violence and some suggestive themes/dialogs. Intended for young adults.

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Featured Music

Double Decker! Doug & Kirill Season 1
Playlist

A collection of notable music and song from this series.

Music

Opening Theme

– “Stereo to Monologue” by Kirisame Undertaker

Closing Theme

– “Stereo to Monologue” by Kirisame Undertaker (ep 1)
– “Buntline Special” by Vickeblanka
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Featured Video

Double Decker! Doug & Kirill Season 1

A collection of notable videos, ranging from a fan-created trailer, music video, opening, and ending clip.

Credits

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Photo by Nicolas LB, Jon Flobrant, and Yvette de Wit on Unsplash.

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