Double Decker! Doug & Kirill
Review by: John Fragglepuss Evans
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Comedy, Police, Buddy Cop
First Aired: Fall 2018, 13 episodes
Summary: The city of Lisvaletta has been overrun with a devastating new drug, Anthem, which can cause the severe side effect of turning the user into a superpowered beast with intense abilities. Once the user goes into this state of “Overdrive” they are irrational and uncontrollable. The “Seven-O” special crime investigation unit is tasked with stopping the spread of the dangerous and unpredictable drug. Among the investigators are Doug Billingham, the seasoned veteran that keeps to himself, and Kirill Vrubel, the voracious rookie never lacking a question or concern.
Double Decker is a fun buddy cop series with an anime twist. Doug is the classic veteran that has seen everything so many times that nothing surprises him. He has an answer to anything thrown at him. Kirill is the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed rookie with countless things to learn about the real world, especially when it comes to Anthem. While the series is mainly focused on the two investigators, the other members of Seven-O are a major part of the series. Pink, Rookie, Boxer, Robot, and Boss all play an integral part in Seven-O’s success or failure as an organization. They all bring unique knowledge and experience to each problem thrown their way. You quickly learn it is up to the whole organization to stop the city’s drug problem.
You might enjoy this if: You want a buddy cop show that includes magic bullets and grotesque monsters.
You might not like it if: You prefer more of a Lethal Weapon vibe.
Note to the Viewer: Be careful which episode you start on. The first episode I watched did a deep dive on the characters that was confusing. The next episode felt like I was missing information. The third episode was a hot springs episode. That’s right, three episodes in and they’re already busting out the hot springs. Don’t they know that’s an episode seven thing? So, the fourth episode starts and the title states, “Episode One”. Come to find out, VRV had put all the OVAs first, BEFORE the actual series. Make sure you’re not a fool like me and you watch starting at the first episode.
Double Decker Opening
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