Scissor Seven

Killer 7 (also known as Scissor Seven)[2] is a Chinese streaming television animated series. It was released internationally under the name Scissor Seven on Netflix. A film sequel to the series' third season was announced at the end of the season's final episode.

Scissor Seven
Also known asKiller 7
Chinese: 刺客伍六七 (season 1)
Chinese: 伍六七之最强发型师 (season 2)
Chinese: 伍六七之玄武国篇 (season 3)
GenreWuxia, comedy, slice of life[1][2]
Created byHe Xiaofeng
Written byHe Xiaofeng
Jiang Huiqin (season 3)[a]
Directed byHe Xiaofeng[1]
Chen Jiajie (season 3)[b][3]
Xu Nihua (season 3)[c][3]
Shi Bibang (season 3)[d]
Chen Shihao (season 3)[e]
Yang Zeqing (season 3)[f]
ComposersHou Lei
Hou Junjie
Zhang Jiacheng
Country of originChina
Original languagesMandarin
Cantonese
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes30 + 4 specials
Production
ProducersZhu Jing (season 1)
Aiken Zou (seasons 2–3)
AnimatorSharefun Studio
EditorHe Xiaofeng
Running time13–20 minutes
Production companiesSharefun Studio
AHA Entertainment
Nurostar
Release
Original networkChina:
Bilibili
Tencent Video
Youku
iQIYI
Sohu Video
Worldwide:
Netflix[2]
Original releaseApril 25, 2018 (2018-04-25) – present
Scissor Seven
Chinese刺客伍六七

PlotEdit

The clumsy and broke Seven fails a crash course in professional killing and opens a barber shop on Chicken Island as a disguise. He then decides to become an assassin, and gets stuck in a power struggle between two rivaling factions while he tries to recover his lost memories.

CharactersEdit

Wu Liuqi (伍六七, Wǔliùqī)
Voiced by: He Xiaofeng (Japanese); Ronny Chieng (English)
The protagonist of the series, also known commonly as Seven. A hairdresser whose real identity is a fearsome nameless assassin, but loses his memory due to unknown reasons. His current name is given by Ji Dabao, who is also his saviour when he loses his memory. He is ranked 17369th in the assassin list, though his real ability means he is far more powerful than the current rank he obtains. His real identity before the memory loss is one of the seven powerful shadow assassin of the Xuanwu Kingdom, with his codename is Qi (柒). Despite memory loss, he is able to manipulate his scissor, which allows him to make the scissor as lethal as his real deadly sword. When he is in coma, his memory is temporarily restored, with his power doubled than the original, with his voice also changes from Mandarin to Cantonese. He has an oddly romantic relationship with Plum Blossom Thirteen. After the end of the 2nd season, he decides to return to Xuanwu Kingdom to find out what happened to his past.
Plum Blossom Thirteen (梅花十三, Méihuā shísān)
Voiced by: Duan Yixuan (Japanese); Jennie Kwan (English)
The unnamed youngest daughter of Plum Blossom Master. She has a strained relationship with her father, as her mother divorces from him due to his obsession with having a son, her dad having only thirteen daughters prior to bringing a new wife and his first son. She loses her mother due to a murder, before a hired assassin (who is later revealed as Qing Feng) comes to avenge her mother, causing Thirteen to seek Qing Feng for training and has vowed to defeat all men, be it her father or else. She is tasked in murdering Seven and bring in the legendary sword, but her attempts tend to be disrupted in comical reasons, including a moment of kissing. However, Seven is the only person who does not care about her past and treats her like a normal girl, which emotionally changes her heart, and she harbours her feeling toward Seven since. Toward the end of the second season, she is the first to realise Seven's true identity.
Ji Dabao (鸡大保, Jī dà bǎo)
Voiced by: Jiang Guangtao (Japanese); Jas Patrick (English)
The manager of Wu Liuqi's barber shop, and also the person who saves Wu Liuqi's life two years ago. Although having a chicken-like appearance, he is in fact, a very powerful person, capable of transforming into anything if this is useful for his assassination task, usually given to Wu Liuqi instead. He has previously killed King Pheasent, who murders his friend, before freeing himself from the farm life and becomes an independent person.
Ji Xiaofei (鸡小飞, Jī xiǎo fēi)
Voiced by: Zhao Han (Japanese); Jill Bartlett (English)
Dabao's adopted son. A mixed hybrid between his late father and an unnamed pigeon, he is often around with his adoptive father.

EpisodesEdit

Series overviewEdit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
114April 25, 2018 (2018-04-25)June 20, 2018 (2018-06-20)
210October 23, 2019 (2019-10-23)[4][5]January 1, 2020 (2020-01-01)
310January 27, 2021 (2021-01-27)May 5, 2021 (2021-05-05)

Season 1 (2018)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [1][6]Original air dateNetflix release date
11"Kill Bad Guys, Earn Good Money"
(Chinese: 杀坏人赚大钱)
April 24, 2018 (2018-04-24)January 10, 2020
Cash-strapped Seven flunks a crash course in professional killing and opens a hair salon as a cover. First assignment: cut off a bride's hair.
22"Stab Your Dog Eyes Blind"
(Chinese: 刺瞎你的狗眼)
April 24, 2018 (2018-04-24)January 10, 2020
Meow, the Chief of Cats, hires Seven to wipe out an old flame. But after hearing a star-crossed interspecies love story, he attempts to make peace.
33"Seven VS Thirteen"
(Chinese: 六七VS十三)
May 1, 2018 (2018-05-01)January 10, 2020
It's scissors versus sword as Seven faces off against Thirteen. He's no match for his deft opponent — so he transforms into half a durian.
44"Killing Underpants Man"
(Chinese: 刺杀内裤男)
May 8, 2018 (2018-05-08)January 10, 2020
The Island Purity Society summons Seven to kill an underwear collector, but Seven encourages everyone to embrace their differences.
55"Killing a Domineering Grannie"
(Chinese: 刺杀最强阿婆)
May 15, 2018 (2018-05-15)January 10, 2020
Seven shape-shifts into a cardboard box and contends with a stabby, swindling fruit vendor whose grandson got a bad haircut from Seven's shears.
66"Assassinate a Pretty Girl"
(Chinese: 刺杀美少女)
May 22, 2018 (2018-05-22)January 10, 2020
Cola, Seven's next target, enlists his help in checking off a bucket list of mischievous deeds, but the client who hired Seven has a secret.
77"Killing Captain Jack"
(Chinese: 刺杀杰克船长)
May 29, 2018 (2018-05-29)January 10, 2020
On behalf of the underfunded coast guard, Seven agrees to kill the captain of a submarine that's threatening the island.
88"Bodyguard Dachun"
(Chinese: 保镖大春)
June 5, 2018 (2018-06-05)January 10, 2020
Hired by a woman to assassinate her husband, Seven confronts — and bonds with — impervious bodyguard He Dachun, who makes a heartrending sacrifice.
99"Crisis on the Island"
(Chinese: 小岛危机)
June 12, 2018 (2018-06-12)January 10, 2020
Seven teams up with islanders to stop the Prince of Stan from extracting an energy rock and destroying the island, but Stan's technology is too robust.
1010"Thousand Demon Daggers"
(Chinese: 魔刀千刃)
June 19, 2018 (2018-06-19)January 10, 2020
Thirteen comes to Seven's aid in a heated clash with the Prince of Stan. Seven recalls his past as a prominent figure of Xuanwu.
OVA–111"Thirteen"
(Chinese: 梅花十三)
August 1, 2018 (2018-08-01)January 10, 2020
Thirteen's past comes to light: as the Plum Blossom Swordsman's estranged daughter, she joined the world of killers after a tragic incident.
OVA–212"King of Chicken pt. 1"
(Chinese: 鸡中霸王(上))
August 8, 2018 (2018-08-08)January 10, 2020
Da Bao reflects on Da Fei, who once faced King Pheasant in a fight so that his son Xiao Fei could become a fighter chicken instead of a dinner chicken.
OVA–313"King of Chicken pt. 2"
(Chinese: 鸡中霸王(中))
August 15, 2018 (2018-08-15)January 10, 2020
Seeking to avenge his friend, Da Bao throws his hat in the ring for a fight against King Pheasant, but in his current state he's going to need a boost.
OVA–414"King of Chicken pt. 3"
(Chinese: 鸡中霸王(下))
August 22, 2018 (2018-08-22)January 10, 2020
Determined to teach humans a lesson, Da Bao gives King Pheasant a taste of his own medicine and liberates the chickens from their coops.

Season 2 (2019)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateNetflix release date [5]
111"Super Scissors"
(Chinese: 最强发型师)
October 22, 2019 (2019-10-22)May 7, 2020
He Dachun enlists Seven's help defeating a group of assassins newly arrived on the island. A tin of hair wax saves the day.
122"Thirteen VS Seven"
(Chinese: 十三VS六七)
October 22, 2019 (2019-10-22)May 7, 2020
Thirteen seeks to deliver on her promise and destroy Seven, but she must first overcome an assassin's worst enemy — emotion.
133"Protecting Mad Bark"
(Chinese: 保护汪疯)
October 29, 2019 (2019-10-29)May 7, 2020
Mad Bark is outplayed by a new killer: a guitar-strumming dog whose acoustic "Magical Sound of Sadness" strikes a lethal chord.
144"The Stan Trip"
(Chinese: 斯特国一日游)
November 5, 2019 (2019-11-05)May 7, 2020
With Seven's hands tied by an invisible lizard assassin, Cola convinces the Prince of Stan to take her to Stan.
155"Again, We Meet Captain Jack"
(Chinese: 杰克船长第二回合)
November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)May 7, 2020
Captain Jack returns to settle scores with Seven, who summons the powers of the Thousand Demon Daggers.
166"Revenge of King Pheasant"
(Chinese: 山鸡王的复仇)
December 3, 2019 (2019-12-03)May 7, 2020
King Pheasant, now a special soldier for Stan, kidnaps Seven and Xiao Fei and sets out to kill Da Bao, but a ghost from the past returns.
177"Plum Blossom Eleven"
(Chinese: 梅花十一)
December 10, 2019 (2019-12-10)May 7, 2020
Seven prepares for a date with Thirteen. When he falls for a trap, he finds a way out of the bind by channeling his tonsorial qi.
188"Two Heroes"
(Chinese: 双雄)
December 17, 2019 (2019-12-17)May 7, 2020
Back in the past, Seven joins the Shadow Killers, faces off against Redtooth and sets out in search of the Thousand Demon Daggers.
199"Redtooth"
(Chinese: 赤牙)
December 24, 2019 (2019-12-24)May 7, 2020
Redtooth arrives on the Island to confront Chairman Jiang, who activates the powerful White Lily Blossom with Seven's help.
2010"Fate"
(Chinese: 宿命)
December 31, 2019 (2019-12-31)May 7, 2020
Seven reconnects with his old self, but to defeat the Blood Demon, he must harness the power of Xuanwu martial arts — and the barber within.

Season 3 (2021)Edit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateNetflix release date [5]
211"Goodbye"
(Chinese: 告別)
January 27, 2021 (2021-01-27)Jan 10, 2021
Seven's real identity has been exposed, the town sees him differently. He needs to return to Xuanwu to take the chief's head.
222"Dai Bo & Seven"
(Chinese: 阿鸡与阿七)
January 27, 2021 (2021-01-27)Jan 27, 2021
Da Bao sets out with Xiao Fei in search of Seven and recalls how Seven once bent over backwards to help him find an antidote.
233"Excuse me, is this the Xuanwu Country?"
(Chinese: 请问,这里是玄武国吗?)
February 3, 2021 (2021-02-03)Feb 3, 2021
Seven came to Dali Nation, known for its beautiful people - but an overlord with dark mirror magic has turned everyone ugly.
244"Tenderness of a Tough Man"
(Chinese: 铁汉柔情)
February 10, 2021 (2021-02-10)Feb 10, 2021
Eleven hires Dachun to be her bodyguard in the treacherous land of Xuanwu.
255"Rock Hard Country"
(Chinese: 石更国)
February 17, 2021 (2021-02-17)Feb 17, 2021
Seven arrives at He Dachun's hometown, where he must win a pentathlon against the muscular Coach Chen to save Xiao Fei from being eaten.
266"Superpower Country"
(Chinese: 异能国)
April 7, 2021 (2021-04-07)Apr 7, 2021
In Superpower Country, Seven encounters Pingan, a boy with mind control powers; a battle with the Prince of Stern erupts.
277"Sneaking into Xuanwu Country"
(Chinese: 潜入玄武国)
April 14, 2021 (2021-04-14)Apr 14, 2021
As Cola's life hangs by a thread, Seven sneaks into Xuanwu with Da Bao and Xiao Fei to find the medicine to cure her.
288"Master Green Phoenix's Scheme"
(Chinese: 青凤的阴谋)
April 21, 2021 (2021-04-21)Apr 21, 2021
Seven faces the powerful Eyeless Sorcerer and undergoes a transformation in Xuanwu; Thirteen struggles to choose a side.
299"Memories that You Don't Want to Forget Even in Pain"
(Chinese: 再痛苦也不想忘掉的记忆)
April 28, 2021 (2021-04-28)Apr 28, 2021
Seven fends off Xuanwu assassins while under the influence of the blade's powers, as memories of life on Chicken Island begin to fade.
3010"Who Is the One You Want to Protect"
(Chinese: 你是我想保护的人)
May 5, 2021 (2021-05-05)May 5, 2021
Shadow assassin Manjusaka confronts Seven; in a true test of her powers, Thirteen engages in a heated clash with Blackbird.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Screenwriter: Season 3 episode 2
  2. ^ Executive director: Season 3 episodes 1, 4–5, 7–9
  3. ^ Executive director: Season 3 episodes 4–5
  4. ^ Executive director: Season 3 episode 3
    Director: Season 3 episode 6
  5. ^ Director: Season 3 episode 6
  6. ^ Executive director: Season 3 episode 7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Netflix - Scissor Seven". Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Zheng, Jenny (14 January 2020). "Netflix's 'Scissor Seven' is a hilarious, genre-hopping animated series". Daily Dot. Retrieved 17 January 2020.
  3. ^ a b Netflix Anime (December 11, 2021). "(Spoilers) Secrets Behind the Scissor Seven Season 3 Story Arc - Netflix Anime". YouTube. Retrieved December 12, 2021.
  4. ^ Llewellyn, Tom (7 May 2020). "Is Scissor Seven season 2 getting an English dub? Netflix series explained!". HITC.
  5. ^ a b c Sharma, Dhruv (7 May 2020). "When Will Scissor Seven Season 3 Release on Netflix?". The Cinemaholic.
  6. ^ "刺客伍六七 (第一季) - 哔哩哔哩" [Assassin Wu Liuqi (Season 1) - Bilibili]. Bilibili (in Chinese). Retrieved 2020-05-11.