Scissor Seven is lots of things: It’s Netflix’s very first initial Chinese animation series, a heartfelt slice-of-life, an action flick with killer battle scenes, and a crass gag-filled funny that all at once welcomes whatever clich and dissects whatever clich. Over 14 episodes, Scissor Seven shows that you can have all of it. Yes, you can have your wuxia (a Chinese category of dream and martial arts) assassins intermingling with a pirate team helmed by a leader called “Captain Jack.” And yes, you can have a cast of small-town citizens going toe-to-toe with light saber wielding-sci-fi bad guys!
Our primary character, Seven, is among those assassins. Holding the 17,359 th put on the assassin ranking list, he’s hilariously average at eliminating and moonlights throughout the daytime as a hair stylist. Throughout the primary story, Seven is familiar with his fellow townspeople by handling assasination agreements, all while handling his amnesia and mystical past.