Pumpkin Scissors

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Name: Pumpkin Scissors
Creator: Ryoutarou Iwanaga
Medium: manga, anime
Country of Origin: Japan
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Pumpkin Scissors is a manga created by Ryoutarou Iwanaga. An anime adaption aired October 2, 2006 and ended March 19, 2007.

Set in a region strongly resembling Western Europe, in which a catastrophic war has just ended similar to that of the two world wars that occurred in the early parts of the 20th century, the Royal Empire and the Republic of Frost have declared a ceasefire to end the war indefinitely. The Empire is plagued by starvation, and pestilence, with former soldiers turning to thievery, banditry and other forms of crime, forming into gangs to survive the post-war period. To aid the people of the Empire in the war relief effort, the Imperial Army State Section III, also known as the Pumpkin Scissors unit, is established.[1]

The name of the anime and the military unit comes from the main character Alice L. Malvin who said they "face the threat of corrupt people who protect themselves behind lies, power, and money like the rind of a pumpkin."


Pumpkin Scissors was eligible for Yuletide in 2011.