Scissor Seven
Also known asKiller 7
Assassin Wu Liuqi Chinese: 刺客伍六七 (season 1)
Wu Liuqi: The Strongest Hairstylist Chinese: 伍六七之最强发型师 (season 2)
Wu Liuqi: Xuanwu Kingdom Chapter Chinese: 伍六七之玄武国篇 (season 3)
Wu Liuqi: Shadow Destiny Chinese: 伍六七之暗影宿命 (season 4)
Chinese: 伍六七之记忆碎片 (season 5)
GenreWuxia, comedy, Action[1][2]
Created byHe Xiaofeng
Written byVarious
Directed byHe Xiaofeng[1]
Voices ofHe Xiaofeng
Duan Yixuan
Composers
  • Hou Lei
  • Hou Junjie
  • Cheung Ka Shing Alan
  • Wang Qiuyu (season 4)
Country of originChina
Original languagesMandarin
Cantonese
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes40 + 4 specials
Production
ProducersZhu Jing (season 1)
Aiken Zou (seasons 2–4)
AnimatorSharefun Studio
EditorsHe Xiaofeng
Various (season 5)
Running time13–20 minutes
Production companiesSharefun Studio
AHA Entertainment
Nurostar
Original release
NetworkBilibili
Tencent Video
Youku (seasons 1; 3-4)
iQIYI (seasons 1; 4)
ReleaseApril 25, 2018 (2018-04-25) – present
Scissor Seven
Chinese刺客伍六七

Scissor Seven (also known as Killer 7)[2] is a Chinese 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. The fourth season premiered on January 18, 2023. A film sequel to the series' fourth season was announced at the end of the season's final episode. The teaser trailer of the fifth season was posted on April 25, 2024. A prequel manhua series, Scissor Seven: Black and White Twin Dragons, has been published on Tencent Dongman since 2021.

Plot

The clumsy and broke Seven attempts to become a professional killer and opens a barber shop on Chicken Island as a front, initially unaware he is already an infamous (amnesiac) professional killer.

Characters

Seven / Wu Liuqi (伍六七, Wǔliùqī)
Voiced by: He Xiaofeng (Mandarin, Cantonese); Saito Shinji (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 assassins of the Xuanwu Kingdom, with his codename Qi (柒). Despite memory loss, he is able to manipulate his scissors, which allows him to make the scissors 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. He always wears his White hoodie, in which is written the initial for Seven (motive to his name).
Thirteen / Plum Blossom Thirteen (梅花十三, Méihuā shísān)
Voiced by: Duan Yixuan (Mandarin); Naoko Matsui (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 bringing in the legendary sword, but her attempts tend to be disrupted with 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 feelings toward Seven since. Toward the end of the second season, she is one of the people to realise Seven's true identity.
Ji Dabao (鸡大保, Jī dà bǎo)
Voiced by: Jiang Guangtao,Yu Haowei (Mandarin, Cantonese); Kōji Ochiai (Japanese); Jas Patrick (English)
The manager of Wu Liuqi's barber shop, and also the person who saved 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 Pheasant, 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 (Mandarin, Cantonese); Nakano Saima (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.

Episodes

Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
114April 25, 2018 (2018-04-25)June 20, 2018 (2018-06-20)
210October 23, 2019 (2019-10-23)[3][4]January 1, 2020 (2020-01-01)
310January 27, 2021 (2021-01-27)May 5, 2021 (2021-05-05)
410January 18, 2023 (2023-01-18)March 15, 2023 (2023-03-15)
510TBATBA

Season 1 (2018)

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title [1][5]Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateNetflix release date
11"Kill Bad Guys, Earn Good Money"
(Chinese: 杀坏人赚大钱)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengApril 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengApril 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengMay 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengMay 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengMay 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengMay 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengMay 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengJune 5, 2018 (2018-06-05)January 10, 2020
Hired by a woman to “cut off his [her husbands] little friend” if he’s with another woman, Seven confronts — and bonds with — impervious bodyguard He Dachun, who makes a heartrending sacrifice.
99"Crisis on the Island"
(Chinese: 小岛危机)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengJune 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengJune 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengAugust 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))
He XiaofengHe XiaofengAugust 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))
He XiaofengHe XiaofengAugust 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))
He XiaofengHe XiaofengAugust 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)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateNetflix release date [4]
111"Super Scissors"
(Chinese: 最强发型师)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengOctober 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengOctober 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengOctober 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengNovember 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengNovember 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengDecember 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengDecember 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengDecember 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengDecember 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengDecember 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)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateNetflix release date [4]
211"Goodbye"
(Chinese: 告別)
He Xiaofeng
Chen Jiajie
He XiaofengJanuary 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)
He XiaofengHe Xiaofeng
Jiang Huiqin
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?)
He Xiaofeng
Shi Bibang
He XiaofengFebruary 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)
He Xiaofeng
Chen Jiajie
Xu Nihua
He XiaofengFebruary 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)
He Xiaofeng
Chen Jiajie
Xu Nihua
He XiaofengFebruary 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)
He Xiaofeng
Shi Bibang
Chen Shihao
He XiaofengApril 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)
He Xiaofeng
Chen Jiajie
Yang Zeqing
He XiaofengApril 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)
He Xiaofeng
Chen Jiajie
He XiaofengApril 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)
He Xiaofeng
Chen Jiajie
He XiaofengApril 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)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengMay 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.

Season 4 (2023)

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateNetflix release date [4]
311"The "Immortal" Black Bird"
(Chinese: 不死黑鸟)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengJanuary 18, 2023 (2023-01-18)September 21, 2023
To rescue Thirteen, Seven confronts Blackbird in a heated battle as a secret history of the Flying Bird Sect resurfaces.
322"Assassinating the Leader"
(Chinese: 刺杀首领)
He Xiaofeng
Chen Jiajie
He XiaofengJanuary 18, 2023 (2023-01-18)September 21, 2023
Green Phoenix arrives at the Shadow Assassin's headquarters, where he seizes an opportunity to execute a long-awaited plan of revenge.
333"Saving Seven"
(Chinese: 营救阿七)
He Xiaofeng
Hou Junjie
He XiaofengJanuary 25, 2023 (2023-01-25)September 21, 2023
Dai Bo overcomes a series of hurdles to locate Seven, who is now a target of multiple powerful Shadow assassins.
344"Overnight at the Store"
(Chinese: 便利店一夜)
He Xiaofeng
Gong Yanshan
Gong YanshanFebruary 1, 2023 (2023-02-01)September 21, 2023
In a convenience store on Chicken Island, Seven's friend Ordinary Assassin confronts an armed robber. But things do not go as planned.
355"Crisis on the Island 2"
(Chinese: 小岛危机2)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengFebruary 8, 2023 (2023-02-08)September 21, 2023
With the arrival of White Fox, a new threat suddenly looms over Chicken Island. As Seven regains consciousness, he receives an intimidating phone call.
366"Huilian's Past"
(Chinese: 惠莲往事)
He Xiaofeng
Xu Nihua
He XiaofengFebruary 15, 2023 (2023-02-15)September 21, 2023
In order to save a loved one, Chairman Jiang embarks on a journey to the Heaven Lily Sect, where she and Quan crossed paths a long time ago.
377"Red Tooth's past"
(Chinese: 赤牙往事)
He Xiaofeng
Chen Jiajie
He XiaofengFebruary 22, 2023 (2023-02-22)September 21, 2023
Decades after the tragic downfall of the Heaven Lily Sect, Chairman Jiang must confront her former lover, who's been possessed by a demon.
388"The Decision"
(Chinese: 抉择)
He XiaofengHe XiaofengMarch 1, 2023 (2023-03-01)September 21, 2023
While the cats and dogs of Chicken Island prepare for an attack against White Fox, Seven finds himself battling three different poisons in his body.
399"Showdown on the Chicken Island"
(Chinese: 决战小鸡岛)
He Xiaofeng
Chen Jiajie
Shi Bibang
He XiaofengMarch 8, 2023 (2023-03-08)September 21, 2023
Upon arriving at Chicken Island, Prince of Stan and Cola struggle to defeat the powerful White Fox - but unexpected help is on the way.
4010"Green Phoenix's Revenge"
(Chinese: 青凤的复仇)
He Xiaofeng
Chen Jiajie
Jiang Huiqin
He XiaofengMarch 15, 2023 (2023-03-15)September 21, 2023
Green Phoenix confronts his own fears in an effort to challenge a formidable foe. But with Thirteen held captive, he has a tough choice to make.

Season 5 (2024)

Follow-ups

Prequel manhua

A prequel manhua series, Scissor Seven: Black and White Twin Dragons, has been published on Tencent Dongman since 2021 across two volumes, written by Hei Bai Shuang Long and published by AHA Entertainment, and focusing on the adventures of two best friends, Bai Qi and Mo Lang.

Sequel film

A film sequel to the series' fourth season was announced at the end of the season's final episode.

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