Lucky 8
Created by Akira Jotaro (aka Justice0)
Writer(s) Akira Jotaro
Director(s) Akira Jotaro
No. of episodes 24
Run time 23-24 minutes

Lucky 8 is an anime that was written, directed, and created by Akira Jotaro who also created the anime Art of War: Full Metal Guardian, Red Eyes, and Blood Hound.

The story is set in year 2037 Earth, where there are no more wars left in the world and every country is in an alliance formed by the United States of America, but where most areas are in their worst states ever in history. The story is about eight thieves who plan to steal all the greatest valuables in the world, and show the people how the world truly is outside.


A group of thieves known as the Lucky 8 are known through out the world as master criminals who have stolen many of the greatest treasures of humanity, but the governments do nothing about them, not knowing anything about what they can do. Right after their last robbery, the leader of the Lucky 8, Vainglory, broadcasts a video worldwide to every TV, radio, and computer in the world, telling about who they are and why they are doing what they're doing. The Lucky 8 plans to steal every treasure in the world to show how far humans have succumbed to their greed and safe lives, not knowing of the world and how it truly is, a land of chaos with no war, a land of lies and false truths, and a land of nonsense and paranoia. The Lucky 8, Vainglory the leader, Lust the distractor, Gluttony the vanguard, Sloth the hacker, Greed the strategist, Wrath the attacker, Envy the espionage, and Pride the intelligence gatherer; the members of the Lucky 8 each use their names as their sin to do their jobs and carry out the mission to show the world the hidden truths.


Lucky 8Edit


The main hero and leader of the Lucky 8. He had named the group as Lucky 8 because the group members he recruited all had misfortunate pasts and were lucky to survive, therefore, he named the group, Lucky 8. He is a mysterious man in his early 20s who desires to show the world the truth and reveal the lies that the government tell people. His past was the only one that was not revealed of the Lucky 8, but it was shown that he was alone when he was growing up. His real name is Chris Scarlet and his ethnicity is unknown. He is voiced by Jun Fukuyama in Japanese and Johnny Yong Bosch in English.


The main heroine and first recruit to the Lucky 8. She is a beautiful 21 year-old woman who looks and acts very mature. She is a master at decieving people and used to con people for money with Chris when they were 16. She has been with Chris for over 11 years and has hidden feelings for Chris which no one but herself knows but reveals this to him near the end of the series. She used to be part of a royal Russian family that were killed in a riot; she was the only survivor of her family and had witnessed her uncle's death right in front of her. Her real name is Alexis Romanov and she is the daughter of a former Russian aristocrat. She is voiced by Rie Tanaka in Japanese and Chantal Strand in English.


A former famous chef who had lost everything he loved and owned because of his former manager betraying him and framed him for murder of his wife. He had vowed for vengence after he escaped from jail along with a dozen other inmates but he couldn't find his manager anywhere he searched and instead met Chris and Alexis on his search. His real name is Dairenji Huo, a 45 year-old former famous Chinese chef. He is voiced by Hiroshi Tsuchida in Japanese and John DiMaggio in English.


A boy genius who grew up in the bad parts of a famous city for the rich. He was bullied to near death by older boys and saw his mother commit suicide and then later saw his father get choked and beaten to death by the landlord, leaving a huge debt for him. He ran away from the city in hope of a better life but was only slightly better than it was before until he met with Chris and the others when he was passing out of starvation. His real name is Ein Johannes and he is a 12 year-old German prodigy in many things. He is voiced by Romi Park in Japanese and Susan Dalian in English.


A failed business man who was almost murdered by his ex-wife out of jealousy. He was a arcitect and sellsman who used to do very well in both before he was blamed for the mistake of a destroyed building, killing thousands of people, so he was fired from both of his jobs and later met with his ex-wife only to be stabbed and left to die in the streets but was saved by Huo. Huo then talked to him about the group he travels with and he then joined them a week later after he lost all of his money and was unable to find a job. His real name is Victor Vega and he is a 33 year-old Spanish arcitect. He is voiced by Shinichiro Miki in Japanese and Michael Lindsay in English.


An ex-pro American football player who was abandoned by his fans, his friends, his coach, and the game he loved most. He is a 28 year-old man who was kicked out of football for accidentally killing another player in the game when he tackled him on live television. Though he still had his fortune even after being kicked out of his job and losing everything else, he had gone crazy with rage and destroyed his own home with his bare hands. He then disappeared from the country and was found on the streets of Dublin where he met with Ein who introduced him to Chris. His real name is Randy Breaker, an African-American former football star. He is voiced by Naoya Gomoto in Japanese and Crispin Freeman in English.


A girl who was abandoned at birth and was trained by a secret ninja school her whole life. She was almost raped by one of her teachers when she was 13 years-old but killed him instead, forcing her to face death by the hand of the elder master, her father figure, but she ran away instead. After leaving the ninja school, she was chased down until she got into the city, where she was saved by Chris and Wrath and decides to join their group. Her real name is Ayane Fuuma and she is a 15 year-old Japanese kunoichi who forsakened her school. She us voiced by Shoko Nakagawa in Japanese and Wendee Lee in English.


A 24 year-old man who was wanted by a mafia gang for flirting with their women and owing them unpaid debts. He is a man who likes to flirt with women and he used to be a detective before he was caught not paying his debts to the mafia. He was found with a bleeding shoulder dying on the streets with no hope left by Alexis, who then saved his life and introduced him to Chris, who gave him a new reason to continue living. His real name is Marco Russo and he is a former Italian detective. He is voiced by Daisuke Ono in Japanese and Roger Craig Smith in English.


The hidden ninth member of the Lucky 8 who's job is to play the part of Vainglory if they are ever caught. He is an old man who is in his late 70s and is extremely loyal to Chris for saving his life and giving him another reason to live. He had lost wife due to illness when he was 43 years-old and slowly lost his friends, servants, and fortune until he finally lost it all when he reached 69 years-old. Years later, he lost his will to live and was only waiting in his ruined mansion to die of age until he met with Chris and was given a reason to survive; he becomes Chris' loyal servant after their meeting. His real name is Algol Sebastians and he is a British CEO who abandoned his corporation after his wife's death. He is voiced by Hochu Otsuka in Japanese and Wally Burr in English.