Ranked #525


Alternative Titles

English: Jormungand
Japanese: ヨルムンガンド


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 11, 2012 to Jun 27, 2012
Premiered: Spring 2012
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #5252
Popularity: #356
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A ruthless arms dealer on a quixotic quest for world peace. A child soldier born into chaotic conflict. Their lives will intertwine as they journey together through the seedy underbelly of the world's arms market.

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More episodes Episodes(12/12)

Episode Title Aired
1 Gunmetal Calico Road
Gunmetal Calico Road (ガンメタル・キャリコロード)
Apr 11, 2012
2 Pulsar
Pulsar (Pulsar)
Apr 18, 2012
3 Musica Ex Machina (Phase 1)
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Apr 25, 2012
4 Musica Ex Machina (Phase 2)
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5 Vein
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Opening Theme

"Borderland" by Mami Kawada

Ending Theme

#1: "Ambivalentidea" by Nagi Yanagi (eps 1-3, 5-12)
#2: "Shiroku Yawaraka na Hana (白くやわらかな花)" by Nagi Yanagi (ep 4)

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Nov 24, 2015
Jonah is a a child soldier who hates guns and arms dealer who he hates because he blames the for selling the guns who killed his family. However, he ends up working as a body guard for the enigmatic illegal arms dealer Koko Hekmatyar.

With Jormungand we delve into the murky world of illegal arms dealing and the contradictions that go with. We follow Koko and her band of mercenaries as she makes arms deal with anyone who can make her money, rival arms dealers whilst dodging assassins and the CIA. One thing is for sure, where Koko goes death surely follows.

One thing Jormungand does too read more
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Oct 31, 2015
I'll be honest from the start: I am EXTREMELY biased when it comes to this anime, as it is my favorite anime of all time (if you haven't guessed from my username). I'll do my best to give some unbiased information about the anime while injecting my reasons for liking it as much as I do. But do keep in mind that bias.

This is mostly review of the first season, not the second, but it will show some aspects of the entire series in general.

Story: 8/10

I loved the story in both seasons, but this is season 1 so I'll talk about the read more
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May 2, 2012
First off, for a "gun" anime, its knowledge of firearms and firearms users is incredibly poor. Sure, it names off things, but for the most part, *real gun users use nicknames in combat*. It makes for incredibly clunky dialogue, where they shout out "He's got a Negev LMG" or "Mi 24 Hind D" said out in full. They'd say, "Hind, take cover!" or "Target, machine gunner, 9 o'clock". There's no addressing the amount of bullets one can carry (in episode four the bad guy guns down an entire opera house with what looks like one nutsack, and that does not hold enough to gun down read more
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Jul 18, 2015

The story doesn't have a really cohesive narrative arc but gets the job done mostly. There is a great deal of globe trotting so scenarios and environments do change up once in a while. Though the story has a rather humorous tone, there are some tragic moments like some of Jonah's flashbacks.

For the most part, the artwork and animation is passable. The characters themselves have distinct appearances. However, I always feel that color scheme has a white hazy monochrome to it. Thankfully it's not too distracting.

The music very good and really does get one pumped up for the action. The voice acting in read more
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