Ranked #546


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
Studios: White Fox
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.981 (scored by 54,660 users)
Ranked: #5462
Popularity: #359
Members: 111,497
Favorites: 1,185
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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.

(Source: FUNimation)


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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)
Musica Ex Machina (Phase 1) (ムジカ・エクス・マキーナ phase.1)
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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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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Jun 27, 2012
“Your new recruit is a child soldier? And he's got iron, shit.”

There is much to talk about guns, wars, arm dealers, and child soldiers these days. For those who are into the fast action type, the type of series involving a kickass music, or a type of series involving a main protagonist being loco, or blood being splattered all over the screen, then this series is definitely something to keep an eye on.

According to Norse Mythology, Jörmungandr (or more often known as Jormungand) is known as the Midgard Serpent or the World Serpent. And like a serpent, the main character is cunning as expected of read more
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Apr 13, 2013
“People who kill too much turn into dragons one day. Beasts that rule the land atop piles of money and fly the skies on wings of authority. They become more and more violent until they can no longer understand the language of men. We cannot allow dragons to remain in this world, even though we are the ones from which they are spawned.”

Koko Hekmatyar is a unique person, one of those people who keep equlibrium in the world, setting the delicate balance between right or wrong. As a guns merchant she encounters many chaotic situations where the line between right or wrong is easily crossed, read more
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Jul 4, 2014
This was probably one of the best shows that I have ever watched. This anime rocks to the very core!

The story was great. It shows the reality of what an arms dealer does. I have known some in real life. And they are indeed such kinds of persons who are in this anime. They hire people to defend them, they fuel wars, they compete with other dealers, they kill their enemies, they partner with those they can't handle and most of all they are good in economics (supply and demand lol). It was also somehow realistic in the sense that quantum computing could be dangerous. read more
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