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M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane

M3: Sono Kuroki Hagane

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: M3: Sono Kuroki Tetsu, M3 The Dark Metal
Japanese: M3~ソノ黒キ鋼~


Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 22, 2014 to Sep 30, 2014
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 6.761 (scored by 6606 users)
Ranked: #40712
Popularity: #1203
Members: 25,322
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A distorted, endlessly black darkness.

The location where the dark swallowed everything and took everything from us has become known as the Lightless Realm.
Born there, as if they were mirror images of the despair and chaos humans felt, were aberrations.

They were called Admonitions.

An investigation of the Lightless Realm that eats away at the human psyche.
Can a group of eight boys and girls gathered in an effort to combat the Admonitions see the light of the future beyond the Lightless Realm, while their past destinies and dangerous present intertwine in a complicated web?

(Source: DAISUKI)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hazaki, Emiru
Hazaki, Emiru
Hikasa, Yoko
Hikasa, Yoko
Isaku, Heito
Isaku, Heito
Murase, Ayumu
Murase, Ayumu
Taneda, Risa
Taneda, Risa
Izuriha, Sasame
Izuriha, Sasame
Koiwai, Kotori
Koiwai, Kotori
Kasumi, Raika
Kasumi, Raika
Yahagi, Sayuri
Yahagi, Sayuri


Sato, Junichi
Okada, Mari
Script, Series Composition
Eguchi, Ryo
Theme Song Arrangement
Sakamoto, Maaya
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance

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Oct 7, 2014
First of all, I'd like to say that the key to truly enjoying M3 is having an interest in a series that not only showcases sci-fi/fantasy elements but also has the tendency to go deep into the characters' psyche, exploring their personalities and how they came to be like that. I'd go beyond that and say it's not so much about the story but the journey these people go through and the very simple yet effective and truthful message it’s trying to convey about what connecting with others truly means.

Story 8/10

It starts really slow and sligthly confusing. I'd say this is the main downfall read more
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Oct 3, 2014
Ok, so I've just finish watching this 24 episode anime and quite frankly I have mixed feelings about it, so I'm gonna cut to the chase and just present my ratings for this anime:

Story: Decent 4.

The problem with the story was that it has too much in it that the plot and the story-line itself wasn't easily understood, especially when it has a mixture of sci-fi mixed with supernatural, in my opinion the two genres are like oil and water that don't mix, it also has a combinations of "SOMEWHATS" and SOME SORTS"and I do mean "SOMEWHATS." First of all there is that somewhat of read more
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They are both different from each other but somehow they both give off the same vibe and eerie atmosphere. One is set a thousand years in the future and the other in the present and the latest is mecha.

Both have a mysterious air about them and the characters in both are a group of students either friends or acquaintances.

I can't help but think that M3: sono kuroki Hagane will have a twist just like Shinsekai Yori did.
What M3 does Neon Genesis Evangelion did before it and better. That being said, M3 has more characters and group dynamics, which is a worthy addition, while NGE was about loneliness, abandonment, and how they shape people and their choices.

On the other hand, while NGE's characterization is better and there are proportionally more adults, there are few "likeable" characters; M3 is a more typical genre anime with a larger cast with plenty of cliches which makes it easier to find someone to like. If this is an essential element for enjoying anime, Neon Genesis Evangelion might not be a rec for you.

Opening Theme

#1: "Re:REMEMBER" by May'n (eps 1-13)
#2: "Replica (レプリカ)" by Maaya Sakamoto (eps 14-23)

Ending Theme

#1: "ego-izm" by la la larks (eps 1-13)
#2: "SABLE" by nano (eps 14-23)
#3: "Replica (レプリカ)" by Maaya Sakamoto (ep 24)

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