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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: Currently Airing
Aired: Apr 22, 2014 to ?
Producers: Satelight, flying DOG, C2C
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #29762
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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
Theme Song Performance
Sakamoto, Maaya
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics

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Jun 25, 2014
This is a quick review for people who are curious about this show. It's not even close to finishing, and I for one find that to be a good thing.
I won't call it a review, actually, just a quick impression.

I love several aspects of this show. My favorite kinds of series are dark, melancholic ones that move slowly with a sort of sad atmosphere and a unique story. That's why I love the anime Another so much.
Anime like that are extremely hard to find. Especially ones that actually do a good job at keeping the same feel throughout the entire show.

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Jun 26, 2014
Well, it start pretty good, has dark aura to it, story gets your interest easily and than characters suck up and story doesn't really go anywhere. And it still feels like you don't know a thing about this anime. You spend few hours, get probably to episodes 5-6. Maybe 7-8. You still have no idea what the hell is happening. They explain nothing, but mystery which is supposed to be anime's selling point, backfires when we try to have fight scenes. You just have no idea what the hell is happening, you can't get excited, or scared or wait for something. You can't feel read more
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Slow-paced animes with mysterious and moody atmospheres. Information is only revealed very gradually, eventually making the show borderline horror. Both are about a group of children who are being controlled and manipulated by the adults in authority, who sometimes condemn them to horrific fates.
A bit strange, that still there is not NGE recommendation. Just look at the dark future city, where mentally ill teenagers on the brain-damaging robots fight with notorious giant monsters from nowhere! Yeah, add vile commander hiding truth about monsters and noble scientist, supressed by commander above...

However, with such plagiarism level, which could make show at least "Just another NGE-ripoff" with generic score, M3 suffering from cliche storm, alogic characters, boring plot pace and depressive atmosphere and may be things, that i could not notice.

So, this show is pretty bad, but still NGE clone and deserve to be in Recs.

Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

#1: "ego-izm" by la la larks (eps 1-13)
#2: "SABLE" by nano (eps 14-)

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