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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 Sep 30, 2014
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: #45702
Popularity: #1239
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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
Sakamoto, Maaya
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance
la la larks
Theme Song Performance

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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.
Both animes are full of mysteries from beginning to end, both have 24 eps, the main characters in both shows are called to prevent the destruction of the world, both have romance where most of the main girls fall in love with the protagonist. M3 has a darker storyline and contains more action than Zetsuen, it also has a mecha element to it. If u like one of the shows then I would recommend u to watch the other since both shows, even though slightly different, contains many similarities and are highly enjoyable, especially if you like mysteries.

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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