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Argento Soma

Argento Soma

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: AΠHENTO ΣOMA
Japanese: アルジェント ソーマ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2000 to Mar 22, 2001
Duration: 25 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.971 (scored by 2750 users)
Ranked: #31332
Popularity: #2078
Members: 7,886
Favorites: 23
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

In the year 2059, the earth has been plagued by aliens for several years. In an effort to learn more about these aliens, Dr. Noguchi and his assistants Maki Agata and Takuto Kaneshiro try to revive the professor's experiment, a large Bio-Mechanical alien named Frank. During this process the alien comes to 'life' and the lab is subsequently destroyed leaving Takuto the only survivor and the alien disappearing into the wilderness. While Frank roams the wilderness he meets Hattie, an emotionally distressed young girl whose parents are killed in the first 'close encounter' war. Oddly enough she is able to communicate with Frank and soon after they are taken into custody by a secret agency known only as 'Funeral'. Meanwhile, Takuto wakes up in a hospital bed with his life in shambles, and his face disfigured. Motivated by vengeance and heart break, Takuto accepts an offer from the mysterious 'Mr. X' and receives a new identity as a ranking Funeral officer named Ryu Soma.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Argento Soma
Side story: Argento Soma Special

Characters & Voice Actors

Frank
Frank
Main
Lang, Lex
English
Lang, Lex
Takada, Yuji
Japanese
Takada, Yuji
Bartholomew, Harriet
Bartholomew, Harriet
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Fox, Sandy
English
Fox, Sandy
...
Harris, Sue
Harris, Sue
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui
Miller, Lara Jill
English
Miller, Lara Jill
Kaneshiro, Takuto
Kaneshiro, Takuto
Main
Hoshi, Souichirou
Japanese
Hoshi, Souichirou
Staley, Steve
English
Staley, Steve
...

Staff

Kobayashi, Shinichirou
Producer
Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Director, Storyboard
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Kitahata, Tooru
Episode Director



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Apr 11, 2010
roriconfan
ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
Full lit of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?uid=251338&show=userpage&do=blog&blogid=29009&page=0

TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zql6jQ1-7UI

This series is way too reminiscent of Neon Genesis but unlike the aforementioned anime, this one is neither that great nor that focused on religious allusions and dementia. It is less grim and more centered around human interactions rather than apocalyptic events. Beyond this comparison, it is still a good series to watch, with more meaning and feeling than almost every fighting shonen and mecha there is.

ART SECTION: 6/10 [Clones! Clones everywhere!]
Analysis: General Artwork 2/2, Character Figures 1/2, Backgrounds 1/2, Animation 1/2, Visual Effects 1/2

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Sep 3, 2009
shellshock
The anime was fantastic, yes the main character may might have been a bit villainous, but he shows his true self in the end. The anime is very mysterious, and it does have its fun moments, but it is a serious type of anime. I personally thought this was a masterpiece, and beats all the junk. Yes it was a bit repetitive in the middle, but it was all in the plot.

Overall 10/10 and it is a must watch, if you think the main character is too "emo" like the other review, then DON'T EVEN bother watching this.
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Recommendations

Similar:
*Alien - targeting a certain destination and have a similar appearance.
*Organization - holding many secrets, using weapons created by alien parts or aliens themselves to fight back.

If you like one of them you will maybe like the other one as both are very similar to each other. But Argento Soma do not contain much of the psychological content.
reportRecommended by XzaR - Add to favorites
Mecha style and alien invaders similar in some respects to Eva and RahXephon.

Opening Theme

#01: "Silent Wind" by Eri Sugai (eps 1-24)

Ending Theme

#01: "Horizon" by Sphere (eps 1-24)

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