Ranked #3410

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
Premiered: Fall 2000
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.951 (scored by 3,435 users)
Ranked: #34102
Popularity: #2500
Members: 10,768
Favorites: 33
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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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kaneshiro, Takuto
Kaneshiro, Takuto
Main
Hoshi, Soichiro
Japanese
Hoshi, Soichiro
Bartholomew, Harriet
Bartholomew, Harriet
Main
Kuwashima, Houko
Japanese
Kuwashima, Houko
Frank
Frank
Main
Takada, Yuji
Japanese
Takada, Yuji
Harris, Sue
Harris, Sue
Main
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Horie, Yui

Staff

Kobayashi, Shinichirou
Kobayashi, Shinichirou
Producer
Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Katayama, Kazuyoshi
Director, Storyboard
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Fujino, Sadayoshi
Sound Director
Oohashi, Yoshimitsu
Oohashi, Yoshimitsu
Episode Director, 2nd Key Animation

More episodes Episodes(0/25)

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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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



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shellshock
Sep 3, 2009
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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twillit
Dec 6, 2007
This Anime was almost dropped. There are some problems with this show and they mostly revolve around the primary character Ryu .... err sorry Takuto is his name in the beging and this guy is an exreteme emo! He is a victim and he wallows in it. I won't go into his reasons for victim hood, but I will say that he starts as a emo and ends as one and I get the feeling he would be a wife beater. Needless to say, I greatly dislike Ryu. Fortunately, he is not the only character, more on that later.

Aside from Ryu, there is another annoying read more
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jyagan0
May 28, 2014
Some anime fans have condemned Argentosoma as another "Neon Genesis Evangelion clone." It does bear some similarites, especially when it comes to the mechas and the secret that lies beneath their armor. Otherwise, they're two different concepts. The scenes and dialogues in Argentosoma are much more serious, while in Evangelion they are often sprinkled with comic relief (like those funny faces) and "fan service." The actions scenes in Argentosoma are often much more intense than those in Evangelion. My favorite aspect of Argentosoma is the character design. It is less "kiddie" and the protagonist, Ryu Soma, is probably the coolest and sharpest looking anime character read more
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ryrynz
Jan 30, 2013
Fairly droll for the first dozen of so episodes by at around episode 18 it starts to move, emotions set in and things go somewhere.. worth watching, don't let the lack of action and fairy land stuff put you off, it's a short series, stick with it.
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Recommendations

Anime: Neon Genesis Evangelion
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
Anime: RahXephon
Mecha style and alien invaders similar in some respects to Eva and RahXephon. 
reportRecommended by lisnoire
Anime: Gasaraki
Both series are from the same studio (Sunrise) and are somewhat similar in genre - mecha, robots, military.  
reportRecommended by Lamfreyde
Anime: Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch R2
both main character are same how evil for good rezen, both are real robot in not so far future 
reportRecommended by almozayaf
Anime: Gankutsuou
They may not be similar at all as Gankutsuou do not have any action and the story is different. But if you like when the main character use their potential as great and nice person to make revenge which led to his or her downfall then you might like both of this animes. Both animes have the feeling "demon acting as a angel" yet Gankutsuou have a lot more of it and show it in a better way which make Argento Soma less similar or better, anyway I think it may be worth to give Argento Soma a small chance. Some other similarity is that  read more 
reportRecommended by XzaR

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