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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: 6.941 (scored by 3,702 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #35372
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2613
Members: 12,100
Favorites: 35
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Ranked #3537Popularity #2613Members 12,100
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Episodes: /25

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


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

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



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ZephSilver
Mar 15, 2016
When a show is described as a "hidden gem" or "obscure title" it immediately brings to mind something that you've stumbled upon by happenstance with no prior expectations. These are the titles that come in and out of focus partially thanks to the presence of much more all-encompassing shows made around the same time period. It's a common occurrence that spans across every medium but perhaps most notable in anime, where only a handful of shows per year are thrust into the limelight, while the rest are left to gather up dust and become yet another mortared in brick to support the weight of the read more
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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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Otaking09
May 15, 2016
Upon finishing Argento Soma, I finally understood why mecha+philosophy anime fans don't talk about this show often beyond them many simply assuming it would be another Eva-clone. Once you understand the core premise, see the introductory episodes and realize what the show wants you focus on, it's clear that, for better or worse, Argento Soma is actually a rather humble endeavor.

The Premise's Promise:

You wouldn't think so at first. In reality, Argento has one of the more gripping opening episodes I've seen in the post-Eva mecha genre. It has all the right ingredients to be spellbinding: Our main character, Ryu Soma, who already struggles to understand read more
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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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