Argento Soma

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Japanese: アルジェント ソーマ


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2000 to Mar 22, 2001
Premiered: Fall 2000
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.771 (scored by 71227,122 users)
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Ranked: #51232
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Popularity: #4060
Members: 27,178
Favorites: 84

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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors


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


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

1: "Horizon" by Sphere (eps 1-24)


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.
Dec 6, 2007
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
May 12, 2013
At first I thought this was going to be an EVA clone, but it isn't really. I had actually dropped it after the first 2 episodes. I picked it back up and finished it a couple years later.

The majority of the episodes consist of the para-military organization "Funeral" defending earth from alien invaders with their mecha. Meanwhile the understory consists of Takuto's desire for revenge against Frank (the monster/hero created from the parts of defeated aliens). Things get quite a bit better once you find out "why" all the aliens are trying to reach the same location on earth.

The storytelling itself ...

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