A.I.C.O. Incarnation

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Synonyms: AICO
Japanese: A.I.C.O. -Incarnation-
German: A.I.C.O. Incarnation
French: A.I.C.O. Incarnation
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Mar 9, 2018
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Bones
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.531 (scored by 5483954,839 users)
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Ranked: #66792
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Popularity: #1877
Members: 114,774
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In 2035, an incident known as “The Burst” occurs at a Japanese research facility, giving birth to the rapidly expanding, consuming, and self-replicating "Matter." Snaking its way through the remains of dams and military facilities in the Kurobe Gorge, the hostile Matter is besieged by task forces trying to prevent it from reaching the ocean and mercenaries seeking the truth behind its existence.

Aiko Tachibana lives under constant medical surveillance after being rescued from the Matter. She spends her days waiting out her recovery by making paper planes. Soon, her daily life at school is disturbed by the arrival of transfer student Yuuya Kanzaki, who proceeds to point out a number of inconsistencies regarding her body. Why is she never injured, and why does she suddenly no longer need her wheelchair? He claims that there is more to her existence than she has been led to believe, and that she alone holds the key to ending The Burst.

With many factions now interested in Aiko, she and Yuuya must gather allies and embark on a dangerous pilgrimage into the heart of the infested gorge before the net can close around them. To escape the conspiracy moving against them, the pair must face off against the Matter—an enemy that flows like water.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Amano, Naoki
Kisara, Youhei
Ogisu, Hirotsugu
Murata, Kazuya
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Original Creator


Opening Theme

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"A.I.C.O." by TRUE

Ending Theme

"Michi no Kanata (未知の彼方)" by Aiko Tachibana (Haruka Shiraishi)


Oct 14, 2023
*No Spoilers*

A.I.C.O. Incarnation is a sci-fi-thrill story with a unique and interesting plot and world. The dialogue, voice acting, and characters are a relative weakness, but the show is generally engaging and interesting. If you enjoy plot-driven sci-fi shows and don’t mind under-developed characters, this may be of interest to you.

Story: 7/10
The plot is intriguing, although the story is not always clear, and the viewer is thrown into the middle of a scene without any background knowledge at times. The plot is a relative strength for the show, and is its most redeeming quality. It is unique, and the world-building is interesting, although the story ...
Apr 11, 2024
Mixed Feelings
Aico is an anime about what it means to be human. I'd like to say it tackles this question quite well - generally speaking, when it comes to being an interesting piece of media though it really fails to be anything other than mediocre.

For such a theme based around being human, you'd think there would be a focus on making the characters believable people with motivations you can understand and stories you can relate to. Unfortunately it does not do this. Almost every character is forgettable, I only remembered two of their names (the two leads). The two leads do have a fairly interesting relationship, ...
Nov 18, 2022
AI is not real life and shouldn't live, the fact that the fake Aiko (The fake is AICO) lived, it's a joke, only the original should keep living, the anime was awesome until the last episode, really, the AI fake one should have died.

ps: at LEAST the art style is well done, as really LEAST, because watching this was a waste of time, i don't recommend it to anyone.
The history wasn't predictable, the characters were ok.

I don´t know why MAL force me to write more, i already said everything that i wanted, so i'm writing more so i can be able to publish my opinion, ...

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