A.I.C.O. Incarnation

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Alternative Titles

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)

Statistics

Score: 6.531 (scored by 5449254,492 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #65062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1866
Members: 114,038
Favorites: 248

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Synopsis

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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Staff

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


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

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




Reviews

Mar 13, 2018
If you wondering what episode 12 try to tell you must be like trying to put in all the plot and stories that been happening so far to fully understand what it tries to imply. Episode 12 is like a puzzle that the creator lets you try to find out what it means by yourself. I won't tell you the answer, the true meaning of the ending cause it will count as a spoiler which I don't want to do that at all.

The stories are kinda interesting. Some people will say it like Akira the movie but at the same time, it isn't. This isn't ...
Mar 11, 2018
Mixed Feelings
A.I.C.O. Tells the story of Japan being overrun with "matter", a sort of abstract material that destroys everything in it's path. The story is a bit generic but the pacing make's up for that. The biggest issue I had with this anime was the main character; Tachibana, Aiko. it's not that she lacks depth, it's the way she reacts to every situation. It's like she was made to be shocked at every turn. And it gets tiresome fast. The best aspect of the anime is the artwork. The elegant animations and fast pace of the series is what kept the two dimensional characters in check ...
Mar 13, 2018
This show is a good example of how important good characters are. A.I.C.O.: Incarnation is visually fantastic with an intriguing story, but it falls flat when it comes to characters.

Not only does it fail to properly introduce them, but each and every one of them are so badly written it's pathetic.
For starters, we are given no reason to care about any of them. There are a few "emotional" scenes in this show that are clearly supposed to be tearjerkers, including a death and some drama. But, listen, nobody's going to cry over a character they don't care about!
"Oh no, this character that I forgot ...

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