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English: Beatless
Japanese: BEATLESS


Type: TV
Episodes: 20
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 13, 2018 to Jun 30, 2018
Premiered: Winter 2018
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Diomedéa
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.201 (scored by 3921739,217 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #76682
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1171
Members: 152,153
Favorites: 412

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With great advancements in technology, mankind has created hIEs, human-like robots that act as public and personal servants for society. Unlike many others, the kind-hearted high school student Arato Endou treats hIEs as equals, but his financial situation keeps him from ever owning one.

However, his normal life is shattered when an ordinary run to the local grocery store goes horribly awry. Viciously assaulted by a hacked hIE, Arato is on the verge of death; but luckily, he is saved by an abnormal hIE carrying a weaponized coffin. Her name is Lacia, one of five highly advanced hIEs that recently escaped the clutches of the mysterious MemeFrame Corporation.

Faced with a hacked car threatening to run them over, Lacia offers Arato a deal: in exchange for saving his life, he must register as her new owner, thus taking full responsibility for her actions. With little choice, he decides to trust this artificial girl and allows her to live in his home. Though Lacia begins to adapt to her new, peaceful lifestyle, she warns the entranced Arato of one thing—she does not have a soul.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Touyama, Nao

Endou, Arato

Yoshinaga, Takuto


Tomioka, Misako


Amamiya, Sora

Kaidai, Shiori

Satake, Uki

Endou, Yuka

Ono, Saki


Igarashi, Hiromi

Watarai, Ginga

Kamiya, Hiroshi


Shimoji, Shino

Tsutsumi, Mika

Hanazawa, Kana


Mizushima, Seiji
Kikuta, Hiromi
Sound Director
Yamashita, Shingo
Episode Director
Yamamoto, Yoosuke
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Error" by GARNiDELiA (eps 2-13)
2: "Truth." by TrySail (eps 14-20)

Ending Theme

1: "PRIMALove" by ClariS (eps 1-13)
2: "Shapeless" by Tokyo Performance Doll (eps 14-20)

Jun 29, 2018
TakamakiJoker (All reviews)
What is a recap episode?

Recap episodes are the stuff that the creators put in because they either don’t have enough material to adapt further arcs of set anime or they want to have newcomers who are interested of watching set series to catch up. Unless you are a long-running anime that has 50+ episodes I find the recap episodes to be pointless and lazy because honestly why would you watch 20-minute clip show that summaries a couple of story arcs that very often leave out important stuff when you can easily go watch actual episodes themselves.

What does this have to do with Beatless?

Beatless is read more
Jun 29, 2018
Yas- (All reviews)
Back when I started the show as it aired on January 13 I liked Beatless. It had coloured me with joy and anticipation since it's first episode went so well. Compared to the other anime I started at the time, it felt like it could do a lot with it's premise. Tut Tut. It went out like a light for the whole first half and took a while to set itself on track, and unfortunately not the same track as I felt in episode 1, but hey, it had a direction, so that's already better than FranXX.

Having said that, Beatless is far from perfect, read more
Sep 21, 2018
Syureria (All reviews)
"I belive in your smile,i don't care even though it's soulless"

This review is about robot-themed anime titled Beatless. Do you know robots? Yes, a robot is a machine that can move automatically or manually, essentially the robot is a machine. Ever thought or imagined that one day the world would be filled with robots that could help human work. Then what happens if the robot has its own feelings and thoughts so that he can make decisions like a human. Imagine the robot - the robot starts invading humans and takes over our lives, it is terrible not only hihih. Why am I talking about read more
Jun 29, 2018
LegendAqua (All reviews)
To be perfectly honest LA was drawn to Beatless because of Nao Touyama...

In a more serious note Beatless along with Toji no Miko had some of the shakiest pacing in animes from 2018, but Beatless didn't suffer from pacing issues...Beatless suffered from constant delays.

The thing is Beatless had ALOT of potential to be a good sci-fi anime though with it's very typical "meet cute" premise at the start with it's main character of Arato Endou voiced by Takuto Yoshinaga meeting the hIE Lacia voiced by the aforementioned Nao Touyama, Beatless was MUCH more than that and really disguising that starting premise into an introspective look read more

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