Mecha-ude


Mechanical Arms

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: メカウデ
English: Mechanical Arms
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Information

Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 30, 2018
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: TriF Studio
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.761 (scored by 69266,926 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #53992
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5095
Members: 17,698
Favorites: 45

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Synopsis

Long ago, alien lifeforms came to Earth, fusing with people on the planet. Due to their appearance, they were dubbed "Mecha-ude," as when fused, they bore a striking resemblance to mechanized limbs.

Through an involuntary partnership, average middle schooler Hikaru Amatsuga works alongside the Mecha-ude Arma, who is an extremely rare and special existence. To protect Arma, the resistance group ARMS assigns the dual Mecha-ude user Aki Murasame to follow him wherever he goes. However, she is also looking for a mysterious Snake-Type Mecha-ude wielder, who has put many of her comrades in a critical state.

Behind the scenes, an organization known as the Kagami Group is searching for the mythical "Trigger Arm," a Mecha-ude said to grant unlimited power. When Aki's life is threatened by this group, Hikaru must team up with Arma to find the courage to fight back and, along the way, learn that his life will never be ordinary again.

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Background

Mecha-ude was first released on the Vimeo streaming platform to supporters before being shipped in October 2018.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Amatsuga, Hikaru

Main
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki
Japanese

Arma

Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese

Shirano, You

Supporting
Eve
Japanese

Tohdoh

Supporting
Amatsuki
Japanese

Kagami, Jun

Supporting
Park, Romi
Japanese

Sinis

Supporting
Ishikawa, Kaito
Japanese

Murasame, Aki

Supporting
Shimamura, Yuu
Japanese

Dex

Supporting
Ishikawa, Kaito
Japanese

Staff

Okamoto, Sae
Director
Eve
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition
Numanou, Tomoki
Theme Song Arrangement
Narasaki
Music


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Opening Theme

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"Ambivalent (アンビバレント)" by Eve
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Ending Theme

"ALONE" by AZLiGHTZ




Reviews

Jan 1, 2019
Very promising initial work from new studio TriF, I felt like I had traveled back to the days of the more experimental ovas and specials that appeared in the wake of Gainax rocking the industry, or one of the better young animator training project short films.

In a time where passion projects like FLCL and Gunbuster are being dragged out of their well earned rests as soulless husks who don’t have a creative bone in their bodies, Mecha-ude is a breath of fresh air. A new studio with mostly new staff, a new IP that while not incredibly innovative offers a new idea on some ...
Jan 3, 2019
A promising anime. Overall Rating: 7.8/10

Story - 9/10: The story takes place in a world where robots and humans co-exist. Since it has only one episode, dwelling deeply with the characters is impossible, which is not necessarily a bad thing given the time constrict. Overall it’s an anime with a lot of potential and hoping for an entire 12 to 24 episodes in the near future.

Art - 8/10: Great animation. Art style goes rough from time to time but I wouldn’t call it bad. In fact, it adds to the overall feel of the anime.

Sound - 7/10: Nothing to criticize about. The ending song ...
Jan 4, 2019
Mixed Feelings
Mechanical Arms (Mecha-Ude) is a single episode ONA that begins a story with the hopes of drawing enough attention/funding to expand into (I suspect) a full length series. According to the studios official website, they successfully collected $65,000 in 2016 from Kickstarter to help fund the project (i.e. the first episode). While I’m not overly impressed with their first offering, it is admirable to see new studios spring up in the age of online piracy. Before every studio and their mother flocks over to Netflix to remain financially solvent.

TriF Studio, the creators of Mechanical Arms, produced a show that adheres to the ...

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Delay until September 2018
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Jan 6, 2019 9:03 PM
I think I'm going to watch this
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