Mecha-ude
Mechanical Arms
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Alternative Titles

English: Mechanical Arms
Japanese: メカウデ

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, MechaMecha
Duration: 25 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.031 (scored by 41074,107 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #34752
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Popularity: #4370
Members: 10,917
Favorites: 56
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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

Characters & Voice Actors

Arma
Main
Sugita, Tomokazu
Japanese
Amatsuga, Hikaru
Main
Toyonaga, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Shirano, You
Supporting
Eve
Japanese
Kagami, Jun
Supporting
Park, Romi
Japanese
Dex
Supporting
Ishikawa, Kaito
Japanese
Cynis
Supporting
Ishikawa, Kaito
Japanese
Murasame, Aki
Supporting
Shimamura, Yuu
Japanese

Staff

Okamoto, Sae
Director
Eve
Theme Song Performance


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"Ambivalent (アンビバレント)" by Eve

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"ALONE" by AZLiGHTZ



More reviewsReviews

Jan 1, 2019
Rahkshilord (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 1, 2019
Metazoxan (All reviews)
Don't under estimate this series from it's cliche synopsis. Yes it follows a lot of the cliche of Shonen but it does so with effort and love.

Many bad shonen follow the cliche's of Shonen like marking off points on a checklist. These series fail not becase they followed the tropes of Shonen. But because they did so without understanding them. They were just made by companies who looked at what was popular and said "we can do that".

Mecha-ude is nothing like that. It uses the cliche's of Shonen unashamably because the makers clearly love classic shonen and wanted to make their own. The episode read more
Jan 3, 2019
lieznerf (All reviews)
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 read more
Mar 28, 2019
RottenOrange (All reviews)
Anyone remember Generator Rex from Cartoon Network? Well, this is the anime version with less monsters and more Rex's.



1. Originality: 7
As I said, the show looks pretty much like a pre-existing American one, but that doesn't mean that it's bad.
The idea of ​​users using mechanical arms to fight each other doesn't sound new, it's even like a mini mecha. But that's why I consider that it's not a complete copy or something totally unoriginal, because the mecha genre is already saturated enough, so small changes like this are quite remarkable.

2. Story Development: 7.5
Obviously, you can't expect much from an OVA in this category.
That's why the read more

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