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Japanese: EX-ARMエクスアーム


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 11, 2021 to Mar 29, 2021
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:05 (JST)
Licensors: Crunchyroll
Studios: Visual Flight
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 2.931 (scored by 3884938,849 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #126412
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2114
Members: 73,568
Favorites: 285

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After being hit by a truck in the year 2014, Akira Natsume awakes to find himself inside a machine following a 16-year-long coma. As he adjusts to the new interface, he is greeted by police officer Minami Uezono and her android partner Alma. The pair shows Akira that his brain is contained inside a device called an EX-ARM—a weapon of mass destruction. Aboard an enemy smuggler ship, the three must escape using nothing but their ingenuity and combat skills.

While initially reluctant to fight, Akira soon recalls his brother's words from before the accident. The memory inspires him to take action, possessing Alma's body to fight his opponents using martial arts. Once Alma plugs him into one of the ship's ports, he discovers the devastating potential of his EX-ARM by effortlessly hacking and assuming control of the vessel.

Upon safely arriving back on land, Akira meets the other members of the EX-ARM Countermeasure Prevention Team, a police division working to mitigate the effects of EX-ARMs. Witnessing the atrocities committed by those who seek the power of EX-ARMs, he resolves to join the team and put an end to the terror caused by these weapons.

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"Rise Again" by AIRFLIP

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"Diamonds Shine" by Dizzy Sunfist

Mar 28, 2021
IrrelevantGuy (All reviews)

Ex-Arm is an anime that is largely misconceived. Look at all the people saying how godawful the writing and especially the animation is. However, they couldn't have been further from the truth. In reality, Ex-Arm is a visionary masterpiece with little to no flaws. Every single person involved with the anime's production was extremely passionate about it, and they put a monstrous amount of effort into making it incredibly profound and compelling. As a result, Ex-Arm has become the greatest Sci-Fi series of all time -- and possibly one of the greatest things mankind has ever created. PERIOD.


Now, let's get serious for a bit.

Ex-Arm is read more
Mar 28, 2021
Luubie (All reviews)
"Hello, hello, I don't want to make it out of the fake." ~ Best Opening EVER !!!

2019: Arifureta
People: "My God, this animation is the worst I have ever heard."
2020: Gibiate
People: "They even managed to make the sound effects worse."
2021: Ex-Arm

"Visual Flight", remember that name forever. It is the studio of Ex-Arm, one of the anime with one of the worst CG's that ever existed. In fact, the studio went further. But let's start with the best side of the show, its synopsis. Basically, Ex-Arm tells the story of a group of people who fight technological weapons called Ex-Arm (which read more
Mar 28, 2021
KANLen09 (All reviews)
HELLO HELLO! I don't want to make it all the fake~~~

"Declaring war against all of the SF series around the world!"? More like declaring victory at being the WORST show ever to grace anime since Berserk 2016 and Gibiate, fuck, even RWBY Season 1 looks better than this fucking abomination.

Here we go again, the battle for the "Best of the Best and Worst" of the season, and Winter 2021 proves it all one and the same. What is Wonder Egg Priority? What is Re:Zero? What EVEN is Attack on Titan? Nope...the best show of the season goes to Ex-Arm, the one and only show you read more
Apr 29, 2021
katsucats (All reviews)
To be honest, I only started watching this because of the terrible rating. And although my rating for it isn't high, I have a pretty low average. So what I'm trying to say is this isn't as bad as all the sheep trashing it for 3D CGI would have you believe. The elitists just want to feel cool like bullying "that" kid because everyone else is doing the same. But in reality, all the reasons Ex-Arm sucks are the same all of your favorite shows suck.

For example, one of the most insulting things, to me, is Ex-Arm's naive loud-mouth moralizing protagonist, Akira Natsume, that sounds read more

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