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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: None found, add some
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: 2.891 (scored by 4358343,583 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #133182
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2376
Members: 81,886
Favorites: 306

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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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Characters & Voice Actors


Tomita, Miyu


Yashiro, Taku

Shiga, Soushi

Namikawa, Daisuke

Himegami, Alisa

Ishikawa, Yui


Kobayashi, Yuu



Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"Rise Again" by AIRFLIP

Ending Theme

"Diamonds Shine" by Dizzy Sunfist

Episode Videos


Jan 15, 2022
This show is actually really great. It gets too much undeserving hate I loved this show I have watched it about 6 times now and enjoyed it every minute of it. I have to say the only bad is alma the main character because every time I saw her on my screen I just couldn't hold back I had to buy her action figure. I have u know I bought all the ex-arm action figures. they are great. another bad this I have to say about the anime is how they sexualize the main girl character hashtag save woman rights I think there will be ...
Nov 23, 2021
Mixed Feelings
A lot of people bash the CGI animation, but while it is somewhat bad I don't think it deserves as much flak as it's getting.
There are obvious traces that the animators at least tried. There are cool and well animated movements or whole action scenes, there are well done facial expressions, and so on. But they just couldn't keep up for all 24 minutes of every episode. There are fair amount of stiff movements and faces too. Still, I think the animation deserves at worst a 4, with some moments even double that. It wasn't the kind of lazy CGI I've seen in ...
Mar 28, 2021

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 ...

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