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Alternative Titles

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: 2.961 (scored by 1357613,576 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #118292
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2083
Members: 67,050
Favorites: 262

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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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Series Composition


Opening Theme

"Rise Again" by AIRFLIP

Ending Theme

"Diamonds Shine" by Dizzy Sunfist

Mar 28, 2021
RebelPanda (All reviews)
“What is the meaning of life?”

Ex-Arm is a phenomenal anime. It is a beauty to behold for the mind, the ears, and the eye. It is a landmark achievement in art and animation, which no other anime shall surpass. This pulls you in, then touches your soul. It will make you feel a powerful range of emotions that you have never felt before—happiness, sadness, rage, ecstasy, and fear. Everytime the opening song “Rise Again” began, I felt goosebumps run down my spine. The orgasmic CGI animation will make you vomit your brains out. You will ultimately feel a satisfaction unmatched by that which you have read more
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 compelling and profound. As a result, Ex-Arm has become the greatest SF 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 originally 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
IshigamiCrisis (All reviews)
Hello Hello Anime of the Season? Anime of the Season. P.S. This is a poorly written review fitting for a poorly made anime. Goodbye Goodbye

When the opening says “Hello hello” it greets you like a waiter at a 5 star restaurant who serves us. It understands its customers so well. Some of my favorite quotes by the waiter named Ex-Arm are: “Kiss for me.” and “That’s why you can spout this bullshit.” Brought to you by the beloved Crunchyroll, Ex-Arm is a 10/10 Crunchyroll Original with CGI you’ve never seen before! It is gr2.

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