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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: 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 4372943,729 users)
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Ranked: #133482
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2391
Members: 82,099
Favorites: 308

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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, 2023
One of the best animes of 1994. The Artstyle is amazing it's like it was made by 4 interns in 1 night. You can really feel the hard work put into this thing with every frame meticulously animated to make it look like a masterpiece. If you like Attack On Titan, One Punch Man, The Promised Neverland, Overlord, Evangelion, and Naruto, you will love this movie.

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Unique story well rounded characters characrers reacted to the situation realistically characters were unusually strong/smart/stupid i liked the genere they had flaws i think people will like it/dislike it/why? Why-man dr. Stone/dr strange
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 14, 2023
If you're looking for an anime that makes you feel like you're playing a free-to-play smartphone game, then "Ex-Arm" might be the perfect choice for you! This anime takes you to a world where characters seem to have been intentionally drawn and animated poorly. Don't worry if you can't understand the plot, because even the characters don't seem to know it. Additionally, you can appreciate the lack of shadows and nuances that make objects and characters even more beautiful with that veil of perfection, angles, close-ups always and in any case with the same basic expression. In short, if you want an anime that makes ...

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