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English: Obsolete
Japanese: OBSOLETE


Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 3, 2019 to Dec 1, 2020
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Buemon
Source: Original
Genres: MechaMecha
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: None


Score: 5.811 (scored by 873873 users)
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Ranked: #87522
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Popularity: #7085
Members: 3,899
Favorites: 6
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In 2014, aliens revealed themselves to request trade with humanity. In exchange for limestone, they would provide a consciousness-controlled general-use robot known as an "Exoframe." Cheaper than an aircraft, tank, or firearm, and easy enough for anyone to operate, the "Exoframe" spreads change throughout the world in the blink of an eye...

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Characters & Voice Actors


Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Technoboys Pulcraft Green-Fund
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

"obsolete" Written and Produced by Skrillex and Nik Roos

Ending Theme


Dec 6, 2019
Treizeci (All reviews)
How much did they beg Urobuchi to put his name on this? Did he even write for this? This was a 8/10 premise with a 4/10 execution.
He also wrote Rakuen Tsuihou which was ok even if it was 3DCG so how did this one end up like this?
Do not waste your time on this awful series.

His name is the only reason someone would ever turn their eyes to this mess that supposedly tries to capture the atmosphere and style in Gyakusatsu Kikan. A very flawed movie but with a very interesting setup that simply didn't get enough time to express itself.

The moment you read more
Dec 5, 2019
AstralBread (All reviews)
What a weird project.

First things first - it’s a full 3DCG series that half the time (the humans/downtime) has like 8 fps, I can tolerate it, but I won’t be surprised if some people would literally have their eyes bleed from this. However, the parts that matter (mecha fight scenes) run much smoother, have very impressive choreography and the level of detail that simply isn’t possible for the traditional animation (hundreds of accurately portrayed shell casings flying around with realistic physics).

With that out of the way, I imagine 9 out of 10 people would know this exists because of the Gen Urobuchi’s name in the read more
Dec 5, 2019
MoeBlargus (All reviews)
CG in anime has always been a bit of a contentious issue, and even a meme, since there have been so many shows that have miss-handled it to the detriment of the story they're trying to tell. I personally have seen very few shows that were fully, or mostly CG that I thought were enhanced by the addition of CG, but fortunately that is beginning to change.

Obsolete is one of the first fully CG shows that I have not only enjoyed, but felt was enhanced by the use of CG. True, if the right style and quality of 2d animation were used, an read more
Dec 5, 2019
nyugvo6 (All reviews)
Exo suits? check.
Urobuchi? check.
Let's go.

Obsolete is your standard war story full of sarcasm and indifference.
What's different here however is the format. 6x12 minutes.
It doesn't leave you with much space to tell a grand story or express ideologies.
Anyone who's hoping for character depth or such will be let down.
The staff did everything in their power to make this a coherent piece of work but they were heavily restricted by the episode count and it shows.
Limestone? Aliens? It doesn't matter to us humans according to Mr. Urobuchi, and there's really no time to explain them anyway.
The core of this product seems to be "Give a man a read more

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