What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Japanese: OBSOLETE
English: Obsolete
More titles


Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 3, 2019 to Dec 1, 2020
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Buemon
Source: Original
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 13 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.931 (scored by 20342,034 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #102882
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #7614
Members: 6,610
Favorites: 13

Available At


Ranked #10288Popularity #7614Members 6,610
Add to My List
Episodes: /12


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...

(Source: Official site)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Characters & Voice Actors


Shirato, Seiichi
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"obsolete" by Skrillex and Nik Roos

Ending Theme



Dec 5, 2019
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 ...
Dec 5, 2019
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Dec 28, 2020
Pt 1:

So Gen Urobuchi came back to anime for a YouTube anime and it's one of the laziest things I've seen from a show this year. Maybe that's why he named it "Obsolete".

What if in Kado, Aldnoah Zero or the netflix godzilla, the aliens just dropped off Knightmares for some MGS4 PMCs and war refugees from Jormungand, FMP or the Psycho Pass movie to run through half rendered Expelled from Paradise fights with an 08th MS Team theme? All while preaching about the profit of war in a way that feels like both an anti-war PSA and a recruitment video?

Forget characters. Forget story. Just straight-up ...

Interest Stacks


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for May

North American Anime & Manga Releases for May

Here are the North American anime, manga, and light novel releases for May Week 1: May 3 - 9 Anime Releases 2.43: Seiin Koukou Danshi Volley-bu (2.43: Seiin High Sch...read more

Q1 2022 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 3/18]

Q1 2022 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 3/18]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the first quarter (Jan-Mar) of 2022. Winter 2022 anime which were licensed befor...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Obsolete Episode 12 Discussion
IKKIsama - Dec 5, 2020
18 repliesby abystoma2 »»
Jul 6, 2023 8:45 AM
This needs more love. What do you think ?
IsekaiNekko - Dec 13, 2021
3 repliesby White_Alice »»
Jun 1, 2023 7:42 PM
Poll: Obsolete Episode 9 Discussion
tofei - Dec 15, 2020
4 repliesby Seansempai »»
May 1, 2023 9:44 PM
Poll: Obsolete Episode 1 Discussion
Leosmileyface - Dec 18, 2019
7 repliesby shuuha »»
Sep 16, 2022 12:34 AM
Poll: Obsolete Episode 8 Discussion
tofei - Dec 8, 2020
2 repliesby removed-user »»
May 14, 2022 4:34 AM