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Japanese: OBSOLETE
English: Obsolete
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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: 5.891 (scored by 17911,791 users)
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Ranked: #100522
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Popularity: #7341
Members: 5,940
Favorites: 10

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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


Shirato, Seiichi
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director


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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
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 ...
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 ...

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Poll: Obsolete Episode 1 Discussion
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