Back Arrow

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Japanese: バック・アロウ
English: Back Arrow
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Type: TV
Episodes: 24
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 9, 2021 to Jun 19, 2021
Premiered: Winter 2021
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:00 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio VOLN
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy
Theme: MechaMecha
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.331 (scored by 1355313,553 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #79862
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3498
Members: 40,794
Favorites: 104

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The world of Lingalind is surrounded by a mystical wall with seemingly nothing beyond its confines. Worshipped as the mother of the land, the wall delivers celestial gift capsules called "Rakuho'' to locations across the continent. Arriving once a month, the capsules contain metallic armbands that allow the wearer to transform into a mechanical being known as a "Briheight." As a result, Lingalind is thrown into constant turmoil by its warring nations, all hoping to strengthen their military prowess by procuring the offerings for themselves.

One day, a Rakuho crash-lands in the countryside with an unexpected inhabitant—a mysterious black-haired man. All eyes are set on this strange newcomer, who calls himself "Back Arrow," when he claims to have hailed from a place beyond the wall—a revelation that can potentially unravel Lingalind's entire dogmatic foundation.

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Opening Theme

Apple Music
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"dawn" by LiSA
2: "Kodou (鼓動)" by Eir Aoi (eps 13-)

Ending Theme

"Sekai no Hate (セカイノハテ)" by Shuka Saitou
2: "United Sparrows" by FLOW (eps (eps 13-??))


Jun 18, 2021
A naked idiot who doesn’t even remember his own name falls out of the sky, gets called a dumb bastard (a “baka yarou”), mishears the insult, and decides, yup, that’s my name: Back Arrow. And if that didn’t at least make you smile, then you don’t know how to have fun.

Back Arrow feels like it stepped out of a time capsule from the early 2000s, certainly not made with today’s audiences in mind, and it so boldly, delightfully embodies all that makes writer Kazuki Nakashima and director Taniguchi Goro stand out, it’s hard to even tell where one of them ends and the other begins. ...
Jul 22, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Back Arrow is a throwback to the times when anime were mostly mecha adventures and sci-fi without much of a concern when it came to plot or sociopolitical messages. It’s made specifically for people like me who don’t relate with highschools, moe, or isekai, and we just want to see some damn giant robot action goddammit! Me and an another old-school mecha fan were watching it weekly while it was airing and we had so much fun with it as a blast from the past. It had so many things going on besides the robots action; it included adventure, war epics amongst different civilizations, mystery, ...
Jun 18, 2021
I wanna believe in you, the people who brought us the mecha clasic that is Gurren Lagann and other Trigger-style productions that have spanned the last 2 decades. But if I have to absolutely rage-quit with a hot take of this show, it's that Back Arrow serves nothing new to the mecha genre, playing "safe" by the tried-and-true clichés and tropes that anyone who's watched either Gurren Lagann (written by Kazuki Nakashima) or Code Geass (directed by Goro Taniguchi) can appreciate a whole lot, that times have changed, and it absolutely has no right to exist. It's only because of the working business relationship with ...

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