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: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.321 (scored by 1161911,619 users)
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Ranked: #73492
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3200
Members: 35,342
Favorites: 101

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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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Episode Videos

Characters & Voice Actors


Taniguchi, Gorou
Director, Original Creator
Nakashima, Kazuki
Script, Series Composition, Original Creator
Theme Song Performance
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon 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
SingleH (All reviews)
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. read more
Jun 18, 2021
GolbeztheGreat (All reviews)
If this show deserves any credit, it's probably for being the most underrated anime of 2021 thus far.

Back Arrow is a quirky series that may be a hard sell for audiences only interested in following the hottest modern anime trends, but its craziness can become quite charming and enjoyable for those with a more old-school sensibility and openeness for the mecha genre in particular.

Which, to be sure, is exactly what you should expect from the combination of Kazuki Nakashima and Goro Taniguchi, since they are creators whose styles and tastes are reflected in the kind of low-intensity madness that Back Arrow has embraced.

At its read more
Jun 18, 2021
Pyro81300 (All reviews)
--NO MAJOR SPOILERS are in this review—

Alas, poor Back Arrow. This show is a hidden gem that between it’s somewhat slow and rather generic start along with being in an extremely stacked season made many drop the show and rate it rather low. Understandably so, as I would consider the first 7 or so eps the weakest part of BA. However, around ep 8 onwards BA slowly but surely becomes a very satisfying slow burn series that just gets more and more spectacular as time goes on.

Back Arrow is just pure, simple fun. It’s a good old story about humans initially fighting each other, only read more
Jun 18, 2021
KANLen09 (All reviews)
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 read more

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