Scarlet Nexus

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English: Scarlet Nexus
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 1, 2021 to Dec 23, 2021
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:30 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Game
Genres: ActionAction, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MilitaryMilitary, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.711 (scored by 2644126,441 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #107782
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2139
Members: 96,299
Favorites: 500

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In the year 2020, a nation faces the pervasive threat of the "Others"—mysterious monsters who fall from the sky and feed on human brains. At the same time, psionics, a hormone that gives certain people extrasensory abilities that are effective against the Others, is discovered in the human body. Subsequently, the nation's founder establishes the Other Suppression Force (OSF) to combat these monsters and save humanity. Commonly referred to as the Scarlet Guardians, young individuals with psionics undergo intensive training to join this group.

One day, the nation prepares an induction ceremony for the exceptional recruits who completed the grueling training to become Scarlet Guardians. Among these young elites is Yuito Sumeragi, the determined son of the nation's founder; at the age of five, he was rescued by a woman in the OSF. To repay this debt, he joins the organization, eager to put his training to good use. As he meets his new comrades, he faces a big problem—the woman who saved him years ago closely resembles one of his teammates. However, this should be the least of his worries—unbeknownst to him, a conspiracy is brewing, one with the capability to shake the entire country.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Scarlet Nexus is inspired by the Japanese action role-playing game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and Tose of the same name. Published by Bandai Namco Entertainment, the game was released just prior to the airing of the television series on June 25, 2021 for Windows, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Herek, Samantha
Assistant Producer
Nishimura, Hiroyuki
Director, Character Design
Tateishi, Yayoi
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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1: "Red Criminal" by THE ORAL CIGARETTES

Ending Theme

2: "Stranger" by Ayumu Imazu (今津渉) (eps (eps 14-??))
1: "Fire" by Yamato(.S)

Episode Videos


Jun 3, 2022
This review wants to be my personal experience with the IP of Scarlet Nexus, along with a disclaimer that aims to be an advice for the guys who want to watch this show.
As you may know, Scarlet Nexus is a game. It's quite rare for a game to get released along with an anime, so I was honestly excited and stunned by this fact. The game certainly is amazing and I loved it, but this is no place to talk about this.

Disclaimer if you want to watch the anime:
Play the game first. I played the game two times, both as Yuito and Kasane, the available ...
Jul 22, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/26 eps)
This anime had a potential at the start but it is very much rushed to the point where some people might find the show a drag to watch.
Might contain slight spoilers
Review as of Ep 4

Scarlet Nexus is an anime based on a game, I haven't played the game and this review is entirely based on what I have seen from the anime.

Starting off on the positive of this anime is that the intro is very nice and it had me banging my head to it every time I watched an episode.

Sound 9

Art style is fairly basic in my opinion with it not ...
Jan 4, 2022
I will try to keep this spoiler free and short! Since there are alot of reviews going in depth..

My overall feeling of this anime is very lackluster.. The story is somewhat decent, but the story telling is terrible.. Missing alot of character development, development of bonding between characters, fighting scenes are decent at best sometimes and worse than decent other times..

Wasn't sure if i wanted to give it 4 or 5 since the setting is interesting..

I haven't played the game, so my opinion isn't comparing the anime to the game at all.. But the anime from my point of view is pretty damn bad... ...

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