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: 5.671 (scored by 2055220,552 users)
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Ranked: #104032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2055
Members: 78,471
Favorites: 480

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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.

Episode Videos

Characters & Voice Actors


Nishimura, Hiroyuki
Director, Character Design
Tateishi, Yayoi
Sound Director
Nemoto, Toshizou
Script, Series Composition
Katou, Youichi
Script, Series Composition


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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)

Dec 23, 2021
KANLen09 (All reviews)
Oh good god, Sunrise, when will you ever learn to take a small pill of ego and just swallow it down your throat? Last Fall's King's Raid was a 26-episode boring snoozefest in the making to promote the South Korean game into Japanese shores, and now with the recent Bandai Namco and Tose released action-RPG game that has the anime adaptation released alongside to promote the game (much less the contained Easter Egg codes), Sunrise have basically shot themselves in the foot once again with yet another 26-epsiode near-abomination.

If there's one person to blame, blame it on Toshizou Nemoto, the male gender equivalence to Touko read more
Jan 4, 2022
SkillsBeyond (All reviews)
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... read more
Dec 24, 2021
edrage (All reviews)
It is a shame that they have such a good concept but it is completely wasted by a bad story. The development is quite rushed. They pose one thing and suddenly add others that are completely uncertain. Even if in the end not everything is fully explained. Why not focus primarily on developing a good central story and then leave a few loose ends for people to be excited to see. I love the idea and the design. But before the first dozen episodes they reveal where all this is going to end.

What a shame that they even launch a video game believing that people read more
Dec 23, 2021
robert788 (All reviews)
Scarlet Nexus (2021)

3 at a push.

The show as many will know is based on a JRPG so perhaps you think it will be about average since the game itself is pretty fun? Well, you would be wrong. The show is by far not the worst thing I have ever seen but it is far from the best. The story just feels overstretched and lacking any sort of soul.

The art used is actually fairly good, better than a 5 but then nothing special.

The OP and ED at pretty standard. The general sound effects suck like they really are not worthy of 2021, perhaps read more

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