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Japanese: エクセプション


Type: ONA
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 13, 2022
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Bakken Record, 5 Inc.
Source: Original
Genre: Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 29 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.441 (scored by 21242,124 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #71012
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #7054
Members: 8,257
Favorites: 18

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Episodes: /8


In the distant future, human beings have been forced to leave earth and migrate to another galaxy. An advanced team of spacecraft arrives at a planet that is to be terraformed. Each member of the team is output by a biological 3D printer.

(Source: Netflix)

Characters & Voice Actors


Honda, Makoto
Satou, Yuuzou
Script, Original Creator
Amano, Yoshitaka
Original Character Design


Opening Theme

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"Opening for "Exception"" by Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ending Theme

"Ending for "Exception"" by Ryuichi Sakamoto


Oct 13, 2022
Animation's framerate is not high so watching it on 1.5 speed really helps show to be enjoyable.
There are multiple science-fiction genres in this show.
Biotechnology and neuroscience is super advanced, space travel and physics are also advanced. Has is own unique atmosphere.
Each character has differences and unique principle.
There is also one more thing which is too important; printing weapons is forbidden besides they do not want to solve their problem with complete violence. But you will see progression of how and when they decided to switch to brute force. Storyline was good and immersive. It was not cliche. However ending was not unique.
Oct 17, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Most reviews here scored this with a 7 but in my opinion it's a mediocre 5.
It could have potential to be better but unfortunately, nothing was new.

That 3dcgi design is not for everyone (in my opinion, sometimes it was even worse than Berserk since it was mentioned somewhere), it felt like bad copy of some evil Disney princess or Barbie colorful character with magic butterflies and stuff and made it somehow unpleasant to watch. It did'nt fit with the theme while it could've been better, like for example in Ling Long or Hei Men, if we want to talk about 3d scifis.

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Mar 26, 2023
Exception is unwatchable, even at 1.5x speed as people recommend to try and get past the awkward, slow and stilted animation style that they're going for.

I only decided to watch this after how bad "Make My Day" was so I wanted a bit of background on the studio and it's somehow far worse than even that trainwreck of a show. At least Make My Day was sometimes funny bad and had a fairly decent pace to it even if it occasionally crashed into a wall, this show is so slow paced that if a competent studio had worked on it, they could've got it out ...

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