Ars no Kyojuu

Giant Beasts of Ars

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Japanese: アルスの巨獣
English: Giant Beasts of Ars
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 7, 2023 to Mar 25, 2023
Premiered: Winter 2023
Broadcast: Saturdays at 01:25 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Asahi Production
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, FantasyFantasy
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.061 (scored by 1385013,850 users)
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Ranked: #91702
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Popularity: #3398
Members: 43,231
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In the world of Ars, humans lead a decades-long war against giant beasts that ravage the lands and feed on their resources. Those tasked with fighting them are champions called nagimori, who utilize the destructive power of kannagi: beings gifted with uncontrollable magical powers.

While mourning the death of his war partner, former nagimori Jiiro crosses paths with Kuumi, a young woman who has just awakened her magical powers. After the pair form a contract to save the city from a giant beast attack, Jiiro learns that Kuumi has escaped a laboratory and is being hunted by the underlings of Mezami, the head of the research facility.

Reluctantly agreeing to help Kuumi flee from her pursuers, Jiiro starts traveling with his new partner and her friend Myaa, a young girl with a cat headdress. As the unlikely trio wanders the Arsian lands, top officials begin setting their plans into motion—and the group of adventurers soon discover that men are to be feared more than monsters.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Ars no Kyojuu was released on Blu-ray in two volumes from May 31, 2023, to June 28, 2023.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kiyokawa, Motomu


Mizunaka, Masaaki

Baban's Wife

Nakahara, Mai


Nomura, Kenji


Watai, Kanato



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""Hengen Jizai (変幻自在)" by PENGUIN RESEARCH

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Oct 15, 2023
This is a pretty darn enjoyable anime. The plotline felt fresh and the characters each seemed to have realistic motivations. The world is well-outlayed, and there's a healthy balance between seriousness and lightheartedness. It never felt like the shounen MC was too OP on his own, or that anyone was having too easy of a time. The ending felt a little rushed but it also left the door open for greater explanations. The politics and negotiation are well done, and I like that they don't under-write the character's plans and schemes. Also, the ero-fanservice is pretty minimal, with there ...
Mar 24, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Beast of Ars felt like a JRPG consisting of colorful and visually attractive main characters, with a fairly interesting setting and lore, but with the gameplay being an afterthought, and having dungeons and bosses that are nerfed to "Baby Mode".

It's been tagged as Action, Adventure, Fantasy Anime. But it barely got any "ACTION" as it only had a few battle scenes which only lasted a few minutes, if not seconds when it does happen. It is also lacking in the "ADVENTURE" aspect since they barely struggled to get to their 'Main Story Quests' destinations. And the closest to "FANTASY" it got was making me fantasize ...
Apr 14, 2023
"Finally, a fantasy anime that goes: We don't need to copy every other fantasy Isekai world to ever be made...let's copy Attack on Titan instead!"
- Gigguk, Winter 2023 In A Nutshell

I'm always pumped for original shows that pleads its case to showcase something that is different to diversify the season that it came out on. And Ars no Kyojuu a.k.a Giant Beasts of Ars, made from the minds of studio Asahi Production and internet company (from parent company-cum-producer DMM Pictures)...other than it being more Monster Hunter than AOT, is sadly yet another waste of opportunity for a rounded ringleader idea of sorts than it ...

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