Our brain is just like a human hard disk where all our memories are safely stored. But what if we had the technology to access this memory after death?
In the upcoming anime adaptation of EX-ARM manga, high school student Akira Natsume is turned into an AI by transplanting his brain into a superweapon. Yes, totally opposite to what happened to Vision from MARVEL Universe.
Although the plot sounds interesting, fans are already dissatisfied because of the sloppy CG animation we saw in the trailer videos. The anime will premiere on the Tokyo MX and Sun TV channels on January 10, 2021.
On Wednesday, the anime adaptation of Shinya Komi and HiRock’s EX-ARM manga posted a new official promotional video. The franchise also revealed the new cast members for Elmira and Throughhand.
The promotional video features the anime’s ending theme titled “Diamonds Shine” by Dizzy Sunfist.
Here, Akira’s consciousness lies within a weapon, and we also get a glimpse of all the main characters. The video features some of the intense CG fight scenes that we can expect from the anime.
The anime was initially scheduled to release in July 2020 but got delayed multiple times due to COVID19 pandemic situations.
It is a Crunchyroll Original series and will be streamed worldwide, excluding Asia. The staff cast details are already revealed.
|Akira Natsume||Sōma Saitō||Yuno (Black Clover)|
|Minami Uezono||Mikako Komatsu||Lupusregina Beta (Overlord)|
|Arma||Akari Kitō||Nezuko Kamado (Demon Slayer)|
|Soushi Shiga||Daisuke Namikawa||Toru Oikawa (Haikyuu)|
|Chikage Rokuoin||Sumire Uesaka||Shalltear Bloodfallen (Overlord)|
|Alisa Himegami||Yui Ishikawa||Mikasa Ackerman (Attack on Titan)|
|Kimura||Taku Yashiro||Vulcan (Fire force)|
|Kondo||Shōmaru Zōza||Police Officer B (Ghost in the Shell: SAC_2045)|
|Shūichi Natsume||Koji Yusa||Gin Ichimaru (Bleach)|
|Sōma||Yu Kobayashi||Sasha Blouse (Attack on Titan)|
|Yggdrasil||Miyu Tomita||Ebisu (Dorohedoro)|
|Kaori Munakata||Satomi Arai||Beatrice (Re:ZERO -Starting Life in Another World)|
|Elmira||Azumi Waki||Rem Galleu (How NOT to Summon a Demon Lord)|
|Throughhand||Takaya Kuroda||Simon Brezhnev (Durarara!!)|
|Director||Yoshikatsu Kimura||20th Century Boys live-action|
|Series Composition||Tommy Morton||--|
Ex-Arm anime series is expected to follow Akira’s journey with Minami and Alma to regain his lost memories and unravel what happened these past years.
The cyberpunk series and its animation somehow remind us of Ghost in the Shell anime. If you are looking for a sci-fi story with a touch of mystery elements, this is the perfect one for you.
With about fourteen complete tankobon volumes to adapt, the upcoming anime holds a lot of promise.
Created by Shinya Komi and HiRock, the Ex-Arm manga started serialization in 2015. It will be adapted into anime series in 2021.
Set in the year 2030, the story follows Akira Natsume, a high school boy who seemingly died in a traffic accident 16-years ago.
Only to know that his brain was taken out and had become a part of an advanced weapon.
Akira co-operates with the EX-ARM Countermeasure Division to regain his lost memories and body