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Delayed EX-ARM Anime Sets January 2021 Premiere

Delayed EX-ARM Sets January 2021 Premiere DateEX-ARM, the anime adaptation of the manga from Shinya Komi and HiRock, was supposed to be on TV already, but then, y’know, stuff. Now we’ve learned that the series has finally locked up a premiere date (or month, anyway): January 2021.

The series will star Soma Saito as Akira Natsume, Mikako Komatsu as Minami Uezono and Akari Kito as Arma. It’ll stream on Crunchyroll as a Crunchyroll Original.

EX-ARM ran in Shueisha’s Grand Jump magazine and Shonen Jump+ digitally from 2015 to 2019, and its sequel series, EX-ARM EXA, is currently running in Grand Jump. Here’s the synopsis:

In the year 2014, a high school student who hates machines, Akira Natsume, wants to change himself for the better and tries to take the first step in doing that… But then he gets run over by a truck. Fast forward to 2030. A police officer named Minami Uezono and her partner, the android Alma, infiltrate the scene of a trade going on at Tokyo Harbor for an unknown weapon named “EX-ARM.” They are then attacked by an enemy armed with the “EX-ARM” No.08. Put in this life or death situation, they decide to activate the “EX-ARM” No.00 that they stole from the enemy, and…

Source: ANN

Matt Schley

Matt Schley (rhymes with "guy") lives in Tokyo, and has been OUSA's "man in Japan" since 2012. He's also written about anime and Japanese film for the Japan Times, Screen Daily and more.