EX-ARM TV Anime Comes from the Future to Premiere in January 2021 (Update: Staff and Studio Announced)
The Crunchyroll Original was previously scheduled for Fall 2020
8/31/20: Updated to include the newly announced staff member and anime studio.
After a delay from July 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic Crunchyroll Original TV anime EX-ARM will finally make its futuristic debut in January 2021. The series was previously scheduled to be released in fall 2020 but has since moved to January 2021. More staff and the studio have been announced for the 3DCG series as well.
EX-ARM is adapting the manga series by written by HiRock and illustrated by Shinya Komi, and delivers a futuristic cyberpunk series thanks to the voices of Soma Saito (Hermes in Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?) as Akira, Mikako Komatsu (Saika in My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU) as Minami, and Akari Kito (Kotoko in In/Spectre) as Alma.
Joining Yoshikatsu Kimura as the director is Tommy Morton looking after the series composition and F-ZERO X Soundtrack composer Sou Kimura on music. EX-ARM will be animated at 3DCG anime studio Visual Flight.
Crunchyroll will be streaming EX-ARM worldwide except Asia when the series premieres in January 2021 and describe it as such:
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...
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