Ex-Arm (stylized as EX-ARM) is a Japanese science fiction manga series written by HiRock and illustrated by Shinya Komi. The series is a remake of Komi's earlier manga Ex-Vita. It was serialized in Shueisha's seinen manga magazine Grand Jump from February 2015 to December 2017, and later on Shueisha's Shōnen Jump+ website from December 2017 to June 2019. Shueisha compiled its chapters into fourteen tankōbon volumes.
A sequel manga titled Ex-Arm EXA began in Grand Jump Mucha in August 2019.
An anime television series adaptation by Visual Flight premiered in January 2021.
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Manga[edit | edit source]
Ex-Arm is written by HiRock and illustrated by Shinya Komi. A first series, written and illustrated by Shinya Komi, titled Ex-Vita, was published in Shueisha's Miracle Jump from December 13, 2011 to April 30, 2013. Shueisha collected is chapters into two tankōbon volumes, published on August 17, 2012 and June 19, 2013. Ex-Arm was published in Shueisha's Grand Jump from February 18, 2015 to December 6, 2017. The series was then transferred to the Shōnen Jump+ website and app, and ran from December 20, 2017 to June 26, 2019. Shueisha collected its chapters into fourteen individual tankōbon volumes, released from June 19, 2015 to August 19, 2019.
A sequel series, titled Ex-Arm EXA, was serialized in Grand Jump Mucha from August 28, 2019 to February 27, 2021. The first collected tankōbon volume was released on December 18, 2020. The second volume will be released on March 18, 2021.
A manga adaptation of the novel EX-ARM the Novel Deus Ex Machina, titled Ex-Arm Another Code, was serialized in Shueisha's Ultra Jump from February 19 to November 19, 2020. The two collected tankōbon volumes were released on December 18, 2020 and January 19, 2021.
Novel[edit | edit source]
A novel titled EX-ARM the Novel Deus Ex Machina, written by Atarō Kumo, was published by Shueisha under its Jump J-Books imprint on December 19, 2018.
Anime[edit | edit source]
An anime television series adaptation was announced on the release of the manga's 12th volume on December 18, 2018. The series is produced by Visual Flight and directed by Yoshikatsu Kimura, with Tommy Morton in charge of the scripts and Sō Kimura as composer. The main staff of the series have no previous experience with working on anime. Originally set for a July 2020 release, the series premiered on January 11, 2021 on Tokyo MX, SUN, and BS Fuji due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The opening theme is "Rise Again" performed by AIRFLIP, while the ending theme is "Diamonds Shine" performed by Dizzy Sunfist. Despite the fact it is the best show ever, it seems people did not like the show. It is currently the 3rd worst ranked anime on MyAnimeList.net and the worst anime under the TV category.
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- This page was last edited on 10 February 2021, at 12:29 (UTC).
Staff[edit | edit source]
- Direction: Yoshikatsu Kimura
- Series Composition: Tommy Morton
- Original Character Design: Shin`ya Komi
- Music: So Kimura
- Animation Work: Visual Flight
Cast[edit | edit source]
Animation[edit | edit source]
The animation style feature in EX-ARM is known for the bold stylistic decision to blend 3D CGI and traditional 2D animation to create a unique visual style. While the animation has garnered some controversy for this radical new approach to animation, most professional anime critics have praised Visual Flight's willingness to experiment with new ideas.
A lot of fans are praising the impressive Eyecatchers made by Komi Shinya, the mangaka for Ex-Arm and many believe it to be the peak of the quality of the anime.
Music[edit | edit source]
- Opening theme: Rise Again by AIRFLIP
- Ending theme: Diamonds Shine by Dizzy Sunfist
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|#||Title||Air Date (Japanese)|
|01||Forbidden Weapon||January 11, 2021|
|02||Day of Judgement||January 18, 2021|
|03||Angel of Murder||January 25, 2021|
|04||February 1, 2021|
|05||Red-Hot Daydream!||February 8, 2021|
|06||EX-ARM Auction||February 15, 2021|
|07||Banquet of Fire||February 22, 2021|
|08||β ~Beta~||March 1, 2021|
|09||Savior of “Destruction”||March 8, 2021|
|10||Genes of the Original Sin||March 15, 2021|
|11||Proof of Humanity||March 22, 2021|
|12||A Giant Leap||March 29, 2021|