The winter 2021 anime adaptation of the Ex-Arm property is getting its home video release handled by VAP. Originally set for the summer 2020 season, the series was moved to the fall season earlier and then found itself a home as a part of the Winter 2021 season with a January 10th, 2021 debut. Now, the home video release has been scheduled with VAP opting for a complete Blu-ray box set for it. The set is scheduled for a July 21st, 2021 debut where it’ll be priced at 28,000 yen.
As we’re closing in on that release now with it just a few weeks away, the official site has rolled out a look at the main cover and the full packaging spread.
The show has Yoshikatsu Kimura on board to direct with scripts coming through Tommy Morton. Visual Flight is handling the animation production. Kimura is known for directing the live-action adaptations of 20th Century Boys and Ajin films.
The cast includes Sōma Saitō as Akira Natsume, Mikako Komatsu as Minami Uezono, Akari Kitō as Arma, Daisuke Namikawa as Soushi Shiga, Sumire Uesaka as Chikage Rokuoin, Yui Ishikawa as Alisa Himegami, Taku Yashiro as Kimura, Shōmaru Zōza as Kondo, Koji Yusa as Shūichi Natsume, Yu Kobayashi as Sōma, Miyu Tomita as Yggdrasil, Satomi Arai as Kaori Munakata, Azumi Waki as Elmira, and Takaya Kuroda as Throughhand.
The opening theme song “Rise Again” will be performed by Airflip, we now know that Dizzy Sunfist is on board for the ending theme song with “Diamonds Shine.”
The manga from Shinya Komi and HiRock began in 2015 and has fourteen volumes to date.
Plot Concept: 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…