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Argento Soma (アルジェント ソーマ, Arujento Sōma) is a Japanese anime series that aired on TV Tokyo from October 6, 2000, to March 22, 2001. It was originally licensed by Bandai Entertainment in North America before going out of print in 2012. Following the 2012 closure of Bandai Entertainment, Sunrise announced at Otakon 2013, that Sentai Filmworks rescued the anime along with a handful of other former BEI titles.


In the year 2059, the earth has been plagued by aliens for several years. To learn more about these aliens, Dr. Noguchi and his assistants Maki Agata and Takuto Kaneshiro try to revive the professor's experiment, a large Bio-Mechanical alien named Frank. The alien comes to 'life' as the lab is destroyed in the process while the alien disappearing into the wilderness. While Frank roams the wilderness, he meets an emotionally distressed young girl named Hattie, whose parents are killed in the first 'close encounter' war. Oddly enough she is able to communicate with Frank and soon after they are taken into custody by a secret agency known only as 'Funeral'.

Meanwhile, Takuto, being as the sole survivor of the experiment, wakes up in a hospital bed with his life in shambles and his face disfigured. Motivated by vengeance and heartbreak, Takuto accepts an offer from the mysterious 'Mr. X' and receives a new identity as a ranking Funeral officer named Ryu Soma.

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