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  • TV-14
  • 2008
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (524)

Xam'd is an anime series that premiered in 2008. It is a science fiction action-adventure story that combines elements of drama and fantasy, set in a world where humans and creatures called "Hiruko" coexist. The series follows the story of a young boy named Akiyuki Takehara, who becomes a Xam'd, a powerful being with the ability to turn both his arms into weapons.

The story begins with Akiyuki living a normal life on the island of Sentan, where he attends school and lives with his mother and father. However, his life takes a dramatic turn when he is caught up in a terrorist attack that transforms him into a Xam'd. As he struggles to understand his new powers, Akiyuki is forced to leave his home and embarks on a journey to discover his true identity and the secrets of the world around him.

Akiyuki is not the only Xam'd in the world. There are others like him, and they are pursued by a mysterious organization called the Southern Government. The government wants to capture Xam'ds and use their powers for their own purposes. Akiyuki finds himself caught between two opposing groups, the Southern Government and the Northern Government, with his fate and the fate of the world in the balance.

The series has a cast of compelling characters that accompany Akiyuki on his journey, each with their own motivations and secrets. One of the most interesting characters is Haru, a girl who is searching for her missing brother and ends up joining Akiyuki on his quest. Other characters include Nakiami, a mysterious girl who serves as Akiyuki's mentor; Ishuu, a member of the Northern Government who initially captures Akiyuki; and Furuichi, a soldier in the Southern Government who befriends Akiyuki.

One of the most impressive aspects of Xam'd is its animation. The series was produced by studio Bones, which is known for its high-quality animation work. The animation is smooth and detailed, with vibrant colors and impressive action sequences. The Hiruko creatures are particularly well-designed, ranging from small, cute creatures to large, intimidating beasts.

The series also features a stunning soundtrack, composed by Michiru Oshima. The music ranges from epic orchestral themes to more subdued and atmospheric pieces, adding depth and emotion to the story. The opening theme, "Shut Up and Explode" by Boom Boom Satellites, is a high-energy rock song that perfectly captures the series' tone.

In addition to its impressive animation and soundtrack, Xam'd also explores complex themes such as identity, family, and the consequences of war. Akiyuki's journey is not just a physical one, but also an emotional one as he grapples with the reality of his new powers and the decisions he must make. The series also delves into the histories and motivations of its many characters, adding depth and nuance to the story.

Overall, Xam'd is a well-crafted and epic anime series that is sure to entertain fans of science fiction, action, and drama. With its stunning animation, compelling characters, and thought-provoking themes, it is a journey that viewers won't soon forget.

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The Great Rock and the Girl
26. The Great Rock and the Girl
February 4, 2009
Akiyuki strikes a bargain with the Hiruken Emperor in order to save the world.
Nakiami and Sannova
25. Nakiami and Sannova
January 28, 2009
Akiyuki brings the fullness of his Xam'd powers to stop the Hiruken Emperor's attack.
Voices from Beyond
24. Voices from Beyond
January 21, 2009
Now overtaken by grief and her new powers as a test type Xam'd, Midori wreaks havoc on the warfront.
Hiruken Emperor Born
23. Hiruken Emperor Born
January 14, 2009
The Hiruken Emperor reveals himself at last, and the crew of the Zanbani suffers a devastating casualty.
Tojiro and Ryuzo
22. Tojiro and Ryuzo
January 7, 2009
When Shiroza finds he cannot convince Akiyuki and Haru to join his cause, he takes drastic measures against them.
Sanctuary Breached
21. Sanctuary Breached
December 31, 2008
Lord Azami reveals he knows the real reason for General Kakisu's bloodlust. Shiroza takes Akiyuki deep inside enemy lines.
Watered With Tears
20. Watered With Tears
December 24, 2008
The Far East Autonomy begins their deadly air strike forcing Kujireika to retaliate.
Sudden Outbreak: Romance Flowers Bloom
19. Sudden Outbreak: Romance Flowers Bloom
December 17, 2008
A captured enemy brings Professor Kanba to his knees and pushes General Kakisu to a dangerous rage.
What Can You See from There?
18. What Can You See from There?
December 10, 2008
When Nakiami returns to Tessik, their leader Kujireika tries to persuade her to join their tribe.
Lambs to the Altar
17. Lambs to the Altar
December 3, 2008
Akiyuki seems to recover under the care of a kindly but mysterious woman. Kakisu pressures Kanba to accelerate his dangerous experiments.
Burning in Our Wake
16. Burning in Our Wake
November 26, 2008
Sukakki enlists Midori in a dangerous military experiment, while Akiyuki is purchased by a mysterious stranger.
Souls at Peace
15. Souls at Peace
November 19, 2008
Akiyuki is captured by slave traders while Nakiami befriends a young boy who is also possessed by Xam'd.
Cerulean Skies
14. Cerulean Skies
November 12, 2008
Furuichi's jealousy of Akiyuki begins to exert a dark and dangerous power over the Xam'd within him.
Running Barefoot
13. Running Barefoot
November 5, 2008
When Nakiami and Akiyuki return to Sentan Island, they find Furuichi has experienced a dangerous transformation.
Flowers Blooming in the Dark
12. Flowers Blooming in the Dark
October 29, 2008
After the Zanbani crashes, the crew begins making repairs. But Nakiami and Akiyuki decide to strike out on their own.
Assault: the Zanbani
11. Assault: the Zanbani
October 29, 2008
The Zanbani is attacked by a squadron of humanforms. The mysterious leader of the humanforms demand to have the Xam'd turned over to them.
Moving On
10. Moving On
October 22, 2008
The truth about Raigyo's connection with the Xam'd is revealed. And Akiyuki finds a reluctant mentor.
The Astonishing Raigyo
9. The Astonishing Raigyo
October 22, 2008
The crew of the Zanbani celebrates the return of Raigyo. Dr. Kanba begins to use the green soulstone to perfect the anti-humanform weapons.
Showdown at Tsumebara Pass
8. Showdown at Tsumebara Pass
October 15, 2008
When the tracking device fails, Nakiami sets out to find Akiyuki. Also, Haru and Furuichi's mission to find an ASP suit is only a cover for a much darker purpose for General Kakisu.
Guardians of Stone
7. Guardians of Stone
October 15, 2008
When the Free Zone military attacks a humanform, they discover a shocking secret about the creature they mean to destroy. Akiyuki begins a dangerous mission.
Live Fire
6. Live Fire
October 8, 2008
Akiyuki's friends join the Free Zone military. And Nakiami disobeys Captain Ishu in order to save a humanform from turning into stone.
Shattered Bonds
5. Shattered Bonds
October 8, 2008
Nakiami has a secret meeting with the black market pirate Zeygend. And the military begin using innocent Islanders in their humanform experiments.
4. Enlightenment
October 1, 2008
A mysterious seer helps Akiyuki discover clues about the purpose of the Xam'd. Meanwhile, the Free Zone military builds an anti-humanform base.
The Way to Freedom
3. The Way to Freedom
October 1, 2008
Though Nakiami tries to help Akiyuki control the Xam'd within him, the deadly humanforms are still drawn to its power.
Blackout On Sentan Island
2. Blackout On Sentan Island
September 24, 2008
Akiyuki is taken aboard the air ship Zanbani to control the dangerous power of the mysterious mecha within him.
Xam'd at the Dawn of War
1. Xam'd at the Dawn of War
September 24, 2008
When a peaceful island is dragged into a violent war, a young boy transforms into a powerful mecha/human hybrid known as Xam'd.
  • Premiere Date
    September 24, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (524)