In the year 2059, the earth has been plagued by aliens for several years. In an effort to learn more about these aliens, Dr. Noguchi and his assistants Maki Agata and Tukuto Kenishiro try to revive the professor's experiment, a large Bio-Mechanical alien named Frank. During this process the alien comes to 'life' and the lab is subsequently destroyed leaving Takuto the only survivor and the alien disappearing into the wilderness. While Frank roams the wilderness he meets Hattie, an emotionally distressed young girl 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 wakes up in a hospital bed with his life in shambles, and his face disfigured. Motivated by vengeance and heart break, Takuto accepts an offer from the mysterious 'Mr. X' and receives a new identity as a ranking Funeral officer named Ryu Soma.

Hannah's comments: Quite an interesting story. Usually sci-fi stories mostly contains robots, but Argento Soma contains drama scenes, unexpected actions and behaviours and let you think what can be possible or not. The background music was so-so, over all Argento Soma was good animated, but some things, like Frank, and the robots were ugly. I think the yellow/orange UFO-robots were best cartooned and also their sound. Some of the persons were also quite bad animated. The environment was nice. Story contained some strange parts, even now I don´t understand "Mr X" purpose and how he could disappear for a moment and in the next second be there. Also I didn´t understand the word "Argento". I have seen so many animé now, that I can relate them to other animés or make me think of another. This time some parts reminds me about Neon Genesis Evangelion. Over all a good robot, sci-fi animé, but I have seen many others which I can recommend instead.

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