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Genres: action, drama, science fiction
Themes: developing powers, fighting, post-apocalyptic, superpowers
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 26
Vintage: 2001-07-04 to 2001-12-26

Plot Summary: A strange environmental phenomenon 22 years ago in the Kanazawa prefecture caused the land to split and protrude upwards reaching unprecedented heights, creating the secluded area known as The Lost Ground. Kazuma is a young mercenary who lives in the Lost Ground, looking for any work he can find to sustain his livelihood within the harsh environment. He is one of the few people that are gifted with the Alter ability, which allows him to plaster his right arm and torso with a metallic alloy. When this mercenary encounters HOLY, an order whose purpose is to suppress and capture what they call Native Alter Users, and one of the elite members of HOLY, Ryuho, an epic rivalry begins.

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I once saw a hilarious short AMV to this. I thought that it was in AMV Hell but I can’t find it yet. It’s like that “Old Bandai Trailer” in the OP (which doesn’t appear to have shown up) lol.


It’s the more serious Needless. Will rebuy, to replace my lost set.


I was never able to get into this on Adult Swim, but I don’t think I was able to watch it in order and only ever viewed a few episodes. I will give it another try once it hits TV or streams again.


It’s a decent show though I found it easier to take in a marathon viewing over one episode a week.

I know I will replace my set since it really has player compatibly issues. If they do Blu-ray I somehow remember the Japanese release having video issues or something.