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In a world of nano-machines, cybernetic assassins, powerful telekinetic opponents, and secret organization dedicated to bringing forth the next evolution of humankind, children arms transform into grotesquely deformed superweapons.

In 1999, ARMS received the Shogakukan Manga Award for shounen.


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Associated Names
Project Arms

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Latest Release(s)
v.19 by Manga-Sketchbook (2645d ago)
v.18 by Manga-Sketchbook (2827d ago)
v.17 by Manga-Sketchbook (2947d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
22 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8 / 10.0 (130 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.74 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 29th 2015, 5:35pm PST



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English Publisher
Viz (22 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #1114 increased(+142)
Monthly Pos #2042 increased(+376)
3 Month Pos #3081 increased(+813)
6 Month Pos #5042 increased(+312)

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On 388 reading lists
On 357 wish lists
On 261 completed lists
On 36 unfinished lists
On 118 custom lists

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i jus love this series and want to know you're opinion :) go ahead ares6 :p 3153 days, 5 hours, 23 minutes ago

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Rating: N/A
by kero552
July 9th, 2008, 4:14pm
Heroes defeat the boss, new appears and "show your opponent light and turn him to the good" stereotypes really ruin it. OK, one maybe two, but it happens to every enemy they encounter.
Fighting scenes and art is nice, storyline is interesting.
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Oh GOD!!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TimeManInJail
December 16th, 2007, 3:56pm
THIS IS ON GOOOOOOOD SHIIIIT....forgive me about that.. hehehe
I really like it especially the humanity part and the ideals of scientist to seek "truth"
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Maian
November 4th, 2007, 3:47pm
Extremely good graphics.

Very typical shounen (powerups, "fight for your nakama", willpower=strength, honorable fighting is supreme, etc). The "defeat boss-meet new boss-repeat" cycle of shounen manga usually annoys me, but this manga does a good effort of masking the repetitiveness.

Can't help but feel that the characters are somewhat flat despite all the character development, especially the knight guy. Too stereotypical, I guess? Characters do die though - that's a plus (too unrealistic otherwise). The main character Ryo is also good.

Author is clearly an X-Men fan. Seems heavily inspired from American superhero comics.

Being a scientific person, I found some of the scientific explanations amusing. Some were obviously far-fetched to me, to say the least, but I don't let this stuff detract from my enjoyment of it.

The story gets far better later on, tying up all the events that have already occurred so far. It even explains some of the shounen aspects, like while they've been fighting progressively harder enemies instead of getting killed early by the superbosses. I really liked volume 10, which had some very stylistic scenes. The volumes where their past is explained were also nice, since it provided a good break from all the fighting.

EDIT: more thoughts

... Last updated on November 5th, 2007, 1:42pm
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Starts average, develops into a great science fiction manga   
Rating: N/A
by ChaperonNoir
June 11th, 2007, 9:55am
This manga starts average and then develops into a great science fiction manga. The story makes a lot of references to Alice in Wonderland =)

6 volumes left to scanlate !
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Rating: N/A
by Dax Baxter
January 30th, 2007, 10:52pm
usually im not a fan of action manga, but this just blew me away, the art is so-so but the storyline is amazing, this manga is a must read!

... Last updated on April 21st, 2007, 10:13am
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Project Arms   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
December 2nd, 2006, 11:29am
Pretty nice manga.
Good fight scenes, and the story is nice to.
Just didnt liked that dragon ball feeling like.. always a stronger guy appears.
But its a nice reading for seinen/shounen fans.
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Masterpiece & Great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by 13th Hiko Seijuro
November 5th, 2006, 1:35am
a really great manga... it is the story and action is what makes it great. if you were not satisfied with what you saw in the anime then you must read it!! its more deep and detailed.

... Last updated on January 7th, 2012, 11:00am
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Project ARMS   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lordspazmonkey
October 1st, 2006, 9:18am
this kicks ass, this is one of the best mangas i have ever read so far except for my personal favourite Love Hina of course but this manga really is the best you must give it a go
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Project Arms   
Rating: N/A
by dule
April 22nd, 2006, 2:34pm
Not the very best, but definitely a solid read. The plot develops well, and the cast of characters are interesting (yet somewhat flat somehow).

The mysteries, the search for answers, and the difficult situations in which the characters come across make this manga an enjoyable read.
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Rating: N/A
by MGW
April 17th, 2006, 1:57am
Great manga!
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