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In the year 200X, World War III began. Special bombs destroyed parts of cities such as Tokyo, leaving decimation in their wake. Decades later, ground zero in Tokyo – an isolated section known as the Black Spot – remains an enigma. Its residents known as Needless possess strange powers such as the ability to control fire or telekinesis, and are constantly hunted down by Simeon, a large pharmaceutical company with sinister motives and Needless of their own to do their bidding. Young Cruz is part of a resistance to fight against Simeon and its Needless figurehead leader, Adam Arclight; but after the resistance is brutally killed by Simeon’s minions, he finds himself saved by a motley crew: Professor Gido, scantily-clad Eve and badass Blade. Together, the gang fends off Simeon’s attacks and tries to discover the truth behind the corporation’s actions. What is Simeon really after, and why do they desperately want to find Fragments?

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    Episode 1

    Adam Blade

  • Eve Neuschwanstein image

    Episode 2

    Eve Neuschwanstein

  • Momiji Teruyama image

    Episode 3

    Momiji Teruyama

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    Episode 4

    Iron Mountain

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    Episode 5

    Simeon's Girl Squadron

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    Episode 6


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    Episode 7

    Adam Arklight

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    Episode 8

    Riru Roukakuji

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    Episode 9

    Shelter Number 3

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    Episode 10

    Seto and Solva

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    Episode 11

    Black Attraction

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    Episode 12


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    Episode 13


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    Episode 14

    Lilith Temptation

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    Episode 15

    Fourth Wave

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    Episode 16

    Aruka Schild

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    Episode 17


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    Episode 18

    Agni Schiwatas

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    Episode 19

    Positive Feedback Zero

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    Episode 20


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    Episode 21


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    Episode 22

    The Triple Six Committee

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    Episode 23


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    Episode 24

    Cruz Schild

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tehnominator's avatar by tehnominator on Jan 21, 2010
Score 7/10

Needless Review by tehnominator Thursday 21, 2010. Story:  7/10 Shounen anime have formulas. Rather, they have one formula, and every anime of the genre seems to add or take away certain tropes to make themselves "unique". At least, they try to be more unique than the preceding, popular generic shounen anime. Needless is the kind of anime that does not add all the typical... read more

Mageinta's avatar by Mageinta on Jul 2, 2014
Score 4/10

First Impression:
I haven't even watched 10 minutes of episode 1 and I can already tell it's going to be one of THOSE shows. How do I know this? Character names revealed: Adam, Eve, Cruz Schild (Cross Shield). There is a mechanized murder machine designed to kill "Needless" and do you know what's it called? "The Testament". The first big damn hero to come through is a PRIEST... read more

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